Disc Fanatics of Kansas

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Rick Petrie    September 3, 2013 at 11:59pm

The more courses I play (now approaching 60 in 6 states) and the more courses I help design/build/maintain, the more difficult it is for me to rate courses. IMO, people should not rate all of them against each other. After all, none of them have the same geographic or political restrictions holding them back, nor are all courses blessed by the same geographic or budgetary potential fueling their up-side. Meanwhile, I realize it's nice to have some sort of baseline or point of reference w ... more

Alan Fox   September 5, 2013 at 7:02pm

why do other peoples opinions bother you? I have read bad reviews on multiple courses however it does not keep me from trying them out and giving my own opinion. Peoples opinions are their own it just gives people an idea of how others think of it.

Rick Petrie   September 5, 2013 at 11:56pm

It's my opinion that other peoples opinions do not bother me... (ha) as long as they have all the facts (oh). I was just rambling on about how in some ways not all courses should be compared against each other on one big scale.

Rick Petrie    August 30, 2013 at 10:04am

As the tee pad construction continues at Fairmont Park, please keep the following in mind. The burlap blankets are on the concrete to help slow down the drying process in this extreme heat. The slower the concrete dries/cures, the stronger and longer lasting tee pads we will have. Please do not remove any of the these blankets in order to use a tee pad. Also, if you see a fellow player removing a blanket, feel free to tell them them to change their ways... and the pads will be playable ver ... more


Rick Petrie    August 29, 2013 at 11:43pm

If you haven't made it out to Fairmont in the last couple days, you might want to check out the last few photos in this photo album. Very exciting!



Travis Bailey    August 28, 2013 at 11:11pm

I hope that I'm not stepping on any toes by saying this, but Warner seems abandoned. The grass is above my knees and it's become a ghost town. I'm willing to help clean the course up and even mow, but I'm not sure who does it or how it's done.

I'd just like to see my favorite course busy and clean again! Haha.

Side note, are we gonna have a fall league there? Waiting on details to let my groups in class know if I can meet on Wednesdays or not. AND, we need to have another organized swap meet soon. I need some different plastic.

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Rick Petrie   August 29, 2013 at 12:00am

It was decided at our last DFOK meeting to delay the start of the 2013-2014 Bag Tag League and Points League until after the bulk of the Fairmont project is complete. I'm sure we'll get it started back up this fall. Please feel free to attend the next DFOK meeting to help make rules, schedules, etc. decisions.

Rick Petrie   August 29, 2013 at 7:04am

Once again Travis, you're not stepping on (my) toes because you make many valid points. I think it highlights why our club needs to continue to get more organized in order to keep stay on top of course maintenance issues. Wether it be doing the work or keeping the facility owners on top of our ... more

Travis Bailey   August 29, 2013 at 9:48am

Thanks for the info Rick! Yeah, I've never seen the grass this high. It takes a few minutes to even find a disc in the fairway. The tall stuff is even sometimes up to my waist. Thanks again!

Rick Petrie    August 28, 2013 at 9:47am

You may not want to play the back 9 of Fairmont today. ;-)

Kevin Clouse   August 28, 2013 at 10:44am

tee pads??

shaun chambers   August 28, 2013 at 11:05am

oh snap

Alan Fox   August 28, 2013 at 2:14pm

crackle pop

Mark Kewley    August 27, 2013 at 6:09pm

I'm on the way to Dubs


Rick Petrie    August 27, 2013 at 1:44pm

Hip hip hooray, the County is cleaning up Fairmont #1 fairway.

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Rick Petrie   August 27, 2013 at 9:16pm

To specify, they only scooped up and hauled off the nasty piles of brush and random metal items on the left...

Travis Bailey   August 27, 2013 at 9:20pm

Maybe they spotted it. That's the area that mine was in. If not, should be easier to find mine now! Thanks to them!

Amber J   August 28, 2013 at 9:52am

It was a huge difference last night out there, however it didn't keep my disc on the fairway any better ;)

Travis Bailey    August 26, 2013 at 11:33pm

Hey everyone! I lost my River on hole 1 at Fairmont. It's a red/magenta color in Opto plastic. Has my name on it. It's to the left of the fairway. Thanks for looking!


scott collins    August 23, 2013 at 7:47am

I am going to go play a round at the new Randolph couse today, anyone want to join?

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Jon Tveite   August 24, 2013 at 3:17pm

I probably won't get up there today, so let me know if/when you want to go on Sunday.

Rick Petrie   August 25, 2013 at 2:55pm

I'm out for a road trip today. Sorry. This is going to be a busy week for me, so there's a lot to do today.

Jon Tveite   August 25, 2013 at 9:53pm

No problemo. I just went out and played a couple rounds at Tuttle (after doing the same at Fairmont yesterday). So I got plenty of disc golf in this weeked.

Rick Petrie    August 21, 2013 at 11:12pm

Thanks to Mitch Innes, Randolph Kansas now has a disc golf course!


Go check it out.


Troy Pike    August 21, 2013 at 3:13pm

Anyone playing today?

Kevin Clouse   August 21, 2013 at 5:22pm

In Manhattan? I'm playing at Fairmont around 6ish.

