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Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: September 16, 2015, 12:12:18 PM »
Now included in the players pack will be a mini thanks to the KCFDC!

1. tourney shirt
1. tourney shirt
1. mini disc marker
1. lunch
1.  raffle ticket (everyone wins!)

Thanks to all of our sponsors!   

Dynamic Discs, Innova, KCFDC,  and Mavericks

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: September 14, 2015, 03:04:30 PM »
There is no cutoff date.  Come out that morning and sign up.  We need to get some online registration going for next year.  I believe we have 50 shirts and plenty of discs. 

We also have some swag lined up from the Mavericks for our raffle and ROF.  Fire and Ice bbq contest last weekend led to some additional goodies. 

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: September 10, 2015, 08:50:28 PM »
 For those folks that are new to disc golf, this event is not geared for just the competitive golfer.  I had someone ask me what this event is all about and I wanted folks to know that we are providing an opportunity for kids to play tournament golf  that is geared exclusively for juniors, but any skill level is encouraged to play.  You have to start somewhere and this is the event for your kids.  With 5 different age divisions and the top 3 in each division prizing out, your chances to prize out are promising.  Plus all players will win something disc golf related from the raffle.  So  here is the scoop. Where else can you play in an event that you receive a tourney disc, tourney shirt, a lunch, raffle ticket,  ROF (in the past we hooked it up here as well), CTP, and a chance to prize out all for the price a $15 entry fee?  Sounds crazy, but with the help of many great sponsors we are able to pull off an exceptional players pack for a super low price.  We want to thank our sponsors Dynamic Discs, KCFDC and Innova for making this event be so special.  Our goal is to keep the price affordable  in order to attract juniors that might have only played in PE at school or occasionally with dad. 

Most importantly, a majority of the event proceeds are donated to United Way.  Bill Lentz, the Fox Hill pe teacher and tourney co-director's goal every year is to raise $300 for United Way.  Fox Hill has hosted a Frisbee tournament and disc golf event in KC for numerous years and we hope to continue  growing this event and raising money for United Way. The flyer states that is  the 3rd annual KC Juniors Open, but this event started as a frisbee  and hula hoop event fundraiser for United Way is one of the longest frisbee events in KC's rich history going steady for 24 years.

Here is a post from last couple years...

I posted this last year.  23 years later and still running an charity event juniors event. 

Here is a little history of Fox Hill disc golf and the doubles event.  Fox Hill's first PE teacher was Coach Duane Hall.  He started up a disc golf double tournament 22 years, back in 1991.  Coach Hall brought the event to Fox Hill from his former school, so the exact number of years is not known at this point.  Every year the event has raised funds for United Way.  The event has always cost $10 with all proceeds going to United Way.  It is believed that this event has raised between $5,000-$8,000 dollars over the last 22 years.  Coach Hall used the resources that he had available in supply closet, like so many PE teachers.  He made targets using cones, hula hoops, and homemade PVC flagsticks. 

Enter Coach Bill Lentz in  1995.  Bill picked up the tradition and continued to promote disc sports, disc golf, and ran the doubles event.  Folks have attended this event over the years to spend quality family time together, get some exercise, and raise funds for United Way.  Players did not complain about the types of baskets, the players pack, or the course set up.  They were simply out to have fun and huck some plastic.

Bill and I have been friends since we met at the Missouri Cupstacking Championship 11 years ago and he contacted me several years back about getting a disc golf course.  When we walked the land for the first time, I did not want to tell him how expensive it was going to be to clear all that land, grade it, seed it, spray it etc, but he remained optimistic.  Several years later, much to my amazement, Bill made Fox Hill a reality.  With thousand of dollars donated, thousands in machinery hours donated, thousand in time given by Messengers lawn care workers, Eagle Scout projects planned and finished, KCFDC work days,  Steve Dresser  running his skid, we now have  a real course to continue the legacy of Coach Duane Hall's doubles event.

Fox Hill Doubles will now be held for the 23rd year and Kansas City will be getting a quality Juniors event that will coincide with the longest running doubles event in Kansas City.  Don't miss out....... come out and join us for a fun filled family day of disc sports at the Kansas City Juniors Open...

Tournaments / 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: September 04, 2015, 12:41:27 PM »
The 3rd annual Kansas City Juniors Open is October 10th at Fox Hill Elementary.   We have a bigger and better players pack this year with an event shirt and disc for a ridiculously low entry price.   We have some major sponsorship this year from Dynamic Disc.

We need some help distributing flyers at various courses to help spread the word. If you have access to the kiosk please contact me. Our goal is continue to grow the event and provide a fun day of disc golf. 


Beginners / Re: Disc Golf 101/outreach flyer and discs for kids
« on: September 01, 2015, 04:16:33 PM »
The PDGA used to have a "What is disc golf" colored flyer.  I would contact them and see what you can get.  They are great about sending out materials when it comes to youth activities. 

I thought DD has some loaner discs as well.

