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I have the schedule uploaded. Email us your name division and pdga number and we can get you up on the list. I've had emails and calls coming in to get signed up over the last couple weeks. I'll get a new list uploaded this evening.

Tournaments / Run for the Roses C Tier at Rosedale July 20th Saturday
« on: July 16, 2013, 11:34:53 AM »
2013 Run for the Roses C Tier Sat July 20th

Where: Rosedale Park, Kansas City, KS

Time: Sign in 8:00-9:30

Players meeting: 9:45

Tee off 1st Round: 10:00 (Top course)

Tee off 2nd Round: Approx 2:00 (Top course)

Cost: Open Divisions: $45

Advanced Divisions: $35


Rec Divisions: $25

Ace Fund-$3

Friday July 19th: Flex Start Doubles and Sign In @ Rosedale 2-6PM

$20 per Pro/Am Teams: 100% Merch payout for Ams & Cash for Pros

-At least $200 added cash to the Open Divisions. All Ams will receive a Dri Fit Shirt and a disc.

Add $10 to entry if you are not a pdga member.

Pre Registration by phone, email, or at

Contact: Lars Nordgren 785-220-1226 or

Whats up guys?!  Yes, the club is under new leadership with Kent Bryan as our President and Marc Hedstrom as VP as well as several others in supporting roles.  The name, however is still Dawn to Dusk... as opposed to dusk to dawn.  Anyway, yes we are getting an event organized out there, but need to hash out the details with the corps as they are requiring a little more than the average tourney.  We are also tossing around the idea of including this course as one of the rounds in the Mighty Shunga tournament this year, possibly on the last day, with tee times.  Thoughts?  Also... Mike Gwaltney, I heard, was organizing an event out there but I have no details on it.  He is on facebook so you could probably hit him up for info, or maybe he could post it on here...

General Banter / Re: Perry as of 4/21/13
« on: April 23, 2013, 11:40:43 AM »
I agree with everyones thoughts.  It was moved to shorter pins for the worker/tourney on Saturday.  That being said, many who helped with the course like shorter easier placements (don't ask me why).  My thought is that everyone plays the same holes, so who the hell cares.  Anyway, I did notice as I walked the course that a lot of the shorter pins weren't even close to what we had talked about, specifically hole 5 down the hill (1 was supposed to be core drilled on a boulder on the left hand side half way down the hill, and the second was supposed to be close to the ravine on the right hand side at the bottom of the hill).  Another one was hole 6... I thought the short pin was WAY to short.  The hole 2 you are referring to, not sure.  There is one that was to be a dog leg left, and looked like it required quite a bit more trimming before being ready for play on that position.  Hole 4, not sure.  Hole 7 short was supposed to be mounted on a boulder across the ravine. 

I've yet to play the back so I couldn't tell you which pins are right and which need moved. 

General Banter / Re: Visit to KC 5/28,29
« on: April 12, 2013, 06:48:04 PM »
Ya it's Bren.  My number is 785-608-8688.  Lmk when you are coming.  Me and Heddy play a lot so maybe I could get him out to.  Any excuse to go golfing is a good excuse for me.

General Banter / Re: Visit to KC 5/28,29
« on: April 12, 2013, 10:25:53 AM »
Hey Mike.  Just saw this post and figured I could help a little.  If you like elevation, views and uniqueness, Swope is your spot.  It's really cool actually with some spectacular views of KC downtown.  Kind of crazy actually, because the conditions won't blow you away, but you won't play another course like it and it is inexpensive.  I think they have a good skins game about every weekday if you're up for it.  Prarie Highlands was our home course in college and it is very nice (as of 04).  I haven't played it since college.  It is  a links style course so if the wind is blowing, pack a lunch and hit a punch.  We also played a lot at Sycamore and it is a very cool layout as well.  I have heard conditions out there have declined though.  It was at the time I played it, one of my favorite courses because, in essence, you got two courses in one.  The front side is similar to Prarie Highlands as it is a links style course, lot of bunkers, tall grass, wind, etc....  The backside, I remember the first time I played it thinking I was on the wrong course.  It is complete opposite of the front as it is similar to what you would find in a Michigan course.  It is completely cut through the trees, tight fairways, placement golf, etc..  Pretty cool really.  A course I really like that is fairly inexpensive during the week, is Sunflower hills.  I think it is like $28 with a cart for as much as you can play.  It is a somewhat long course, hilly, and normally pretty decent condition.  I will agree with you about Shoal Creek.  For being rated the #2 course in Mo it is a little underwhelming, though, it is VERY nice and very well upkept (and I play for free as I am good friends with the head pro), there really isn't a ton of uniqueness about it.  Holes 17 and 18 are probably it.  The same guy I know that is head pro at shoal creek, used to be assistant at Falcon Ridge.  I like that course better than Shoal, so you might check that one out.  It isn't KC, but well worth the hour trip, is the new Firekeeper course at the casino in Pottawottamie (spelling?).  It is AWESOME!  There is nothing underwhelming about this one.  I know the pro up there too so get to play it quite often for free so I don't know what the cost is.  Unless you're a low handicapper and have plenty of golf balls to lose, don't play the Notah tees!  Give me a shout in advance, and if I can break free, could get us on fro free at those two courses.

