Heritage Park Disc Golf Course, designed by Scott Reek, is officially open. The only detail left is placing signage, but all the tee pads and the majority of the many pin placements are in and ready to play. Johnson County Parks Department has hired Scott to take care of the course. Scott now mows, trims and cleans the course. I appreciate how forward thinking it is for Johnson County to hire a disc golfer to maintain the course.Cecil, a longtime Wyandotte County Parks Department employee, picked up the game and now plays there constantly. Cecil takes great care with mowing and cleaning at Rosedale. This sport grows on everyone!
On May 15th Paul Mcbeth and Nate Sexton brought the McBeast Challenge to Rosedale, drawing 121 local disc golfers to the one round challenge, in which competitors were tasked with playing with two discs (an Innova driver and mid-range) they had never thrown and a putter brought from home. The guys signed autographs and held a post-round clinic which drew 55 players. After the clinic, Nate and Paul threw some demo shots from the old #1 pad in order to show the technical aspects they addressedboth impressing the crowd with long drives past #2 tee pad, including one throw by McBeth that went 100 feet PAST #2s tee pad.. The Champ and Nate couldn’t have been any better with the crowd and the Club appreciates them.
This is a great time to be a part of the KCFDC and Kansas City disc golf scene. Tell an out-of-towner that your Club has 400 active members and 15 different leagues a week, and they are shocked. No one in the country has this community. I’m proud to be a KCFDC member.
-Pete Cashen, KCFDC Kansas VP