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Divas Fall & Winter Schedule

Divas Fall & Winter Schedule

Less daylight and cooler weather means the Disc Golf Divas are on the move again. Monday September 25th 2017 is our last Ladies Night Out for the season at Rosedale. We’ll be back at Swope on Sundays for our winter league beginning October 8th.

Something new this year is the addition of Disc Golf Diva’s Brunch. One Sunday a month we will meet for brunch before our round at a designated home of a Diva brunch hostess.

photo from Etsy

Ideally, we will play at each host’s home course after brunch but it will be up to her on the course and format we play that week. If the weather is not good for playing disc golf, maybe some board games!  I would like to try to limit how much responsibility each hostess has in terms of food and drink so let’s all plan to bring something or make a donation to help offset that.

My hope for these monthly gatherings in each others homes is that it brings us all that much closer, but also opens up new opportunities to get more ladies involved. In fact, I’ll be giving prizes for bringing someone new.

I’ll be personally hosting our first Divas Brunch at my house in Old Hyde Park/Midtown area beginning at 10:30 am on October 8th. Followed by 1 round at Swope (approx. 1:00 pm start time.)

Below is the schedule for Sundays for October 2017 through February 2018. I’ll keep this updated as we go along and if things change. Thank you to all the ladies that volunteered as a Brunch Hostess. This should be fun!

 

[last updated September 19, 2017]
  • October 1st: NO OFFICIAL LEAGUE
  • October 8th: Diva’s Brunch at Rhonda Crosby’s; Disc Golf (Doubles) at Swope
  • October 15th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
  • October 22nd: League 1:00pm @ Swope
  • October 29th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
  • November 5th: Divas Brunch at Suzie Zell’s; Disc Golf at Pleasant Hill – Lakeshore
  • November 12th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
  • November 19th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
  • November 26th: NO OFFICIAL LEAGUE
  • December 3rd: Divas Brunch at Lisa Fleming’s; Decorating Diva Tree at Swope
  • December 10th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
  • December 17th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
  • December 24th: NO OFFICIAL LEAGUE
  • December 31st: NO OFFICIAL LEAGUE
  • January 7th: Divas Brunch at Tiffany Henkel’s; Disc Golf at Shawnee Mission
  • January 14th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
  • January 21st: League 1:00pm @ Swope (subject to change depending on date of Ice Bowl)
  • January 28th: League 1:00pm @ Swope (subject to change depending on date of Ice Bowl)
  • February 4th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
  • February 11th: Diva’s Brunch at Crispian’s; Disc Golf at Lakeside in Olathe
  • February 18th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
  • February 25th: League 1:00pm @ Swope

XO,

Rhonda

 

 

Another Magical Year

Another Magical Year

Another year of KC Diva Spring Feeva is in the books. Memories and friendships were made that we hope will last for years to come!

You had to be there to fully understand the experience of this one of a kind women’s event but check out our video below that captures some of the energy of Diva Feeva.

2017 KC Diva Spring Feeva

(Video footage: Mike Fenton; Video editing and production: Melissa Petrin)

Congratulations to our Division Winners:

Open:
Jennifer Allen

Advanced:
Sarah Gilpin

Advanced Masters:
Amanda Beery

Advanced Grandmasters:
Vicki White

Intermediate:
Sarah Orara

Recreational:
Sarah Keck

Novice:
Melani Brown

Junior IV:
Virginia Polkinghorne

Junior V:
Ava Meyer

 

 

Click here to view the full event results on PDGA

Thank you again to all our SPONSORS and VOLUNTEERS for making this event possible!  We are proud and honored to host this event in Kansas City and partner with the best disc golf club in the country, the Kansas City Flying Disc Club.  The Kansas City disc golf community has been behind this event from it’s inception and many look forward to it all year. From monetary and product donations to resources, supplies and an overwhelming number of volunteers and spectators, you are the wind beneath our wings!

Perfect spring weather, beautiful and talented ladies, supportive gentlemen AND DISC GOLF! We had quite a bit of rain here in Kansas City leading up to this event but we could not have asked for better weather the entire weekend. We kicked off on Friday and celebrated with a doubles event followed by a fun happy hour theme.  It was hugs and high fives throughout the day as players, caddies and volunteers arrived. The great weather brought out a record 58 teams to play in the Spring Feeva Dubs.  Happy hour with a complimentary taco bar and beer was a hit. Music and more gathering, chatting and fun times through the evening.

