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General Banter / Re: construction of tee pads-brainstorming
« on: February 12, 2009, 02:55:29 PM »
i just got a message from the parks and rec.  The design and production of the pads is being provided by an industrial arts class  in Blue Springs.  Here is the latest info i received. 

" Our plan is to have some pins in one end that slip into a slot or holes in the opposite end.  There is a concept of placing conduits thru them, then a cable or rod that can be tighten placing tension on the pads"

Sounds interesting and i am anxious to see the design and how it functions.
The pads are for the new course going in at Young Park in Blue Springs.  We are scheduled to start brushogging March 9-13th.  After we get the land somewhat cleared, i will be posting more information about the course and give updates. The parks and rec are fully behind the project and have the funds for the course.  There is a rough timeline in place and they have predicted the course will open this Fall and a pushing forward to make it happen. The course will have two tee pads per hole and two pin placements.

General Banter / construction of tee pads-brainstorming
« on: February 12, 2009, 01:16:38 PM »
i have some questions for you those of you that are knowledgeable in concrete work.  The process that is being used for the tee pad construction might be somewhat unorothdox, but that sounds like the way it is going to be.  the tee pads are going to be poured into five by five sections off site.  then brought to the site and assemble there.  i am envisioning the pads seperating and tilting.   I am  curious if having a male and female end on each slab might work by keeping them locked together.  I was envisioning four to five heavy duty gage pipes that extended out of one slab and could be pushed into a female slab.  Anyone got an ideas besides sexual innuendos?


Pleasant Hill / Re: Pleasant Hill League
« on: February 03, 2009, 10:53:18 AM »
Those wood holes are crazy hard.  I really like the hole next to the lake.  i am calling it Lakeside Drive.  You are literally walking the edge of a good size hill lakeside.   it is a hairy hole and is going to be a amazing test for guts.  one bad kick off a tree and you are in the drink.  You can play it safe or go for a  hyzer.  Oh man, those holes are looking great.  I would like to go back out this weekend and haul brush.  Not sure what Lance has going on, but it is going to be a nice weekend. 

Lance i am busy Sat morning.    I could meet you out there around 2:30 on Sat or Sunday morning.  Let me know if you can make it out.   I will try to wrestle up a couple of folks. 


Pleasant Hill / Re: Pleasant Hill League
« on: January 30, 2009, 01:08:52 PM »
i want to get out there and do some work on Saturday.  Have you talked to Lance?  it is going to be a great day to get out to the course and do some work.   Lets get some stuff done on Sat.
Lance give me a call.  i thought you said you were busy.  if plans change let me know.

Tournaments / Re: Ice Bowl
« on: January 29, 2009, 09:28:46 AM »
not sure Rick.  i think i shot a 58. 

Tournaments / Re: Ice Bowl
« on: January 27, 2009, 04:25:07 PM »
For official tallying, please add my name as well.  my scores were turned on the same card as Nick's.

General Banter / Re: An interesting idea gone awry
« on: January 14, 2009, 11:58:03 AM »
i believe that the Central New York club has had or has a women president.  It is probably very common for women to be club leaders becuase of their innate organizational skills.   Getting women on the executive board and in leadership roles where they feel some sort of ownership is very powerful. 


« on: January 05, 2009, 03:06:47 PM »
Man oh man, i lost that disc last winter.  I definately remembering losing that red orc.  it is rather new and i lost it during a snow round.  There was probably 6"to 12" of snow on the ground.  I played jefferson and then went to snow creek to board.  the next time you come to kc for a tourney or to play, please leave that disc either at the tourney or at Disc Golf World. 

John Theiss

Pleasant Hill / Re: Pleasant Hill League
« on: December 03, 2008, 12:01:48 PM »
   I've been pretty busy, classes are over on the 9th of December, after that I will get with Scott George and Dan.  Hopefully during Christmas break we can get started on something. How's the Blue Springs project panning out?

Lance, i have not heard anything yet.  i am not sure if Rick or John have heard anything either.  The gentlemen that wrote the grant is a principal at the freshman center in BS.  He keeps me updated and i have not heard anything in awhile.  I have plenty of time off over xmas break to help out.  I am interested and please keep me informed. 

Legacy Park - Lee's Summit / Re: Course Update - 11/20/08
« on: November 25, 2008, 12:37:51 PM »
It sounds like they are starting to figure some things out, which is great news.  These things take time, and we know that Lee's Summit is fully committed to this project.  Folks just need to continue to be patient and let this course work its way out.  Brian Plamer is the right man for this job and we can trust  his suggestions and judgement.  He has the right vision for this course and he has good experience as a player seening and playing numerous courses.  And the good thing is, if he makes a bad choice, we can trust that his better half will correct him. 

Pleasant Hill / Re: Pleasant Hill League
« on: November 25, 2008, 11:13:18 AM »
Dan, what is the story on carvering out a wood hole?  Have you heard anything from Lance, or is there even anything being planned?

Rosedale / Re: Workday Sunday 11-23-08
« on: November 24, 2008, 10:49:50 AM »
This weekend we worked really hard on building some stairs for hole 11 DU.  We stated by moving a giant boulder that most folks probably just walked around on their descent from hole 11.  After we moved the monster, we continued in our quest for  large flat rocks.  We found some beasters and we built some stairs that should last for many years.  I believe Steve (Hostleter?) had moved a bunch of rock and made some stairs and we used many of those stairs and added some larger rocks.  Steve layed out a nice set of smaller rock stairs that we used as platforms for many of the bigger beaster rocks.  Steve has been working very hard DU and is really transforming some holes.  A big thanks must go out to Steve,  Mike Keizer and Eric Kolkmeiyer who did some back breaking work to get those stairs looking so good. 

William Yates Elementary / School rules and expectations
« on: November 21, 2008, 11:13:54 AM »
William Yates Elementary is open to the public after school hours and it has gotten a great deal of play since its insallation.  This course was funded by a $5,000 grant from Sprint to battle obesity. Yates is a great course to take new players of all ages.  The course is a pitch and putt type of course, but it offers great elevation, wooded shots, tunnel shots, mandos, and some alternate pads.  Players need to remember that the 18 hole course is on school grounds and responsible behavior is a must.  All Blue Springs Schools are Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug free. In addition, the course has several holes that abut houses.  Some neighbors have expressed concerns about the course, but many have openly welcomed the course.  The course has opened up some of the over grown woody areas that were once breeding grounds for illicit behaviors.  However, the school district will not tolerate innappropriate activities and Yates could be pulled if negative issues arise.

If you go out and and play Yates, please help me out and make appropriate choices.  Yates has already introduced many new faces to our sport.  And one of those new faces, Mike Keizer is now a course coordinator at Cliff.  Grab two discs and come out and throw Yates.

John Theiss
course coordinator

Rosedale / Re: Bridges Down Under at Rosie-and steps and erosion control
« on: November 12, 2008, 12:42:07 PM »
In talking with Dick and a couple other fellas last night at our club meeting, we have agreed on a work day DU for Sunday, Nov 23.  Do not let that date stop you if you were planning on working this weekend. 

Dick wants to get the bride on hole 8, and i would like to address some other issues like making some nice rock stairs on holes 10 and 11, and moving some fallen trees for erosion control.

John Theiss

Rosedale / Re: Some basic signs have been installed Down Under
« on: November 06, 2008, 09:55:03 AM »
i did not realize how professional looking those signs were untill i played DU a couple weeks ago.  You all did a really nice job.  I would like to get a work day going for DU?  Is there anything being planned?

john theiss

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