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General Banter / Re: Disc Golfer Magazine
« on: February 24, 2010, 11:29:41 PM »
When I saw this thread had come up again, I was glad because a lot of good points have been made. The varying points of view and observations say something about our sport. We are what makes disc golf happen. I, for one, am happy to be part of this community. We do great things!

In my work, I always make decisions based on what is best for my students/customers. So in the same vein as Jack. What is best for our sport? Now, I am not saying that touring pro's making silly over the top salaries is the answer. In fact, I think that is the worst part of pro sports, but some recognition is what I think we are all asking for in the end. We are athletes, we help our communities and each other, and without us, it doesn't happen.

In reference to the first topic, my two cents are borrowed from the good ol' innovator of English, Bill Shakespeare.

The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have sav'd my life.

Henry The Fourth, Part 1 Act 5


Tournaments / Re: Ice Bowl 2010
« on: February 04, 2010, 12:33:20 AM »
Wasn't so stoked about not being able to turn in my scorecard and not being able to play the second round. I think next year I'm just going to pay and get my disc, and skip playing.

I agree, we haven't played the second round the last few years, people are still on the course at 3pm

Maybe we need to go to two courses next year?
Just saying.....

We have 2 courses, Down Under and up top.....this is a "competition LIGHT"  event, heavy on the fun of the Ice Bowl, and disc golf.  If you really can't stand your group for the entire 3-4 hour round, then you might want to reconsider who you play disc golf with......

Had a great time, met some new people, and enjoyed it all!

Even though my chili didn't win! >:(

First things first, the second place chili was incredible. I ate three bowls of it. You remember, the tall aluminum pot on the ground everyone was talking about. Super smoky yet spicy flavor. Wow!

Great job to Rick, Dick, Tracy, Billy, and Kelly, (for the heckling) plus everyone else who made the biggest Ice Bowl to date a success!
However some of the spirit of Ice Bowl seems to have been lost in the grandeur of KC disc golf(insert sarcasm). Yes, you need to plan to play your round when there are 400+players on the courses in one day! It is very likely it will take some time, so like Jack said, play it with people you like. ;)

The irony is killing me. WE have this amazing club and community that makes these great events happen, and we are TOO successful at it. Did somebody say MOST FUN WINS! My rant is over ;D

This was one of the best Ice Bowls for me because of all the familiar faces I saw. We all came out of the woodwork to stand around in the January sun to raise some dough and enjoy our community! Great job everybody!

Hey all,
Back in KC and gotta get out and throw. I'll be at Rosie at 2:30 up or down I don't care. My home page says it is 19 degrees F, so if interested I'll see ya there. So far Tim Becks and I are in ...

Tournaments / Re: Frost Bite Open
« on: December 24, 2009, 04:51:00 PM »
I just checked and it looks like you guys are gonna get slammed. AWESOME! BUT WTF I wish I was there for this one. Ryan, fill the SOTD flask. SNowball fight is a must. Start one with the card behind you. Hide behind some trees and...AMBUSH!!!!!  Oh yeah, what fun. GLOW in the snow. Tear it up guys...anyone thinking snow ace? How does that work? I guess anyway it goes in  :o That's what she said ;D

General Banter / Re: Discgolf in Budapest
« on: December 24, 2009, 04:39:51 PM »
Probably no golf in Amsterdam proper. The city is very small, but Harlem or Rotterdam are better bets. The PDGA website is only so reliable. Only one of the three courses in hungary is listed there, so take it for what it is worth. I'll send a report on the 30th. I am planning to play one of the new courses then.
And hey Merry Christmas to KC disc golfers, you guys make it unbelievably good.
Over and out, ROger, Roger,

General Banter / Discgolf in Budapest
« on: December 24, 2009, 05:29:28 AM »
Hey KC golfers!
I am super happy to report there is permanent DG in Hungary now. Actually the sport is growing like mad in Central Europe. the last time I was here there was only one temp course on an island in the Danube. Now they have a club, tourneys, they are on the Austro Hungarian tour and it seems to be taking off  :D
I don't recommend coming here in the winter but a summer trip and you would not be disaappointed. There is a lot more to do than just golf, but hey we have to play golf too, right?
Here is the  their page in  English

Check it out. It is the beginnings of the sport in Eastern Europe, gotta love it!

Report from abroad, over and out!

Tournaments / Re: Frost Bite Open
« on: December 08, 2009, 05:52:28 PM »
GuinnessSmurf is not Frost Biting it , no snow> I can't blame him. Who wants to play in these conditions? Not me. Anyway, he doesn't have the shirts done yet. I hope I can make it whenever it is.

