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Old 06-01-2009, 04:11 PM
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cedars of lebanon is a course not too far from my house. it is very old and needs some serious work. the signs at the tees are either unreadable or nonexistant. some of the baskets are bent and rusted. other than those things it is a very good course. i am trying to get the park to let me go out their and work on a little bit of it.

so i was wondering....

how could i go about repairing the baskets?... you know.... taking of rust and bending it back to normal.

and....

what is a cheap way to post signs at the beginning of each hole?
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:30 PM
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To remove the rust my suggestion is to use a wire wheel on a cordless drill (wear saftey glasses duh). I have no idea how rusted they are so it might be necessary to coat those baskets with some rust preventative. Por15would work nicely I think.
http://www.por15.com/SUPER-STARTER-K...ductinfo/SSKB/
As far as bending the baskets back to shape, perhaps channel locks and elbow grease.

Someone here suggested good sized rocks for an inexpensive tee-sign solution a while ago. I like that
idea a lot. Painted rocks should be very cheap for you to do.
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:59 PM
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To remove the rust my suggestion is to use a wire wheel on a cordless drill (wear safety glasses duh). I have no idea how rusted they are so it might be necessary to coat those baskets with some rust preventative. Por15would work nicely I think.
http://www.por15.com/SUPER-STARTER-K...ductinfo/SSKB/
As far as bending the baskets back to shape, perhaps channel locks and elbow grease.

Someone here suggested good sized rocks for an inexpensive tee-sign solution a while ago. I like that
idea a lot. Painted rocks should be very cheap for you to do.
Here are some examples from my home course. The course started out with stones with the numbers and distance painted on them.

I hope this gives you some ideas. As far as fixing a leaning basket, try getting a friend and using some muscle to bend them back. Also, see if the parks dept can do some mowing. This is a long shot, but you might want to contact the local news media, and see the they might want to do a story saying you are looking for volunteers and do a little Disc Golf promoting. The local news loves stories like that



Some of the stones went missing, or were broken, so before the tournament , someone did a little wood working, and made these replacement tee markers which I think are pretty cool:



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you could also laminate a paper with distance, hole number etc on it and staple to a stake.
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POR15 is good but is some damn evil stuff.

Also most baskets were originally galvanized so paint might not stick well.
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Naval jelly will take off the rust ... but you might not like what (if anything) is underneath

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If you don't expect the county to pony up with a cash contribution to the effort, why not just go ahead and do it? ("Better to ask forgiveness than to beg permission.")
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i don't know exactly what you mean by "cheap" but one thing you could do for markers is get some quikrete (you would have to dig), pour some concrete into them and just write the number and distance in the wet cement. that would deter stealing them and they would last a long time.
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i don't know exactly what you mean by "cheap" but one thing you could do for markers is get some quikrete (you would have to dig), pour some concrete into them and just write the number and distance in the wet cement. that would deter stealing them and they would last a long time.
the visibility factor is low though unless you're right on top of the hole.
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