Saturday morning it was go time and the atmosphere and energy continued.  Here are a few highlights.

Jennifer Allen competed in Diva Feeva for the first time this year and with an amazing score of 48 in round 1, helped her ultimately take home the win. We had an extremely talented field of 13 Open women including our 2016 champion, Paige Bjerkaas.

 

 

For our Junior divisions this year, we tried something new. With feedback from one of our local juniors, we designed a junior course within the main course layout using temporary tee pads.  It was a shorter version but still had some challenging shots. These girls are so adorable together and inspiring to watch. Keep your eye on these young ladies in the future!
 
 
 

 

As is our tradition and how we roll here at KC Diva Feeva, the ladies were greeted with Roses and Mimosas as they came in from round 2 and cards were turned in.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Naturally there were a few ‘technical difficulties”. For example, the CTP flag did not make it out during round 2 for the AM divisions. Leave it to a group of women to find a solution and not make that a big issue – they used a banana instead. Debbie Polkinghorne was our first Banana prize winner!

 

 

The after effect ripples that this event creates is still happening! The ladies leave super-charged and on fire to get back home and get ladies together to play. We’ve seen posts from other women’s disc golf groups and leagues already making plans – love it! Shout out to all the ladies that returned to KC Diva Feeva this year and brought their friends! That’s what keeps this event growing.

Remember, the 2018 KC Diva Spring Feeva will also be a participating PDGA Women’s Global Event (WGE) and we hope to accommodate up to 144 women competitors!

We appreciate all the kind and encouraging words we’ve received. We welcome all feedback so please feel free to share your comments below.

Hope to see you all here in Kansas City in May 2018.

Ben and Rhonda Crosby
Tournament Directors

 

SPECIAL CODE FOR NEW PDGA MEMBERS:

Are you interested in joining the PDGA? The Heartland Women’s Series has a special promo code you can apply to get a 20% discount. Contact me here for details. 

 

2017 Heartland Women’s Series Events

Let’s all try to support the ladies events and leagues in our new Heartland Series!

The next event is June 17th in Wichita Kansas for the Tempest DG Women’s tournament presented by Ducks Flying Discs. Miranda Bishop puts on fun events so don’t miss it. Facebook Event and Registration Info

Then on July 15th we’ll see you in Omaha, Nebraska for the Omaha Ladies Open! Facebook Event and Registration Info

 

Countdown begins for the 2017 KC Diva Spring Feeva!

Countdown begins for the 2017 KC Diva Spring Feeva!

 

Hello beautiful ladies!

We’re just days away from the 2017 KC Diva Spring Feeva, and we have a fun-filled weekend planned for you.

Here are some schedule highlights:

Friday, May 12th: Early Player Check-In, Doubles Competition & Happy Hour

12pm – 7pm: Players pack pick up

12pm – 5pm: Spring Feeva Dubs presented by Launchpad Disc Golf! This ‘bring your own partner’ doubles round is open to Pros and Ams, men, women, and kids. Flex start (must tee off between noon & 5pm) and all divisions are offered.

4pm – 7pm Divas Happy Hour. Complimentary taco bar, beer from Crane Brewing, and non-alcoholic beverages. Matt Dixon of Buddy’s Service Center will be providing music.

Saturday, May 13th: Competition Day & More Fun

7:30am: Sunrise Yoga led by Jaimee Crosby. Bring your own yoga mat.

7:30 – 8:30am Check-in and players pack pick up

8:30am Mandatory Players Meeting followed by group photos.

9:00am 1st Round, shotgun start.

See the Full Event Schedule here

All events are at Swope Park Disc Golf Course. (6900 Elmwood Ave KCMO 64132 Map to course.)

Course set-up

Thanks to our volunteers and event staff, Swope is now set for Diva Feeva and ready to practice, with a couple of exceptions. Hole #16 plays from the long pad to an elevated temporary basket. Hole #17 plays like last year, teeing from the stone fireplace and through a double mando. Tee pads, elevated basket, and mando signs will be in place on Friday May 12th.

Caddies & other volunteers

Caddies will be provided for every competitor who requested one during registration. If you are bringing your own caddie, please remind them to pre-register on our website. The first 40 pre-registered volunteers will receive a free catered lunch and T-shirt! Signup Here.

