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Cliff Drive / Re: Hey Jack - Cliff Drive needs to try this.
« on: September 27, 2013, 10:47:40 AM »
And let's not forget our sister organizations: the PDGA (Piedmont Dairy Goat Association) and the PDGA (Pennsylvania Dairy Goat Association)

Tournaments / 17th Rosedale Amateur Championships - October 6
« on: September 13, 2013, 04:51:03 PM »
It's the time of the year for the 17th Annual Rosedale Amateur Championships, which will be played on the top course at Rosedale Park on October 6. This event has evolved through the years to become a fairly laid-back event with an emphasis on welcoming newer players to the world of competitive disc golf though extra attention to explaining the rules and procedures of disc golf. In addition, we will have several pros in attendance to share their knowledge as well. You can download an entry form here.

To further enhance each player's experience, we're still looking for additional sponsors. Sponsorship can be money, gift certificates, discs, shirts, beer, etc. We hope to have a nice selection of prizes to give away via throw-offs and/or CTPs. If interested, please download a sponsorship form here.

And finally, here's a fun look at the results from all the RACs from 2000-2012. Regrettably, we haven't yet found the data from the first four events, but the other 12 are in here. This was the first event for many of the players listed, including some who have kept playing events, often with much success. The file is an Excel spread sheet.

If you have any questions about playing or sponsorship or anything else, please call 816.471.3472 or write to

General Banter / Re: Unfair to not share......
« on: August 28, 2013, 05:16:43 PM »
he ran out of time, he got the right answer and was getting ready to cross it out, when time was that close....or so the story goes.....

Had he remembered in time, he may have chosen not to accept a job in the high-powered and extremely remunerative disc golf industry less than a year later. John definitely impacted KC disc golf for the 10 or so years he was here, so KC disc golf history would likely have been different had he remembered what he knew...sooner.

Tournaments / Re: 2013 Discraft Ace Race
« on: August 12, 2013, 12:51:35 PM »
Much to my chagrin because it put "who are you KIDding Mills" ahead of me, I'll testify that he did get an ace during the second round.


i know i hit one and i know i paid
for the ace fund

General Banter / Re: Swope 'Folf' Course
« on: July 02, 2013, 11:58:11 AM »
Folf might have been used first in print in Stancil Johnson's 1975 book: Frisbee: A Practitioner’s Manual and Definitive Treatise. Folf is still used, possibly more than disc golf, in Montana.  Remembering long-ago talks with Tom Ingle,  I don't think that Ed Headrick actually requested royalties, but Ingle wanted to avoid that possibility. He had recently gotten burned after he printed a large number of bumper stickers that said Frisbee. He got a cease-and-desist letter from the Wham-O legal department telling him that Frisbee was trademarked and he couldn't sell them any longer. When he told Headrick about his idea to open a pay-to-play course, Tom sensed that Ed might eventually try to get royalties. After having recently dealt with Wham-O, he chose Folf to ensure that Headrick wouldn't try to ding him

Lynne and I first played Swope in June of 1983, where we met CD Steiner for the first time. I believe the green fee at that time was $4 a round or $5 a day. Jim is correct about the $100 annual memberships.

I started there summer of 1981.
Tom Ingle sitting at the picnic table for 2 years until he built the wood shed Pro Shop
I think he charged a dollar per round.  For $100 you could play unlimited for a year.
He called it Folf because Steady Ed Headrick (who started DGA) wanted royalties for using
the "Disc Golf" name.
Thus the one and only Folf course in the world.
The course was an early conception on the now Swope Park Disc Golf Course.
Hole 1 teeepad was what is now hole 9 teepad. The pin was down on the flat area before
OB gully.
Current Hole 13 was added after the big zoo renovation. The area was a staging area for construction. Dan Cashen terraformed with the bunker hills.

