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Winter Leagues / Re: Mondays Rosedale GLOW
« on: November 12, 2007, 10:06:48 AM »
Come to Olathe GLOW. I have lights for sale, and, we have a rather large ACE fund....

General Banter / Re: Call for you to HELP-Do you want to make a difference?
« on: November 09, 2007, 10:50:30 AM »
Hmmmm. Isn't that the infamous warrior from the Olathe Posse, Dances With Yorkies who laid waste long ago to the rebel bandits? I have heard of him, and think I have seen him once or twice at Wyco. Isn't he the guy in the picture with all the cuties by the pool too?   

To answer your question: I do not recall, senator, and I did not inhale.

General Banter / Re: Call for you to HELP-Do you want to make a difference?
« on: November 09, 2007, 05:20:50 AM »
 Greetings and salutations to the KCFDC members!

 The club president, Jack Lowe, suggested on this thread to post why one feels qualified to take on the responsibilitys of an elected club officer. I have been asked, and nominated to run for the position of Vice President for the Kansas side of the KCFDC. I accept the nomination and would like to now write a little about why I feel I will make a good officer.

 My KCFDC club member number is 210. I first joined the club around 1991. I played a significant part in the construction and installation of the Prairie Center Disc Golf course. I helped with the installation of Wyco and have helped on workdays at several other courses as well. I have run league multiple times at PC and Wyco, and am in the third season of running a GLOW league at PC. I am a PDGA member (#22969) and have played Disc Golf, tournaments and courses in 8 states and one foreign country.

 I will do my best to ensure that the membership, visitors, and all players on our courses have the best Disc Golf experiences and fun here in Kansas City, and that the membership obtains the best value possible for their dues.

 I will strive to maintain and build upon the relationships the club has with the park departments and governing parties, as well as establish new relationships with parks departments where needed. 

 I will do my best to coordinate with the Course Coordinators, and with the Missouri VP to make our weekly mini tournaments (leagues) as consistently ran as possible.

 I will always be available to listen to you and help make the Kansas City Disc Golf Club a good and fun organization to belong to.



Pleasant Hill / Re: Pleasant Hill Glow
« on: November 08, 2007, 12:36:40 PM »
This is from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization website. Although this incident happend over 14 years ago, I wouldn't say it's impossible to see a sasquatch playing GLOW at the lake.......

YEAR: 1983

SEASON: Spring

STATE: Missouri

COUNTY: Cass County

LOCATION DETAILS: Cass County, Missouri. Approx. 1 mile east of 7 Highway, 3 miles south of Pleasant Hill. Unknown distance south of gravel road.

NEAREST TOWN: Pleasant Hill

OBSERVED: This wasn't experienced by me, it was experienced by my father. He related the story to me either later that night or the next day, I don't remember. He and his best friend, Gordon Johnson, often went fishing and (morell) mushroom hunting in the woods near Gordon's house which was just south of town. Gordon had 40 acres, but it was sparsely wooded, and had no fishing ponds. I can't remember whether they were headed for some fishing hole Gordon had heard of or if they were mushroom hunting, but I suspect the latter. The woods they were traveling through were very thick, almost impassible. If I remember correctly, my dad had a machete to hack through the brush. I remember he said that he was having an argument with Gordon, along the lines of "Where the heck are you taking me!" After traveling south from the gravel road they'd left my dad's pickup on, he said he found a trail, or at least a spot where the brush wasn't as thick. They started across this spot (I ! remember he said he couldn't tell if it was a trail, or just a cleared out spot) and said they heard a sound that stopped them in their tracks. There had been an eccentric individual that had lived near Gordon who had, a year or so before, let his exotic animal collection loose, which included a lion and lioness. It made all the papers. Despite the fact that all animals had been accounted for, the fact that this sound my father and Gordon heard was a definite roar of some large creature got their attention. In that part of Missouri, bears are unheard of. Forests are pretty much small trees and brush, not the hardwood areas bears like. Same with bobcats, and pretty much any other big game. We have deer and coyotes, and not too many of those. My dad said this was a cross between a lion and a bear, but that it ended in what he described as a high-pitched shriek, like a monkey. Gordon is a pretty superstitious guy, so he totally froze. My dad was more down to earth, he started looking around. They were then hit by a very strong smell, my dad said he almost vomited, he said he was glad he hadn't eaten lunch yet. They heard brush moving (but didn't see anything) and then another howl, just like the one before, but definitely closer. That was enough for them, they turned about face and hauled out at full speed, following the path my dad had cut as best they could.

