John Theiss and I have been in contact with Independence Parks and Recreation and have begun discussion about putting a course in somewhere in town. As many of you know, there is a LOT of work that goes into putting in a disc golf course and it takes a LOT of time and energy to get it done. Parks and Rec wants to gauge interest in disc golf by having as many Independence disc golfers attend a meeting on August 12th. The city already has some temporary baskets in storage, so they plan to bring one of those baskets along to the meeting and present it (disc golf) along with what has already been done with regards to a course installation to those in attendance. So, we need as many Independence disc golfers as possible to attend this meeting and show their support. I think it is OK for local residents of other towns to be in attendance as well if you feel so moved. The emphasis, though, is to see how many local players there are and what the need and desire is for a course.
The meeting will be held at the Sermon Center at 6:00 PM on August 12th. The address for the Sermon Center is as follows:
201 North Dodgion Street
Independence, MO 64050
So, call your friends & family if they play and are Independence residents and do your best to get them to this meeting. If there is a desire for a course and a core group of residents who will continually support the course and its upkeep, I think we have a good shot at getting a course put in (P.S. I have certainly made mention of the club and KCFDC's efforts in course upkeep, collaboration, etc). The location is still under discussion, but this is the first step. I am very excited for this opportunity and am hopeful that you are as well. I know that the forum will only reach a handful of Independence players, so I need your help in spreading the word. August 12, 6:00 PM, let's make it happen.