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Tournaments / Re: 30th KCWO Think Tank
« on: December 08, 2011, 10:02:24 PM »
Lets get this thread going again. This tournament is just around the corner.

With the 30th Wide Open fast approaching, I summarized some the relevant previous posts to possibly elicit some more feedback for the TDs/Planning Committee. My thoughts and opinions are pretty obvious as well.

Pro Side - NT event

Pro players seem to be treated well historically speaking from the posts here. From reading here, KC has traditionally had a deeper pay out on the pro side, and as one pro player said the KCWO is a great event to see friends they havent seen a while. If anything, from posts on the board, getting more pro players to sign up earlier would attract more players in all divisions earlier than later.

Am Side - A  and B Tier event

Wow this is where there was a lot said, so

Players packs came up again and again. Kind of a split opinion on whether having a great players pack with name brand discs and quality schwag or a smaller players pack with a voucher to an on-site vendor.

Competition came up a few times as well as a result of the trophy only discussion. As it is now Ams playing in the A tier will play for merchandise. A positive I would guess from what I have read and heard.

Courses were pretty important for Am players as well. Traditionally, pro players have played all the premier courses for KCWO, Swope Gold, BV, or Waterworks long, etc. Course selection is key to Ams playing as well.

The option to go watch a pro final nine was encouraged.

Other concerns included the having PDGA tournament sight updated regularly and having clear lines of communication for out of town players. Id love to see the club try to get more places to sleep for out of town Ams. Having food available between rounds or having a meal is something I have heard as well. People, like me, are also concerned about paying to be a PDGA member just to play a couple tourneys a year.  Clearly it is a personal choice, but it makes the WO cost 50 more, and for what?


Personally, Id like to see many more KC club members play the KCWO and represent. Vary rarely have I been carded with local players for the WO. Id also like to see the Ams play great courses i.e. WW long, Swope Gold, Cliff, or Rosedale long. Itd be great if there could be food on the course when players have two rounds. It would make travel so much easier, especially for out of towners.
I hope this elicits some response, even of you think I am way off the mark and full of it.  :)

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Swope / Re: Swope Glow-Tuesdays 6 pm
« on: November 29, 2011, 10:49:52 PM »
Thirteen out tonight. Miles and I had the pleasure of playing with Jose and Stiles. They shot -14. Not bad in the dark. Some real nice doubles play out there tonight. Uh-huh.

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General Banter / Glow tonight
« on: November 18, 2011, 02:04:17 PM »
We got a group playing glow at Rose tonight tee off 6ish. Down Under is most likely. Playing for fun, not cash.

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Swope / Re: Swope Glow-Tuesdays 6 pm
« on: November 16, 2011, 01:57:07 PM »
Sixteen people out for glow last night.  A great turn out at a great course. Slim and I did not play well, but had a great time!

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Winter Leagues / Re: 12:30 saturday DU leagues...
« on: November 12, 2011, 01:13:59 PM »
Couldn't make it today, but gonna try my best to be there next week!

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Swope / Re: Swope Glow-Tuesdays 6 pm
« on: November 01, 2011, 03:40:04 PM »
I'll be out there for this great weather again!

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General Banter / FORE!
« on: October 31, 2011, 09:35:05 PM »
I went out to Rosedale after work today to practice a little and after talking to some fellow golfers, Bert, Steve Hostetler and crew, I teed off on number one. Big surprise when I see two people off on the right side near the basket. I hit someone. Crap! My first thought was where the hell did they come from. They were looking for a disc that had gone down the hill on the right. It was a couple. The guy was pissed (for good reason). I went up to them and profusely apologized  and explained I did not see them at all and wouldn't have thrown had I known they were there. They were cool about it after that. She even said it was a "frisbee course" and it happens. I explained that no it shouldn't happen.
My point? Don't know that I have one, but I have always been very aware of the dangers of a flying disc. I felt so bad for hitting someone. Of course, it was an accident. But maybe next time on the tee pad, I'll look and look again.

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Swope / Re: Swope Glow-Tuesdays 6 pm
« on: October 24, 2011, 07:47:19 PM »
Should be a gorgeous evening to play dubs. Most of the pins are short and with good conditions I 'spect we'll have some low-low scores. 6:00 start.

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Tournaments / Re: Player's Cup: World Disc Golf Match Play Championship
« on: October 22, 2011, 09:30:33 PM »
Hemme is awesome

Fred,
What a great example of sportsmanship and a great attitude. Thanks and nice playing!
E

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Tournaments / Re: Player's Cup: World Disc Golf Match Play Championship
« on: October 20, 2011, 09:01:22 PM »
Just a note to say 'World' match play is kind of like the World's Series. It's only Americans playing!

Good luck to Tank and Hemme regardless!


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Dude, I played in this last year? I don't even remember and since I got DFL I can see why I chose to forget. I think I can do better then DFL this year. See you out there Lee. We'll baggin up the AM1 division together.

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Tournaments / Re: Ace Race - Sept 24th, 2011 - Swope Park
« on: September 23, 2011, 04:21:18 PM »
I just saw Rick and Dick down at Disc Golf World.
Rick kindly donated some more prizes for tomorrow.
Lookin forward to tomorrow!

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Tournaments / Re: Ace Race - Sept 24th, 2011 - Swope Park
« on: September 23, 2011, 02:22:16 PM »
Yes, Bring baskets. We will have zip ties to put them together. we have about ten confirmed extra baskets already.
Metal Muncher is payable tomorrow CASH only.
We are puttin on some good stuff for your enjoyment so have some fun.
A big thanks to DD for all they have done to date! Thanks again!

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Tournaments / Re: Ace Race - Sept 24th, 2011 - Swope Park
« on: September 22, 2011, 10:50:08 PM »
Like!

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Tournaments / Re: 30th KCWO Think Tank
« on: September 20, 2011, 02:12:56 PM »
Trophy only is a load of crap. Sorry as an Am player, I see trophy and think "What the hell am I paying for? A player's pack? Is this some of that "everybody's a winner" crap. Sorry entitlement generation, but it stinks. And it does nothing to promote sportsmanship.

If the 30th Wide Open goes trophy only, I gotta wonder about leadership and where the priorities are.

Ams need to play at least four rounds, too. There is a huge competitive and athletic advantage to the fourth round. If you are out of shape and can't hold it together over four rounds, then you will lose. Please support your Ams all over the world, many of them will be the next Pros.

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