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How about adding Running Horse to that list!

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General Banter / Quad City Courses
« on: July 14, 2010, 08:05:43 AM »
Just got back from the Quad Cities and had the pleasure of playing some great courses with my fried Ed Wilken and a local we met on the course nick name Toad.  The first course was Camden I, http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=833, fairly short but well thought out challenging 18 hole course.  Camden I served as a perfect warm up for its big brother Camden II http://www.dgcoursereview.com/reviews.php?id=3425&mode=rev.  While I have never played NC courses Ed has and said it was reminiscent of that style of course.  There are defined fairways, lots of timber and elevation changes.   The biggest difference said was the underbrush and while there is not much underbrush in NC there was plenty of that here.  If you drifted off course you were in the crap and the search was on.  As far as length goes I would put it on par with Water Works.

The final course we played was West Lake http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=2418.  This is best described as Blue Valley with TONS of water in play and tough to hit fairways.  West Lake is a 24 hole course that has both Am and Pro tee pads.  Ed and I teamed up to challenge the Pro placement, but only got through about 12 holes before we were rained out.   In that 12 holes I lost about 5 discs, but still had a great time on a very very tough course.  If you have a big arm and want a challenged this is the course for you.

If you ever get near the Quad Cities these are three courses that are well worth playing and the people were over the top kind.  Toad, you do the disc golf work proud with your kindness to guests if you are out there thanks for being our guide.

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The Fuzzy Pony got a nice mention in the Lawrence Journal World this morning.  Two images, the group shot and a great shot of Hal Baby throwing. 
http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/may/22/192420/
http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/may/22/192419/

Dave

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General Banter / Re: YOUR TOP TEN FAVORITE KC COURSES!
« on: May 11, 2010, 07:37:01 AM »
1. Waterworks
2. Cliff Drive
3. Running Horse (personal bias acknowledged)
4. Wyco
5. Centennial (stretching the def of KC to include Lawrence)
6. Rosedale up top
7. Rosedale Down Under
8. Blue Valley (only played it once on a 95 deg day)
9. S.M.P.
10. Riverside (see note 5)

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General Banter / Re: Any one played a Gorilla Boy Bag?
« on: May 04, 2010, 02:10:28 PM »
I broke down and ordered the Silverback last night.  Can't wait!

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General Banter / Any one played a Gorilla Boy Bag?
« on: May 03, 2010, 07:47:13 PM »
Looking for a new disc bag and liked the look of these  http://www.gorilla-boy.com/silver.shtml.  Has anyone played or seen one of these?  If not this one what do you like?

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General Banter / MP3/Music Players
« on: May 02, 2010, 07:33:01 AM »
At both GBO and Wyco I played at least one round where one of the players in the group utilized an MP3 player.  In these groups the overall social structure of the foursome was different than when none of the players used an MP3 players.  While I am not sure if ball golf has a rule against MP3/Music players, I personally have never seen/participated in a tournament where a player has utilized one.

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General Banter / Re: Need Help May 6th @ Shawnee Mission Park
« on: May 01, 2010, 06:28:47 AM »
Jack,

I can help.  Would you like me to bring some of the leftover discs from the Fuzzy Pony?

Dave

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General Banter / Re: Should we pay to have professional disc golfers?
« on: April 07, 2010, 08:15:01 AM »
There are some excellent ideas here and these two might be able to work together to form a possible funding mechanism.

  • One thing that definitely needs to happen is that AM entry fees need to go way down to like $10 or $20 per event, no matter the size, and ams need to stop playing for plastic or other prizes. Have trophies made for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and leave it at that.
  • What do you think about $1 from every tournament entry fee, B tier or higher,  go towards a Worlds fund?

What if the PDGA produced the trophies/ribbons for the AMs.  Doing this in quantity would bring the production costs well below what a local tournament could produce them for and the margin could be combined with the $1 from every tournament entry fee to fund your larger pro payouts.

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General Banter / Lost and Found at the Fuzzy Pony
« on: April 07, 2010, 07:01:09 AM »
This is the first pass at finding the rightful owners for all things left at the Fuzzy Pony.  Not done with the clean up yet, so there may be more to come.

