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Beginners / Re: All arm drive
« on: January 08, 2009, 09:54:49 AM »
Dick was classically trained by the Mr. Miyagi of disc golf. You're lucky he's sharing those lessons with you!

Dick, you're the best around-- no one's gonna ever take you down.

Actually, the best around, or say within 90 minutes of KC is Eric McCabe. Dick is possibly in the top 50 in KC though.  ;D

« on: January 07, 2009, 08:23:32 PM »
Dick chili? Isn't that what happens if you don't wear your long johns in the winter?

General Banter / Re: non-disc topic-NFL
« on: January 07, 2009, 08:17:41 PM »
My daughter went to school with him, and we attended almost every footbal game during those years. Good times. A good friend of mine coached him in junior high school. What interesting about that is, my friends brother is also a football coach in Kansas and once upon a time had some guy named Barry Sanders on his team.

General Banter / Re: Course records
« on: January 07, 2009, 08:10:17 PM »
 I not only got a 2 on hole 4 long at Wyco, but got a 2 on hole 3 long one time as well. In the wide open in '06 I crashed chains on hole 7 long at Rosey. It bounced out unfortunately. One windy day years ago a group of us were playing Olathe, and on the old hole 18 (west of the current practice basket I chucked a drive that hit the basketball goal, stood up, dropped to the parking lot, caught the wind and proceeded to roll all the way to where the current 17 left pin is now. It took almost 20 seconds to stop. It jumped the curb and was in the grass, so I was shooting my second shot from around 60 feet BEHIND the tee box.

 I've seen lot's of amazing shots by many folks over the years around town. I saw Dan Coffman birdie hole 15 long at Olathe. I saw Mark Morales drive hole 1 long at Waterworks. I saw Nate Marshall park hole 14 long at Waterworks. I saw Mike Thomas roll one down and park hole 1 short at Wyco. I saw Dan Zinc richote off a tree for a league ace on old hole 16 in Olathe. Just last week at the snowman open in Olathe the long drive mark by Steve Dresser was incredible. I've seen CD, Laron, Todd, Otto, Arturro, and many others make shots that didn't seem possible. Here in KC I've seen aces by Ned Smethers(2), Doc Norby, Andy Lewis, Pete Cashen, Dan Zinc, and Otto Spears. I may have seen others as well, but my memory is a little hazy.

Prairie Center / 01-05-09 GLOW
« on: January 05, 2009, 09:12:18 PM »
14 out in cold,crisp Kansas winter air. No ACE so the fund increases to $651.

Mike Allen & Dave Hemmeline  48 for $42 (won playoff)
Leo Daprato & Dick Parker  48 for $28
Cooper Arnold & Bryan Guthrie  50
Bobby Villareal & Josh Warner  50
Wes Lubberts & Dan Loomis  53
Bomb Tutler & Andy Lewis  55
Deano & Bob Hayett  55

General Banter / non-disc topic-NFL
« on: January 05, 2009, 09:24:02 AM »
Being a Chiefs season ticket holder for 20 years, the last few seasons have been rather disapointing, but Saturday watching the Diegos was fun since their featured back, Darren Sproles grew up in my neighborhood and we watched him all thru his Olathe North years dominate Kansas 6A football. It will be fun watching him kill the steelers this weekend. There must be something in the water in Olathe cause not only is Sproles from there, but the Throlatheans are too.  ;D

Shawnee Mission / Re: SMP League Night
« on: December 30, 2008, 09:14:54 AM »
Our "leagues" are really more like small weekly tournaments. The club typical summer weekly "league" is played as singles. A club member pays $5. Out of the $5, $1.50 goes to the club treasury, $1 goes to the course ACE fund, and $2.50 goes into the nights payout.

During the daylight savings time frame, there are "dark-seekers" that play various GLOW minis through the week, which for the most part are not club affiliated. Additionally, on Saturdays, there is a club weekly mini in Olathe (random draw doubles) at 11:00 am, and a club weekly mini at Rosedale Downunder (random draw doubles) at 12:30 pm. On Sunday there is a club weekly mini in Pleasant Hill, Missouri (random draw doubles) at 12:30.

