I wanted to thank everyone that worked to make the 6th Old Settlers a great tournament and day.
Pete Cashen is a class act and we here in KC are fortunate to have him here promoting and working to advance the game. Josh Harvey continues to make the DD tournament experience and the DD store top notch. Scott Reek, although unable to attend was behind the scenes making sure the show came off flawlessly.
There were many KCFDC volunteers working to make the courses look amazing in the weeks leading up to tourney day.
My wife Cindy and daughter Amy, along with one of my daughter's friends, Coty Beaman helped me put down a LARGE amount of wood chips at both courses. Gary Harvey, Rob Haney, and Pete Cashen did substantial, heavy weed eating. Michelle Palmer de-thorned 100s of Locust trees. Matt Jenkins swept off all tee boxes at both courses. Andy Lewis and Drew Neitzel handled water for both courses. Nova Politte spotted on 13. Mike Petrin worked vending and payout. The City of Olathe Parks and Rec are awesome, and the pride they take in these parks shows in how beautiful they have made them. I'm sure I missed somebody, but to everyone that worked the event, THANK YOU!
When Ned Smethers and myself first started developing and playing Prairie Center in 1987, I always wanted the course (and now Birdland too) to be a special place where Disc Golf could be played on land that is maintained and kept much like ball golf courses. Looking around Saturday at the large field of players and the beautiful parks, I have to say my dreams have been realized.
Lastly but most importantly though, I would like to thank all the players that came out to play. We did it all for you.
If anyone would like to tell us about things that went wrong and things that went right, or things we might be able to do to make it better next year, please pm me or Pete, or Josh, or Scott, so during planning for next year we can improve the player's experience.
Again, THANKS EVERYONE for making the 6th Old Settlers Open a success.