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General Banter / 2009 USGDC Champion Rocs Now On Sale
« on: April 10, 2009, 12:16:25 PM »
If interested in the collector's version of the 2009 USDGC Champion Rocs, download this file that shows the 5 designs and a list of the colors. www.icebowlhq.com/docs/2009_usdgc_rocs.pdf

These are the Rocs that come in plastic bags with headers, and will sell for $40 on up. If you're interested in buying one of these Rocs prior to our order going in next Tuesday, the pre-sell price is $30 real money (no KC Kash or prize vouchers) plus sales tax. Give us a call at 816.471.3472 or email at info@discgolfworld if interested. We'll definitely should be able to get the design, the type of Roc (Rancho, Ontario, or San Marino) and weight, and hopefully, the color as well.

There will be a few factory seconds available as well. Once the Collectors Rocs are sold, the Thrower Rocs will be released (for those who just want a disc to throw--no packaging) that will sell in $20 and up range. They will likely have different stamps than the Collectors Rocs.

Rick

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For an entry form: http://www.icebowlhq.com/docs/ssr09entry.pdf

Disc Golf World, in conjunction with
the Kansas City Flying Disc Club, presents the
Swope Spring Renewal Pairs Championships
Featuring the Kansas City Corporate Challenge Tune-Up


Saturday, April 18 • Swope Park Disc Golf Course • 2 Rounds of 18 Holes

This is not a PDGA-sanctioned event.

The 2009 Swope Spring Renewal will once again be a ”pairs” or doubles tournament that will feature some divisions that are a bit out of the ordinary. Also, we are happy to once again offer divisions for those Corporate Challenge competitors who want to get ready for their May 2-3 event.

Because of the experimental nature of this tournament, it’s hard to gauge what the response will be. The tournament can accommodate 54 teams. To guarantee your spot, please pre-register: http://www.icebowlhq.com/docs/ssr09entry.pdf


Divisions and Entry Fees** (All entrants receive a nested mini set from GDS):

Open: $54 per team (cash payback)
Amateur: $34 per team (prize payback)
100-Year—the combined ages of the partners must be at least 100: $30 per team (cash back)
Mixed—one male and one female: $24 (prizes)
Student—must be 18 or under and currently enrolled in school: $24 (prizes)
KC Corporate Challenge Men’s: $24 (prizes)* • KC Corporate Challenge Women’s: $24 (prizes)*
*If playing either the morning or afternoon round only, $19.
The Corporate Challenge pin settings (shorter than round 1) will be used in Round 2.

Minimum of two teams required to open a division. **$2 off for active KCDFDC members.


Ace Fund (optional): $4.00 per team. If no ace: CTP for 1/2 and 1/2 to the KCFDC.
Schedule

On Site Registration: 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Players’ meeting: ~9:50. Tee off to follow.
Lunch for sale between rounds—yummy BBQ: Prepared by Kelly Warren, feeder of hundreds of disc golfers in 2008 at the KC Wide Open, Disc Golf Day, and the H2Open.
2nd Round Tee: To Be Announced (around 2 p.m.)

****************ENTRY FORM*********************

Swope Spring Renewal Pairs Entry Form
(each partner should fill out an entry form)

Name________________________________________________________Date of Birth___________________________

Address__________________________________________________________________Phone______________________

City/State/Zip___________________________________________________Email_______________________________

Partner’s Name______________________________  All players receive a nested mini set from GDS

Division (Circle one): Open $54 per team.  Amateur $34.  100-Year $34.  Mixed $24.  Student $24.
KCCC-Men $24. KCCC Women $24. KCCC 1-Round $19 Men or Women (circle 1). AM or PM (circle 1).
Ace Pool $4 per team—Y or N.  Deduct $2 if you’re an active KCFDC member.
Total Entry and ace pool (if chosen) Amount: $____________   Count me in for lunch!___

Make checks/money order and mail to: Disc Golf World • 509 E 18th St • Kansas City MO 64108
To pay with bank card, call or stop by Disc Golf World 816.471.3472.
(The $2.00 processing fee will be waived for active Kansas City Flying Disc Club members.)


For further information, contact Rick, John, or Ted at
816.471.3472 or info@discgolfworld.com

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General Banter / Non Disc Golf: Chiefs Tickets on Sale
« on: February 24, 2009, 02:22:59 PM »
The Chiefs of old are gone. I got this today, and wanted to pass it along.

