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Tournaments / Re: 3rd Annual Hitting the Chains for BACA June 1st
« on: May 24, 2013, 03:30:36 PM »
Minton will be excited to hear that.

General Banter / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: May 15, 2013, 12:51:01 PM »
most of the rough cutting is complete.  some holes have been giving the final cut.  Removal of debris, stumps, and brush is left on 1/4 of the holes. Ivy still needs to be treated on holes in the woods  or that play near woods.  Originally they were shooting for June 1st.  However,  the course changed dramatically from original route and the new course has demanded much unanticipated work.  And as we know, most park dept are thin so they are working hard at balancing current projects and obligations, along with dedicating time and machinery to this project.

  Course will open this summer.  With the help and direction of so many golfers, it  should be fun for all types of golfers and has woods, wind, and water.  we are pushing for alternate pads to even shorten things up for the casuals and families of Liberty. 


General Banter / Disc Golf on Real World
« on: May 12, 2013, 09:24:33 AM »
My wife just told me about a clip of disc golf on the Real World in Portland  It was good video, better than most on tv shows where they just talk about playing disc.  Look closely at one of the discs they are throwing.  It aired on May 8th.

General Banter / Re: Liberty work days at Stocksdale Park
« on: May 10, 2013, 04:40:37 PM »
I will be out at Liberty tomorrow at 9am. Plenty of things can be done.  No tools are necessary.   I have two back pack sprayers and we can spray areas for ivy, cut and drag and clean up holes etc. 

call me if you are out make it out.

 816 -739-nine three six one

General Banter / Re: Liberty work days at Stocksdale Park
« on: April 28, 2013, 07:11:17 PM »
Big thanks to Ian Stone and Todd Hall.  Much work was done today and will give the parks dept a better idea where to run the brush hog.  Can't thank these guys enough.

General Banter / Re: Liberty work days at Stocksdale Park
« on: April 27, 2013, 08:41:42 AM »
Work day this Sunday, 10 am at Stocksdale Park.   Plenty of work that anyone with or without tools can do. 

General Banter / Re: Friday Traveling League 4/26/2013 We're back
« on: April 25, 2013, 04:04:39 PM »
honestly, my feelings aren't hurt.  i hope that i am more thick skinned than that.    i appreciate that you do not drink beer out there.  thank you for being responsible and i hope other players that enjoy beer and liquor as much as i do, follow the same rules.  The course has many limitations and can only improve.  the baskets do need inner chains as well.  we are working on those things.  not super important for  a rec course, but Bill wants the course to be something that golfers can be proud of. 

i tend to play courses for fun and worry less about score now as well after some cartilage wearing issues. 

General Banter / Re: Friday Traveling League 4/26/2013 We're back
« on: April 25, 2013, 12:54:22 PM »
Fox Hill has some weak holes and the pads are not the best.  Friday traveling league would not be allowed to play out there during the day due to school hours.  Getting 25k in donations to put in a course is not the easiest thing.  Maybe one day we will have some better tee pads. There will be an asphalt running trail through those woods so those pads could be updated in near future.   Do not put anything past Bill Lentz, the pe teacher at Fox Hill.  He is the man.  It is guys like him that buy into  building beginner courses that will make this sport grow.    Bill does not even play disc golf.  How crazy is that?  Here is a guy that is killing himself out there to give the community something fun to play.  He is not a member of the club, not a member of the PDGA, just a regular guy that wants to give kids an alternative fitness activity.  Hundreds of back breaking hours to make the community better.  That is an example of  a human with such a  powerful, selfless, giving spirit.  Bill and Aric Anderson are working super hard at getting a course at Staley HS.  This is how the sport and the spirit of the sport grows... by building beginner weak courses. 

General Banter / Re: Liberty work days at Stocksdale Park
« on: April 25, 2013, 12:43:28 PM »
that is great to know.  i have some areas that i lined out for folks to cut the honeysuckle and pull it.  i was just going to have the person pour Tordon on the tip.  i was also thinking about an idea similar to yours this past week.  the extensive mtn bike and walking trails in this park have encountered these issues and they have to work the stump out in order to have nice dirt path.  i was thinking of getting my mavic super sharp and using that to get the stump to grade level.  Then put on tordon. And now i will try to add dirt over the stump. 

thanks for the tip. 

General Banter / Re: Liberty work days at Stocksdale Park
« on: April 25, 2013, 11:51:53 AM »
i will be out working tonight if anyone in the north land would like to join me.  i will be there by 5. 

Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: League 4/24
« on: April 24, 2013, 04:11:40 PM »
a bunch of baskets were moved thanks to Brandon and First Run Lake Jake.  Some areas have been roped off to encourage players to walk around certain parts of the course.  if you see any areas of rope torn down, it would be nice if someone could retie them, please and thanks. 

General Banter / Liberty work days at Stocksdale Park
« on: April 23, 2013, 01:35:28 PM »
First official work day will be this Sunday, April 28th at 10am at Stocksdale Park.  Bring your big bad self and if no tools, then that is fine.  I have plenty of things to use. 

I will also be heading up this Thursday, April 25th at 5:00 if the weather holds out.

contact me at

Cliff Drive / Re: Shame-so many should feel it....
« on: April 23, 2013, 01:29:24 PM »
 I want folks to know that Liberty will be having work days every weekend  till we open this place up.I will start posting what time and what date under GENERAL BANTER- LIBERTY WORK DAYS.   If you are interested in helping with tee pa/pin locations and practice throwing the course, moving debris, cutting out roots with loppers  left from the brush hog, spraying ivy, etc please let me know.  i go out and work every TR because my wife has class and i get the free pass. i am also up there every wknd on Sat or Sun, sometimes both.   I have always tried to get other players involved in the design process.  Dickie P and Daniel Loomis have been out to walk the park with me. i also asked Jack.  Most of the route was laid out beforehand(but can change), but both guys have made tremendous recommendations that will make this park so much better.  Sometimes once the route is set, there are minor changes that can be made and sometimes major, but most routes do not get altered too much.  one person has to pick the best route out that offers greatest holes.  i appreciate feedback and would love get a group of players out to Liberty to throw the course.  We also need help out there working. some holes have only been rough cut and there is much debris that can be moved by hand.  just moving debris would be a huge help.  their park dept is pretty small and it would mean a great deal for us to go out and clean up some holes. when i am out cutting, it would be so nice to have extra hands pulling or for me to pull and someone else cut.  you do not need 15 chainsaws out there working.  One good mid-grade saw and one sharp chain will cut out a line in a few hours.  after you  drop a tree though it needs to be cut up, moved and pushed off to the side.  i also have a couple back pack sprayers and chemicals and would be glad to educate anyone on what ivy looks like.  Spraying for ivy is huge and saves the park guys tons of labor hours.  If you would like to help in anyone at Liberty, please email me at This course is really coming along and will please all levels of players.  I am pushing hard for multiple pads so all can enjoy.  Wind, woods, water, elevation-it has it all.

General Banter / Re: M.I.A.
« on: April 22, 2013, 12:55:08 PM »
that is so awesome.  almost unbelievable.  hitting on the second try was the best part.  But then again one could argue...

his stach was better
his shorts were better
his fist pumps were better
his sweet 360 jump at the end was better.

Tough call.  the whole video is so flipping cool and classic.

Tournaments / Re: Elk's Charity Disc Golf Tournament April 20th 2013
« on: April 20, 2013, 07:15:54 PM »
Super fun event.  thanks tom.

left an orange blizzard boss on hole 10.  no name on it but in the 130's.  threw over water and forgot to pick it up. 

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