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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2007, 12:30:10 PM »
So this is going to be by lake bowlin and the blue spings campground?
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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2007, 01:44:17 PM »
it's blue springs lake, on the east side of 291 highway across from lakewood, go east on lakewood blvd and then go north on campground road...the site is halfway to the dock on the west side of the road, there is a playground and parking lot there now

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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2007, 04:57:56 PM »
Count me in for helping out.
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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2007, 06:38:38 PM »
pottberg it is then. awesome work, all is appreciated.
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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2007, 03:37:27 PM »
All I can say is "YES!!".
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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2007, 09:50:00 PM »
well, we met w/ the homeowner's association this evening about the course at pottberg park...

the course backs up to about 12-15 lots in a subdivision and they ARE NOT happy about the course going in at all...i'm hoping that the club can work w/ these people to come up with an acceptable layout...apparently the law enforcement in this particular is in kind of a grey area; the city cops won't go there and the sheriffs don't really care...the people are very worried about the course opening up access points to their yards

i hope the course goes in badly, but i got a bad feeling about it when i was there...tavish, rick rothstein, my wife and myself were there to defend the disc golf cause, and the suburbanites made us feel looked down upon quickly; there was even a women there that had made up a piece of posterboard with articles about disc golf problems all over it...

i'm crossing my fingers

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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2007, 12:12:24 PM »
a poster board with disc golf problems....... I am very curious as to what these were.....
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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2007, 12:29:53 PM »
Yeah, I'd be interested to know what these "disc golf problems" are myself. I did a quick Google search, and found this article from a 2004 edition of the Oakland Press, which is a suburban-Detroit newspaper.

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/stories/062604/loc_20040626004.shtml

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At Seymour Lake Park, which also includes baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts, volleyball pits and a new children's playground, park-goers have complained about disc golfers.

Most of the complaints regard profane language and speeding on park roads. Last year, the park had problems with heavy traffic created by the popularity of the disc golf course.


Wow, I never knew it was such a problem. ::) Whatever. I see no reason why the HOA of a private neighborhood has any bearing on the goings-on at a public park. I realize those HOA-types are generally a bunch of whiny snobs who like to force their preferences upon other people, but I wouldn't think their opinions would hold much water when it comes to a public park that all taxpayers have an interest in.

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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2007, 03:37:56 PM »
I bet if it was a ball golf course the would be all for it.... ::)
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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2007, 03:38:23 PM »
you all might want to keep the derogatory references to a minimum regarding the neighbors. some local proponents of disc golf use this website as a selling point for the sport.
these are the same obstacles nearly every proposed disc golf course has overcome. while some of us would love to have a course in our own backyards there are still some people who aren't quite there yet.
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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2007, 05:23:20 PM »
Okay, anti-HOA feelings aside, I still don't see how they can impose their preferences on a public park. They are no more important than any other tax payer. When you build a neighborhood adjacent to a public park, I think you assume certain risks. One of those risks is that you might have the displeasure of having to view some of said "public" from your property. Oh, the humanity... ::)

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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2007, 11:57:25 PM »
i really mean no negativity at all..

I just wish that neighborhood opinion would've been formed from facts, not conjecture.

i think that we can come up with a layout that will make everyone happy....there is quite a bit of room that we can sacrifice on the west side of the course.

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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2007, 01:13:28 PM »
why not propose to the opposition a round of disc golf in a casually organized setting? give them a shiny new aviar and let the healing begin.
 
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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2007, 10:49:19 PM »
How about an OB buffer zone along/adjacent to the property lines if space allows?
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Re: Lee's Summit Course close-need some support
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2007, 10:05:24 AM »
when's the next meeting? is it going to be posted elsewhere?

maybe we could get a bunch of locals to go?

it seems to me there's always a complaint of minimal physical work being volunteered from the dg community, however, if you don't want anyone else around to help plan, don't harp when they're not there later. unless thats what you're into( hey, i like to complain too)
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