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If you're trying to start a fire under some rear ends, I think there are better ways. Really Rep vs Dem? Personally, I am under the impression the majority of disc golfers are, in fact, quite conservative. Sure we all disagree on some points, but not all that many. We seem to be a level headed and practical bunch in many ways. I guess my rant here is that all this politic shmolitics is intended not to focus on what is really important but instead to distract.

What really matters here is the economics of disc golf. Instead of playing political games here, why not challenge the young blood in our community to come out and put in some volunteer time. I see lots of new young players a lot on the courses and would like to see more involvement from these players.  Why did I say economics of disc golf? Because of the following: Who runs our disc golf "household"? What is involved in running this "household"? Our "household" is kept up through a few big actions by a few and a thousand little ones by the many. I am one of the many. Every chance I get I make disc golf better by picking up litter and trash, by moving fallen limbs to drainage areas to slow erosion, or just telling people about disc golf and all the great things our community does. So, I'd like to challenge more of the many previously mentioned to get out there and make a difference everyday.

I know being inflammatory is part of your modus operandi, yet I felt the need to offer a different challenge.

And no I can't make it on Saturday 'cause I am a working class Joe with a college education still working six days a week. How Liberal! :D


Tournaments / Re: 2011 Memorial
« on: March 07, 2011, 09:59:58 PM »
I'd like to say congrats to all of the KC Players who made it to the tourney. A great showing from great people. Peter E., Jamie Barry, Pete C., Tim Becks, Steve Drew, Mark Stiles, James McLaughlin, and Tuscon transplant, Joe E. are all excellent ambassadors to not only KC but also disc golf in general.Forgive me if I forgot anybody.

The live broadcast was great! Crazy was superb in every way. Agreed that Dave was out-of-place on the commentary. Too many mistakes Crazy had to correct, and Dave was so biased for a couple of the players. On the other hand, it was nice to hear Crazy and Terry talk about relevant strategies and what the players have to consider when choosing shots. All in all, great for my first televised disc golf experience.

General Banter / Re: Discgolf in Budapest
« on: January 08, 2011, 11:12:19 AM »
I had posted something about golf in other countries yesterday so I thought I would share some pics of some pretty good home made baskets in Hungary. I played 9 holes in December at one of the few permanent courses. Always great to see more disc golf. I am hoping to go back in August and play the other courses as I did four years ago.
The local cost of these baskets is low by our standards, but on the local economy they aren't cheap even for local fabrication. Pretty cool regardless.

Rosedale / Re: Rosedale Park Break-in
« on: January 07, 2011, 07:09:33 PM »
Agreed Jack! If you haven't played disc golf in other parts of the country or other countries, you have no idea how amazing it is here. 18 holes up top, 18 down, multiple pin settings, multiple tees, concrete pads, tee signs, Rosedale Home Owners, the Rosedale community at large, and dedicated players all make it anything but.
Look up ghetto, either the real meaning or our urban slang, and neither fits.

Tournaments / Re: 2011 ICE BOWL
« on: December 06, 2010, 09:07:43 PM »
I read this thread two days ago and gave it some thought. My initial reaction was a bit negative thinking why turn it into a two day event and why diminish the importance of the Sunday rounds. With a little thought, I can see the value in this format now.

If the point of the Ice Bowl is to a) show solidarity in our already awesome disc golf community b) enjoy the cold knowing the warmth is around the corner and c) raise money for our chosen charity, then how can we do that better?

350 - 400 plus for an Ice Bowl is incredible. I have consistently been amazed at the energy and true sense of community I have experienced while eating chili, staying warm, and putting on the best face for our sport. While it does get backed up, Rosedale seems to be very conducive for its LOCATION. Can we get the same draw or better over multiple days? Probably so. Dick and Jack both have good points about the comp. versus the party (In writing, I agreed with Jack and Dick at the same time).  ;)

My thinking is if we are trying achieve the three goals listed above, I bet we can do better. Like many players, I can't usually give my whole weekend to golf. One attractive thing about one day Ice Bowl is being able to show up no matter what and possibly throw it well. However, if it can only be Saturday, then so be it though I really like the Sunday fun.

The weather is out of hands. Does this make a better Ice Bowl? I think we can (as we already put on the biggest).  ;D

No wimps, no whiners.

