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Old Pike / Re: KCFDC Forum and Course Info
« on: August 18, 2010, 12:23:31 PM »
I split this into a new topic since we were getting off of the topic of league.  Regarding the use of the forum, Old Pike is still trying to get our course in the ground, with tee pads, signs, etc. and really appreciate the convenience of posting on the board! 

The back nine design, benches, bag holders, labor, etc.  are largely the result of KCFDC members and I want to continue the positive relationship we have built with OPCC.   The General Manager is very supportive and has told the OP board that KCFDC members are the people we want to use the course.  They know that typically, club members seek to improve the course and keep it clean vs. how the public treats many of the courses in city parks. 

The course is already a lot of fun to play; but, there is still much more work to be done.  Currently, all funds collected in the donation box and the $1 per player for league goes 100% to course improvements.  Once the course is in, we hope to establish some recurring tournaments, host a charity event, and could provide a venue for KCFDC tournaments, club championships, picnics, etc.  But, we hope we don't get lumped in the "other category" just because we are under development and not located in a city park. 


Old Pike / Re: Course Improvements Fund Raiser Tourament September 18th
« on: August 18, 2010, 11:51:41 AM »
That info is excellent!  Thanks for the detailed break down.

Old Pike / Re: Course Improvements Fund Raiser Tourament September 18th
« on: August 16, 2010, 08:12:48 AM »
Thanks, Dan!  We appreciate your offer for assistance.  That would be great if you could give us some insight on concrete amounts, best configuration, etc.  I am not sure what a rough cost estimate would be for concrete.  My impression is that each pad would take about a yard of concrete if it is a decent sized pad.  But, that is a wild guess on my part, and it seems the super pads at cliff drive probably used more like two yards of concrete.   

Old Pike / Course Improvements Fund Raiser Tournament September 18th
« on: August 13, 2010, 01:17:25 PM »
September 18th Fundraiser tournament planned for Old Pike.  The purpose is to put all funds into course improvements, specifically concrete tee pads!  Once we get real tee pads, we hope to host periodic traditional tournaments as well as charity events.   

Tentative Schedule:  8:30 Registration
                            10:00 First round, singles format divided by divisions
                            noonish:  Lunch provided
                            1:30 ish   Second Round
                            Afterwards swimming and cannonball contest.

Entry will include a custom Old Pike disc for all who pre-register.  (Initially, the on hand stock will be limited to the first 50 entries.), Lunch provided, swimming afterwards, and a one day family swimming pass good through June 2011.

Prizes for CTP and longest drive. 

Cost:  $25 for pre-registration, which  is appreciated so we can plan for food, number of life guards needed, etc. 
Family members welcome to swim for $2 fee. 

Please come out for a day of fun and help us get this course completed!

Additional details to follow. . . Ted K. (of the cookie cutter fame) is making up a flyer. 

Also, come out for doubles league Tuesday night.  We plan to cook up some ribs in honor of Riley's last night before leaving for college.  Let us know if you are coming so we can bring enough food.  We will ask for a couple bucks donation to help with the cost of the meat.  Kevin and I have been funding the food after league so that 100% of league money goes to course improvements.  Please feel free to bring a side dish or chips if you like.   Look forward to seeing you there!


Old Pike / Old Pike Progress
« on: August 09, 2010, 10:29:54 AM »
Besides being the first one to post on the Old Pike Message board for nothing related to Old Pike, Dick's Lion's Den Open is also the best birthday party even if he shares it with Jack.

Now that we finally went legit and have 18 holes in at Old Pike, K Mont gave Old Pike its own slot on the forum!  Thanks to Billy, Bill, Demian, Chris, Riley, Patrick, Craig, and every one else who helped get the final hole playable this weekend!  It is another water hole of sorts; but, relatively low likelihood of losing a disc in that little pool. 

Come out for Tuesday doubles to see the latest improvements.  It will be hot; but, maybe we can jump in the real pool and cool down afterwards!   


General Banter / Re: Old Pike Update
« on: August 04, 2010, 11:01:54 PM »
Finally, 18 holes in at Old Pike!!  Herculean effort by Riley, Patrick and Company to clear out the White Water Rapids hole after the original hole 6.  I know they busted their asses; but, when I saw them, they were laying around in hammocks 30 plus feet up in the big tree midway down the fairway.  Thanks for the tree clearing! 

So, now that we have 18, we need to clean things up.  Please come out and help on a short notice work day this Saturday from 9:00 am to about noon,.  A lot of clean up still needs to be done on the last three holes and a few trees need to be trimmed or cut out on other holes.   If we can get the 18 holes presentable, we can have a fundraiser tournament in September  to raise money for tee pads, then alternate pads, additional pin settings, bridges, beer girls in golf carts, and that is only the beginning!   Please come out Saturday and help if you can. 

