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Winter Leagues / Prairie Center Saturday
« on: February 23, 2006, 11:16:36 pm »
The ace fund has grown towards $500 (might be over this).  Come on out and take a crack at it.  Tee off at 11:00.  Later-Bob Hayett

Prairie Center / tee signs
« on: February 23, 2006, 11:10:34 pm »
I personally prefer simple diagrams as opposed to actual aerial photgraphs of the holes.  I think the photo signs they had at Waterworks looked bad, you could hardly see the baskets in the photos.  Also we need to wait until we have all the new pin placements in the ground and there may be new tee pads going in soon as well as possibly moving a few more existing pads.  I'm getting together with parks and rec here in a few weeks to talk about erosion as well as with the mower chief to plan where they will mow on #15 and #16.  As far as pin placements are concerned, we will have another 12 pins very soon, Pete Cashen will be getting me the rest.  Let's be patient on tee signs, I'm all for moving quick on a kiosk course map, especially one that is easily changeable when new pins/and or tee pads go in.  Later-Bob Hayett

General Banter / range finder
« on: February 23, 2006, 11:00:16 pm »
I've got one of those rolling wheels that measures in feet, supposed to be accurate to within one percent.  I'll measure the distances very soon.  Later-Bob Hayett

General Banter / Cigarette butts at the course
« on: February 19, 2006, 07:11:17 pm »
You shouldn't be smoking anyway, that crap is bad for you.  Don't you come out to the course to get fresh air?

Prairie Center / Future pin placements and new tee boxes desired for '06
« on: February 19, 2006, 06:56:22 pm »
This is your course coordinator Bob Hayett.  We made a lot of changes (hopefully for the better and safer) recently.  I would like to see continued progress this year.  I'm planning an additional 12 pin placements throughout the course, and I hope we will have an additional seven new tee box locations as well.  Some of these changes should be accomplished by Olathe Parks and Rec, but most will be done by the club (KCFDC).  I would also love to see new tee signs (I prefer ones with diagrams as opposed to actual photos of the holes) that we can put right on the existing tee markers out there.  I'll be contacting the arborist soon to see if they have any extra trees they can plant since a good number of diseased pine trees had to be removed.  The Saturday league is still happening with anywhere from four to eleven players, as well as the Monday night glow league.  Before the recent cold snap there were a lot of new faces out at the course.  I'm hoping we can get some of them to play in the leagues and also join the club.  If you happen to see them tell them about the leagues and club.  Most of them don't even know the KCFDC exists.  Always remember, clear any work you'd like to do out there with me first. Come check out the leagues, all players are welcome to play.  Later-Bob Hayett

General Banter / doubles league
« on: January 27, 2006, 11:56:16 pm »
Doubles league is a GREAT IDEA!  I also like having it with handicaps.  Instead of playing a different course each week, how about playing for a month at each course and awarding payouts the last league of each month.  Then at the end of the year play a club championship doubles tournament?  Maybe the week before or after the club singles championship?  Award the trophies and grand prize money at the club picnic?   :!:  :?:

Beginners / disc weights
« on: January 20, 2006, 08:27:01 pm »
I generally throw drivers in the 160-170g weights, lighter weights uphill or with a tail wind, heavier weights into the wind or downhill.  I definitely like midrange/long approach/putts with the heaviest discs I can find.  The wind has the least effect on these heavier discs.  Almost all my midrange and putters weigh between 177-180g.  I wish they made a 200g putter, I'd buy it.

General Banter / what's in my bag?
« on: January 16, 2006, 11:44:34 pm »
I carry different discs depending on the weather conditions, plus I'm always experimenting with different discs every month.  Right now I have:

Orion 163g (One of the straightest drivers I've ever thrown, would like to try a heavier one)
Innova Star Beast 170g (Main driver lately)
Innova Star T-Bird 164g and 170g (For me flies pretty overstable)
DX Aviar Putt & Approach 175g (Use it when there's little or no wind)
#1 Slice 180g (Straight or slightly understable midrange shots)
#3 Hyzer 179g (Overstable midrange shots)
#3 Flyer 166g (For very understable shots)
Rubber Putter 177g (The most wind resistant putter I've ever thrown,works very well for short understable shots)
#1 Upshot 180g (Straight or overstable putts in the wind)
DX Innova Aero 180g (Straightest short approach and long putter I've ever thrown)

In general I like midrange discs and putters in heavy weights.  If someone made a 200g putter I would buy it.