Hi Rick -
 
I hope all is well.  Just wanted to get in touch with you in regards to a discounted season ticket opportunity for members of your KC Flying Disc Club, below are the details. Would this be something you could facilitate to them?  Please let me know if I should direct this information to someone else or if there is any way I can help.  Thanks!
 
Tyler Kirby
Account Executive
Kansas City Chiefs
 

From: Kirby, Tyler
Subject: Kansas City Chiefs - Discounted Tickets
 
The Kansas City Chiefs are offering a limited number of $250 FULL SEASON TICKETS for Members of the Kansas City Flying Disc Club and their friends and family.
 
Our 2009 schedule includes the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, and 2 preseason games.
 
Anyone interested in these or any other Chiefs Ticket Packages can contact me directly at (816) 920-4824 or via email at tkirby@chiefs.nfl.com with any questions or to reserve seats.  As always, I appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you.   
 
Sincerely,
 
Tyler Kirby | Account Executive
Kansas City Chiefs Football Club
816-920-4824 (p) | 816-924-2878 (f)
tkirby@chiefs.nfl.com


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Club Archives / Support the Worlds and Have A Chance to Win Nine Mach IIIs
« on: February 19, 2009, 04:56:15 PM »
This just in from the DGA:

Short version: Buy a new Sparkle After Shock mid-range for $25 and you are entered into a drawing to be held at the Worlds for two nine-hole Mach III courses (baskets only). Only 1500 discs will be sold. I'd love to see the baskets won by people close to KC. Who's in?

Rick

The disc looks like: http://www.discgolfassoc.com/images/specials/2009-worlds/DGA_Worlds_Discs09-clear-white-highRes.jpg

Two 9-Hole Course Giveaway & Worlds Fundraiser
Presented to the 2009 PDGA Pro/Am World Championships

DGA is excited to announce the return of our highly successful fundraiser disc and disc golf course giveaway program that has been offered to the 2009 Pro/Am World Championships being held in Kansas City, Missouri.   This is the third year this program has been offered to the PDGA Worlds and has proven to be a very successful fundraiser for the Championships.

This year’s fundraising disc will be our brand new midrange disc, the Aftershock. This midrange is a controllable, stable disc with great glide that will surely find its way into many golfers’ bags.  DGA is excited to be offering this new disc in our Limited Edition Sparkle plastic blend for this fundraiser.  Once again, DGA has created a very unique and stylish piece of color artwork for this disc that will surely increase the collector value. 

A total of 1500 of these special run discs will be produced.  Like years past, each disc purchased will come with one raffle ticket.  Each raffle ticket will be added to a drawing that will take place during the week of the Pro/Am Worlds in Kansas City (July 27th-August 1st, 2009).  There will be two winners of this drawing and those winners will each receive a 9 hole custom Mach III course. 

The winner will have their very own course to do with as they wish.  This is a great opportunity for individuals as well as clubs across the country to get a chance at winning the course you’ve always wanted without having to come up with the funds to purchase a whole course. You can install your own private course and keep it to yourself or you can donate the full course to a park department and be a hero in your local disc golf community.

This year’s prized Mach III Deluxe Disc Pole Holes will be powder coated in a limited edition color (yet to be determined).  DGA rarely powder coats the Mach III Pole Holes, making the courses truly unique.  We feel that because of this fact, the limited fundraiser discs will be sold very quickly.  We expect disc golf clubs will pool their resources to purchase as many of these discs as possible in order to increase their chances of winning. 

The discs will be sold through four exclusive partners. Disc Golf World (www.discgolfworld.com), Disc Nation (www.discnation.com), Gotta Go Gotta Throw (www.gottagogottathrow.com), and Sun King Discs (www.sunkingdiscs.com) have joined forces with 2009 Worlds and DGA to promote and sell these discs.   We will begin selling in early March and continue up until the week of Worlds or until all have been sold. We will also make a limited number of these discs available to authorized tournaments that work closely with DGA.

Visit the Disc Golf Association’s website at www.discgolfassoc.com for more details and updated information. Please take advantage of this great opportunity to support the 2009 Professional and Amateur World Championships, receive a great collector’s disc, and have a chance to win an amazing course.   


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Here's the deal: tomorrow morning on either KMBC-9 or KMBC's sister station KCWE-29 will have an interview with Pete Cashen and perhaps, me, as we celebrate the birthday of the Frisbee. I'm not familiar enough with that  morning news show to know at what time it goes from Channel 9 to Channel 29. Pete has brought out some of his old and valuable Frisbee for show and tell. Not sure what else may come up, but Ice Bowl and Worlds will not doubt get mentioned.

