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Prairie Center / 03-02-09 GLOW
« on: March 03, 2009, 09:31:50 AM »
13 out on the milk cow patterned landscape for the final GLOW of the 08-09 season. No ACE hit so the fund increases to $153, and will be set aside until we kick it off again on Monday, November 2. I'll post the final stats soon.

Tom Butler & Dave Hemmeline  47 for $42 (won playoff)
Leo Daprato & Josh Warner  47 for $28
Bryan Guthrie & Tracy Walker  51
Kevin Simpson & Anthony Puryear  55
Cooper Arnold & Deano  55
Dick Parker & Andy Lewis  56
Dan Quinn & Cali Dan  56

Til next Fall..... lights out.


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Prairie Center / Re: LAST NIGHT OF GLOW!!
« on: March 02, 2009, 10:39:14 AM »
Tonight is the last GLOW of the '08-'09 season. Come on out. The boxes were cleaned Saturday aftrenoon and we didn't get as much snow as much of the metro area, so it should play ok. Getting back to tradition, I will be cooking up some grub before the round tonight, so come hungry (Dick). If ya want some chow and brewskys, it'll be ready between 5:15 and 5:45.

On your way in, look for the portable on 17.   

I'll post the season stats as soon as I can get em all tabulated.

I hope everybody had fun this season. If you have any suggestions for next season, let me know. 
 

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Cliff Drive / Re: work weekend 2/21-2/22
« on: February 27, 2009, 07:32:31 AM »
Final form work commences today in preparation of the gravel base.

Next question- Use rebar or use fiber reinforced concrete. Does any body have any experience with fiber reinforced concrete?

Does the slab last as long as using rebar?

We just don't want to do all the work it takes getting these things ready to pour if we are skipping a vital step.

Hope someone has some answers!!!
Dan  ???



I would recommend placing rebar each way at 9" spacing. remember the rebar needs to have 2" cover. I would also suggest the concrete be 4000 psi air entrained with a 4" slump.
If your renting a impact type compactor for the grade, it might be a good iodea to also rent a flat plate vibratory compactor for the crushed rock compaction. One other thing I'd recommend is that on any tee box form, try to have the top of the form 2" to 3" higher than the surrounding existing grade level, 4' all around.

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Cliff Drive / Re: RE: Memorial to the murdered woman (Denise Williams)
« on: February 26, 2009, 11:37:31 AM »
I don't think it was taken down on Sunday. Sad stuff.  :(

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General Banter / Re: Official PDGA Magazine for 2009
« on: February 26, 2009, 11:05:26 AM »
No way would I subscribe to fdm. They DID NOT fulfill their obligations last year. Where are our other two issues?

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Prairie Center / Re: Trees! Trees! and more trees!
« on: February 26, 2009, 10:55:14 AM »
Do you have any species of Pine or other conifers that has proven to be resistant to disease?  We've lost our pines (mostly scotch) and I would like to use some type of evergreen for replacement, but they have got to be able to survive.

White pines are more resistant to the Pinewood Nematodes which cause Pine wilt. We are in Kansas though and pines and spruces don't really belong here. In fact, not many trees do well in this god forsaken, barren landscape we call home. Cottonwood, sycamore, locust, walnut, cannabis, pecan, pin oak, trees do OK. Personally, I like spruce trees instead of pines or cedars, but they don't do well in this hostile enviroment either.

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Prairie Center / 02-23-09 GLOW
« on: February 24, 2009, 07:27:32 AM »
12 out for a round. Temps around 40 and 12 mph winds seemed a little chilly, til we thought about playin in December and January when it was 10 to 15 degrees. Just one more Monday GLOW left until we start it up again on November 2. Check out next weeks post for season ending stats.....

Leo Daprato & Tom Butler  44 for $38
Brian Guthrie & Cooper Arnold  46 for $22
Wes Lubberts & Dan Quinn  49
Deano & Josh Warner  50
Dick Parker & Anthony Puryear  51
Kevin Simpson & Jared Kintzel  52

No ACE hit so the fund increases to $140. Come out next week and say goodbye GLOW.  :D


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Prairie Center / 02-16-09 GLOW
« on: February 17, 2009, 06:43:47 AM »
16 out for a round in not too shabby weather. Just two more weeks of Monday GLOW left. No ACE hit so the fund increases to $128.

Cooper Arnold & Dave Hemmeline  42 for $42
Bryan Guthrie & Josh Warner  46 for $28
Leo Daprato & Andy Lewis  48 for $10
Mark Hedstrom & Spencer Weatherholt  50
Tom Butler & Mike Allen  52
Dick Parker & Deano  52
Jack Lowe & Anthony Puryear  52
Wes Lubberts & Shane Whitaker  54

Next week, same time, same place.....



