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General Banter / Chainless
« Last post by Tracy on November 01, 2017, 11:39:37 AM »
Ed Headrick's invention of the chain/basket combination for a target is the single most important factor in the growth of disc golf.  This target configuration made it easy to identify when a player had holed out.  It also made the game easier and thus more attractive to the casual player, than having to hole out by hitting a slender post/pole. 

Over the decades since its invention, the chain/basket targets have steadily evolved into disc "catching" devices. Players have come to feel they are entitled to make any shot that hits the chains.  Pros walk off courses that have older generation chain/basket targets and complain to the TD (or anyone that will listen) that those targets ought to be upgraded to the newest, best disc "catching" device designs.

The problem with chain/basket targets is not they don't "catch" enough. The problem is chain/basket targets catch too many throws that are *jammed* at them. Putting has become the easiest part of the game of disc golf due to the ever evolving design of chain/basket targets.

The solution to whether a target has a playable chain configuration or not is not to keep upgrading chain configurations and designs such that the target "catches" even better than previous generations of chain/basket targets. The solution is to simply remove the chains, hanger and all. Yes, play on chainless disc golf targets that have just the center post and basket.

This could be implemented on any course at zero cost to the course maintainers.  Doing so instantly converts a pitch and put course into a true par 3 challenge.  Removing the chains upgrades any decently difficult course to "gold" level and elevates any gold course to an epic challenge for even the best Pro's. 

Chainless disc golf would eliminate "jamming" and bring "putting," in every sense of the word, back to the game.  Putting would require vastly improved touch, accuracy and decision making.  But this will never happen because even the best players feel they are entitled to make every *jam* at the target.
Heritage Park / Hoop locations?
« Last post by Yaj.Dravir on October 28, 2017, 06:24:08 PM »
Hey Scott, been playing here alot recently. How about some of those tough looking holes? Haven't played much variety, but looks pretty rugged in some of those spots. Thanks! And if you can do it by noon tomorrow, GREAT!
Water Works / Re: Pin Movement At Water Works
« Last post by EL KUJO on October 26, 2017, 11:49:02 AM »
moving a few around to the newly fixed placements

1 short middle
2 long over the hill
3 longest down the road
4 peace
5 middle
6 star
7 right
8 middle
9 left
10 middle
11 right
12 short
13 short
14 short
15 left
16 right
17 short left - arrowhead
18 short left
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Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Bad Rock Creek video footage.
« Last post by Nova on October 25, 2017, 03:30:36 PM »
I'm enjoying all of your videos. You're killing it! =D
Lakeside Hills / Re: 10-23-17 Olathe GLOW
« Last post by Rob H on October 24, 2017, 09:24:50 PM »
No ACE was hit, so with all fifteen  getting in the fund increased to $846.

Did you mean 16?  I was dumb enough to pay twice.
Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend and played in the 2017 Kansas City Flying Disc Club Championships! We had a total of 130 KCFDC members who played at least 1 round this weekend. Of those 130 players, 73 of them stuck it out for the entire 4 round event. Thank you for all the volunteers who helped out this weekend, from registration/check-in to course preparation.
Congratulations Arturo Villarreal for winning the 2017 Kansas City Flying Disc Club Championships! Your final score of 201 bested the field to win your 3rd title!
Also, congratulations to all the Trophy Winners in their respective flight! You’re personalized trophy disc will be available to pick up at the club elections, Nov. 4, 2017 @ Old Pike Country Club. Your bag tags will also be available at that time! Remember to RSVP and let us know you intend one attending. It’s FREE for all current club members.
Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Bad Rock Creek video footage.
« Last post by jamidanger on October 24, 2017, 01:09:19 PM »
Great videos shows you the correct ways to shoot the course for lefties and righties.
Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Re: Bad Rock Creek video footage.
« Last post by Hypnofist on October 24, 2017, 12:35:04 PM »
I watched these as you put them up last week. I'm still not very experienced and it was great seeing people that know what they're doing, play the course. Thanks for these and keep it up!
Thanks Cade
Lakeside Hills / 10-23-17 Olathe GLOW
« Last post by Tom on October 23, 2017, 10:10:07 PM »
Clear skies, 20 mph northwest winds, dry Earth, temperature around 54, and a sliver of a moon is how it was for the 15 players that attended week two of the thirteenth season of Olathe GLOW. The pins were in the Old Settlers positions. As posted earlier, we will play GLOW at Birdland thru November. We'll have a shorter track next week to allow us to get done by halftime of the Chiefs Vs Broncos game.

Steve Thimmesch & Mark Albers   50 for $42
Matt Bergkamp & Brian Taylor      54 for $28
Tom Butler & Bryan Guthrie          55 for $10
Cade Garrelts & Jeff Waldron        56
Chase Neal & Anthony Pfeifer       57
Deano & Randy Gifford                57
Andy Lewis & Kelley Chrismon     59
Rob Haney & Dub Cali Robby       61

No ACE was hit, so with all fifteen ( and dub Cali twice) getting in the fund increased to $846.
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