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Old Pike / Re: Old Pike Tournament Sept 18
« on: August 08, 2011, 09:31:47 AM »
Yesterday's storm was devastating to the course and there is a lot of work to be done to make it reasonable to play by Tuesday.  There are large trees/major branches down on 10, 13, 14, and 15.  Ted, Kevin, P3, and tried to play through the debris; but, there is major tree obstruction.  We could use help getting the limbs out of the way.   The grill is bent with a tree sitting on it still, the knotty tree was ripped in half and now is just plain knotty and no tree, and it is in the cookie cutter fairway. . .     

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General Banter / Re: 2011 Weekly League Schedule
« on: July 11, 2011, 09:23:59 AM »
Our informal Tuesday night hot dog doubles at Old Pike is not an official league and we do not want to detract from the club leagues.  But, this week (July 12th), we plan to have Tuesday night random draw doubles at Water Works since there is a swim meet at Old Pike.  Like last time, we will give the KCFDC any funds not paid out to the players.  Not sure whether Kevin will be cooking a victory dinner for the winners; but, it almost seems too hot.

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Old Pike / Re: Hot dog doubles tonight at old pike.
« on: June 01, 2011, 07:05:41 PM »

June 7th, there will be no hot dog doubles.  They had to re-schedule a swim meet and will be parking in some of the fairways.  This should be the only conflict of the year and we may get a round going another day if there is interest. 

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Old Pike / Tee Pad Progress
« on: May 08, 2011, 01:11:20 PM »
 :D

Finally, we have a few tee pads poured!  Just in time for summer funner league on Tuesdays.

Eight pads are poured and I hope to get the protective barriers removed today once the concrete dries.  Now we just need ten more tee pads, benches, signs, etc.  Special thanks to Kevin, D Zents, Arturo and Bobby, as well as Brad Merys, who helped with late inning relief.  Also, Smithville Dan and Pete were very helpful with advice.  Although, I don't always know whether to believe Pete. 

Memberships are available for those who would like availability to the course outside of Tuesday league.  There are also a few orphan holes looking to be adopted! 

Come out out for random draw doubles on Tuesday and check out the new pads!  Progress as promised and more on the way . . .



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General Banter / Re: Disc Golf Movies
« on: May 02, 2011, 09:46:11 PM »
Very inspirational, Danger!  You should put your talent to better use like crafting a basket out of tennis balls.  I got the balls if you got the time. 

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Tournaments / Re: Fuzzy Pony Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
« on: April 05, 2011, 10:33:44 AM »
Thanks, Dave  for a very well run event!  Beautiful course, great hospitality, and delicious beer!  Very challenging course with a nice touch of 45 Mph wind gusts.  I now want to make Old Pike more challenging; but, I will have to add a windmill or a clown given the land constraints.   

I still think CD should have won the pony.  (Don't tell him that it was not one of the Clydesales.) 

 

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Old Pike / Re: We were run off of Old Pike today...Members only???
« on: March 14, 2011, 09:38:04 PM »
Membership for disc golf is $50 per year.  With that we have been giving a one day family pass where you and your family could swim, play tennis, disc golf etc; but, it would not come with unlimited swimming.  We may try to work out more combo deals; but, that is still on the table. 

My hope is to put all funds from membership into the course and I really really really really want to get real tee pads in the ground as soon as we can. 

At this point, the best way to sign up is to come to Tuesday league.  The second best way would be to sign up with Kevin Vetsch, Mick Byrne, or me.  Generally, one of us is out there at some point every day.  Its best to call and ensure we synch up.  Eventually, we will have on line sign ups; but, we are still ironing that out. 

Regarding guests, the current proposal under discussion is to have a guest fee of $3 to $5; but, the guest would be limited to playing once a month.   

Payment plans are available if money is the real issue. 


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Old Pike / Re: We were run off of Old Pike today...Members only???
« on: March 11, 2011, 03:10:39 PM »
You are welcome to play Tuesday doubles league, which is open to the public.  Sometimes we even barbeque with food we pay for out of our own pockets. 

But, we are still building the course.  The club allows us to use their land; but, expects it to be self sufficient. Donations, sponsors, tournaments, and memberships are the only sources of revenue we have, and there is a lot of improvements and maintenance still required. 

