Disc Fanatics of Kansas

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Mark Kewley    September 19, 2013 at 10:23pm

I noticed that Manhattan KS is one of the latest additions on the ACE Race site: http://discgolfacerace.com/index.html Thanks RevKev!

If you would like to help set up the modified Fairmont ACE Race course and / or have a portable basket that could be used, send me a message through this website with your email address. Start thinking of some good holes we could set up!


Dimond Cutter    September 19, 2013 at 3:07pm

Lost my phone at Fairmont last night (WED 18th)

Travis Bailey   September 19, 2013 at 6:23pm

any idea what hole? heading there now.

Rick Petrie   September 19, 2013 at 9:07pm

Played Fairmont 1 thru 10 tonight. Did not see any phone. I'm out there a lot & will keep my eyes open for it.

William Mitchell    September 14, 2013 at 5:51pm

Anyone want to play a round around 5:30 pm? The only catch is I need a ride to and from home...Anyone?


Troy Pike    September 11, 2013 at 11:37pm

Hey does anyone around here plan on playing in the Mighty Shunga Tournament in Topeka on September 21-22?

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Rick Petrie   September 12, 2013 at 7:37pm

BTW, be careful about carpooling on the day you play Shunga & Crestview. The temp. Shunga course is far enough away from Crestview that you have to drive to it, then swap after the lunch break... It could be a problem if you're not playing the same course at the same time.

Mark Kewley   September 12, 2013 at 8:34pm

And don't carpool to the tournament with Rick unless he brings a sack lunch.

Rick Petrie   September 12, 2013 at 9:10pm

LOL. Ya there's not a lot of places to grab a [quick] lunch on the east side of Lake Shawnee. (Ooops last year)

Rick Petrie    September 11, 2013 at 10:42pm

I have a Fairmont Park on Disc Golf Scene question. In my opinion, the way discgolfscene.com shows a course with alternate pin placements is kind of "messed up". More specifically, when it comes to displaying fairway lengths... if you take a look, it only lets you enter one fairway length per fairway, even if you rotate baskets around from time to time. The only way around this is to have a course layout to choose from for every possible combination. Yikes! With that in mind, ... more

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http://www.discgolfscene.com/profile/15417   September 12, 2013 at 1:45am

In my opinion, i'd prefer to remove all the distances from score card if it's confusing. Simple is better.

Rick Petrie   September 12, 2013 at 7:30am

Daisuke, I like that idea. We will eventually have the tee box sign artwork posted, which will show all the fairway distances. Not ideal, but like we said that's not exactly the focus of this site anyway.

Jon Tveite   September 17, 2013 at 11:00am

Yeah, I agree with Daisuke. We should just post a picture of the various position distances and not try to cram that information into the website's format.

Robert Adams    September 11, 2013 at 10:40am

Hey everyone, saw something over here that I thought I'd share. So I'm coming back in from a mission and I'm on short final returning to base. I'm looking around to clear the aircraft of obstacles, and off to the left, something catches my eye...something unmistakable for people such as us. I'd recognize that shape anywhere...Lo and behold, there's a home made basket sitting on the taxiway on a crappy little base in the middle of Afghanistan, haha. So after we shut ... more

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Mark Kewley   September 11, 2013 at 10:01pm

Hi Rob, must be Disc Fanatics of Afghanistan

Rick Petrie   September 11, 2013 at 10:04pm

Cool. You could host a Disc Fanatics of Afghanistan event. If that were actually important over there. Godspeed.

Rick Petrie   September 11, 2013 at 10:14pm

Kewley, Did you hack into my computer and watch my key strokes or something?

Mark Kewley    September 10, 2013 at 10:46pm

Discraft ACE Race Earlier in the year there was a scheduled event in the Manhattan area (Tuttle Creek, River Pond). Now that event is not on the Discraft site and nothing has been posted about the event. If there is enough interest in a local ACE Race we could still put this together. RevKev and LCM are on board again if people want to do this. We are almost out of time though. It is looking like either the 19th or 20th of October. This would allow the time for registration and shippin ... more


Travis Bailey    September 10, 2013 at 5:13pm

I'm just saying, but keep 11/9/13 open on those calendars. ;)

A.J Cruz   September 10, 2013 at 5:26pm


Rick Petrie    September 7, 2013 at 10:03am

Anybody interested in a quick workday at Fairmont tomorrow (Sunday)?

We need to do a little brush clean-up along the edges of short pin placements for #2 & #6, then move the pile of logs off #5 to edge the fairways of #2 & #6.

It should go quick. I'm guessing 2 hours tops.

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Jon Tveite   September 8, 2013 at 1:53pm

Sorry -- I got distracted by non-disc-golf life stuff. I guess 11 is not happening, since it's almost 1 now. Anyone still want to haul logs today?

Mark Kewley   September 8, 2013 at 2:35pm

I went to the park earlier and got a couple hours of work in.

Mark Kewley   September 8, 2013 at 2:38pm

I need to get some things done this afternoon around the house. Like Jon, I have ideas about what needed done so those logs might still be there.

Mark Kewley    September 5, 2013 at 9:22pm

I just scheduled a round for 5:30 at Fairmont tomorrow night. There are a few holes that I would like to try with a tee pad.

Rick Petrie   September 6, 2013 at 12:15am

Cool. I might have to attend... I did use #4 for the first time tonight. It was my 2nd best drive ever from up there and it happened in my work clothes & my first throw of the day.

Rick Petrie   September 6, 2013 at 6:01pm

I'll be there ASAP. My apologies if I'm a couple minutes late.

Kevin Clouse    September 5, 2013 at 10:46am

So what's the status on Fairmont tee pads? I haven't been out there in about 3 or 4 days....are all the tee pads poured and are they playable?

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William Mitchell   September 5, 2013 at 7:01pm

Yeah I was out there this morning and they were back filling the rest. I only got to play on the last 4 though

Rick Petrie   September 6, 2013 at 12:13am

Also of note, the Riley County Parks staff also plans to seed & mulch (with straw) the disturbed soil. Hopefully mother nature cooperates for that process...

Michel Buchheister   September 6, 2013 at 12:28pm

they should spray for bugs....

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.