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Old 07-11-2019, 04:46 PM
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A couple of pages ago it was noted that a landowner that controls 5 lots has prohibited all disc golf activities on his properties. The poster said 2 of the courses will be affected but only losing a few holes.

Yeah, pretty sure that's John.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:10 PM
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Yeah. That's JJ.
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Old 07-14-2019, 04:02 PM
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Yeah. That's JJ.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:04 AM
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I feel like I'm more in your boat. When I met John in 2006 - most of these faults seemed basically to amount to his having such big dreams for the property. I was brought on to work as a disc sports instructor for a kids disc camp over the summer, with kids bused over weekly from some local camps for lessons (I think it was 2-3 camps he thought would bring in kids once a week each), and I'd do grounds work on the off days. We had an verbally agreed upon wage. When I got there, though - that had been pushed back so I was to spend my first month just on grounds. The wages turned into room/board. Soon became just room, with a promise of some kind of stake in a cabin or something long term. By the time I'd been there a month the lessons were just to whomever showed up on the property and no kids camps planned (I had, over the four months, about 4-5 total groups of kids). By the time I left my compensation was down to the bed I'd slept on and permission to camp for free into the future.

All told, having seen what little we brought in each week, I was understanding of the fact that I wasn't getting anything. I didn't see John as someone sleazy or underhanded throughout it. I just saw it as a situation where he'd truly had much bigger expectations for what he'd be bringing in from these ideas than actually came through. I never attributed it to any sense he wasn't doing the work to try to make it possible - he was out there on that mower into the night.

All of these stories have colored my thoughts on how that summer went - it does make me wonder if he was anywhere close to lining up kids camps to come in, whether the steps were taken to even begin to develop that process for that summer... I can't know what was/wasn't done. The stories I've heard - such a damn shame. He seemed like a truly nice guy, but I can't deny all the other experiences I've read about here, on top of the issues with 2007 Worlds after I left.
I remember playing with you that summer. It was over 100 and we played gold, then over to the mellen ball course for a burger and cocktail or two. My dog was overheating and it was nice to have some company.

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Old 07-15-2019, 11:26 AM
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I remember playing with you that summer. It was over 100 and we played gold, then over to the mellen ball course for a burger and cocktail or two. My dog was overheating and it was nice to have some company.
Holy cow I remember that! I hadn't thought of that probably since that year. Its nice when the memories of that summer pop up, there was a lot of great randomness and very few bad days. That 100+ heat... The drought that summer was nasty, but we definitely weren't ever cooped up in because of the rain.
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Old 07-28-2019, 07:01 AM
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Johnnie's grand opening at Lake Superior View GC.

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Old 07-29-2019, 07:05 AM
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Johnnie's grand opening at Lake Superior View GC.

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Looks like a HUUUUGGGEEEEE turnout of dedicated disc golfers /s

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Old 07-29-2019, 12:51 PM
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Johnnie's grand opening at Lake Superior View GC.

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Is Johnny in the photo? If so I'm guessing he's the fella holding the flag with the hat?
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Old 07-29-2019, 01:05 PM
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JJ is not in the picture. I’m assuming he is taking the picture.

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Old 08-02-2019, 06:28 AM
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Is Johnny in the photo? If so I'm guessing he's the fella holding the flag with the hat?
Those are the owners of LSV Donna and Dale, and of course the Highbridge whore herself holding the banner. I won't utter her name here but she's been referring to us as the Highbridge Hillbillies. I'll post a pic later of the 30 yard dumpster I filled with her and Johnnie's abandoned garbage piles, and all the birch trees she cut down to sell the boughs. Who's the hillbilly now Elly May?

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