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Tournaments / Eastern Front is FULL.
« on: May 22, 2010, 02:12:57 PM »
We are full.   We will not take any walk ups.  72 is the max. 

There is always next year.  We will expand next year to two courses and use another course in Eastern Jackson County.

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If you are unable to make it out for the Eastern Front tourney on May 23rd, here is the opportunity to show some appreciation to a tremendous parks and rec dept.  The Blue Springs Parks and Rec will have an official ribbon cutting event at 10 am on Saturday, May 22nd.   The parks and rec will be handing out free commemorative Buzzzes.  I have nothing but praise for their efforts and once again, they are going above and beyond by having some free plastic for those that come out. One DGA representative responded to me "I have never ever had a parks superintendant that has been so involved and interested in a project.  Roscoe has shown great interests and was extrememly thorough." 

 We hope to have a strong showing of support for a parks dept that has been an advocate for professional course installation.  We want to continue to build upon the great alliances that we have with several surrounding parks departments.   The KCFDC is proud to have an ally like the Blue Springs Parks and Rec, who value and listen to those with experience and knowledge of disc golf.  Please join us in a celebrating the grand opening of one more course, being added to the plethora of great courses in KC. 

The parks dept has mentioned that after the opening weekend, depending on the maturation of the new seed, that there is a possibility for the baskets to be pulled.  They want to ensure that new growth is strong enough to withstand foot traffic.  So.... this is your chance to SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TO A TREMENDOUS PARKS DEPT, GET A  FREE DISC, PLAY A NEW COURSE, AND INTERACT WITH SOME NEW PLAYERS.


Hope to see a  huge group of golfers May 22nd at 10 am.

John









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  The school board has been notified and the assistant superintendant has notified the principal of the school about several problems at Yates.  Neighbors have called the police about these issues.  There has been some talk about pulling the baskets as punishment.  the course will not be pulled at this point, but baskets being pulled is the next step.  I do not care if i piss anyone off with what i have to say. This is my course.  I built it, i raised the funds, i seeked the donations, and i broke my back out there.  If i see you doing these things(drinking, drugs, being loud and obscent) on my course i will call the police on you.  No one is above the rules and laws and i will do everything in my power to protect my baby.  This course was built for kids.  the money was awarded under intentions that kids would be using this course.  all are welcome to play the course when school is out.  I have had  enough of the dumb sh$% out there.  Quit acting like trash and be respectful of your surroundings.  For those of 99.9% of you that are respectable golfers i thank you. 

John

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The KCFDC and the Blue Springs Parks and Rec are proud to present THE EASTERN FRONT Disc Golf Tournament. Young Park is the  metro's newest course and will have its first tournament on May 23rd.  This is a two round event.  Players pack includes a tournament stamped Limited Edition Crystal Challenger or Buzz, a 2 sided color tournament shirt, and a 8" Mr. Goodcents sub and drink(order for sandwiches will be taken when players check in on May 23rd).   In addition, there is a raffle for a Zune, XBOX 360, portable baskets, and disc golf gear.  All KCFDC members will receive one raffle ticket with entry.  Additional raffle tickets may be purchased.

Pre-registration is required.   There are two ways to register
1. Go to the link  http://www.discgolfdicks.com/Events.html and  pay by using PAY PALL.  Look for the PAY PAL Button at the bottom of the Eastern Front tournament flyer. 
2. Or you may preregister at Disc Golf World. 

Come out and play a style of course that is unique in KC. Young park is woody, with great shot variety,  good elevation, three water holes, risk reward holes, fantastic tee signs,  huge concrete tees, and powder coated orange-blaze Mach V baskets.  More information can be found on the tournament flyer at  http://www.discgolfdicks.com/Events.html

                                          YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!!!


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The KCFDC and the Blue Springs Parks and Rec are proud to present THE EASTERN FRONT Disc Golf Tournament. Young Park is the  metro's newest course and will have its first tournament on May 23rd.  This is a two round event.  Players pack includes a tournament stamped Limited Edition Crystal Challenger or Buzz, a 2 sided color tournament shirt, and a 8" Mr. Goodcents sub and drink(order for sandwiches will be taken when players check in on May 23rd).   In addition, there is a raffle for a Zune, XBOX 360, portable baskets, and disc golf gear.  All KCFDC members will receive one raffle ticket with entry.  Additional raffle tickets may be purchased.

