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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.

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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.

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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.

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Prairie Center / SOUTHTOWN LIGHTS OUT SHOWDOWN
« 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.

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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...

http://www.kcchiefs.com/schedule/

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

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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.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!!!!

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Winter Leagues / Water Works Still on Tomorrow???
« on: December 08, 2005, 12:11:47 PM »
Ya...we got atleast 10" out here in Gardner...sure is nice having a snow day...even though it messes up things for a while.

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Winter Leagues / Water Works Still on Tomorrow???
« on: December 07, 2005, 02:39:06 PM »
Or are you going to let a little bit of snow cancel league???

I hear there is suppose to be 8" on the ground by morning.

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Winter Leagues / ice bowl
« on: December 05, 2005, 08:16:41 AM »
Last year it was the last weekend in January if memory serves me right.  There have been talks about getting things started up for it, so stay tuned for more info probably after the holidays have passed.

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Prairie Center / Brush Clearing Anyone???
« on: December 05, 2005, 08:13:26 AM »
Thanks to Tom and Adam for helping on Saturday.  We got a fairway mowed to were we are going to place the middle pin for 15 and we have 2 holes in the tree line started for the 2 longer placements on 12.  Hopefully we can play those tonight.

Also thanks to Deano for picking up a bunch of the brush we cleared out and hauling them off.  Still have a couple piles that need to go so if any one has a trailer or truck and wants to haul some limbs it would be greatly appreciated.

Olathe Parks and Rec has the hill dug out for the long tee box on 15 also, I'm not sure if we are going to have to pour that or if they are going to do it.

The new layout is still a work in progress but it has come a long way in just a couple of weeks, thanks to everyone that helped out in making it happen.

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Prairie Center / Brush Clearing Anyone???
« on: December 01, 2005, 10:57:15 AM »
I am going to try and stay for an hour or so after league Saturday morning and clear a path to the 12 long placement(Old 15 Long), shouldn't take too long at all to do, but with help it would go much faster.  I will also have a brush hog out to help clear the walk path to the 15 basket and possible clear out a new 15 long placement.

I'm not up for spending more than and hour or two working on this so the more help we can get the faster it will go.

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Prairie Center / Holes 12-16
« on: November 18, 2005, 10:33:11 AM »
Yes...

Holes 12-16 are completely reversed.

12 pad is next to the trail between the ball fieldsjust west of where it used to be shotting at the old 15 & the long 16 pin. (need to trim trees for the 15 deep placement.)

13 pad is on top of the ledge which was in the fairway for 15 shooting at the 14 placements. (probably try to move one of those)

14 pad is just north of old 14 pins shooting to the old 13 pins.

15 pad is on the bank of the pond shooting over the corner to a new placement..put in by Tom and myself Wed. evening.

16 pad is by the light pole at the back of the ball field shooting to just below the old 13 pad location about 10 ft south of the tree line...also put in Wed. evening.

Tom and I are planning on trying to mow and clean out some small trash weeds growing around the new 15 pin before league tomorrow morning...I can't wait to give it a shot.  Keep in mind also if you do play that the pins that are there now will most likely turn into the am placements with longer pins showing up in the very near future.

Big thanks goes out to Bob for spending all day Wed with Olathe parks and rec getting the pads moved and the signs pulled.

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Beginners / Lessons
« on: November 07, 2005, 11:00:55 AM »
Come out and play a Saturday mornings with us @ 11:00.  We usually play random doubles so it's a great way for new players to get into the sport and learn more about it.  Only $5 and there are several great players out to learn stuff from.

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Prairie Center / GLOW
« on: November 03, 2005, 07:16:04 AM »
Bob won it...I tried to pull a blind wolf to catch him on the next to last hole and ended up going OB so that pretty much ended it.

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Prairie Center / GLOW
« on: November 02, 2005, 04:03:46 PM »
We only had 7 guys show up, so everyone had plenty to eat.  The temp was perfect and pretty much no wind at all.

As far as Results, here they are if memory serves me right....

Brian & Dick = -9
Brad & Andy = -7
Jack & Carson = -3
Tom & Cali = -2

Tom can correct me if I'm wrong....

We had a blast, we set a jack-o-lantern that Tom made on top of the 18th basket which was pretty cool to shoot at.  Had a house with some cool noises playing all night also to add to the atmosphere.

Hopefully we can get a couple more people out this week since it isn't a holiday...looks like the weather will be pretty decent for the next couple weeks.

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