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WOW! So that just happened!

WOW! So that just happened!

Our mission from the beginning has been to provide an unforgettable disc golf experience for ladies of all ages.  We strive for this each year and 2018 will be no different. This event could not have grown to be one of the premier women’s only events without the women that play in it each year.

Based on previous years, we knew we would fill at 90 players, but we never anticipated we would do it in less than a week! It’s YOU, the women that make it so special. Your friendships, love, encouragement, and feedback the last few years continue to motivate us

We also have a tremendous support system within our local community. Kansas City loves disc golf and supports women in the sport. You’ll feel and experience this from checkin to when you leave the course on Saturday.

Ok so on to the announcements and updates…

Registration Update:

It’s a Women’s Global Event so we said BOO to a waitlist!  However, per Women’s Global guidelines “the exact same course layout must be used for both rounds”.

We didn’t want to split up across town if we could avoid it, and using all of the down under course made us a little nervous. With all that in mind and after MUCH discussion and consideration, we’ve got a plan!  We will be creating 2 unique courses at Rosedale “up top” which will include utilizing some of the safer holes from the “down under” course. This will allow up to 144 women to play! The registration page has been updated and those previously on the waitlist have been promoted.

The final layout of these courses and schedule of play for divisions will be announced and posted as soon as we have that information available. Thanks for your patience. We’re excited about the possibilities!

Our Junior Divisions:

With a choice of playing just one round in the WGE, it was put to a vote and all the junior girls said “2 rounds please!”  What champs! We currently have 6 junior girls registered- let’s invite more! If you know of a young lady that you think would have a great time and wants to meet some new friends, please share the event. We have a few junior sponsorships available. If the entry fee is of concern, please have them contact us and we’ll make sure to get that little detail worked out so they can play.

Division Changes:

If you want to change the division you are currently registered in, we ask that you contact us ASAP. Keep in mind, there are now caps on some of the Amateur divisions so we cannot guarantee that we can move you.

Official Withdrawal & Refund Policy:

  • We request that all cancellations be emailed to us at divafeeva@kcdiscgolfdivas.com.Withdrawal requests received on or before April 12, 2018 will receive a full refund. (Sorry but any paypal or disc golf scene fees are not refundable.)
  • Withdrawal requests received April 12 – April 27, 2018 will receive a full refund only if we are able to fill your spot. If we are not able to fill your spot, we will refund 50% of your entry fee.
  • Withdrawal requests received after April 27, 2018 will receive a full refund only if we are able to fill your spot. If we are not able to fill your spot, we will refund 25% of your entry fee.

Women’s Global Event:

In addition to a Diva Feeva players pack, all competitors will receive a Women’s Global Event (WGE) player’s pack as well. This year’s WGE players packs will be distributed virtually.  From the PDGA Women’s WGE frequently asked questions page:
For 2018, we have transitioned to an all Virtual Player’s Pack which will be available to all competitors of the WGE. Link to the Virtual Player’s Pack will be sent to all competitors via emails on or before April 30, 2018. 

The charity the WGE is supporting this year is the Disc Golf Foundation. This organization has been involved in our sport for more than 15 years and is motivated to make a big impact in 2018. We look forward to supporting their mission to facilitate more female disc golf players by introducing disc golf to Girl Scout troops across the U.S. and internationally! More information about DGF can be found on the official Disc Golf Foundation website and DGF Facebook page.

You can follow along with the PDGA Women’s Global Event on social media to keep track of all event updates, giveaways, and announcements:

Please use #2018WGE so we can all stay connected!

 

Recommended Hotel & Lodging:

Baymont Inn and Suites Kansas City (formerly Oak Tree Inn)
Located off I-35. exit 234; This hotel is located just 5 minutes from Rosedale with convenient access major highways and popular local attractions.
Phone: 913-677-3060
Please note that many of their rooms are single beds and the doubles are limited.

If you are a PDGA member, your benefits discount can be used but will need to be arranged through the information here: https://www.pdga.com/members/benefitsWe are in process of working with them to provide the discount to all Diva Feeva competitors.

Local Hosts:

We’re looking for some local KC ladies that are willing to open their home to the ladies traveling. If you live within a reasonable drive from Rosedale and are interested in hosting, please get in touch with us.

That’s all for now. We’ll be sending out updates periodically as the event planning progresses.
Can’t wait to see you all in May!

XO,
The Diva Feeva Team

 

 

2018 KC Ice Bowl Team Challenge

2018 KC Ice Bowl Team Challenge

Hey Kansas City Beer League, Launchpad, Truly Unique, Dirty Birds, Rogue of Rosedale, Team Sendit, Whiskey Discs… and any other disc golf groups or teams in the Kansas City disc golf community I don’t know yet… Our gang, the KC Disc Golf Divas, would like to challenge your gang to a friendly competition!