Live Scoring

We’ll be doing hole-by-hole (live) scoring this year! If you have friends or family that can’t make it to the event, send them the PDGA live scoring link so they can follow your rounds with you and cheer you on.

Wait list & cancellations

As you know, the event is full but we do have a wait list. Please let us know before Saturday May 6th if you need to cancel for a refund of your registration fee. Tournament planners and those on the wait list appreciate your help!

Awards

As a reminder Junior, Novice & Recreational divisions are trophy only. Top-performers in other divisions may use their payout at the Dynamic Discs booth at Swope after the tournament or at DD-KC within 30 days.

Sponsors

It takes many great sponsors to make this event possible. Please be sure to thank them for their support! See our sponsors here 

Lodging

We still have host homes available for a couple of ladies. We do not have a host hotel, however there are several hotel options within a short drive of the course. If you are a PDGA member, take advantage of your hotel discount benefits.  Reply to this email if you need help arranging lodging for your stay.

If you are on Facebook, we’ll also be posting updates on the Facebook event here.

Excited to see you all soon!

Rhonda Crosby & Amy Crowe

KC Disc Golf Development Group

KC Disc Golf Development Group

The Kansas City Disc Golf Development group is a coaching and instruction team formed to bring awareness and education to new players and golfers that may need a few tips.

Some of the ways we do this are through clinics, youth camps, private lessons and other learning opportunities throughout the year. If you are interested in helping or volunteering your time at any of our events, please contact us for more info.

 

Upcoming events:

June 2018
Camp WIN at St Teresa’s Academy – Kansas City, MO
We’ll be introducing disc golf to 300 girls ages 6-12.

About: Camp WIN introduces girls in the community to a variety of sports and fitness activities over four days, as well as WIN for KC’s owned and developed curriculum, LIVE ACTIVE. Through the activities and daily lessons, campers walk away with life skills that can translate both on and off the field. Campers learn about Respect, Goal Setting, Determination, and Leadership as they work through their lessons and push themselves to learn new sports and try new skills.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Ladies Night Out

Frequently Asked Questions about Ladies Night Out

Ladies Night Out is a free disc golf league for females of all ages and skill levels in the Kansas City area. We provide a fun, relaxed and supportive atmosphere for anyone wanting to learn more and improve their disc golf game with other women.

We’ve tried to answer the most commonly asked questions below. Please feel free to post in the comments below any other questions or special concerns.

When

Every Monday night April – September.
April: Tee off at 5:30 pm;  May-September: Tee off at 6:00pm.
Please try to arrive 15 minutes before tee time.

Where

Rosedale Disc Golf Course. 4125 Mission Road, Kansas City, KS.
We’ll be using the Up Top course most weeks.

Cost and Registration

It’s FREE every week and pre-registration is not required. Just show up a few minutes before our tee off time.

Format

We play a basic singles format most weeks but mix it up with random draw doubles or another format occasionally. Once a month we will play the Down Under course, also located at Rosedale, to work on our short game and shaping shots. Prizes and fun side games each week.

Look for updates on additional clinics and special guests throughout the season.

2016 League with special guest Valarie Doss

Do I need to bring or buy discs?

We have discs available each week for you to use if you don’t have discs yet. Eventually you will want to buy a few of your own. We’d be happy to help you with recommendations on disc choices and where to buy when you are ready.

I've only played a couple of times and I really like it but I'm not sure I'm ready for a league.

We’re beginner friendly and have ladies every week of all skill levels. Some just started playing and go to ladies night to learn more about the basics and core skills. Other ladies are more advanced and help mentor the beginner ladies.

My schedule varies and I'm not sure I would be able to make it every Monday night.

There’s no commitment. We know how challenging it is to balance all our responsibilities as women, wives and mothers. Show up and play whenever and as often as you can.

What do I wear?

Whatever makes you happy! The main thing is to be comfortable. We suggest athletic or hiking type shoes. Attire for disc golfers varies based on season but for women typically includes leggings, shorts, golf skirts, sport performance type shirts, hoodies, tee shirts, and tank tops. We also love our crazy socks!

I'm a more advanced player. Is this league only for beginners?

No way! We have several advanced and pro players too that come out and play just to have fun and camaraderie with the other women. You can come out and help mentor and support the beginners or choose to play for Diva Bag tags with other advanced players that want a little side competition.

KC Divas Bag Tags. Available for $6.00.

Can I bring my child?

