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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. 

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. 


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

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. 

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!

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. 

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!

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. 

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.


Tournaments / Re: Old Pike Fund Raiser Tournament
« on: September 15, 2010, 09:35:28 PM »
We can save the cart for you Monty!  There are also a couple of old tires that Ted Keith dug out of the woods and you could use those to soup up your cart. 

Old Pike / Re: Footages on new holes?
« on: September 14, 2010, 08:34:52 AM »
Great, now I have to go back to the drawing board.  At OP, I tried to use the most direct route.  But, in some cases, the likely actual route will be significantly longer. 

Tournaments / Old Pike Fund Raiser Tournament
« on: September 10, 2010, 06:15:17 PM »
September 18th Fundraiser tournament at Old Pike Country Club!  This has been posted under the Old Pike Course; but, I am not sure it has made it to general discussion.  The purpose of the fundraiser 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 first 50 who pre-register.  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.  We will also have an ace fund and pay out half with a ctp if no one hits it.

So far, we have prizes sponsored by The National Golf Club (round of ball golf for four people, shirts, hats, etc.)
                                                  Calloway Golf:  on line gift certificate
                                                  Gladstone Bowl:  Birthday party and bowling (or just bowling if you want)
                                                  Cafe at Briarcliff

We have some cool custom trophies on the way. 

Thanks to hole sponsors:  DiscGlover, Rambo, Roxie, and MT and to our pad sponsors:  Pete Cashen and Claymark Homes (Ben Hansen)

Also, thanks to Ted Keith, who is adopting the cookie cutter as part of our adopt a hole program. 

And, you can register on line at thanks to disc parker.

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

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.)

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