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Swope / Re: Swope League 2013
« on: June 03, 2013, 10:00:41 pm »
So, no response means Swope League is at Old Pike this week.

In the future, I would like to see Likert scales for each question to better inform Jack's data. This will encourage him to expound more than ever.

Swope / Re: Number 11 tee
« on: May 31, 2013, 08:15:47 pm »
I made it out to the beautiful Swope gully course this afternoon and while it was wet in the low lands, it was so green and vibrant I didn't mind a bit.

The small rock retaining wall on 11 is a double sided coin. It doesn't look great as of now, but someone did take to initiative and volunteered to do it. We can make it better in the next week with some help and communication. 

Swope / Re: Swope League 2013
« on: May 31, 2013, 11:02:26 am »
I am back in town, and I am willing to run it this week if people want to play. If not, we will continue the urban reciprocity agreement with Old Pike.

Shout out for Swope if you want league this week, please.

Swope / Re: Number 11 tee
« on: May 31, 2013, 11:01:08 am »
I am going out there today. Maybe this can be addressed at next week's workday, but yes Mark is correct it should look good and it seems there was no communication about the work. Personal leadership is always to be commended, and good communication is right there too.

Beginners / Re: High School kids
« on: May 07, 2013, 11:21:42 pm »
Swope. Yes. When? I am sure the gulley course could get some experienced and into education golfers to help out. You'd probably only need 3 or 4 people to help with such a small group. How many rounds? Picnic/BBQ midday with some disc related activities?
Depending on when it is, I can help.

Swope / Re: Swope League 2013
« on: May 07, 2013, 09:37:43 pm »
Looks like I missed a great group at the gully course tonight. Next week.

Tournaments / Re: Disc Golf Day - Sunday May 5 - Swope Park!!!!
« on: May 06, 2013, 01:29:32 pm »
WOW to Tavish, Fred, and the gang. You have raised the bar for Disc Golf Days to come. This is was an exceptionally good event. Thank you for all you do!

General Banter / Re: stolen basket
« on: May 03, 2013, 08:50:55 pm »
Please don't encourage him.

El viento es mi amigo.

Masculine and feminine articles must agree in Spanish. "Accuracy matters," said the native who lost his arrow.

Tournaments / Re: 2013 Kansas City Team Challenge
« on: May 02, 2013, 02:11:28 pm »
Cool. Thanks I agree. How about next Thursday?

Innova  and schwag around these parts. I wish I could make this one. I have to miss Thornfield twice in two weeks. What a shame.

Found and Lost / Blue Blizzard Wraith Swope League
« on: April 30, 2013, 09:17:45 pm »
So I never threw the disc at league. I guess it fell out at some point. Name is on the inside rim w/ tel #. Good karma if returned.

Water Works / Re: Water Works League - 04/25/2013
« on: April 26, 2013, 06:22:03 pm »
I say we throw out Jake's score.  Clearly that's an outlier intended to skew the stats for everyone else. 

As long as you're throwing out the outliers, I guess you could throw out my 65. ;). With so many local faces, it was a fun night of golf.

Cliff Drive / Re: Shame-so many should feel it....
« on: April 23, 2013, 04:34:46 pm »
This thread sums it all up. A bunch of people with opinions, a few with facts, and poor communication and misunderstandings.

The mission statement was the first thing I worked on the board to provide a focus for all to work towards. Yet, we have a lot more to do with the old leadership and new in this organization. Cooper, I know you live in Lawrence but I could see getting involved at that level. My two cents.

The bottom line is to do the work and communicate with the CC's, hence, the club. If we want to be a leading organization we have act like one and keep our online personalities with our face-to-face personalities.
This topic is very informative and I thank Cooper for his insightful responses. Now that we have espoused our solutions let's get done what needs to be done.  In other words, this is still talk, important, but still talk.

Cliff Drive / Re: Shame-so many should feel it....
« on: April 22, 2013, 09:25:43 pm »
Don't ever worry about pissing someone off. My two cents. That's how things sometimes get done. I have been thinking about this topic for years and do often wonder why it takes the community of God to make something happen. It is a shame most people don't give, and I mean truly give, for all the right reasons. I am a huge supporter of local churches everywhere as they do so much good. And why do they do it? Well, that may be very personal to each individual, but I can bet one part is the camaraderie of doing something with friends for one purpose.  I think we have that in this dispersed and rag tag group. However, the fissures you speak of are obvious.

I agree with the railroading certain members often engage in to push a single agenda. I am glad to hear someone say it. I work against and with it but I am just one person.  Yes, we have lots of work to do in this organization. Communication is dysfunctional among us.

I have similar experience with trying to organize workdays. I get lots of advice about what I should and could do. I don't want to do it. I want some help. BTW, Patrick Smith and Chris Millsap have been great to work with at Swope.  I guess my stance is to keep going out and doing what I can and trying to encourage and engage more people. It is my M.O. to lead and model what I think works.

As for the PDGA league, I went out tonight and played with Ryan Keck and CD. What great company. They were so kind as they watched my good round implode. :)  The worst part was as I came in and announced my out-of-character 63, Jack was so happy because he qualified and beat me. :) Next time!  ;)

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