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Well Hooray for progress right?

Prairie Center / Re: Summer league
« on: April 21, 2013, 08:35:12 pm »
Greg I think your head shots don't properly represent you... Though im suprised the Utz Valentines Candy hasn't graced this thread yet!

General Banter / Re: KCFDC Official Membership List
« on: April 15, 2013, 09:18:20 pm »
By chance will there ever be the possibility to purchase a lifetime membership? Im sure thats hard to adjust with inflation and all but I was kind of thinking on the same lines as a fishing license.

General Banter / Re: Is this possible?
« on: April 15, 2013, 09:07:25 pm »
and although im not a very good disc golfer, when i was playing ball golf several days a week i realized that I would make the same mistakes over and over. Take a pencil and a small pad of paper with you and analyze each shot or hole. You might have had great success on playing a hole a certain way, but what if the wind or other conditions are different? Is there another way or angle? This also makes you slow down and think about the whole hole. I assume that if your throwing 4-6 times a week that 50% are solo rounds and I know that my solo rounds are my best and worst. Best because i don't see someone else throw a way that might change my mind, and worse because of not taking my time and paying attention to the landscape. Plus im pretty sure that if you start taking notes, you will be able to carry them and read them during your tournament rounds (not 100% but its allowed in ball golf so its my assumption).

General Banter / Re: Phoenix AZ
« on: April 09, 2013, 02:34:00 pm »
I will edit the photo's and put them up soon. They be too large.

General Banter / Re: Phoenix AZ
« on: April 09, 2013, 02:32:49 pm »
Ok so here is the map for Fountain and my review. My reviews will not be as great or well thought out as Loomis or any of the rest of you pro's but maybe for an AM's point of view you might be able to relate. I only got to play Fountain because of my miss judgement of taking two kids under the age of 3 (time, feeding, ect), and a fair skinned ginger wife (It was low 90's and high sun so "going to the park" mean't they sat in the shade most of the time) hampered my personal time to play.

So those that know me, know that I probably average around 12-14 over par currently. 2012 was my first year of playing and my over all average was +18 so I have gotten much better for one year. I can bomb a flick but i don't quite know where it will land, and I have more consistancy with a backhand. On a flat peice of ground with no wind I get about 300 with my drive and I putt like John Daly after a hard night of Jack Daniels and a 6am tee time.

Fountian was set up Medium over all and I shot +12 with 4 drops (two were unretrievable). I brought 2 Bosses, 1 Tee Bird, 1 Buzzz, and my old Aviar. The 1 boss and Avair were the men left behind.

Holes 1-7ish were like throwing on a saturday at KC Zoo. At one point I had to wait 15 minutes just to make sure I didn't bean anyone, and I also had to break up a smooch session to ask a young couple if they could just get up from a bench so I didn't smash into them after my Anna Kournikova grunt flick off a tee box. I was the only one playing on the course that day by the way (unbelievable). I did however play like losing a disc did not matter and/or like money was on the line. The course as you can see is around a "Lake" which is beautiful but smells like Deffenbaugh once that "Reclaimed" water was shot high into the sky. The tee pads, shot placements, mapping was excellent. On #15 I had my longest drive ever, a power flick (or as the Nailer likes to call my Pendulum Shot) that rested 30 ft from the basket, and since im not Tank (because he is a putting master) I of course made a par, but impressed some young kids tossing a frisbee enough that they ran to the tee pad to try to mimic my throw #puffthechestout.

Over all I thought the course was awesome. Beautiful, flowing, well landscaped, and tough. Some of the "downsides" are the people and place. Its like the best place surrounded by "The Plaza" and "Plaza type people" that look at you as if you are from outer space. There was literally no one playing there on a Saturday at 10am, which i purposely went at that time to hopefully play with some locals who knew the course, but after driving through $300K+ homes to get there i realized that might not be the case. It isn't a long or difficult course, but what makes it tough is YOU. Can you toss your Tee Bird exactly 250 and not have it skip into the water (which is about 6 holes)? The grass is cut short and if your disc finds it's edge it's bye bye time. I think that this course and this destination would be excellent for 4 people to go spend two days playing DG and drinking beer. As for feeding a 2 month old and entertaining a 2.5 year old + Disc golf, well maybe when they are older. The important thing is that It lived up to its hype, it was fun to play, and I would have easily played 4 rounds in 8 hours solo with a lunch break. For those who are into...recreational...type activities, I would say that you'd better have fun in the car then play your rounds. Ton's of kiddos and families around.

Thanks for everyones advice. Since my parents are snow birds I will be checking out some of the other courses around the area next "Winter" when we make the trip up there again.

