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Mark Kewley    May 3, 2013 at 10:31pm

If you can get to Fairmont early to help put out these baskets, please do. Like Rick said, they are all metal. It's going to take some effort to get them placed. We ran into some people tonight that came from Iowa for this. Let's try to get the new holes set up so guests from out of town can get a walk through before the tournament! I'll try to be there by 8:00 at the latest. Probably before that.

Rick Petrie   May 3, 2013 at 10:38pm

Great plan Mark. We want to minimize how long our guests from Iowa are out wandering around without baskets.

shaun chambers   May 4, 2013 at 12:41am

will be there at 830 to help

Mark Kewley   May 4, 2013 at 7:23am

Thanks Shaun

Rick Petrie    May 3, 2013 at 9:59am

I am pleased to announce that tomorrow's tournament will feature 18 baskets of the all metal variety.

Any volunteers interested in helping Kewley & Clouse get the baskets perfectly placed would be greatly appreciated. Please 30 min. prior to check-in to help (that's 8:30 to 9:00).


Rick Petrie    May 3, 2013 at 8:34am

Shout out to the following people for working the DFOK table at last night's Convention & Visitors Bureau event.
- Josh Carroll
- Bill Pryor
- Mark Kewley
- Jon Tveite
- yeah, me too

Making contact with potential fairway sponsors, getting some air time on a local radio station about our club & Fairmont project, not to mention educating tons of people about disc golf in general... was time well spent!


Mark Kewley    May 2, 2013 at 10:49pm

18 Permanent Baskets at Fairmont!!!

In order to install permanent baskets on these fun new holes at Fairmont, DFOK needs to come up with our share of the project costs. Riley County has given us the green light to start our expansion project fundraising. If you know of someone that might want to sponsor a fairway or half a fairway, you can download the information and forms at http://DFOK.US

Or just click here: http://home.wamego.net/kewley/dfok/documents/Fairmont/FairmontDiscGolfSponsorship.pdf

The sooner we get it paid for the sooner we’ll be playing it.

Alan Fox   May 3, 2013 at 12:37am

i shoukd hear back from 2 tomorrow

Rick Petrie    May 2, 2013 at 5:12pm

Check out our DFOK table at the Manhattan Sunset Zoo tonight.
We will be there among other local organizations as part of a expo.
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Bonus: FREE admission to the zoo!

Alan Fox   May 2, 2013 at 5:22pm

i heard it wasnt at the zoo.... they been talking about it on the radio that its been moved to some nature building

Rick Petrie   May 2, 2013 at 9:32pm

Yep.That's at the Sunset Zoo. Did you hear the live radio spot they did about disc golf?

Rick Petrie    April 29, 2013 at 10:12am

If you're around a radio at 9:30am today, you might want to tune in 1350am.
Disc golf is likely to come up in their conversation.


Alan Fox    April 28, 2013 at 9:34pm

I found two discs unmarked at hole 18 today describe what they are and I will return if not then merry Xmas to me

Josh Parker   April 28, 2013 at 10:07pm

at tuttle?

Alan Fox   April 28, 2013 at 10:28pm


Rick Petrie    April 27, 2013 at 8:21am

This week I heard that DFOK Tag #10 has been lost. I also heard that it has been recovered by a different player.

If you have this tag please contact me as we would love to get it back into the current owners hands. I will be more than happy to meet you somewhere to pick it up.

If someone asks you if you can get this tag back to it's owner, please take it then contact me to arrange a pick-up.


Rick Petrie   April 28, 2013 at 1:31pm

Good News! The lost tag has been found & returned to it's current holder... Thanks to Bob Saber!

Rick Petrie    April 26, 2013 at 9:44am

Shout out to William Mitchell & Kevin Clouse for helping at last night's impromptu Fairmont Workday.
Thanks to last night's efforts, we now have a much cleaner #2 fairway, plus no more knuckle buster tree at the front of the #6 tee pad.

Josh Parker   April 26, 2013 at 2:20pm

Thats cool. But i think we should put one at the teebox to 14 at tuttle. that way you can restock once you put one in the lake.

