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For the last couple years funding for a school course in NKC school district has been under way at 106 and N Antioch. This  is a 35-40k project with all the construction required and the 8K raised could of never funded what we have accomplished thus far.  I have not posted much about the progress of this course but i have to give a shout out to Messengers Lawn Care.   They have been involved from the beginning and have donated heavy machinery countless times along with skilled drivers whenever we rent a deforester or whenever we need dirt work.  A couple months ago they brought out a battalion of workers with chain saws, a skid, and a chipper.  Today, Messengers donated even more mass labor.  There were  25 workers out today with 5 dedicated professional chainsaw workers,   a tractor and brush hog, a stump grinder, a dumb truck, a skid, a chipper, and 18 laborers who were pulling debris to the mulcher and stacking wood.  Messengers has donated thousands of dollars to this project and their crew worked really hard today.  This crew came in today and cleaned house and put us  much closer to getting the deforester back in to concentrate on grinding out stumps instead of cleaning and clearing anymore.  So if you live in Kansas/Missouri(near Kansas border) and have a lawn care provider, please consider Messengers for your lawn care needs.   Please support Messengers, Gail the owner, will not disappoint.  Messengers is responsible for making disc golf better in KC and  Fox Hill will not disappoint. 

Projected opening date will be May 2012.

Other notable groups donating time and money
Damon Pursell Construction
Platte City Bobcat for discounted Deforester fees
Discs Unlimited for discounted DB5 baskets

General Banter / Vortex basket
« on: September 29, 2011, 03:52:12 pm »
Check out the Vortex basket made by Arroyo.  There is some interesting debates on disc forums about altering the chain design.  Spit outs stink when you are on the road trying to make a living as a touring player and that missed putt causes you to lose big money. 

Tournaments / 30th KCWO Think Tank
« on: September 15, 2011, 09:08:32 am »
It is time to get folks thinking and generating ideas for the monumental 30th Anniversary of the KCWO.  We wanted to start a thread where folks can share any ideas that they have.  This is our event KC and we want your ideas.  There is great history that surrounds this event due to Kansas Citians working so hard and giving so much of their time to make it memorable.  How can we all make it better?  Please give us your ideas.
-pros and cons of last year
-what you would like to see this year?
-what will it take for you to play?
-where would you like to volunteer-course prep ideas, TDing, crowd control, artwork, etc
-what do you see and experience at other top-notch events and how can the KCFDC reproduce that?
-number of days for the event(depends on how it is sanctioned)
-which courses do want to see being used for the event?
-ideas for host hotels
-players party ideas, who wants to be part of a social chair and plan out drink specials at local taverns?
-trophy only for AMs?  pros and cons of going that route.  How would you like for it to be set up
-do you have an ounce of artistic talent?  Start generating ideas for an image that could become iconic and part of disc golf history.

It is time to start creating buzz for this event and make it "THE EVENT"  that folks all over the US want to be involved with. 

William Yates Elementary / work day this Saturday- 9:00 am
« on: August 11, 2011, 09:00:20 am »
Yates needs some love.  It has been a little neglected.  Much work on the eastern side has been giving to Young or P Hill and it is time to get out there. we are going to put  concrete in number 4's tees due to them washing out, relocating an old pad and using the materials on another, installing some new fly pads, spraying for ivy, staining the tee signs, emptying trash, trimming etc.

Several small projects but plenty of things so there is something for anyone that is interested.  There will be some work that is not as back breaking.  please come out and give a hand for a little while. 


Found and Lost / found mark crow- red boss at young park
« on: July 26, 2011, 03:56:33 pm »
red star boss with mark crows name on it.  i am betting that this disc was lost in the pond and then rescued and resold based on where i found it.

General Banter / New Disc -Wedge
« on: July 21, 2011, 05:42:45 pm »
I just picked up a Wedge at DGW for my nephew.  What a cool disc.  super light and flexible.  We had fun calling it the "wedgie" so that is now how i will now on refer to it.  also got him a Dragon so he will never have to worry about losing it in the water. 

the wedgie weighed 129 which was great.

great newbie disc for anyone, not just kids.  i had fun throwing it.

Tournaments / Blue Bird Disc Golf Series at Young Park- 7/16/11
« on: July 15, 2011, 01:07:40 pm »
Blue Bird will host its second local event this sat at Young park.  for more event info go to the Young Park disussion thread.

Young Park - Blue Springs / directional arrows freshly installed
« on: July 08, 2011, 10:36:28 am »
I went to the parks department yesterday to get paver stones and more green protective tree fencing.  They cut arrows into the paver (similar to WYCO) and the arrow points to the next tee.  I have been wanting to get this done forever but finally getting around to it.  This should make the course much easier to follow. 

hoping to get more tree guard up asap. there are a couple trees that are showing serious signs of injury.  They are oozing sap out of the wounds where discs have broken the bark. hole 11 has a really nice cherry tree that protects players from throwing the high anhyzer.  that tree is showing signs of injury.