Yes it is tough to navigate at the moment until signs are installed.  The artwork is done and they are waitiing to get them back so they can be installed.  After that, it won't be so bad.  And yes, the Corps of Engineers (speerheaded by KB the park ranger) did a ton, and spent a TON!  All I needed to know was the price quotes he got from the concrete contractors to install the pads... ya, not cheap.  Pads in the middle of a forest which required clearing trees to even access them costs a little bit!  Anyway, several DDDC club members have devoeted a TON of time out there as well.  I hardly recognized the place when I drove up this afternoon.  Kind got my blood flowing a little bit!  Also, it's quite the workout just to navigate a round out there.  Glad you made your way around!

I would also like to say that the park ranger Kyle that posted above was ruthless in his efforts to keep this project going.  I can't even imagine the hours he put in out there.  I can imagine the money it took... a lot!  MAJOR props to Kyle.  He had us scared for awhile that he may have to transfer and that none of the other rangers cared nearly as much as he did and they project may die.  Anyway, Kyles the MAN!

Hey guys!  Glad to see the talk of the coure at Perry and also to hear other's thoughts on it.  I can tell you that when Heddy, Leo and I originally walked through the first time with the ranger, the course seemed near impossible to install (tons of work) and we told him as much.  The intent was to get traffic to the campground and we told him that it could be done, but being so far out, would need to be worth the trip (ie- championship level, different style course than usual).  After MANY walk throughs with him and design layout, we proceeded to talk about how it would come about.  I can tell you the Corps (Kyle the Ranger mainly) spent a ton of money and hours on it.  We were told they had a grant to improve the parkh (a lot of money), an if they didn't use it, they would lose it.  So... we started.  I wish I would have taken pictures of what it looked like before any work was done because it is like night and day now.  It still needs a lot of fine tuning to get it to our planned layouint, but I can say compared to what we first walked into... it is CLOSE!  By close, I don't mean there isn't a ton of work yet to be done, yet, most of the work has already been done... if that makes any sense.  It was so wooded and dense when we started, after about half a dozen work days with good turnout, interest wained and the project stalled (somewhat.... Kyle still dumped tons of hours out there while working).  Anyway, over the last year, Kent Bryan spearheaded a revival to get legs under this thing and finally got pins installed.  I made it out there for the first time in about a year today and was able to play the front side, and damn, it looks sweet.  I have attached pictures of what it looked like after only a couple work days and you an see a plain as day difference compared to those posted by Loomis.  There were several placements that we had discussed that were either missing, or in the wrong locations from our original plan, but that could be remedied.  At one point, when walking through the placements, keep in mind this was with leaves on the trees, we thought par would be 54 in shorts and around 70 in longs.  If several pins are installed in spots that we intended, it could still get there.  Concerning the 'safe' greens, I agree.  Another plan of ours that will likely happen down the road is to core drill some placements into some of the massive boulders around the course creating some slippery putting.  Anyway, as Leo mentioned, when we were putting the design together, we had several thoughts...
1.  Placement would be key.  Course is long, but wouldn't advantage the monkey arms so much as the guy who can throw a 300' drive on a rope. 

2.  Course would play more like a ball golf course (don't kill me!) in that there were more par 4s, 5s, etc.. that would require you to hit spots, to be able to have a second, third shot, etc...  Strategy is going to be very important out there. 

3.  Utilize the elevation in every fashionable way. uphill, downhill, tunnels, sidehill, ravines, etc... and also have holes facing in every direction so that you would have to account for different wind on nearly every hole. 