Absolutely! They are our little future disc golfers! Many women bring their children out, strollers and all. If there are enough on a particular week, we try to put them all together on one card as a family group.

One of the KC Disc Golf Divas, Ava Meyer. She’s just 8 years old and already has a love and passion for disc golf! Future competition for sure!

Can I bring my dog?

 Yes- We are pet friendly! Just be sure to bring poo bags and be respectful as you are in any other public park.

Meet Pico. She’s a regular with the KC Divas!

Can I bring my guy?

YES! We share the course every Monday night with the the KCFDC Recreational league. We’re excited to see the return of this league, which is also FREE. You’ll play with the ladies, and he’ll play with the guys!

Our Partners and Sponsors

We are a sister club of the Kansas City Flying Disc Club. We encourage you to explore their website and learn more about the KCFDC. Want to get more involved in the Kansas City disc golf scene? Become a member!

Dynamic Discs Kansas City is a sponsor of Ladies Night Out and many other KC Disc Golf Divas events. They help provide many of the weekly prizes and help with coordinating clinics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brushes, Brews and Bangin’ Chains


Thanks to our sister diva and local artist, Terese Babcock, we’re doing a fun fundraiser March 29th at Crane Brewing company. It’s a drink and paint event with a disc golf spin to it!

All proceeds to benefit the 2017 Diva Spring Feeva, a women only disc golf tournament held May 13th at Swope Park and hosted by the KC Disc Golf Divas. Special thanks to our friends at Crane Brewing for use of their space.

When: Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Crane Brewing
6515 Railroad St, Raytown, Missouri 64133
It’s locals night with $1.00 off most beers.

Cost: $25 and includes all supplies.

To plan ahead and make sure we have enough supplies, please register below. You will be directed to paypal after submitting the registration form.

Your Name

Your Email

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Registration is open for 2017 KC Diva Spring Feeva

Registration is open for 2017 KC Diva Spring Feeva
We’re excited to be hosting this women only event again here in Kansas City at historic Swope Park. Our event committee is busy planning another women focused fun filled weekend. From the sunrise yoga in the morning to the healthy lunch buffet, clean and fully stocked bathroom and finally to our after Diva Feeva tradition of Mimosas and Roses – you will be catered to all day long. ​​​​​​​

 

Special Players Pack item for the first 50 registered!

We’re keeping it a secret for now but just know that it’s super cool and you won’t want to miss out! Only 50 available so register now! Get more information and schedule on the event page here.
 
 
 

Junior Divisions

Please consider bringing your daughter or other female family member to join the fun and make memories together! You could also share the event with a friend that has a daughter.  All Juniors divisions are just $20 registration fee and no PDGA fee is required.
 
 
 

Announcing Heartland Women’s Disc Golf Series

Announcing Heartland Women’s Disc Golf Series

I am pleased to announce a new women’s series right here in the Midwest: the Heartland Women’s Disc Golf Series!

I founded the Kansas City Disc Golf Diva’s league in 2011 and following that success we hosted the first annual KC Diva Spring Feeva event in 2015. In 2016, it was also a Women’s Global Event (WGE) and we filled our event with 89 players, the second largest Women’s Global Event overall.

I say this to point out the promising growth we’ve seen in women’s disc golf here in the Kansas City area.

It’s been on my heart to expand our reach and spread the love to more women, especially in the lower Midwest states. This past November while attending the Director’s Cup in Indiana, I had the pleasure of meeting PDGA Women’s Committee member, Erin Oakley. In chats with Erin, who is also the organizer of the Midwest Women’s Disc Golf Tour, I was inspired to take a leap of faith and move forward.

The Heartland Women’s Disc Golf Series was born! Teaming up with ladies from other states, our mission is to plant the seeds and provide support and resources to grow women’s disc golf leagues and events in the lower Midwest states: Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma.

The 2017 schedule is below. We hope to add more events soon. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a women’s only event or even starting a women’s league in your area. We don’t have all the answers but we’d be happy to share tips and our experience with you.

Be sure to like Heartland Women’s Disc Golf Series on Facebook!

