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Tournaments / Re: New Years Day Triples at Swope
« on: December 09, 2014, 03:46:21 pm »
I have an UnderDOG disc from Wide Open 1992, XD.  Thanks for the note, I remembered it being a back it out something and rolling something.  I had some fun playing it for certain, couldn't remember the exact plan.  Otto was the last to attempt it I believe.  Hence my reference to him.  Nice to know not only the history of that, but also the Spiced Rum tradition!

Cool thing is Underdog started playing again this last year. Sidenote: he got Paul Ecklund into the game. Thanks to Jack, the spiced rum tradition, which got transfered to the Ice Bowl by Lynne and Kelly, continues.

Tournaments / Re: New Years Day Triples at Swope
« on: December 09, 2014, 09:57:09 am »
Before moving here in 1992, Lynne and I would attend the Backing it Out and Rolling it Over New Year's Day celebration put on by Dave "Dog" Underwood. You'd "back out" the old year by playing Rosey backwards, and then "roll in"  the New Year by having to throw either rollers or tomahawks. (I think you had to putt upside down as well). Dog would always have a big batch of hot spiced rum, which later became a tradition for Ice Bowl that continues to this day.  Several people ran it after Dog, including Otto. I ran it a couple of times as well. One year there was snow, which kind of put a hurt on the "rolling it over" portion, and I believe the second round was played down under. And that is today's historical review, subject to the shortcomings of long-term memory.

That was for the Roll it back and do it over at rosedale, where you had it backwards and had to roll your first shot.  I miss that silliness.


Right, like Otto reads these things.....

General Banter / Re: Cleaning out pole holes.
« on: November 21, 2014, 04:38:41 pm »
I've had some success with banging the basket down into the hole over and over until it pushed the stuff further down far enough to lock it. However, this didn't work when sticks and stones had intentionally been put into the anchor. This is not very subtle, but the baskets are sturdy.

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Ice Bowl
« on: November 21, 2014, 11:09:38 am »
Ideally, we will have enough staff members, so that all who want to play some golf, get to.

Wasn't Cinderblock involved last time with beer? They're legit. We might also try KC Bier Co as they're newer. Big Rip was involved with an event at Thornfield earlier in the year as well.

I'd be happy to help out with registration, merchandise, raffle, or whatever. Do I still get to play at some point?

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Ice Bowl
« on: November 20, 2014, 05:44:41 pm »
The date for the main KC Ice Bowl is January 24-25 at Rosedale. We're shooting to raise a cool $10K this year, a mere $800 more than last's year all-time record. Readers of this form will probably know that Jack Lowe has initiated discussion about holding satellite fund-raising events at other courses in towns farther away from KC. Regardless of how this pans out (and I'm hoping that it does), we will still need volunteers at Rosedale, especially on Sunday, January for the traditional Ice Bowl celebration.

If you can help on Sunday, we need assistance for setting things up, player registration and check-in, chili contest registration, merch sales, ancillary events help, raffle/ctp ticket sales, scorecard checking, next round confirmation checking, controlling trash, deploying the final round, and so on and so on.

Give me a call, text, or email if you can help out or you have any questions.

Anyone interested in helping with sponsorship (not just money, but things like a big generator, soft drinks, food, beer, etc) or hitting up friends, family, and co-workers to support the cause by giving pledges, here are links to:
Sponsorship Form:
Pledge Sheet;

Tournaments / Re: Rosedale Amateur
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:30:52 am »
It's officially not happening this year. Hoping to bring it back next year with a slightly revamped format. Thanks for the interest.

We have few "free entry stickers" to the Spinach Festival here at Disc Golf World.

Bag Tags / Re: Bag Tag Rules
« on: July 10, 2014, 04:55:52 pm »
You have to be an active member of the KCFDC to buy a bag tag. Memberships can be purchased at Disc Golf World and Dynamic Discs. You can also sign up online:

It's essentially a rating system. Tag #1 means you're really good. Tag #328 (my tag) means you just bought one a couple weeks ago, haven't played anyone for it, or I suck. All three are true. Does anyone have a tag number higher than mine? I'll play them for it. If I can't be first, I may as well be last.

