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Is there anywhere to see who has pre registered for the tourny on the following day?

Eric, i will bring out a list.  just send me a text to remind me. 

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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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signs are being made and will be posted.  i am going to try to meet with the president of the homeowners association.  Police will also now be coming through the area becuase they did not know that if was a park.  they will be in plain clothes.  they frequent all of the parks in Indep in plain clothes.  Wer are taking this seriously and doing what we can do keep it from escalating. 

Pulling the baskets over the summer is an excellent idea.  i do not want it to get to that point.  i have seen many folks using the park and to me that means mission accomplished.  the grant received was for combatting obesity and people are out exercising.   

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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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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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