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When I was just a kid in a small Kansas town my friends and I spent countless summer days playing catch with Whamos. We would sometimes play object golf around the yard, not even aware we were playing Frisbee golf. In the college years my friends, Cindy, and I played even more catch, and then on a whim, Cindy and I drove to the big city (KC) and bought an American Pit Bull terrier pup named Little Max. As Max grew he became a very intense Frisbee dog. My friends and I would get 150' apart and run Max back and forth til he collapsed, which is no easy task considering Max was a purple ribbon bred, highly game bull dog. It was about 5 years out of college when I took a litlle mini-vacation to California to visit one of my old college day Frisbee flingin friends, when I first played golf to baskets. The first course I played was La Mirada. We played another course or two during my visit too. That was in 1986. I still didn't know anything about the KC Disc Golf scene at that time. A year or so later while glancing through the Olathe newspaper I saw a short article mentioning a Disc Golf course was going in a new park in Olathe. I made note of it, and a few days later, after I got off work one Saturday, I drove to Prairie Center, jumped out with a couple of lids, and started going around. Some guy who was working on a tee box bench came walking over and introduced himself as Ned Smethers. Over the next several months, then years, Ned got me more and more involved in playing and working on the course. He took me around town to the other courses as well. I wanted Prairie Center to be the best we could make it, so Ned and I hand dug and formed the second nine tee boxes. I went to Swope and measured the Mach III units and hand built 18 double chain assemblys and installed them. (Some of you reading this may own one.) Around 1995 Ned moved away, I got busy raising daughters and working for the man. Somehow after about a 5 year hiatus I started playing again. What joy this simple toy of molded plastic has brought me over the years. What a wonderful cast of like minded spirits I have met.  :)

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General Banter / Re: construction of tee pads-brainstorming
« on: February 12, 2009, 07:00:55 PM »
There design will probably work ok. It's success will be governed by how good a base they build to set the two pieces on. Having a joint across the box at 5' will not be the best scenario. I would think that in time the joint will not be flat across it.

I would recommend they construct the slabs in one piece. I would suggest a single slab 4'-8" wide x 10'-0" long x 5" thick with #4 rebar each way at 7 1/2" spacing w/ 2" clear all sides and top. This slab would weigh approximately 2,850 pounds and would be movable with a front end loader equipped with forks.

A well compacted base is key to the longevity of any slab and/or pavement. Also, when setting the pads, it is always a good idea to set them approx 2" higher than the highest point of grade on any side, and then backfill around the pad after setting. This prevents washover such as we have on holes #2,#5, and #13 in Olathe.

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Prairie Center / 02-09-09 GLOW
« on: February 10, 2009, 07:02:20 AM »
12 out on a warm and windy night. A bright, full moon and warm temps made for a really nice round.

Leo Daprato & Mike Allen  49 for $38
Bryan Guthrie & Josh Warner  51 for $22
C.D. Steiner & Deano  53
Tom Butler & Kevin Simpson  55
Dick Parker & Dan Quinn  55
Anthony Puryear & Cooper Arnold  61

No ACE hit so the ACE fund increases to $112.

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WYCO / Re: ~Friday the 13th Heartbreaker~
« on: February 09, 2009, 01:31:11 PM »
It would prolly be more interesting if you don't have the teams together. That way on each card you could have multiple teams represented. The tally up at the end wouldn't be too difficult. 

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WYCO / Re: ~Friday the 13th Heartbreaker~
« on: February 09, 2009, 07:54:30 AM »
Will there be one team only on a hole?

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WYCO / Re: ~Friday the 13th Heartbreaker~
« on: February 04, 2009, 12:59:08 PM »
Or maybe we could have a Kansas vs Missouri thing. Oh wait, that would be too lopsided in favor of the Kansas team.  :P

I like random draw 3 man for $20 per man, ummmm, as long as I get Hemme and Arturro. ;D

Of course if it was singles it could be a bag tag mayhem event.... throw all tags in a bucket and sort em by scores (non-divisional) after it's over. :-\

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Prairie Center / 02-02-09 GLOW
« on: February 03, 2009, 06:17:52 AM »
The weather was great, the food was yummy, and the DG was a blast as always. There was trick or treaters walking the sidewalks nearby and some nearby houses were blasting some weird Halloween sounds to make for a real nice ambiance. 7 out for a round of glow dubs on a beautiful Halloween evening.

Bryan "the slasher" Guthrie and
Dick "wolfman" Parker  shooting 45 for $25

Brad "the berzerker" Myers and
Andy "the creature" Lewis shooting 49 for $10

Jack "the pumpkin king" Lowe and
Carson "devil boy" Wilson shooting 51 for $0

Tom "scissorhands" Butler and
cali Tom shooting 51 for zippo.

Come out next Monday for some GLOW. I have lights available for $2, and our ACE fund is up to a staggering $7.00!



 That was the post from the first Olathe Monday night GLOW on 10-31-05. It's taken 3 seasons but the ACE was finally struck last night by none other than Mr. C.D. Steiner making his first and only $1 ACE fund entry. It was on hole 18 with the basket set short and playing from the short tee. CD chose the direct low route and his Mighty Mouse flew practically on a straight line directly into the chains. Witnesses were Dick Parker, Andy Lewis, Cindy Butler, and yours truly (Tom). As Dick said afterward, "I could tell it was in from his hand. I didn't want to watch, but I had to." CD collected $5 from the three players on the card, and directly after the round he recieved the complete GLOW ACE fund of $705 cash. Being the gentleman sportsman that he is, CD then re-started the ACE fund with a Benjamin, and then picked up the taco and beer tab for a gaggle of players at P Otts.

 16 out for a GROUND HOG DAY non-typical round.

Andy Lewis & CD Steiner  50 for $42
Wes Lubberts & Leo Daprato  51 for $28
Tom Butler & Dick Parker  53 for $10
Heberto Villareal & Josh Warner  54
Deano and Dan Loomis  56
Bryan Guthrie & Dan Quinn  56
Cooper Arnold & Kevin Simpson  59
Bob Hayett & Anthony Puryear  61

Come out next week to help re-build what CD wiped out. The ACE fund stands at $100.




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