4.  Cut down the trees we know need to come down, dead trees, obviously unneeded trees, small trees, etc... knowing that after pins were installed and play started out there it would become a little more obvious which others need to come down.  A little easier to cut a 50' tree than to wait for one to grow...

5.  How could we maintain it?  This place was a pasture at the bottom and a dense forest up top when we started.  Kyle worked out the mowing and spraying for weeds which was a HUGE help.  I wish I would havetaken a picture of the looks on everyones faces on our first work day when we started on hole 3!  It was like 'ummm, what are we doing here, and how the hell is this possible?' 

6.  As a general scope, if we were going to go through the 'gazillion' hours to get this in he ground, it better damn well make people want to play it.  Give them something that, quite honestly, I can't even compare it to in this region.  Maybe up in michigan?  Still a little to early to say if the mission was accomplished both on our end, and the Corps goal of promoting the campsite, but I think it's a damn good start.

Our hope is that by having baskets in the ground, it will light a fire and get more people out to our work days to make this thing a real beauty.  DDDC and new club president Kent Bryan is going to have another work day out there this saturday for those that want to help.  You can call him at 785-249-0803, or myself (Bren Nordgren) 785-608-8688 for more info.  All feedback is appreciated as we want to make this the most enjoyable playing experience possible.  Oh, I forgot to metion, there is actually a bar right across the street from the parking lot that I believe is open and running (I haven't been in).  The ranger said they had pretty decent food?  Other than that, pack a lunch. 

Here is the pics I took after a couple work days for reference as to how much has been done since.....

Tournaments / 2013 Wichita Meltdown C Tier Sunday Feb 17th
« on: January 27, 2013, 03:39:03 PM »
Where: Oak Park, Wichita, KS
PDGA and KDGA Sanctioned Event

Doubles: Fri/Sat
Singles: Sunday

When: Tee off anytime on:
Friday: 2-4:00 PM
Saturday 11-4:00PM
You can play once, multiple times, or even switch up your partner and see how many times you can cash (pay separate entry for the extra rounds)!
Pro Division - $20 a team
Am Division - $20 a team
PRO – 100% Cash payout to about top 1/3 of the field
AMS – 100% Merch payout to about top 1/3 of the field

Time: Sign in 8-9
Players meeting: 9:15
Tee off 1st Round: 9:30
Tee off 2nd Round: Approx 1:00

Cost: Men/Womens Open Divisions: $45
Men/Womens Pro Masters: $40
 Men/Womens Advanced Divisions: $35
Men/Womens Intermediate: $30
Men/Womens Recreational: $25
Ace Fund-$3

-All Ams will receive a Dri Fit and a Disc in their player package-
-At least $200 added cash to the Pro Divisions-

Add $10 to entry if you are not a PDGA member.

Pre Registration by phone or at
Contact: Lars Nordgren 785-220-1226 or

Tournaments / Re: 2013 Memorial
« on: January 07, 2013, 04:09:06 PM »
LS Discs will be making the trip down there this year! We'll see everyone there:)

Tournaments / Re: 2012 Centennial Park Ace Race Lawrence KS Oct 14th
« on: October 11, 2012, 01:10:54 PM »
Registrations are rolling in! This will be the first ever ace race at Centennial Park! Come on out and get your sweet players pack!

Hey everybody! We are revising the format of the doubles at centennial on Saturday due to the predicted bad weather that day! The new format will be Flx Start Doubles tee off from 10 to 5 at Centennial. The cost is only $20 a team. There will be an option to pay the extra $15 (per person) and get the players pack which included a dri fit and a disc (gateway, latitude and legacy discs to choose from). This will allow teams to choose a time in the day that works best for them and can avoid bad weather as well! See everyone out there on Saturday!

Tournaments / Re: 2012 Mighty Shunga Open A Tier Sept 22-23 2012
« on: September 21, 2012, 12:08:48 PM »
Now at 110 people. Closing online registration. Give me a call if you'd like to get signed up!

Tournaments / Re: 2012 Mighty Shunga Open A Tier Sept 22-23 2012
« on: September 20, 2012, 11:33:22 PM »
107 people signed up so far! Doubles is tomorrow at 3-6 at Crestview Gold. $20 a team. 100% payout. Come on out and win some stuff!!

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