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Centennial Park - Lawrence, KS / Re: New happenings in Lawrence disc golf scene
« Last post by Valkyrie83 on April 18, 2017, 08:29:19 AM »
How awesome, thanks for sharing this, Rob!
Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: 4.14
« Last post by EL KUJO on April 18, 2017, 07:42:55 AM »


Kooj 53 $8
Danger 53 $8
JT 53 $8
Javen 57
Tim 57
Joe 57
Curt 58
Ryan 60


Stephen Blowers 57 11kck
Dave herbert 60 8 kck
Wade 61 4kck
Eric 61 4kck
Brandon 62
Brendan 68
Josh 69


Andy 65 7kck
Jeter 69 6kck
Cody 71 2kck
Pops 78 bottle of moonshine!
Juniors Disc Golf / Lesson 1: Safety!
« Last post by a.crowe on April 17, 2017, 02:50:06 PM »
Kids are enthusiastic. I mean living in the moment, nothing else in their mind, loving life enthusiastic. So lesson 1 is In adult terms, safety is a large part of etiquette. We want to teach kids 2 things during that first lesson: farthest out throws first, and wait until everyone has had their turn before you run up to your disc and throw again. Of course, that second part isn't always how things play out, with low throws, trees, etc. But kids are used to the concept of taking turns, and it will help them learn to be aware of other players and to stay behind the thrower.
Centennial Park - Lawrence, KS / Re: signs?
« Last post by robm on April 17, 2017, 10:21:20 AM »
Does anyone know why there are no signs on this course?

It's in planning stages.  Probably will be end of summer before it happens.  Meanwhile, here's a map:

The distances are so far off, it's laughable.
Centennial Park - Lawrence, KS / New happenings in Lawrence disc golf scene
« Last post by robm on April 17, 2017, 10:19:49 AM »
Some very cool things are happening in Lawrence for disc golf.

Last Saturday, 20+ people showed up to help move the old Mach IIIs from Centennial out to the Riverfront course and move the newer Mach V's to Centennial.  Our goal is within the next year to raise money for brand new baskets for the Centennial, move the Mach V's back to the river, and find a new use for the Mach IIIs.

After moving the baskets on Saturday and playing a random doubles round, a handful of people went out to Clinton State Park (on the east side of lake) to begin maping out 7 more holes to make that 11-hole course a full 18-hole course.

The Tuesday night league handled forever by Hans Coleman is on a rotating schedule between Centennial, Riverfront, Clinton Lake State Park and Poke & Hope (a private course on west side of  town) with formats of singles, doubles, Wolf, etc.

Meeting last week with the Lawrence P&R, they are finally open to making Riverfront a legit full 18-hole course.  Very, very freaking cool.  Part of their requirement for working with the players (sharing keys to locks, planting trees at Centennial, working at expanding Riverfront) is that they want an organized group.

Therefore, the league (club) will be having an election for a 7-person board on April 25.
Juniors Disc Golf / Re: Atchison Aviatrix junior side event, May 6, 2017
« Last post by robm on April 16, 2017, 06:57:19 PM »
We have our first Junior player sign up for the side junior event.  It would be great if we could get a few more kids from the KC area to join him.
Shawnee Mission / 2017 Shawnee Mission Park Disc Golf League April 18th
« Last post by Matt Jenkins on April 16, 2017, 12:10:02 PM »
Course is setup for week three of the 2017 Shawnee Mission Park Disc Golf League. Sign up starts at 5. Tee at 5:30. I'll stick around till 6 and put people on my card that can't make it that early. $5 for KCFDC members and $6 for non KCFDC members. Ace fund currently is $180.
Week three setup:
13-middle left-303ft.

This will also be the setup for Michael Krueger's Wandering Wednesday PDGA Traveling League (plus two temp holes)! Hope to see everyone out there!
Week two of the 2017 Shawnee Mission Park Disc Golf League is in the books. 22 players out on a beautiful night with temperatures in the mid 60's and light and variable winds. We had an ACE! Ben Lutz hole 15 252 feet with a Thunderbird...pew pew pew! You good job Ben! Ben is now a current KCFDC member and $155 richer!
Week two results:

Chris Clemons-42-$14
Ben Lutz-48-$6.50
Peter Bures-48-$6.50
Johnny Benedict-48-$6.50
Steve Timmesch-49
Tommy Johns-50
Daniel Stracke-50
Tommy Selle-50
Matt Jenkins-51
Chris Newburg-53
Travis Corporon-54

Crazy John Brooks-47-$9
Mike Petrin-53
Bill Hecht-60

Joel Cates-52-$12voucher
Erik Bolton-53-$8.50voucher
Anthony Birchfield-53-$8.50voucher
Tyler Moore-55
Dave Herbert-56
Rodney Mullen-61
Tim Marshall-70
Scott Quade-77

Thunderstorms in the forecast for week three. I'll keep an eye out and post any changes here and the 2017 Shawnee Mission Park Disc Golf League Facebook page.
Juniors Disc Golf / How to Kid Around (author credit in body of post)
« Last post by a.crowe on April 15, 2017, 08:53:47 PM »
Taken from the article "How to Kid Around" by Scott Papa, Disc Golfer Magazine, Spring 2016 Issue, Number 29
(This article was written with kids ages 4-10 years in mind.)

By being the instructor helping kids in your neighborhood, at your local course, or even in your own home become the next generation of disc golfers, you will be giving back and helping the sport to grow. The great thing about more kids getting into the game is that disc golf will become more and more a part of North American sports culture.

Kids are excited and ready to find out about everything, and disc golf is one very small part of that. The biggest challenge you're going to face is that the whole world is just out there waiting to call to them. They haven't made the decision [to try disc golf and] forego everything else; they just see it as a new thing to try. Be ready to be a teacher for a long time, a short time, or both or neither.

For the littlest tykes, 15 minutes is great, and 30 minutes is a marathon. Kids in the 6-8 year old range may go for an hour.

For those just starting, don't expect them to play the entire length of every hole, or any hole. No need to keep score or have them throw out of bushes or [be particular about footing]. Those things will come later. Watch for signs of doneness, and don't pressure anyone to keep playing. The more that you can make the first outings positive and fun, the more they will want to come back again!

Kids have much more fun when they can actually get a disc to fly for some distance and are therefore more likely to play for longer and learn more. Keep it simple with straighter flying putters and mids anywhere from 100-150 grams. Once they start getting those down, then step it up to a driver, but again, try to keep it low-speed and control oriented. Not only will it be easier to control, but a shallow, narrow rim is easier for small hands to hold.

A casual jog to the first hole and back and a few stretches will get everyone ready to play. Warm muscles are stretchy and flexible and less prone to injury than just jumping out of the car and throwing.
Keep it fun. The more that you can keep it light and a gamelike atmosphere, the more they will be drawn to what you are doing.

Be positive and reassuring. Whether it is the greatest throw or the worst, there is something to learn from both.

These are coming together for the 35th Kansas City Wide Open.  The performance flight has a guaranteed 3 discs already .  Players pack is already valued at $175.  Even the pros get a shirt, as long as they are registered by May 1st.

Reminder: the cutoff for the shirt and anything that might be customized is May 1st for all divisions.

If your interested in sponsoring or being apart of the KCWO, contact Scott Reek.
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