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BogeyNoMore 03-09-2012 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by esdubya (Post 1292061)
More info on course work day this Saturday the 10th, at Brighton Rec.
"work day at the new 30 hole brighton recreation course is saturday at 9am till ????
north side of chilson road like 3.8 miles off of m36. call me if you need directions i work 2-10 friday so i may not be able to answer but will call back as soon as i can.
734 649 8220. please help us make this course great we need you to make it happen. I leave for work at 1 pm
we will be ground clearing the front 9 mostly as they are marked off and ready to go the park has begun brush hogging and cannot bring out the bulldozer yet.
bring hand tools and tree loppers, we have been approved to use battery operated sawzalls as well.
wear heavy pants and heavy gloves as it is very picker filled."

I'm so there!

BogeyNoMore 03-10-2012 07:10 PM

Brighton State Rec - really is happening
 
Plan is for 9 holes to be playable in June, with 15 more to follow. Started clearing ground on the 1st nine, with tentative layout for some of the back 15 and some of that area cleared out as well. Will be quite wooded. Looks like this could be a pretty challenging course.

jhgonzo 03-10-2012 07:50 PM

Carly's Playground
 
Just read this article through a FB link, figured I'd update you Michiganders on the progress...
http://www.theticker.tc/story/new-di...LJQK4.facebook

compn 03-10-2012 11:40 PM

if only the work due to be at brighton rec was a few days ago when it was 60F instead of 30F and windy... hehe.

and if only i read this thread i might have helped. doh!

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Originally Posted by donnyv (Post 1064895)
Parks & Rec found a volunteer to brush hog a 6’ swatch where the course is to go, but there are still 1-4” small tree daggers sticking out of the ground that pose a trip hazard.

i know this is an old message, but the small tree daggers affect many courses. my friend came up with an idea for them. hammer a wedge/splitter or just swing a big axe into the middle of it. shoud cleave in two and hopefully just crack off after that.

btw bonus points if you leave some tree obstacles in the way. they make awesome and interesting mandos. at least until some clowns decide to take em down. cass/hines hole 6 used to have a killer tree right in front of the tee. really made you think about your drive.

Violets caddy 03-14-2012 11:37 AM

The new course at the old country club is officially dead. Had some pads poured and was looking good too. The unofficial word is big money made the city an offer on the property.

Not new courses but,
Winstrom preserve (also in Holland) isnt looking good. I guess some disease was found in the pines that make up 90% of the course so there's a massive clear cut going on, not sure what this means for the course but when combined with coomplaining neighbours it doesn't look good.

Brewer park, grand rapids area, is undergoing a complete renovation. I talked to one of the guys heading it up and it sounds like they're turning it back into a more challenging course like it used to be. Several 500'+ holes and not so much wide open crap. No scheduled date for completion is set as its being done on a volunteer basis on Sundays but so far progress is moving along pretty good.

compn 03-15-2012 07:09 AM

portage, mi is talking about a course in ramona park:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Disc-G...13786642038405
http://www.portagemi.gov/FilesCustom...L%20Budget.pdf

The dude on the bike 03-15-2012 11:39 PM

Earle Brewer is having a primitive change, moving the concrete pads and pins. Not new pads, cut in half and moved. Some of it is cool, some is sort of goofy. I think it will be good when it's done.

esdubya 03-23-2012 02:55 PM

Another work day at Brighton Rec, THIS SUNDAY!

Quote:

We will be working on sunday starting at 10AM till ????

We need volunteers desperately, please help.

we need people to bring the same tree cutting devices like hand clippers, tree loppers, etc. we have been approved to use battery operated sawzalls. NO CHAINSAWS SORRY.

we are also ready now for shovels and rakes (both the leaf and grass type rakes)

if you can give us an hour that is better then nothing. please come on out and help if you can.

