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General Banter / Re: New KCFDC web site.
« on: May 02, 2011, 09:10:35 AM »
What?  No beer?   ???

Well, if that's the only complaint....great job, everyone.

General Banter / I made an interesting discovery over the last few days
« on: December 16, 2010, 10:17:35 PM »
An Aerobie Arrow putter makes a decent scraper for lite ice.  Really heavy frost or freezing rain/sleet type stuff, no.   But, the downwind side of my car, which still got ice but not nearly as heavy, it worked great.  The windshield, I needed the real scraper.  I like the Arrow as a putter too, so it's an extra bonus.


Cliff Drive / Re: Favorite Hole at CD
« on: October 13, 2010, 09:44:17 AM »
4 was far superior in the old days, when the TV was still there.  There were 2 lines, hyzers from both arms, and if you tried to drive the pin and missed, you're in trouble.  If you went easy, good chance of par.  It was beautiful.  Then all the trees came down.  grrrrrrrrrrr.....

General Banter / Re: Baskets for Sale, Good Bye Ted's Dread
« on: October 12, 2010, 10:21:15 PM »
Kev, I'm planning to be up there by 11  on Saturday.    I have to be downtown by 4:30, so 2 rounds could be possible. 

No later than 1130, I'll promise.  I70 has sucked the last few weeks.  I'll be back in St L by 10 Sunday, most dubs for me.


General Banter / Re: Ace Report 2010
« on: October 06, 2010, 05:28:05 PM »
My first Ace ever!
Jokerst Park in Festus MO.  #3, maybe 300' in the short placement from the long tee. 

No witnesses.  Since it went into #5's basket, it's a good thing.

First f'n Ace is Black.  Figures.

General Banter / Re: Baskets for Sale, Good Bye Ted's Dread
« on: October 06, 2010, 05:20:07 PM »
Adieu, Ted's.  Thanks for the sweet course and the terrific parties. 

Oct 16th I'll be up there by late morning, planning to play Ted's one last time.  Anyone want to join?

I'm playing with a 5-piece German band at the P&L the next 3 Saturdays, 7-10pm out by the Beer Garden, outside McAlester's.  A good time will be had by all.


Cliff Drive / Re: Blue Valley Doubles October 3
« on: September 27, 2010, 11:31:35 PM »
 I'd sure as heck do it on a Saturday in October. 

General Banter / Wednesday Out of Towner Loafing
« on: September 27, 2010, 11:27:56 PM »
Well, technically.  I'll be in town for just a few hours Wednesday morning, and some Cliff Drive disc golf sounds like a great present to myself.

Anyone wanna join me?  I'm thinking 10am, I have to be on the road back to St L by 130 at the latest.


General Banter / Re: Do you use a pre-throw routine?
« on: September 14, 2010, 10:17:12 AM »
Give a read to "The Inner Game of Tennis" and "The Inner Game Of Golf".  Tennis explains the whole idea, Golf restates it and expands on it.  Good stuff.

General Banter / Re: Courses you never played before
« on: August 30, 2010, 07:25:27 AM »
well, then, tell us what the head guy is saying.  Whadyaneed, a beer to loosen your tongue?

General Banter / Re: Placements
« on: August 23, 2010, 11:08:28 PM »
well, here in River City...several courses already have, and they're probably going to go to this on all of the courses, the unused placements have a sprinkler head cover.  The placement in use has one cut so the pole can go through it.  It makes sense, the mowers go right over the covers and the pipes aren't exposed. 
I'm not sure of the expense involved, but it works here.

As far as height goes, to me that's a non-issue.  Maybe the manufacturers need to have 2 holes drilled for locks, one high and one low.  That way a raised sleeve or sub-surface sleeve could be used.

I called the cops more than twice while there.  Jerks.  Not the cops, the jerks who I called the cops on. 

General Banter / Re: Courses you never played before
« on: August 13, 2010, 11:54:12 AM »
The California Trail course was installed by a gym teacher at the school.  I talked with him a few years back, suggested we try to get some players in to teach a little to the kids, maybe make a couple adjustments to the course (like, move the one tee area -- can't call it a pad -- that's on the hill, and whatever.  He had absolutely no interest.  It's not a course to get excited about, unless there's some interesting eye candy -- not being gender specific -- at the track.

#1 across the vollyeball court can be interesting.  And, if there's a football practice, a lot of it can be challenging.  I keep thinking of the Miller Lite ad, with "full contact golf".

General Banter / Re: Distance after you mark your lie?
« on: June 11, 2010, 01:26:45 PM »
casual rounds, even leagues, probably aren't worth calling it for reasons of penalty.  In a tournament, especially if it's a matter of close score, you gotta call it.

             the first call is a warning, second and beyond is a stroke. 
             it can be called by an official unsupported, or by a group member with a second.  In both cases, must be within 3 seconds of the throw.

Especially with newer players, I'll point it out, saying specifically that I'm not going to stroke 'em for it (or most other reasons...) but they need to be aware of it.

I had a kid, proudly said he's been playing 6 months, tell me the foot fault is not a stroke ever.  He also told me he could take a mulligan on an OB since it's legal.  He's never read a rulebook.  He ran to a buddy of his (this was a St Louis league) who said "yeah, you can take a mulligan".  I held out my rule book and asked him to find the word "mulligan".  He just cussed me out.  Loser.  This kid was starting every tee shot from 15-20' behind the tee PAD edge, not the line, and running almost full speed.  Throws going every which way, worse than mine even.  Foot faults almost every tee shot.  But he's been playing 6 moths and knows what he's doing. 

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