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Omaha Ladies Open

The next stop on the Heartland Women’s Disc Golf Series is just one month away! Here are the details from Kim Van Brunt and the Omaha ladies. They’re excited to see you all and are planning a fabulous event. Don’t miss out on the fun!

 

Omaha Metro Disc Golf Ladies (OMDGL) will be hosting the 3rd Annual Omaha Ladies Open on July 13, 2019, in Omaha, Nebraska.

Ladies of all ages and skill levels are invited to play 2 rounds of 18 holes at Seymour Smith Park.

Seymour Smith is only 3.5 hours from Rosedale, where our KC Diva Sisters hang out & 2.25 hours from Heritage Park, where you can find the Fly Girls!

Both have hosted great events this year, and Omaha wants to share the love with all of YOU!

Perks of playing in the OLO:

Added Cash:
Minimum $200 Added cash to Pro divisions* • Minimum $100 added cash to Am divisions*
*for divisions of 3 or more

Player Packs for all divisions, lunch, water & snacks provided, and the best part is that you get to play disc golf with other ladies all day in a beautiful park!

Seymour Smith is cart friendly with bathrooms/porta potties available.

Lunch will be provided on site to players & caddies. There is a caddy option in registration.

CTPs, and other fun surprises will be on the course.

All players will have the chance to win a pink Hero bag from Innova.

 

Visit our facebook page for updates and information: 2019 Omaha Ladies Open

Register at Disc Golf Scene:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Omaha_Ladies_Open_2019

Change of guard and our summer schedule

Change of guard and our summer schedule

Well ladies, I’m officially announcing my semi-retirement as league director of our KC Women’s league. I’m taking a hiatus this season.

I want more time to focus on other ‘bigger picture’ projects that help grow women’s disc golf such as the Heartland Women’s Series. Another passion project that I feel has not gotten the attention it deserves since we started it in 2018. Not to mention, our oldest daughter, Sky and her family are moving to Washington in July so we want to have some extra time with our grandson – and Sky & Josh of course 🙂

Ladies Night Out began in 2010, which was a reboot of our original Girls Night Out we had here in KC late 90’s to early 2000’s. Sorry didn’t take time to dig up the actual dates.

Since then, we have built a solid foundation of women disc golfers here in the Kansas City area. Many of these awesome ladies are now stepping up to do more such as volunteer for course days and our local events, even blaze exciting new trails for women’s disc golf. I’m loving the fresh ideas and energy! Not just here in Kansas City but women are experiencing it in other cities. It’s a special time for women’s disc golf.

Some of my beauties will be spreading their wings this season!

Below are some noteable changes in our schedule, plus some recommended events.

 

League Nights:

 

Mondays: Ladies Night Out @ Rosedale 6pm
Effective June 10th, Crispian Paul will be taking over the league director role on Monday Nights at Rosedale. She lives just blocks from the course and is perfect fit.

Still Beginner Friendly and Free.

Got a +1 Dude that wants to tag along? No problem. Dude cards abide every week. Her husband Matt will also be attending occasionally when he’s not assisting with other KC Club leagues.

 

We know how difficult it can be to try to get across town before 6pm so we’re also adding some additional leagues at other courses to help accommodate.

 

Monday: Beginner league at Blue Valley of KS – 6PM
League Director: Anna Hare

To accommodate those on south side, and only in June initially as we test interest at this course. Women, Children and Men welcome. Free to play.

Wednesdays: Hidden Valley Doubles – 6PM – Kansas City Mo (near Worlds of Fun)
League Director: Tina Patterson and GLoSI.

Events:

 

  • Saturday June 8th: Play at the River – a Popup disc golf event presented by Friends of the River and Dynamic Discs. The KC Disc Golf Divas will be there- come play and stop by our tent.
  • Friday June 14 – Sunday 16: Kansas City Wide Open
  • Thursday June 20: KC Disc Golf Divas presenting Disc Golf at WinforKC Camp WIN for girls. (Coaches needed from 8:30am- 11:30am)
  • Saturday June 22: Flippin’ Sweet – a charity event at Thornfield Disc Golf Course. 
  • Saturday July 13: Omaha Ladies Open – Omaha NB – a Heartland Women’s Series event.
    TD: Kim VanBrunt
  • Saturday Aug 10: OWL Open – Oskaloosa IA – a Heartland Women’s Series event.
    TD: Toni Dudley
  • Saturday September 21-22: United States Womens Disc Golf Championships– Spotsylvania, VA
    117 women currently registered and I strongly encourage you all to make the the if you can. The USWDGC was the spark that has lit the dire for all the other womens only tournaments. I
  • Saturday September 21: Flight of the Purple Unicorn. Doubles event at Pleasant Hill, Mo.   TD: Anne Quade. For those that can’t make the USWDGC this year, this is an all division bring your own partner doubles event supporting the 2020 KC Diva Spring Feeva. Camping available Friday and Saturday night.
  • Sunday October 6th: Throw Pink – Bad Rock Creek- Liberty MO. Proceeds to Gilda’s Club of Kansas City. TD: Tina Patterson
  • Saturday October 19: Kansas City Disc Golf Club Championships