We’ve experienced unexpected changes and sadness in our disc golf community this past year from lost courses to lost friends. Let’s move into 2018 with a positive and common goal: to help the Kansas City Ice Bowl reach its goal of raising $10,000 for Bishop Sullivan Center. We’ve come close to reaching it in previous years, so let’s work together to make it happen this year as a community.

There are some incentives and perks for raising specific amounts of money. However, bragging rights for being the group/team that raises the most money will be an even greater reward. There is also a special traveling trophy in the works by Jeff Gradinger of DGNomad that will be a part of KC Ice Bowl for years to come.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the team pledge sheets here
  2. Get your team together and distribute; or have everyone that is participating print a copy for themselves.
  3. Have your team start asking friends, family, and coworkers for help. If you plan to play in the Ice Bowl, you could have them make a pledge for each hole you play, or a donation of any amount is appreciated. You could also come up with other unique fundraising ideas as a team.
  4. Submit your pledge sheets and the donations at the Ice Bowl on January 28th, or by February 2, 2018 at Disc Golf World.
  5. Be the group that raises the most donations collectively and get your group name on the trophy and other perks and incentives!

 

Win or lose, Ice Bowl is a great time for an even better cause! We hope you’ll join us.

News for the 2018 disc golf season

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, DISC GOLF DIVAS!
This is an especially busy time for all of us with the holidays just around the corner so I wanted to get a few things on your calendars. I also have some exciting news and plans for the 2018 season I want to share. Let’s use the time at our monthly brunches over the winter to discuss more.

2018 KANSAS CITY ICE BOWL CHALLENGE
The KC Disc Golf Divas will be challenging other disc golf groups or organizations to a fundraising contest. I’m talking Beer League, Dirty Birds, Launchpad, etc… we will be calling them out. The common goal: to help the Kansas City Ice Bowl reach its ambitious goal of raising $10,000 for Bishop Sullivan Center. There are some incentives for raising specific amounts of money. However, bragging rights for being the group that raises the most money will be an even greater reward. There is even a special traveling trophy in the works that will be a part of KC Ice Bowl for future years! Win or lose, it’s a great time for an even better cause! Pledge sheets available to download and print here. 

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 KC Diva Spring Feeva + PDGA Women’s Global Event
The 4th Annual KC Diva Spring Feeva is planned for Saturday May 12th 2018. We will also be a participating PDGA Women’s Global Event.

Are you interested in joining the 2018 Diva Feeva Planning Team? Please get in touch with Rhonda or Amy Crowe asap. We will be holding an open planning meeting in January where we hope to learn more about everyone’s unique skills and strengths to best benefit the team & event.

COMPETITIVE LEAGUE PLAY & BAG TAGS
Kaylee Kincaid will be running a competitive level league for us this winter. This will be in addition to our normal league. It’s a great opportunity to get some pro tips and prepare yourself for the 2018 disc golf tournament season. During these more competitive rounds, I would also love to see a return of our Disc Golf Divas bag tags. Dates to be added to schedule soon.

THE DISC GOLF DIVAS COMPETITION SCHOLARSHIP
We are in the process of developing a scholarship program that will help local women disc golfers that have a desire to compete in PDGA sanctioned events but do not yet have a commercial sponsor. More details and qualification outline to be announced on our website soon.

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

December:
10th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
17th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
24th: NO OFFICIAL LEAGUE
31st: NO OFFICIAL LEAGUE

January:
7th: Divas Brunch at Tiffany & Monica’s; Disc Golf at Shawnee Mission Park
14th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
21st: League 1:00pm @ Swope
28th: Kansas City Ice Bowl. NO OFFICIAL LEAGUE

February:
February 4th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
February 11th: Diva’s Brunch at Crispian’s; Disc Golf at Lakeside in Olathe. Also our annual bring your own valentine dubs event!
February 18th: League 1:00pm @ Swope
February 25th: League 1:00pm @ Swope

Also in February is our 1st fundraiser for 2018 KC Diva Spring Feeva. We’ll be serving lunch at the Frostbreaker tournament. Let us know if you’d like to help or contribute.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about Ladies Night Out

Frequently Asked Questions about Ladies Night Out

Ladies Night Out at Rosedale

This begins the 2017 spring and summer league season and kicks off our 7th consecutive year of what we fondly call, Ladies Night Out @ Rosedale!