Pre-registration is required.   There are two ways to register
1. Go to the link  http://www.discgolfdicks.com/Events.html and  pay by using PAY PALL.  Look for the PAY PAL Button at the bottom of the Eastern Front tournament flyer. 
2. Or you may preregister at Disc Golf World. 

Come out and play a style of course that is unique in KC. Young park is woody, with great shot variety,  good elevation, three water holes, risk reward holes, fantastic tee signs,  huge concrete tees, and powder coated orange-blaze Mach V baskets.  More information can be found on the tournament flyer at  http://www.discgolfdicks.com/Events.html

                                                              YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!!!


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General Banter / Fox Hill-NKC WORK DAY, 6-16-12!!!!
« on: April 10, 2010, 05:47:57 PM »
So the disc golf juniors courses are poping up out East, South, and eventually North.  The track of land at Fox Hill  looks good from an aerial image, but it has some serious water shed trenches.  unfortunately, the main runoff trench runs right down the middle of the land.   And that trench has some very dangerous parts.  After walking and walking and walking this past week, i think i figured out the best route and have 15 holes nailed down. The other three will be part of the shorter holes that the students will loop while playing in class.  The pe teacher wants to have six holes that his students could "loop" and can keep playing and are all visible.   

The grant writing process is under way and i am pushing for the use of the DEFORESTER!   So we are hoping to get that finacial  angle figured out becuase we want to work smarter, not harder.  We are going to need some type of bad boy machinery to go in and clean house because it is very similar to Young park(overgrown forest). 

As we get things on track I will post a work day.  There is no parks dept to depend on,so we will need some help.  This will be another  really fun woods course(two holes are open) with lots of trees.

John   

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Young Park - Blue Springs / Young Park Tourney- Sunday, May 23rd
« on: March 31, 2010, 04:00:10 PM »
Still working out most of the details for this tournament on Sunday, May 23rd. What i do know is that we are going to have a two round event at Young Park, which means NO TRAVELING!   Still working/coming up with a  name for the event so if you  got anything good i would like to hear it.  I like the "Eastern Front", which Palmer suggested.  This is a good name when/if we combine Lee's Summit, P hill or  Young Park next year.

John

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Rosedale / Down Under Round today?
« on: February 22, 2010, 11:39:59 AM »
Snow days are fantastic, especially for teachers.  Thank goodness for inclement weather.  However, i will be in school till July 4th this summer. :-[

Who wants to play today around 1 o'clock?


John Theiss
Teacher(best job in the world) 

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Swope / Stiles is the man!
« on: February 17, 2010, 08:59:32 AM »
Those that play Swope often already know that Stiles is the man.   Mark Stiles picked up some nasty stuff at Swope over the weekend.  Besides the normal beer bottles, trash, condoms, Mark picked up a fricking dead cat. 

Good work Mark.  You are the man.   

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General Banter / Blue Springs Youth Sports and Rec Expo-Sat Jan 30th
« on: January 28, 2010, 04:41:57 PM »
 
Adams Pointe Conference Center
1400 Northeast Coronado Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64014


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If anyone would be interested in coming to a Youth Sports and Rec Expo, it is January 30th from 9am to 1:00pm in Blue Springs.  The KCFDC will be represented by having a booth.  The parks and rec asked us if we would like to be involved and i said of course.  I thought it would be cool if we could put on a couple demos if we have enough room.  We have a booth by the hallway in order to do demos.  Supposedly the hallway we have, is one that everyone must pass through so we are not being shoved into the corner.  Plus i thought it would be cool to have a putting contest so  if anyone would like to donate some items that would be great.  Maybe some discs that are too light or ones you just do not like or want.

I thought this expo would also be a good time to pump  the tournament on  the weekend of May 22-23.  Dan Coffman and i have talked about several different ideas.  One idea was to have a 2 round tourney at LS  and BS Young park on Sunday, May 23rd.  This will be a KCFDC tourney.  We also are working on a second tourney, a grand opening tourney for Young Park for families and rec players on Saturday.  That event will be very similar to the ones that I have run at William Yates.  A tourney for total beginners with an extremely low entry fee and once you turn in your scorecard you get a raffel ticket for a prize. 