General Banter / Re: Golf Clinic
« on: November 23, 2010, 10:28:11 AM »
I couldn't agree more with Chris and Kevin. Some of the best players are certanly not good teachers; however, paying to play with some of those players will teach you a lot if you pay attention. I would be willing to offer some tips to new players. While I am not in the leagues of Leo, CD, Bobby, Arturo, etc, I am far from bad at the game, and I am a teacher.  ;D

Rosedale / Re: Rosedale Park Break-in
« on: November 08, 2010, 08:01:36 PM »
This is a general FYI to everyone who plays Rosedale during daylight or night time hours. By the way, this is from the horse's mouth:
Last week, Steve and Peter Engelman along with Steve Drew were playing a glow round up top. When they got to hole 16, one player teed off, another teed off and blam! shotgun blast. A disc was literally shot out of the air by a resident. According to them, it was one of the people at the white house with the no trespassing sign, and a small shack built in back. Many times you can hear music or see a fire burning in the back yard. Needless to say, after that, they got the heck out of there.
This is incredibly disturbing, and while they haven't posted about it, I wanted to give fair warning. If you play glow at Rose (the park is open till 10 P.M.) and there is something fishy going on, call the police.

General Banter / Re: Halloween night glow at rosedale?
« on: October 31, 2010, 12:10:03 PM »
Sweet! Hallowed Dubs  :o, Monster Mash Up  ;D, Harvest Glow  :)?
I'll be there with bells lights on!

Cliff Drive / Re: Favorite Hole at CD
« on: October 14, 2010, 08:19:58 PM »
Okay, So Jamie Somali is the adjective. I get to know this in my line of work.

My favorite hole at Cliff is #4 in any position. Tuesday this week, I sent a wizard 18 inches over the top on a left to right hyzer flip. In middle position in the circle almost every time, risk reward is easy there. Long, love it. Throw it harder down hill, that's just fun.

Best hole at Cliff is 6 (unless you are a controlled south paw)

My 14 HUF. E

I can't believe I read this whole thread! Pretty funny stuff. I loved talking trash when I played hoops. This game is any given day fellas (includes the commish), and anyone can come out on Sunday and whoop it or suck it. It's happened to all of us.

I'm with Tom on this one. Tracy is coming off that ace at WYCO and has got to be super confident. If attitude indicates performance (something I have said many times), I should see all of you trash talkers on the top card second round.  ;)

OUT with my money on mind and my mind on Spencer's neckbeard, E

General Banter / Re: Ace Report 2010
« on: August 25, 2010, 07:55:19 PM »
Thanks for the shout out Eric.  I hit #1 Prairie Center today, so... 2 aces in 2 days.  Pretty sweet.  Ryan O was there to sign my disc.

Hell yeahs! You go JoNathan! They usually come in 3's for me. Another tomorrow3?

General Banter / Re: Ace Report 2010
« on: August 24, 2010, 07:14:38 PM »
Jon Robertson threw a Pro Wraith into the chains on 17 at Rosedale this evening. It was pure-ific! Nice one Jon.

Tournaments / 2010 YOUNG PARK ACE RACE - October 23rd at Young Park
« on: August 22, 2010, 11:32:13 AM »
hopefully a mid-range this year.  i thought having a putter sucked last year.  Timko's course was sweet, but several of the holes were unreachable to players who dont throw putters long (like me).
First, good shooting at LDO! Second, I agree. Though as we, Tim Becks, C. Timko, and EKolk, set up the course, Timko called one of those shots as unace-able, and I proceeded to smash it. I am a little biased towards Ace races as I can't seem to lay up.Hence, my crazy tournament play. :) However, I agree a midrange, similar to 2008's Nebula, levels the field for more players. And it seems Discraft has gone back to something like the Nebula by the looks of the rim. I call mine Buzz Jr. as it is a smaller diameter and slightly faster.

Eric, Thanks for putting this on! It's on my calendar. I imagine Theiss is gonna help out too, eh? That will rock, John's da man!

Tournaments / Re: The 8th Annual Lion's Den Open - Aug 21st, 2010
« on: August 10, 2010, 09:16:34 PM »
This is one of the best disc golf events in KC hands down. I have played this event for the past 3 years and it gets better and better. I can't believe I am going to write these words, but Dick, Jack and Kate  :) put on a great event.  :P Jack should recognize sarcasm  :o.
Looking forward to it very much and I am bringing the same new players I brought last year. One of which, Thomas (aka the black guy), now regularly kicks my ass.
Come on out and show support for Dick, Jack, and all the other Leos in the mix.

Tournaments / Re: 2010 Ace Race?
« on: August 02, 2010, 07:09:15 PM »
Cool! So an ace race is going to happen! Awesome!  ;D  ;D ;D

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