When I talked with the reporter, Brenda Washington, about Ice Bowl, she proposed that they come out to Rosedale on the Friday before Ice Bowl Sunday. I hope that we can firm this up tomorrow. If so, we will be looking for volunteers for early Friday morning, January 23, at the first tee of Rosedale.

Also, it would be nice if someone could record tomorrow's telecast.

Rick

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General Banter / Silent Auction to Benefit Brett Hansen Begg
« on: November 13, 2008, 03:40:21 PM »
I put this in the wrong thread this morning...so here it is again.


We received the following email the other day. We are preparing a package of goodies from both the KCFDC and DGW to help out. Brett is the son of Alan, who beside supporting the sport though his heavy involvement with Disc Golf TV, is a really great guy. Both have attended the Wide Open. In fact, Brett was 5th in the intermediate in 2006. If anyone wants to donate any new item)s), please let me know or drop it by the store before next Wednesday. The Hansen Beggs are from Minnesota.


 Good morning! My name is Kelli Fredericksen and I am
coordinating a benefit for Brett Hansen Begg, a 16 year old pro disc
golfer who was in a terrible car accident in August. Brett is at the
Gillette Children‚s Hospital in Minneapolis. We are hosting a benefit for
him on Saturday, December 6th in Saint Cloud. We will have live music and
a silent auction. I am reaching out to the disc golf community in search
of items for our silent auction. Would your company be willing to donate
any items for this benefit? This family is unbelievable and is desperate
need. Please let me know if you can help. Thank you very much!!
Kelli


Rick

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Tournaments / Silent Auction to Benefit Brett Hansen Begg
« on: November 13, 2008, 12:06:47 PM »
We received the following email the other day. We are preparing a package of goodies from both the KCFDC and DGW to help out. Brett is the son of Alan, who beside supporting the sport though his heavy involvement with Disc Golf TV, is a really great guy. Both have attended the Wide Open. In fact, Brett was 5th in the intermediate in 2006. If anyone wants to donate any new item)s), please let me know or drop it by the store before next Wednesday. The Hansen Beggs are from Minnesota.


 Good morning! My name is Kelli Fredericksen and I am
coordinating a benefit for Brett Hansen Begg, a 16 year old pro disc
golfer who was in a terrible car accident in August. Brett is at the
Gillette Children‚s Hospital in Minneapolis. We are hosting a benefit for
him on Saturday, December 6th in Saint Cloud. We will have live music and
a silent auction. I am reaching out to the disc golf community in search
of items for our silent auction. Would your company be willing to donate
any items for this benefit? This family is unbelievable and is desperate
need. Please let me know if you can help. Thank you very much!!
Kelli


Rick

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General Banter / A New Course on the Distant Horizon...Maybe!
« on: October 29, 2008, 09:43:07 PM »
I admit I've been spending way too much time on the Web, but I did discover the good news that the Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners approved the master plan for a park at Rieke Lake located west of De Soto and north of K-10 Highway. Of course, the plan does include an 18-hole disc golf course. Check the article here: http://jcprd.com/pages/rieke.cfm. Of course, "implementation of a master plan for the Rieke Lake property is subject to fund availability and board approval."

R

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Beginners / Climo on Grips
« on: October 29, 2008, 07:56:36 PM »
Maybe we should change the name of this section to Instructions or Improving Your Game. There's always more to learn, no matter how long one's been throwing.

Pete Cashen mentioned this video to me this morning, and showed me the grip that Climo touts. I've not tried it yet, but it it creates a very tight grip without forcing it.



Rick

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Club Archives / KC Worlds Merchandise—Discs, Shirts, Other Shwag
« on: October 08, 2008, 03:38:40 PM »
All bosses ain't bad. But we've heard some of the new super fast Bosses from Innova are flippier than others.

We've ordered 50 first-run Bosses with the first KC Worlds stamp. They are expected as early as a week from Friday. They are $20 each and are the first fund-raisers for next July's big event.

You can place your order here: http://tinyurl.com/thekcboss
or give us a call at DGW to reserve yours. They are only available in the 173-175 gram range. I expect them all to be 175.