Troy Pike   August 21, 2013 at 5:35pm

If you dont mind I may come on out... new to town wanting to play with some ppl

Kevin Clouse   August 21, 2013 at 6:07pm

ya come on out...i will be there at 6. i drive a gold buick

Mark Kewley    August 19, 2013 at 10:13pm

So… If we didn’t move the basket on hole 1 to the long placement, there is a very good chance Tim Nispel would have hit it tonight.

Remember that line Tim :)

Jon Tveite   August 20, 2013 at 11:58am

And if you hadn't moved the basket back, maybe I wouldn't have had a SIX on my first attempt at that hole with a permanent basket. But I think there will be other sixes in my future there....

Jon Tveite    August 19, 2013 at 11:13am

I found this long news piece on disc golf through the Gotta Go, Gotta Throw Facebook feed (they are a major Minnesota retailer featured in the video). It raises some interesting issues about the growth of the sport, and I thought people here might want to see it: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/08/18/disc-golfs-popularity-exploding-for-better-for-worse/.

Mark Kewley   August 19, 2013 at 9:48pm

I agree with you Jon, we should cool it with this disc golf propaganda before it gets out of control.

Jon Tveite   August 20, 2013 at 11:57am

Well, I didn't say I agreed with anything in particular. I just thought it was interesting that this "debate" is taking place on a local network station in a major media market. Being a music fan, I am very familiar with the analogy the young reporter is making, and I tend to agree with those who think that expansion is good for the sport.

Mark Kewley   August 20, 2013 at 10:26pm

I know what you didn't say :)

Alan Fox    August 19, 2013 at 1:34am

Just a reminder today AUGUST 19th at Fairmont we are going to be having a swap meet (disc trading ) at 5 30 then we are going to flip for teams and play doubles for disc so bring a disc to put in the pile to choose from and bring discs to trade for

http://www.discgolfscene.com/profile/15417   August 19, 2013 at 1:36pm

I don't think I can make it tonight, but if you guys have Z-, ESP-, or FLX-Buzzz (>175g) that you can part with, let me know. I have some discs available for trade if you're interested in.

Rick Petrie    August 18, 2013 at 8:46pm

Hello all Fairmont frenzied players. Tee pads #1, #4, #9 thru 18, have now been marked for concrete tee pads.

Please do your best to not knock down the white flags, or alter the tacked down orange ribbon on the ground. If these things get out of whack, it could cause delays (by confusing the non-player construction workers).

Alan Fox   August 19, 2013 at 1:27am

should of used spray paint instead then u wouldnt have to worry bout the ribbons getting destroyed

Rick Petrie   August 19, 2013 at 6:06pm

We used paint also, but I'm not going to ask people to stay off that... not really possible.

Mark Kewley    August 18, 2013 at 7:42pm

Bring your extra discs to Fairmont tomorrow night, Monday the 19th 5:30 for a swap meet. Then a doubles round.

Rick Petrie   August 18, 2013 at 8:00pm

You should play triples, with a "verify" putt to close out each hole...

Mark Kewley   August 18, 2013 at 8:26pm

Cali dot

Rick Petrie   August 18, 2013 at 8:36pm

No. Not cali-dot. (Boo!) Just Verify putts.

Mark Kewley    August 16, 2013 at 9:28pm

I'll be at Fairmont tomorrow morning to do some cleanup on 1,2 & 6 so we can play the long placements. It will probably be after 10:00.

Mark Kewley   August 17, 2013 at 10:42am

stuck at work. I'll be there later.

Mark Kewley   August 17, 2013 at 1:49pm

I'm going there soon.

Alan Fox    August 15, 2013 at 5:43pm

Monday night 6pm DOUBLES FOR DISCS at Fairmont! Who's in?

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Mark Kewley   August 16, 2013 at 11:47pm

ok, Mitch

William Mitchell   August 17, 2013 at 12:25pm

Good thinking Mitch

Mark Kewley   August 18, 2013 at 12:03pm

I scheduled a round on the main page: http://www.discgolfscene.com/

Troy Pike    August 15, 2013 at 1:18pm

Anyone playing today? New to town. Available anytime for any course.

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Rick Petrie   August 15, 2013 at 8:01pm

Troy, you'll probably want to catch up with this guy when he gets back to Manhattan next week. ( http://www.discgolfscene.com/profile/16843 ) ... K-State DC Club.

Troy Pike   August 15, 2013 at 11:03pm

Thanks Rick. Played Fairmont today... Its changed A LOT since last month and it looks great

Rick Petrie   August 15, 2013 at 11:37pm

Glad you liked it, but it still a work in progress. We assembled and installed 10 of those baskets one week ago tonight. We're not done though. Awesome looking permanent signage is in the works, plus concrete tee pad construction will be starting very soon...

Mark Kewley    August 13, 2013 at 11:34pm

I just scheduled a round at Warner on the main page of DGS: http://www.discgolfscene.com/

It has been a while since I have been there. Disc Exchange Round?

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Travis Bailey   August 14, 2013 at 11:31am

I'd love to come, but when you post these links they are just links to the homepage? What time are you thinking?

Josh Carroll   August 14, 2013 at 12:11pm

Same issue that Mitchell was having yesterday. Scheduled rounds will not show unless you are "friends" with the person who scheduled the round.

Mark Kewley   August 14, 2013 at 5:48pm

around 5:30