I know this is late notice, however if you would like to come out and support disc golf and the KCFDC, please come by.  And if you have some disc golf swag to give away in a raffle or putting contest that woud be great.  Rick was very kind and donated some items for the kids. 

Thanks,
John

Adams Pointe Conference Center
1400 Northeast Coronado Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64014

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Young Park - Blue Springs / Blue Springs Young Park Work Day Oct 31
« on: October 28, 2009, 03:30:37 PM »
We could really use some help with tree cutting and trimming.  The parks and rec have done an excellent job carving the holes out of thick overgrown woods.  Now is the time for disc golfers to put the final touches on the holes.  I will be out this Saturday, Oct 31 at 10 am and would love to have some help.  I have a hole by hole itinerary of what needs to be done.  I will also be out there working this Friday, Oct 30th at noon.   Please bring your own chainsaw. 

Thank,
John Theiss


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General Banter / Blue Springs Young Park
« on: March 17, 2009, 01:16:11 PM »
Things are moving along rather well at the new course going in next to BS South HS.  Last week, i spent my spring break working along side the parks and rec guys.  The parks and rec have brought in a machine called a deforester cutter.  It is an amazing machine that turns trees, cedars etc into wood chips in just a few seconds.  They will have the machine for at least two weeks minimum or longer, until no longer needed.  Due to the small amount of land available, the course will be similiar to the DU but longer.  There are some really unique holes, good elevation, tunnel shots, dog legs, turnovers, hyzers,placment shots, and ace runs.  The course will be a technical control type of course.  In addtion, there are three water shots.  There will be two tee pads per hole, and two pin locations for now.  I am very pleased with the on going communication between the club and the parks and rec.  The original tee pad design idea has been scrapped and the pads will be poured on site by the HS students in a votech class.  The pads will hopefully be getting formed up in early April and with concrete following soon after.  Pads should be in before school is out.  HOWEVER, the baskets will not be in until late in the Summer or early Fall.  I will keep you all updated.  Anyone that lives out that way that is interested in doing some minor tree trimming/work, please get a hold of me. 

John

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General Banter / construction of tee pads-brainstorming
« on: February 12, 2009, 01:16:38 PM »
i have some questions for you those of you that are knowledgeable in concrete work.  The process that is being used for the tee pad construction might be somewhat unorothdox, but that sounds like the way it is going to be.  the tee pads are going to be poured into five by five sections off site.  then brought to the site and assemble there.  i am envisioning the pads seperating and tilting.   I am  curious if having a male and female end on each slab might work by keeping them locked together.  I was envisioning four to five heavy duty gage pipes that extended out of one slab and could be pushed into a female slab.  Anyone got an ideas besides sexual innuendos?

thanks
John

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William Yates Elementary / School rules and expectations
« on: November 21, 2008, 11:13:54 AM »
William Yates Elementary is open to the public after school hours and it has gotten a great deal of play since its insallation.  This course was funded by a $5,000 grant from Sprint to battle obesity. Yates is a great course to take new players of all ages.  The course is a pitch and putt type of course, but it offers great elevation, wooded shots, tunnel shots, mandos, and some alternate pads.  Players need to remember that the 18 hole course is on school grounds and responsible behavior is a must.  All Blue Springs Schools are Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug free. In addition, the course has several holes that abut houses.  Some neighbors have expressed concerns about the course, but many have openly welcomed the course.  The course has opened up some of the over grown woody areas that were once breeding grounds for illicit behaviors.  However, the school district will not tolerate innappropriate activities and Yates could be pulled if negative issues arise.

If you go out and and play Yates, please help me out and make appropriate choices.  Yates has already introduced many new faces to our sport.  And one of those new faces, Mike Keizer is now a course coordinator at Cliff.  Grab two discs and come out and throw Yates.

John Theiss
course coordinator


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Found and Lost / found a cover for a phone
« on: June 12, 2008, 08:51:12 AM »
I found a nice leather cover for a phone on my car at Rosie on  Tuesday, June 10th.

John Theiss

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