734 649 8220
cyferban@aol.com

you can call me or txt me if you like. if i dont answer the phone i will call you back. i work tonight at CJ's 2-10. sat 6-2.

the course is located as follows.
from US-23 northbound from ann arbor take exit 54B M36 towards pickney approx 5 - 5.2 miles west bound, to chilson road take a right the only way you can turn, 2.8 miles to where chilson takes a right hand turn then 1.0 miles to the park office, the course is located back behind the office a little bit at the end of the parking lot.
Pay attention as you drive both M-36 and chilson as both roads are curvy and make right or left turns in the road.
M36 has a right turn at a blinking light which might be confusing.
chilson has a left turn and the potentially confusing right turn where swartout and chilson join 1 miles from the course.

we will have some pop and water at the course a small amout of food may be donated as well.

hope to see lots of you there please.
thanks
bill

mashnut 03-23-2012 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by The dude on the bike (Post 1302927)
Earle Brewer is having a primitive change, moving the concrete pads and pins. Not new pads, cut in half and moved. Some of it is cool, some is sort of goofy. I think it will be good when it's done.

Sounds like most of it is done, do you know enough to make new course listings? Since it's 2 18s now, it probably warrants making the old ones extinct.

fullnelson 03-24-2012 05:58 PM

Played Burchfield Park in Holt this past Thursday and was told that they are adding another 18 holes. Land has been cleared, but are awaiting funds for the additional baskets.

Violets caddy 03-24-2012 06:08 PM

I played new brewer yesterday. I believe the courses are officially called the north course and the south.
The south is almost complete, needs one pad and some finishing touches on a couple others.
The north, old blue, is playable but has no tee signs and is almost impossible to navigate.
At the rate they're making progress I imagine it'll be finished within the next few weeks.

Tons of easy dueces :\

rshrevo 03-24-2012 08:20 PM

Talked to a guy today after i finished a round at whitehall. He said there is a course being built in Montegue. They are just awaiting baskets. He said the fairways were pretty much ready they just need the baskets to arrive and install them. he also said that he has been approached by three other communities to put in courses there. not sure which three. since he was arriving as i was getting ready to leave.

apdrvya 03-24-2012 08:36 PM

that's montague.
my home town.
there have issues with some of the zoning and the city/township disavowing any responsibility for any injuries that may occur on their land.
that said, my bff jason church is helping design this course and I'm stoked for it..

BogeyNoMore 03-25-2012 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by esdubya (Post 1315515)
Another work day at Brighton Rec, THIS SUNDAY!

Will be there!

Quote:

Originally Posted by rshrevo (Post 1316948)
Talked to a guy today after i finished a round at whitehall. He said there is a course being built in Montegue. They are just awaiting baskets. He said the fairways were pretty much ready they just need the baskets to arrive and install them. he also said that he has been approached by three other communities to put in courses there. not sure which three. since he was arriving as i was getting ready to leave.

glad to hear of another MI course happening ! :thmbup:

donnyv 04-10-2012 03:50 PM

I was wondering when I'd see this come up after following HCMA updates...
 
Disc Golf @ Wolcott Mill in the near future?:clap::thmbup::D

On page 20 theres a little footnote regarding new projects. Remember, it's just a draft of the 2013-2017 HCMA Master Plan but good to know our requests haven't fallen on deaf ears. Hopefully the MCCG will be heading this one up. They have $60,000 as a rough estimate which sounds a little high but it's just a draft, I'm sure it will be different.
Hope they can put it in a good spot and off the horse trails :P

McGhetty517 04-10-2012 04:12 PM

Im really hoping to see another course put in the Lansing area. We got two dead golf courses that were beautiful as ball golf courses and a couple fundraiser tourneys played on them. Would be awesome to see one or both of them turned into disc golf courses.

deBebbler 04-10-2012 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by jhgonzo (Post 1294288)
Just read this article through a FB link, figured I'd update you Michiganders on the progress...
http://www.theticker.tc/story/new-di...LJQK4.facebook

Carly's is amazing. Talk about completely exceeding my expectations. I knew that property could house a course of high caliber, but I never thought it would happen. Kudos to them.

