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Central Scrutinizer 10-04-2013 02:21 PM

I remember playing Fitzgerald Park when the baskets had bike cables instead of chains! I think I remember hearing that they were Grand Woods' original baskets?

There was one pin placement on a narrow strip of land within a pond. The water was deep, too. Lost a "Chains" Aviar P&A in it, circa 1996 or so. It just barely went in!

Chanbearguy 10-05-2013 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by sgamerp (Post 2191437)

I've played it...beautiful course!!!

whentherainscome 10-07-2013 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Central Scrutinizer (Post 2193051)
I remember playing Fitzgerald Park when the baskets had bike cables instead of chains! I think I remember hearing that they were Grand Woods' original baskets?

There was one pin placement on a narrow strip of land within a pond. The water was deep, too. Lost a "Chains" Aviar P&A in it, circa 1996 or so. It just barely went in!

That makes sense, the one they pull out for the Ant Hill placement on 13 at 'Woods is definitely a "Fitz basket." I've heard a lot of stories about Old Fitz, but never that they had bike cable baskets. Crazy! That course has gone through a lot of changes over the years and deserves better equipment. If money wasn't a thing, there'd be 18 Vortexes out there!

apparition 10-11-2013 10:31 AM

Anyone know when Mt. McSauba, Avalanche Park, and Boyne Mountain pull their baskets?

apdrvya 10-11-2013 09:11 PM

I have some time to throw tomorrow am. choices are ann arbor, clean up around GR area and somewhere else I haven't decided yet...
anyone have any thoughts. I need to tack on three or four more courses tomorrow...

looking4owls 10-11-2013 10:11 PM

Have you played The Gulch yet? It's no Hudson Mills but it's fun.

apdrvya 10-11-2013 10:16 PM

yeah, my map is getting smaller and further away

ejvogie 10-12-2013 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by apdrvya (Post 2200767)
yeah, my map is getting smaller and further away

Come to Toledo so I can guide you. A day full of 2.5s and 3s :|

DirtyMittenDG 10-13-2013 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by apdrvya (Post 2200679)
I have some time to throw tomorrow am. choices are ann arbor, clean up around GR area and somewhere else I haven't decided yet...
anyone have any thoughts. I need to tack on three or four more courses tomorrow...

What you end up doing?


{EDIT}

NVM. I see you hit up that Allendale course. I found that online somewhere and had to add it. Guess it's been around for a sec. You get anything else new around GR tho?

apdrvya 10-13-2013 07:49 AM

nothing else new around here. I compared the discgolfscene courses with the dgcr list and added three or four courses yesterday...

harbor beach
saline
seitz middle school
arbors of traverse apartments

Central Scrutinizer 10-13-2013 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by whentherainscome (Post 2196097)
I've heard a lot of stories about Old Fitz, but never that they had bike cable baskets. Crazy! That course has gone through a lot of changes over the years and deserves better equipment. If money wasn't a thing, there'd be 18 Vortexes out there!

Putting into those bike cables was a royal bitch! (When I say "bike cables," I mean they were like those thick plastic-coated bike lock cables, only they seemed to be thicker.) Many times, you'd hit dead center, but the putter would just bounce straight out. To boot, you were deprived of the reinforcing "CHING!" sound...

Central Scrutinizer 10-13-2013 09:04 AM

I played Bertha Brock near Ionia this week while on vacation. Wow. Each hole felt like the best 12% Barley Wine I've ever had, and then I had to drink 18 of them at once.

When I think of a 5-star course, I'd like about 1/3 of the holes to be like those seen at Bertha Brock. Scattered about, too, not all at once. When Cass Benton first opened and hadn't been trashed by a--holes yet, that was the feeling I got there.

apparition 10-13-2013 08:16 PM

http://i.imgur.com/qhr3YHNl.jpg
Found at The Gulch today... That f*cker.

davetherocketguy 10-13-2013 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by apparition (Post 2202134)
Found at The Gulch today... That f*cker.