General Banter / Re: Old Pike Update
« on: July 01, 2010, 01:33:26 PM »
The layout is in transition; but, currently, you go around the back yard, which includes the original holes 7,8,9 then back across the dam to ten's tee, which shoots over the pond to the pin on the hill.  Then the path will take you to 11,12,13, and 14 to get out of the woods by the original hole one. 

General Banter / Re: Old Pike Update
« on: June 29, 2010, 01:18:15 PM »
As ususal, random draw doubles tonight at Old Pike.  The baskets arrived; so, we should have one additional hole to play and 15 real baskets for this evening.  So, you won't have to shoot at my homemade "hobit basket" anymore. 

Things keep moving forward.  One of our local legends, Max Hilger, came out last Saturday.  Max and Steve worked like beasts in brutal heat to help clear the emerging cave creek shot.  Max has been instrumental in helping install many of our courses.  It was no surprise that he gave the Old Pike trees and brush a good old fashioned ass whipping while others wilted in the heat.  Thanks Max!

General Banter / Re: Old Pike Update
« on: June 24, 2010, 11:18:38 AM »
In response to Ash,  we would love to have your help in improving the course.  But, we do not donate our time only because we expect something in return.  Its about karma, building good will, and the love of the game.  We want to build a high quality, well maintained course, that everybody can enjoy.  The CC has expressed no interest in making money; but, there are some expenses to develop and maintain the course.  I keep track of the funds from league and we put all the money into the course.  Next time you play you will notice improvements we voluntarily put in yesterday.  There are new benches a bag hanger, etc on the knotty hole and the Old Pike Spike holes, which we consider "our" stretch of the course.        

Kevin V. and I have put in hundreds of hours to improve the course and we have no guaranty that we will be able to play for free indefinitely.  But, we have build a great relationship with the OP general manager and we have a lot of goodwill.  For example, last week they asked all of us if we would like to jump in the pool after league, and Kevin brought charcoal and chicken wings for a snack afterwards.  There is no guaranty that these things will always happen; but, we want to keep the positive momentum and keep moving forward to 18 holes.  

The revenue generating will likely be down the road when the course is developed and the CC can host some signature tournaments.  

Hope you can help out with the course on Saturday or whenever you can.  But, if not, please come out and play league and enjoy the course!      

General Banter / Re: Old Pike Update
« on: June 24, 2010, 10:50:31 AM »
K Mont.  Let me (Mike T) know when you are coming to play OP and I will join you for a round.  I haven't made it up to St. Marys yet or Sedalia; but, that is no excuse for you not to play OP! 

General Banter / Re: Old Pike Update
« on: June 23, 2010, 01:37:19 PM »
Tuesday night doubles.  Every week.   $6.   

Additional baskets are on the way, and we should have at least 15 permanent holes next week.  But, we could use some help.  Please come out and help this Saturday at 10:00 am for a couple of hours.   

We have positive momentum and a great relationship with the OP staff.  We hope to keep moving forward.  Also, they aren't asking for pay to play yet; but, appreciate donations which go 100% to course maintenance and improvements.  We are asking players to register with the CC so they know who we are.  Once you register your vehicle, you should be covered and shouldn't need to sign in every time. 

This week we had 14 players.  The league competition for the disc golf was pretty close; but, team Ted/Troy pulled out a victory.  The high dive cannon ball competition wasn't nearly as close:  Bill Neenon fought the board momentarily but won uncontested! 

If you are available Saturday, please come out and help prepare the course for the remaining holes!


General Banter / Re: Old Pike Update
« on: June 05, 2010, 09:05:43 AM »
There is so much work to be done that its hard to rest until we get more pins in.  We still have four or five fairways that are in the formative stages.  Its great to hear feedback/recommendations on the final lay out; although it seems we have considered about everything.  I'm heading to OP this morning to see if I can set a couple of posts for two more baskets.

We Absolutely want to have a fun fund raiser tournament at Old Pike!  But, first we need to organize a work day: so, we at least have fairways cleared for temporary baskets. 

General Banter / Re: Old Pike Update
« on: June 04, 2010, 11:01:31 AM »
Ted's Ace was thing of beauty!  Old Pike has the potential to be a beautiful 18 hole course with a good mix of long holes and "down under" type holes.  The course is looking great and we hope to add the knotty hole and another hole in the forrest this week! 

We also are encouraging OP to order two more baskets this week by spending the annual budget allocated for the course.  We will still be three baskets short for 18 and we will be out of funds for course improvements.  So, please come out and play doubles on Tuesdays!  We have only had one Tuesday league and already have $64 in the basket fund.  But, we can't count on Ted hitting a black ACE and everyone donating their $5 to the basket fund every week.   

OP does not expect to make money on the course and is considering establishing a non profit entity specifically for the course.  We have asked them to set up a donation box to support the maintenance and allow additional improvements to the course.   

OP is happy to see the traffic and they appreciate the improvements we have made.  But, they don't want this to turn into a public park (with trash, graphitti, etc.)  Please remember that we are their guests and keep the course beautiful!  We got them to put out several trash cans; so, please pitch in.   


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