We're also going to stamp a few other CFR discs. Please let me know if you might be interested in one or more of these.
CFR Glo Champion      
Aviar      
Banshee      
Eagle-L      
Firebird-L      
Sidewinder      
Starfire      
Teebird-L      
      
Star      
Goblin      
Teerex-X      
Whippet-X      
      
CFR Champion      
Destroyer      
Gator         
Cro      
Teerex-X      
Xcaliber      

Rick

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Rosedale / Rosey League 9-24
« on: September 25, 2008, 10:45:17 AM »
A pleasant enough evening for the 29 players, but there's seem to be a problem with not enough light. As a remedy to this, we'll be out there at 4:45 next weekend, and will send out groups of 3 or 4 on holes #1 and hole #10 as they are formed (yes, you can form your own groups.) No group will go off later than 5:15. The course will be shorter next Wednesday, based on the second round of the RAC. Please alert any non-message board readers of this plan.

Rick

This week's results.
Open
1   Bryan Guthrie   45
2   Arturo Villarreal   46
3   Carson Wilson   51
4   Bobby Villarreal   52
5   Matt Shively   54
T6   Jack Lowe           55
T6   Dick Parker   55
T6   Caleb Walker     55
9   Chris Oorlong   57
T10   Mio Sillings   60
T10   Dan Truax           60
12   Hans Weding   61
13   Chris Timko   62
14   Bret Long           63

Masters
1   Steve Harris   51
2   Mike Thomas   53
T3   Jim Sherwood   55
T3   Bill Turner           55
5   Ben Hansen   56
6   John Johnson   57
7   Eric Garberg   58
T8   Gary Harvey   65
T8   Rick Rothstein   65
10   Kevin Holy           66

Advanced
T1   Ken McNickle   58
T1   Chuck Doumitt   58
3   Matt Hummell   59
4   Zazh Kirby           62
5   Becky Stebbins   73

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Course Coordinator Bill Neenan's computer is on the fritz, so he asked me to announce next Saturday's workday starting at 9:00 p.m, which is being called primarily to trim trees and bushes, pile up debris, and remove honeysuckle. We'll be creating large piles that will be removed by either the community workers and/or Boy Scouts who will be at the Community Beautification Day the on the 4th. Of course, volunteers are encouraged to work on any of the listed items below.

Saturday, October 4, Water Works Par, Community Beautification Day 8:00 a.m. to noon
            The KCFDC will be partnering with the Northland Community Alliance, KCMO Police Department, KCMO Parks and Recreation, and Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to complete the following projects:

    1. Mulching of walking path from hole #2 to #3 tee, and maybe  some of hole #6
    2. Clean out the drainage area that’s clogged with leave near #9 tee.
    3. Pick up brush and trash throughout the park
    4. Trim trees and brush at the North Oak Entrance
    5. Trim  trees an shrubs throughout the Park to improve sight lines.
    6. Put Toridon on cut parts of shrubs.
    7. Remove honeysuckle by picnic tables. (This has been done!)
    8. Remove poison ivy and Virginia creeper from the base of trees.
            If you truly love Water Works Park, plan now to help out. Give me a call at 816.914.0094 if you want to help or have questions or suggestions. We are not limited to the above items.

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Course Coordinator Bill Neenan's computer is on the fritz, so he asked me to announce next Saturday's workday starting at 9:00 a.m, which is being called primarily to trim trees and bushes, pile up debris, and remove honeysuckle. We'll be creating large piles that will be removed by either the community workers and/or Boy Scouts who will be at the Community Beautification Day the on the 4th. Of course, volunteers are encouraged to work on any of the listed items below.

Saturday, October 4, Water Works Par, Community Beautification Day 8:00 a.m. to noon
            The KCFDC will be partnering with the Northland Community Alliance, KCMO Police Department, KCMO Parks and Recreation, and Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to complete the following projects:

    1. Mulching of walking path from hole #2 to #3 tee, and maybe  some of hole #6
    2. Clean out the drainage area that’s clogged with leave near #9 tee.
    3. Pick up brush and trash throughout the park
    4. Trim trees and brush at the North Oak Entrance
    5. Trim  trees an shrubs throughout the Park to improve sight lines.
    6. Put Toridon on cut parts of shrubs.
    7. Remove honeysuckle by picnic tables. (This has been done!)
    8. Remove poison ivy and Virginia creeper from the base of trees.
            If you truly love Water Works Park, plan now to help out. Give me a call at 816.914.0094 if you want to help or have questions or suggestions. We are not limited to the above items.

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General Banter / KC Disc Golf News
« on: September 21, 2008, 05:43:40 PM »
Last week, I sent this out to everyone in the KC area who I had a email address for. Jack Lowe suggested that I post it out here as well. If you didn't get that email and would like to get future mailings pertaining to what's happening in KC, please send me your name and email address.

