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Title: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: lsdiscs on November 11, 2009, 02:20:36 PM
I recently went to check the progress at Lake Perry and took some pics.  The pads are poured, and they have done a LOT of clearing on their own out there.  Put it this way... we were able to throw 2/3 of the holes which was unthinkable this summer.  They have the mach 3 powder coated baskets with flags in and ready to be set when things get complete!  We will be scheduling several more work days out there over the fall/winter and hope to have the course ready for a spring tournament.  If anyone is interested in helping with these I will be posting more info on this thread about them, but you may also contact me.  We be opening the course the weekend of the tournament (whenever it is ready).  No baskets will be set until everything is complete and ready to go.   I am waiting on a map from the ranger out there so I can post it and people can navigate their way around the course to check it out.  Here are the pics I took while out there.....

http://s674.photobucket.com/albums/vv101/lsdiscs/Lake%20Perry%20Course/

Let me know what you think!

Bren
lsdiscs@sbcglobal.net

(http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv101/lsdiscs/Lake%20Perry%20Course/DSC03856.jpg)

(http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv101/lsdiscs/Lake%20Perry%20Course/DSC03857.jpg)

Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: Ash on November 11, 2009, 02:41:30 PM
That should be a sweet course in no time.
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: sirbronco on November 11, 2009, 02:48:49 PM
I am liking what I am seeing.  Nice pics!
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: kcRhyno on November 11, 2009, 09:05:47 PM
where exactly is Lake Perry?
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: sirbronco on November 11, 2009, 09:09:17 PM
I believe that it is northeast of Topeka.
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: lsdiscs on November 11, 2009, 10:54:17 PM
That's correct.  It is in Longview Park on the NE corner of Lake Perry.
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: David E on November 12, 2009, 09:37:40 AM
That's correct.  It is in Longview Park on the NE corner of Lake Perry.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=lake+perry,+ks&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.86791,67.763672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Perry+Lake&t=h&z=12
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: tallguy007kc on November 12, 2009, 09:45:48 AM
That's correct.  It is in Longview Park on the NE corner of Lake Perry.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=lake+perry,+ks&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.86791,67.763672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Perry+Lake&t=h&z=12

Actually, you posted Perry, AR......lol.....thought it looked kinda off, when I saw I40 to the north....below is the actual link.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=lake+perry,+ks&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.86791,67.763672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Perry+Lake&t=h&z=12
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: Fish on November 12, 2009, 10:46:10 AM
LOL....  Google Maps hates Lake Perry....  it must not really exist....
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: lsdiscs on December 03, 2009, 12:18:56 PM
We have a work days coming up for the Perry Disc Golf course the following dates....

This Saturday Dec 5th 10am
Jan. 9th 10am
Feb 6th 10am

Of course these are all weather permitting.  Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.  Looks like we shoud be able to get this course up and running by this spring if all goes well.  The corps already has all the equipment (baskets, benches, signs, trash cans, etc...) we just need to prep everything.  Hoping to have an early spring tourney as a course opening.  Will post dates as I know more. 

Please contact me if you are available for any of these work days
785-608-8688
Thanks
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: lsdiscs on December 10, 2009, 03:52:39 PM
Been meaning to post this for awhile now but haven't had time.  I met with the park ranger at perry last friday and thought we would walk through the entire course and get hole placements finalized.  Well, he ended up getting the sleeves and go ahead to do 3 placements per hole so we only got through the front nine.  He showed me the baskets (mach 3 powder coated), benches (16 of them) like the ones at lees summit, trash cans, tee signs, culverts for the ditches, bridges that have been built, and the planks for the bridges that haven't been built.  I know I've already said this, but they aren't sparing any expense on this thing which is AWESOME.  The equipment is there to be installed the instant everything is complete and ready.

Originally, I was planning on getting the entire front side cleared for the main placements.... well... adding the additional placements slowed things down, but with good reason.  We got the first 5 holes completely cleared and ready for pins to be set.  Should easily be able to get the front nine completed with our next work day on the 19th.  We can then focus on the backside which will take a couple more work days.  After the majority of the work is done, we will be looking for individuals to adopt holes (their names will be on the tee sign on that hole). 