Historian Slim

General Banter / Re: Swope 'Folf' Course
« on: July 01, 2013, 04:07:22 PM »
Here's a link to the DGWN stories/ads/box scores for the Folf Championships:

General Banter / Re: Swope 'Folf' Course
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:34:47 AM »
who among you knows the kc icon who won the inaugrual "u.s. open" folf tournament?

Hosfeld in 88, edging out John Heaton, Sam Ferrans, and Otto Spiers.  Dan Cashen in 89. The 90 event was cancelled, thus making Dan the defending National Folf Champion in perpetuity or until he's no able to make the claim. We're scanning the ads, stories, and box scores that appear in Disc Golf World News, and will provide a link to a PDF of them later today.

General Banter / Re: The Fallen: Nick Moeder memorial
« on: June 19, 2013, 11:24:48 AM »
While I understand our community's desire to show it's support of the Moeder family, i think any memorial should be cleared with the family first. There is a chance that they may not want to be reminded that Nick's brief association with disc golf ultimately led to his demise. If they were to sign off, I think a living memorial, like a tree with a small plaque, would be much much appropriate for a public park. Also, if this idea were to move forward, I think that waiting for at least several weeks before contacting them would be respectful.

I won't be able to make it since I am taking off tomorrow morning to watch the boy while my wife goes to the dentist but would have loved to have come out to show my sympathy and support to Nicks family and friends. I will see if Chris might be able to sneak out of work for this to represent the Portwood contingent. I agree that a more permanent memorial should be placed in the park for the Moeder family. Perhaps the club can have a fund raising event to help with the memorial expenses? Just a thought.

« on: June 17, 2013, 02:21:34 PM »
This was probably in 1996 or 1997 when Chris Markey (KCFDC #249) organized an urban disc golf tournament. Each of the entrants designed a hole in public areas. A basket was  transported from hole to hole, and there was money exchanged at the end. I did not play but I remember that Crazy John, LaRon Harris, and Jeff Woods did. The only hole I can remember enough to describe was in the median on Ward Parkway as it curves down the hill before it flattens as it approaches the Plaza. An interesting sidebar about Chris Markey was that he was robbed at gunpoint at Rosedale, which, to my knowledge, remains the only armed robbery on a KC disc golf course.

There is still room for some more players in the tomorrow's KCWO C-Tier. You'll need to sign up at Rosedale no later than 8:30 am. The cost is $62 ($10 less if you're a current PDGA member)  Players play Rosie and Water Works, and receive a package that includes two discs, a commemorative shirt, two minis, and the Saturday night party/dinner.

Here's some TV coverage the event got today:

General Banter / Re: Beach sports network
« on: May 22, 2013, 12:11:32 PM »
Did anyone catch this? What did you think?

It's scheduled again at 4:30 pm on Thursday, 1:00 pm & 1:30 pm on Saturday, and Noon on Sunday.

Anyone else see the release by the pdga that this network will have coverage of the Memoral and it will air on metro sport Mon the 20 at 11p?

Found and Lost / Billfold Found at Rosedale
« on: May 16, 2013, 02:14:46 PM »
A billfold belonging to Leighton McFerren was found today in #9's basket by Earl Johansen. Earl tried returning it the address on Leighton's drivers license, but he has moved. Contact Leighton can contact DGW for Earl's phone

General Banter / Re: KCFDC Official Membership List
« on: April 09, 2013, 01:40:55 PM »
Hello~ If you pay in one of our partner stores, the online fee ($1.00) is waived. $20 for a year, new or renewal, and bag tags are always $5.

That is if payment is with cash or check. We ding a buck at DGW for payment by bank card. I would guess that DD does does also.

Found and Lost / Re: Gloves Found at Ice Bowl
« on: February 14, 2013, 02:30:13 PM »
Actually...kind of both.

Where they black or dark grey.  I purchased some winter gloves for volunteers to use.

Found and Lost / Gloves Found at Ice Bowl
« on: February 11, 2013, 02:15:34 PM »
Pair of men's black gloves. Are at DGW.

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