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Mark Kewley    January 31, 2013 at 4:26am

Fairmont Design When I play the design layouts, here are a few things I’m looking at: Flow. Do you have to backtrack or cross other fairways? Safety. Are players or others in the line of fire, Blind corners, etc. Difficulty. With one tee, the holes need to be hard enough to challenge those of us that play all the time but not so evil they totally crush the souls of beginners. Entertainment. I want to have fun playing these holes. Other than that I would like to s ... more

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Kevin Clouse   January 31, 2013 at 4:17pm

I think what Rick said about multiple pin placements is really key to everyone being happy with the back 9. We can make one placement very challenging and another placement that isn't as challenging but still fun to shoot at our for more advanced players a good ace run. We can balance the course with different placements...heck even different par scores if we want a couple par 4's.

Kevin Clouse   January 31, 2013 at 4:26pm

Dropping a few different pin placements in the front 9 would be something to look into as well. I think some tweaking of the tee pad placements on the front nine should be looked into as well.

Adam Johnson   January 31, 2013 at 11:09pm

while i like the list for the final design i would like these preliminary to be creative and unique. the final choice will likely be combination of the layouts.

Damen W    January 29, 2013 at 10:37pm

Miltonvale Tootletoss will now be a KDGA tour event...which unfortunately means it is no longer free...but will also have larger payouts and more divisions. In order to have more time to complete the tournament and less chaos in the park it has been moved to sat. May 25th. Mark your calendars and hope to see you there!! It will also now be two rounds of 18 holes.

Jon Tveite   January 29, 2013 at 6:22pm

Wow, that's a big deal. Congrats!

[member not found]   January 29, 2013 at 9:45pm

Nice. I'll try to make it!! That date will be probably a week before the LAO.

Mark Kewley   January 29, 2013 at 10:04pm

Good, more points for me :)

Mark Kewley    January 29, 2013 at 1:54am

I had to go back outside and putt some more. It is still 64 degrees on my thermometer!


Rick Petrie    January 28, 2013 at 11:12pm

Jon, Kevin & Josh bring up interesting points. Some of which were discussed at great length at last Monday's design meeting (at the Manhattan Public Library). A sense of agreement was established at that meeting.

Knowing how many options we (our group of dedicated designers, fund raisers, lobbyists, etc.) want to explore, I spoke to my contact with Riley County. I have good news...

I will post that news after I have dinner tonight and take care of a few other things.

Until later,


Jon Tveite    January 28, 2013 at 8:52pm

I agree, Kevin, that time is short and we should try to schedule as many layout trials as possible. Realistically, however, not everyone's going to be able to make every trial -- especially if we have a lot of them -- so I think the most important thing is to make sure people are posting good maps of their proposals so that others can get a sense of them even if they have to miss a trial. Layouts without maps will probably not receive serious consideration when it comes down to ma ... more


Kevin Clouse    January 28, 2013 at 6:42pm

I have an idea! How about we set up another Fairmount design this Saturday or Sunday? I know we have league scheduled for this Sunday but I have been thinking about how much time we have before the disc golf season starts. VERY LITTLE I don't know what the general consensus on skipping Warner league this Sunday is but we could always play for tags and points at the temporary Fairmount layout. Thoughts? If we didn't want to skip Warner on Sunday we could always attempt to do this ... more

Josh Carroll   January 28, 2013 at 2:46pm

We've got our K-State Doubles league on Saturdays out at Fairmont. If we were to play through the layout, we would probably need baskets for a realistic score. I don't know if everyone would want to haul baskets out there each week. Or we'd just play our 18 on the main side and then whoever wanted to go check out the other holes could do so afterwards.

Jon Tveite   January 28, 2013 at 3:09pm

I think we should try to focus as much attention as we can on coming up with a good layout for Fairmont. We are just trying to maintain a balance between playing and planning. Not everyone is equally interested in being involved with the planning process. We don't want them to lose interest in the league while we are focused on Fairmont.

Rick Petrie    January 28, 2013 at 4:32am

Thanks to everyone who came out to Fairmont today.

I think we had a great showing and many good ideas were shared.

If you missed it today, there will be more of these "Design Days" in the near future.


Adam Johnson    January 28, 2013 at 2:34am

Sorry hit post to quickly... anyway I think if a lot of the mess was cleaned up on 1 and 2 then they could be combined for one hole. Then clean the disaster south east of hole 5 and figure out two holes. The only other weakness could be flow as for 3 and 4 and again on 7 and 8 you walk through fairways to get to the tee box (I see that as minor). Can't wait to try the next lay out


Adam Johnson    January 28, 2013 at 2:27am

As for the design that was used at fairmont today I thought the stengths were hole 2, 7, 3, 4, 6 and 8. I just really enjoyed driving those holes and think we can be creative with having multiple pin placements. The area to south east of hole 5 need to be cleaned up and I would love to see 2 holes in there. I think the waknesses of this lay out is 1 and 2 Could cross into each other.


