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Bag Tags / Re: 2008- What number ya got?
« on: January 28, 2008, 08:28:21 AM »
Yea, and Jack Lowe got #2.  If you didn't believe it was rigged before, this should put any doubts to rest.   ;)


Oh, and I got #39.

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Tournaments / Re: Ice Bowl - 2008
« on: January 26, 2008, 08:26:52 AM »
I should be there.  Thanks Dennis.  Scraping teepads sucks anyways :).

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Tournaments / Re: Ice Bowl - 2008
« on: January 25, 2008, 11:22:17 AM »
I was curious if it would be worthwhile to shovel the Rosedale tees tomorrow.  I'd be happy to volunteer to do such a thing, but I have no snow shovel.  With a 50 degree day, I would expect most of it to melt, but just in case it doesn't, it may help to get out there.

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Tournaments / Re: Ice Bowl - 2008
« on: January 24, 2008, 04:08:42 PM »
Would mulch around some of the baskets help?

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Rosedale / Re: settings at rosedale
« on: January 21, 2008, 05:12:10 PM »
I think most stuff will get moved short.  Not sure about that though.

Pin placements around the city are normally moved during leagues.  The big league playing right now is down under doubles, which is why those pins are being changed on a weekly basis.  There is a glow league on Mondays, but I don't know if anyone who plays in that has keys.

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Tournaments / Re: Ice Bowl - 2008
« on: January 21, 2008, 05:08:51 PM »
Wow.  I thought it was Saturday  ;D


Accuweather - 40
Weather.com - 44
Weather.gov - 47 with a 30% chance of rain

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Tournaments / Re: Ice Bowl - 2008
« on: January 21, 2008, 02:15:44 PM »
Current Saturday Forecasts:

Weather.gov - 43
Weather.com - 42
Accuweather.com - 44

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General Banter / Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
« on: January 16, 2008, 04:26:45 PM »
Wooded?  Open?  Mature Tress? 

Flat?  Hilly?

Water?

Length?


edit:  after some google maps help, it looks open and flat.

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Shawnee Mission / Re: Litterbugs - STOP IT!
« on: January 14, 2008, 02:36:56 PM »
Ah, but they are not park rangers, they are actually police officers in the SMP land.  The rangers have other things to worry about like Deer, and picnic baskets....


and him....


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Beginners / Re: Rosedale #9
« on: January 09, 2008, 01:38:07 PM »
Which one is on the edge of the slope, past the big trees?  Is that the really long one?

If so, the basket from #18 long was there for a few months last year.  That's a pretty fun hole.

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Beginners / Re: Rosedale #9
« on: January 07, 2008, 01:51:38 PM »
It's like long #18.  You rarely see the basket with the flag there, but there is a practice basket you can throw to.  They move the practice basket from #18 to #9 long sometimes, normally during spring/summer league.

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General Banter / PDGA registration though club?
« on: January 04, 2008, 03:06:29 PM »
How exactly does this work?  When I lived in both Arkansas and Iowa, our club wasn't pdga affiliated, so we weren't eligable for the discount.

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Beginners / Re: Disc shapes and weights
« on: December 25, 2007, 06:50:22 PM »
There's a lot of differing philosophies on driver selection for those starting out, but I do recommend learning to throw your putters and midranges well.  Those will teach you the most about reducing torque on the disc, as well as generating spin (or snap), which is how big distance is archived.  A 170ish Roc or Buzz would be a good disc, as well as a 170+ putter (wizard, aviar, challenger, rhyno, magnet...whatever feels good in your hand) would be great starting discs.

While you could go with a distance driver like a valkyrie or a beast or wraith, you may want to start out with a fairway driver like a Gazelle, Cyclone, or Sabre (which are pretty much the same disc from the 3 major manufacturers).  These particular drivers are quite versatile, allowing you to learn to work a variety of angles (both hyzer and anhyzer) and lines (both high and low) without the need to buy too many discs.  The thing with the high speed drivers is that you need a good amount of arm speed and snap with minimal torque to get the desired lines, which is a tough trifecta to put together when you're starting.  Also, the slower fairway drivers are less nose sensitive, so you're less prone to have throws go all over the place.  Personally, when it comes to weight, I tend to recommend something in the 168 range for starting out, because it teach you to snap the disc without torquing it over, as a lot of beginners do because they're throwing discs that are too heavy for their technique.

It might be worth your time to check out http://www.discgolfreview.com, read though the articles, and read through the information on their forums.  While there's a lot (and I mean a lot) of crap to wade though there, I have found some amazingly insightful information into good technique.

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Tournaments / Re: Club Championships
« on: December 18, 2007, 09:51:15 AM »
Fred Smith-(49-50-40-47)--195 (2007 KCFDC CHAMPION!!)

These add up to 186.

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Pleasant Hill / Re: Pleasant Hill Glow
« on: December 05, 2007, 12:46:47 PM »
Sorry, going to the KU game now.  Maybe later in the month.

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