My dad had some nicks and cuts to back up this part of the tale of plunging through the brush (brambles on his clothes and such). They emerged almost 1/2 a mile from where they entered, that's how fast they were running. My father was a construction worker, and just not afraid of much, especially with a machete in his hand. He was also NOT a storyteller, at ALL. If something scared him, he was more likely to lie and say he WASN'T scared, he was quite the macho type. Also, every time he drove past that section of woods to Gordon's house, he always sped up. I could tell something back there got to him. He passed away a few years ago, or I'd call him and get more details for you.

ALSO NOTICED: Nothing that I know of.

OTHER WITNESSES: No idea. Gordon may have had a beer or two, but my father was sober by that time. That was what struck us: if he was still drinking, we would understand, but this was quite some time after he'd been on the wagon completely.

OTHER STORIES: Again, nothing that I know of. As far as I know, no other human's even wandered through there, like I said, it was nearly impassible underbrush.

ENVIRONMENT: No landmarks to note, just very dense brush/trees, typical of northern Missouri. There is a small highway I'd say about a mile to the west of the site, maybe more, and a gravel road some distance (no idea how far) north.

General Banter / Re: Olathe and Topeka... suggestions?
« on: November 07, 2007, 09:26:27 AM »
It's just a matter of time until hole 18 will become much easier due to pine tree wilt which is killing the majority of mature pine trees in the midwest.               

Prairie Center / 11-05-07 GLOW league
« on: November 05, 2007, 09:12:43 AM »
The wind died down and it was a nice night for a round at Prairie Center. 12 players came out for the first night of season 3. Food and beverage was enjoyed by all. No ACE hit so the fund increases to $392.

Tom Butler & Drew Neitzel  45 for $38
Bryan Guthrie & Bob Hayett  47 for $22
Andy Arnold & Joe Hesting  49
Andy Lewis & Deano  50
Dave Hemmeline & Cooper Arnold  50
Dick Parker & Jarrad Garren   52
Come on out next Monday for some GLOW.

General Banter / Re: Corporate Challenge?
« on: November 02, 2007, 01:06:06 PM »
I talked to her via this here fancy talking box thingy yesterday. She said it is being added and that the Challenge folks would be asking the KCFDC for help in setting up the date, format and location.

General Banter / Re: Shawnee Mission Course
« on: November 02, 2007, 07:55:24 AM »
I did a recon of the park last night. saw approximately 18 whitetails, but 0 baskets and 0 tee boxes. Maybe they will be installed by the end of October.....2009?

General Banter / Re: Corporate Challenge?
« on: October 31, 2007, 11:58:30 AM »
I attended a meeting with all the high muckey mucks that are in charge of the corporate challenge back in 98 or 99. I made a presentation and they said they would consider it. I then contacted them every year after for 3 or 4 years, but they didn't seem to want to add it. I even told them that getting volunteers to run their tourney would not be a problem.

I still find it rather bizarre that they have horseshoes, tug-of-war, and darts, but no Disc Golf.

Keep trying to get it added. My employer participates so I'd be all for it.

Rosedale / league tonight?
« on: October 31, 2007, 10:48:36 AM »
Is there league tonight at Rosey? If so, what time is tee-off?



Bag Tags / Re: The Bag Tag Challenge needs some spice
« on: October 30, 2007, 11:51:53 AM »
Best scores get best tags all 4 rounds keeps it real.

Doesn't matter to me as I am attending a local NFL event Sunday, unless I can scalp my tics for some ridiculous amount.....

Bag Tags / Re: The Bag Tag Challenge needs some spice
« on: October 30, 2007, 11:34:05 AM »
I think it would be a good thing to do this weekend.

Tournaments / Re: Club Championships
« on: October 30, 2007, 11:30:41 AM »
Swope - Waterworks
Rosedale top - Woodland Bear?

Winter Leagues / Olathe Prarie Center GLOW
« on: October 29, 2007, 10:29:31 AM »
 Season 3 of the Monday night Olathe GLOW will get underway on Monday, November 5th at 6:00 pm. Random draw doubles is the format. We play for $5 a person, and if you want in the ACE fund it is an additional $1. The ACE fund is at $380 and both the round wager and the ACE fund are 100% payout.

 I have LEDs for sale(same deal as Ted, 3 packs for $7).

 Come on out for some good times.

General Banter / Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« on: October 15, 2007, 07:50:26 AM »
It sounds like the city wants a course in. Is this meeting next monday open to all enthusiasts? I don't live there, but, I would like to come to the meeting next Monday to show support. I have a co-worker/player that lives there and I will let him know about it too. Should we have a basket or two on hand for demonstration purposes?

It's unfortunate Flick is upset. If the information he gathered is still available, perhaps it could be used/presented at the meeting.


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