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 3rd 2017 – September 25th 2017.
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 and now run by Joe Burke. You’ll play with the ladies, and he’ll play with the guys in Rec league!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)
 

2016 Summer League Schedule

2016 Summer League Schedule

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The weather is getting warmer and windier here in Kansas City which is a sure sign that the Spring and Summer disc golf season is here!

2016 marks our 6th consecutive year and we will continue our traditional Monday nights at Rosedale a.k.a. Ladies Night Out!

We’re also trying something new this year. It’s like a traveling league… with a twist. I want to get a better understanding of where the ladies play in the KC area so we will be coming to a course near you very soon! I also hope this will give better opportunities for more women to participate.

So every Monday night we will be at Rosedale- this league is FREE and VERY beginner friendly. We will offer clinics once a month that will also be free. More advanced players are highly encouraged to come out and be a mentor!

New for 2016:  Then one night during the week we will offer a 2nd league on a rotating schedule of courses.  We will be supporting other KCFDC leagues  throughout the year with hopefully 1 or 2 women’s cards. You know- we gotta spread the KC Diva’s love!

29th Annual Kansas City Ice Bowl

29th Annual Kansas City Ice Bowl

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The Kansas City Ice Bowl, hosted by the KCFDC is held every year in January and this marks the 29th year.  It has grown to become the largest locally attended disc golf event of the year and you don’t want to miss out. Its purposes are raising funds to fight hunger, having fun, and connecting our Disc Golf community in a positive way to the community at large. Kansas City disc golf community has raised over $67,000 in support of the hungry.  Our supported charities are the Bishop Sullivan Center’s St James Food Pantry and Harvesters: the Community Food Network. 

Last years Kansas City Ice Bowl raised a total of $8,000 that was divided between the two local food charities.  The KC Ice Bowl tied for 6th for the most money raised out of 208 events. The final player/donator counts was 401 people, 325 of which played at least one round. We are attempting to raise $10,000 this year – come out to support and have a great time!

How To Participate

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Steve Dresser is the 2015 Ice Bowl Champion.

The KCFDC is continuing its drive with the additional satellite events taking place the weekends prior to the final Ice Bowl, similar to what was done in 2015.  We are splitting up the event across 3 weekends for the best fund raising opportunities as well as giving players multiple shots at posting their best score while playing their home/favorite course.

 

Weekend 1 Satellite Events (10:00am shotgun start)
Sat, Jan 16th – Recreation Park (Raymore, MO)
Sun, Jan 17th – Prairie Center (Olathe, KS)

Weekend 2 Satellite Events (10:00am shotgun start)
Sat, Jan 23rd – Shawnee Mission Park
Sun, Jan 24th – Bad Rock Creek / Stocksdale (Liberty)

Weekend 3 Satellite Events (10:00am Shotgun start)
Sat, Jan 30th – Rosedale – Top Only (Kansas City, KS)

Weekend 3 Final Event (8:00-10:00am flex start)
Sun, Jan 31st – Swope Park

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Main Event, Final 9, Silent Auction, Chili Cook off and more!

Bring Chili or other goodies to share.  We will continue this year with our traditional chili cook-off. We are asking you to have your entry at Swope by 10, judging will begin at 10:30. The club will provide drinks and condiments, but as always, we need more food to so that we can feed everyone.
Check out the full registration details on this years event here on KCFDC.org

History of the Ice Bowl

The Ice Bowl is a collection of disc golf events that are held each year in January and February with an overall mission of raising funds to fight hunger. Related goals include having fun and connecting the disc golf community in a positive way to the community at large.”

– taken from the official Ice Bowl HQ website,  maintained by the Ice Bowl instigator, Rick Rothstein .

The first Ice Bowl was the product of a good idea, born out of yearning for the winter of 1987 to be over and for the disc golf season to begin again. While the course in Albert-Oakland Park was always there in Columbia, Missouri, and it was certainly possible to get a buddy or three to go out for a round, it was always more fun to get as many people as possible together for a couple of rounds. Rick Rothstein dreamed up the event and decided that the Sunday before the Super Bowl would be the perfect time, since no one would have to miss any football playoff games on  TV,  and  maybe  he  could  entice  some  local  media  to  check  out  the  disc  golfers playing  in  the  winter  weather.  Little  did  anyone  know  that  the  Ice  Bowl  would  become  a  traditional,
annual  event  that  would  eventually  raise  over  $3 million  in  charitable  contributions,  specifically targeted to fight hunger and feed the hungry.

Check out the full Ice Bowl History PDF that includes many more details such as the snowiest events, the coldest events, the events that raised the most money.

 

 

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