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Title: Course Installation
Post by: KCSouthpaw on November 10, 2009, 06:27:16 AM
Theiss, How did the anchor sleeve installation go last week?  I have not noticed this design on other courses, but the concept seems to have much practicality, as long as they are protected from the mowing crew.

Regarding the status on the baskets, has there been a decision on the type of basket, and is there a date for the baskets to hit the ground?  This is a work day that I am looking forward to...   ;D

Planning on heading to the course sometime this week to check out the bridge by 16 and 17.  If they did as good of a job on the bridge, as they did on the footings, I'm sure it does look first class!





Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: john theiss on November 10, 2009, 09:58:46 AM
All anchor sleeves have been installed.  I have not seen this before on a course, but it is a nice concept. 

I was out there last Tuesday afternoon and they had a crew out there working. The bridge between 16/17 looks fantastic.   I would imagine that the second bridge would be finished by mid week. They are also building some smaller walking bridges and the forms were set and poured last week.   All the dirt work around the pads has been finished and been seeded.  The tractor should be in this week dropping seed throughout the course.

The baskets are Mach V's powder coated with Orange Blaze.  They are going to pop in the woods like DU's baskets.  They were in the shop when i was there last week and have not been assembled yet.  It is Roscoe's goal getting the course open by the Fall so we will see. 
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: Ghostrider on November 10, 2009, 11:48:59 AM
I had a job over by the HS so I thought I'd see where the course was going.  Found it and it looks like it's going to be awesome.  It looked like tee pads were already in place.  Looks like it may be a mix of Yates and DU, am I right in that thinking?

Doing a great job, I'll try and be there whenever the next workday is.

Kent
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: john theiss on November 10, 2009, 04:19:02 PM
Tee pads were in months ago.  Most of the time you want to wait awhile on a new course and see how the course plays before you starting pouring pads.  However, Young park is land locked so not as many options.  You know that a whole has to be here or there and the same goes with the tees.  They are some of the nicer tees  in KC.  They are 15x 5 (3 feet longer than some others courses)and there are two tee pads on 17 holes.  The short ones are very short but that is great for families,beginners and casuals. 

john
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: bbman on November 21, 2009, 03:16:37 PM
Walked every hole out there today and this is going to be a one of a kind course in KC. Everything looks great out there. Pads are huge, bridges are really nice. The second lake or drainage retention looks really good as well.

I cant wait till it's finally open.

Keep up the good work John. Also let me know if your going to have another work day soon.

Brad
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: john theiss on November 21, 2009, 06:33:49 PM
what are you doing walking and not playing on a wonderful day like today?   I got the pleasure of playing 2 and 1/2 rounds today-p hill, yates, and legacy.  you are right, Young park is looking good and it is definately different for KC.

and how about Legacy?  It was looking real good.   Get out there and  play it folks!  It is all mowed down and some minor tree work has been done. 
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: bbman on November 21, 2009, 09:09:57 PM
Have the boy all weekend and he's not a big player yet!!!! So we decided to check it out. We did play at Lucy Franklin today. I guess 9 short holes is better than none.
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: Eric on February 10, 2010, 07:22:38 PM
Is there a date set for baskets going in here???
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: john theiss on February 11, 2010, 10:46:30 AM
Good question.  I have not been told an exact date but baskets will be before May 22-23..  The parks dept never got the seed down before the winter which was a mistake.  It needs to be seeded still and if we have a wet spring it could get really messy.  I am recommending that they do not open it up untill mid May.  We are going to have a tourney May 22nd or 23rd.  I would like to see some grass taking hold before they open it up.  There was a great deal of dirt work out there and erosion could quickly become an issue.  Who wants to play in a big old muddy mess?
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: jbriz on April 29, 2010, 08:47:44 PM
Just spent 4 hours at wyp with John working on some clearing of ground cover and tree work. This course is going to be awesome.
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: hyzerponix on April 29, 2010, 09:35:08 PM
I tried, but John doesn't trust me alone with a sprayer apparently... :D

Can't wait to see this course, hopefully I can lend a hand with the work before the inaugural tourney...
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: john theiss on April 30, 2010, 09:31:00 AM
The course will look great in three weeks.  When folks come out, they must remember that this land was the most nasty rough land imaginable. Look at some of the areas between the holes, and that is what this land used to look like.  We are working hard on getting the course ready for the event.  i have put in 20 hours this week and with all the help we are looking at over 120 hours of volunteer service this week alone.  The parks dept has been very proactive and is supporting our spraying work.  The grass is growing rapidly and in some places it looks like a soft velvety golf course.  Other areas are still rough in spots, but the seed is coming in strong.  We have 20+ days to the opening weekend, and with the rain and warm weather, the deep seeded grass will explode and be covering nicely.  Give the parks and rec a couple and years and this park will look top notch.  Mowing will not be a future  issue.  The parks dept is on top of the mowing. 
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: jack on April 30, 2010, 10:26:51 AM
Great work John!
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: john theiss on April 30, 2010, 11:38:08 AM
I want to thank all those folks that came out for the first wave of work this week. 