Its probably not reasonable to expect someone to furnish private land, clear the trees and brush, create fairways, plant pins, pick up trash, build benches, bridges, and bag holders, raise funds for tee pads, run league and let everyone come and play for free!   

Especially, while we are still working on the course, we need to keep the traffic down.  So, the course is limited to course sponsors and disc members at this point.  Eventually, we may have other options; but, that is how it is for now. 

Your are correct that it is a tiny course; but, it is still challenging and we hope to keep improving it.  One of the benefits of a private course, is lighter traffic; so, we can practice and play without waiting day or night.  We are lucky in K.C. to have so many great course options if a private course is not the route you want to take. 



       

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General Banter / Referrals for Concrete Tee Pads
« on: February 21, 2011, 08:57:01 PM »
We are looking for bids to put some tee pads in at Old Pike.  Any suggestions or recommendations on who would be a good source for concrete? 

Booger Warren, Arturo and Bobby have concrete skills and I will see if they have any leads.  But, I am not sure what type of equipment they would have access to.  Does anyone have a good way to contact Larry Balmer or know others who might be able to bid out the work? 

Old Pike Mike

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Old Pike / Re: Re: Objects for display at Old Pike
« on: January 08, 2011, 11:23:14 AM »
Jamie, I will see if I can find enough to fill a bucket.  Not many errant shots outside tennis season. 

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Old Pike / Re: Old Pike OB Hole 10
« on: November 05, 2010, 10:01:29 PM »
Danger,  the neighbors' yards are always o.b. But, its tough sometimes to tell where the neighbors' yards stop and the fairway begins.  In a tournament, the OB will be run from the last fence post along the inner (south) edge of the trees closest to the fairway.  That way there is no question that we are not playing in the neighbors' yards.  The string or paint runs from the last fence along the inner edge of the trees until you get to the yard beyond the pin. 

In casual play and league, we use a line from the last fence post along the outer (north) edge of the trees (closest to the houses), which is more in line with the property boundary; but, also gets closer to the neighbors yards.  We treat it as if there is an imaginary line running from tree to tree.  As long as you are inside the tree "lines" on each side of your disc, you are in bounds.   

 If you throw a roller, you don't need to worry about ob anyway.  Although, I doubt you have the guts to even try a roller on that shot!
 

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Old Pike / Re: Old Pike Doubles League
« on: September 28, 2010, 10:19:03 AM »
Sunset is at 7:05 tonight.  I would like to have sign ups by 5:25, draw for doubles by 5:30, and tee off no later than 5:40.  Its tough to start much earlier.  By October 12th, I want to move back to 6 pm.  We could play as many as we can in the light and switch to glow as the light fades. 

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Old Pike / Re: Course Improvements Fund Raiser Tournament September 18th
« on: September 21, 2010, 09:15:53 PM »
Overall, the tournament was a success.  The lightning put a damper on the cannonball contest; but, everyone seemed to have a great time on the links and chowing between rounds!  The division winners were Leo D. in Open, Ted K. in Masters, Zack Kirby in Am, and Amando in Womens.  Max Hilgers won the putt of the day contest but left before we could give him his trophy and prize.  Overall, we raised about $700 for pads before expenses for discs.  We hope to get started soon on setting up forms to pour pads; although, we likely may have to pour six at a time as funding allows.  Thanks for all that helped get the course ready, donated prizes, and sponsored or adoped holes!

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Tournaments / Re: Old Pike Fund Raiser Tournament
« on: September 15, 2010, 09:57:13 PM »
Thanks for the help  getting that damn cart out of the ground.  That saved me hours of blood, sweat and tears!  It wouldn't have been so bad if all the tree roots and not been intertwined with the cart. 

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Tournaments / Re: Old Pike Fund Raiser Tournament
« on: September 15, 2010, 09:39:54 PM »
Yes, Virginia, there is swimming after Labor Day.  They will have the pool open for us and will have life guards on duty.  Most pools do close at Labor Day; but, Old Pike stays open on weekends through September. 

Regarding the disc.  It is an Aviar Putter with an Old Pike Shark stamp.  Its a nice design and everyone can always use another putter.

 

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