Disc Fanatics of Kansas
Rick Petrie April 4, 2012 at 7:27am
Sorry you'll miss the first meeting. That one is on me for announcing it on such short notice. I promise to do a better job of scheduling the next meeting, I suspect we'll want another one in a couple weeks anyway...
Also, I doubt we'll make a lot of big & permanent decisions on Thursday...at least I don't think that will be appropriate just yet.
I just wanted to spark some conversations so people can start thinking about them, plus hear the great ideas that other people have been thinking about. Thus a brainstorming meeting.
Anyhoo... what day & time would work best for you?
Jon Tveite April 4, 2012 at 1:02am
The meeting sounds good, but unfortunately I will be out of town the next few days and unable to attend.
Josh Carroll April 2, 2012 at 5:37pm
I went ahead and drafted a logo for your DFOK shirts: (http://www.discgolfscene.com/profile/16843/pictures/album_8287/146821#146821).
I was leaning towards design #1 so I tweaked the use of the sans serif font a bit by using Orator Std (26 pt) for the "Disc Fanatics of Kansas". I kind of like the basket design of design #2 though (if you can thicken the lines to meet GTM's requirements). Just my two cents.
Mark Kewley April 2, 2012 at 12:49am
BTW: this was directed to Rick. You crept up in there Daisuke.
Hope things are going well back home!
Mark Kewley April 2, 2012 at 12:46am
Yep, as you and I make changes I have updated the picture on on my profile that shows your edits beside my edits. The comments that you are looking for are probably on a picture that is gone now.
Since it is "go time" for the 1st round of DFOK shirts, here are the 2 options:
Please pick 1 or 2. No more edits.
Rick Petrie April 2, 2012 at 12:28am
Anybody out there got shirt logo ideas or at least preferences on what's been suggested thus far?
Don't be shy!
Rick Petrie April 1, 2012 at 2:41pm
I am confused. What happened to the latest comments that Bill, Adam & Josh have made over the last couple days?
I wanted to re-read those, but I can't find them. Help.
Anybody else out there got some ideas?
Mark Kewley April 1, 2012 at 2:33pm
Rick Petrie April 1, 2012 at 1:09pm
I am starting to see the logic in not using the funky D, F & K for the full text below. However I'm not sold on the font style of the "Disc Fanatics of Kansas" on option #3.
Here is an idea --> http://www.discgolfscene.com/profile/1365/pictures/album_8279/146724#146724
Mark Kewley April 1, 2012 at 12:21am
Thanks for all the good input on the logo for the DFOK shirts! I think we are getting this dialed in.
1, 2, or 3? http://www.discgolfscene.com/profile/10252/pictures/album_7907/146715#146715
If you have an idea for a better logo, please throw it out there, soon. Information will be coming out soon on how you can get a performance polo shirt with a DFOK logo.
Mark Kewley March 31, 2012 at 8:06am
Adam Johnson March 30, 2012 at 9:22am
I really like that logo becaue it is simple and definetly shows that the shirts reprsents disc golf.
Taki Kawakami March 30, 2012 at 2:38am
Great advice, Zane! Maki and I are fortunate to have a wide open field right next to our backyard. Immediately after we moved here, we bought a DGA portable basket. Whenever I have time, I take it out, do some putting practice and approaches, and do an ACE race (the number of participant = 1 or 2).
Mark Kewley March 29, 2012 at 11:21pm
Rick and I have been moving forward with options for DFOK shirts. Here is an idea that I like for a logo:
If you have a good logo idea please submit now.
Adam Johnson March 29, 2012 at 10:11pm
I second this advice. The only thing I would add is to only practice putt for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. Any more than that and it is difficult to stay focus and you don't want to practice unfocused putting. Easy way to develop lazy habits. Also like Zane pointed out, just make putts. Doesn't matter how far out, just make putts. While my putting is far from perfect I have taken huge strides simply by being more consistent from 25 feet and in.
Kevin Zane March 29, 2012 at 6:29pm
**Disclaimer** This is not intended to be "preachy" or anything of that nature. I just care so deeply for all of my fellow DFOKers and enjoy seeing all of you improve as players. Living in the land of super technical "unfairways" has taught me that being able to crush distance drivers isn't worth crap 90% of the time. I have been doing a great putting drill that I thought I'd share with you all. I've been doing it for a couple weeks and my putting confiden ... more
**Disclaimer** This is not intended to be "preachy" or anything of that nature. I just care so deeply for all of my fellow DFOKers and enjoy seeing all of you improve as players.
