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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: August 05, 2014, 08:17:39 am »
If fully set up means all 18 baskets then yes.  A couple tees are still missing along with tee signs.

Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: August 04, 2014, 05:09:26 pm »
I appreciate your kind words.  I want courses to have something for everyone.  That is how we grow the game and keep the course full of users. There have been several disc golfers who shared their vision out there as well.  It is always a team effort and should be. 

So....thanks to these folks as well for sharing their vision or physically helping with work days
Dick Parker
Dan Loomis and Minna
Ted Keith
Tracy Walker
Jordan Hinck
Ian Stone
Todd Hall

And if you live in Independence or even near it please consider showing your support on August 12th at 6pm at the Sermon Center.  Jordan Hinck has been working very hard building that relationship with the park dept, staying in constant contact, doing powerpoints/spreadsheets/maps, and representing KC disc golf community in a such professional manner.  We have some great tracks of land being considered so we need folks to show up and prove that disc golf is desired for Independence.

Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: August 02, 2014, 08:33:46 am »
This will likely be a  KCFDC course.  In the beginning planning/designing  stages, i was not representing the club in any way, however, i always made it clear my support and involvement with the club.  Liberty wants a partnership and they see the value in it, just like with ERTA and  the horseshoes group at Stocksdale.

I believe they have been in contact with Jordan Hinck about running a league and i know that they have Ben C's number.  Jordan is ready to start running a  league and since all pads but 2  are in(3 and 15 long), league could likely start up very quickly if all parties come to some sort of arrangement. 

If you have played the course and  enjoy it or appreciate all of their work, please remember that a simple email thanking them goes a very, very long way.   

Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: July 29, 2014, 01:08:11 pm »
It's also worth noting that the following holes have two "blue" placements:

1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17 & 18.  I don't think I missed any did I John?

hole 10( to the left in the tree line not cleared out or installed yet)
hole 14 on the other side of the dog leg that be reached with good 350 drive with  left to right finish

Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: July 29, 2014, 12:25:03 pm »
Nice map Tyler.  Hole 2 has 2 tee pads though.  One is not finished and throws over the water. it is marked with some flags and is behind the brush pile shielding it from #1's basket.

a couple pins were pulled accidentally by the park workers.  i marked a couple spots for some new pins that were added and they pulled a couple of the old- 18 was one hole and 10.   

Blue level course with 18 blue pins.  Course has 14 red level tees and painted red at some point.  Holes that do not have a red tee are likely short and tight (and do not need one).  Plus 9 gold holes when throwing off blue tees to gold baskets.  So...idea is to give ALL types of players  options, just like in ball golf. 

Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: July 25, 2014, 07:59:25 pm »
Although the course will not officially open until  Oct, all 18 blue baskets are now in.   But there are still 6 long pads not finished on holes 2,3, 7, 8, 12, and 14.  One gold basket is still not installed on hole 12.  Still making a couple minor tweaks with OB mowing on holes 10 and 18 Gold.  However, rest of the course is mowed out nice and wide and  losing discs in tall grass should not be a problem.  The course looks amazing and was sprayed for ivy 2 times recently.  The ivy is still noticeable in spots but the mowing and spraying has helped to knock it down.  Grass is also growing nicely in disturbed areas.  If you happened to see this park before all the work, you will be impressed with the transformation.

Tom and Nick from the parks dept have been working extremely hard and they are both getting the disc bug.  I gave them 5 discs a couple weeks ago and they test out the holes regularly.  After they throw(good or bad) they take notes on areas where they went in to that need more brush hogging/mowing.  It has been extremely fun working alongside these guys this summer.  It took them very little time to understand what we want the course to look like.  We have been lucky to have a couple park workers who 100% embrace the project and sport. Below is an email link in case you want to send the parks dept a note thanking them for their effort, time and resources dedicated to this project.


Summer Leagues / Re: 2014 league at Wilbur Young
« on: July 23, 2014, 11:01:51 am »
7/23 League

Joe is unable to run league tonight.  I am not sure if i can attend so we are looking for someone to run league. 

Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: Wilbur Young League 2014
« on: July 23, 2014, 10:59:56 am »
Joe is unable to run league tonight-July 23rd.  i am not sure if will be able to make it out so unless someone else wants to run it, there will be no kcfdc league tonight.

I recommend that we treat the honey suckle after cutting.  We have so many work days over the years and are essentially spinning our wheels unless we really treat the eradication process like professionals.  Go to Feldmans or any farm store and buy some Tordon RTU and apply to the stumps immediately after they have been cut.  We need to work smarter, not keep working harder and doing they same cleaning every five years.  If you are not sure how to apply the chemical(apply to cambium), YOU TUBE and there are plenty of videos from conservation groups.  I recommend one person with a saw who cuts, one person then pulls it out of the way and then applies the Tordon.  I would also wear plastic gloves since it is made to kills trees, brush etc. 

Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: July 06, 2014, 07:05:44 pm »
i was out today doing some cutting and ran into the crew chief for the parks dept.  He is getting pulled after this week on the course to work on another project so it will likely be longer than the two weeks i posted earlier. 

Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: July 05, 2014, 10:48:45 am »
Not open yet.  They have two workers assigned to finish the last few things, but those two workers were pulled off the course.  Folks have to be patient.  Disc golf is high on all of our priorities, but often times the park departments have several projects going on, get pulled to help with the city workers, mowing etc and disc golf gets pushed back.  Courses that require work are usually worth the wait and they are getting close if the 2 workers do not get pulled  in the next couple weeks.  Meaning..... course may not have all amenities in place, but baskets and pads are likely to be installed soon.

They are working really hard and  if you are out there playing some of the holes and see Tom and Nick from the Liberty P&R  working, let em know how much you appreciate their hard work.   

Beginners / Re: Zoysa
« on: June 27, 2014, 10:31:56 am »
k 31 fescue is tough stuff.  many parks use that due to its durability.  a lot of farmers use that as well if then are not growing higher nutrient feed ie alfalfa.   however, it does not spread out and in bare spots you will see big clumps of it.  i use k 31 in my yard and like it and wish it would take over the blue grass.

Benches are nice to have.  Tyler took some 2 x 12 from my backyard to build those benches.  Glad i saved the wood and it found a great new home.

Young got a poison ivy spray treatment today.  3hrs of spraying and almost got it all.  Heading back to hit some ivy growing up trees with my friend Tordon RTU. 

Found and Lost / Yellow Boss and Chaz's glow in the dark Buzzz
« on: June 19, 2014, 02:26:59 pm »
I found a yellow Boss.  I helped the person look for it that lost it and then you left.  it was in a tree like you thought.  No name on yellow boss. I found this a couple weeks and forgot to post it on here.

Chaz- i found your disc this AM after going back and looking for mine.  no number on your disc and the number Pate gave me might be bad since i have not heard back from you.  if you know Chaz from BS/LS let him know to contact me.

Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Liberty, MO.
« on: June 09, 2014, 02:57:05 pm »
tee signs yes.  benches i am not sure, but we have talked about it.  they have some old metal bencheds dumped there onsite.  they only need  new wood seats added.  they still have concrete slab attached.  i believe i counted around 6 which would be a welcome addition. 

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