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General Banter / Re: Blue Springs Young Park
« on: April 16, 2009, 12:47:17 PM »
i am not sure what all is being done with the sign issue, however i saw a sign that Jack had for a meeting in Blue Springs.  I am aware that Dick is working on something.  I am assuming that the information will be used in making new signs for several courses?  I think the city would just like to have universal signage.  I would like to get Young park included with this group.  They have the funds so that is not an issue.  The course would not be using an money allocated to the courses for WORLDS. 

Here is the latest course update
Four teepads were dug out and leveled yesterday.  Four to five more pads should be dug out today.  The high school students are on site today forming up the pads.  Might be pouring concrete tomorrow.  Definately going to be some concrete pouring next week.  Courses is looking great.  i can not wait to get out every day and see the progress. 

General Banter / Re: Disc Golfer Magizine
« on: April 14, 2009, 04:12:51 PM »
all that BS needs to stop on shirts, logos, flyers for money events.  Do you really want that out there.  Come on folks, people bit$% and complain about sponsorship, yet we allow that stuff to be on published materials.  Are you going to see players last week at the Masters with gear like that.  Well some of you might say, "i do not want those stuff folks playing our game," well that is to bad becuase of the abundance of courses. Hmm ,i wonder why ball golf has large purses.  Disc golf has small purses with limited sponsorship.  Maybe folks do not want to associate their good names with illegal drugs.  There is time and a place for everything and i dont want to rain on anyones parade, but seriously.   i think most folks understand that, but why go out of your way and be blatant and in your face?  I see this like all the students that i work with that act up all the time for attention.  All the other students know that they are doing it for attention.  Okay, cool dude, you like to smoke.  The whole pot thing over and over and over just reeks of middle school behavior.  All the doctors, lawyers and professional folks that partake are not going around wearing their "  i smoke pot badge". 

General Banter / Re: KC CASH Question
« on: April 14, 2009, 09:16:39 AM »
Kevin, what are you doing with all those baskets?  is that what you have at St. Mary's?  Do you have a private course and have been holding out?

General Banter / Re: Blue Springs Young Park
« on: April 09, 2009, 12:10:21 PM »
Latest report on Young Park

We had a meeting yesterday with all parties.  The school district had their reps and votech teacher and the parks and rec had all their folks.  We needed to get everyone in one room to discuss issues and present ideas.  Main thing discussed was the tee pad  installation work.  I feel that we all are on the same page and tee pads will begin to be dug and leveled starting on Monday.  The deforester machine will be kept around for another week, April 13-17.  Most trees have been removed and it will be used to chip up areas that still have a lot of large debris remaining.  Plus a crew will be coming through with chain saws to clean up trees and raise limbs.  The goal is to have 3-6 tees dug out per day and then have the HS students in there framing them up in the middle of next week. 

The parks and rec are very interested in having similiar signage as the other KC courses.  They want to get some more info about what KCFDC is doing for signs. 

I will be out to the park on Friday, April 10 to mark the final location of some tees.  If you want to come out, let me know.

call me if interested  816 739 9361


General Banter / Re: Blue Springs Young Park
« on: April 03, 2009, 10:59:49 AM »
Here is the latest report on Blue Springs-
Deforester machine will be kept for one more week April 6-9

-Everything else is considering we have ideal weather conditions for a skid steer to be able to get into the park.  They do not have a skid with tracks so work will halt if it is rainy.
-The timeline that i have discussed with the parks and rec is to have the tee pads being dug out  April    13-17
-BSSHS Votech students will hopefully be on site working on forming pads by April 14th.  This will give them a month to form the pads and pour them. 
-NEXT WEEKEND or NEXT FRIDAY(EASTER WEEKEND) I will be marking pad locations.  If you are interested in coming out please do so.  Feel free to contact me at 739 9361 if you would like to help/offer insight.  I have not figure out exactly where all the pads will be, especially some of the rec pads.  There are supposed to be two pads per hole.
-I have been out almost daily marking additional trees to have taken out.  The course is looking great.  Really evolving.