Other KC Disc Golf Ladies On The Move:

 

  • Catch Jaimee Crosby of Yoga for Disc Golf at many of the events here in Kansas City this season. She provides pre-tournament yoga classes with stretches specifically designed for disc golfers.
  • Ladies of the Chains Podcast. A weekly podcast, posted every Monday, that discusses all things womens disc golf. Hosted and produced by Becca Kephart. Frequent guest host appearances by other KC women disc golfers.

I hope you all will support the other ladies and their leagues and events. I’m not disappearing completely. You’ll see Mama Diva around and at the local events. 

See Us at #GBO2019

See Us at #GBO2019

The KC Disc Golf Divas will be at this years Glass Blown Open in Emporia, KS. The Glass Blown Open is held every spring and is the largest disc golf tournament in the world!  A bucket list week for many and a full community effort for the locals. 

The Divas would love to thank Dynamic Discs for allowing us to vend at the GBO block party again this year!  Dynamic Discs creates an amazing disc golf experience for players and spectators alike. We are thrilled to be participating!

Our Disc Golf Divas booth proceeds support the 5th annual Diva Spring Feeva happening May 11th!

We will have some fun items for sale!

  • Discs $10,
  • T-shirts and Tanks (all sizes and colors) $5.
  • Pins to add some flare to your golf bag or car
  • Stickers for your car, cooler, or water bottle
  • Headbands
  • Minis in multiple colors!

Paypal payments are always available! Support women’s disc golf and spread the Diva Feeva by rocking our gear on the course!

Have you signed up for the Diva Spring Feeva yet? There are still spots available. You can register online or at our booth in Emporia. We’d love to help get you signed up!  Continue your tournament season with our ALL WOMEN event.

 

 

The Divas would love to give back to all of you, so we’ll be holding a raffle for a brand new Hero disc golf bag kindly donated by Innova. If you spend $10 or more at our booth, you will automatically be entered to win! Drawing will take place at 9 P.M.

 

 

 

We can’t wait to see you all there and look forward to being a part of your GBO week!

Find us near the end of 8th street across from the Innova booth.

Do you have the Feeva?!

2019 League Season in Kansas City

Spring is FINALLY here and the Kansas City Disc Golf leagues have been finalized for the 2019 season. There are weekly leagues happening around the city every night of the week.

No commitment to attend every week. All leagues tee off at 6pm so you’ll want to get there a few minutes earlier to get signed up.

Ladies Night Out and Pleasant Hill leagues are both free. All other leagues are a $5 entry fee, +1 if you are not a club member. (You can join the club at any of the leagues)

IGotTheFeeva.com

IGotTheFeeva.com

Everything you need to know about the 5th Annual KC Diva Spring Feeva can be found at IGotTheFeeva.com!

Registration links, event schedule, volunteer and caddie signup, where to stay and more. We’ll also be sending out periodic email updates to all registered competitors. 

Other Useful Links:

Disc Golf Scene Event Page
PDGA Event Page
Facebook Event
Heartland Women’s Series

2019 Heartland Women’s Series

We’re excited to announce 4 women’s only disc golf events for the 2019 Heartland Women’s Series!

Registration open for 2019 KC Diva Spring Feeva

Registration open for 2019 KC Diva Spring Feeva

The Kansas City Disc Golf Divas are excited to be hosting the 5th Annual KC Diva Spring Feeva, a women’s only event at Rosedale Disc Golf Course.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN ON DISC GOLF SCENE 

For 2019, we’re back at Rosedale Park in Kansas City on the Kansas side. We’ll be playing two 18 hole rounds using our (now) signature Green and Pink Diva Feeva courses. These temporary courses include holes from both of Rosedale’s courses, “Up Top” and the “Down Under”. Since it’s an odd year from the Women’s Global Event, each division will play 1 round on each course.