Prairie Center / Saturday league results
« on: January 14, 2006, 07:29:12 pm »
Dan C/Brad Merys    49
Dan Z/Sean E   49
Andy L/David H   49
Bob H/Bryan G   47

Lots of wind, good shooting in the wind.  Lots of other people playing the course out there.  Thanks for attending.  Later-Bob Hayett

Prairie Center / Volunteering is great but CALL ME FIRST when doing work
« on: January 11, 2006, 11:57:45 pm »
There's been a few messages about doing work, and I more than appreciate anybody helping out, but I can't stress this point enough: GET WITH ME FIRST about doing anything out there.  This is especially true about clearing ANY vegetation, even thorn bushes.  The arborist  for Olathe does not want us clearing anything out there without his permission.  A few years ago somebody cut the lower branches of the pine tree in the middle of Number 18 fairway (not that far from the short tee pad) and we got SERIOUSLY SCOLDED for that.  A lot of the pine trees out there are orange (diseased) and are going to be removed soon.  If something healthy gets cut without permission I guarantee that will be a BAD thing.  As far as "build it, they will come" my motto is "improve it and more will come" Later-Bob Hayett

Prairie Center / locks at Prairie Center
« on: January 10, 2006, 08:52:09 pm »
First and foremost we definitely need covers for the pin placements.  Have you ever tried to clean out a pin placement that some kid has dumped rocks and dirt in?  It's definitely not fun.  I'll check with a locksmith and Pete Cashen and hopefully come up with an affordable solution.  It would just make my job a whole lot easier to have one key and the same lock on every placement out there.  I agree with Andy's wish list.  This, however is VERY IMPORTANT.  I don't want anybody doing ANY WORK out there without checking with me first.  I more than appreciate any good intentions that people may have.  Olathe parks and rec MUST be informed first of any work to be done out there.  I am going to check first with Olathe parks and rec on any work that needs to be done around the existing tee pads or anywhere else for that matter.  They were more than happy to help us with the course changes out there and I'm sure they'll be happy to help us out again this year.  I've got a good working relationship with them, I don't want to jeopardize this.   I expect really good things to happen at PC this year.  The number of golfers has dramatically increased the last few weeks.  Later-Your course coordinator Bob Hayett

Prairie Center / More changes at Prairie Center
« on: January 08, 2006, 03:21:30 pm »
With the good weather the last few weekends there's been a large turnout of players at Prairie Center.  Most of the players really like the new holes.  This year I hope to make some more changes, mainly some new teepads and pin placements on most holes.  I hope Olathe parks and rec can help us with some of the erosion around some of the teepads, as well as plant grass on some of the bare fairways (especially on number 2 fairway).  We still have Saturday morning league at 11:00 and Tom Butler is running a glow league Monday evenings at 6:00.  If you have never played glow you should get out and try it, it's a blast.  I hope to see more of you at the course.  Later-Bob Hayett

Winter Leagues / Winter league is on this Saturday 11:00 in Olathe
« on: December 20, 2005, 10:02:07 pm »
There WILL be Saturday league at Olathe 11:00 if enough people show up.  If you haven't done so already, come check out the new holes 12-16.  Have a merry Christmas.  Later-Bob Hayett

Winter Leagues / Prairie Center Saturday morning league
« on: November 27, 2005, 10:17:17 am »
Just a reminder that every Saturday at 11:00 we have our Winter league at Prairie Center (usually random doubles).  A few weeks back Bryan Guthrie and Brad Merys shot a sizzling 41.  Come out and check out the new holes 12-16 (which are not totally complete yet but open for play).  Later-Bob Hayett  :D

Prairie Center / new holes #12-16
« on: November 24, 2005, 04:19:55 pm »
Everyone seems to really like the new holes.  Eventually on number 12 we will be throwing to the old number 15 long pin placements through a narrow ten foot opening in the trees.  On number 13 we will have a pin deep left and another straight out.  Also parks and rec is planting a few trees just to the right so I'll have a harder time pulling a bad shot towards the soccer stands.  On number 14 I'm putting a pin deep left down by the lake.  On number 15 parks and rec has already scraped out where a long tee pad is going in.  Also the 15 fairway eventually will be ALL the way up to that row of big trees WAY UP the hill where I will put another pin placement (could end up being a par 4).  I hope to install a long tee on 16 way back and next to the fence.  It'll make that hole look awesome.  Occasionally we will play 16 to the old long 12 pin placement.  Also we put in a long number 2 pad.  I hope to put in a long number 9 tee pad and another pin placement for 9, as well as a few other pins on some other holes.  If you have any other cool ideas for new pads or pin placements, let me know.  I had a number of other people out to look at holes 12-16 to contribute ideas and I think it worked out great.  Come on out to Saturday morning league (we usually play doubles) at 11:00 and Monday evening there's a glow league that starts just after 6:00 hosted by Tom Butler.   :D  :D  :D

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