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General Banter / Re: KCFDC Clinics?
« on: March 25, 2014, 06:08:16 PM »
Most casual golfers don't really have a better player they can learn from. Although clinics aren't going to magically make someone a better golfer overnight, it will give them valuable tidbits to work on. Clinics also put us out there as members of a community who support one another and introduce those players to people who can help give them the tools to develop their game as well as brings them into a community of like-minded individuals.
I also think mixed divisions on cards could help as well. I never had the benefit of having anyone mentor me and the most I ever learned was during rounds on cards with the pros.

General Banter / Re: KCFDC Clinics?
« on: March 24, 2014, 10:29:25 PM »
Thanks Tank. I like that philosophy on correctly breathing get in order to correctly align your body. That is exactly the type of insight I think could really help developing players. I'm still not sure exactly how to best implement this type of program but with you and Joe on board so far I'd really like to get something going.. There are a couple others I have in mind that I think would be great as well.

What do you think about having these at leagues? I think rotating leagues, or doing monthly minis with clinics might best help drive membership but am open to suggestions.

Sign me up as well Rob... I'll do my best to be at as many as possible.
Kevin Zane #50674

Thanks for getting this together.

General Banter / Re: KCFDC Clinics?
« on: March 24, 2014, 11:11:22 AM »
I was really hoping for something beyond the beginner level to help rec/int level players step up to competitive league play or tournament play. There is a pretty well-defined line between beginner league and competitive play and a complete absence of any significant aid to transition to the next level for these players.... maybe I just don't see it the same way as most, or maybe I'm missing something but I haven't gotten much good feedback on this idea. I thought we were trying to bring up league attendance, active membership and club presence?

General Banter / Re: Heritage Park
« on: March 24, 2014, 10:28:25 AM »
This is exciting...and right down the road for me!
Keep us updated and I'll try my best to make workdays.

Young Park - Blue Springs / Re: NO DOUBLES at YOUNG TODAY 3/23
« on: March 23, 2014, 11:05:50 AM »
A couple of us will be out there anyway... We could do skins or dubs or something if anyone else shows

Leagues / Re: 2014 KCFDC PDGA League
« on: March 19, 2014, 05:39:50 PM »
Not sure if anyone else noticed, but this last ratings update they fixed the PDGA leagues.  Now every round is calculated individually (as it should be).  The example I used,
 68 at big blue, is now a 967 round. worries on changing courses, changing layouts, etc etc.  Yay.

Where do we find the course ratings then? So you are saying that regardless of the layout, your score relative to other players and conditions the ratings are set based only on your individual score? 68 at Big blue during the wide open was like a 980 and those were pretty ideal conditions.

Bag Tags / Re: What tag you got? 2014
« on: March 19, 2014, 09:32:56 AM »
I was just hoping to see some low tags come out of the woodwork and hopefully get a challenge. It seems silly to even have a tag when it is so rare to get a challenge for a number I give a crap about winning/defending. Every time I lose a low tag, it seems the winner simply vanishes off the face of the earth. However, when I have a low tag it seems everyone and their mother is suddenly available.

Bag Tags / What tag you got? 2014
« on: March 18, 2014, 11:56:14 AM »
Didn't see a thread for this one and it seems to be tough to come by many low who's got 'em?
I've had 7 and 10, now am sitting at 38 or something around there. I'd really like a shot at something in the top 10 but I don't even know who to contact. I know one person is injured and the other played a tag round with me yesterday. We ended in a tie.

It's a mistake many of us will make (or have made).... hopefully only once.
I did it last year and likely missed 3 strokes because of it. (I think there was a scorecard error, but never ever looked at it)... Just shook it off and killed the next round but it isn't a mistake I will EVER make again.

General Banter / Re: KCFDC Clinics?
« on: March 14, 2014, 09:09:07 AM »
There is an official workday at Blue Valley on April 5th, if you (Kevin) would give a driving clinic as an incentive to get some new people out to the course - you would be my hero.
Doug, Saturdays are really hard for me but I will see if I can work something out. I am currently signed up for volunteering for a school project that day in the morning.

General Banter / Re: KCFDC Clinics?
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:50:26 PM »
I'm always willing to help new players, but I think there is another problem concerning long-time casuals and rec/intermediate level players who just can't find a good reason to come to league (or return to league). A lot of the guys I run into on the course seem to have considered the idea of membership, or leagues but feel they don't have anything to gain. They are committed to playing and have a desire to improve, but just don't have the resources.

Leagues / Re: Spring PDGA League format poll
« on: March 12, 2014, 07:23:06 PM »
I know I said Monday or Wednesday (and voted that way) but I would strongly prefer Monday for what it's worth.

General Banter / KCFDC Clinics?
« on: March 12, 2014, 10:00:10 AM »
I have been approached a few times lately about lessons on the course and have given a handful of players some one on one time in the past. It is really easy for some of us to give tips to newer players and I know they all really appreciate the help. Unfortunately, a lot of the less experienced players don't have better players to chat with about technique when they go out to the course and not everyone has time to help every single player doing something wrong (nor is it appropriate to give out unsolicited advice).
I know there are several of us in town who excel in certain aspects of the game. Maybe we could get together and do some clinics on league nights or on workdays? I think if we had a guest speaker come to an occasional league or maybe run a program with a beginner league, we could provide some actual incentive to bring up league numbers (and in turn, membership numbers as well as a closer, more familiar DG community in KC).

Tournaments / Re: Monkey Island Emporiamarch 23rd
« on: March 12, 2014, 09:23:33 AM »
If I am off work, I may end up going... I only have a two seater but maybe we could put together a carpool and save the planet together.

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