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General Banter / Re: New guy: Michael Taylor
« on: November 07, 2010, 09:25:34 AM »
Michael,  in order for our club to continue to be a strong and successful club, we depend upon new blood.  It is our goal to get new folks involved.  Having co-captins or teams of course coordinators would be one of the first steps into getting your name out there, it would allow you to meet old and new club members, learn more about the game, and to get your name out there in several circles of golfers that might not be that involved with the club.  I think the co captians is one of the best new ideas we have had in awhile.  It keeps more folks accountable and gives individuals a sense ownership and responsibility.  Being in charge of a course can feel like a large burden and sharing that responsibility  is needed in order to avoid burn out.  Other great ways to get involved are by volunteering for work days and by volunteering to help run events.  Hit up the work days and give back.  So here is an example of a newer member giving back. Van is relatively new to the club, however, in the last year or more, he has been all over the place volunteering his time.  Van has now become a face that more folks know becuase he is putting himself out there.  He is gaining the respect and of his peers and is building himself in the club for a leadership position.  It takes time Michael.  We want new ideas and new blood.  I can copy and paste for you to read in the private board section where i am expressing how i feel about new blood and how important it is to get outsiders opinions.  However, i have been wrong with certain people becuase i gave them the benefit of the doubt and believed in them too much and i really did not know them as a person.

It can be intimadating when folks seem to know everyone, but for many of us disc golf is not our only bond.  The KCFDC also gives so many of us a social outlet to meet and establish great friendships.  Michael, do not get discouraged.  Last night was a huge night for the KCFDC and certain members have more seniority and their voices will be heard first.  Its not that the leadership is not willing to listen but just trying to accomplish our agenda last night.  Thanks for sharing your ideas. Feel free to come to our meetings as they are open to the public.

John

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Tournaments / Re: ACE RACE OUT TAKES VIDEO
« on: October 24, 2010, 08:30:28 PM »
Thanks for shooting the video and posting.  I was not able to see much action during the day of the tourney and that was really enjoyable to watch.

John

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Tournaments / Re: THE ACE RACE IS FULL!!
« on: October 22, 2010, 11:56:55 AM »
The weather looks to be holding out for us.  Weather.com shows rain early Saturday morning but finishing up early around 5am.  The rain is not supposed to hit BS until later that night at 9PM.   Going to be windy though but a high of 76 in late Oct is fantastic. 


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Tournaments / ACE RACE Pay Pal removed-27 holes of golf
« on: October 19, 2010, 09:19:41 PM »
The Pay Pal button has been removed because we are close to being full with 65 players.  You might still be able to get in if you contact Eric and get him your money quickly.

We are gearing up for Saturday.  We have decided to add extra holes and have 26-27 total holes of golf.  There is  a nice mix of easy short shots and really fun shots that are Aceable for all skills.  We also wanted to make sure folks did not have to leave between rounds for lunch so  I am grilling up food and putting together a lunch with burger or brat, chips, fruit snack and  soda pop.  We are asking for a $5 donation for lunch, which will go to cover the costs of the adult beverages BL  on site for your pleasure.  All proceeds raised from the tournament are going to be given back to the course for future improvements like benches. 

54 holes of golf, sweet players pack, fun activities between rounds, food and beverages, all happening this weekend at Young Park!

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Cliff Drive / Re: Favorite Hole at CD
« on: October 08, 2010, 04:20:33 PM »
i like the turnover line to the left and use a star roc.  once you get by the first stuff with anny, you are golden and your roc will come back and be parked.

to me that seems like the best odds because if you hit anything early, you are to the left and can see the basket.  plus i know being on the right  can be terrible if you go down the ravine.   

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Tournaments / Re: Roc v. Buzzz
« on: October 08, 2010, 04:15:57 PM »
That sounds really cool.  I would like to know what type of feedback the players give.  It sounds like you get to use your own plastic and you get one tournament disc?  So, what is the rest of the money going to?  Are you playing for Cash payouts, merch, food/beverage?  It would be cool to play in an event where you can bring your overstable, stable, and understable discs Rocs or Buzzzes.

Also, here is a shoutout to Timko,  looks like he is on the  sponsor page. 

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Tournaments / Re: 2010 YOUNG PARK ACE RACE - Discussion
« on: October 08, 2010, 12:42:44 PM »
The KCFDC is only ordering 72 packages and the order will be sent off today.  We would have liked to have more packages available, especially with the addition of 4-6 temp holes, but if you snooze you lose.   We are capping it at 72  to make sure we do not have extra ACE RACE player packs. 

