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General Banter / Re: Blue Springs Young Park
« on: April 03, 2009, 10:59:49 AM »
Here is the latest report on Blue Springs-
Deforester machine will be kept for one more week April 6-9

-Everything else is considering we have ideal weather conditions for a skid steer to be able to get into the park.  They do not have a skid with tracks so work will halt if it is rainy.
-The timeline that i have discussed with the parks and rec is to have the tee pads being dug out  April    13-17
-BSSHS Votech students will hopefully be on site working on forming pads by April 14th.  This will give them a month to form the pads and pour them. 
-NEXT WEEKEND or NEXT FRIDAY(EASTER WEEKEND) I will be marking pad locations.  If you are interested in coming out please do so.  Feel free to contact me at 739 9361 if you would like to help/offer insight.  I have not figure out exactly where all the pads will be, especially some of the rec pads.  There are supposed to be two pads per hole.
-I have been out almost daily marking additional trees to have taken out.  The course is looking great.  Really evolving.


General Banter / Blue Springs Young Park
« on: March 17, 2009, 01:16:11 PM »
Things are moving along rather well at the new course going in next to BS South HS.  Last week, i spent my spring break working along side the parks and rec guys.  The parks and rec have brought in a machine called a deforester cutter.  It is an amazing machine that turns trees, cedars etc into wood chips in just a few seconds.  They will have the machine for at least two weeks minimum or longer, until no longer needed.  Due to the small amount of land available, the course will be similiar to the DU but longer.  There are some really unique holes, good elevation, tunnel shots, dog legs, turnovers, hyzers,placment shots, and ace runs.  The course will be a technical control type of course.  In addtion, there are three water shots.  There will be two tee pads per hole, and two pin locations for now.  I am very pleased with the on going communication between the club and the parks and rec.  The original tee pad design idea has been scrapped and the pads will be poured on site by the HS students in a votech class.  The pads will hopefully be getting formed up in early April and with concrete following soon after.  Pads should be in before school is out.  HOWEVER, the baskets will not be in until late in the Summer or early Fall.  I will keep you all updated.  Anyone that lives out that way that is interested in doing some minor tree trimming/work, please get a hold of me. 


William Yates Elementary / Re: School rules and expectations
« on: March 16, 2009, 12:39:48 PM »
it is the second shortest hole on the course and that part of the course is supposed to be tougher.  the students get to use that part of the course after they have been practicing in class for a couple weeks.  it is such an easy ace(like so many out there), but it is just tight enough to mess with you and if you do not hit, the drop box on the other side  is a very tough three.  glad you like it and next time you come out, bring a new player.

Legacy Park - Lee's Summit / Re: Course Update - 2/26/09
« on: March 05, 2009, 01:03:38 PM »
Doug, you  have been waiting so patiently for this moment.   i am guessing you will be out there in the next couple of days?  i would love to join you, however, next monday Blue Springs begins brush hogging and i have to know exactly where i will direct them so i will be at Young park TR, Friday, Sat. 

Beginners / Re: New Players League - 2009
« on: March 04, 2009, 11:31:43 AM »
just show up at Rosie on Mondays before 5:30 and you will be good to go.  it is a lot of fun.  Try to bring someone new each time you come out.

General Banter / Re: Web Site Updates?
« on: March 03, 2009, 04:15:54 PM »
word to your mother!

Prairie Center / Re: Trees! Trees! and more trees!
« on: February 26, 2009, 01:12:50 PM »
one of my white pines died before i moved in and i have a big gap between my pines and have been researching them.  i like the white pine becuase they are fast growers and can grow in zones 3-8 which is most of the US but the hottest regions.  plus from what i have read, they grow in Well-drained, moist, acidic, dry, wet soils, and are rated as a fast grower.  Hardwoods are great, you have to plant them, but by the time they get big, i will be playing grandmasters. 

Tom, why do you like spruces more than cedars or pines.  just curious and really interested in tree and joined the arbor day last year.  i do not know much, but i am slowly learning.