2017 Events:

May 13: KC Diva Spring Feeva – Kansas City, Mo
Tournament Director: Rhonda Crosby
More Info

June 17: Tempest Women’s Disc Golf Tournament – Wichita, Ks
Tournament Directors: Miranda Bishop and Duck’s Flying Discs
More Info

July: Women’s Only Tournament – Omaha, Neb
(Event name and details to be announced soon)

October 14: Throw Pink event – Wichita, Ks
Tournament Directors: Miranda Bishop and Duck’s Flying Discs
More Info

First Ever Women’s Disc Golf Symposium

First Ever Women’s Disc Golf Symposium

 

  • Date: Wednesday, February 1st @ 8:30pm EST / 7:30pm CST
  • Broadcast: SmashboxxTV – YouTube
  • Duration: 2-3 Hours
  • MC: Valarie Jenkins – PDGA Women’s Committee Chair

In celebration of National Girls & Women in Sports Day on February 1, 2017,  the PDGA Women’s Committee will be hosting the first ever, PDGA Women’s Symposium.

Speakers and Topics:

Speaker Topic
Zoe AnDyke Growing Disc Golf Through Teaching
Jenny San Filippo Women’s Leagues: How to Attract, Encourage, and Retain Participants
Erin Oakley Women’s Tournaments: How to Attract, Encourage, and Retain Participants
Sarah Hokom History of Women in Sports and How it can Influence Change in Disc Golf

Tune in and learn more about women in disc golf and how you can support and help grow the sport!

2016 Diva Feeva Wrap Up

On May 14th at Swope Park Disc Golf Course in Kansas City, Mo an extraordinary event occurred. 89 ladies from 8 different states, from ages 7 – 60, shared a disc golf experience like no other here in the Midwest. 81 of the 89 actually competed, and for many it was their very first tournament experience.

Video credit: Melissa Petrin

Thank you to Melissa Petrin for her hard work filming and doing interviews to help capture the event. She was also was responsible for getting us covered in the local media. Check out the video that aired on Time Warner MetroSports Channel.

This has been a dream come true for myself and my assistant director, Amy Crowe. Just seeing that many women competing and having a great time together brought a few tears throughout the day. Our mission with the Kansas City Disc Golf Divas has always been to grow the sport for women. We started doing this locally with our leagues and other activities. Now with this event, we have a greater reach and can share the sport with women in the entire Midwest. More women playing disc golf and more friendships made that we hope are for a lifetime.

This year we were also a part of the 3rd biennial PDGA Women’s Global Event (WGE) and over 1600 other women across 11 countries and 28 states also competed simultaneously in events like ours! Collectively, this created the largest PDGA sanctioned event for a single demographic ever. With WGE events held in the United States, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Australia, Estonia, Iceland, United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan, the WGE reached more new countries and countless new players from around the world.

Thanks and big hugs to Valarie Jenkins, Sara Nicholson and the entire WGE planning team for their hard work and dedication to making this such an amazing event. Read more about this  international success story here! 

 

Cover Photo: The largest 2016 WGE (97 women), The Chick Flick/Women of DGOD WGE event in North Plains, OR. (Photo Credit: Jessica Boone, PDGA Women's Committee member.)

Cover Photo: The largest 2016 WGE (97 women), The Chick Flick/Women of DGOD WGE event in North Plains, OR. (Photo Credit: Jessica Boone, PDGA Women’s Committee member.)

 

Congratulations to our division winners:

Open: Paige Bjerkaas
Masters: Nova Politte
Advanced: Mariah Flagg
Advanced Masters: Elisabeth Borg-Bowman
Advanced Grandmasters: Joy Mcnatt
Intermediate: Nadya Vorobyeva-Santiago
Recreational: Fresa Jacobs
Novice: Susan Broockerd
Junior V: Virginia Polkinghorne

Here are the Global Results

 

Thank you once again to all our fabulous sponsors of the KC Diva Spring Feeva! Be sure to check out our final sponsor page here with a list of their businesses and websites.  Please be sure to thank them for helping us bring this event to Kansas City.

Thank you to our friends and volunteers for their assistance, encouragement, tips, and overall support that contributed to the success of this event.

The course was BEAUTIFUL thanks to Patrick Smith, Gary Birge and everyone else that played a part in setting up the Diva Feeva layout.

Special thanks and gratitude goes to Amy Crowe!  She has put in countless hours of work helping organize the event. She is a tremendous asset to our team and a great friend. I could not have done this with out her.

Last but not least I thank my husband, Ben Crosby, who has supported me all these years with my mission to promote women’s disc golf. I can’t imagine having another Tournament Director for this event.

See you next year!
Much Love,
Rhonda Crosby
Co-Tournament Director and O.D. (original diva)
 

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