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Water Works / Water Works Trash and Baskets
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:17:25 pm »
Thanks to Mark Mills, Kujo, Jamie Barry, Mike Fenton, Danny Rodriguez, and Ryan Keck for their help with WW this weekend and today. Mark and Kujo are moving some baskets today and all the trash cans have been emptied and bags carried to the street.

If you are out there playing, any help is appreciated and if you pack it out, pack it in. Also, we carried a lot of bottles out yesterday. Please no bottles, or take em with you.

Pete Cashen is working on signage, and we will spread the word.

General Banter / Re: Help with a few events in January
« on: January 09, 2015, 10:15:54 am »
The club provides utensils, bowls, crackers, cheese, etc.

Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2015
« on: December 24, 2014, 12:09:03 am »
Thanks Tracy. It'll be good for new members to get an idea of what this event is.

IMO, a good team captain can create match ups so that even a good casual player can help his/her team.

Why would a casual golfer be playing in it? Other than qualifying at an event or being picked by a captain to help the team win?

Because there are not 32 professional disc golfers in Kansas City. There are some good casual players in the mix as well. Maybe I am wrong, but I can only think of a few pro's in town.

My other point was a good captain recognizes opportunities and threats by knowing the players. Who can do that for the East? Meanwhile, Joe has shown us he is the best pick for the West.

General Banter / Re: Charitable Giving as a part of events
« on: December 23, 2014, 02:49:05 pm »
I'm gonna be crazy and address the original topic  ;)

I get the feeling that those of us who give on an annual basis already have the charities we want to support. I like to see my dollar go as far as possible and am quite picky about to whom I donate. Having said that, the KCFDC does state in its mission that it supports charity events such as Ice Bowl. It also states the desire for competition. For example, FLHW is great event, but I never went into it thinking about winning. I was there to play and give money to a cause.

Our mission:
     To provide an exceptional disc golf experience in Kansas City while focusing on competition, conservation, education, partnerships, and philanthropy. We strive to make disc golf attractive to all local players, help our parks, and entice others to visit!

The KCFDC does this via:
Partnerships with Our Neighborhood Associations
Sponsoring Disc Golf Events
Course Maintenance
Relationships with City and County governments
Charity donations


Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2015
« on: December 23, 2014, 02:43:29 pm »
Thanks Tracy. It'll be good for new members to get an idea of what this event is.

IMO, a good team captain can create match ups so that even a good casual player can help his/her team.

Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2015
« on: December 22, 2014, 11:14:35 pm »
So who's running this now? Not team captains, but the big picture. Serious question. Tracy? I'd love to see juniors and women added to the format. Great suggestion Joe! 20 player teams. I think this town can support that.

One bit of advice, don't follow the other guy's lead. Your strategy is up to you East Side.

Opinion, the year I played in this event I qualified at a club league. Not a sanctioned event. I had no chance last year as I didn't want to or couldn't play in the qualifiers. There's a lot to be said for having so many leagues at so many great courses.

I love the random draw match play format too! It adds just enough randomness in the context of  the event format. This will bring the wild card players. Very nice addition there.

General Banter / Re: KCFDC...the app?
« on: December 22, 2014, 10:08:29 pm »
Sounds like TheViolator is ready to join the Tech Team. Just saying.

Old Pike / Dec 2nd Glow sponsored by the KCFDC and DG Nomad
« on: November 30, 2014, 07:08:05 pm »
Come out to Old Pike this Tuesday for DG Nomad glow round. We will "light up" all 18 baskets with the DG Nomad chains and lights.
This event sponsored by the KCFDC and DG Nomad.

Winter Leagues / Remaining Glow Dates
« on: November 28, 2014, 07:01:21 pm »
We are looking for someone to run the remaining KCFDC glow dates;
DEC 20   Rosedale
JAN 24   Swope
FEB 21   Liberty
MAR 21   SMP

Ben Crosby has other responsibilities to take care of and we'd appreciate anyone who would like to help. I am unable to, otherwise, I would.
This would mean coordinating the set up and return of all the chains and lights. I am guessing a three to six man team can get this fairly quickly if planned in advance. We will provide a payout sheet and all that jazz. Interested in helping out? Contact me or just respond here.

I am planning on running a couple of glow leagues soon; one at Old Pike and the other at WW. Details to follow.

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Ice Bowl
« on: November 22, 2014, 04:35:42 pm »
Good point Nate. It could be something to consider for this year.

General Banter / Re: Disc Vending Machine
« on: November 22, 2014, 04:32:39 pm »
The other big issue from the KCFDC view is we already have excellent partnerships with disc retailers here in KC. I didn't make a lot of sense with all the other ways to go out and buy discs in KC. But hey, if the membership wants to explore it again, then a volunteer should take a look at the ups/downs/strengths, and so on of it.

One other thing, in KCMO the KCFDC pays a percentage of "in park" income to the city of KCMO per our agreement with P&R.

General Banter / Re: The 'Official' ACE Thread!
« on: November 04, 2014, 02:50:32 pm »
Like Timko acing WW 17 on the peninsula with a skip off the green. That is obviously so ace-able.

I think clean politics, or honest politics, or transparent politics would be oxymoron-ish.

I have played a bit of this course, and ridden all the trails. Cool set up out there. I think I'll try to play this one.

General Banter / November 15th Club Elections/ Voting Item
« on: October 23, 2014, 02:52:45 pm »
KCFDC Club Elections

November 15th Westport Flea Market Banquet Room 4:00-8:00

Once again, the KCFDC hopes a free meal will bring a large turnout for this year’s elections. “Drinks” are on you. The KCFDC has got the rest.

Current club members attend for free. Not current? Re-up or pay 10 bucks for dinner.

The Chiefs and Royals baskets will be raffled that night. Yes, the baskets are going that night. Bag tags are also available that evening.

4:00 -5:00 Disc Swap Meet - Bring what you want to sell or trade. Bring what you think someone will want or throw, not your junk. This will last from 4:00-5:00 and can reconvene after club business and elections.

5:00 -6:00 Dinner- Flea Market burgers, chicken breasts, roasted potatoes, salad, ice, tea and coffee. Alcoholic drinks not included.

6:00 -8:00 Club Business, Nominations, Elections, Basket Raffle, and Results. Disc Swap Meet continues.

There are five positions to fill this year.

Nominees do not to be present. A proxy member will stand in and speak for him/her. Anyone interested in self-nominating can email:


There is a motion to amend our Bylaws, and this must go to general membership and members will vote on this at our meeting.

Article V covers Officers.
Sections 6 through 9 cover the duties of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
It was amended last year (2013) to include: "This office must be held by a board member who attributes less than 51% of their income to disc golf related industries."

The proposal is to eliminate this clause and allow anyone who is elected by the membership to serve in any Board position.

A bit of background is in order. When Jack and Tavish worked with our current attorney to file for a 501 C 3. I believe it was the attorney's suggestion to include the original clause that forbade anyone who made most of their living from disc golf to be elected to the Board.

Last year's (2013) Board softened this by allowing such people to at least serve on the Board, but only as At-large Members.

The motion is to amend the bylaws to eliminate the clause that reads "This office must be held by a board member who attributes less than 51% of their income to disc golf related industries." from sections 6, 7, 8 and 9 in Article V.

Cliff Drive / Re: Shared Use- MTBs and Disc Golf
« on: October 10, 2014, 09:34:13 pm »
I just didn't like the idea of losing DG holes over it. Even if the MTB dudes ride right down the fairway on 7 or 8 at Cliff, it ain't like there's going to be a steady stream of them all day long. Let them ride through and then play the hole, not complicated at all.


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