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Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: Course Installation
« on: May 06, 2010, 01:40:09 PM »
Last night we had five more folks out working.  Thanks so much to Eric Minton, Bryan Harrelson, John Friend and his buds Jason and Jamie.

Great work guys.  It is nice to see folks coming out and helping.  Thanks for giving back.

We are up to 175 hours of spraying.  The course will be ready.  The grass will be ready.   Who is ready to play?

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Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: Course Installation
« on: May 06, 2010, 12:07:59 PM »
Caleb, play in the tournament and we will see how you shoot.  this is no walk in the park.  Not too many over the top shots.  Any course in town is bettter than no course in my opinion, whether kiddie course or not. Go play yates long pads and see if you shoot -10.   Then you can call it a kiddie course. ;D

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Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: Course Installation
« on: May 05, 2010, 09:00:49 AM »
When do you want to help?  i might be back out tonight.  Are you good with power tools?   ;D


Also, thanks to  Eric Minton, Will Love, Mike Keizer, and Bill Shinoski who came out yesterday and brings the total to 155 hours of volunteer   service.  This is just in the last two weeks.  We hit one area heavily (that i missed on Round One) and then spot sprayed on the holes that were hit last week in round one.  Even after focusing a great deal of time in one area yesterday, we still got four to five holes sprayed.  The areas that were sprayed from Round One are improving greatly and it is becoming more difficult to locate ivy.  We got some really good chemicals from the P&R.   

John

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Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: Course Installation
« on: May 04, 2010, 12:06:32 PM »
Please come on out and help. The parks dept is behind us in our efforts.   We are making great progress.  The park looks amazing.  the fairways are clear of ivy because they tilled up the soil.  However, off the fairways we are waging war and making tremendous progress.  The fairways are growing very nicely, we just want to make sure that when you shank one, you land in safe area.  there will be plenty of shanks and plinko ricochets to be had, so help yourself out now by cleaning up the park.  I got plenty of chemicals folks, i just need more bodies to help.  the ivy will not  go away by itself.  it will only get stronger as the warm weather approaches.  We got the good chemicals to apply, we just need more applications, especially from those of you living in EJC.  This week we are doing our second round of spraying the park.  if we missed you last week, please come out this week.  if you can't make it out this week, i will be working next week for round three of application.  if you can't make next week, i will be out the week of the tournament getting it ready.  After the tournament i am considering retiring.   ;D

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Smithville / Re: Camping/Golfing at Smithville... Recommendations??
« on: April 30, 2010, 01:06:57 PM »
if you want to camp and play 18 holes you can always go to P hill.  it is of course completely south of Smithville. 

Just a thought if you were really wanting to play 18 holes of disc golf .  I believe they have electricity out there as well.  You set up camp  on the edges of the fairways so proximity is not an issue.

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Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: Course Installation
« on: April 30, 2010, 11:38:08 AM »
I want to thank all those folks that came out for the first wave of work this week. 

The first wave was Kent Turpin, Matt Hayes and his buddy James, and Brad Berve-spraying
Wave two was Bryan Harrelson, Drew Neitzel, and John Friend and his posse from William Yates-spraying
Wave three Jamie Brizendine for pole saw work and vine removal/poison application.

I am hoping to put together a couple more waves next week. We are systematically hitting the park for round two of spraying.

The last couple weeks before the event i will be spot spraying and minor tree work.  If you are interested in coming out and helping private message me. 

Thanks to everyone this past week. 
John

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Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: Course Installation
« on: April 30, 2010, 09:31:00 AM »
The course will look great in three weeks.  When folks come out, they must remember that this land was the most nasty rough land imaginable. Look at some of the areas between the holes, and that is what this land used to look like.  We are working hard on getting the course ready for the event.  i have put in 20 hours this week and with all the help we are looking at over 120 hours of volunteer service this week alone.  The parks dept has been very proactive and is supporting our spraying work.  The grass is growing rapidly and in some places it looks like a soft velvety golf course.  Other areas are still rough in spots, but the seed is coming in strong.  We have 20+ days to the opening weekend, and with the rain and warm weather, the deep seeded grass will explode and be covering nicely.  Give the parks and rec a couple and years and this park will look top notch.  Mowing will not be a future  issue.  The parks dept is on top of the mowing. 

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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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The parks dept had a full operation going today.  One guy on the bigger tractor discing the ground, one on the seed spreader, and one running back and forth dropping backs of seed throughout the course.  The last bit of dirt work is being done tomorrow to build a mogul basket location.  With the super nice weather ahead this week, the course should have some ground cover for opening weekend.  A lot of grass/weeds are coming up  now, so it will look real nice after six weeks of growth. 

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Really late notice, however if anyone wants to help tomorrow there will be folks working at Young.  Boyscouts are spreading mulch.   They are starting at 9:00am. 

And.... supposedly the seed will be going down tomorrow.  Better late than never.   

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I need updated tee signs or nickels on basket so folks can identify where the baskets are.  However, i have the images, but i do not have the program to update them.  The course was designed so the shorter holes are 14,15,16,17,and 18. The pe teacher can see all students at all times on these holes.  All other holes give the course good balance and shot variety. 

Hole 5- same shot from the short pad, however now you just  have a longer putt through the window
8- is longer
12-is significantly harder, but a great hole. from the short pad it is one more (good)shot for the yutes.

18 holes is a long time for a kid to focus when there are three playgrounds throughout the course and  a couple great creeks  to mess around with.

I appreciate you all playing  it and bringing yutes cause that is why Sprint hooked us  up.

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General Banter / Re: Should we pay to have professional disc golfers?
« on: April 08, 2010, 11:06:12 AM »

I think it should say Aurturo , Aurturo, Aurturo, with teepads.  I remembering seeing Hemmeline at several as well.     

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How many 1000 rated golfers have you seen on work days?
LaRon, Arturo, CD to name 3

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Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: Young Park Tourney- Sunday, May 23rd
« on: April 02, 2010, 01:43:09 PM »
They put tee signs in yesterday and today.  Really nice materials were used to construct the signs.  they used heavy duty dark green plastic for the post and they constructed framed signs a lexican cover beneath the frame. The design is sweet.  The top of the sign has a hinge on it that connects to the post.  the bottom of the sign has a bolt that runs through the front  of the sign and the bolt continues through the post and locks from the back.  there is a spot cut out in the post (below the sign)for a colored metal tab that hangs flush against the post.   the bolt on the front of the tee sign goes through colored metal tab.    this flat colored piece of metal can be removed by unlocking the lock from behind the post and pulling the bolt through the post.  Then the colored metal tab can be flipped showing another color when the basket is in different positions.  Hence, not having to wondering where the pin is.  On many courses you can see the basket, however, on a woods course it is nice to know where the basket is. 

Their great work is no surprise, because everything out there has been top notch up to this point.  I believe next Saturday local boyscout will be putting on a mulching party.  Then i have been told seeding will begin after that in the following weeks. 

I will keep folks informed of what is happening and will likely have  a couple work days to get things tiddy up before the kickoff weekend.

John

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