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General Banter / Re: New course in independence.
« on: March 07, 2016, 09:05:23 AM »
yes it is private.  Sorry for sharing such a lengthy response, Carl.  When you put a ton of work into places you tend to be excited and share additional info.

We managed 18.  Really good flow for most part and get to see some interesting features.  A couple holes have the swope effect (errant throws could be on another fairway) but that is non issue since it is private and not meant to hold big events.

Drumm Farm is very impressive operation.  They came into some minerals right money a few years back and have been able to do tremendous things.  They are in the process of building several more brand new homes for foster families.  I believe they have about 70 foster kids out there currently.  Brad Smith continues to find ways to generate revenue to build additional homes.  Nate Zier would likely know the number better than I, but i believe there are about 2000 kids in foster in KC.  I may be way off, but Drumm Farm is a great place and Brad has turned that place around. 

I remember hearing something similar as far as an alternative school.  But that is not the case today.  I hope that we can get the course ready in the next couple years to host a fund raising tournament similar to Thornfield. 

General Banter / Re: New course in independence.
« on: March 06, 2016, 04:03:05 PM »
It is private.  Not sure if it will ever be open to play unless for tournaments. They are not that concerned with even running events or even to opening it up on certain days to the public at this point.  They are more concerned about all the work that is left.  They are open to the idea of running some future events, but this course is to provide another outdoor alternative to the foster kids that live there.  The foster kids have numerous outdoor activities  mainly geared towards their farm-livestock and crops etc.

Please do not go out there.  There are plenty of other places to play and i want this course to remain something positive versus being a thorn in the side for them.  We have worked very hard routing the course and having all parties out there involved come to agreement on future pasture land, fenced land, disc golf land etc.

If you are out there without permission,  they will run you out of there.  Everyone that lives there knows one another and you will be asked to leave rather quickly.  We have worked very hard on that course and there is much work that needs to be done.  It is a very sweet course  that is technical, has elevation, lots of water/creek OB, road/walking path OB, and plays as White course with Red tees as well,

Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: moved baskets
« on: February 21, 2016, 07:24:41 AM »
Baskets  moved
1- short

If you recognize this basket or know the owner, please private message me.



Leagues / Re: 2016 Regular league Season
« on: January 14, 2016, 11:02:17 AM »
just a thought... I could do Wilbur Young on the first Wednesday each month if nothing ends up happening there...

so 1st wednesday of the month in blue springs and the rest of the month in liberty

Frank and Joe Mangiariacina had mentioned via text that they wanted to bring Wilbur back and run it this year.  I asked them to contact the board. 

Young Park - Blue Springs / moved baskets
« on: December 23, 2015, 06:02:16 PM »
It has been awhile since baskets have been moved.

I moved
 #2 short
#12 left
#13 short
#17 straight
#18 long

I was running out of daylight and hope to get many other moved tomorrow or by this weekend. I hope to move some more on the front 9.   I was not able to move them since July 1st due to a hip surgery and long recovery.  You forget how heavy  that chain and pole  are :-\

General Banter / Thank you Veterans
« on: November 11, 2015, 09:21:38 AM »
Thanks to the many disc golfers on this forum that have served our country in the armed forces and risked their lives in combat.  I thank you for your service  and sacrifices so we can live our lives freely and argue over such simple things like disc golf. 

Thanks to:

Steve Dresser
GI Dave
Steeler Doug.....

Rosedale / Re: Rosedale Redesign
« on: November 02, 2015, 11:57:05 AM »
I love that you are able to do such creative things with that space.  It looks like some good wooded changes bring some more challenges.

Great job folks. 

Course is being mowed again today.  It should be a really nice clean cut for the event.    They also cleared up several holes and are pushing more brush back. 

Park guys texted me last night and wanted to have the course in tip top shape. 

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: October 07, 2015, 09:51:21 AM »
Just picked up the donations from the Mavericks.  We have some really cool prizes for the raffle/ctp/ROF.

20 Maverick pennants, Islander/Mavs pucks, survival cord Maverick bracelets, and......

a signed hockey stick of all the Mavericks players.

Thanks to  Todd Mackin and the Missouri Mavericks for taking care of us. 

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: October 06, 2015, 12:07:00 PM »
Saturday's forecast-

75 and sunny with 0% chance of rain

Looks like another great year for weather for KCJO.

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: September 29, 2015, 04:16:17 PM »
Oops... i guess i left out all the moms, girlfriends, and aunts. Sorry about the Amy.   We hope that you ladies bring out you family members as well.  We do not want to discriminate.  Unfortunately there is no potty on site so i guess we are still discriminating against you ladies.

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Bad Rock Creek Open presented by Dynamic Discs
« on: September 28, 2015, 12:14:13 PM »
If you are playing #3 long, it might be worth having the blue basket pulled.  Hitting the gap is not extremely hard, but then after you hit the gap, you should not have to worry about a good straight shot nailing the blue basket IMO.    I am not sure how well the score deviation will be on that gold hole with the blue pin  interfering with a perfectly thrown straight shot.  I can arrange that the basket gets pulled on Friday if that interests you. 

I will be interested to see the score deviation on  hole #3 gold with or without the blue basket.  The blue pin is very  short and reachable  and  likely a deuce or die for open and likely for other divisions but i can see some scores also adding up. 

I wish the grass was taller and that farmer fred would have cut and baled the whole park earlier in the summer.   I have not been out in awhile so i do not know the grass height, but hole #8 gold is an interesting hole and when the wind is right, bigger rtbh arms can reach that gold pin giving them an eagle look.  There is a good left to right wind often (disappears in winter with Northern wind) so if you turn something over and let it ride out over the tall grass it is a  reachable huge landing area.  I also like how the placement of your lay up shot  on the hill makes it very tough to see the pin and gage the distance.  Makes for a tough blind over the hill  upshot even though it is not that long.

Either way i like your layout and these are not criticisms, just thoughts. 

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: September 27, 2015, 02:48:03 PM »
Discs and shirts just arrived.  I am excited to get our hands on them and get the kids a preview at our schools.

Fox Hill was trimmed up on several holes today in order to get it tourney ready.  The school district decided to start  mowing it and trimming it so that has helped lessen the load for Bill Lentz and his workforce of school dads.   

Hole 4 was very overgrown and it was trimmed out today.  It should play a lot more fair now.  Howevr, hole 4 could use some help pulling the brush pile if anyone is out there this week.  If you are out there and want to pull a few branches, please pull them up the tree line on the right hand side past the gap and deposit them on the existing brush pile please and thanks.

Holes 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10,11, were also cleaned up.

Winter Leagues / Re: Chiefs League 2015
« on: September 18, 2015, 11:51:04 AM »
I like the early factor.  Missing the Chiefs games are hard to swallow.  Plus you get back home early for those that have kids.

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