General Banter / Re: Ace Report 2009
« on: November 30, 2009, 05:28:10 PM »
I hate to toot my own horn, :P ::) but I still can't believe this one. Last Sunday, yours truly nailed 14 at Water Works. It was in the short  position (397') and was a sight to behold. Nobody said a word, in fact we were in relative disbelief for a few minutes. I am still a little blown away. It sure felt amazing. Luckily I had some newer players with me (3 witnesses) . I think that will keep em coming back!  ;D

Tournaments / Re: Frost Bite Open
« on: November 18, 2009, 10:42:38 PM »
Old Red Beard comes form Erie, Penn., so 3 inches is what he is hoping for (don't take that the wrong way). I'm guessing the first snow to stick will be enough. For the past 4 years we have done a "first snow" round, usually involves copious amounts of whiskey, a snow ball fight, and the fine art of disc tracking.   
Guinness Smurf aka Red Beard, arrange the snow to fall on a night I am not teaching. I would hate to miss one of these. Gonna be a good time!

« on: October 15, 2009, 10:46:39 PM »
Don't forget, sandbagger is, in effect, a compliment. So be it, I am the E-hole you are the bagger  :P

« on: October 15, 2009, 06:06:53 PM »
I just sent  a request to Loomis to get me out of MA2 and into MA1. I have lost this tourney by too few strokes in the past to remain there 8) Nobody's gonna call me a palmer, uh, I mean bagger.  :o

General Banter / Re: Ace Report 2009
« on: October 04, 2009, 11:49:33 AM »
I have gotta put a word out for Jon Robertson, non PDGA or KCFDC, but a local player. This guy has improved so much in one year. For example, on Friday he nailed 7 down under (his first ace)! then yesterday, Saturday, he shot a laser beam into 18 down under. Two aces in two days! His first two! that's hot! Needless to say, we will be down under again today to see if he can go 3 for 3! Aces do tend to come in streaks.

So who won? 

The guy neck deep in celebration! I didn't play either but sure sounds like you guys had a good time. Our community is leaps and bounds the best! In golf terms we are way under par. 

General Banter / Stolen Mach Lite portable Sep. 19 at Swope
« on: September 21, 2009, 05:33:31 PM »
Reposting this from another board hoping to hear something through the grapevine.

Someone stole my blue and white Mach Lite portable from the picnic table shot shortly after the Ace Race. Pretty much a only a total DB would do this, so if you hear of anything or see one posted somewhere for sale w/o carrying case and flag, please let me know. I have had some luck recovering stolen items before. Karma can be instant, or it can take some time.
Eric 816 510 0510

Tournaments / Re: KC's FIRST EVER ACE RACE!!!!
« on: September 21, 2009, 05:25:33 PM »
Tim and EMan - great time!!! can't wait for the next one!

Greatest throw catch of the day that got him nothing - Joe E while warming up for the MTA!
The disc had to be airborne for at least 10 seconds, then he lays out for a diving one handed catch in the outfield!
It was crazy!
Yeah Mike "BEATLE" Bailey won the event with 2 aces...both in the 2nd round...Cashen, Timko, Andy Lewis, Jack, and several others (sorry can't think of em rite now) hit one ace a piece. 

There were 9 aces all together ..2 of which were NOT in the ace fund so the other 7 took home $55 a piece.

Beatle was the big winner of the day taking home 2/7 ths of the ace fund and the grand prize of 10 premium Discraft discs and a bag.

THANKS to all who participated in this event.  W/O the playas it would not have been the success it was.


BTW I want to say a big thanks to:  SLIM JIM Neal ( a HUGE thanks for taking care of the generator), Rick and Disc Golf World, EMAN for co-TDing, CD for donations, Vita Water for the cases of water, Pete Engleman (as usual..the guy is TOP NOTCH), Tyrone for spinn' the records, Ryan and Jon for running the MTA contest, anyone else i'm forgetting, and all the PLAYAS...

Dave, Joe did take home an Ultimate Disc for his awesome effort at MTA and retrieving discs during the distance shot.

And the final results on aces Mike Bailey*, Chris Timko*, Andy Lewis*, Jeremy Cranfill, Luke Henry*, Rick Rothstein, Pete Cashen*, Jack Lowe*, Tim Moeller, and yours truly, Eric Kolkmeier all hit aces on Saturday! We rock guys good job.  8) (* indicates Big bOy Ace fund)

A number of players hit metal 3 times, a few four times, and two, Dan Quinn and Crazy John, five times.
Yes, Thanks to all the players who made this awesome. This is just gonna get better, it was KC's first and now KC can make this better. As many of you have noted this doesn't need to be a Discraft event. So this may happen again sooner than you think. In short, everyone was positive, we had rave reviews on the course, and you guys made this so much fun.

A million thanks to everyone again!
Yes, big thanks to Jim Neil for making the generator hassle, less hassle for us. We owe you one, big time.

P.S. The only negative thing was someone, a disc golfer I presume, stole  my blue and white Mach Lite portable basket off the picnic table on hole 19. It conveniently disappeared after the second round was over. If anyone should hear of anything or see any posts on CraigsList,etc. please let me know. I have got the carrying case and the flag and would love to reunite them with the basket. Any info 816 510 0510, I can be as discreet or indiscreet as needed.

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