We are two weeks away and the weather appears to be staying warm for the next couple weeks.  Come out and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather, enjoy a round playing in the scenic woods,  make some runs on ever so short ACE RUNS, enjoy some adult beverages/burger/brats, play some mini golf and enter games, and win yourself a new bag loaded with discs(that you can lose later playing on the long holes 7, 10, 17  ;D ).   

We are keeping the shots super short this year and taking into consideration that it is an overstable mid. Anyone can win it this year! 

John

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Dressing appropriately is  being professional and this is a professional event with good attendance.  What is wrong with looking nice every once in awhile?  Collared shirts are not that big of a deal.  Every person has a collared shirt in their closet and it is okay to bust one out for PDGA events. 

A pig is a pig.  However, we know that many politicans are pigs, even when they are all dressed up in their big money suits but they are just playing the part.  It is called the PDGA for a reason not HDGA-Hippie Disc Golf Association.  Sports can have folks from all walks of life be participants and diversity is what makes disc so great.   But image and public opinion is everything in the business world and look sharp for an event is not that big of deal. 



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Tournaments / Re: 2010 YOUNG PARK ACE RACE - Discussion
« on: October 05, 2010, 09:05:35 AM »


We need to get the players packs ordered by this friday. So if you have not signed up, or know someone who is going to play and hasn't signed up. Please let them know to do so. That way everyone who wants to play gets in and also so that we do not order to many extra players packs.. Thank you..

We are setting up a sweet course and this will be a great end of the year event.  Eric is absolutely correct about pre registering.  If we get a bunch of pre regs this week, there is a chance that the club might increase the number of player packs to above 72.  However, 72 is the magic number unless we get more sign ups this week.  We hate to turn folks away, but that is a possbility for procrastination.  We have at least 4 good extra holes and possibly 6.  Plus games between rounds, adult beverages, and food.

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Tournaments / Re: 2010 YOUNG PARK ACE RACE - Discussion
« on: October 01, 2010, 01:10:47 PM »
Not sure about the discs.  I believe Eric mentioned $2 for 1 mully or $10 for 6 mullys.   I will also be grilling up some food for lunch so do not worry about traveling between rounds.   

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Tournaments / Re: 2010 YOUNG PARK ACE RACE - Discussion
« on: October 01, 2010, 09:28:41 AM »
It sounds like a good time. I think I am finally going to give the Ace Race a shot.

You should.  Eric and myself are designing a course that will offer high probability for ACES.  After all, it is called the ACE RACE and that is our goal.  This event should be fair to all skills and level the playing field. 

 

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Tournaments / Re: 2010 YOUNG PARK ACE RACE - Discussion
« on: September 30, 2010, 12:34:52 PM »
Eric and myself are experimenting with some additional holes ideas.  We will more than likely add  additional holes to the course.  This way you get more bang for your buck, shorter holes will transition better from one to the next, and this will enable you to see more groups of players, more baskets, and more ACES.  We have soom really cools ideas and a sweet course set up.

It will be a great time and we wil have an abundance of short shots so all skills levels will be able to compete. 


John
 

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General Banter / Disc Golf Intramural BSSHS
« on: September 29, 2010, 01:13:53 PM »
Disc Golf will soon be an official school club at Blue Springs South HS.  The AD has given permission to move forward.  We will soon be working on our mission statement and getting our paper work finalized.  I will be the club's school sponsor and we will meet at Young Park.

This is a big moment for disc golf in EJC.  We have infiltrated that elementary schools, but now we are treading new waters. 

I can see at Blue Valley vs Blue Springs intramural tournament in the future.  The MO-KAN Disc Shoot Out.
Blue Valley has a course near their school and i would imagine that a club will form at some point.

John

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Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: LEAGUE
« on: September 29, 2010, 09:37:23 AM »
Eric did a great job stepping up and running league.  He was there every week and  has done a good job fulfilling his league obligations. 

Thanks for volunteering your time.
John

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Tournaments / Re: 2010 Club Championships?
« on: September 25, 2010, 10:08:01 AM »
Mr. Parker,
I want to thank you for running the CC.   There has been  good points and personal opinions offered for courses chosen. 

KC is a sweet place to live and i am thankful to have problems like which courses to play.  I will be a fun weekend of FREE GOLF!  How sweet is that?

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