General Banter / Blue Springs Young Park
« on: March 17, 2009, 01:16:11 PM »
Things are moving along rather well at the new course going in next to BS South HS.  Last week, i spent my spring break working along side the parks and rec guys.  The parks and rec have brought in a machine called a deforester cutter.  It is an amazing machine that turns trees, cedars etc into wood chips in just a few seconds.  They will have the machine for at least two weeks minimum or longer, until no longer needed.  Due to the small amount of land available, the course will be similiar to the DU but longer.  There are some really unique holes, good elevation, tunnel shots, dog legs, turnovers, hyzers,placment shots, and ace runs.  The course will be a technical control type of course.  In addtion, there are three water shots.  There will be two tee pads per hole, and two pin locations for now.  I am very pleased with the on going communication between the club and the parks and rec.  The original tee pad design idea has been scrapped and the pads will be poured on site by the HS students in a votech class.  The pads will hopefully be getting formed up in early April and with concrete following soon after.  Pads should be in before school is out.  HOWEVER, the baskets will not be in until late in the Summer or early Fall.  I will keep you all updated.  Anyone that lives out that way that is interested in doing some minor tree trimming/work, please get a hold of me. 


William Yates Elementary / Re: School rules and expectations
« on: March 16, 2009, 12:39:48 PM »
it is the second shortest hole on the course and that part of the course is supposed to be tougher.  the students get to use that part of the course after they have been practicing in class for a couple weeks.  it is such an easy ace(like so many out there), but it is just tight enough to mess with you and if you do not hit, the drop box on the other side  is a very tough three.  glad you like it and next time you come out, bring a new player.

Legacy Park - Lee's Summit / Re: Course Update - 2/26/09
« on: March 05, 2009, 01:03:38 PM »
Doug, you  have been waiting so patiently for this moment.   i am guessing you will be out there in the next couple of days?  i would love to join you, however, next monday Blue Springs begins brush hogging and i have to know exactly where i will direct them so i will be at Young park TR, Friday, Sat. 

Beginners / Re: New Players League - 2009
« on: March 04, 2009, 11:31:43 AM »
just show up at Rosie on Mondays before 5:30 and you will be good to go.  it is a lot of fun.  Try to bring someone new each time you come out.

General Banter / Re: Web Site Updates?
« on: March 03, 2009, 04:15:54 PM »
word to your mother!

Prairie Center / Re: Trees! Trees! and more trees!
« on: February 26, 2009, 01:12:50 PM »
one of my white pines died before i moved in and i have a big gap between my pines and have been researching them.  i like the white pine becuase they are fast growers and can grow in zones 3-8 which is most of the US but the hottest regions.  plus from what i have read, they grow in Well-drained, moist, acidic, dry, wet soils, and are rated as a fast grower.  Hardwoods are great, you have to plant them, but by the time they get big, i will be playing grandmasters. 

Tom, why do you like spruces more than cedars or pines.  just curious and really interested in tree and joined the arbor day last year.  i do not know much, but i am slowly learning.

General Banter / Re: Official PDGA Magazine for 2009
« on: February 26, 2009, 12:38:32 PM »
i got the latest issue and thought there was some cool stuff in there.  there is another sport out there that many of the true athletes in disc play and that is ultimate.  For my birthday my mom told me she was getting me a subscription and i was looking forward to it up until all the haters denounced it. :D

i do agree that their coverage was lacking but i still enjoyed reading it.

Prairie Center / Re: Trees! Trees! and more trees!
« on: February 25, 2009, 12:08:59 PM »
i like the white pine.  it is a native tree to missouri and has been heavily logged in many parts of the US.  it grows fast and can get up to 75-80 feet.  i have 9 of them in my back yard at least 40 feet tall and my house is only 16 years old.  when planted i bet they very least 10-15 foot trees, but they grow fast and do rather well in various soils and temps.  i believe that blister rust and one condition affects them, however, they are rather hearty and a really nice looking tree. 

On Sunday mornings we like to drive around and take  scenic roads and we somehow ended up near Legacy.  i am excited to get out there when it opens.   the course looks so much different now that the eight foot tall praire grass has been taken out.  I wonder if they have found any plastic becuase one of those days when we were helping we must of lost 5-10 discs in just a few minutes.  i am very impressed with all the small bridges, benches, and other improvements they have made. 

Rosedale / Re: Damage to Down Under's fallen tree bench on 11.
« on: February 19, 2009, 01:06:08 PM »
The sad thing is that only a handful of folks out of the thousands of local players visit this website.   And the idiots responsible probably do not take the time to get on the message board.   it would be nice to be able to stop vandals, however, Rosie get more action than a drag queen in the joint.  Yet action/players equal less crime, less vandalism, and less inappropriate activity the used to scare the common folk away from the park.   

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