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KC Diva Feeva

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

 

 

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

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.
 
 
 

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)
 

Diva Feeva Supports Right to Play

Diva Feeva Supports Right to Play

For the 2016 PDGA Women’s Global Event, the PDGA will be supporting Right To Play, a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps over one million children learn to create better futures, while driving lasting social change in 18 countries each week. Founded in 2000 by social entrepreneur and four-time Olympic gold medalist Johann Olav Koss, the organization’s mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities.

Check Out the KC Diva Spring Feeva Team Page in Support of Right to Play

righttoplayThe Kansas City Disc Golf Diva’s have our team’s Right to Play page live and ready for donations.

Top Fundraising Team Prize: The winning team will receive their own feature article write up on PDGA.com, receive a special mention in the Fall DiscGolfer magazine, and be listed as the Top Fundraising Team on the PDGA Women’s Global Event page. In addition, the team captain will receive 2 free one year PDGA memberships, a free KEEN shoe card, and a $100 gift certificate to huklab to distribute among their team.

Your gift changes the lives of children struggling to get a quality education, lead healthy lives and live in conflict-free communities. Your support plays a critical role in reaching over 1 million children every week in programs across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Canada.

 

 

 

 

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