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General Banter / Buffalo Ridge Park
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:30:13 pm »
So I'm back from my yearly visit to my parents in Phoenix and played Buffalo Ridge Park. (if you remember last time I played Fountain Hills). What a beautiful backdrop to a disc golf course. I met some locals, most who qualify for the masters division (maybe Grand Masters but i didn't ask), and a younger man who had an arm like a cannon. I was instantly noticed and asked to join their group when the Rosedale Am t-shirt i was sporting was spotted (and the KU hat, but some of you might geer to that). I am awful with names but a couple of the vets said they had come out to play the Wide Open a few times, one was an ex KU pat who was as big as a bear, tossed a disc a mile, and had the accuracy to boot. The course in my opinion was not hard but the main threat was elevation changes which on one hole made you feel like a god, and the next like a weenie. I took most of my pars, one bird and 6 Bogeys to finish at +5 which i though was respectable. It was a wonderful course over all, although I appreciate the technical difficulty of FH, I will say that Buffalo made great use of the terrain and landscape and you could say that there was an added benefit of actual hiking involved. I will post a few pic's when I can, but would highly recommend this course to anyone heading out that way.

Best of luck playing in the snow... I should be back to joining you all in a few weeks!

General Banter / Re: Roe Park
« on: January 23, 2014, 10:10:31 am »

General Banter / Re: Practice Basket - Lakeside
« on: January 22, 2014, 04:32:34 pm »
It was there on Monday. To be honest it looks like a mower hit it.

General Banter / Re: Roe Park
« on: January 22, 2014, 04:31:20 pm »
Being an employee I can tell you that the City has a "Master Plan" that was passed a month or so ago that will involve building a disc golf course, along with a renovation plan for all/most parks and mainly the ones in the northern half of OP. I will also say that no one in the city has ever done it (build a disc golf course) to my knowledge but they will hopefully seek out a company or person who can do this through a bid process. I can also attest to the fact that "Master Plans" on our city are not always followed through 100%. If you live in the city and can attend this meeting I would highly advise it. I myself would be there but I have night classes at KU that evening. The picture is obviously from the only course in Overland Park which is dubbed "Little Blue Valley" near BVW high school. I really hope they follow through on their plans, it would be nice to have a few more courses near me besides PC, SMPark, and Bird Land but that's just me being selfish (and soon to be Heritage).

General Banter / Re: Headed to Orlando
« on: January 22, 2014, 04:18:49 pm »
Well I will be next to the big convention center, and it looks like both are only about 10 minutes away. Maybe if I am lucky I can play both!

General Banter / Headed to Orlando
« on: January 20, 2014, 07:42:56 pm »
I know some of you are international men and women of mystery... so does anyone have any recommendations on which courses to play while I am at a conference in Orlando? I have a feeling my ride situation will be limited, but I have taken public transportation while in some of the biggest cities in the US, and in some of the not so nice neighborhoods, so i have no fear of riding with anyone (minus hitchhiking). I heard Jeff O was down there for a tourney so i am interested in his response as well....

ALSO I am going back to Arizona shortly after this trip, and I loved the Memorial but will be trying out some of the other courses you had suggested in the post a year's back. Thanks for the local input in advance!

I should be able to make this one even though I work in the Morning. Dubs? Wolf?

General Banter / Re: 30 foot lights
« on: November 16, 2013, 12:03:59 pm »
Actually Bird thats a great idea. Think of a concession stand at Smithville so when you want to play 54 you dont have to drive all the way back in town for a snickers, or a nice waterfall at cliff...that would be pretty sweet, and yes bleachers at Prarie Center so the families that come out to watch their brothers/fathers/cousins play soccer could have a place to sit instead of in the fairway at #11. All great ideas sir, keep them coming!

General Banter / Re: Sunday, Novemeber 17, 2013 - PC or Lakeside
« on: November 15, 2013, 04:48:30 pm »
Im in. Lakeside new pins sound fun.