 

Tentative Schedule:

Friday May 10, 2019

Check-in: 12pm – 7pm

Flex Start Doubles: 12pm – 5pm

Saturday May 11, 2019:

Check-in: 7:30am – 8:30am

9:00am: Players Meeting – mandatory

9:30am: 1st Round

A Pool – Green course

B Pool – Pink course

C Pool – Green course

Lunch

1:30pm: (approx) 2nd Round

A Pool – Pink course

B Pool – Green course

C Pool – Pink course

Juniors, Novice and Recreational divisions are trophy only.

We have made all female divisions available however if there are less than 2 in a division we will combine players into an appropriate division. For example, FA55 would be moved to FA50.

This is one of 5 events in the 2019 Heartland Women’s Series. We have some exciting new details to post about this very soon!

Kansas City Ice Bowl

Kansas City Ice Bowl

Come out to help the Kansas City Flying Disc Club raise $10,000 for local food pantries in the Kansas City area! 

 Registration on Disc Golf Scene 

Here are more details about the event from the Kansas City Flying Disc Club:

The Kansas City Ice Bowl Final will be held on January 27th, 2019 at Blue Valley Park.  The Ice Bowl was created with the intent to raise funds to fight hunger, have fun, and connect our Disc Golf community in a positive way to the community at large. Our goals this year are to have 500 participants and to raise $10,000 for our traditional charity, the Bishop Sullivan Center.

The Kansas City Ice Bowl raised $10,000 for the Bishop Sullivan Center’s food pantries in 2018, and we’d like to match that donation in 2019.

The 32nd Annual Kansas City Ice Bowl will be held on January 27, 2018 at the iconic Blue Valley Disc Golf Course. We anticipate drawing close to 400 players and/or supporters, which will get us about half way to our goal of raising $10,000 for the Bishop Sullivan Center, a 501C-3 organization.

The last qualifying round for the main event will have a flex start between 8:30am and 10:30am.

Feel free to come out the day of the event just to hang out with our Kansas City Disc Golf community. Enjoy the company and the traditional chili lunch and contest.

 

About the Ice Bowl – icebowlhq.com

Since 1996, the Kansas City Flying Disc Club (KCFDC) has raised nearly $90,000 to fight hunger in Kansas City by holding an Ice Bowl disc golf tournament in January.

The Ice Bowl® is a series of disc golf events that are held annually in January and February with an overall mission of raising funds to fight hunger. In 2018, there were 195 Ice Bowl events in North America and Europe that raised over $350,000 for charity. Since 1996, Ice Bowls have donated more than $4.2 million.

 

Is Field Work Hurting Your Disc Golf Game?

Is Field Work Hurting Your Disc Golf Game?

Most any dedicated disc golfer will tell you that field work is the basis of their success on the course.  The majority of disc golf clinics have a loose field work structure as well. Field work can help correct common mistakes made on the course. If you’re not familiar with this method, field work is done in a large field, and you’ll typically throw multiple drives or approach shots with various discs to learn their flight pattern and lock in your form. Maybe you throw 5-10 drives to start with. You can throw approaches or putts from each of those initial drives. Maybe you empty your bag, putters and all, to see how far and accurate you can throw.

Another well used method that is recommended by most competitive (or passionate) disc golfers is putting practice. Practice 100 putts a day, work on putting with 90% accuracy, etc. This is an awesome way to get real world experience and prepare you for what you might face on the course.  Putting practice can also be a fun way to find your favorite putter if you’re just starting out.  For beginners, try the Innova Aviar, the Discraft Challenger, or maybe the Dynamic Disc Warden!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repetitive motion activities like field work can fine tune your muscle memory.  There are many factors to consider on any given disc golf shot.  What is the wind doing? What’s the elevation? What disc should I throw?  If we can rely on muscle memory for good form, we can execute all the other things more fully without meticulous concentration. And while repetitive motion may seem like a benefit, it’s important to know that repetitive movement can also lead to future injuries.  Continuous stress on a joint by using similar, uninterrupted movements can lead to inflammation or micro tears in the soft tissue. These injuries, if left untreated, cause loss of flexibility, redness and swelling and may eventually lead to repetitive motion disorders like carpal tunnel, tendinitis/tennis elbow and possibly even arthritis.

Disc golfers who throw back hand are more susceptible to tennis elbow, which is caused by a backward over extension of the wrist.  Those who throw forehand are more susceptible to golfer’s elbow, which is caused by a forward over extension of the wrist.  Even if disc golf is your main physical activity, you probably experience repetitive movements in your everyday life.Lifting, typing, even walking on your tip toes can be considered repetitive and may harm the joints.

