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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: * 2015 LEAGUE *
« on: March 06, 2015, 10:29:45 am »
Liberty parks and rec, ERTA and  myself are working on rerouting the trail near basket #17 basket in the woods  at BRC.  it will be staying in the left pin unfortunately until the trail behind gets rerouted.  There was some confusion on the trails use and it was believed to be a closed trail.  There has been ongoing discussions for rerouting with myself and Clay Lozer, who is the trail steward and member of ERTA.  We hope to get the trail rerouted soon and their is a scheduled work day in near future.  I will post the date when i am notified. 

There are several trails crossings out there, but hole #17 pin in the woods does not give riders or golfers enough sight lines   with the current trail.



Young Park - Blue Springs / League?
« on: February 27, 2015, 01:49:07 pm »
Is there anyone out there interested in running a league at Wilbur?

Jan 24th  9am-1pm
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 24th from 9am to 1:00pm in Blue Springs at the Adams Point Conference Center.The KCFDC will have a booth and is promoting the sport to youth and adults.  Every year we have  several local players come out and help represent 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. If you have any discs, disc swag that you would like to give away as prizes please let me know.

Anyone is welcome to come out and stop by our booth, KCFDC or not.  Thanks for  supporting disc golf and the KCFDC.


Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Who's Playing - When?
« on: December 26, 2014, 01:54:11 pm »
if you are willing to help and volunteer on any course....thank you.

There is plenty to do at Stocksdale.  Find a wooded hole or hole with trees nearby and then gather up debris and pull it deep into the woods where it will never be in the way. could clean up about every hole out there if you want. 


General Banter / Re: Local ponds at coures.
« on: December 23, 2014, 03:19:55 pm »
Liberty parks and rec texted me today that some crazy dude was swimming yesterday in the pond and today there was "some hippie" on  a large piece of Styrofoam.  Why Stryofoam....well cause carrying a boat that far is way too much work when disc hunting.

Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: New practice basket
« on: December 03, 2014, 04:14:47 pm »
i forgot to add that to my list.  i just contacted parks and rec recently and there is a new guy that i contact now.  my former contact, Bobby Williams passed away last year.  he was a really great man and i had taught both his kids.  he was a man that got things done and you could count on.  the new guy seems very pleasantl and is from lee's summit p&r and seems to be a big proponent of disc and even plays a little. 

There is a list of things they want to get working on over the winter.  i will send him another email about the basket.  they are aware of it. 


Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: Hole 17 - barricade wood pile
« on: November 30, 2014, 01:52:48 pm »
I like the idea but the barricade would make more sense to be a rock or wood terrace wall ie the wall at Swope #1 (if it is still there?).

With a slanted green that slopes with water at the bottom, that hole is an ace run and when you go long you have the possibility of missing and rolling down the hill into the water  on your putt.  So... building a barricade up that stops those rollers/hard fly bys just does not seem like the best type of wall.  I like the idea of preventing skip ups and rock or wood wall would stop the discs or even cause them to ricochet  and maybe go into the water.  So... good effort  in building the wall, but the concept is flawed.  Plus a rock or RR tie wall would look so much cooler.

Young Park - Blue Springs / Hole 17 - barricade wood pile
« on: November 28, 2014, 08:47:37 pm »
Out to play some golf this weekend and there was a recent addition on hole 17.  There is a stack of logs/limbs/brush in front of basket about 25ft away, 4 feet wide, and 40 ft long.  Just curious who had the energy to build this or if anyone knows of the folks that did?



General Banter / Re: Disc Vending Machine
« on: November 22, 2014, 05:37:27 pm »
I suggested a Teeboxx for Bad Rock Creek.  The idea is great and I do not see it interfering with profits at local stores as a major issue.  In multi-use parks, folks have immediate access to try out something  new.  Plus in talking with Aaron, the machines will likely be retrofitted for other BRC could put bike tubes in there for the riders that blow out a tire, CO2 for tires, and dog toys for the dog park users.

If you drive new players to the sport, you are going to have them eventually purchasing plastic from the local retail stores.  So essentially these machines could help grow the game at the right parks that have lots of traffic like Stocksdale. 

The folks on this site likely will not purchase a disc from a vending machine, but in a jam you might need to if you forget a disc and you are playing league or an event.    I hope we can get one at BRC and give park users the opportunity to play with a real disc.

General Banter / Re: Happy Veteran's Day
« on: November 11, 2014, 12:01:38 pm »
Thank you Doug, Steve Dresser and others for your service. 

I love the quote that says

"If you can read English thank a teacher.  If you can speak English, thank a Veteran. "

What other disc golfers can we add to this list?


Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Tournament notes.
« on: November 11, 2014, 11:57:36 am »
Ted does a lot of behind the scenes work.  There are so many folks not even on this forum that do the little things like picking up trash and it is nice to hear of folks taking ownership of parks.  Ladell Thomason picked up a whole bag of trash during a round.  Good deeds can be  contagious.

Thanks Teddy.

You are right Bill.  I think we were waiting on completion of   tee signs and then daylight savings hit.  Last week would have been better but it only takes a few minutes to cut a ribbon... right? :)  Maybe some glow afterwards for those that can make it?

Sorry for the late notice on this.  This Thursday, Nov 6th at 5pm Bad Rock Creek DGC will be officially open.  Liberty has demonstrated what a positive working relationship looks like among several parties involved in this  process.  Their commitment to this process from beginning to end has been outstanding. Their department was not afraid to invest in the type of work that is required to build and maintain a quality course.  Liberty is  another valued partner of the KCFDC. 

If anyone would like to send them a thank you, please email at   

Chris Wilson was the master mind of this project and has been 100% behind it from the get go. He trusted me and valued the input from so many golfers that have helped on this project.   



 by competitive are you meaning pro only?   i think many advanced players might enjoy the gold holes, but maybe i am wrong.

  If you have a women's division i would play from the  Red tees and maybe even if you have Rec division let those players play from the red. The red tees would be more appropriate for those divisions.

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