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Beginners / Re: New Players League - Monday's
« on: March 26, 2014, 02:15:16 pm »
Just a question in general for a new player:

Should I join the Beginner's League at Rosedale? I've been playing casually for almost 1 year, mostly at SMP. Kan-U-Wyco was my first tournament (played Rec) after joining the PDGA. I am certainly joining KCFDC this weekend, but unsure of where to join (online, DD, or Disc World?).

I want to join the league at SMP, but since my average is +6 at best to +10 typically, I'm not confident enough to play. My schedule favors the PDGA league that I saw Rob M. getting set up. So, I could join that as well.
Am I jumping the gun, never playing league, and wanting to join in? Or should I get more experience first? Paying in and coming in dead last isnt a problem for me. I just want to improve and read that playing against better players is the fatest way to learn.

- Marc

Marc - the term 'leagues' is a bit misleading.  It's not like a bowling league where you are commited to play the entire session.  It would be better to call our leageus 'minis' as in an one round 'mini' tournament.  You can play just once if you want.  Some leagues do run incentives to have you play more often, but it is not a requirement.  You don't need to pre-register or anything.  It is ok to just show up once, twice, every other week, once a month, whatever.

If you are planning on joining the club, personally, I would do so at one of the stores.  That's my opinion though.

I've been throwing around the idea of the next PDGA round, if we do one, is to break it up into Open, Advanced (like it currently is) and Rec where Rec would cost $2.  $1 for the PDGA, $1 for the club, and would not have a payout.  This would help new players play in more league (mini-tournament) settings without paying someone else $5 every week just to play.  Also, by having a non-payment Rec division, it would be unduly pillaged by players that should be playing in a higher division.  This is just an idea though and has not been vetted by the BoD.

This brings up a point I may have overlooked.

Here are the actual FAQ's from the PDGA (scroll down to Leagues):

It is possible for a player to start off as an Am, then move to Open half way through.  Of course, this would affect your ability to either get a super freakin' sweet misprint / used disc, or the ability to avoid the infamous orange Pro-D Hawk (no offense to any KU or Iowa Hawks).

Can you play in more than one division during the league season?
Yes. Players may play in a different division they are eligible for as they prefer each week. That's one reason why every player must play the same tees and course on a specific league day so ratings are calculated properly.

Also - payouts and PDGA reporting do not necessarily need to be aligned. 

A player can have the reporting of their scores to the PDGA be as an Am, yet play as a Pro for cash.  An Am can receive cash in a league and not jeopardize their Am status. 

As an example:

Jimmy '3-Thumbs' Taylor has a rating of 942.  Per PDGA ratings, he can play Amateur.  He wishes to keep his Am status because he is bent on winning the triple crown of Ams (KCWO Advanced, PDGA Am Worlds, and Midwest Am Champs - what other 3 were you thinking of?).  However, he really believes he can kick some serious rear and take a few names while he is at it and actually cash in Open.  Besides, he has enough plastic and KC Kash is not his thing.

So - he plays Open for the KCFDC portion, yet has his scores posted as an Am to retain Am status and gain Am points.

For the super duper aforementioned and highly coveted misprint / used discs, since his reporting is Am, he is in the Am part of that (the two misprintted Kan-U-Wyco Trespasses and not the used KC Roc and sweet orange Pro-D Hawk).

(and yes I'm bored out of my mind at work).

Do you mind moving me to open when you get a chance?  Steve - 46929

Will do. 

League registered on Kansas Disc Golf Association's forum:

General Banter / Re: KCFDC Official Membership List
« on: March 26, 2014, 11:15:06 am »
Will this be updated prior to April 1st for the league directors to use?

General Banter / Re: KCFDC Clinics?
« on: March 26, 2014, 09:03:53 am »
No one gives a sh!t about Pro's anymore... don't you know this yet???

Keep in mind, These clinics will be FREE of charge....!