You can buy them for $5 from Disc Golf World in KC. They have a bottle opener on them, so they're versatile.

Any time you play a round with someone else with a bag tag you're supposed to "wager" them. Low score on the round takes the lowest bag tag, highest the highest bag tag, and everyone else in between.  The rules are likely on page 1.

Tournaments / Re: H2Open???
« on: July 01, 2014, 02:34:12 pm »
H2 Open will not be held in July.  It might be rescheduled for later in the year. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

General Banter / Re: 2014 PDGA Elections - vote for Bob Decker
« on: July 01, 2014, 02:31:30 pm »
Bob who?

I'm all for a Master's division.   ;D  They stand a far better chance of getting my Am Grandmaster jokes.   :P

And unlike the Senior Grandmasters, they can hear them.

Attention Kansas City area disc golfers: Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Kansas City Disc Golf Day on Saturday, May 31 at Swope Park from 10am to 3pm. Disc Golf Day is about celebrating disc golf in Kansas City with new and old friends by enjoying food and drink and playing golf and other games. Once again, DGD will be a fundraiser for the Kansas City Wide Open. Disc Golf Day is also a wonderful opportunity to introduce new people to the joys of disc golf.

For $20, players receive a commemorative disc and tee shirt, lunch, and a chance to win an Innova Sport Model DISCatcher or other prizes. The Kansas City Flying Disc Club will be providing the barbecue, some sides, and beverages. Everyone is invited to bring other sides, chips, and desserts to share.

The main prizes—the  Sport Model and an Innova Mini Target—will be given away in a drawing at the end of the day. To be eligible for prizes, a player must be a Disc Golf Day participant and play a round of disc golf at Swope that day. In addition to golfing and eating and celebrating, there will be Mini Golf, KC Hole 'Em, and a disc dog demo for further entertainment.

The Schedule
All Day: Pick up your individual scorecard, form your group, and play a round. Turn in your scorecard by 2:55 pm for a chance to win an Innova Traveler and other prizes.
Noon–2pm: BBQ Lunch. Feel free to bring sides, chips, desserts, etc. Beverages provided by the KCFDC.
1pm-3pm: KC Hold ‘Em, Mini Golf
2:15 pm: Frisbee Dog Demo with Joe Hesting and Tony Burnett
3pm: Drawing for Prizes.

Here's a link to download a entry form: You can pre-register at either Dynamic Discs or Disc Golf World…or just show up the day of the event.

For more information, contact Event Director Mike Petrin at 620.481.6206

Fifty-one teams officially renewed Spring at Swope Park on Saturday when light breezes and a sunny temperature nudging 80° made it a beautiful day for tossing frisbees at Kansas City's oldest course. None threw better than the winning Open Division team of Jose Ossa and Arturo Villarreal whose opening round of 37 (all deuces and a 3 on #13) powered them to a 4-throw win over Thomas Davis and Ken "Tank" Franks, who shot 81. Veterans Mike Thomas and Danny Knox, utiilizing over 50 years of playing experience shot 87 for a 6-throw win in the 100-Year Division over another seasoned veteran group of Jay Rivard and David Zentz.

The Am 1 field of 12 was the tournament's largest where Matt Dixon and Anthony Martella, powered in part by Matt's second-round ace, were six better that Scott Oswalt and Ian Ray. In the Am 2 Division, Brian Egan and Alex Wegman prevailed in the second round to take the two-throw over the fatther-son team of Mike and Connor Allison.

Everyone was stoked that there were a total of 10 mixed teams of men and woman on Saturday. In the Mixed 1, Slim Belcher and April Jenkins overcame a second-round, late-arrival penalty to prevail for the win over Brian Swezy and Chris Bonhanon in a playoff.  Alexandre Viveros partnerd with Rodney Beagle to win the Mixed 2 Division by one throw over Sarah and Joe Hammontree. And last, but for from least, was the Parent-Child Division, where Ben and Steve Dresser successfully defended their title, besting the teams of Carly and Cecil Cameron and Dylan and Jerry Patterson.

