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Tournaments / Re: 2010 Ace Race?
« on: August 01, 2010, 07:18:26 PM »
Okay, This is Eric Kolkmeier. A little confusion on which E is being addressed. Tim is out on the Ace Race this year, and it looks like I am too. I was thinking about doing one the  second weekend in September, but I will be out of town so much I really don't think I can put on one to better last year's. And if I don;t have the time/energy to better it, I am not doing it.

A few words of advice. If you want to put one on, it doesn't have to be a Discraft event. Last year was great, but so many people wanted to throw whatever they wanted, and I agree. You can provide a disc or a tee or lunch or beverages for a lesser entry and give back more to the players. That is a if it is designed to be a player's event. I had a blast being creative on the course design and got lots of feedback for it. The point is to make the format creative. So many people have told me Ace Races are mediocre because of a lack of creativity and fun. Both Discraft and Innova have competitive sponsor packages.Rick has always been super helpful as well. I am also willing to help out if I can. Email me if needed. ekolkmeier@hotmail.com

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General Banter / Re: Old Pike Update
« on: July 19, 2010, 09:51:23 PM »
I played Old Pike on Saturday for the first time in about 9 months, and it was great. Thanks to all who have put in the labor and creativity.  It is sweet. The wooded holes, 11 -14, remind me of Down Under years ago.  I really enjoyed the tee signs, seriously I laughed, and holes 4 and 5 are such sweet ace runs. Ching!
So yeah a big thumbs up to all! I did see Mike working on Saturday (man it was hot).;)

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Tournaments / Re: AM Worlds Peter E ace!!!!
« on: July 05, 2010, 10:35:22 PM »
There where way to many aces at worlds this year.
And, yet the spelling error remains. D'oh! I gotta disagree with the statement as well.
Desmond Tutu Too many aces? I have never heard of such a thing.

Go Peter and Adam!!! Worlds Ace!!! We're all jealous.

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Tournaments / Re: 28th Annual Wide Open - Countdown to 30
« on: June 21, 2010, 10:54:04 PM »
Yeah a lot of wackiness this weekend. A big shout to all the great people I had the pleasure of playing with. That includes three rounds with Slim, who helped me keep my cool as I continued to suck it up royally. Also, Joe from IA, Tom from St.L, Matt Shively, and oh yeah thanks to Tim Becks for Caddy action Sunday morning! The upside to this was playing with many equal or better players way down on the low end of MA1. We all have bad weekends and I was on the losing end this time around.

Thank you Rick, Jeremy, Kevin, Ed, and all the rest. Wide Open was great.

I beat Hummel.  ;)

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Tournaments / Re: Prostate Cancer Doubles - May 8th
« on: May 10, 2010, 11:26:56 PM »
Furthermore, thinking before typing is always a better idea.  It's just a thought. Punctuation also really helps.
 Calling your peers morons doesn't make a good first impression either. A very confusing message all in all. ???


But let's not forget all the super awesome people who gave time, energy, and money to make the event happen. They are the ones that really matter not opinions about coulda, shoulda, woulda.

Congrats again to Dave for back to back aces on the same hole in two days!!! You deserve to bask in the disc golf sun a little more!!!
;D ;D ;D

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Tournaments / Re: SAINT LOUIS OPEN MAY 1st and 2nd
« on: May 03, 2010, 10:41:22 PM »
Yeah Loomis. Shot a thousand rated round!!! Go Loomis. Also a shout to "Tattoo" Steve Drew for a great showing in Masters and lets not forget TIM BECKS baggin it up in REC! Timmy, had to pull that out on ya!
Much love to KC golf!

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General Banter / Re: speed golf
« on: April 22, 2010, 12:04:53 AM »
We could call it "Fully Unaware of the Contact until they Kick your ass during Incredible Nite Guts Golf for the Neurotic -- a Unique Triple Scramble"

Love this! Big SMILE across my face!

Wow! I'm stoked this is a topic. When I moved to KC, I had played ultimate the previous four years and immediately went back to disc golf and ran the course to get some more exercise. I carried three discs and, depending on the heat, a bottle of water. Think Biathlon, x country skiing and shooting a rifle extremely well while your heart wants to jump out of you chest, it is great! I love the concentration.
 
Since then I have have started carrying more 12oz beverages and taking much longer with friends that I've made on the course. It goes without saying: disc is awesome because of the people.

So as much fun as running is, how to make a competitive event and keep the peeps involved? Multiple challenge event? Speed, Putting, and Relay wrapped into a time competition? Ultimate and disc in the same event? Thoughts?


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Thanks to Dick, Kevin, Billy, Tracy, Drew, Rick, and everyone else who helped make Kan U Wyco happen. It was another windy, cold Kansas day out on the plain, but we made the best of it and had a great tournament. I had the pleasure of playing with two great groups. While we didn't shoot the best, we did have great time playing golf.

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General Banter / Re: The Memorial
« on: March 03, 2010, 10:35:34 PM »
Hell Yeah! Kudos Pete. And KC's Joe Engelman threw a 55 (976 rated) today after putting two in the water and one OB. Not bad for anyone I'd say.  We'll see how his old man does tomorrow (along with the other KC ams)

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General Banter / Re: Disc Golfer Magazine
« on: February 24, 2010, 11:29:41 PM »
All,
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

Eric

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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!

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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 ...
Eric

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Tournaments / Re: Frost Bite Open
« on: December 24, 2009, 04:51:00 PM »
I just checked wunderground.com 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

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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,
E

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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

http://www.disc-golf.hu/index.php?pageid=100&lang=2

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

Report from abroad, over and out!
Eric

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