For a non disc golfer, Kyle, the ranger out there in charge of this has extreme desire to get this thing not just done... but done RIGHT!  He is trying to get the go ahead for putting in an asphalt parking lot (which 80000X better than we have at lake shawnee!), bathroom by the parking lot, and split rail fence along holes 17 and 18 and around the parking lot.  So far he has gotten eveything that he has requested so my hopes are high.

We are looking at getting the middle poles of the basket and poles for placements powder coated neon aroange or yellow.  If anyone has any connections that might be able to do this in a high quality fashion at a reasonable price, please let me know. 

As far as the course, it can be set up as a par 54 in all short placements, or in all long placements could play up to a  par 67.  Not just a bunch of long holes.... very technical. All holes will have the capability of playing a par 3 and most have the capability of playing a par 4 and even par 5.  When this course is completely done, it will no doubt be one of the very best courses throughout the midwest and be a wonderful pro style course.  I will post more pictures of the equipment the guy showed me in the photobucket page linked above. 
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: Dan Weinert on December 14, 2009, 03:10:12 PM
This all sounds awesome...I got the Smithville folk keeping an eye on this...told them we got to try to top what our neighbors in Kansas are doing.

Great luck getting this buttoned up...can't wait to come help and or play some day soon!

Dan
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: lsdiscs on December 15, 2009, 04:31:28 PM
Weather permitting we have another work day scheduled for this saturday the 19th.  We are going to be meeting at Longview Park at perry around 10am to start work.  We should be able to finish (within 90%) the clearing for 3 placements on each hole for the entire front side and maybe even move one to the back side.  If you are interested in helping out, or just want to come take a loot at the course give me a call

Bren 785-608-8688

During our last work day, we determined that we would get every hole within 90-95% cleared and have people adopt holes to finish the clearing and continued maintenance 1-2 times a year.  You would get your name on that tee sign for the hole.  If you are interested let me know.
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: Dan Weinert on January 11, 2010, 10:11:06 PM
Webcoat Products- Was that where the trash cans and possibly benches came from?

Dan
816-812-6265
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: coops on March 21, 2010, 04:48:51 PM
Any updates on this? Been a while since anything has been posted about whether it is nearing completion, open for play or if there are any other work days planned thus far. I'm looking forward to a sweet course like this that is reasonably close to Lawrence so I don't have to go to KC or Topeka all the time to play quality courses.
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: Ranger KB on March 24, 2010, 08:09:13 AM
As of right now it is still under construction.  The wet weather has put a damper on some of our workdays this winter.   The vast majority of the clearing is complete.  However, the parking area is still under construction, along with some bridges, low water crossings, pin placements, etc.  If anyone would like to volunteer to help out please feel free to contact me and I can discuss the project more in detail.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Perry Lake Project
Ranger Broockerd
785-597-5144
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: coops on August 24, 2010, 04:27:16 PM
How's the course doing? Any work being done or needed to be done? Work days planned?
I'm excited to get to play it and have some free time coming up and could definitely help out
if there needs to be something done.
Also, just found out my uncle's tree clearing company helped with some part of the work
out there. Small world.
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: Ranger KB on September 21, 2010, 08:22:38 AM
There is still some work to be done on this course before we can get it open.  We are going to have some workdays this fall and winter with the goal being to open it next spring. Hopefully the weather is a little kinder this year, with less snow to contend with.  If anyone would like some more information or would like to help out, please feel free to call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Perry Project office at 785-597-5144. 
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: bbman on January 15, 2011, 12:35:30 PM
What is the status of this project and what work days are comming up???
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: Dan Weinert on January 15, 2011, 01:06:45 PM
Still need some basic work done and alot more help. They had some land that freakishly flooded and that is being dealt with.

I'll call the Ranger on Monday and see what's the very latest.

Dan Weinert
816-812-6265
Title: Re: Lake Perry Course Pics Update
Post by: jsun3thousand on January 15, 2011, 04:53:36 PM
where is the workday info being posted? on the kdga forum, one of the ls guys said  that only three people showed up to the last one. is there a central location or is it just by word-of-mouth. i know a few guys from lawrence that would probably help, but we need to know when.