ROFLOL!!

apdrvya 10-13-2013 10:25 PM

http://geektrio.net/wp-content/uploa...vil-horns1.jpg

ru4por 10-13-2013 11:19 PM

I don't get it....I am to assume there is some dbag imposter putting your name on benches??

apdrvya 10-14-2013 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by ru4por (Post 2202328)
I don't get it....I am to assume there is some dbag imposter putting your name on benches??

that's exactly it...:clap:
and, they would have seen how much graffiti was already on that bench... :\

ru4por 10-14-2013 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by apdrvya (Post 2202739)
that's exactly it...:clap:
and, they would have seen how much graffiti was already on that bench... :\

Well, if I see the scufflaw vandalizing the course in your name, I will be glad to give him "a stern talking to". :mad:

apdrvya 10-14-2013 01:33 PM

have you met b3nder yet?

ejvogie 10-14-2013 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by apdrvya (Post 2202925)
have you met b3nder yet?

If he's played flip, he's already seen b3nder's name 5,837 times.

apdrvya 10-14-2013 02:58 PM

^twas my point.

ru4por 10-14-2013 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ejvogie (Post 2202993)
If he's played flip, he's already seen b3nder's name 5,837 times.

Hmmmm....been a few years since I have gotten to Flip. What is up with the nonsense, though? Flip was a beautiful place, I am not sure my experience would be substantially improved by most grafitti. I wonder if his driving experience would be enhanced with my tag on his car? :wall:

sgamerp 10-14-2013 04:51 PM

^Bill actually wants people to write on stuff I think.

BogeyNoMore 10-14-2013 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by sgamerp (Post 2203141)
^Bill actually wants people to write on stuff I think.

Because it's just a matter of time before everything you see posted on the interwebz is taken out of context or twisted in some way, I'd like to elaborate on this. I'm not Bill, nor am I his paid spokesperson, but....

I'm pretty sure the only "stuff" he wants signatures on are the shack by 2A & 5A and possibly the gazebo. I don't think he wants people defacing the benches, tables, or anything else. I have to say, all the sigs on the shack only add to the charm. :cool:

The Gazebo looks nice as is and doubt he really wasn't to see that covered in sharpie (just a matter of time if people think it's fair game). Plus, if it gets out of hand, some DB's bound to leave their mark in the form of vulgarity just so their mark stands out from the crowd - and that doesn't add to Flip's charm.

So Apdryva, in the spirit of "leave it as nice or nicer than when you arrived," next time you whip out your sharpie, use it for something that improves appearances... draw a new face on B3nder . :p

MDeezy 10-14-2013 05:49 PM

^^^WELL SAID

MDeezy 10-14-2013 05:52 PM

Fairways are being cleared at Ionia State Rec, baskets and teepads have been purchased. Plan is to have the course open in April 2014.

DirtyMittenDG 10-15-2013 01:35 AM

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Originally Posted by apdrvya (Post 2201745)
nothing else new around here. I compared the discgolfscene courses with the dgcr list and added three or four courses yesterday...

harbor beach
saline
seitz middle school
arbors of traverse apartments

seitz middle school is already in the directory. listed as riverview grasslands

apdrvya 10-15-2013 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by DirtyMittenDG (Post 2203723)
seitz middle school is already in the directory. listed as riverview grasslands

apparently harbor beach was too. just listed very incorrectly.

superberry 10-15-2013 07:32 AM

Finishing work and installing baskets at Silver Creek Recreation Area DGC - Chocolay Township, Harvey, MI in early November 2013.

This is a completely redesigned and new 18 hole course from the old 9 hole course that previously occupied the property.

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Originally Posted by DirtyMittenDG (Post 2192567)
{UPDATE 10/4/13}


-----2011 Courses-----
--The Edge DGC-- Scottville {24 Holes}
--Big Bend-- White Cloud {18 Holes}
--Burchfield Park-Devil's Den-- Holt {18 Holes}
--Carly's Playground-- Traverse City {18 Holes} [Mt. Holiday Redesign]
--Diggins Hill-- Cadillac {18 Holes}
--Hanson Hills (Short Course)-- Grayling {18 Holes}
--Marion Twp Park-- Howell {18 Holes}
--Ogemaw Hills-- West Branch {18 Holes}
--Superior Pines-- Grand Marais {18 Holes}
--Taymouth Park-- Burt {18 Holes}
--Turbine Pines-- Mackinaw City {18 Holes}
--Heritage Park-- Grandville {9 Holes}
--Lake Linden-Hubbell DGC-- Lake Linden {9 Holes}
--Lakewood High School-- Lake Odessa {9 Holes}
--MCTI DGC-- Plainwell {9 Holes}
--Rosewood Park DGC-- Jenison {9 Holes}
--Showboat Park DGC-- Chesaning {9 Holes}