The first wave was Kent Turpin, Matt Hayes and his buddy James, and Brad Berve-spraying
Wave two was Bryan Harrelson, Drew Neitzel, and John Friend and his posse from William Yates-spraying
Wave three Jamie Brizendine for pole saw work and vine removal/poison application.

I am hoping to put together a couple more waves next week. We are systematically hitting the park for round two of spraying.

The last couple weeks before the event i will be spot spraying and minor tree work.  If you are interested in coming out and helping private message me. 

Thanks to everyone this past week. 
John
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: will on May 04, 2010, 11:31:57 AM
if anyone can or would help, we will be out at young park again tonight, TONIGHT the 4th, spraying ivy.  please come if you can, the tourney is less than three weeks away and there is plenty of tree line.

bring a sprayer if you have it.  10 bucks at home depot if you don't have it.  Mike Keizer now's your chance.


it will give you a great chance to see all the work that's been done.  you won't be sorry.
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: john theiss on May 04, 2010, 12:06:32 PM
Please come on out and help. The parks dept is behind us in our efforts.   We are making great progress.  The park looks amazing.  the fairways are clear of ivy because they tilled up the soil.  However, off the fairways we are waging war and making tremendous progress.  The fairways are growing very nicely, we just want to make sure that when you shank one, you land in safe area.  there will be plenty of shanks and plinko ricochets to be had, so help yourself out now by cleaning up the park.  I got plenty of chemicals folks, i just need more bodies to help.  the ivy will not  go away by itself.  it will only get stronger as the warm weather approaches.  We got the good chemicals to apply, we just need more applications, especially from those of you living in EJC.  This week we are doing our second round of spraying the park.  if we missed you last week, please come out this week.  if you can't make it out this week, i will be working next week for round three of application.  if you can't make next week, i will be out the week of the tournament getting it ready.  After the tournament i am considering retiring.   ;D
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: jbriz on May 04, 2010, 01:52:22 PM
Count me in for Thursday again. I am HIGHLY allergic and even after running the pole saw, not one single spot on me. Rally disc golfers, as a collective its time to repay the ivy for many itchy days. 
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: hyzerponix on May 04, 2010, 01:56:25 PM
if anyone can or would help, we will be out at young park again tonight, TONIGHT the 4th, spraying ivy.  please come if you can, the tourney is less than three weeks away and there is plenty of tree line.

bring a sprayer if you have it.  10 bucks at home depot if you don't have it.  Mike Keizer now's your chance.


it will give you a great chance to see all the work that's been done.  you won't be sorry.

Alright, I'll be there. Perhaps we can get a group buy on some Tec-Nu...
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: will on May 04, 2010, 02:10:35 PM
there will be plenty of shanks and plinko ricochets to be had


there is no doubt.  there are some tight shots out there. 
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: Bill the TD on May 04, 2010, 02:27:09 PM
What time are you all going to be out there?
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: will on May 04, 2010, 02:46:51 PM
john said he's there at 4:30, i work until 5 at the pit of sheol that is college and metcalf and won't be there until 6.
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: The Can tankerous A.N.G on May 04, 2010, 09:00:28 PM
JBriz sent me some pics of the holes, and wow! Thanks so much and so looking forward to throwing (and helping) out there.
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: john theiss on May 05, 2010, 09:00:49 AM
When do you want to help?  i might be back out tonight.  Are you good with power tools?   ;D


Also, thanks to  Eric Minton, Will Love, Mike Keizer, and Bill Shinoski who came out yesterday and brings the total to 155 hours of volunteer   service.  This is just in the last two weeks.  We hit one area heavily (that i missed on Round One) and then spot sprayed on the holes that were hit last week in round one.  Even after focusing a great deal of time in one area yesterday, we still got four to five holes sprayed.  The areas that were sprayed from Round One are improving greatly and it is becoming more difficult to locate ivy.  We got some really good chemicals from the P&R.   

John
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: Eric on May 06, 2010, 07:04:03 AM
Cant wait for this course to open!!!! Number one it is very close to my home. Number two it looks like it will be very technical course and very fun.
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: hyzerponix on May 06, 2010, 07:09:54 AM
Cant wait for this course to open!!!! Number one it is very close to my home. Number two it looks like it will be very technical course and very fun.

It's reminded me of the wooded holes at Yates, but like x 1000! ;D
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: GOT D??? do u on May 06, 2010, 10:38:53 AM
i HOPE this is not another YATES ::)... we have enough KIDDIE COURSES!!! good luck with the grass cuz its to soon for foot traffic... ill be checking it out soon since its a block from my sisters house n perfect for the KIDS...
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: hyzerponix on May 06, 2010, 10:54:32 AM
i HOPE this is not another YATES ::)... we have enough KIDDIE COURSES!!! good luck with the grass cuz its to soon for foot traffic... ill be checking it out soon since its a block from my sisters house n perfect for the KIDS...

