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General Banter / Re: New Disc Golf Course in Blue Springs? Young Park
« on: April 15, 2008, 11:13:26 AM »
Hey anybody have any news here on the course on Young Park?  I though it was suppose to be up for this summer, someone said they had a grant issue.  Let me know if you are looking for any volunteers to help..  :) Fayded


Haven't heard anything, but have been there a couple times for picnics. I never investigated, but it looked like there was room. I found "Wilbur Young Park is a large, 40-acre park located in southern Blue Springs. The park is adjacent to Blue Springs South High School and is used often as part of the school's classes." Click on http://www.bluespringsgov.com/index.asp?nid=487 for more info and a map. I found the following by searching "disc" on same page.  LOOKS PROMISING!

City Council notes from Nov 5, 2007:
DISCUSSION – DISC GOLF PROJECT, YOUNG PARK
Roscoe Righter, Director of Parks & Recreation, David Brouse and Brandon Martin from the Blue Spring School District and Renew the Blue made a short Power Point presentation on the Disc Golf Course project for Wilbur Young Park. They were requesting approval to submit a grant application for federal funds of $49,500.00 to help with the project. The City will have to commit to the match of $60,000.00; however, $42,237.20 is labor already in the budget, therefore the City match would be $18,262.80. The regulation disc golf course would be able to host tournaments. Mr. Martin said the in-kind donation would be in the form of students providing some manual labor to install the park. Once completed, the city’s parks system would be responsible for repairs and upkeep.
The Council praised all of those involved with bringing the project to fruition, including the City, the Parks Department, Renew the Blue, the Blue springs School District, and the Greater Kansas City Disc Golf Course Association.
Eric Johnson, City Administrator, stated the project was not funded in the budget and that if the Resolution was approved and the grant received, a budget amendment would be sent to Council for approval for the City’s match.
ADOPT RESOLUTION
Councilman Quibell moved to adopt Resolution No. 117-2007 approving the submittal of an application for federal grant funds through the Land and Water
GRANT – DISC GOLF
Conservation Fund, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. Motion seconded by Councilman Shaver and carried with the following votes:
Quibell – Aye
Reed – Aye
Fowler - Aye
Shaver – Aye
Stubblefield – Aye
Solon – Aye
MAYORAL COMMENTS
Mayor Steiner reminded everyone of the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to honor Vietnam veterans scheduled for Friday, November 9 at the Adams Pointe Conference Center at 6:30 a.m.

Of all things, the mayor's name is Steve Steiner, though that IS my brother's name, this is not my brother. I met him one time at my nephew's Eagle Scout ceremony.
~CD~

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Beginners / Re: Throwin Wobblers
« on: April 13, 2008, 09:24:56 PM »
Rolling the wrist and snapping from the wrist are completely different things.  Rolling the wrist (which is really more a rotation of the forearm at the elbow) is not good for a general throwing motion.  Snapping the wrist increases disc rotation out of the hand (imagine whip snapping a towel). I've seen Climo snapping a disc towel to stay warm while waiting at a tee.   Careful not to go overboard with snap at first. If you do, you'll find yourself loosing directional control.   Also don't be afraid of a strong grip.  Not white knuckled, but a firm grip while while still keeping the wrist, forearm and elbow relaxed works well. 


I see a lot of folks with their thumb TOO CLOSE to the rim. Whoop, there it goes! Grab ahold of that thing! Put your thumb on the plate - not the edge. Grip it and Rip it!
~CD~

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Beginners / Re: Throwin Wobblers
« on: April 11, 2008, 04:14:58 PM »
Thanks to everbody who replied I see I need to practice a lot more when I get on my feet again about everything I am doing wrong has been mentioned especially dropping of the shoulders and gripping to tight the only thing I question is rolling of the wrist. Don't you want the wrist to roll? I do throw rightbackhand and speed of disc must be a factor cause my favorites are an Eagle and a Valkyre since been throwing a lot can't hardly throw a Shark with any accuracy any more.

Try to work everything from hyzer, since that is the power shot (and the default flight). Watching David Feldberg at The Memorial (and on DiscGolfTV.com) he, like, never "rolls" his wrist - everything is "from hyzer". I noted that her very seldom used a turnover shot, because the course played to his power (hyzer). But, NOT having a turnover when required, can hurt too.
~CD~

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Beginners / Re: Throwin Wobblers
« on: April 11, 2008, 01:41:41 PM »
"wobble" is the disc equivalent of a Baseball knuckle ball. No or little spin.  Lack of sufficient spin relative to air speed for the disc design will most always result in wobble.  Two solutions; throw slower, which is no good if you're looking for greater distance or put more spin on the disc.  A little wrist action snap should do it.  Seek out CD. He is the master if you want to go extreme spin.

