The EC has been assembling a wish list that includes both what needs to be done to get our courses into Worlds readiness and some wish items as well. Below is what we have so far in a rough format. Some of these were written a while back and may have been addressed by now.
Please feel free to add your ideas here.
Also, we're toying with an adopt a hole program where the adopting player would be responsible for keeping his hole clean, removing dead wood, clearing rough, etc. Thoughts?
-rock ob's: pull the rocs from the short ends so the p and r can get in and mow these areas. they could still be ob; but the ends would need to be chalked or whatever. .
-stain the deck
-fix drain on 13
-missing a few tee signs
Real tee signs.
Flags & flag sticks for the red baskets.
Steps going up to 14's tee need help.
The pond on the road by 12's pins needs to go. (insects)
Drainage needs to be done west of the gully (holes 9, 10 ) there is aleady basins there but they're broken. There currently is a swamp below the hill 8's pins.
Anything would be better the what is in place for all the rock ob's. Dig them out put some gate valves in and fill them with water. Then big water fountain's spitting water 10 ft in the air.
Power at the shack.
A soda machine.
Drinking fountain by the shack.
Hole 7 needs help as there is only one placement for it.
Hole 17 - bench needs to be reset.
* Tee signs
* Create 10 meter greens around each pin to be used for worlds. (seeding, fertilizing, shorter regular mowing)
* Clear all of the dead wood out of the creek/tree line
* DR mower the first 5-6 feet along the creek/tree line to facilitate finding errant shots
* Cut down all low hanging/reachable dead wood from fairway trees
* Install framed wood chip boxes in front of every tee.
* For the week of worlds, plant flowers at the front edge of said chip boxes
* Layout an OB on #13 such that it passes to the left of the 420 foot tree in the center of the open fairway. Make it a permanent thing with grass killer?
* Rework of layout on holes #6 and #11: #6 would tee off a bit to the NW of 6 short. Shooting to #11 basket. (add a second placement to the left of the wooded outcrop (just north of current tee #6)). You'd then play #12 along the street (move the right pin to a placement further up the street). Then you'd walk to an area about 60 ft in front of the current #11 tee pad and shoot east toward the current #6 long left. (though the pin should probably be moved a bit north between the trees). Then get back on track at current hole #7. After #10 you'd go to #13. I suggest these changes to improve the usage of the wooded area and its surroundings on current hole #11 and to shake out the balance of the lefty vs righty issue on the course. To see what people think, I may try the configuration at an up coming league night.
* Plant a ring of tall Juniper bushes around hole #8
* Change how all the acreage on the various #14 placements is used?
* Since it doesn't look like we'll get a replacement bench back for #11, I'd like to take the back off the one at the sign board. Then, if anyone has some creative welding skills, it'd be great to get a custom back made with "Wyco Disc Golf" framed in as the new back rest there.
Wyco has lots of smallish dead branches on trees that I never see until I hit them.
#10 and #11 bridges need rebuilt.
#7 bridge may need looking at as well.
#16 steps have been sorta fixed, but need more lumber.
General trimming would be nice as well, but that can wait.
#4 Tee sign. Get rid of the 4:20 notice and the other comments that have followed.
#6: Get the tee sign off the ground
#5: Plant the tee sign
#12: Replace the bent placement. We now have a few placement ins stock.
Lost of found: repair or get rid. Or take it down while a decision is made to use it again or replace it.
Other board: remove the glass.
Hole 4 - Remove that damn tree on the left of the tee ( that I have smacked while driving several times).
Hole 5 - fairway is a mud pit after any amount of perciptation. There has been an attempt to fix it, but we could do much better. Suggestion dig out and fill with some type of rock, the timbers that are already there and continue that path all the way down the hill. These 2 by's are extremely slippery when wet. Remove them. I also suggest some drainage at the top and bottom of the hill. Then seed the rest of the hill.
Hole 6 - Tee needs grass. Actually the whole area from 5's pins to the tee needs some help with grass.
Hole 8 - Raise the ceiling a little for a clear shot to the island. Mainly the tree line at the ob line.
Hole 9 - gap to long placements needs cleaned up.
Hole 10 - long placement cleaned up.
Hole 13 - some drainage to get rid of the swomp below the old road by the short placement.
Hole 14 - clean up the long placement on the hill.
Hole 15 - same kind of help as 5 but not as severe. Still extremely slippery ( espacially during the winter months with snow on the ground).
needs more trimming in places...will start making notes of them
Chips on the path from #2 to #3 tee.
