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Old 09-05-2013, 09:23 PM
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Dave! Appreciate the input and insights. Was hoping that it might qualify for at least your average rating. Yeah number 8 is a bear. It was SO grand when I first surveyed and stepped it off. And when the city bush hog finally came, it just didn't do what I had hoped it would. Any chance you might be able to help me get a work party together to return the hillside to what I first saw and intended, thus maybe helping making it the destination course I had thought and still think that it might be?
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Yeah, get 8 squared away, along with some usual tweaks, and you'll see my rating grow. You got the standard, "new course rating that isn't a finished product rating." When are you thinking about tackling the rough on 8? I don't have many peeps in the area but I can pop in with some handtools, maybe a weedwacker.

I have a couple of questions: Is every light pole on holes 3 and 4 supposed to be mandos? Looked like the "M"'s were peeling off on a few. Is the mow line separating the ballfield's short grass and the standard park grass an OB line? Are you going to lop some limbs on hole 2 to improve the ceiling on that hole? As it is, you either need an absolute cannon or a driver to reach the basket from just about either tee. Just curious if that's by design or what.
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All the tees are in! I spent a long time helping haul cement in a wheelbarrow to set the third tee today. Thankfully, "Shaggy," and the entity known as "N," whom I don't recall helping at all, came by to make their mark and step and crap all over it. Thanks fellas.
I left after around 2 pm I think so it must have been done later. That's so lame. On the bright side, y'all did a really good job with those tees, nice and smooth. The only one that irks me is hole 13's long tee b/c it's sloped from left to right. The tees on 16 and 17 are a bit narrow for long legged x-steppers like me but I've played Cedarock, I can deal with it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:40 PM
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That tee wasn't even brushed until 4- it had to have been around 5-ish. I guess that was you I told about the wet tees then?

As for the clearing on 8, it's obviously gonna take quite a big crew. 1000 ft of thick brush 20-40 ft wide on a steep hill is going to be fun!
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:43 PM
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:12 PM
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Yep. I watched you throw an orange roller on 7, without much success, lol. I can't roll at all, so there you are. When I played last (Monday), most of the back 9 wasn't even poured yet, and I'm working all weekend, which is actually OK because it's gonna be crowded this weekend with soccer and softball games planned.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:26 PM
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Gate City and Oakhollow put out the word for help starting Saturday Morning. I'm sure Burlington DGC will follow suit also. Dunno what time yet as it's up to Buzz since he's in charge.
Hole 8 is mainly weed removal, as in tall thick thorny weeds so whatever tools you have thatll work.

Sucks about the tees getting written in. Been there many times. Not much you can do other than have someone babysit wet tees with a baseball bat in hand.
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Thanks for the hopeful input, Dave. Yes, I will be raising the ceiling on #2. I only had short clippers when we cleared the fairway and now have a set of long loppers. Will also be trimming a couple more branches around 3's green and 18's early fairway. Yeah, all of the light poles on 3 and 4 are mando right and the mow line on 3 is OB, as they are on 8, 13 and 14. It was just easier to say "all light poles", rather than "all light poles, except..." Originally, I didn't use the center field light pole, using the scoreboard, but didn't get the 1000'+ distance I wanted doing that.
I'm looking and hoping to get out to the course Saturday about nine or just after. Any help that can be offered will be SO appreciated! It's a lot of work for one old man with a couple of simple hand tools, but not so much for a group of guys with hand and power tools. Contact me at spcdiscgolf@gmail, or call me at 290-3361.
As for the tees being written on, one of the work crew guys says he knows how to get it off. Guess we should've put up some wet cement signs, though I doubt that that would have helped. I like your baseball bat idea. I do appreciate the compliment, Drew, but I'm barely in charge of my own life I'm so hoping to hand off the 'in charge' reins to younger, stronger, more capable players than I.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:50 PM
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Yep. I watched you throw an orange roller on 7, without much success, lol. I can't roll at all, so there you are. When I played last (Monday), most of the back 9 wasn't even poured yet, and I'm working all weekend, which is actually OK because it's gonna be crowded this weekend with soccer and softball games planned.
Yeah, I rarely play courses that allow the opportunity to throw a roller so I was dicking around out there. I do a lot of that. I enjoyed the short tees, had a couple of nice ace runs and there's still plenty of length on a lot of those holes.

I'll truck out there tomorrow sometime with some trimmers and put in some man-hours on 8's bank (I'll leave the right side of the fairway alone since I'm not sure if that's off limits or not). I'm curious to see how the course looks when it's busy with other park goers.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:08 PM
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That bank is going to take some doing. Option A) Wait til winter and trample that stuff away when it's dead. Option B) Trim out some landing zones (still wouldn't be particularly inviting to play). Option C) test the limits of a cheap push mower aka the 1978 method.

Buzz opened up hole 2 today, it's a playable fairway now. Slowly but surely, this is will be a worthwhile course. The more I play hole 3, the more I kind of like it. I'm just not sure about that last mando. It's such a bottleneck and trying to pass it whilst staying in bounds will put most golfers out of their comfort zones, I actually think it might be safer to nix that mando.
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I had no problem at all with 2. And I agree with the last mando on 3. In fact, I feel like the second is no good as well. With such a tight fairway, that 2nd one is just a pain. Landed behind it the other day and it left me with a really low probability second drive attempt that required absolute perfection to both avoid the walkers on the right and stay in bounds on the left. And I'm not even sure the protocol if I go OB on the left AND fail to hit that last mando. Par 5 isn't gonna help you much if you miss that shot because when you're already dropping to get back in bounds and are forced to throw backwards to go around the mando. I can par it, I have parred it, but it's way too easy to triple bogey that hole.
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Your last sentence says it all, Jason...that's the challenge of the hole.
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