Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Maggotx Returns to NJ from Kansas City Disc Golf

After a week at the PDGA Worlds Disc Golf Championships I returned to scenic NJ and it's traffic and odors....anyway; here is a summary of my last week in KC.

Day 1 .....see previous post....

Day2 After the storm on Monday, the weather only got worse....it poured ALL DAY LONG for the entire first round at Rosedale Park in Kansas..I was not able to appreciate a Nice DG Course

Rosedale park

I shot a very poor 72 in the rain....the second round scheduled for Rosedale Down Under, an adjacent course was postponed until Wednesday due to treacherous conditions.....

Day 3- Now I see why they postponed the second round the previous day... You risk life and limb to play this course....It is downhill from Rosedale and in deep woods, there are steep slopes with large rocks that the rain had made extremely slippery and tons of wety clay.tight fairways, tons of trees...rumor has it there were several injuries and some players dropped out....This course was an embarrassment for the PDGA to put in a World Championship....on several holes you actually had to use ropes to pull yourself up the hill to the basket..!!!!...Shot a 63 and a 57.......Playing 2 rounds in this mess was GRUELING to say the least...here is a typical hole....


After Dicg Golf Mrs X and I went to the Fly Mart for some disc and equipment purchases and signatures by the notable Pro's .......here is a copy of the signatures on a Special Edition 20th Year Commemorative Roc...


Day 4 - Gorgeous Day....1 Round scheduled for Cliff Drive......Nice Course....good mix of woods and open holes....some really neat cliff shots....played fairly well...until the end when I fell apart on one hole with 2 OB's and scored a 7....ended up shooting a 72 to match my first day ...I also lost my Quarter K II....not a good day....had Vietnamese Food for Dinner....

Cliff Drive...After Cliff Drive went to dinner at the Legendary Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue....Since 1957 the Fiorella family has been serving up gourmet hickory wood cookery. Highest rated Kansas City BBQ according to the Zagat Survey Fiorella's Jack Stack BBQ has become a Kansas City tradition.
Maggotx's Mixed Sampler....BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Beef Burnt Ends, BBQ Kielbasi Baked Beans and Cheesy Corn Casserole.... a Jack Stack specialty....Awesome....

Day 5 - Played 2 Rounds at Pleasant Hills a beautiful open type DG course. A par 3 course...this one played to my strengths on approaches and putt accuracy vs long drives... I shot a nice 56 followed by a great 55 bringing me up a ton of spots on the board. I ended up placing #50 out of 72.....not as good as I had hoped.....but not too shabby....It was nice ending on a good note with good scores....

Pleasant Hills Disc Golf Course.....sweet...

The Crew from the Last Round..Lucky 13..Mark, Craig, Steve and Maggotx

On Saturday Mrs X and I spent a day to ourselves checking out KC stopping at City Market and the Westwood District....A really nice scenic town...

Mrs X and a Pet Iguana....YUK....

KC at Night.....

On Sunday we drove to a Redneck town in Eastern Ohio at the West Virginia Border...The next day we travelled to NJ.....all in all we had a Great time....played with some really nice people (mostly) and played at some challenging courses......A trip to remember.....


8 comments:

erin said...

nice picturess! that one disc golf course looked miserable....haha but the others were nice. KC looks beautiful at night! and that dinner....too much..cant imagine trying to eat all of that haha

and Mrs. X probably took the iguana sculpture back home with her watch out!

pc said...

Nice job. Jealous of the BBQ..

Anonymous said...

(sung to the tune of mexican radio) I'd rather be in, Kansas City, eat'n some of that roast piggy. haha. It looks like you guys had an amazing trip!
-Morgie

errrr ahhhh Maaaaahhhhk said...

Holy smokes..that BBQ looks even better than your description at 10:30 PM last thursday!! I think that I would have loved that Rosedale Down Under course...a good excuse for playing poorly, which I always need! How did Mrs. X EVER handle caddying on that course!! No wonder she wanted to adopt an Iguana!! Too bad you didn't include a picture of the six dollar maaaaahhhhtini you enjoyed prepared with the Rosehips gin!! Really glad you both had a wonderful, memorable trip!! Get to it next year MX!!!!

mr ed.fl said...

hey now,nice pictures.Sounds like you had an enjoyable times,minus the rain and one bad course.Checked out the standings on PDGA for KC Worlds,saw you had at least placed 50th.Weather sounded rough,glad to hear you had fun.Next year you'll have a better experience.Peace

Vince said...

MGX glad you got the chance to go to the the Big Time. You placed well considering the conditions and your first time in the Worlds.
I liked that open course...looks vinnie friendly.

six dollar tini? nice but rosehips gin.....I dunno bout that.

Miggy G. said...

Hey, great job! Those courses looked pretty intense. But then again, not as intense as that Iguana. Do they really come in that size?

Heather said...

really nice picture of KC!! The lizard is scary why is mrs. X so close?!