It's a wooded course with grassy fairways-- that's why it reminds me of the wooded holes at Yates. However, that's where the similarities end. If you think Young Park is anything near as small as Yates you've got another think coming. I would guess the holes are on average much longer than Down Under, more like the length of the short pins at Swope, but that doesn't play so easily when the course is wooded and you don't have an open fairway to bomb. All I know Caleb is if you go there and try to drive those fairways 100% with a grunt, those trees are gonna break one off in yo ass! ;D
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: GOT D??? do u on May 06, 2010, 11:04:32 AM
oh so were talking drones meteors n buzzez then huh ??? i havent checked it out yet so im holding out hope n my BREATH... but if its short like Swopes short pins ill just take the trees outta play n go OVER them!!!
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: john theiss on May 06, 2010, 12:07:59 PM
Caleb, play in the tournament and we will see how you shoot.  this is no walk in the park.  Not too many over the top shots.  Any course in town is bettter than no course in my opinion, whether kiddie course or not. Go play yates long pads and see if you shoot -10.   Then you can call it a kiddie course. ;D
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: will on May 06, 2010, 12:59:57 PM
Caleb, play in the tournament and we will see how you shoot.


just throw it as hard as you can.  you'll be fine.

use a destroyer or something.
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: john theiss on May 06, 2010, 01:40:09 PM
Last night we had five more folks out working.  Thanks so much to Eric Minton, Bryan Harrelson, John Friend and his buds Jason and Jamie.

Great work guys.  It is nice to see folks coming out and helping.  Thanks for giving back.

We are up to 175 hours of spraying.  The course will be ready.  The grass will be ready.   Who is ready to play?
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: Eric on May 06, 2010, 09:51:06 PM
Let me know what day or days you need help next week john. I will be glad to lend a hand. Thanks for all your hard work on this course.
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: dclabe on May 07, 2010, 08:40:12 AM
I'm looking forward to playing this course with the pins in...can't wait for the "Grand Opening" on May 22...
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: KCSouthpaw on May 07, 2010, 01:51:02 PM
I second Flickdaddy....Thanks John!
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: phisherman_77 on May 07, 2010, 01:55:41 PM
Everyone that hasn't seen the course yet, you're in for a treat.  Long, short, open, technical, risk, reward, this course has it all.
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: will on May 07, 2010, 03:10:06 PM
sign up for the eastern front palmer! 


i just did John.  can't wait to see it played.
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: john theiss on May 10, 2010, 12:09:54 PM
With spotty weather this week, i think that we will be working tomorrow.  We have sprayed the entire course two times.  I would like to get one more heavy spray for round three this week. 

Tuesday, May 11 at 4:30 at Young Park.  If it is too muddy tomorrow, i will cancel and post it here.  We will spray later in the week if we can't get out tomorrow.

Come on out and give us a hand.

Thanks,
John
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: will on May 10, 2010, 12:23:26 PM
john i have to work until 8 or so tomorrow.  sorry to miss out. 
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: Eric on May 10, 2010, 05:26:53 PM
I will be there around my usual time.
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: john theiss on May 18, 2010, 12:47:08 PM
we will be out working again tongiht around 5.  bring a weed eater/wacker or show up and you can pull debris.  course is looking good.   
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: Eric on May 20, 2010, 07:06:53 AM
John and I tredged through the rain last night to put some finishing touches on a few holes.  Course is looking good.
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: phisherman_77 on May 20, 2010, 07:53:50 AM
Thanks for all your hard work gentlemen.  This course is going to be a gem!
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: john theiss on May 20, 2010, 09:29:34 AM
I wanted to thank all those folks that have given back and volunteered at Young Park.  Who wouldn't rather play on a beautiful spring day, but so many of you decided to give back unselfishly and keep your discs in your car.  Everybody has got reasons not to show, but so many of you still came out (no matter how busy) and volunteered.  We had folks volunteering from Kansas or as close as Indep.  We are going to have a celebration round on Friday at 6:00pm and I would like to pay all you volunteers back with adult beverages or just a fun round of mob golf.  There will be an abundance of adult beverages provided for all your hard work, if you choose so. 

john
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: lucky4ever247 on May 20, 2010, 10:04:34 AM
Sound a bit like beer league to me.
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: Bill the TD on May 20, 2010, 11:33:37 AM
John, Bill Shinoski hee and I registered with Rick down at DGW earlier in the month. I am on the list for rec?
Title: Re: Course Installation
Post by: dickthediscparker on May 20, 2010, 11:50:49 AM
DOH It's double points night at legacy. :(  Wish I could come.