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3 of us out today to get a head start.  we got in about 12 hours of combined work. Work Day is still on for tomorrow. 

We accomplished a ton  today and Wilbur is going to look great for this weekends event.  Hope to see you out there tomorrow.  If you have a weed trimmer that would be helpful to bring out....but most importantly just bring yourself and some gloves.

Great job KCFDC volunteers.  Thanks to all that helped out and provided such a fun day.  Met several newer players and saw a ton of families out. Great food, great games,  and the event ran smoothly.   Looking forward to next summer when my daughter is older and can walk with me. 

Course looked amazing as well.  I have heard that there is a new fella with a ton of energy out there named Patrick Smith cleaning up the OB gulleys, building the awning at the clubhouse etc, and being a general bad ass. i wish i could have thanked you for all of your hard work and giving back.

Been awhile since Wilbur has seen some love and the course could use some TLC before BACA.  I know that 10 am on a work day is crazy time, however many disc golfers have non traditional hours. 

Do not worry about not having tools. I have everything that we will need...chainsaws, loppers, backpack sprayers, chemicals, etc. 

Contact Joe or myself by forum PMing. 


Looking forward to another top notch charity event ran by the Hendersons.  Tom and Kathy's events are truly in the top of so many great events here in KC.  Not only do you get hooked up with the great Player's Packs, but they have CTPs, and baskets to give away.  Uhh ya... baskets!    And most importantly... you are helping those that are helpless innocent victims.   

Been awhile since Wilbur has seen some love and the course could use some TLC before BACA.  I know that 10 am on a work day is crazy time, however many disc golfers have non traditional hours. 

Do not worry about not having tools. I have everything that we will need...chainsaws, loppers, backpack sprayers, chemicals, etc. 

Contact Joe or myself by forum PMing. 


Tournaments / Disc Golf Day May 31
« on: May 23, 2014, 07:24:23 PM »
I was wondering if there is any news about Disc Golf Day?  I appears to be next weekend but i have not seen anything posted in the forum.  Love that day!

General Banter / Re: Leave the chainsaw at home
« on: April 03, 2014, 12:45:12 PM »
i have not seen the hole, but what about planting some type of ornamental fountain grass?  Olathe seems awful touchy about their flora but maybe something can be planted in front.  Some species grow fast and can get up to 10 feet tall.  Or what about even getting a couple large round bales and placing them there.  it takes years for those things to decay.

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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?

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

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.

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. 

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

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.


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