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Messages - Mike Hyzer

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Sorry dude, don't have time to help this week.

Tournaments / Re: City of Fountains - PDGA Event - November 3rd
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:03:21 PM »
Awesome pic!

General Banter / Re: There are 7 new trees at Rosedale Park
« on: October 29, 2013, 01:23:26 PM »
Sweet, looking forward to inevitably gouging their trunks! ;D

General Banter / Re: disc bag specifics?
« on: October 29, 2013, 01:20:30 PM »
something where the bottom lasts more than one season

And the waterproof lining doesn't dry rot and get all flakey!

Tournaments / Re: City of Fountains - PDGA Event - November 3rd
« on: October 26, 2013, 08:57:20 AM »
I won't be playing but might could swing by BV for a bit of spotting if it ends up being the morning round.

Cliff Drive / Re: Great Course!
« on: October 25, 2013, 09:46:36 AM »
Glad to hear you enjoyed Cliff Drive, Bitter79! 8)

Gotta put Drew Nietzel's name out there as well! Ben is right-- there's been a ton of support in recent years on this course from lots of different people. Far too many to name. Makes me regret all the times I've b%tched about people not showing up for workdays, LOL. ;D
Hopefully 2014 will provide a few more opportunities for end-of-workday photos such as this one:

Tournaments / Re: City of Fountains - PDGA Event - November 3rd
« on: October 24, 2013, 12:59:40 PM »
That's why the long is the best. Very hard 3, but not even an easy 4 with the slope around the basket.  both short placements are "throw far, lay-up, and move on"

Not everyone throws 400' drives consistently. 18's short placements may be tweeners for most of the Open players, but they are challenging Par 3's for most everyone else. Hopefully there will be a strong north wind that day to grab ahold of those uphill putts, then we'll see how much of a tweener it is. ;D

General Banter / Re: Birthday Beverages for Tavish
« on: October 14, 2013, 09:13:49 AM »
Happy belated birthday, Tavish! ;D

General Banter / Be Thankful For What You've Got
« on: October 14, 2013, 09:05:38 AM »
Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac (gangsta whitewalls, TV antenna in the back, etc.)... You may not have a car at all... But, remember, brothers and sisters, you can still stand tall. Just be thankful for what you've got. ;D

I wanted to share a few pics from my recent vacation to my hometown of beautiful, sunny, Detroit, Michigan. While the Detroit metro area does have its share of quality disc golf courses (Firefighters Park, Oakland University, Stoney Creek, Toboggan, etc), the two courses located in Detroit city limits, proper, are totally f*#%ed.

This is the one basket at Detroit's Laskey Park that hadn't yet been stolen. Yes, the other seventeen baskets are gone. The basket had been broken from the inner sleeve, right at the welds. Eric Minton said I should have taken it, and I think he is probably right, but I left it for the scrappers instead since it's just a Discatcher!

What really sucked was that I had taken my best friend's younger brother up there to show him how to play, and then the thieves and vandals (once again) ruin it for everyone. This is the kind of thing Detroiters have to put up with on a regular basis-- I got to come back here to KC after it was all said and done, but Perry and his buddies have to live through this kind of crap every day --it's just sad to think about.

The next day, I went down to Belle Isle, a Detroit city park, which is a big island on the Detroit River and probably the closest thing to our Swope Park in terms of being a place where folks can hang out on the weekends, have picnics, barbecues, and recreate. In the midst of Detroit's bankruptcy proceedings, Belle Isle was recently handed over to the State of Michigan and will become a state park for at least the next 30 years. Eventually, this handover should provide Belle Isle with the money and care it needs to be restored to the gem it once was, but it remains a shell of its former self for now. Once again, I had hoped to geta round of disc golf in, but it was not meant to be.

The Belle Isle Disc Golf Course is an ongoing endeavor at the moment, or so I'm told. It sits on what used to be the Belle Isle (ball) Golf Course.

They have a pro shop, even, but it was closed and in disrepair. I thought the modified "Detroit D" logo on the door was pretty cool.

Check out the grand entryway leading onto the course!

The course actually had a few baskets; Chainstars, I believe, as well as benches. But the entire course looked like this:

So anyway, the message here is to be thankful for having such a great parks system here in KC, and great disc golf courses too. I know, we already knew that, but this drives the point home even more, at least for me. Take care of your courses! 8)

Water Works / Re: CLOSED!
« on: October 07, 2013, 12:12:22 PM »
Sounds like a dare... ;D

Blue Valley / Re: #2 and 6 pulled out
« on: October 05, 2013, 12:51:51 PM »
Guys I'll bring the baskets back once my putting game improves. ;D

Just got back from moving the front 9 baskets. It is NOT MUDDY like you might think! Just damp is all! Looks like a very cool setup out there for this tourney, and with the flex start, there's still time for you to make this event a part of your weekend. The course is set short so should be a smooth and laid-back time for all. 8)

Swope / Re: Breakins at Swope
« on: September 29, 2013, 08:21:22 AM »
Elmwood has a north side? I thought Elmwood ran north/south. Gosh, now how am I supposed to avoid these break-ins with such fuzzy info? ;D

Swope / Re: Swope League 2013
« on: September 27, 2013, 08:32:37 AM »
Maybe do TreeLoveClassic at swope next year?

Nope, it's gonna be at Cliff next year too. Once the initial trees are planted at Cliff (next year being a target for that as well), I believe the plan is then to expand the Tree Love Classic to other courses, or at least to benefit other courses.

Good news: I have a coworker with a spade and auger, and he has offered to assist us with the labor part of the tree plantings.  8)

Cliff Drive / Re: Hey Jack - Cliff Drive needs to try this.
« on: September 26, 2013, 08:30:19 AM »
Yeah right. They'd be stolen, cooked, and eaten within a couple days. Goat meat is a favorite of both the African and Mexican folks in the surrounding neighborhoods.

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