-----2012 Courses-----
--Labyrinth-- Scottville {24 Holes}
--Belle Isle DGC-- Detroit {18 Holes}
--Bertha Brock County Park-- Ionia {18 Holes}
--Burchfield Park-Rivers Edge-- Holt {18 Holes}
--Campus View DGC-- Allendale {18 Holes}
--Duke Creek-- Cedar Springs {18 Holes}
--Earl Brewer-North-- Grand Rapids {18 Holes} [Redesign]
--Earl Brewer-South-- Grand Rapids {18 Holes} [Redesign]
--East China Township Park-- Marine City {18 Holes}
--Henderson Lake Nature Center-- Montague {18 Holes}
--Sunnybrook-- Sterling Heights {18 Holes}
--Herman Park-- Suttons Bay {18 Holes}
--Vicksburg Rec. Area-- Vicksburg {18 Holes}
--Wickes Woods-- Saginaw {18 Holes}
--Beverly Park-- Beverly Hills {9 Holes}
--Caro Fairgrounds DGC-- Caro {9 Holes}
--Cass City Park-- Cass City {9 Holes}
--Chilson Woods-- Howell {9 Holes}
--Dexter Lake Church-- Battle Creek {9 Holes}
--Flaherty Park-- Watervliet {9 Holes}
--Freeport Park-- Freeport {9 Holes}
--Ira Township Park-- Fair Haven {9 Holes}
--NorthRidge Church-- Plymouth {9 Holes}
--Shelby Road Baptist Church DGC-- Shelby {9 Holes}
--Silver Creek - Chocolay Park-- Harvey {9 Holes} [Redesign]
--Zeeland Christian School-- Zeeland {9 Holes}


-----2013 Courses-----
--Pioneer Trails-- Gladstone {27 holes}
--Old Airport DGC-- Au Gres {20 Holes}
--Mt. McSauba DGC-- Charlevoix {19 Holes}
--Leila Arboretum-- Battle Creek {18 Holes}
--Deerfield Park-Wildwood-- Mt. Pleasant {18 Holes}
--LakeShore Disc Golf Complex-- Spring Lake {18 Holes}
--Macatawa Greenspace-- Holland {18 Holes}
--Powder Mill DGC-- Marquette {18 Holes}
--Richland Park-- Hemlock {18 Holes}
--St. Francis Retreat Center-- Dewitt {18 Holes}
--The Gulch-- Hamburg {18 Holes}
--Wild Haven-North-- Manton {18 Holes}
--Snowbowl DGC-- Fife Lake {12 Holes}
--John D Besse Park-- Escanaba {9 Holes}
--Ludington Links-- Escanaba {9 Holes}
--Nature Park DGC-- Grayling {9 Holes}
--Smash Park-- Belding {9 Holes}
--The Memory-- Atlanta {9 Holes}
--Treetops DGC-- Gaylord {9 Holes}


-----PENDING COURSES-------
--Al Quaal-Teal Lake DGC-- Ishpeming {18 Holes}
--Al Quaal-Olympic Trail DGC-- Ishpeming {18 Holes}
--Ella Sharp Park-- Jackson {18 Holes}
--Grand Isle-- Belmont {18 Holes}
--Homestead Greens DGC-- Harvey {18 Holes}
--James Nelson Park-- Sterling Heights {18 Holes}
--Memorial Course-- Republic {18 holes}
--Rolling Hills County Park [2nd Course]-- {18 Holes}
--Rotary Park-- Livonia {18 Holes}
--Wolcott Mill Metropark-- Ray {18 Holes}
--Baker's Field Park-- Port Huron {9-18 Holes}
--BC State Rec Area-- Bay City {9-18 Holes}
--Columbus Park-- Columbus {9-18 Holes}
--Independence Green DGC-- Farmington Hills {9-18 Holes}
--Ramona Park-- Portage {9-18 Holes}
--Rosevear Park-- Owosso {9-18 Holes}


-----{If anyone has additional info that should be added to the list, please let me know.}-----


apparition 10-15-2013 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by apparition (Post 2199976)
Anyone know when Mt. McSauba, Avalanche Park, and Boyne Mountain pull their baskets?

More specifically, does anyone know if these courses be open Nov. 7-11? Or someone to ask to find out?

ru4por 10-15-2013 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by apparition (Post 2203973)
More specifically, does anyone know if these courses be open Nov. 7-11? Or someone to ask to find out?