Young Park - Blue Springs / League 7-6-11
« on: July 07, 2011, 11:15:12 am »
do not have much info from last weeks league.  numbers were low and course set long so folks agreed to play doubles.  Jordan had some sweet shots i was told.  most notable was parking #18 long. this week gary parked #8 up in the middle, jordan threw a big anhy on #10 and was 20 out.  i did not hear much from the other cards.  4 holes moved short: 2, 4, 9, 18

9 players out for
Gary 59
John 61
Jordan 65

tom 60
bill 62
sean 64

Paul 76
zac 79
loyd 80

Young Park - Blue Springs / 6-22-11 league
« on: June 23, 2011, 08:25:30 am »
12 open players
11 adv

New players to league last night:
Peirson-high school kid BS
Matt Fox
Anothy Brusnberg
Tom Butler
Casey Fluty-from Wichita
Kevin Corbet

Perfect night for golf.  Course is set tough in most of  the tournament designed placements. Most scores reflected the par 58.  However, there were some super hot rounds.  Slim tour it up with a 51, Hefner a 56, and Gary Lewis playing great with a 57 (had two boogies) hanging in there with the young overhand guns.   Tom V took adv with  64, BP  a 66, Bill The TD Shinoski 68. 

James Cram flicked hole 10 in the straight gap and water skipped it across-killer!  Casey Flutey nailed a 90 footer in the thick  rough on 18 to end the round.  Didn't hear of any great shots but with thumber boys, but you know there were some sick shots to shot under par.  Birdie holes for us mortal throwers-# 3L, 5L, 6Hill, 8, 11Straight,14straight, 16l,  17S.  Birdie holes for the thumber players-(most of the previous holes listed plus)  #2 long, 7 L, 9to the R, 12 L.

slim 51
Hefner 56
Gary Lewis 57
Kevin Corbet 58
Matt Hayes 62
Chris Buckley 62
John Theiss 62
Jay Cram 64
Tom Butler 66
BJ Font  72
Deano  74

Tom V 64
Briam Palmer 66
Bill S  68
Paul Lewis 70
Anthony Brunsberg 70
Sean Chancellor 73
Matt Fox  75
Will Love 75
Kevin Weiss  75
Pierson 81
Fawn  85

Tournaments / Eastern Front- Registration and Pay Pal info
« on: June 13, 2011, 11:56:55 am »
Here is how you register for the Eastern Front.  You do not need to have  a Pay Pal account.  You just need to have a Debit card or Credit card.  Nor do you need to have a Pay Pal account.  

1. Click on the link  You are now heading to Dick Parker's website
2. Go to the bottom of the tournament flyer
3. Find where it says "DIVISIONS" at the bottom of the page
4. Scroll through the divisions and pick you division-PRO, ADV, REC
5. Click on the gold  "BUY NOW" button
6. If you do not have a Pay Pal account then look towards the bottom of the page and find where it says
 "Don't have a Pay Pal Account?" and click on that link
7.Go to "Pay with Bill Me Later®, Debit or Credit Card"  and fill out the following information
8. After completing all the steps get ready for a great day of disc golf, players party with dinner after second round, a random draw doubles round, camping, and KCFDC Sunday P Hill doubles league if you are super hard core

TD has the right to make any necessary changes to divisions, format, and players pack in order to ensure a successful event for the KCFDC.

Tournaments / Eastern Front- June 25th Young Park and Pleasant Hill
« on: June 08, 2011, 03:20:15 pm »
The Eastern Front is expanding to two courses and will be using not only Young Park, but also Pleasant Hill.  Both courses are located just off 7 Hwy and only 20 minutes apart.  If you have never played in an event, this will be a great opportunity to start.  The Eastern Front is focused on getting new players out,  having fun, casual but competitive golf, affordability, sweet players packs with dinner provided after the second round,unofficial glow round, and camping.  The players pack will include a dri-fit event shirt, dinner after the second round, and three glow lights for a random draw dubs glow later in the evening. The Glow Round will kick off after dinner  once cash and prizes have been redeemed.

Young Park will be utilizing its various tee pads for different divisions.  The course will be set long and Pros will be teeing  off on all long pads testing their pro's skills, the Advanced divisions will use a few shorter pads, and the Recretional division will use more short pads.  Pleasant Hill will have some OB string lines, an island hole, and some longer pads for the pro's.  Advanced players will use some of the alterations while the Rec Division will play the normal course without the changes.  
The is the second year of  the Eastern Front.  I wanted to expand to Pleasant Hill to offer folks the opportunity to stick around after the players party meal, play some glow, and even camp out.  Pleasant Hill is a beautiful spot to play and camp.  Players will get a balanced day of golf being tested at Young on accuracy, risk reward holes, miracle shots and saves, and then get to open it up at Pleasant Hill throwing bombs, being tested by the wind, and throwing many ace runs.