Kansas City Disc Golf News—Issue #1
 
Here's another once-in-a-while newsletter of what's happening with disc golf in and around the Kansas City area. Starting with this email, we're going to call this the Kansas City Disc Golf News (KCDGN). Even though there have been others before this, this is #1. Oh yeah, if anyone with some presentation chops would like to help out by making future emails look better, please get with me at rick@discgolfworld.com. Also, if you want to write or edit or help in any way, don't be shy. The KCFDC still is committed to getting out an occasional “paper newsletter” for those who don’t go online, but using the “net” is a much more efficient method for getting the word out.
 
KCDGN is going to nearly 600 people, most of who live and golf in and around the KC area. Hopefully, you'll find these emails to be informative and possibly entertaining. However, it is never our intention to darken your email box with unwanted mail, so if you don't want anymore KCDGN's, here’s how to stop them.
 
Opt out: Just hit return and put, "please remove me" or some other instruction to that effect as the subject.
 
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rick Rothstein. I've been playing disc golf since 1980, own Disc Golf World, am currently the President of the Kansas City Flying Disc Club, and a recently elected Board member of the Professional Disc Golf Association. When I ran for President at the beginning of this year, I promised to strive for better communication—not just to KCFDC members but also to everyone who plays the game in our area. While I would invite everyone to join the Kansas City Flying Disc Club because it’s good to have a broad-based non-profit organization representing disc golf in our dealings with the various parks departments, I don’t want the lack of a KCFDC membership to deter anyone from volunteering or offering great or even pretty good suggestions for the betterment of disc golf in Kansas City. A KCFDC membership form is here:
http://www.kcfdc.org/2008KCfdcmemberform.pdf.

What’s Up at Disc Golf World
Here’s a brief commercial message from Disc Golf Word, 509 E 18th St, Kansas City MO 64108, 816.471.3472, http://www.discgolfworld.com. First of all, thanks to everyone for making us Kansas City #1 choice for disc golf supplies and information. We have a wonderful community in Kansas with lots of talented and generous people who have been great to work with in making KC a very desirable community to golf in and a very desirable disc golf destination for visitors. We at Disc Golf World remained dedicated to keeping disc golf growing in Kansas City, both as a sporting activity and a second-to-none fun and healthful pastime.
                  We are systemizing our initiative to be the clearinghouse for found discs in KC. When most players find a disc, they try to return it to the rightful owner. However, even when they are successful in talking with a disc’s owner, the logistics of arranging a meeting to deliver it are often difficult. That is why we are encouraging players to drop off found discs with names and contact information to us. We will call the owner who can pick up the disc when he can. You can drop off discs 24/7 by using the 509 mail slot. The plan is to allow about two weeks after we contact the person the first time before contacting them again. If the disc is not claimed after another two-week period, we’ll donate the discs to the KCFDC.
                  In response to several requests for used discs, we will be experimenting with taking used discs in exchange for store credit. We will not take any discs where the original name and numbers have obviously been obliterated.
                  Disc Golf World supplies and supports these retailers of discs: Oklahoma Joes, It’s a Beautiful Day, Red-X in Riverside, and Nick’s Outfitters in Pleasant Hill. If getting to DGW is a long drive, remember we can ship discs to you for the cost of less than two gallons of gasoline. If you buy over $75 worth of plastic at http://www.discgolfworld.com, the shipping is free. To simulate the in-person shopping experience, you can always email or call us to make sure you get the exactly the discs you want in terms of color and weigh. Speaking of our web site, we’re hoping that the long-awaited update will be launched soon.
                  We want to thank the Warren Family—Gold, Lynne, and Kelly—for holding Gold’s art show at DGW during August’s First Friday in the Crossroads. To add to the fun, we set up a mini course around the building and put a bunch of stuff on sale (still some of that left). There was a lot of traffic into the store both for both art and disc golf with many people learning more about the latter. It was a fun event, and we hope to do other things on First Fridays next spring and summer.
 
What’s Up with the Worlds
As most of you know by now, the PDGA Professional and Amateur World Championships will be in Kansas City from July 25 to August 1. We will be hosting around 900 players from nearly every state and perhaps from a dozen countries and three continents. While the KCFDC has run two very successful Amateur Worlds Championships in 1999 and 2003 that hosted nearly 400 players, the size of the upcoming Worlds will make it a bit more challenging. I’ve no doubt that the KC disc golf community will be up to this challenge. Tournament Directors Jack Lowe (jlowekc@att.net) and John Chapman (john@discgolfworld.com) will be reaching out to just about everyone soon and again to find out how each golfer can help out—be it as a sponsor or finding a sponsor, working on getting the courses ready, staffing the event, helping with the parties, creating art and written materials, and so on. There will be plenty to do. Contact either Jack or John to let them know how you can help. Speaking of sponsorship, we’ll have sponsorship materials by early next week, and the Worlds website, http://kcworlds.com is coming very soon.
         
