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Re: Water Works League - 04/18/2013
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2013, 01:15:48 PM »
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Re: Water Works League - 04/18/2013
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2013, 04:00:53 PM »
This conversation is all good and everything, but It really wasnt bad out at Waterworks. Seriously. the 9 of us walking around did NOTHING to the course last night. I cant stress that enough, waterworks was hardly muddy. None of you were out there to even test the grounds prior to spouting off words about cancelling league. You'd need to tell mother nature to quit playing league if that was the case.  At this point not playing the course isnt going to help. it's going to take something much bigger.

Second, A random person cannot come off the street and start physically doing things to a course. In fact, we discourage those kinds of actions ( clipping trees, planting trees, building structures etc) There has to be a plan of action if you want people to mobilize and help out. Myself, for instance, I dont have a clue how to build things that will prevent erosion. I would basically need to be told what to do. I've yet to see any sort of guidance or instruction on what I can physically do. (I'm guessing this will be the subject of any given workday)

Lastly, All this work-day attacking nonsense is starting to eat at me. I've never bashed anyone for not helping us with the KCFDC website, forums, processes, KCWO development etc etc, There is work to be done everywhere. but don't call folks out just because you dont see them at your workday. I've personally ramped up my volunteer time all for the sport. It's no different, except the fact that I'm using brain instead of my body.

Folks will eventually have the "ah-hah!" moment, when they realize all this Disc Golf in KC isn't here because of some auto-magical force; but rather by the hard work and dedication of OUR PEOPLE.

Until that moment, don't tell me I'm doing the "wrong thing" because I didn't cancel a club league night in fear of erosion on a course that was hardly muddy..  :-[
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Re: Water Works League - 04/18/2013
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2013, 05:14:43 PM »
I do not call folks out for not showing up to work days.  go back on my posts and look.  i called folks out on tearing up the turf.  I am being an advocate for the park.  so is jack.  I  do not get upset when folks do not come out to help and  that is not what this is all about.  i do it because i have had the free time to do it and i want to be proactive. It is my choice to do the work and i do not give folks a hard time for not working on courses.  I called out folks for stressing the turf.  It is tough to maintain these courses and i do what i can to help minimize the damage.   others can be cautious where they play and when they play.   i do not have the skills to work a computer and applaud the efforts of the board, tech team, and countless volunteers.   

 I am that random guy off the street that does the fixing.  that is fact.  throwing out seed and stomping it in is not too much to ask for someone.  that is easy to do.   if i do not do it, then who will?  that is not a call out.  When courses get abused i get frustrated with the work that i put into the course and then it seems to me that the hard work put into the course is just being discarded.  Three of my courses were completely over grown neglected woods  with run off trenches everywhere.  It takes a lot of man power, machinery, time, and money to make the ground look nice and pretty.  ANd most park departments do not consider us the main priority.  An inch of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Water is an amazingly powerful beast that takes the easiest path.

  i know that hilly courses drain better than flat ones.  that is common sense and you all made the common sense judgement  to play.  Young is playable often after storms, but that is because we have some turf established.  plus it is much younger of a course than WW and Cliff and does not get super heavy traffic.  We also have been very proactive in protecting areas.  We have bad erosion on hole 4 and 5 and it drives me crazy.  Getting turf reestablished on hills is problematic and i believe that we need to start roping off areas, heavily deep seeding, covering with hay and watching the fruits of our labor blossom in one measly month. That is my main point in this long winded rant.

  So..... WW  was not muddy, it drained off and everyone is happy.   

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Re: Water Works League - 04/18/2013
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2013, 09:23:09 PM »
I played and had a great time with Josh(a gracious host) and John(visitor from Peoria).  Hope I can make it back a few times this year.  Family stuff keeps me busy.  I made a partial mud angel myself but saved my 3.  Given my girth the angel may look more like the stay pufft marshmallow man.  ;D
I had a great time with you and John as well.  Though John is from Peoria, and you from Lawrence, I do hope that we get a round in together sometime.  Good luck with the knee and when your family moves down to KC.
 
Yeah, so, Utz and others who posted were correct, the course was considerably dry, which was contrary to most beliefs.  I do appreciate all that John T, Tracy and Jack L, as well as others, do for the upkeep and general well being of the courses around town.  I can only hope that I will be afforded time to come out and volunteer my raking and chain saw skills when a work day is scheduled.  Kudos to all of you who put out hours upon hours at WW, and keep it at a top notch level.  Imagine how much better it would be with retaining walls and all the necessities to cut back the erosion; WOW...!
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Re: Water Works League - 04/18/2013
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2013, 11:53:11 PM »
ww has great drainage - thanks to volunteers. also, there is no grass seed or trees freshly planted like at cliff, where traffic will damage the growth. keep it in the fairway at either course and you should have safe footing.
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