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General Banter / Re: Mega Beer Thread
« on: March 07, 2013, 05:19:17 PM »
I'm a brewer, all grain but when I drink off the shelf I drink what fits the mold. I really like porters and browns although I make a killer honey wheat ( high octane).  Have always like Odell's 90 Shilling, went to the brewery last summer, cool place.

Oh and free beer is always the best  ;D

General Banter / Re: Disc Golf Harlem Shake
« on: February 23, 2013, 03:23:56 PM »
I see that stuff all the time out on the course but I don't think it has anything to do with " The Harlem Shake".   ;)

General Banter / Re: Wanna train like a champion?
« on: January 07, 2013, 09:35:32 PM »
I started DG to help lose weight. Now I'm losing weight to play disc golf.  The cold weather, a cold and the holidays have slowed me down but I started back today with a work-out. I might give these a try. I know green tea is great for weight lose. Also a buddy is into working out and uses Raspberry Ketone's, I haven't tried that yet.
I too wish I had started sooner but can't look back. Last summer, I lost 18 pounds from July to August, not bad. I'm ready for this summer.

General Banter / Re: Christmas
« on: December 25, 2012, 04:46:39 PM »
New Large FADE bag, shoulder straps and some new plastic. I'm ready to go throw some. I didn't get any Scotch but I did get some beer, trade??   :P

Young Park - Blue Springs / I Apologize
« on: December 02, 2012, 06:08:24 PM »
I played Young Park a few weeks ago and hated it. We couldn't find the pads or the pins. Put one in the water, every other shot was in the stickers. BAD,BAD,BAD. Well I told people I knew how horrible it was.

I talked to Dick down at DGW and he told me how to play it. Today was beautiful and I slowed down and threw short to keep it straight and guess what, it worked. I actually did well and started to like the course. I did not play all 18 but have a new way of looking at this course. Not wanting to say this but it almost ,kind of,  maybe  suits my style of playing, maybe a little , maybe. I want to play it again with more time and see how I do.
Anyway I'm sorry for bad mouthing this course.


Found and Lost / Re: Found a Boss at Legacy
« on: November 29, 2012, 05:15:01 PM »
Owner found. It was buried in the grass. I was looking for one of mine. With  the sun going down it makes it hard to find them.

Found and Lost / Found a Boss at Legacy
« on: November 28, 2012, 08:43:54 PM »
Found a Boss at pin 5 by the trees today.

General Banter / Re: Grow the Sport
« on: November 11, 2012, 12:32:18 PM »
Warning: Only a handful of people will benefit from disc golf growing into the mainstream. Overwhelming odds are that you, the reader, are not one of those people. Be careful what you wish for. ;)

Everyone would benefit from disc golf growing into the mainstream. More people would know about it and likely play it, and we'd have more pull to get choice pieces of land to make incredible courses.

You don't have to be making money from the sport to benefit from more people knowing about it.

And, after all, shouldn't we be hoping that more people get to learn about the wondrous flight of a golf disc?

We'll see if you hold the same views when there aren't any free courses left and discs cost $40 apiece. ;D

As a new player but an old guy and I have seen a lot of things in my short 56 years.
Both sides are true:
The more people playing , the more voting /whatever power. I play with a guy who has been playing Disc Golf since 83 and he told me there was only a couple of courses. Today, there are a lot of places to play.
BUT, if too many people play ,then things change. I used to be a flyfisherman, I fished all over and all the time. Now I only flyfish in remote areas with are hard to get to. The streams I used to fish have been overran with hoards of people both respectful and  destructive. I can see waiting a long time to play  and have all ready followed players that just threw their trash on the ground with a trash can near by.

I for one am glad with the growth but wary of th Wally world aproach to the sports. A balance of enough to keep it productive but not so much  ,it destroys itself in the name of progress.
Remember the Harley craze


General Banter / Re: We have a Dream...
« on: November 07, 2012, 05:04:50 PM »
I know I kind of highjacked the tread alittle, it was the Ocktoberfest talking. But it was about disc golf of KC to me. Here I go again.
I have a great job, I hang out with young people all day talking about what we love to do. My classes are 2 1/2 hours a day and are small so we get to know each other well and they know I have a new love in my life. Today we had some time to kill so I took them outside and gave them my putters. ( I only had 8 ) They were throwing them pretty well for their first time. Three of them have played and kind of helped. What a good time. Some wanted to know how much and where  the courses where. I had a great time telling them "that was a good throw". We have a weld shop that is going to help me make a couple of baskets and I'm going to set up a 2 hole course. With all the talk of course design and the future of the sport in KC, the more people playing being rec or pro ,you will have a strong voice in it's future. With others helping others get better and then passing that on, it will grow. I might of quit playing with out the help from strangers. I didn't play the tournament this tread was about but plan on being more active next year. I travel a lot and always hear KC is a friendly place, keep it up KCFDC and help us newbies. Yes ,learning from the best makes the best better.

Sorry for the Highjack
now back to lurking

General Banter / Re: We have a Dream...
« on: November 05, 2012, 09:13:50 PM »

  More importantly, I feel it is the people who make this sport.  The players who walk these tracks have the ability to promote a fantastic game in a top notch city.  I have yet to meet anyone, random or otherwise, who does not represent KC and Disc Golf in an exceptionally positive light.  Having been a member for only several months, I feel the cost more than pays for itself with the opportunity you are given.

  It's small things like Disc Golf that can make life that much more enjoyable.

Here's the deal. I am old but new to the sport. I started as a way to loss weight, period. ( those that know me, know I'm fat) I started in July when it was 120 + degrees, so I went in the morning and walked. I would throw then count my steps after each throw all in allI remember, 80 Feet. I thought that was good being an Ex-Frisbee player. My wife and I were at PHill and a young man, (under 30) was very polite and showed me the x-step and walked with us for a few holes. That gave me an additional 30 feet. Since then , I have meet and played with some very supportive people. Each one has left something with me, I even recieved a disc from one of my new friends. In turn , I have introduced 6 new players to the sport and who knows where these seeds will fall. I have a bad heart and don't know how long I can play but I'm going to try and play as much as I can until I can't play anymore. I hope to play more next spring and play some league play.
I am a high school teacher by day and know that helping others is not only a great feeling but it makes you better at your trade.
Thanks for all the help folks
p.s. forgot the part, last week on 10 at Legacy, I made it even to the pin in 2.  :D

Cliff Drive / Anyone playing in the A.M. tomorrow ?
« on: November 05, 2012, 07:17:31 PM »
A young man I know (new to the sport) wants to play Cliff tomorrow. He's 20 and is tring to hit as many courses as he can. I think he will be there around 9. It would be nice if he could hook up with someone.


Tournaments / Re: Discraft Ace Race - Swope Park - 09-23-12
« on: September 23, 2012, 08:00:37 PM »
I truly had a great time, met a lot of people and didn't hit anything.  :D
I got what I went after, FUN

Tournaments / Re: Discraft Ace Race - Swope Park - 09-23-12
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:46:35 PM »
I think there should be a last place prize.  ;D

It is going to be a little chilly in the morning.


Tournaments / Re: Discraft Ace Race - Swope Park - 09-23-12
« on: September 22, 2012, 09:24:40 PM »
I think there should be a last place prize.  ;D

It is going to be a little chilly in the morning.

Tournaments / Re: Discraft Ace Race - Swope Park - 09-23-12
« on: September 20, 2012, 04:54:31 PM »
This will be the only time my name is first. :P I know I won't win but I'm looking for some FUN.... ;D

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