Chips the length of #6? Can grass grow here? If so, I'm not sure if people would enjoy a 17-hole course.
Stairs from 5 to 6.
Can grass be grown on #7. We could use the up the hill placement to give it a chance.
1-clear out the honeysuckle by the sign in area, chop it all off, maybe replace with actual shrubbery. Prune the trees around the teeing area.
2-clear out the Honeysuckle around the pad to the right, and clean up the teeing area in general.
3-CLEAR OUT THE AREA TO THE LEFT, it is over grown, and needs to be cleaned deep. This will allow those errant shots on the way down to be more visible.
5-prune trees up, mulch
6-fix stairs up to pad, they need it bad. throw grass seed all over......
7-address erosion issues all over (more than this workday will do)
11-clear out stumps by road
12-Walnut trees need to be raised all over and have some actual "lines" put in(same with that silly shot way left, trees need cleaned up to give an actual shot, not just a righty hyzer, unfair shots suck.
13-the area to the right of the tee pad to woods needs mown, chopped, etc. The area up the hill has been cleared out nicely. We also should think about the far right top of the hill pin, and creat a couple of erosion areas, built up walls, one with the pin, and another about 30' away.
18-plant some trees, really miss that double mando of a few years back, and just clean up the area, as well as possibly replace the old "stairway" to the original top pin.
needs some major trimming...both high, medium, and low. I guess we're waiting for the walking path to be completed before deciding what design tweaks might be necessitated.
The wish list may change dramatically if we get the OK from Olathe Parks & Rec about the availability of the land west of hole#14 and north of the pond. I am going to assume that we are NOT going to get this land in time for the Worlds next year. Here's my current wish list:
1) tee signs
2) moving tee pad and current pin placements for #14 south of the new trail
3) relocating #10 pin placements
4) clearing dead branches and small trees south of long #12 pin placement and opening another narrow opening to allow for a super deep new, challenging pin placement (already have arborist approval and one-man wrecking crew to get the job done)
5) install another pin placement on #16 (will be accomplished soon)
6) many new trees planted throughout the course, possible transplantation of some existing trees, and considerable tree trimming (arborist will call me soon and meet me at PC with details of how many trees, sizes, and species, and also will let me know which trees can be removed and/or transplanted and the extent of tree trimming allowed)
7) along with the new trees I wish to relocate some existing pin placements to create new challenging locations
additional benches and trash cans (I need to contact Parks & Rec)
9) work towards filling in the erosion around some of the tee pads (already got a good start on that-thanks Tom).
10) adding a few new tee pads on a number of holes to create more variety and greater challenge
If we do get word of adding the new land to the west of #14 we may possibly be able to re-design some of the existing holes. I don't know how many new holes we can create on the new land, but we may possibly add enough where we can alter the number of existing holes and/or change the design of some. This of course may depend on how much Parks & Rec is able to allocate on $ and labor.
Baskets same height and level with flag sticks and flags.
5' circle of mulch around all pins. ( Do we really need grass around them? Cashen pins get end up destroyed when mowers get too close to them.)
Permanent 10 meter circles. I'd say a strip of grass killer would work and be much cheaper then bricks. The Wide Open isn't going away, and after being the one to paint them quite frankly it sucks and is time consuming.
Pins a color scheme ( at least Cashen pins) with a Red (Short), White (Medium) , Blue (Long) and Yellow ( really Long). I personally don't see a point in more than 4 placements for a hole. ( but that's just me. If you think a hole needs to get even longer than perhaps a long tee should be considered. ) That goes back to something Dan Cashen has said in previous EC meetings. Leave the courses alone after they have been designed. 6-8 distances on a tee sign looks ridiculous.
Trash cans and benches for every hole.
Tee's - several at Rosedale need to be resurfaced (i.e. hole 1). Then there's an issue with the grass around and in front of tee's. Like there isn't any. Hole 2 at Rosedale comes to mind.
Perhaps the club should consider a chalk liner of this type for marking OB's and 10 meter circles. http://www.kuzsports.com/chalk_markers.htm
The calcium carbonate used is way cheaper than paint. A 50lb bag at $6 would cover vastly more footage than a can or two of paint. When I coached a high school Track and Field program in Cali, I used to have to chalk line a quarter mile dirt track with an 8 hopper contraption to set it up for meets. IRC, it didn't take more than 5 or 6 bags to do the entire length. That's about 11,000 feet of lines with around $30 worth of material. As long as it didn't rain every day during worlds, the lines would remain the duration of the event.