Kansas City Juniors Open will be Oct 10th at Fox Hill.  We are in the process now of working out some details.  I hope to have a flyer up in the next week or so.  This is our 3rd year for the event and we hope to continue to grow it. 

General Banter / Re: Independence Disc Golf Day - 10/25
« on: August 24, 2015, 06:13:56 PM »
Jordan is staying on top of this and has been very proactive.  There has been a lot of correspondence by email.

It definitely requires patience and often times takes several years to get the course/land approved, and then you are looking at several more years to clear the land and get it ready.

So....maybe we will have a course by 2020 ;D  But, Independence parks and rec will be receiving a great deal of park revenue  in next few years due to a park tax passing so money should not be an issue.

William Yates Elementary / Re: New fence at Yates
« on: August 13, 2015, 10:40:02 AM »
It was only a matter of time before the fences were coming.  All the Blue Springs schools  now have large fences keeping the natives caged.  It definitely looks  a lot different but student safety is more important than aesthetics of large institutionally looking fences.

There is a gate by hole 1 now and that does help compared to the old fence that did not have a gate. Overall i think they did a good job of adding gates in appropriately places-hole 1 has 2 gates, #3 has a gate, #5 has a gate to enter from long tee.  Safety of students comes first  and the dg course is only mildly affected and i am glad we still have it there. 

At this point, to have 18 holes through the woods, across creeks, up and down hills all an elementary school is still a great thing and will only help in the growth of our sport.  I am jealous that i do not get to use that course for  my PE classes at work.  My school has a 4 hole loop and the kids love it, but it is hard to beat playing in the woods like WYE  as a kid. 

Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: moving some pins
« on: July 27, 2015, 09:04:57 PM »
 If anyone would like to help move the pins, i will meet you out there with my key.    I am unable to physically move them as i am on crutches for another 4 weeks. 

I can meet during the day or at night. 


General Banter / Re: Heard on the local radio this week
« on: June 15, 2015, 02:17:23 PM »
101.1-1% (CHIEFS)

I have 89.3 on all the time in my house.....I don't know who this Lazy is.

Great choice.  I usually tell folks those first two and they respond with a big "what, i have never heard of those stations".  I usually laugh and say that those are old people stations. They got some great music on both stations as well and when they do talk  it keeps your mind busy versus most disc jockey mush. 

Lakeside Hills / Re: 05-25-15 LAKESIDE HILLS MINI
« on: June 01, 2015, 12:46:15 PM »

So, I have been running the KCFDC league in Olathe for
7 years. One year I ran both SMP and Olathe. I have also ran
GLOW for 10 years. I am taking a break from running daylight
league. Starting tonight Cade will be handling the league
dutys. It's been fun. Come out to Bird tonight.

Thank Tom.  That is some serious commitment. 

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Disc Golf Day - May 30th @ Swope
« on: May 30, 2015, 02:44:46 PM »
Great job today KCFDC team and thank you to all involved.  The bounce house was a really cool addition for those of us brave enough to try to keep our kids entertained for 18 holes of golf. 

It was a first class event...thanks  KCFDC!

Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Course is perfect
« on: May 04, 2015, 12:37:28 PM »
i think there are some plans to get heavy machinery in there but the parks dept is waiting for it to really dry up.  maybe a loaner piece of equipment as well so there be some scheduling issues.

Found and Lost / Re: Dan Cashen
« on: April 24, 2015, 12:25:04 PM »
Let me guess... hole 2 BRC?     white rock"quit your job and play disc golf"?  Dan and I played BRC awhile back and i borrowed that disc and lost it on hole 2. 
Dan Cashen on these forums?  I cant seem to locate him.  Found a disc with his name but no number.  I see he has scores posted here so imagine heres here somewhere.  If not if anyone knows him message me so I can get him his disc back.  Thanks.

10 is in that location currently and 16 was installed as well.  16's basket has not moved into the new location yet.

My goal for grass OB delineation is to have areas of OB to be populated by bluestem sedgrebroom.  That variety of bluestem is found all over the park and is orange right now.  it also stays the same height and that makes disc hunting very easy.   so for casual play it works well and folks can see OB from great distances.

plus the orange fall color is amazing with the backdrop of green grass in fairways.  gives a golf course type feel.

thanks for the comments.  the park does read this page.  they were asking me about things that players were commenting  on  last Wed when we were out digging and planting some 45+ trees.

Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: Rock wash on hole 1
« on: April 03, 2015, 02:23:26 PM »
Nate Zier and myself met with the parks department on Monday.  Nate did an excellent job of representing the club and it was very beneficial having him thank you Nate.  The meeting went well and the parks department took many notes and we have an action plan set for several agenda items.  The tree barricade on 17 was removed on Wed and all broken/missing valve box lids will be replaced soon as well.

Other projects include moving a couple tee pads, one for a slight redesign and another for an improvement.  Also talks of adding a couple new pins as well in areas for redesign .  Work will not start until after Memorial day since new rec center is a high priority.  But... meeting went well and we hope to make some changes that will improve some holes. 

As we get closer i will coordinate with the park to have a work day to help aid the parks department in this process.

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