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Messages - john theiss

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Beginners / Re: New Players League - Monday's
« on: March 26, 2014, 12:59:49 PM »
Welcome to a lifelong addiction. 

You pay as you go for league,  meaning that you pay for one night... that is the best part.  no long term commitment like other formal leagues in softball/bowling etc.

Do not worry too much about your score and sign up for the easiest division offered.  Go and play and keep it fun and if you get smoked no big deal.  If you are waxing folks in your division, then maybe move up after a couple weeks.  If you want to improve, then you have come to the right place by playing league.  all divisions have players with knowledge  so play where you feel most comfortable.  Sometimes the best coaches are not the best players so i believe that  you will find folks that know a lot about technique in all divisions. 

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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: March 18, 2014, 07:51:16 AM »
Getting closer. Not sure yet on exact date. I will post more info when i know something.  Jordan sure shredded it up the other day.

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General Banter / Re: Wyco League Change?
« on: March 14, 2014, 01:06:08 PM »
When we changed Swope from Tuesday that did not go over that well and it seemed like a kcfdc tradition had been damaged.  Plus leagues  need to be run  based on distances from other leagues on the same night, not based on league directors availability.  I could be wrong, but didn't Swope have some players pick it back up on Tuesdays for casual league when no one official stepped up to run it which in turn lessened league numbers elsewhere. 

So many  great courses and so many great leagues.  I commend anyone stepping up to run a league.  I do not have the time  nor the energy.   i can not thank LDs enough for such a thankless job yet the most important one for our clubs continued success.  So thank you Rob and not coming at you. 

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General Banter / Re: Penn valley
« on: February 15, 2014, 11:11:56 AM »
There are never enough courses.

Not crucifying rob, but are there too many playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts in KC metro?  Not all folks want to drive to have a fitness opportunity, nor want to spend the time driving, so am not sure when there are too many courses as long they being visited and utilized, then they are a worth while entity.  Mowing costs become an issue, but if a town only has one course then mowing should never be an issue.  If they have several courses, I believe that shorter courses and 9 holers are a great way to go to and grow the sport ie Penn Valley Park(why not a 9 holer here?).   These smaller courses are easier to maintain, more beginner friendly, and often will fit into an established park  with all of their preexisting  amenities.  More courses in my opinion means more opportunities(for growth of sport and club.)  due to proximity  and ease of finding a course.   

Printing professional looking flyers and signs off in color is a drop in the bucket for the reach and scope in the present and future.  The issue is lack of space or no access on  some of kiosks in town.  I agree with Tracy about marketing and we need to be more obnoxious with our marketing and really get it out there.  I would still like to see "KCFDC League tonight" signs during league.  On those signs you could list out
1 history of club
2 what we do
3 and how to get involved etc

Our problems of too many courses is better than many towns who wish they had more than  a couple places to play. 

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A couple of extras this week. If we have at least 10 in at $1 CTP - you could win a Limited edition FTL 2014 disc golf calendar. Each month has a picture of hole #14 from an different FTL course played.


Curious about how you choose the hole number 14.  Any particular numerical meaning or did it start with an amazing pic of hole 14 somewhere?

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General Banter / Re: Snow Day
« on: February 04, 2014, 07:41:56 PM »
7 folks out at Wilbur today.  it was fun.  pond was frozen over so no lost discs in the pond. ;D

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Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: 2/2 Sunday Random Doubles at Young
« on: February 03, 2014, 02:54:27 PM »
pads are shoveled and swept.

that is some hard work and much appreciated.  it is nice to be  able to get out and play in the wind protected woods and know that all the pads are shoveled.  big thanks to joe's wife sarah for all of her shoveling as well.


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General Banter / Re: Blue Springs Youth Expo- Jan 25th from 9am-1pm
« on: January 23, 2014, 12:42:14 PM »
No cost.  This event is a way for kids to sign up for different team and individual sports in Eastern Jackson County.  Plus there are non traditional groups like us out there promoting our activities.  Usually some fun demos to watch as well.  In the past different mascots ie Chiefs, T-Bones, Mavericks make it out as well.  If you are free, bring out the ringer and he can compete in some putting contests against kids his age for discs.  Every kid that comes by our booth leaves with a magazine  and hopefully had some fun throwing some plastic at the basket. 

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General Banter / Blue Springs Youth Sports Expo- Jan 25th from 9am-1pm
« on: January 23, 2014, 11:51:12 AM »
Adams Pointe Conference Center
1400 Northeast Coronado Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64014


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The KCFDC invites folks of all ages to the Blue Springs Youth Sports and Rec Expo, on January 25th from 9am to 1:00pm in Blue Springs at the Adams Point Conference Center.  The KCFDC will be represented by having a booth.  Joe Hammontree, myself and others will be out representing the KCFDC.  Our  booth is in the hallway that everyone must pass through to enter the Expo so we have prime real estate. This is a great spot for  our putting contests, demos, baskets, disc games etc.  Thanks to the club and DD for donating  some discs and a bag as prizes for putting contests.  Thanks to the  PDGA  as well for donating magazines.

This is late notice, however if you would like to come out and support disc golf and the KCFDC, please come by.

Thanks,
John

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..and all this bs prior to ice bowl at rosie, I will gladly play a different course, if not just to reduce the massive damage to the course from high traffic.

Despite all this fantastic discussion taking place, this is the most important disc golf related statement.  rosie needs a big long break from golfers.

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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: November 26, 2013, 04:20:24 PM »
most pads are in.  only a few left.  course was looking really nice this Fall.  all of the disrupted areas were seeded and we the seed took hold and grew well. 

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Tournaments / Re: Kansas City Mini Series - 2013
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:52:40 PM »
Recently Eric Eastwood has made some traction out in LS  after contacting some other folks.  we sometimes forget how lucky we are to have the support of so many parks departments in KC so when a department is not as accessible as others, we see that as being difficult.


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Tournaments / Re: City of Fountains - PDGA Event - November 3rd
« on: October 28, 2013, 07:38:46 PM »
and Recreational is a battle between Danny Troop and Johnny Dinardo. 

Johnny D is the man.  Glad he found the game.  We used to run all over this city playing pick bball any where we could find a game.  I bet he will quickly be moving up.

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General Banter / Re: There are 7 new trees at Rosedale Park
« on: October 28, 2013, 07:31:47 PM »
That is great news and thank you guys and WYCO P&R for making it happen.  Jay...you are the man!

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General Banter / Re: Be Thankful For What You've Got
« on: October 14, 2013, 04:18:02 PM »
I was thinking about this over the weekend.  We have a great disc community(ultimate, disc dawgs, disc golf, disc stores) in KC.  There are really solid disc groups that do so many great things.  It is all about the selfless people that make these groups so amazing and we are blessed with so many dedicated folks that give back. 

The issues that we stress over or complain about, really seem to be minor issues compared to what is happening in Detroit.

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