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Shawnee Mission / Re: How does league night work at SMP?
« on: June 05, 2009, 03:14:37 pm »
if you play league several times a year, you might as well join.  it is cheaper that way, plus it goes to a good cuase.  you got to have money in order to keep these courses running.  our club puts a great deal of money into getting these coursed looking good.  all those tools and work days come at a price.   it is a no brainer.  Plus having a large member base helps legitimize our organization public relations wise.  It is awesome to go places and say that we are 200 strong or 300 strong. 

General Banter / Re: Blue Springs Young Park
« on: June 04, 2009, 12:38:01 pm »
The course is coming along well and most of the tee pads are in.   Due to lack of available space, putting the pads in early is not an issue.  You do not have an abundance of room with options.  The course will not be ready untill late summer or early Fall.  They have dedicated three employees on site until  the projects gets completed.  However, there is much work still to be done.  They are moving lots of dirt and are trying to get the land smoothed out in order for it to be mowable and for drainage concerns.  Then the next step will be to disc or till up all the land.  Then they will drop seed sometime in the late late summer early fall.  In the meantime, they are building a second pond.  Be patient.  I ran into some guys who were told that it was playable.  Baskets will not be in for three, four, five months. 

Their parks  dept has been superb to work with.  The course is looking great. 

I heard disc golf advertised for the first time on the radio.  810 was running an add for the Ozanam tourney.  That course is really doing great things for our sport. 

I have seen disc golf on TV several times, but this was the first time i heard a tourney being advertised. 

General Banter / Re: Blue Springs Young Park
« on: May 08, 2009, 12:50:02 pm »
some pads have been poured.  last week when we had a bunch of rain that slowed em down.  i am going out on Sat day morning if you want to go.  will not be doing much besides trying to figure out a tee pad for 17 and maybe 7.  i did not make it out last week so not sure what has gotten done. just to busy with my own stuff at home i.e. mowing.   got a call from the P&R to get a couple pads remarked with flags after they went in and leveled up the ground.

you should meet up with me and we can walk it.

Shawnee Mission / Re: Welcome to Friendly Shawnee Mission...
« on: April 22, 2009, 01:17:26 pm »
I can not explain how frustrating the beer drinking issue is at Yates.  I find myself out there picking up  beer cans instead of enjoying my round.  You would think people would get the idea of not drinking at a park where it is prohibited, or at an elementary school.  Obviously not, because i continue to be funding my childrens college fund by all the beer cans i find at Yates. 

seriously golfers, figure it out!

General Banter / Re: Blue Springs Young Park
« on: April 16, 2009, 01:35:56 pm »
i will call him today after work to let him know about the finish.  just found out over lunch they they will begin pouring all next week.  I am hoping that one of those days, Lance can get out next week and some what supervise on a pad. 

Not sure about helping you this summer.  i would like to , however ,this summer is going to be hit and miss.  i am teaching summer school to help pay for my wedding so i might not be able to. 

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.

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