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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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Pleasant Hill / Re: Pleasant Hill Glow
« on: December 04, 2007, 11:40:45 am »
I may be interested.  I've been wanting a chance to take a look at this course, and with conditions like that, it's hard to say no.

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Shawnee Mission / Re: Shawnee Mission Course OPEN !!
« on: November 16, 2007, 03:43:04 pm »
Wow, this course just opened and we're picking it apart?  :o

I was just curious.  KC lacks championship wooded holes, unless you count down under when the pins are pushed back. 

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Shawnee Mission / Re: Shawnee Mission Course OPEN !!
« on: November 14, 2007, 04:59:33 pm »
Another great course for the KC community.

Althought I do agree that holes 9-16 get very repetative feeling.

I wasn't really in on the development of this course, but would it be possible after hole 9 to go across the street into those woods?

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Winter Leagues / Re: Mondays Rosedale GLOW
« on: November 13, 2007, 03:35:29 pm »
I go to because its FREE
You guys should probably note that in an obvious manner or you re liable to get people showing up that think that it's a regular league.

I guess that's why I considered it an extension of the new players league.  There is an ace fund, but other than that, the play is for fun only.

Oh, and I think there is now a glo league on Wednesday at Pleasent Hill.

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Winter Leagues / Re: Mondays Rosedale GLOW
« on: November 13, 2007, 10:30:31 am »
I guess I missed why Rosey glow is on Monday, why not Wednesday?  Olathe's glow is on the same day as their summer league, seems to make sense and would prevent conflicts. 

-Sean

I think because the Rosedale Glo League is an extension of the Rosedale New Player's League, which plays on Monday.

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General Banter / Re: Call for you to HELP-Do you want to make a difference?
« on: November 13, 2007, 10:27:38 am »
The club certainly needs a secretary in a bad way. I can't even remember the last news letter. There hasn't been many of those in the last 3 or so years.

What's does being secretary involve?  That may be a position I'd be interested in.

The Secretary is responsible for taking meeting minutes (either he or she does it and finds someone do it--thanks Kevin!!). After that, the minutes are written up and sent to the rest of the EC for approval. Once the minutes are approved, the Secretary posts them out here, perhaps through Topica (although that will likely be phased out  next year), and if they are really, really good, to get them posted on course boards.

The Secretary is also the lead person in getting newsletters out, ideally at least four times a year, and perhaps up to 6 mailings a year. Important information to convey includes announcements about elections, general meetings, events, work days, picnics, parties, hangings, etc. To foster better communication, the Secretary needs to be in almost constant communication with the other members of the EC to get them to share in the communication process. Having good writing skills is a big asset for anyone who is Secretary. A Secretary with some internet skills is plus as we'll want to send electronic newsletters when possible to save money and time. Once the NL is laid out, it must be printed, folded, addressed, stamped, and delivered to the post office. Extra copies should be delivered to league directors and DGW. A conscientious Secretary will likely be spending 20-30 hours per month.


I think I've got all of those qualifications.  Does someone have to nominate you for these positions?

I nominate Chris for secretary.
-Dennis Freeman

Getting the minutes posted up quickly shouldn't be a problem, as I would most likely type them up in the first place (I have horrible writing and much better typing skills), and get them posted within 24 hours.

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Winter Leagues / Re: Mondays Rosedale GLOW
« on: November 12, 2007, 05:13:55 pm »
Come to Olathe GLOW. I have lights for sale, and, we have a rather large ACE fund....

Dude Tom advertise on your own thread.  This thread is for the Rosedale Glow Gathering.  Plus we have a ACE fund too.

Put the smack down Dennis.

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General Banter / Re: Call for you to HELP-Do you want to make a difference?
« on: November 12, 2007, 05:13:12 pm »
The club certainly needs a secretary in a bad way. I can't even remember the last news letter. There hasn't been many of those in the last 3 or so years.

What's does being secretary involve?  That may be a position I'd be interested in.

The Secretary is responsible for taking meeting minutes (either he or she does it and finds someone do it--thanks Kevin!!). After that, the minutes are written up and sent to the rest of the EC for approval. Once the minutes are approved, the Secretary posts them out here, perhaps through Topica (although that will likely be phased out  next year), and if they are really, really good, to get them posted on course boards.

The Secretary is also the lead person in getting newsletters out, ideally at least four times a year, and perhaps up to 6 mailings a year. Important information to convey includes announcements about elections, general meetings, events, work days, picnics, parties, hangings, etc. To foster better communication, the Secretary needs to be in almost constant communication with the other members of the EC to get them to share in the communication process. Having good writing skills is a big asset for anyone who is Secretary. A Secretary with some internet skills is plus as we'll want to send electronic newsletters when possible to save money and time. Once the NL is laid out, it must be printed, folded, addressed, stamped, and delivered to the post office. Extra copies should be delivered to league directors and DGW. A conscientious Secretary will likely be spending 20-30 hours per month.


I think I've got all of those qualifications.  Does someone have to nominate you for these positions?

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