Forrest Omland or Ric Evans. They are both very active up that way. I have met them both along the way. They are usually on Disc Golf Scene, might be the best way to shoot them a message. I also have good luck with the talk section there. I am heading up north this weekend and sent out a couple course questions, answered promptly. Good luck and have fun on those courses. McSauba is a beast, just an awesome course. Hopefully you will catch some colors too.

apparition 10-22-2013 08:46 AM

Thanks ru4por. Contacted both of them.

Avalanche leaves its baskets in year round. Only two baskets at McSauba will be pulled, and only when it gets snowy/freezing enough overnight (so after Thanksgiving probably). Boyne will unfortunately be pulling their baskets this weekend.

ru4por 10-22-2013 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by apparition (Post 2211408)
Thanks ru4por. Contacted both of them.

Avalanche leaves its baskets in year round. Only two baskets at McSauba will be pulled, and only when it gets snowy/freezing enough overnight (so after Thanksgiving probably). Boyne will unfortunately be pulling their baskets this weekend.

Glad to help. Just got back from up north. Played Carly's, Hickory Hills, Udell Rollaway and Myles Kimmerly. All in great shape and the colors are just reaching peak. Have a good trip man.

Future_Primitive 10-22-2013 11:26 AM

Ella Sharp Park (Jackson, MI) has been approved! :clap:

M-Live article --> http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/in..._river_default

One of the guys from our local DG club is now on the committee as well, so hopefully I can keep up to date on this project. They have some great land to work with in the park, fingers crossed they use it wisely.

ringerguy 11-03-2013 10:26 AM

Does any one have an inkling as to when the proposed courses in Livonia at Rotary Park and in Farmington Hills at Independence Green are likely to be completed?

My hope is that those courses draw some of the herd away from Cass Benton this coming summer.

apdrvya 11-03-2013 01:41 PM

There has been some (soft) rumblings about a course going in at Long Lake in Sparta.
Don't know how true this is...

Central Scrutinizer 11-03-2013 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by ringerguy (Post 2225968)
Does any one have an inkling as to when the proposed courses in Livonia at Rotary Park and in Farmington Hills at Independence Green are likely to be completed?

My hope is that those courses draw some of the herd away from Cass Benton this coming summer.

Cass Benton was awesome when it first opened. I played it a bunch then and during the Ann Arbor worlds in 2000. When I returned to play it again maybe just 6 years later, it was already in sad shape due to a--holes. I shudder to think what it must be like if it continued from '06 to now in the same fashion...

DirtyMittenDG 11-03-2013 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Central Scrutinizer (Post 2226127)
...it was already in sad shape due to Cass holes...

Fixed that

ringerguy 11-03-2013 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Central Scrutinizer (Post 2226127)
Cass Benton was awesome when it first opened. I played it a bunch then and during the Ann Arbor worlds in 2000. When I returned to play it again maybe just 6 years later, it was already in sad shape due to a--holes. I shudder to think what it must be like if it continued from '06 to now in the same fashion...

Despite the "changes" to the course I still think it is the best in SE Michigan. The vandal factor has actually gone down over the past couple years. It is seeing less traffic now than in 2006-2008, when IMO it was at peak usage. Trees have even been planted at the top of the hill on 16 guarding the approach to the basket.

If those new courses open up in the coming spring I think Cass could make a rebound in terms of maintenance. Rotary Park especially could make a huge difference in the number of people who come to Cass.

BogeyNoMore 11-05-2013 12:02 PM

I changed Belle Isle to "Temporary" on the course info page because it simply isn't available to play on any type ongoing basis. You can't just show up and play a casual round.... certainly seems temporary to me.

However, it is available to use for specific events/tournies if you're so inclined. I'm checking with Andrew at Up In The Air regarding the following:

1) Who does one need to contact in at the city (phone, e-mail, name of office or dept) to make arrangements?

2) Who's baskets did we play with Sunday? Were those Up In the Air's? If so, would it be possible for someone to rent/borrow them?

3) Whom did you contact regarding insurance for the event? Chances are it'd be easier to deal with people who've already been through such a transaction once or twice.

4) What else might the TD/event organizer have to deal with that's unique to this venue... like getting the key to that building?

I'll try to compile that info together in a single document and link it to on the course's "Links/Files" tab, and reference that file somewhere on the course Info Page. The collars are in the ground, but I don't think the baskets stay in the ground. Right now, UITA is the only group scheduling stuff on that courses, but technically, anyone can.


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