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Old Pike / Re: Footages on new holes?
« on: September 10, 2010, 05:53:30 PM »
We need a laser range finder to get accurate measurements.  Does anyone have one available? 

Thanks for getting us updated.  I plan to do a little work on the course over the next few days.  Saturday, I hope to be there by ten for a little work and hopefully, you and I can get a few things done Tuesday at ten. 

Old Pike / Re: Old Pike Doubles League
« on: August 31, 2010, 10:00:13 PM »
I love glow; but, its too early for that.  We need to move up doubles league to 5:30 next week to finish in the light.  But, its tough to move it up much earlier.  At some point, we will convert to day/glo. 

Old Pike / Re: Course Improvements Fund Raiser Tournament September 18th
« on: August 30, 2010, 12:47:24 PM »
Adoption a hole could take many forms.  The cost for concrete will depend on the size of the pad, and we haven't priced signs yet.  But $200 should buy a tee sign and a yard of concrete, which would build a pad 3.5 inches thick and about 5 by 12 feet.  Some of the pads could be smaller and some may warrant different dimensions or unique pads such as a wedge or fan shape.   

It would be great for people to adopt a hole financially or just help finish and maintain a hole.  A lot of the holes still need clearing around the edges and amenities like benches, trash cans, bag holders, etc.  But, concrete pads and tee signs would give us the core items for playing and the other items are finishing touches. 

I plan to adopt the hole with the knotty tree and Ben Hansen expressed interest in buying the pad for the original hole two, which would probably be the best hole 1.  Glover likes the lake shot.  (That hole could use two or three pads for variety; but, we wouldn't need full size pads for the short shots.)

Old Pike / Re: Course Improvements Fund Raiser Tourament September 18th
« on: August 29, 2010, 08:43:04 PM »
More good news!  Thanks to our new tee pad sponsor: Ben Hansen, who is sponsoring the pad on the original two on behalf of Claymark Homes. 

In addition, special thanks to Disc Glover, who has adopted a tee pad and sign for $200.  He said he didn't want anyone else on the sign for his tee pad; so, he wanted to buy the concrete and the sign.  It will interesting to see what name he comes up with for the hole.   Thanks to both of you for helping us get a great start towards getting this course finished the right way!   

If anyone is interested in adopting a hole to help improve it.  Or adopting a hole with concrete and sign, please let me know.   Ultimately, we hope to have benches, bag holders, etc on every hole.  But, one step at a time.     

Also, a new pin setting today on hole 9 (the hole shooting back down towards the overflow pool from the pond.)   

Old Pike / Re: Course Improvements Fund Raiser Tourament September 18th
« on: August 28, 2010, 07:33:16 PM »
Thanks, Dick!   

We got a couple more prize sponsors today.  Brian Palmer (Calloway golf on line gift certificate) and The Cafe at BriarCliff. 

Old Pike / Re: Course Improvements Fund Raiser Tourament September 18th
« on: August 28, 2010, 10:39:03 AM »
Things are shaping up nicely for the fundraiser on September 18th.  We would like to thank our early pad sponsors:  The Godfather (Pete Cashen) and Rambo (an old friend who passed through town, played Old Pike, and offered to sponsor a hole).  For anyone interested in making a permanent contribution to the course, please adopt a hole if you can.  The cost of one yard of concrete is about $100 and that should buy concrete for a pad about five ft by 12 ft.  Its an opportunity to make a lasting contribution and have your name associated a tee pad. 

Also, special thanks to the National Golf Club, who is providing numerous prizes including a round for four people to play that lesser golf sport (some refer to as ball golf) at the Deuce.   I am still working on more prizes, so if anyone has any disc related, golf related, sports related, shark related, gift certificate related, or any unique prizes, please let me know so we can add it to contest prizes or players' packs.  Does anyone have a spare cannon ball lying around the house? 

Ted has helped us make up some flyers that we will post at various courses; but, the original logistics are the same. 
You can register on line at thanks to Disc Parker.  Also, you can register at Tuesday doubles, or the snack bar on the weekends.  Or, if you see me, Kevin, or Ted during the week, we can sign you up. 

If you have questions, please let Ted or me (Mike T) know.  Let's get rolling on these tee pads!

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!      

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