                   
 
Upcoming Events
(LATE BREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED BECAUSE OF WAY TOO MUCH RAIN. I’m leaving the information about the event and this event and the P Hill course as hopefully, Dan will bring it back this event next year.) Saturday, September 13. Pleasant Hill Disc Golf Course — Afternoon D'Lite #6 followed by AfterGLOW Doubles.  Tournament flyer: http://www.kcfdc.org/docs/afternoondelite6afterglow.pdf.  Contact Dan Coffman at dclabe@yahoo.com
                  If you have not visited one of Kansas City's courses located at Pleasant Hill Lake, you’re in for a treat. While it is a longish drive for most people, the benefit is a well designed, but still user friendly (lots of shorter holes) course out in the country. The course is well maintained, and on a warm sunny day, let's say it's just "pleasant" to play Pleasant Hill.
                  This weekend's tournament will be the second featuring the two back-to-back events. Last time many people played both events and then camped at the campground that borders the course. In addition, many played the regular Sunday doubles.
 
Saturday, September 20, 2008. Thornfield Disc Golf Course — Ozanam's First Annual Disc Golf Tournament. Tournament flyer: http://www.kcfdc.org/docs/Ozanam_tourney.pdf.
                   This charity event is different than any that have ever been held in Kansas City. In will be a four-person scramble with all the proceeds going to Ozanam, which since 1948 has been helping children with severe emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities to help them to reconnect with their families and communities. The cost is $200 per team that includes lunch.
                  The event is the first ever at the Thornfield Disc Golf Course, Kansas City’s newest private course. The owner of this course is Bill Stueck, a long-time Kansas City area philanthropist and owner of Suburban Lawn and Garden. Ozanam is one of the main charities he supports. Mr. Stueck has no real interest, per se, in disc golf, putting in the course to abet the charities he champions.
                  As a side note, at Ozanam's recent 60th anniversary party, Dan Cashen set up a course on the Ozanam campus and enlisted five or six of us to throw a small teaching tournament for the resident kids who were mainly in their teens. Close to 25 kids played. 
                  I've not played the Thornfield Course, which was designed by Bill Paulson and Dennis Vahsholtz, but toured the property before it was installed. The potential for a very good course was there, and from what I hear, it's an excellent tract that's a real challenge from the tips.
 
Mini Disc Golf Tournament: RSVP only with Dick Parker: dick.parker@hotmail.com. Check out the course: http://www.sillyrabbitsaloon.com/Circle_R.html.
                  Dick has invited everyone to contact him if interested in playing his new 18-hole mini after the Ozanam event. Here’s what he says, “If after you play the Ozanam's Tournament, you wish you could just play a private Mini Disc Golf Tournament … and I know all of you are. I may just happen to know where one might be happening right up the street from the Thornfield Course. Entry is $5 per round. The rounds go quick. I will have some beverages on site... OR you can BYOB!"
 
Sunday, September 21. Cliff Drive and Blue Valley, City of Fountains PDGA “C” Tier. Tournament flyer:  http://www.kcfdc.org/docs/COF_2008_Flyer.pdf. Contact Jack Lowe: jlowekc@att.net or 913.485.5123. Lots of golf in one day with this event, starting with Cliff Drive before taking on Blue Valley. BV will have some tweaks from its usual layout. 
 
Sunday, September 28. Rosedale Park. 12th Rosedale Amateur Championships
Tournament Flyer: http://www.kcfdc.org/docs/Rac12Flyer.pdf. Contact: Rick Rothstein at rick@discgolfworld.com or 816.471.3472 or 816.914.0094.
                  Now in its 12th year, the RAC has become the event at which many golfers, who had been curious about competition, played their first competitive event. We make it low key while endeavoring to pass along some information about the rules of tournament play and maybe even a few tips to improve your game. The entry this year ranges from $22 to $32 and includes a tournament tee shirt.