General Banter / Re: Phoenix AZ
« on: March 31, 2013, 07:03:38 pm »
Thanks for the input gents. Im leaving on Thursday so im going to hit Fountain and Vista on Sunday, then see if I can sneak out in the AM and hit Papago before we leave. Im taking 6 disc's (because with a wife and two kids im already packing the whole garage) but for an AM like myself the enjoyment will be to check out courses that I don't get to see in KC. Plus if any of you have seen me throw, there isn't too much difference between my Teebird and Boss. Hopefully I can take a few pic's and post them when i get back for those who don't get to travel out that way but were thinking of doing so.

General Banter / Re: Phoenix AZ
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:29:30 pm »
Nice, so which one would you pick? Which one is the one where you come back with tales of the greatest course that ever lived?

General Banter / Re: Sporting Kansas City Home Opener
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:28:10 pm »
Yeah im in the Cauldren a lot but my tickets are in 128 row 14. I like to be mid pitch to evaluate the action and scream at dives and bogus calls. Plus I work at a ball golf course so many of my game nights will be getting off work from handwatering at 6pm, showering, then heading to the stadium just to make kickoff (sometimes sitting in a chair at half time helps the weary legs). I will be able to make a few games early though. Keep this thread up and I'll hit ya all up for a beer before hand. You can tell me great tales of sub par rounds of DG in tournaments and I will wow you with my tales of sub par rounds at local country clubs/mooch tips on DG putting.

General Banter / Phoenix AZ
« on: March 25, 2013, 10:16:06 pm »
So im off to visit my snow bird parents in the outskirts of Phoenix (one of the townships just outside of it, sunrise or supersoaker or some place) next weekend with the wife and kids, but I was hoping to sneak a round in somewhere out there. Anyone have suggestions? Favorites? Loomis the worldly traveler?

Barter Town / Re: Cheap Disc Golf Baskets!!! $69.99
« on: March 20, 2013, 09:19:01 pm »
Yep I just stuffed one in my back yard. I plan on getting a second because, silly me, walking from one side of the yard to the other I might as well toss back the other way.

General Banter / Re: Big Props!
« on: March 20, 2013, 09:15:06 pm »
I also had a Grape Ape Bizzard, and a Blue Valk in there from late last year... just in case anyone was asking.

General Banter / Re: Sporting Kansas City Home Opener
« on: March 20, 2013, 09:11:13 pm »
Hey I have season tickets to Sporting so if anyone wants to meet up before any home game hit me up!

General Banter / Re: Disc Vending Machine
« on: March 20, 2013, 09:09:45 pm »
Gent's there are easy ways to secure this vending machine. They make an Iron Bar surrounds for these that only has a hole for the cash and the retriver box. I agree on the not being able to feel the plastic or see the weights, but you could easily mark the general weights on each vending slot, and lets be honest, this is more for the amature to purchase. I would be willing to bet/invest in one of these, at lets say Prarie Center (due to its distance away from the stores), if DD or DGW would like to cut a deal on disc's AND if the Parks & Rec Dept would allow for it. You would be suprised how a $10,000 investment could pay itself off in one summer. I have a feeling the smart investor will purchase 5-6 of these and put them in the popular courses that are farther away. I would say PC, Smithville, Blue Valley, WW... you could toss in some glow lights and mini's as well. Someone get a plan together and I will become a partner/investor.

General Banter / Re: Masters
« on: March 14, 2013, 11:18:23 pm »
after reading most of the posts, don't some of you think that when the popularity of the sport grows, then so will the amount of money in each division? For instance in Ball Golf the pro's pay around 20K to play in each tourney (minus the "championship events"), but the pay outs are far more than the total entry fee. Sponsorships and marketing will create the void of "unfairly" seen payouts thus making the other levels of play ( tour, seniors tour, hooters tour) have higher pay outs as well. Tom Watson can still ball at age 60, but prefers his partners to be of the same understanding, not some Ricky Fowler stright brimmed hat wearing kid hitting (or throwing) it passed him 100 yards (or feet) while jamming out to Beiber on his Beats headphones. Now not to say that young Ricky wouldnt respect Mr. Watson and appreciate playing with him, but hopefully my broken explanation is understood. I think that the Open division will soon be expensive to play in thus forcing players that are not sponsored or rich to play in advanced men's or if eligible into the masters division, BUT i also think when this happens that the money for the other divisions will grow as well because there has to be a way to prove who can and or should be in the Open division. Anything beyond that I think is a personal choice. If you dislike Gen Y'ers then you will probably play in the Masters Division, but if your main goal is money and fame then you will play in the Open division.

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