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General Banter / 1/3/06 EC Meeting
« on: January 12, 2006, 08:11:07 AM »
I understand having to order 250, and I don't see that being a problem.  Lights cost $2 at league and people buy those like crazy, why not offer club memebers a tag for $1 then sell them at tournaments for $5 like you said.  I bet they would be gone in a couple months...if that.

Prairie Center / Course Condition and Projects
« on: January 12, 2006, 08:04:12 AM »
That placement which you speak of will eventually be the long placement, there is still talks going around about putting one approx. where the old 13 tee pad was or else going further west closer to the pond but still on the back side of the trees with a placement.  There are several people that like the placement it is in now, including myself.  It adds skill to your shot and the thorns are kind of your punishment for throwing a crappy shot...haha

Eventually that will all be cleaned up, but like Bob mentioned the Olathe P&R like to keep a tight hold on things out there.  I can't blame them either, not much land there and houses are growing closer and closer all the time.  When spring hits and P&R can get their big dog mowers out there I think we'll see a dramatic improvement after a couple mows.

General Banter / 1/3/06 EC Meeting
« on: January 12, 2006, 07:56:12 AM »
$0.85 each???  That is dirt cheap...or is that without engraving?

If that is ready to use then that is really cheap, I'd buy 20 myself just to get the thing going, and pass them out to anyone who played league.

General Banter / 1/3/06 EC Meeting
« on: January 11, 2006, 03:01:02 PM »
I think bag tags should be included in part of the club membership package....even if we have to tack on $5 more per membership or something.  That way you don't have some people with them and some without, atleast any one who paid thier dues to the club would have one.  That would also be a way of making sure too many people at leagues aren't saying they are a club member when they actually aren't, they would have a tag on thier bag to prove it....

Just an idea....but I think the bag tag idea sounds great....maybe we could get something going for new members and existing members could either purchase one now or just get it when they renew.

General Banter / ACE LIST
« on: January 11, 2006, 02:55:37 PM »
Sean Elliot??  I'm pretty sure that is who it was, cuz we are pretty good friends.  That was his first one also.

General Banter / ACE LIST
« on: January 11, 2006, 12:47:53 PM »
That is wht I was trying to avoid, I have all the league sheets from this past year and there is a ton of stuff to sift through and try to find names.  Also trying to go through all the discussion threads trying to find aces takes a ton of time.  Not to mention some of the handwriting/chicken scratching on the league sheets looks like it was done with a hammer and chisel.... :lol:

General Banter / ACE LIST
« on: January 11, 2006, 11:31:18 AM »
That is what it started out being but if you want to brag or make up a story about hitting one all by yourself...that's fine also...haha..joking

I suppose we should keep it to League Hits only, or if it was in a tourney.

General Banter / ACE LIST
« on: January 11, 2006, 10:54:58 AM »
Alright all you with good memories, we are trying to compile a list of all the Aces hit for 2005.  If you hit one or more please list them here so we can publish them in the Newsletter.
If possible can you put the course, hole #, disc used, and if you want how much cash you won.


Prairie Center / Course Condition and Projects
« on: January 10, 2006, 06:14:56 PM »
I don't think that pin covers or anything like that are necessary.  I'm just looking for a couple more bent pins to make up for the holes that do not have them, which may by 2 or could be 8???  Then a common locking system with one key, I'll be chekcing more into this the next couple days but I think $600 is way too much....might as well stick with the big "O" ring of keys if it costs that much.

Prairie Center / Course Condition and Projects
« on: January 10, 2006, 03:42:37 PM »
Actually some of them are trailer locks and some are bent pins with master locks.  Basically a big cluster of everything....I do think there are enough bent pins to make it all 18 we would just need new locks...possibly a handful of new bent pins.

And yes it's a huge PITA when you try to change baskets, especially when some holes have up to 3 keys, one for each pin placement....

This is definately one thing that needs to be on top of the wish list.

Prairie Center / Course Condition and Projects
« on: January 10, 2006, 02:29:54 PM »
One other thing Bob has mentioned is getting a universal locking system for all the baskets.  Basically one key and 18 locks....if anyone out there is a locksmith or knows one can we get some prices and or atleast an idea of what this will take.