General Banter / Re: Official PDGA Magazine for 2009
« on: February 26, 2009, 12:38:32 PM »
i got the latest issue and thought there was some cool stuff in there.  there is another sport out there that many of the true athletes in disc play and that is ultimate.  For my birthday my mom told me she was getting me a subscription and i was looking forward to it up until all the haters denounced it. :D

i do agree that their coverage was lacking but i still enjoyed reading it.

Prairie Center / Re: Trees! Trees! and more trees!
« on: February 25, 2009, 12:08:59 PM »
i like the white pine.  it is a native tree to missouri and has been heavily logged in many parts of the US.  it grows fast and can get up to 75-80 feet.  i have 9 of them in my back yard at least 40 feet tall and my house is only 16 years old.  when planted i bet they very least 10-15 foot trees, but they grow fast and do rather well in various soils and temps.  i believe that blister rust and one condition affects them, however, they are rather hearty and a really nice looking tree. 

On Sunday mornings we like to drive around and take  scenic roads and we somehow ended up near Legacy.  i am excited to get out there when it opens.   the course looks so much different now that the eight foot tall praire grass has been taken out.  I wonder if they have found any plastic becuase one of those days when we were helping we must of lost 5-10 discs in just a few minutes.  i am very impressed with all the small bridges, benches, and other improvements they have made. 

Rosedale / Re: Damage to Down Under's fallen tree bench on 11.
« on: February 19, 2009, 01:06:08 PM »
The sad thing is that only a handful of folks out of the thousands of local players visit this website.   And the idiots responsible probably do not take the time to get on the message board.   it would be nice to be able to stop vandals, however, Rosie get more action than a drag queen in the joint.  Yet action/players equal less crime, less vandalism, and less inappropriate activity the used to scare the common folk away from the park.   

General Banter / Re: construction of tee pads-brainstorming
« on: February 12, 2009, 02:55:29 PM »
i just got a message from the parks and rec.  The design and production of the pads is being provided by an industrial arts class  in Blue Springs.  Here is the latest info i received. 

" Our plan is to have some pins in one end that slip into a slot or holes in the opposite end.  There is a concept of placing conduits thru them, then a cable or rod that can be tighten placing tension on the pads"

Sounds interesting and i am anxious to see the design and how it functions.
The pads are for the new course going in at Young Park in Blue Springs.  We are scheduled to start brushogging March 9-13th.  After we get the land somewhat cleared, i will be posting more information about the course and give updates. The parks and rec are fully behind the project and have the funds for the course.  There is a rough timeline in place and they have predicted the course will open this Fall and a pushing forward to make it happen. The course will have two tee pads per hole and two pin placements.

General Banter / construction of tee pads-brainstorming
« on: February 12, 2009, 01:16:38 PM »
i have some questions for you those of you that are knowledgeable in concrete work.  The process that is being used for the tee pad construction might be somewhat unorothdox, but that sounds like the way it is going to be.  the tee pads are going to be poured into five by five sections off site.  then brought to the site and assemble there.  i am envisioning the pads seperating and tilting.   I am  curious if having a male and female end on each slab might work by keeping them locked together.  I was envisioning four to five heavy duty gage pipes that extended out of one slab and could be pushed into a female slab.  Anyone got an ideas besides sexual innuendos?


Pleasant Hill / Re: Pleasant Hill League
« on: February 03, 2009, 10:53:18 AM »
Those wood holes are crazy hard.  I really like the hole next to the lake.  i am calling it Lakeside Drive.  You are literally walking the edge of a good size hill lakeside.   it is a hairy hole and is going to be a amazing test for guts.  one bad kick off a tree and you are in the drink.  You can play it safe or go for a  hyzer.  Oh man, those holes are looking great.  I would like to go back out this weekend and haul brush.  Not sure what Lance has going on, but it is going to be a nice weekend. 

Lance i am busy Sat morning.    I could meet you out there around 2:30 on Sat or Sunday morning.  Let me know if you can make it out.   I will try to wrestle up a couple of folks. 


Pleasant Hill / Re: Pleasant Hill League
« on: January 30, 2009, 01:08:52 PM »
i want to get out there and do some work on Saturday.  Have you talked to Lance?  it is going to be a great day to get out to the course and do some work.   Lets get some stuff done on Sat.
Lance give me a call.  i thought you said you were busy.  if plans change let me know.

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