Rick Petrie    January 24, 2013 at 5:02am

Basket Roll Call:
I'm bringing my 2 baskets

(Plus, I'll have plenty temp. of tee signs.)

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Rick Petrie   January 24, 2013 at 6:10pm

Austin brings up a great point. There is a significant chance of rain overnight Saturday into Sunday. If it holds up and is a rainy afternoon, obviously few will want to set-up baskets. However, to ensure the day is not wasted I will most likely still set-up the large signs showing tee boxes & basket placements...

Kevin Clouse   January 25, 2013 at 10:35am

I got mine ready to go.

Mark Kewley   January 26, 2013 at 7:09pm

I'll bring a couple. They are both pretty rough though.

Mark Kewley    January 24, 2013 at 2:39am

I think I'm going to Fairmont Sunday afternoon.


Mark Kewley    January 22, 2013 at 12:43am

Who is planning to play glow Tuesday night?

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Austin Cranston   January 21, 2013 at 10:04pm

I can dig it

A.J Cruz   January 21, 2013 at 10:27pm

Im in town now. I'll probably go.

Mark Kewley   January 22, 2013 at 6:17pm

Ok, see you there

Josh Carroll    January 17, 2013 at 6:26pm

Anybody wanting to go down to the Little River Food Drive tournament? Looking to put together a carpool. Let me know if you're interested. Event details: Saturday, January 19 - $25 entry fee - Random Draw Doubles

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Robert Adams   January 17, 2013 at 3:51pm

I'll see what I can do...I'll let you know no later than tomorrow.

[member not found]   January 18, 2013 at 1:08am

I would love to go there but I cannot make it. Enjoy!!

Robert Adams   January 18, 2013 at 12:47pm

I'm definitely game, DJ Anderson wants to come along with us. He's volunteering his Jeep to drive down. Gimme a call or text at 337-378-7262 and well work out where to meet and whatnot.

Kevin Clouse    January 16, 2013 at 7:28pm

Anybody have an extra pair of quad shocks? I will trade or purchase....

Austin Cranston   January 16, 2013 at 3:02pm

Pretty sure I have a pair laying around, oh and I found your wraith too

Kevin Clouse   January 16, 2013 at 3:16pm

Sweet and double sweet! What do u want for the quad shocks? Which wraith? Lime green probably?

Austin Cranston   January 16, 2013 at 6:56pm

Yessir, they're pretty fresh but I'd get you hooked up for a cool $25

Josh Carroll    January 15, 2013 at 9:48pm

Looking for four fellow road trippers to join me this Saturday to the Little River Food Drive tourney. The course is located 20 miles west of McPherson. About $5/person for gas there and back. Any takers? -- http://kansasdiscgolf.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4649

Rick Petrie   January 15, 2013 at 7:51pm

I would love to, but I will be in Bramlage.

A.J Cruz   January 15, 2013 at 9:02pm

I'd go man. But I prolly won't be back until Saturday night, or early Sunday. But good luck if you go!!

Mark Kewley    January 13, 2013 at 4:13am

Kansas State Parks Passport

Something to think about for River Pond & others



Dimond Cutter    January 5, 2013 at 6:24pm

N E 1you playing today? I want to head out soon but in thos snow, misery sure would love company!

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Mark Kewley   January 5, 2013 at 1:51pm

That would be ok. I would need a little time to get ready and get to town. Is 2:00 ok?

Dimond Cutter   January 5, 2013 at 1:53pm


Mark Kewley   January 5, 2013 at 1:56pm

K I'm getting ready.

Ben Nispel    January 2, 2013 at 2:48am

Have some spare discs for trade, let me know if anyone is interested! http://www.reddit.com/r/discexchange/comments/15sxfg/t_lat64_innova_discraft_mvp_omega_20_discs/


Rick Petrie    January 1, 2013 at 2:42pm


It's looking like 2013 is going to be a big year for DFOK.

Course updates & upgrades, more leagues than ever, plus more club activities.

Get ready!


Mark Kewley    December 30, 2012 at 11:32pm

Several of the regular players of the glow league have mentioned that they will not be there Tuesday night. If you want to play please respond here. If there is not enough interest we will resume Tuesday the 8th http://www.discgolfscene.com/leagues/2012-2013_DFOK_WINTER_Glow_League/schedule

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Mark Kewley   December 31, 2012 at 10:30pm

I donu2019t think Iu2019m going to be at Fairmont Park for glow league tomorrow night. So far there doesnu2019t seem to be a lot of commitments. If people want to play, let me know and Iu2019ll get the lights for the basket to someone tomorrow.

Kevin Clouse   January 1, 2013 at 11:34am


Mark Kewley   January 1, 2013 at 6:08pm

:) I spell checked in a program and pasted here. u2019 = ' I guess?