Well, thank you, thank you very much! You're no slouch yourself... Actually I don't put ANY spin on it, I just WILL it to go FAAARRR! My next sighting may very well be this Sunday at Pleasant Hill!
~CD~

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Pleasant Hill / Re: Afternoon "D" Lite #1 Singles Tournament
« on: April 09, 2008, 04:10:06 PM »
Afternoon "D" Lite #1 Singles Tournament
 
Sunday, April 20 at 1 PM • Lake Shore Disc Golf Course at Pleasant Hill City Lake • 2 Rounds of 18 Holes
 
This is not a PDGA-sanctioned event.
 
Each entry fee includes $2 donation for Lake Shore Disc Golf course improvements.

Entry fee for all divisions is $12 (except for Pro1 is $22).

Flyer to be posted soon.....

What better way to celebrate 4:20?! And... it's Carmen Electra's 36th birthday... Double Prizes!!
~CD~

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General Banter / Re: TOTALLY OFF TOPIC
« on: April 09, 2008, 04:03:52 PM »
My dad called to say he got a hole-in-one today! He doesn't play Disc Golf... he aced hole #17 at St. Andrews (~160 yds) with a 7-wood.  It's his first in 32 years of playing Dat Golf. His buddies didn't even give him $5... Of course, those gamers make the lucky party buy the next round!

Me? I woulda thrown a roller, then a ROC for an "easy three"!
~CD~

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General Banter / Re: TOTALLY OFF TOPIC
« on: April 09, 2008, 02:24:04 PM »
Are you going to the Little league scorekeeping event to feel big?

Man I couldn't resist.

CD I can teach ya how to keep score.

Dude, I KNOW how to keep score, but it's required that we be there. Wish I could go to the game and/or league tonight...
~CD~

A couple of these dang 12-year olds almost got into a fight on our FIRST practice. I do feel big, gettin' in their face - literally!!
~CD~

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General Banter / Re: TOTALLY OFF TOPIC
« on: April 09, 2008, 02:21:59 PM »
CD, where are your tickets?  A crew of guys that I work with are going, and I think we're in the Outfield plaza (damned ticket price gouging for Yankees game forced us there).

Section 142, Row P, seats 8 and 9.
~CD~

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General Banter / Re: TOTALLY OFF TOPIC
« on: April 09, 2008, 02:19:53 PM »
Are you going to the Little league scorekeeping event to feel big?

Man I couldn't resist.

CD I can teach ya how to keep score.

Dude, I KNOW how to keep score, but it's required that we be there. Wish I could go to the game and/or league tonight...
~CD~

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General Banter / Re: TOTALLY OFF TOPIC
« on: April 09, 2008, 10:24:56 AM »
A co-worker of mine has four tickets available for tonight's Royals vs. Yankees game if anyone is interested. I could meet you at Rosedale before league, or in downtown Independence before 7:00 (I have to be at Little League scorekeeping class tonight).
~CD~

Make that two tix. Let me know. 816-419-1026
~CD~

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General Banter / Re: TOTALLY OFF TOPIC
« on: April 09, 2008, 10:11:36 AM »
A co-worker of mine has four tickets available for tonight's Royals vs. Yankees game if anyone is interested. I could meet you at Rosedale before league, or in downtown Independence before 7:00 (I have to be at Little League scorekeeping class tonight).
~CD~

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General Banter / Re: Cashens
« on: April 08, 2008, 02:23:03 PM »

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Water Works / Re: Mighty MO DATE CHANGE-Saturday May 10
« on: April 07, 2008, 01:53:38 PM »
5-10 Saturday, this will be a low maintenance event, with minimal entries:

Registration will be at Water Works from 8-9:15
1st round will be ~10 (you know me!)


Up against the WYE Spring Tourney same day? Is WYE for Juniors only? It doesn't matter to me as I'll be busy with baseball...

~CD~

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General Banter / Demos and Promotions
« on: April 07, 2008, 09:05:12 AM »
Did anyone hear anything about the new Independence Athletic Complex? It's barely 10 minutes from my house, and apparently does NOT include a course. I hate to confess I didn't know anything about it being constructed. The grand opening was rescheduled for this spring (from last October) and their flier includes a Disc Golf demo/challenge.

I don't want to make a cold call without knowing if anyone else was working with them. Thanks!

~CD~

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General Banter / Re: Oceans of Fun
« on: April 07, 2008, 08:59:56 AM »
I know there was a course in Oceans of Fun or Worlds of Fun at one point.  I'm assuming it's gone, since it isn't listed on the forum.  Any info on when it went away, why, where the baskets went?

Thanks,

Rizbee
PDGA #1752
San Marcos, CA

BTW...Rizbee Jr. and I played Waterworks on our drive to Milwaukee this past summer - one of my all time favorites.  Hope to be back next year for Worlds!!

Hey Rizbee! That's one mighty low PDGA number... the Oceans of Fun course closed YEARS ago. It was nine holes, and they only offered Fastback knock-offs for rental. I played it once or twice with a putter. Nuthin' major...

~CD~

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