Rick Petrie   April 27, 2013 at 8:14am

Josh, That's hilarious & so true. Maybe the bottom rack in the vending machine could be used discs pulled from the lake. (ha)

Rick Petrie    April 25, 2013 at 1:18pm

This is not exactly "news", so I thought I would post it here.

Riley County has begun removing our brush piles from Fairmont Park.


http://www.discgolfscene.com/profile/15417   April 25, 2013 at 1:23pm


Rick Petrie   April 25, 2013 at 1:28pm

... mowing the grass too

Rick Petrie    April 25, 2013 at 9:39am

Our Fairmont course expansion project made the local news on Tuesday, April 22nd.

Later today, I'll post Official Club News spelling out the details of our project fund raising "Fairway Sponsorship Campaign".

These are exciting time in the Manhattan area for disc golf! Stay tuned.

Jon Tveite   April 25, 2013 at 1:54pm

I heard it was in the Mercury as well.

Alan Fox    April 23, 2013 at 3:02pm

Since I wasn't doing anything and was bored I went out and shoveld off most of the tee pads at Tuttle. I'll be at league hopefully we have a big group. Be like an ice bowl reunion haha.


Kevin RevKev Clark    April 23, 2013 at 12:35pm

We will need 6 more portable baskets for the tournament. Please let me know if you can help. Thanks!

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Kevin Zane   April 23, 2013 at 3:07pm

I can bring at least one. I have another at my parents' house that I'll try to grab on my way over there.

Rick Petrie   April 23, 2013 at 8:47pm

If ya can't find enough, I have a couple. However, I can't be there for the duration so arrangements would need to be made.

Kevin Zane   April 26, 2013 at 5:18pm

I have both baskets in my truck. I'll bring them in the morning.

Kevin RevKev Clark    April 23, 2013 at 12:33pm

Please get yourselves registered for "Break the Chains" it is THIS SATURDAY! Pre-registering makes my job LOTS EASIER, plus it WAY SPEEDS UP the time between the last round and the prizes being awarded!




Rick Petrie    April 23, 2013 at 12:24am

We are getting very close to an important milestone in the Fairmont Disc Golf Course Expansion project.
We should be able to make the announcement it in the next few days. Please stay tuned.


Rick Petrie    April 21, 2013 at 12:43pm

A tip of the hat to the following people who made time in their schedules to put in some hard work at yesterday's Fairmont Park Work Day.
Jon Tveite
Daisuke Takahashi
Mark Kewley
Hours of work now to create something countless people will enjoy for decades... time well spent.

(ya, I was there too)


shaun chambers    April 18, 2013 at 12:24pm

Is break the chains 2013 going to listed on here?

Rick Petrie   April 18, 2013 at 1:41pm

No. Break the Chains is NOT a Disc Fanatics of Kansas event. It is a production of the Lutheran Campus Ministry. You will need to contact Kevin Clark, or watch for it on their page. ( http://www.discgolfscene.com/clubs/Lutheran_Campus_Ministry_at_Kansas_State_University )

Ben Nispel    April 17, 2013 at 6:18pm

Buy two get one free on all discs at hastings, in case anyone is needing some new plastic!

Rick Petrie   April 17, 2013 at 6:25pm

Doh! Now I know where everyone is instead of League! (But seriously, thanks for the sale alert)

Travis Bailey   April 17, 2013 at 10:01pm

Just went and checked it out, they are basically cleaned out of Innova. Not seeing anything that suits my fancy in Discraft, but I don't throw very much of it... Happy hunting!

Damen W    April 14, 2013 at 7:35pm

we now have 18 holes...tried to get a full round in today but got interrupted. No tee signs yet on the new holes so if anyone comes down, get a hold of dakota or I and we will be glad to show you around. There are now alternates on 4, 6, soon to be 7, 8, 10, and 13. Technically there are 17 baskets....we are currently using one twice.

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Mark Kewley   April 16, 2013 at 10:22pm

Can we get some people to sit with their backs to us next to fairway 3 to make Jon nervous?

Damen W   April 17, 2013 at 11:47am

lol...yes..we should do that. I nominate dakota and austin.

Jon Tveite   April 17, 2013 at 5:31pm

I'm not sure Dakota could sit still long enough for that duty.