Prairie Center / Course Condition and Projects
« on: January 10, 2006, 09:06:13 AM »
Tons of work has taken place on the Prairie over the last couple months but there are still several things that can keep improving the course out there, hopefully we can get some of these items finished before the Big "O" in August.

Be sure to check with Bob or get in touch with me and I will talk with Bob before doing too many major items as the P&R of Olathe can be touchy at times.

Course Sign - I fixed the hinge last night but I did not have a new latch with me to put on so it is still held closed with screws.  I hope to get the fixed this weekend.  Either way Ice Bowl flyers are up in it now also so hopefully people check it out.  Tom and I discussed a new course map and hopefully we can get that in there by this spring.

Hole #1 - Erosion around the backside of the pad is getting worse every year, just some dirt or mulch would help out.

Hole #2 - The new long tee box is a hit with everyone from what I hear, but it also needs some mulch, grass seed or a couple hay bails to cover the mud till we can get grass established this spring.

Hole #3 - Good Condition

Hole #4 - Good Condition

Hole #5 - Some Erosion is taking place around the tee pad but nothing too major yet.

Hole #6 - P&R put some mulch in front of the short tee pad but it wouldn't hurt to get more and seed in the spring.

Hole #7 - Good Condition

Hole #8 - Erosion around the tee pad and the long pad will be practically unusable in when leaves get on so possibly trimming back some branches would help.  The long tee doesn't get used as much as I think it should, maybe the possibility of relocating it could be looked at.

Hole #9 - Good Condition, but possibly a new pin location or longer tee pad would help with "The Birdie Hole" of the park.  Pretty easy shot for almost anyone.

Hole #10 - Good Condition, possibly another longer pin placement to the east of the long placement now.

Hole #11 - Good Condition, this would be the first hole I would add a longer placement to, there are several great locations closer to the street or towards 10's pad, possibly across the street adding an OB to the hole.

NEW Hole #12 - Alley ways Tom and I cut in the trees for the long placements are getting trompt down nicely and spring leaves should bring back some more skill to these shots.  Bob also starting clearing out the location for the new long placement below were old 16 tee pad was.  This will be a great shot once in place due to the ball field being OB.

NEW Hole #13 - Needs a long placement clear in the corner about 5 to 10 feet off the OB lines on each side would add diffaculty to this shot, not to mention the 2 trees P&R planted by the box that will create a very small alley once they get a couple years on them.

NEW hole #14 - Great shot, but getting a placement closer to the water or possibly in the corner of the dam would make it better.  Last I heard Bob was still trying to get P&R to let us clean up the whole dam and use it for this hole.

NEW #15 - The long tee pad has been leveled out by P&R just need to get it poured and backfilled.  Also there has been a ton of talk about putting another pad in to the west further making the over the water shot twice as far, but this will need some careful planning due to the tree line on the opposite side of the pond.  Hopefully in the spring P&R will mow a larger area around the pins to make for a bigger fairway.  This hole has a ton of potential, just needs more work.

NEW #16 - New pin placements are still be pondered for this hole, hopefully we will decide on one soon.  Still need some brus clearing on the left of the fairway for the short placement as to make the fairway more player friendly.

Hole #17 - Good Condition

Hole #18 - Good Condition, I like the idea of playing this to the island for tourneys but it would probably make it a par 4 if we did.

Thanks goes out to all the people who helped make this transition of the new holes go smoothly.  I'll be excited to see how these holes shape up when the P&R mowers can get in there and smooth fairways up more also.  Either way the pond area looks so much nicer all cleaned up and usable now, hopefully when its finished it won't be the trash collector it has been up till this year.

« on: January 05, 2006, 10:11:32 AM »
Tonight (Thurs) 6:00 on the Prairie.....Quarter skins per hole and $1 per person for entire round.

Tournaments / Back it out, roll it down-under
« on: December 29, 2005, 11:58:56 AM »
Chiefs play on Sunday...or that is what my ticket says anyway...

Obviously if this tourney is going on the Downunder league won't be happening.

Prairie Center / Thursday Throwdown
« on: December 21, 2005, 02:17:43 PM »
We will be playing a glow round tomorrow evening about 5:30 or 6:00 at Prairie Center.

Not sure if money will be involved or just pride, but either way we usually get some beer drank and some fun had.


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