Does this mean we should stop doing field practice and limit our time on the course? Let’s break this down. In 1 round of disc golf, assuming you’re throwing par, you’ll be throwing 54 times. The average throws or putts during field practice is around 100.   So, looking at these numbers, field work is equal or less than a full 18-hole round of disc golf.

But if repetitive motion can be a potential danger to the joints, how can we manage to keep our game AND body in tip-top shape? We work from the inside out. It’s important to create good habits whenever repetitive movement or actions are involved.  If you’re moving your body in the same way over and over it’s beneficial to have good posture and technique. Move with purpose, find a few drills that work for you.  Know what your end goal is before you start.  Are you looking for distance or accuracy? Thinking, and working this way will lower the probability of causing lasting damage to the joints.  Adding counter active stretches to your disc golf routine is another easy way to prevent lasting injury.  This includes extension (lengthening/straightening) and flexion(bending/shortening) of the joints. If you stretch one way, stretch the other. When we use these stretches in our routine we can find full range of motion in each joint. This means that no one part of the joint is overworked and instead, all parts are working together.  Using full range of motion has potential to add distance to your drive as well!

 

Try a nice Cat-Cow stretch, small and large arm circles,side body stretches, or gentle neck circles.  Wrist and ankle rolls feel wonderful after a long day as well.  For more disc golf specific stretches check out “yoga for Disc Golf” classes if you’re in the KC area.

 

 

 

 

 

If injuries occur, let them heal completely! This may seem like a no-brainer, but even if you have a slight injury, take time off from throwing.  Of course, you’ll be itching to play, but the tissues in the body and specifically the joints need time to rejuvenate. Keep stiffness away with Epsom salt baths, saunas, and gentle stretches. You may also wish to use the R.I.C.E method for the first few days after an injury occurs. This is a well-known method for nursing sprains, shin splints or other painful inconveniences, the main goal of this method is to reduce swelling and pain by keeping excess blood flow away from the injury.

Rest- Don’t be afraid to take time off the course! It’s important for the healing process to rest our joints. A few days off the course can be a motivator to revise our mental game. Get back to those positive thoughts and remember the reason we work so hard to improve our physical game in the first place.

Ice-  most beneficial in first days following injuries. Ice will alleviate pain and reduce blood flow and inflammation.

Compression- wrapping the injured joint for extra support,reducing blood flow to the injury.

Elevation– keeping injury at or above heart level when icing, laying or sitting to reduce blood flow to injured joint.

If you struggle with chronic inflammation or stiffness in the knuckles, knees, or any other joints, try using an arnica product. Arnica (found in gels, salves, creams and more) is a wonderful alternative to Ibuprofen gel and is known to reduce swelling, bruising, and soreness. Icing or heating your joints in between rounds is another option for those on a budget.

You can help injuries heal and prepare for success with nutrition.Reach for nutritious foods that won’t weigh you down and keep snacks in your Disc Golf bag. STAY HYDRATED. Dehydration can happen quickly and can cause stiffness in the joints, nausea and dizziness.   A recommendation would be to start increasing your water intake a week before a long tournament.  Start with an extra glass of water each day. If you are someone who detests a plain glass of water, you can add fruit, herbs, flavor drops, or even cucumber to your water. Take caution when adding citrus to water on sunny days. Citrus oils are photo-toxic meaning they can burn skin when exposed to the sun. Keeping your skin hydrated helps tremendously. Your skin is your biggest organ, and your first defense against the elements. Sunscreen before sun exposure, lotion after.

Vitamins are a great way to give your joints some extra love, and make you feel better overall! Vitamin supplements can betaken daily to keep your joints healthy and pain free. Omega-3 and Glucosamine are among the most popular vitamins used but always consult your doctor first.  For a more accessible option, try green tea or ginger extract.  Both are naturally anti-inflammatory and are said to minimize joint pain even in arthritic bodies.

As with all things, strive for balance. Work, recover, prepare, repeat. Field work and putting practice can be great assets when used correctly.  Use correct form to create reliable muscle memory.    Stretch before and after repetitive movement to repair and prepare your joints, muscles, and soft tissue.  Rest your overworked joints and let all injuries heal completely.  Fuel your body with clean foods and lots of water, and don’t forget the sunscreen……and don’t forget to smile!

Holiday Ornaments are here!

Holiday Ornaments are here!

Each mystery ornament includes laser etched image. Here are some samples of the bags.  Your ornaments WILL vary. Visit our holiday shop now.

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