Too bad it took a friggin' death to make it happen, tho.

dagwood112 04-10-2012 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by donnyv (Post 1346683)

Thanks for posting this. I've often wondered about the direction of the metroparks, and this document provides some answers. The mention of disc at Wolcott is fantastic. Hopefully it works.

It's sad to see that much the rest of the information included is not so rosy. Looks like they're projecting some lean years for the park system.

the_pwnerator 04-13-2012 01:43 PM

Memorial Park in Frankenmuth just got brand new concrete tee pads.

They're enormous...I've never seen concrete pads so large.

MDeezy 04-14-2012 07:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Violets caddy (Post 1299875)
The new course at the old country club is officially dead. Had some pads poured and was looking good too. The unofficial word is big money made the city an offer on the property.

^^^This is NOT TRUE! Not sure where rumors about this course are coming from. I was with the course designer today (who is in touch with the parks dept. on a regular basis), and everything is still in the works. They are having a harder time grading the land then what was originally thought, which has slowed the progress down. This course is still going to happen, and hopefully we will be adding to the directory and playing it this year.

BogeyNoMore 04-14-2012 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the_pwnerator (Post 1352542)
Memorial Park in Frankenmuth just got brand new concrete tee pads.

They're enormous...I've never seen concrete pads so large.

Great course, glad to hear they poured concrete. :clap: :thmbup:
guess I'll just have to get ack up there again!

deBebbler 04-14-2012 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the_pwnerator (Post 1352542)
Memorial Park in Frankenmuth just got brand new concrete tee pads.

They're enormous...I've never seen concrete pads so large.

WOW! That was the only thing that was missing on the course. Great news.

I will have to hit it up on the way to Phish this summer...

DirtyMittenDG 04-15-2012 03:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deBebbler (Post 1354700)
WOW! That was the only thing that was missing on the course. Great news....

Thats exactly what I was thinkin. Its definitely a "must play" if in the area now.

deBebbler 04-18-2012 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by DirtyMittenDG (Post 1354947)
Thats exactly what I was thinkin. Its definitely a "must play" if in the area now.

:hfive: Agree 100%.

Al H 5870 04-18-2012 02:55 PM

Bertha Brock is still being built. Typical workdays are Friday from 5:30pm-8:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am-2:00pm

clevinger 04-19-2012 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Al H 5870 (Post 1361737)
Bertha Brock is still being built. Typical workdays are Friday from 5:30pm-8:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am-2:00pm

awesome :clap:

any idea on a completion date?

DirtyMittenDG 04-20-2012 01:42 AM

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DirtyMittenDG 04-20-2012 01:43 AM

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DirtyMittenDG 04-20-2012 01:44 AM

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DirtyMittenDG 04-20-2012 01:44 AM

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DirtyMittenDG 04-20-2012 01:45 AM

Update {4/20/12}

-----2011 COURSES-----
--The Edge DGC-- Scottville {20 Holes}
--Big Bend DGC-- White Cloud {18 Holes}
--Burchfield Park-- Holt {18 Holes}
--Carly's Playground-- Traverse City {18 Holes} [Mt. Holiday Redesign]
--Diggins Hill-- Cadillac {18 Holes}
--Marion Twp Park-- Howell {18 Holes}
--Ogemaw Hills-- West Branch {18 Holes}
--Superior Pines-- Grand Marais {18 Holes}
--Turbine Pines-- Mackinaw City {18 Holes}
--Hanson Hills (Short Course)-- Grayling {9 Holes}
--Heritage Park-- Grandville {9 Holes}
--Lake Linden-Hubbell DGC-- Lake Linden {9 Holes}
--MCTI DGC-- Plainwell {9 Holes} [Private]
--Rosewood Park DGC-- Jenison {9 Holes}
--Taymouth Park-- Burt {9 Holes}

-----2012 Courses-----
--Earl Brewer-North-- Grand Rapids {18 Holes} [Redesign]
--Earl Brewer-South-- Grand Rapids {18 Holes} [Redesign]
--Wickes Woods-- Saginaw {11 Holes}

