The Kansas City Flying Disc Club is the primary source of local coordination of disc golf activities. No, it's not FEMA or the military, but the Club has played an important role in the Kansas City area.
Since the Club assumed responsitility for the Swope Park course, and worked with various city governmental agencies to put in the other courses, many things have gone well. The parks are safer--crime in many forms is down thanks to the many clean up activities, as well as more people actively using the parks. The city of KCMO has actually requested that we try to put courses in a few places, to help stabilize the park areas. Parks are cleaner. The cities are grateful for our presence, and they have been glad to help us in many ways.
Leagues, tournaments, work days, "KC Cash", the Club Championship, the spring meeting--the KCFDC does a lot for disc golfers in Kansas City.
The Club maintains the courses (aside from Ted's Dread and California Trail). We do community events, like booths at local festivals, special events like the Community of Christ Youth Festival and Camp Win, and have even received an award for our work in helping clean the parks and eradicating honeysuckle.
We have a contract with the KCMO Parks and Rec dept that gives us a lot of privileges in KCMO parks which most people don't have.
Right now, the Club has roughly 200 members. Considering the number of people at Rosedale alone in one week, that's a fairly small percentage of the disc golfers in the KC area.
Sure, you gotta pay the dues. And you'll be asked to do some work. But, it's worth it.
Without the KCFDC, this website wouldn't be here. Think about THAT.
If you REALLY want to be part of the disc golf scene in Kansas City, join us in the KCFDC. Contact any of the officers listed on the website (www.kcfdc.org
) or stop in and see Rick at Disc Golf World (currently, the secretary of the Club.) It's getting to be time for the Club Championship tournament, and you NEED to play it!! Your involvement will make it better for everyone!
steve (not a Club officer, but a proud member) hoog