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Old 10-28-2013, 07:02 PM
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Do yourself a favor and see if you can talk to someone from vegas. specifically sunset park, in vegas. or someone who has been there and played that course. theres been some attempts to fix their tee pads from being too slick, the repairs made it worse than before....... some of the tee pads anyways.....
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:16 PM
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It would help to have pics but possibly you can also use one of these too. It's cheap and no power tools.



Not nearly as much material removed as grinding but way more elbow. Try it like this. Find a tee kinda out of the way(un seen) slow your step and look for the pivot spot. Rub the brick circular motion for a couple square feet in that area only. Use a small wisk broom or similar to get the loose dust off and give it a try. Repeat till happy.

Maybe do a pad or two on casual round days. And if you get busted explain the knee thing. It'll be a lot easier to explain a using brick over a generator and grinder. And if they're still angry, throw the brick at em and run. As an added bonus it's sort of a Miyagi style exercise to strengthen your throwing arm. "Right a circle, left a circle, wax on...."

Oh and I second the topping mixtures being a bad idea. The prep is seldom done correctly and even when it is it's a crap shoot on whether it'll hold up. Quickcrete/Sackcrete products are for fence/deck posts. Forget all other uses. Pouring real concrete over them will raise the pad at least 4". Tearing out and replacing is $$$$. Bricks are cheap. Even cheaper if you shop around.

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Old 10-29-2013, 01:07 AM
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If it was newer stuff, a carborundum brick would be what I would suggest. Old stuff would be pretty tough. It would kill me, for sure.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:14 PM
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Here's a pic I snapped today:

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^^^That shizz was never finished! You finish it first; then broom it to give a bit of rough texture. WTF?
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Do yourself a favor and see if you can talk to someone from vegas. specifically sunset park, in vegas. or someone who has been there and played that course. theres been some attempts to fix their tee pads from being too slick, the repairs made it worse than before....... some of the tee pads anyways.....
Seriously. I almost did a 360 on the tee of 1 when I played there last month.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:59 PM
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Wow... just wow.
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Holy crap...here I'm thinking super rough broom...and there is no finish. No amount of grinding will make that look better. Gawd...the crap some people put down and call good.

Only way to fix that is top it, and not with the overlay crap either. The real deal concrete and put a finish on it. You can do a 2" overlay with regular 3000psi concrete with either a 3/8" pea gravel or grade 5 rock...something around 3/8" or smaller. Add a layer of 10ga 6x6 mesh in it as well. That "surface", and I use that term reluctantly, would have to be pressure washed, and a bonding agent applied.

You could also go over it with a 3 1/2"-4" regular concrete mix with much the same prep and same mesh....you just don't need the small rock...and could get away without the bonding agent by drilling in some 3/8" rebar dowels into the surface and bending them over to give the concrete something to grab onto. I'd do that every 2 to 3 feet each direction. That would hold that puppy together.

No doubt, you have a mess that is going to take a lot of work to fix. The above is how I'd recommend to my customers how to fix it. There may be other ways, but IMO, either of these ways would give you the best product.
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I'll probably just inform the parks & rec about how unfinished their tees are and just copy your post verbatim, Bultx1215. I always thought there was something wrong about those tees but having no concrete knowledge I just shrugged it off.

Thanks guys, huge help as always.
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what the hell




Your course doesn't have tees bro. Those are hazards. Use the grass beside it.
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