-----PENDING COURSES-------
--Belle Isle DGC-- Detroit {24 Holes}
--Brighton State Rec Area-- Brighton {24 Holes}
--Mt. McSauba-- Charlevoix {19 Holes}
--Wolcott Mill Metropark-- Ray {18-27 Holes}
--Bertha Brock Park-- Ionia {18 Holes}
--Burchfield Park (2nd Course)-- Holt {18 Holes}
--Clear Lake State Park-- Atlanta {18 Holes}
--East China Park-- East China {18 Holes}
--Henderson Nature Center DGC-- Montague {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}
--Ramona Park-- Portage {9-18 Holes}
--Flaherty Park-- Watervliet {9 Holes}
--Ira Township Park-- Fair Haven {9 Holes}


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

donnyv 04-20-2012 03:07 PM

Workday at IRA TWP course tomorrow 4/21 @ 9am-3pm They want the course ready to open by the beginning of this May.

IRA Township Park is on Meldrum Rd just south of Shortcut Rd.

9-Hole dual tee design
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ictureid=21482

Need a couple experienced dgers to help me finish up the course (75% complete) and supervise some community service peeps. Also could use some insight/input/ideas on hole #6. The redesign from their original plans has been a challenge and a half but this is the best we could do with what we have to work with.

Contact me at donnyvanhoutte@yahoo.com or 586-531-2510 if you can make it out there or need more info. FYI, My phone can't access dgcr so don't send me a PM from here since I won't be around a computer till Sunday Night.

Thanks in advance.
donnyv

donnyv 04-20-2012 03:24 PM

East China Twp (Front 9) Update
 
EAST CHINA TWP UPDATE

After many designs, we have come to an agreement with the parks dept. for the first 9 holes. :)

The success of the Front 9 will determine if they will add the back nine in the near future. They have a lot of dead or fallen trees in the proposed Back 9 area so it will take some time to get it taken care of safely. The good news is that the Front 9 will not require as much work since we will be using some of the pre-existing trails and will be brush-hogged to shape the fairways. I'll keep you all posted on workdays which is looking to be sometime in May.

Front 9 design:

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ictureid=21483

Most holes are around the 300' in distance.
It was another tough challenge on the design but the land has great potential.:thmbup:


OTHER UPDATES~
Baker's Field Park - No new info. Park is seperate from parks and rec dept. BOC is in charge of the park's future. I haven't seen their design but I heard it is prob a 9-holer.

Columbus Park ~ Still surveying the land. It is almost 400 acres. Contact me and we can take a hike.

runninlikebarry20 04-20-2012 08:43 PM

Owosso
 
Word on the streets is Owosso has a course opening late June/early July.

thiswonisloaded 04-25-2012 01:54 AM

Southeast Michigan needs some more courses. I guess a 30 minute drive to willow from the downriver area isn't too bad but I would love some more courses to be in the downriver area.

esdubya 05-08-2012 11:07 AM

Course Grants for Michigan
 
Hey Michigan Course Developers,

Do you want some funding for a new course or course improvement project? Submit a grant request here:

http://www.discgolfleagueassociation...ts/grants.html

Deadline for this season is July 1st.

rshrevo 05-08-2012 06:00 PM

henderson nature center
 
I am seeing scores posted for Henderson Nature Center in Montague on disc golf scene. so i believe that course is now open for play.

AikoAdam 05-09-2012 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rshrevo (Post 1397169)
I am seeing scores posted for Henderson Nature Center in Montague on disc golf scene. so i believe that course is now open for play.

it's been in for 2 weeks or so I believe.

Brinker085 05-09-2012 12:05 PM

Where are the Ira Township and East China courses located at?

DirtyMittenDG 05-09-2012 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Brinker085 (Post 1398681)
Where are the Ira Township and East China courses located at?

Ira Township Park is HERE, and East China Township Park is HERE. I think both courses are still in the process of being built. Your gonna want to talk to Donnyv for info on them.


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