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Smithville / Re: All Things Beaver...
« on: December 02, 2010, 01:11:30 PM »
I'd watch ot for scrub bush.  ;)

Chainsaw work for a scrubby beaver bush?  That sounds fierce.

Tournaments / Re: 2011 ICE BOWL
« on: December 02, 2010, 12:47:24 PM »
I agree with you Dick and it might be a bad risk with the weather.  However, it has been a mild winter so far. 

Smithville and the future Blue Valley are looking to be great future sites.   ;D   Three courses  would make this so much easier for you Jack  ; :D 

Regardless of my dicey ideas,i will be there to help you Jack

Tournaments / Re: 2011 ICE BOWL
« on: December 02, 2010, 12:35:04 PM »
Keep it simple. Folks show up at Rosey and play one round, teeing off no later than 10:30.

Only problem is you can't get 400 tee'd off by 10:30

I agree that 400 players cannot be teed of before 10:30. I would say the most that could be teed off would be around 150.....
starting at 7:00 with a fivesome going off every 7 minutes would be 150 players teed off by 10:30. No wonder there is always such a cluster... ;D

What about using the DU with tee times?  You say 150 folks by 10:30 Tom, well then with the DU in play you have 300 players accounted for.  How many people want to play on Saturday? Will 100 people want to play on Saturday?  I guess that is a question that needs more attention.  I get why the DU can be dicey but it is still a great option. 

Tournaments / Re: 2011 ICE BOWL
« on: December 01, 2010, 04:36:53 PM »
Keep it simple. Folks show up at Rosey and play one round, teeing off no later than 10:30. The top 8 scores play a final 9 round for the title in the afternoon. Everyone else either follows the two cards and partys in a gallery, or plays mini and partys, or does the CTP thing and partys, and eat, drink and be merry.

Tom makes some good points.  It would be a new and exciting format to have a huge gallery following the top cards at the ICE BOWL.  It would be like the ultimate beer league with the gallery heckling and cheering.

 What about a finals round on Sunday that can only be played by those players that played in the more serious round on Saturday.  Let all those who want to experience the ICE BOWL madness like in prior years play on Sunday and only play one round.  When their round is over they get to hang out, play mini, socialize, drink, eat and be merry.  We could have tee times for sale and everyone else just waits their turn.  Selling tee times would be another revenue generator.  Tom suggested a 10:30 mandatory tee time and that should give enough time for at least a final 9 with the top cards from Sat .

We could always use the down under for the masses of players on Sunday.  I played the down under last year and it was a great time and no major backups.   

Tournaments / Re: 2011 ICE BOWL
« on: December 01, 2010, 12:39:24 PM »
Would it be better to have the party on a Saturday?  I have heard many folks say they wish the party was on a Saturday due to work the next day.  Many people like to chill on Sunday or have family time, church etc.  I am all about splitting the event up to two days though.

Have we ever done a can food drive?  Bring in 3 cans of food and get a discount, or a raffle ticket.  Since we will be 501 3c maybe find a company that would match can for can donatations. 

I think KC is all about getting together.  Splitting up the ice bowl onto different may not be welcome after we have had such great success handling the event at one course. 

General Banter / Re: Sunday night glow?
« on: November 15, 2010, 11:55:33 AM »
Jay and i played  over 2 rounds yesterday so he was putting in some overtime by heading back out in the dark. 

Congrats on the ace!

Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: Shelter
« on: November 11, 2010, 04:22:53 PM »
The next project is to get some benches installed.  The parks dept offered to build them and there has been some talk that the KCFDC will donate some funds  to help purchase some.  Those details will be worked out later.   They can build the benches in house at a fraction of the cost it takes to buy them.  I would assume by the quality of work demonstarted at Yound so far, that  their benches would  likely be of similiar quality. 

I would still like to get some directional stones/markers throughout the course to help new players navigate.  After that Young should be as complete as it can be according to the grant specifications. 

Young Park - Blue Springs / Shelter
« on: November 11, 2010, 10:32:19 AM »
Young park disc golf course will soon have a new shelter built near hole one.   The pad was poured this past week and it appears that they will have the roof done pretty soon.  In addition, the parks dept has reseeded empty spots on the course.  Plus they continued to mow in tighter in some wooded areas and are opening up some areas nicely for their last mow of the season. 

Pleasant Hill / Re: Pleasant Hill League
« on: November 09, 2010, 12:02:15 PM »
-11 was hot for the windy conditions.  Great shooting for Andrew and Leo. 

General Banter / Re: New guy: Michael Taylor
« on: November 08, 2010, 12:54:57 PM »
This post has received a ton of hits (327).  If we could get this type of energy and  interest in a work days, volunteerism, events we could make huge gains.  It is great to see that folks are all over this post, but what is going to happen when Dan W posts he has a work day in the Ville, or Drew N posts he has  a work day at Cliff, or Lance trying to get in the wood holes at PHill? 

We can talk and talk and talk, but someone has to do the work, the work, the work!  Here is a chance for individuals to step up and do some not so back breaking work.

                                                             ICE BOWL 2011, ICE BOWL 2011, ICE BOWL 2011   
 Get new players signed up for the ICE BOWL.  Bring new ideas for the event, the format, give feedback from last year.  Get local businesses on board.  We should shift gears with this enthusiam and make good use of it. 


Let's make it happen folks.  Take this energy forward like Jack said and let's give back to the community.  Let's have the biggest ICE BOWL in history and try to increase the cash we raised by 25%!!!

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.


« 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.


Tournaments / Re: THE ACE RACE IS FULL!!
« on: October 22, 2010, 11:56:55 AM »
The weather looks to be holding out for us. 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. 

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!

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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