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Postby MOthrows » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:53 am

I called and talked to Mr. Ash about the things that we discussed at league yesterday.

We need a gate between #1 and #2. He said that it sounded like a good idea.

We need spray for poison ivy. He said that he’ll put it in the shed.

Ask about locks. He’ll call when they come in.

Trash cans. He’ll have them interspersed throughout the course.

Bulletin Board. He said that he would get the kind that you can open up and put things in.

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Postby disc golf superhero » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:31 pm

Austin sent a txt today saying he got all but #5 basket in. I imagine the T's will get marked this weekend or early next week.
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Postby MOthrows » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:31 pm

All of the baskets are in! (except #5). Austin did it all himself this afternoon. The woods part of the course plays about like you'd expect. Pure a midrange down the middle and everything is golden......grip lock it......and you're going to be trying to figure out a jailbreak. I played a rd with Downtown tonight and watched him throw great shot after great shot and he was -2 down without playing a few of the holes. It'll be interesting to see what the course record ends up being. One thing is for sure, the get out of trouble shot is going to be key to keeping a great rd alive at this course. It's going to just keep getting better with all of the multiple pin options that this course has to offer.

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Postby MOthrows » Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:08 am

I just added up the work hours and we've now went over 300 hours in getting the course ready and putting it in and the ongoing course work. That figure doesn't include any of the time spent designing the course, which I can't even guess the amount of time that would have to be.

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Postby smitty » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:48 am

Can a person navigate Thomas? If I get to play it this weekend, it will have to be a quick round.

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Postby MOthrows » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:35 pm

It's possible, but it would be a lot quicker if you were with someone who knew where they were going.

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Postby Schoen-hopper » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:49 pm

What marks the tees?

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Postby Schoen-hopper » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:52 pm

Park is on 9th St. between Euclid & Stimmel? Where is 1st tee?

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Postby Schoen-hopper » Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:38 pm

How did the mini go on Sunday?

Me and Josh went by there on the way back from the tourney Saturday. The first two tees had numbers on the flags and for some reason they stopped after that. It was tough to figure out which way to go. If there would have been numbers on either the tees or the pins, I probably could have figured it out.

I think we ran through about 8 of 18 holes. I could easily see how much work was needed out there. The place looked awesome though. I didn't get a feel for the whole course, but the shots I saw looked really tough! If you get in trouble, you are going to get punished! Hope to play it again sometime before too long.

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Postby jtkustomizer » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:57 am

Mike and I played Hole 1, 2, 3 and then we got lost and wandered around looking for the other holes.

We found 17 and 18 wandering around and found some other holes to but we had no clue as to what #'s they were.

I like what I did get to play and as soon as I get a free weekend I will be driving up there and playing the full course and hopefully someone will be able to give a guided tour.
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Postby Mace Man » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:07 am

I will get phil on making a map and get it posted online so it can be printed out. Let me know when you are coming

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Postby smitty » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:01 am

I told Mothrows this, but an easy way to get people going the right direction is what they have done at Blackhawk. The painted the basket the "spoke" for lack of a better term. From the pole all the way out and up the side of the basket. That spoke would then guide you towards the next tee. If you have flags with numbers on them and put a house number on the pole it would be good enough for now.

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Postby MOthrows » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:45 am

I think that's a good idea. I know that it has to be tough to navigate right now if you've never played it before.

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Postby Mace Man » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:06 pm

smitty wrote:I told Mothrows this, but an easy way to get people going the right direction is what they have done at Blackhawk. The painted the basket the "spoke" for lack of a better term. From the pole all the way out and up the side of the basket. That spoke would then guide you towards the next tee. If you have flags with numbers on them and put a house number on the pole it would be good enough for now.


That is a good idea until different pin locations are installed then the spoke points to the wrong location. Harvey is working on concrete markers to bury by the baskets to point people in the right direction. here is a map that need a few tweaks just on hole lengths.

http://maceman.com/thomaspark.pdf

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Postby Sandman » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:22 pm

This course doesnt suck! I wouldnt try playing it without a guide, you WILL get lost. There is no golf like this in kansas except for maybe KC. Some good rounds will be ruined by 1 bad hole. If you get a bad kick into the junk you are screwed, miss an opening by 15ft = screwed. 2 rounds of singles there could equal a long day. Bring your straight flyers you will need them!!! Not much advantage for the big arms here either. Good luck staying bogey free on this monster!!!


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