What!  The local pro isn't going to expect to be paid?   :o

Rosedale / Re: Mixed Safari Up Top Down Under
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:36:16 am »
Also, if you can play Rosie early in the morning before the course gets crowded, there is an (up-top) 18 hole-par 70 bomber layout.

Skip a hole layout
     Tee       Basket      Par 
1)  1           2               4
2)  3           3               3
3)  4           5               5
4)  6           7               4
5)  8           9               5      All OB's in play                             
6)  10        10              3
7)  11        12              5
8.  13        14              4
9)  15        15              3                                                          Par's can vary, depending on pin locations
10) 16       17              5
11) 18         1              5
12)  2          3              4
13)  4          4              3
14)  5          6              3
15)  7          7              3
16)  8          8              3
17)  9         11             4
18) 12        18             4

That hurts my body just reading it.

Rosedale / Mixed Safari Up Top Down Under
« on: March 24, 2014, 07:38:48 pm »
Has anyone played or come up with a mixed safari mash course of up top and down under?

These were my thoughts this evening:

Up 1-5 (5 holes)
Down 9-17 (9 holes)
Up 6-12 (7 more)
21 hole lay out.

Or, if you really wanted to stick with a total of 18:

Up 1-5 (5 holes)
Down 9-17 (9 holes)
Up 6, 9, 10, 11 (4 holes)
18 hole layout.

Up 5
Down 9-17
Up 6-12, 18
18 holes

Up 1
Down 1-10
Up 6-12
18 holes

General Banter / Re: New Course Potential in Prairie Village
« on: March 24, 2014, 02:11:03 pm »
I work 3 blocks from here at YRC Freight.  Just last Friday I set up my basket for putting practice over the lunch hour.

Tournaments / Re: Monkey Island Emporiamarch 23rd
« on: March 23, 2014, 07:33:54 pm »
Congratulations on the win Duane.

WYCO / Re: Friday 3-21-14
« on: March 23, 2014, 03:03:42 pm »
Had a nice cool evening for golf Friday night. I saw a group for 4 getting ready to play a casual round of golf and went over and introduced myself to them. A couple of them showed interest in playing on Friday night once league begins.

There are many benefits of this league, the primary one being getting out and playing organized disc golf. There are also KC club league payouts (cash for pros, funny money that can be used at Disc Golf World and Dynamic Discs Kansas City for ams). For fun (and really only for fun), there will be four discs given away at the end of the 10-week session.

 The first two are new, but out dated 2013 Kan-U-Wyco DyeMax'd Dynamic Discs Fuzion Trespass. One will go to the overall points leader for Ams. The other will go to the Am player that participates in the most rounds. If there is a tie, it will go to the one with the most points. The discs will not go to the same person. Why this disc? Because originally this league was going to be a strictly a WyCo league, but we changed it up a bit.

 The next one is a Innova KC Pro Roc that is slightly used. Why? Well because this is the KC (Kansas City) Pro division of course. From what I understand a seasoned Roc is more valued than a new Roc. So there you go. I personally would not know since I use Buzzzs and Truths. This will go the the overall Pro points leader. I'll also will be asking all Pros that play in the league to sign the disc as we progress. This way the winner can be reminded of all the players they whipped up on.

 The fourth disc will be a brand spanking new Discraft Pro-D Hawk. It will be given to the pro player that plays at least three rounds, but has the lowest rated round average. Why? Because it is a *PRO*-D, a Hawk which is a very easy to throw midrange, and is hunter orange so you'll never lose the disc in the rough (which you probably are in often with your lower ratings). This is all in good fun of course, so relax Francis. This too will be signed by all pro players so you know who to ask for when needing playing tips.

 To all you serious peeps - these are fun prizes, not serious schwag. Lighten up.

 Finally, thanks to Pete Cashen for donating the two Trespasses and the Hawk.

Oh gosh, this is so cool.  Uploaded my first pre-registration report.  I luv this shiz.

The name of the league will eventually be changed to:

Kansas City Wandering Wednesday Spring 2014            

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