« on: December 11, 2012, 01:43:25 pm »
Old news dude.
You must be referring to the cliff drive tree fund, because rosedale has had several trees planted in the last week.
Quote from drew neitzel who has done more work on KC courses than 99% of people here. Responding to a similar comment from jdanger.
"i made the announcement last year at the players' meeting that jack would oversee this project in my absence(if you were there, danger, you would have already known). after countless discussions with jack about numerous projects at cliff drive, it was decided to save up the money and do a larger planting when i return. I have the watering tank and i didn't see the point of putting in trees without a regular supply of water. seems to be a wise decision given the amount of rain kc is getting this year. we should be able to get a better deal on the trees and mulch in two years with the money from the first three tournaments. we raised almost $300 last year and the KCFDC has been kind enough to oversee that money until I return.
the new holes and the trees are separate, independent projects. we will not be planting any trees on the holes we may be loosing until we have confirmation on their ultimate status. there are plenty of existing holes in need of numerous trees that have no plans for leaving us (18,17,16,10,11). we will be starting with those holes, probably in that order."
Unfortunately getting trees over here requires actual work and action and lots of money. I think its great that olathe has the ability to do this at little cost and volunteer effort, but is it really necessary to keep kicking this dead horse. I have worked with drew on courses and seen all that he has done with his selfless goal of improving the courses for everyone. I have faith that when he returns to kc everybody will appreciate his efforts across kc. Except olathe of course because obviously you guys have that covered.
One reason there hasn't been that much money raised is all the fund raising tourneys have been way too sparsely attended. So when people start showing up to these and an actual decent amount of money is made then snide comments may be warranted, but now its just getting old... hmmm what else was there. Oh yah Ouch!