Living in the land of super technical "unfairways" has taught me that being able to crush distance drivers isn't worth crap 90% of the time.
I have been doing a great putting drill that I thought I'd share with you all. I've been doing it for a couple weeks and my putting confidence is growing immensely. Knowing that you are 90% or better within 20' totally changes the chances you can confidently take. 20' doesn't seem that far, but I couldn't even begin to imagine all of the stupid 15-20ft putts I have missed that could have been gimmies.
It is a variation of Scott Papa's drill from the current issue of PDGA Magazine:
Basically take a practice basket, 3 or more mini markers and any number of the exact same putter if possible (The article reccomends 6): take 3 steps from the basket in each direction (Ideally one uphill, one downhill and one relatively flat. Varying levels of each would be ideal). Place the markers at the end of each line and putt from there EXACTLY as you would putt during a round> (If this means carrying another mini with you to put it down each time, then do it...and dont carry the stack of discs in your other hand unless you would in an actual round). If you have no "ritual" for putting, then it is time to develop one. Follow your routine exactly like you would in any other round for every single putt. From each locatin, sink every putt with your go-to stance followed by your secondary stance. Then move each marker back one large step each time that you make every putt from the stack in a row. I have been working only inside the circlce (10 meters) and once I am comfortable hitting inside that range consistently I will add objects to force uncomfortable stances, lines, poor footing, etc.
I really wish that I would have made myself get out and putt more, but living in an apartment really made me make up excuses for why I didn't feel like dragging the basket downstairs and doing some drills. Now that I have such a great practice area, I wish that I would have started a long time ago. So close your browser tab and go do some drills. You will thank yourself for it in no time.
For me (and I'm sure most people) putting is very much dominated by my lack of confidence. If you aren't hitting your putts, move closer until you are feeling good about it. Look at bad weather (wind, extreme heat, cold) as an opportunity for even better practice if you plan on playing at a competitive level.
Also, make sure that your basic fundamentals are in check (grip, consistent line, balanced stance, weight transfer). Drills will make all of that second nature in no time.
If you don't have a practice basket, holes 1, 2(short), 3, 6(long) or 7 at Warner would all be great practice areas. At Tuttle, number 9 or 15 might be decent and Fairmont might be a good place to take your dog or whatever.
Rick Petrie March 29, 2012 at 12:07am
Yes, after many request & discussions, a bunch of DFOKers are going in on buying shirts for ourselves. STYLE: We are looking at short sleeved polo style shirts (that have a collar) with three buttons on the front. They are also of the style that has accent colored stripes/panels, which are common in today's golf shirts. In other words, they should look cool, feel cool & most importantly be comfortable enough to wear while playing disc golf. COLOR: We want to keep the color opt ... more
Yes, after many request & discussions, a bunch of DFOKers are going in on buying shirts for ourselves.
STYLE: We are looking at short sleeved polo style shirts (that have a collar) with three buttons on the front. They are also of the style that has accent colored stripes/panels, which are common in today's golf shirts. In other words, they should look cool, feel cool & most importantly be comfortable enough to wear while playing disc golf.
COLOR: We want to keep the color options simple at this point, yet consistent with the DFOK color scheme so far. With that in mind, we're looking at shirts that are either Green, Black or White with complementary trim & logo. In other words, you will be able to order the following:
- Black shirt with green & white trim & logo.
- Green shirt with white & black trim & logo.
- White shirt with green & white trim & logo.
If you want a better on-line look at these, follow the links below... Look at the "Motion" polo & the "Energy Performance" polo. They do not seem much different, however their fabric is considerably different & only one of them is offered in white.
(note; these links do not easily show the embroidery/art fees)
I have two sample shirts in my hands, which are a size XL and a size L. I will have them with me at this weekend's tournament in Herrington, so hit me up if you want to see them / try on one of them.
Yes they are sold by our local GTM Sportswear Company, so if you want to try on one of them feel free to stop by there & request to try on a "Motion" or ."Energy Performance" polo.
Okay, enough from me... I've got some scores to update from tonight's HUGE turnout.