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Young Park - Blue Springs / spreading straw bales this Saturday
« on: February 23, 2012, 12:45:52 PM »
I am working on securing a trailor load of straw for this Sat, Feb 25 at 10 am.  The course needs straw spread throughout to protect the seed that was put into the ground with a seed drill.  The parks department seeded the course thoroughly and we need to help protect the new growth. 

In addition, having a mild winter has led to more foot traffic on the grass versus foot traffic on snow or ice.  Getting this straw down now will help ensure better grow later.  Plus, being  a tighter course with less pin placements, the same areas get used more consistenly and wear down faster.     We are hoping to have Young Park looking fabulous for the KCWO this summer. 

Poison ivy spraying parties will be occuring later this year.  Stay tuned...

Found and Lost / Darin Bolyard-Thanks for returning my disc
« on: January 27, 2012, 12:43:48 PM »
I wanted to give a big thanks to Darin Bolyard for retrieving discs from young park's big pond and calling all these folks back.   I met up with him yesterday and he returned my disc as well as Neil Roth's.  If you do not go in for  them then you are giving up on the disc and it is fair game in my opinion.  I would even pay to get most of the plastic back.   There was no hustle or fee, just a good dude returning plastic.  He showed me his stack and asked if i knew of any of the folks.  I saw some familiar names.  I asked him who he has met and returned discs to and the list of players was really long.  I was thinking that he has found a great way to meet players since he is somewhat of a newer player.  Most newer players stay away from leagues but he had met so many of the local hard core group of players this way.  You either have to play every day or hit leagues to get to the point where you see a bunch of familiar faces.  And for so many of us, i think it is the social aspect and cool folks you meet that make disc so great. Anyway, that was super cool of him. 

Since the KCFDC is working towards being a 501-3C, it is a priority  to increase our community involvement.  We have a great opportunity to meet and introduce new folks to disc golf on Saturday, Jan 21st in Independence .  This is a great way to generate interest for our sport, promote the ICE BOWL(our best fund-raising event), promote our courses, leagues, and possibly meet future sponsors for our events, and to encourage folks to come and check out the KCWO this summer.  These are the type of grass roots efforts that are necessary in the attempt to make disc golf more mainstream and build our base. Generating interest will not only bring in new blood to our club, but it will bring us a youth movement. 

The club has been granted a free booth at the Youth Sports Expo.  We need some folks to volunteer and hang out at the booth, throw some discs at the basket, do a putting contest etc.   This is a really simple and easy way to give back to the sport and club.   Independence would be an ideal location for a course, especially since their rival cities/parks depts BS and LS currently have courses, and Raytown is possibly in the works.  It often times takes years to get the parks depts on board, but us making a strong presence will only aid us in the future

Saturday January 21st, 1-3 pm
Truman Memorial Building
 416 West Maple, Independence

The Blue Springs Youth Expo is the following weekend, Jan 28th from 9-1.  If anyone is interested in volunteering please let me know.  We were also given a free booth and  I am not sure i can swing both events due to a coaching conflict.  I can be at BS by 9:45 so i would need someone to set up.

Blue Springs Youth Expo
Adams Pointe Conference Center
1400 Northeast Coronado Drive

Water Works / Course Coordinator at WW
« on: November 29, 2011, 12:19:15 PM »
The KCFDC is looking for someone to take over as the Course Coordinator for Water Works.  This person would have to be able to get along and work well with Bill Neenan.  I believe Bill is still interested in volunteering his help and giving back to WW.  So if you think you can handle Bill's super relaxed personality, and you would like to step up and make disc golf better, throw your name out.

The job requires work but no one is supposed to do all of the work.  The CC is a leader that is visible on the course, talks to new players and is an ambassador for the game and club, organizes works days when needed, organizes trash removal, and reports any concerns/wishes to the KCFDC Board. 

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.

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