General Banter / Re: 30 foot lights
« on: November 15, 2013, 04:47:39 pm »
I know that Jack, but people like yourself have "In's" into those places to talk to the right people. Me sitting and cold calling cities or P & R departments probably won't do much good. Again it was just a thought, and I had a big part of the picture in my head sitting outside in my parking lot. Just figured I would drop the option on here. If anything, it gets people thinking about the ways to improve a course, or add on to a future project, if there is a demand for such a thing. Again I like glow from time to time, just thought it would be cool if there was a better way to extend playing times for people. This isn't unheard of, there are a few fully lit ball golf courses in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Good news for workers who can mow and get a good bulk of the trimming done when its not blasted hot, while providing a place for people who work 9 to 5 (or 6 or 7) or have kids to play during "Non" peak times.

I do not disagree with a private course, I just invision everyone being able to take advantage of it not just a few.

Greg/Utz maybe in the future when the kids are older, but as of now a 3 year old and a 10 month old need their second parent at home as much as possible.

General Banter / Re: 30 foot lights
« on: November 14, 2013, 11:17:55 pm »
Mike i think you would be right, to run wire, plant concrete in the ground, and purchase some sort of transportation to move them over along with a mini ex or small backhoe to hold them up and you are talking a bit of money. Im pretty sure my course would let them go for free, but thats why i said to an organization. Such as JO CO P & R that has this equipment and vehicles, and that had the money and man power to install them at SMPark. I do like the idea of solar to run them, even if its for 3-4 hours once dark it would still greatly extend the playing time, but thats also why we took these down and put up solar lights in the current parking lot. So turning them into solar powered would be another bill to pay. Once i make it to the Director position in a local P & R watch out... It will be 72 holes of unadaulterated, well lit joy of disc golf night or day.

General Banter / Re: 30 foot lights
« on: November 13, 2013, 09:37:20 pm »
True, but my assumption is that a private course probably doesn't want people playing in the evenings. I really think these could be utilized at a place like Swope where you could place these near a basket and not worry so much about the tee pad. I understand people love glow and this would take away from playing in the pitch black, but I also think that in daylight savings time you could utilize the course for a much longer period, or even in the summer when it is so blasted hot you could play in the evenings when it is cooler. Just a crazy idea...

General Banter / 30 foot lights
« on: November 13, 2013, 11:24:23 am »
My course that I work at has twenty one 30' lights that used to be in our old parking lot. We held onto them for about 5 or so years because we had thought about building a putt putt course on the corner of our property which never materialized. I am posting this here, because I thought what an awesome idea it would be to have a lighted course somewhere in the KC Metro. Yes it is a wild idea, maybe not economically feasible because of the concrete and wire that would need to be ran, but still an idea. My best thought would be on a 9 hole course (short) like little Blue Valley, or the first 9 of a course that isn't exceptionally hard like PC. The thing is i am not sure we can just give these away. It would have to go to "An organization" and we will not be responsible for the handling or shipping of these. I'm sure they would scrap for a decent price too so it would have to be a well organized thought with financial backing that has a purpose, not just to take to the scrap yard and reap the benefits. So for you course designers, Parks and Rec big hitters, and leaders of our awesome Disc community this is just one of those opportunities that you might want to consider. If seriously interested please DM me and i will get in contact with you. Thanks and let me know if i can provide any further information.


Cliff Drive / Great Course!
« on: October 24, 2013, 10:03:07 pm »
Hey im sure the P & R for the city takes care of this course but I just wanted to say what an awesome course this is. I played here for my first time in prep for City of Fountains and this course has some of the most beautiful scenery incorperated & throughout the course it's amazing. From the super huge old tree on 15 (i think, the one with the basket underneath and behind it), to the city scape of the old AT&T building, The obvious huge cliff with holes incorperated, hell even the graffiti in the old reservor is some pretty cool stuff. Like others have said before we truely take for granted what awesome courses we have in KC, but this one is definitly one of my new fav's. Thanks to those who take care of it full time, part time, and sometimes.

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