I'd suggest, if there is enough interest, that a SMP weekly club mini (random draw doubles?)could be played during the daylight savngs period (Winter) on Sundays, say at 1:00, and during summer perhaps on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings at 6:00. I think it would be kewl to keep it a random draw doubles mini year round, as we currently only have P Hill that does that.

I have run leagues quite a bit, and if the course coordinator and exec commitee would like to get one started, and there is enough participation, I would run it. I would like to see the entry and club taxes to be similar to the Downunder mini, which is $10 entry, with $1 to the ACE fund, $2 to the club treasury, and $7 to the payout.

What sayeth the masses?

Prairie Center / 12-29-08 GLOW
« on: December 30, 2008, 06:47:17 AM »
16 out for the final Monday GLOW of 2008. We finally got some weather that didn't cause pain. Some delicious beer was enjoyed by many, courtesy of Loomis. The light winds and relatively short setup led to all teams shooting under par. Andy musta been Mr. Mom.

Dave Hemmeline & Mike Allen  45 for $35
Dick Thediscparker & Leo Daprato  45 for $35
Bomb Tutler & Josh Warner  47 for $10
Wes Lubberts & Miles McKee  49
Kevin Simpson & Just Loomis  49
Deano & Dan Quinn  50
Bryan Guthrie & Bob Hayett  51
Cooper Arnold & Shane Whitaker  52

No ACE hit so the fund grows to $637.

Prairie Center / Re: pin placements for glow
« on: December 29, 2008, 10:43:20 AM »
I will have a limited supply of lights at GLOW tonight, and until they all sell again.

General Banter / Re: Playing Today?
« on: December 26, 2008, 11:54:29 AM »
well, from your house it's 1 hour 48 minutes, so I guess around 2:30 would work. I'll have to borrow a roc or buzz from ya, and a putter cause I don't have my bag here. Oh yeah, it's 64 here.

General Banter / Re: Playing Today?
« on: December 26, 2008, 11:15:04 AM »
I'm off today, but I'm in Pittsburg right now. How about Lincoln Park? I'll call ya in a while.

Prairie Center / 12-22-08 GLOW
« on: December 23, 2008, 07:31:42 AM »
14 out on a windy, cold night for a little dg action. No ACE hit, so the fund increases to $621.

Andy Lewis & Cooper Arnold  49 for $42
Miles McKee & Dan Loomis  51 for $14
Leo Daprato & Beckett Carduff  51 for $14
Wes Lubberts & Josh Warner  52
Bob Hayett & Bryan Guthrie  54
Deano & Matt Hayes  56
Mike Allen & Dan Quinn  57

Club Archives / Re: 2009 Pro/Am & Jr. World Championships
« on: December 18, 2008, 12:22:16 PM »
Does anyone have an explination of the am division abbreviations?


Follow this link......

Prairie Center / 12-15-08 GLOW
« on: December 16, 2008, 07:39:41 AM »
For some reason only five were out for GLOW last night. It might have been the weather that caused the lower attendance, as it was around 9 degrees F, and north winds at 10.

Bryan Guthrie & Double Cali Bryan  46 for $30
Tom Butler & Leo Daprato  47
Cooper Arnold & Josh Warner  51

No ACE so the fund increases to $607.

Prairie Center / Re: Pin placements for glow
« on: December 15, 2008, 01:15:14 PM »
I am curently out of LED lights. I hope to re-supply this week, but have none for tonight.

Just FYI, you can get them in the fishing aisle at Wal-Mart. Surprised how many people don't know that and think those lights are a disc golf-only item...

Yep. I always tell eveyone that too. The Wal-mart nearest the course was out last time I checked, and they sell for $2.95 for one, where Ted and I so far this year sell em in a 3 pack for $7.

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