Saturday, October 4, Water Works Par, Community Beautification Day 8:00 a.m. to noon
            The KCFDC will be partnering with the Northland Community Alliance, KCMO Police Department, KCMO Parks and Recreation, and Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to complete the following projects:

    1. Mulching of walking path from hole #2 to #3 tee, and maybe  some of hole #6
    2. Clean out the drainage area that’s clogged with leave near #9 tee.
    3. Pick up brush and trash throughout the park
    4. Trim trees and brush at the North Oak Entrance
    5. Trim  trees an shrubs throughout the Park to improve sight lines.
    6. Put Toridon on cut parts of shrubs.
    7. Remove honeysuckle by picnic tables. (This has been done!)
    8. Remove poison ivy and Virginia creeper from the base of trees.
            If you truly love Water Works Park, plan now to help out. Give me a call at 816.914.0094 if you want to help or have questions or suggestions. We are not limited to the above items.

 
Saturday/Sunday, October 11-12. Kansas City Flying Disc Club Championships.  Contact John Chapman at john@discgolfworld.com or 816.471.3472. Free to club members and thus, it’s a great time to join the Club. Saturday’s play will be at Shawnee Mission and Wyco and Cliff Drive and Water Works on Sunday. This tournament is different than most in that instead of divisions, players are put into competitive flights based on their 36-hole scores. Ideally, the range of scores in each flight is narrow enough that each person has a chance to win their flight. Each flight winner is supposed to get a trophy disc, denoting his or her win. (Note to self: order those trophies from 2007!) The overall winner’s name is engraved on the Traveling Club Championship Trophy.
 
Other Regional Events
October 18-19—Jefferson City Open C-Tier: http://www.pdga.com/schedule/event.php?TournID=8335
October 18-19—Mighty Shunga Nunga B-Tier: http://www.pdga.com/schedule/event.php?TournID=7912
October 25-26. Vichy Fall Harvest: details and PDGA sanctioning coming soon. Contact: David McCormack at david@gdstour.com.
 
Annual Club Elections
The annual elections for the Kansas City Flying Disc Club will be held at the general meeting to be held on November 11 with the location to be announced. The following offices are being contested, Vice President of Kansas, Secretary, Sergeant at Arms (2-year terms) and a course coordinator for each course that is in the ground and those that have been funded. There might be a new bylaw having to do with elections. You can download the Bylaws here: http://www.kcfdc.org/docs/KCFDC_Bylaws.pdf.

Update on New Courses
Lenexa—Black Hoof Park:  The Parks Department is negotiating with John Houck, who is one of the top disc golf designers in the world, for the design of what sounds like a very interesting course that will feature two tee pads on each of the 13-14 par 4s and par 5s and one tee pad on the remain par 3s. Parks Director Jim Finlen is hoping that once the project is approved that it will get fast tracked with the installation completed by late spring or early summer. More about John Houck: http://www.houckdesign.com/home.html.

Blue Springs—Wilbur Young Park: Parks Director Roscoe Righter reports that the first hurdle for a federal grant that will be used to grade the land upon which an 18 hole course will go has been cleared.  Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources recommended this project (along with eight others out of the 43 that applied) to the National Park Service for funding. With very few exceptions in the past, these projects get funded. The course will feature some elevation changes and a pond on each nine. There might be verbal approval for the project as early as November, which could be a course opening next summer. Righter mentioned to me earlier that he’s been trying to get disc golf in Blue Springs now for 20 years, and that he was determined and optimistic that this time it will happen.
 
Lee’s Summit—Legacy Park: The tee pads have been poured and the baskets and tee signs have been delivered, but the disc golf course installation has been delayed while the Parks Department finishes a new amphitheater. Steve Casey, the Assistant Superintendent of Park Development told me that they are very close to wrapping up that project and expects to get to the minor grading and drainage work on the course. Casey is hopeful that the course will be in this fall, perhaps as early as September 30, but that’s only a best-case scenario. The good thing is that the both the Department and the Park Board are very much behind the project, so there will be disc golf in Lee’s Summit soon.
 
 
So Long to Ted’s Dread—But the Baskets Stay in the Area
The course has been pulled. Thanks for the fun times Ted Kubicki. The good news is that the baskets will still be in town. The Ozanam home for kids will get a nine-hole course that Dan Cashen will be designing and the other nine will be going in at the Old Pike Country Club here in KC, where Frisbee golf aficionados have been playing object golf for years. We will have to wait and see if either of these tracts will be open to the general public.
 