  • Black Fade Bag with Fade Strap, 20 discs and none with names (except the Rock I donated and you bought), red Chiefs towel and Ford Keys on a boxing glove key ring
  • Carson Wilson's - Blue Champion Sidewinder (sorry Carson, but you didn't write your phone number or email on your registration form
  • Yellow very faded "Deschu???? Open" rock type disc
  • Plain black jacket
  • Black jacket with white embroidery

Give me a call and I will get these returned to you.  FYI, forgot my cell today so just leave a message and I will call you back tonight :-(.

Dave Wismer
785-764-6655

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General Banter / Re: Should we pay to have professional disc golfers?
« on: April 05, 2010, 08:27:45 PM »
I think Kevin hit on a key point "At the turn of the last century, pro football was a laughable concept."  To me we are still in the leather helmet days of the sport.  We do not have the following in disc to produce a revenue stream that wil properly fund a pro division.  While we need the pro division to raise our sport in the eyes of the public, to me the task of these pros, is to lift us out of the leather helmet era by supporting the local clubs and recruit the players of tomorrow.  This generation of pros will struggle financially, but if we all work hard to recruit new players and raise our profile in the public's eye, we may reach the day when we have a pro division that can truly support itself.

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Tournaments / Re: A Fuzzy Thank You
« on: April 05, 2010, 01:26:34 PM »
Dan,

Thanks for coming out and for the awesome pics.  I put a link on the Running Horse website.

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Tournaments / A Fuzzy Thank You
« on: April 04, 2010, 06:22:07 AM »
What do you get when you cross 50 good people, 36 holes of golf and two kegs of beer?  Over $2000 raised to benefit the Lawrence Humane Society. 

Great job everybody,

Once the "Fuzzies" clear I'll post the pictures and the results.

Dave

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Tournaments / Re: Fuzzy Pony 2010 Details
« on: April 02, 2010, 01:57:53 PM »
Tank, the Sr. Grand Masters division only has two players, but if you divide their total age by 20 you get the equivalent of a field of 6.  Don't be too hung over as the Head Brewer from 23rd street brewery is providing the beer and playing as well.


Dave

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Tournaments / Re: Fuzzy Pony 2010 Details
« on: April 02, 2010, 07:37:11 AM »
It appears the weather has finally made up its mind and once again the doom and gloom forecast for the Fuzzy Pony has been turned on its head.  Latest Wx forecast has us for 63 deg, sunny with 12 knots of wind.  With the WX worries behind us I a want take this opportunity to once again remind you of the Number One Rule of the Fuzzy Pony:  Come hungry for the Biscuits and Gravy!  With the sales of the Biscuits and Gravy, reselling of the donated discs,( bags and whatever disc stuff) and commitments to match donations from a couple of our participants, we hope to raise over $1000 for the Lawrence Humane Society. 

If you did not receive one of our mailed invites here is the story on the donated discs from the registration form:

While the Fuzzy Pony does pay back 100% of its entry fees, thanks to our sponsors, we also try to help out the Lawrence Humane Society. Last year the Fuzzy Pony raised over $350 for the Lawrence Humane Society by selling biscuits and gravy at breakfast and the kind tips left at the bar. This year's financial difficulties have proven to be especially hard on our furry friends and the Humane Society has had to care for ever-increasing numbers. How can you help? When you arrive, please come hungry! We will be selling large plates of Biscuits and Gravy for $5. Also clean out your car, trunk, basement and anywhere else that you have unwanted discs you are willing to donate. Instead of having a disc reseller we will be reselling the donated discs. It's OK if you don't have any to donate. If you see one you like, please know that ALL money raised at breakfast and “recycled” disc proceeds will support the Lawrence Humane Society.

If you have family or friends that would like to visit, everyone is welcome for the Fuzzy Pony.  We have plenty of beer and hot dogs for guests (Note; Da-Brats is for Da-Players).   Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing everyone bright and early on Saturday.  Registration starts around 7:30 AM with a planned Tee Time of 9:40 AM and there will be a group photo just before the lunch players meeting as a thank you to our sponsors

Oh ya, follow the link for there is hardware at the end of the day!

http://picasaweb.google.com/112051589505502438811/DropBox?authkey=Gv1sRgCOuf_sSSmaPscg&feat=directlink

Dave Wismer


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