This might seem a little bigheaded to some, but that's tough!!
I just want to say thanks to everyone who is part of the disc golf community in KC. I was introduced into this world in 2002 and have really gotten a lot from it. Friendships, life experiences, great fun times, and a lot of learning about a great sport. I can't say thanks enough to anyone, and to single anyone out would be insulting to many, except one person: Surfer Dude, Mark Arnold, who got me out there, loaned me discs to start, and introduced me to the game and to the core people of my experience. He's not around much right now, but I think he'll be back.
Mark also introduced me to the KCFDC and the PDGA, and showed me the benefits of being involved at even the smallest level. I highly recommend it to everyone! Just reading the Worlds review in Disc Golfer gave me a great feeling, knowing I had a small part to contribute to the success of that amazing time. Reading the article and knowing the exact places they all talked about, specific holes and hills and whatnot, made me proud to be a part of KCFDC.
But, it's time to move on, as some know. I'm leaving town, at least for a while, to see what music offers. It sure doesn't offer me much around here! I"m off to New Orleans. It's tough leaving here for a lot of reasons, but the disc golf scene is one of the few solid reasons to want to stay right now. That's all of you folks, and the many others of the club who don't read this forum.
For those who AREN"T actual members of the Club, nor the PDGA, why aren't you? You're just going to take advantage of everything, have it laid out for your benefit, and not give anything back? THAT is being a bagger...Volunteer time is good, and needed from everyone, member or not, but that $20 says more in some ways. This is already one of the bigger DG clubs in the country, from my understanding, but if everyone who looks at this website once in a while would be a paying member, it would be HUGE, and the local government entities would HAVE to notice. Things would really happen, to benefit disc golf at one level, but actually help the entire community by improvements to parks.
I'll be playing at LaFreniere Park, with Nageeb hopefully! There's not much in the DG scene in N'awlins, but maybe I can make a little contribution there too. I have the best imaginable example to work from, and I really mean THANKS for everything.
I may be back. I may not. I'll certainly be back to visit sometime, and I plan to keep up with things through the board. But I'll be one of those non-member readers, sad to say. It's only been 7 years, but a lifetime of memories already.
Best of luck to everyone, may your drivers follow your arm, may your midranges park, and may your putters develop a love affair for chains.