The Missouri River Courses
Of course, we all know how good the Missouri River looks when teeing at Water Works #1. Now by staying on the river, you’ll run into three more courses. The English Landing Course in Parkville is a fun and flat, not-overly long but still challenging nine-hole layout in a very busy park right on the Missouri River. I’ve been working with Parks Director Tom Barnard to refine the course a bit. There are still a few more tweaks to be made after which tee signs and tee pads, probably similar to ones Down Under will go in. The course is in easy walking distance of the Power Plant Brewery and the other interesting shops in downtown Parkville.
                  Keeping north on the River brings us to Atchison, Kansas, where one 18-hole and one nine-hole course are in Jackson Park. They both feature lots of elevation changes. The 18-holer has a good variety of lengths and has many more trees than the long nine-hole track that is longer and more open and includes some very nice views of the Big Muddy. I’ve been pondering holding a late season PDGA C tier there both to expose more people to the courses and as the last chance to get points for 2009 Worlds invitation. Of course, it’s a crapshoot running events in November, when the calendar opens up.
                  Oh yeah, I’d be remiss if I failed to mention the course that Kevin Montgomery developed at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth. While not right on the Missouri, it is on the route from Parkville to Atchison. It’s with great regret that I admit that I’ve never played the course, but Kevin reports that the course is a work in process. Please note that USM is a private campus but disc golfers are welcome provided they give Kevin a call to make arrangements. A map of the course along with contact information and other details can be found here: http://www.stmary.edu/recreation/Disc_Golf.pdf.
 
 


Rick Rothstein
Disc Golf World
509 E 18th St
Kansas City Missouri 64108

816.471.3472 (phone)
816.914.0094 (cell)
888.237.6884 (toll free)
816.471.4653 (fax)

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Tournaments / 12th Rosedale Amateur Championships--September 28
« on: September 07, 2008, 01:39:42 PM »
We'll have a downloadable flyer soon. We might have lunch for sale on site. Also, maybe closest to the beer. Not PDGA sanctioned.

If You’ve Been Thinking About Playing in a Tournament, Choose the Rosedale Amateur Championships!

We especially encourage players who have never played in a disc golf tournament before to play the novice, recreational, or junior divisions. We’ll be playing the top course only.

Schedule
Sunday, September 28 — Rosedale Picnic Shelter — Registration: 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
Players’ meeting/tee-off: 9:50 a.m.
2nd round tee-off: TBA
FFI or to register with a Credit Card, contact Disc Golf World @ 816.471.3472 • 1.888.237.6884 • rick@discgolfworld.com

Entry Fees
Advanced Men or Women: $32. Intermediate Men or Women, Masters (40+), Grandmasters (50+): $27.
Recreational Men or Women, Novice and Junior: $22.  (KCFDC members deduct $2.00).
   Optional: $2.00 ace pool. All aces split the pool. If there are none, half the pool will go to the winner of a closest-to-the-pin shootout and half to the KC Flying Disc Club.

Players’ Package:  RAC 12 Tee Shirt!


Awards
Personalized trophy discs (delivered AFTER the event) in all divisions where there are at least four people playing. Also disc golf prizes and/or DGW Dough, redeemable for disc golf merchandise on site will be awarded to nearly 1/2 of the field.

Divisions
Though not a PDGA event, we will be using PDGA player and local ratings as a guideline to help to ensure the fairest and most competitive play within each division. We will also use the PDGA guidelines that allow pros to play in amateur divisions. Give us a call to discover your player rating and/or to discuss which division is the best fit for you.

Advanced Men: If registered with the PDGA as an am with a rating above 934 you must play advanced. If registered with the PDGA as a pro with a rating below 970, you may play advanced.
Intermediate Men: Rating cannot exceed 934 for either pros or ams.
Recreational men: Rating cannot exceed 899.   Novice men: Rating cannot exceed 849.
Masters: (40 and older or turn 40 in 2008). Rating cannot exceed 934 if you're a PDGA pro masters player.
Grandmasters: (50 and older or turn 50 in 2008). Rating cannot exceed 899 you're a PDGA pro GM registered player.

Advanced  Women: Required if rating is above 799 for PDGA ams or below 850 for PDGA pros.
Intermediate Women: Rating cannot exceed 799 for either pro or ams.
Recreational Women: Rating cannot exceed 749.

Boys: Under 19, Under 16, Under 13, Under 10
Girls: Under 19, Under 16, Under 13, Under 10 

Three Players Required to Open a Division

Register Today!
Checks payable to  Disc Golf World, 509 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108
or call 816.471.3472 or 1.888.237.6884 to pay with a credit card or FFI.

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