First Round Starts at 10:00am at Young Park
Second Round starts around 2:30-3:00 at Pleasant Hil

Tournament fees

Pro          $40-receive dinner only-cash prizes    
Adv         $25-full players pack-KCFDC funny money or disc for prizes
Rec          $20- full players pack and trophy only for winners  
*(players pack has a value of more than the rec fee thus trophy only for 1st,2nd,3rd)              

Registration will be online using Pay Pal as the only way to register.  You do not need a Pay Pal account, only some sort of debit or credit card.     The event flyer should be up some time this week.  If you have any questions email me at  or reply online.  Camping fees are not included in enty fee-$5 cash to camp. TD has the right to make any necessary changes to format, divisions, players pack, and payouts as needed to ensure a successful event.


John Theiss
Tournament Director

Tournaments / Scores-BACA Hitting the Chains, June 4th Young Park
« on: June 04, 2011, 06:22:38 pm »
In case you did not hear about the event, you got to hear how well this tournament was run. 
-First of all, i believe every hole was sponsored.  That in itself is a feat to go out find that many sponsors and hats off to Tom Henderson for the leg work there. 
-Second, the players pack was spectacular: shirt, disc, mini, bbq lunch(top shelf with great sides, fruit, deserts, soda), and a coozie.     
-Third, there were CTP during the round for a disc which is always fun. 
-Fourth, there were raffle prizes(everyone entered for free) including 2 Race tickets for tomorrows race at Kansas Speedway valued at over $400,  discs, disc shirts, disc hats, etc. 
-Fifth, there were trophies for each division-1st, 2nd, and 3rd which is sweet!   
-Sixth, there were travel baskets for each division as a ctp prize.  And the overall closest winner got  a metal innova sport basket.  Redonkulous!  Are you kidding me? 

This event was sick.  Top notch all the way.  Tom and his wife  have never ran an event, but  you would have never ever known becuase it was flawless.  They also had some great help from their friends from South Carolina who came up and assited, along with family members, and members of their bbq competition team.   Fantastic job everyone and thanks for a really fun day. They raised money for a great cause and they went first class all the way.  We kept telling one another how cool this event was and how great it was organized.  It is nice to see some new faces stepping up and running events and getting involved in such a great disc golf scene.


John Theiss  60    57    117
William Love   61 65    126
Tony Dutiel   60 71     131

Mark Martin     60   56    116
Gary Lewis     60  58     118
Tom Verstraete  67  67  134
Kevin Weiss     66   70   136
Steven Glover  72    73   145

Rec Men  short pads 1st round  -long pads 2nd round
Paul Beard          45   61  106
Travis Daetwuker  53   62  115
Bill Shinoski         51   67    118
Kent Kelly           54    73     127
Jim Ramey           55  75     128
Noah Welshans     57   75    132
Joe  Landry         55   84      139
Jesse Pettibon      57    84    141
Michael Schelp    58      88    146

Tiffany Kelly         59   56      115
Anna  Baldwin      62    68     130
Luaren  Weiss      71   78      149

Issac Colson         81    77      158
Cont..? Goettling    87     77     164
Jacob Crowley        86     95     181
Cameron Colson      94     105    199

We played some casual doubles due to low numbers.  I do not have the other score card so can't post scores.  Gary Lewis and Sean Chancellor won with a 52.   Myself and Tommy V blew the tie on hole 18 carding a 5 and ended up at 54.  Tom almost aced hole 6 to the left and hit bounced out. 

Couple new players came out to Young despite the poor weather.   Zack Salazar and Kevin Weiss were first timers to league.  I do not know the other scores. 

Gary L   Sean C  52
Brad Berve  Bill Shinoski ?
Paul Beard  cali?
Tom V   John T 54
Zack S   Kevin  ?

Found and Lost / lost discs at young are being rescued
« on: June 01, 2011, 12:05:24 pm »
If you lose a disc at Young you might be able to get it back.  There is a younger guy named Jake that gets them out of the pond.  He asks for a couple bucks i believe if your name is on them or he is sells them for $5 a piece if you are looking for some used plastic.  Come out to league tonight and look through his stash.  He is pulling out handfuls at a time and has some good stuff.  He plays league every once in awhile or hangs out after league.

  I told him that i was unofficially naming his new business enterprise  "BS Discs".  Does the name and story sound  similar to another local group ? ;D

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