There were a total of three aces that split the ace pool of $225. Josh Lawson first throw of the day found the bottom of hole #8's basket. Billy Nelson got the same hole about 45 minutes later. Matt Dixon's ace came on #5 from the short pad, the course's shortest hole, measuring under 150 feet.

A big thanks to the Kansas City Flying Disc Club's Swope Disc Golf Course Coordinator Patrick Smith for ensuring that the baskets were moved, and to Gary Birge, who works with Patrick, and was a great assistant all day long. Gary also took these photos:

Thanks to all the players for their particiation, sportmanship, and good cheer. Because there were at least three or four teams of either brothers or father-sons, we might add a family division next year.

2014 Swope Spring Renewal Pairs Championships               
May 3 * Swope  Park Disc Golf Course • Kansas City, Missouri               

1   Jose Ossa   Arturo Villarreal   37   40   77
2   Thomas Davis   Tank Franks   41   40   81
3   Billy Nelson   Brian Guthrie   41   43   84
4   Greg Utz   Frank Weaver   47   42   89
5   Matt Eklund   Zeke Henry   47   44   91
6   BJ Font   Andy Lewis   49   53   102
7   Pat McCavana   Todd Marquez   52   51   103
1   Mike Thomas   Danny Knox   43   44   87
2   Jay Rivard   Dave Zentz   46   47   93
3   Bob Ward   Dennis Smith   49   47   96
4   Mike O'Rourke   Dan Howard   48   49   97
5   Steve Keithley   Joe Teater   49   49   98
6   Thommy Lukowski   Erik Lukowskit   54   48   102
7   Jeff Kelley   Scott Howard   52   50   102
8   Lynn Calcote   Lynn Calcott   52   51   103
Mixed 1               
1   April Jenkins   Slim Belcher   48   50   98
2   Chris Bohannon   Brian Swezy   48   50   98
3   Lou Dembecki   Brandon Deerr   50   59   109
4   Jennifer Brockman   Jace Edgar   56   55   111
Mixed 2               
1   Alex Viveros   Rodney Beagle   50   51   101
2   Sarah Hammontree   Joe Hammontree   51   51   102
3   Susan Taylor   Ben Taylor   52   53   105
4   Stephanie Gavin   Harrison Moss   53   53   106
5   Michael Krueger   Liz Borg Bowman   54   53   107
6   Stephanie Connell   Chris Connell   58   56   114
Am 1               
1   Matt Dixon   Anthony Martella   45   39   84
2   Scott Oswalt   Ian Ray   44   46   90
3   Josh Lawson   Paul Salierno   46   46   92
T4   Beau Waters   Matt Brock   48   44   92
T4   Jason Pennington   John Davis   45   48   93
5   Tyler Mattoon   Greg Mattoon   48   46   94
6   Josh Seymour   Lance Holler   49   46   95
7   Clint Bourne   Greg Pomering   49   48   97
8   Mark Mills   Mike Quiroga   49   50   99
9   Neal Bell   Will Heitschmidt   52   48   100
10   TJ Barnes   Tom Mollenkamp   52   48   100
11   Chris Newburg   Chris Mehl   51   52   103
Am 2               
1   Brian Egan   Alex Wegman   50   46   96
2   Mike Alliosn   Connor Allison   50   48   98
3   Brett Main   Mike Hendrix   54   48   102
4   Johnny Harrison   Marty Lammers   52   51   103
5   Dylan Isbell   Zack Saavedra   54   50   104
T6   Steve Channell   Ryan Woods   56   52   108
T6   Alex Griffith   Maria Aiono   55   53   108
8   Jeff Sellers   Jeremy Thomas   55   55   110
9   Toby Wheeler   Ray Stallings   57   54   111
10   Colby Lynn   Riley Anderson   58   55   113
11   Dan Lorenz   Mike Miller   55   999   1054
1   Ben Dresser   Steve Dresser   48   46   94
2   Carly Cameron   Cecil Cameron   50   52   102
3   Dylan Patterson   Jerry Patterson   56   54   110

How many are registered, Rick?

20 teams and counting

For clarification's sake from someone who had not participated in this event before, what is the format?

Best shot? Alternating shots? Etc...


2 Rounds of Best shot.  Medium-to-short length.

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