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William Yates Elementary / Oct 4th Work Day
« on: August 26, 2014, 01:35:00 PM »
Oct 4th is a work day at Yates getting it ready for Indep Disc Golf Day/Event.  Epic church will be representing with a large group.  They play regularly out there and have adopted that school as a community partner.

It looks really rough out there and we want to get it looking nice for the Indep Disc Golf Day/Event


Things to do:
Trim up trees
Remove honey suckle
repaint the "next hole" marker stones
Add chains to the baskets
(hopefully be adding nickels to the baskets) Eric Minton
Possible tee sign work if Eagle scout project is lined out.


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Found and Lost / Re: Lost at Liberty (x2)
« on: August 26, 2014, 11:57:14 AM »
Joots,i lost a pink wraith down there as well near your yellow champ sidewinder.   i hope you find mine as well. 

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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: August 24, 2014, 06:12:12 PM »
All tee pads are complete except long 15 and there is a temp fly pad there.  They will be back filling the pads that are above grade soon so that will help with run ups.   

#12 Gold pin is in.  It is fun!  That hole is an old tree nursery for the parks dept.  It reminds you of playing a mountain course or course with pines with the nice symmetry  among all the trees on the right.


Course is on a strict mowing schedule.  Tall grass plays OB and there are plans to eventually turn all tall grass areas into natural prairie with flowers etc.  Grass is not too tight and very generous on many holes even if you are a beginner.

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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Liberty Course Name?
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:53:29 PM »
Liberty would like to know what you all think for a name.  Here are 3 name suggestions for  the dgc.  These names were provided by the parks department. 

# 1Royal Catchfly
#2 Walnut Woods
#3 Nuthatch Hollow



If you have a suggestion, throw it out. 




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Tournaments / Re: PDGA Rules ?
« on: August 05, 2014, 01:19:37 PM »

Now I'm confused like my blind buddy says..and I quote:: How come they don't play by the PDGA rules?
And my quote:   I don't know,  just throw your disc, you blind bastard.

I am intrigued by your blind friend playing disc golf.  Can you elaborate?  Or did i just miss your joke?   

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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: August 05, 2014, 08:17:39 AM »
If fully set up means all 18 baskets then yes.  A couple tees are still missing along with tee signs.

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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: August 04, 2014, 05:09:26 PM »
I appreciate your kind words.  I want courses to have something for everyone.  That is how we grow the game and keep the course full of users. There have been several disc golfers who shared their vision out there as well.  It is always a team effort and should be. 

So....thanks to these folks as well for sharing their vision or physically helping with work days
Dick Parker
Dan Loomis and Minna
Ted Keith
Tracy Walker
Jordan Hinck
Ian Stone
Todd Hall

And if you live in Independence or even near it please consider showing your support on August 12th at 6pm at the Sermon Center.  Jordan Hinck has been working very hard building that relationship with the park dept, staying in constant contact, doing powerpoints/spreadsheets/maps, and representing KC disc golf community in a such professional manner.  We have some great tracks of land being considered so we need folks to show up and prove that disc golf is desired for Independence.


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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: August 02, 2014, 08:33:46 AM »
This will likely be a  KCFDC course.  In the beginning planning/designing  stages, i was not representing the club in any way, however, i always made it clear my support and involvement with the club.  Liberty wants a partnership and they see the value in it, just like with ERTA and  the horseshoes group at Stocksdale.

I believe they have been in contact with Jordan Hinck about running a league and i know that they have Ben C's number.  Jordan is ready to start running a  league and since all pads but 2  are in(3 and 15 long), league could likely start up very quickly if all parties come to some sort of arrangement. 

If you have played the course and  enjoy it or appreciate all of their work, please remember that a simple email thanking them goes a very, very long way.   

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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: July 29, 2014, 01:08:11 PM »
It's also worth noting that the following holes have two "blue" placements:

1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17 & 18.  I don't think I missed any did I John?

hole 10( to the left in the tree line not cleared out or installed yet)
hole 14 on the other side of the dog leg that be reached with good 350 drive with  left to right finish

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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: July 29, 2014, 12:25:03 PM »
Nice map Tyler.  Hole 2 has 2 tee pads though.  One is not finished and throws over the water. it is marked with some flags and is behind the brush pile shielding it from #1's basket.

a couple pins were pulled accidentally by the park workers.  i marked a couple spots for some new pins that were added and they pulled a couple of the old- 18 was one hole and 10.   

Blue level course with 18 blue pins.  Course has 14 red level tees and painted red at some point.  Holes that do not have a red tee are likely short and tight (and do not need one).  Plus 9 gold holes when throwing off blue tees to gold baskets.  So...idea is to give ALL types of players  options, just like in ball golf. 

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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: July 25, 2014, 07:59:25 PM »
Although the course will not officially open until  Oct, all 18 blue baskets are now in.   But there are still 6 long pads not finished on holes 2,3, 7, 8, 12, and 14.  One gold basket is still not installed on hole 12.  Still making a couple minor tweaks with OB mowing on holes 10 and 18 Gold.  However, rest of the course is mowed out nice and wide and  losing discs in tall grass should not be a problem.  The course looks amazing and was sprayed for ivy 2 times recently.  The ivy is still noticeable in spots but the mowing and spraying has helped to knock it down.  Grass is also growing nicely in disturbed areas.  If you happened to see this park before all the work, you will be impressed with the transformation.

Tom and Nick from the parks dept have been working extremely hard and they are both getting the disc bug.  I gave them 5 discs a couple weeks ago and they test out the holes regularly.  After they throw(good or bad) they take notes on areas where they went in to that need more brush hogging/mowing.  It has been extremely fun working alongside these guys this summer.  It took them very little time to understand what we want the course to look like.  We have been lucky to have a couple park workers who 100% embrace the project and sport. Below is an email link in case you want to send the parks dept a note thanking them for their effort, time and resources dedicated to this project.

parks@ci.liberty.mo.us

John





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Summer Leagues / Re: 2014 league at Wilbur Young
« on: July 23, 2014, 11:01:51 AM »
7/23 League

Joe is unable to run league tonight.  I am not sure if i can attend so we are looking for someone to run league. 

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Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: Wilbur Young League 2014
« on: July 23, 2014, 10:59:56 AM »
Joe is unable to run league tonight-July 23rd.  i am not sure if will be able to make it out so unless someone else wants to run it, there will be no kcfdc league tonight.

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I recommend that we treat the honey suckle after cutting.  We have so many work days over the years and are essentially spinning our wheels unless we really treat the eradication process like professionals.  Go to Feldmans or any farm store and buy some Tordon RTU and apply to the stumps immediately after they have been cut.  We need to work smarter, not keep working harder and doing they same cleaning every five years.  If you are not sure how to apply the chemical(apply to cambium), YOU TUBE and there are plenty of videos from conservation groups.  I recommend one person with a saw who cuts, one person then pulls it out of the way and then applies the Tordon.  I would also wear plastic gloves since it is made to kills trees, brush etc. 

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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: July 06, 2014, 07:05:44 PM »
i was out today doing some cutting and ran into the crew chief for the parks dept.  He is getting pulled after this week on the course to work on another project so it will likely be longer than the two weeks i posted earlier. 



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