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Re: Willamette Work Party All Week and Saturday

Doug Ulfers
 

22 Ounce!


On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM, John W. Ross <johnr414@...> wrote:
 

Let's just extend it, in case people don't have time on the appointed day, Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10:30-1:30.

Check with me at 541.760.4444 and I'll  set you up with tools and and assignment.

The rewards will be the same: First and foremost, good karma. Who ain't got enough of that.

Second, one of Mark's Calapooia 24 ounce specialty brews--at least until they run out.

Third, a $7 disc discount coupon for club stocks.

All that loot and bootie will be available to any club member or no who'll put in a quality three hour effort.

There's limbs and logs that need to be moved away and out of play. There's blackberries to be cut off at the roots or the root stocks rooted out. There's the aforementioned tee box work that needs to be completed. There are piles of chips that might not stick with the ground so hard, but they need to get spread--especially to the long path on the left of hole 2.

I'm headed out to double check my list of things that need doing.

I believe it's actually possible to come up with something for tee pad signs that will work for a few years until somebody gets serious about Adair style markers. It can be done using natural materials, probably all free, that are available with enough hands and imaginative minds skillfully applied.

So don't hold back. Call and/or just head out, though we should talk about priorities and things that probably shouldn't get done--things that might make the course more score friendly.

Check in. Greg says he'll be out there a lot between now and tournament. And so will I. So let's get her done.

JohnR



Adair Hcp League, 8/28/2012, 5:30 pm

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Willamette Work Party All Week and Saturday

John W. Ross <johnr414@...>
 

Let's just extend it, in case people don't have time on the appointed day, Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10:30-1:30.

Check with me at 541.760.4444 and I'll  set you up with tools and and assignment.

The rewards will be the same: First and foremost, good karma. Who ain't got enough of that.

Second, one of Mark's Calapooia 24 ounce specialty brews--at least until they run out.

Third, a $7 disc discount coupon for club stocks.

All that loot and bootie will be available to any club member or no who'll put in a quality three hour effort.

There's limbs and logs that need to be moved away and out of play. There's blackberries to be cut off at the roots or the root stocks rooted out. There's the aforementioned tee box work that needs to be completed. There are piles of chips that might not stick with the ground so hard, but they need to get spread--especially to the long path on the left of hole 2.

I'm headed out to double check my list of things that need doing.

I believe it's actually possible to come up with something for tee pad signs that will work for a few years until somebody gets serious about Adair style markers. It can be done using natural materials, probably all free, that are available with enough hands and imaginative minds skillfully applied.

So don't hold back. Call and/or just head out, though we should talk about priorities and things that probably shouldn't get done--things that might make the course more score friendly.

Check in. Greg says he'll be out there a lot between now and tournament. And so will I. So let's get her done.

JohnR


Damage at Willamette, Hole 18 pulled

John W. Ross <johnr414@...>
 

The bench on 18 is smashed.

John the parks department tree cutter lopped off a maple limb that for the life of me I couldn't see the need.

I had watched him limbing down an ash over the putting practice basket, logs flying down out of the tree tops and the area roped off with red danger tape for 60 feet around. But he didn't think it was worth moving the putting basket when I asked him about it. Why would he want to take a chance I thought.

And sure enough, we've got a broken bench on 18.

Now John's a good enough guy, so this isn't personal. But he's a prime example of Parks' attitude toward the organized group of disc golfers who put the course in, donated time and materials and continue to do so.

I mentioned the two or three standing dead trees off behind 18 right in the swamp as probably being more of a threat to park users. His response was that he was the tree cutter, and that those trees were in the "wildlife corridor" and he, as the tree cutter, would pull the basket when he felt the trees might fall.

Clearly he wanted none of my opinion and said he'd told Greg A. what he planned to do and that was his idea of informing the club.

We've got baskets with broken sleeve collars out there that have been that way for years.

Years!

Greg says Steve McGettigan, another good enough guy, has been meaning to get around to fixing them. After years, mind you. Before the Open? Who knows? After the Open? Who knows.

But it's the attitude that's just not working for me.

How long has that course been without tee signs--even something basic like what hole you're on. And that's been a project in the works, again for years. You may have noticed that even Bryant Park, where two or three guys carry the load, had tee signs for the Calapooia Open this past week.

And my question is "Why can't we do that?" Something simple. Direct. Easy. Effective.

The alternative is to invite criticism of the club, and the parks department, for not taking care of this facility.

Given the recent participation of work parties at Willamette, including the premature one I set up last Saturday, the club looks like a slash and burn operation that moved on when Adair was completed. Screw Willamette.

Do people realize how Eugene Disc Golf Club would kill for a course as good as Willamette in their fair city? Newport, Salem, whatever, line them up and they'd all be jumping up and down for a course like Willamette.

But somehow it's not good enough for us elite disc golfers in WDGC--not tournament quality. Not enough.

Explain it all to poor me. I just don't see it. I just don't get it. Am I just a cranky old party of one, here?

Doesn't any body give a rat's ass about this course?

Help me out here.

JohnRoss


Critics, skeptics and outright disbelievers

John W. Ross <johnr414@...>
 

On last Saturday's Willamette work event I got Douggie to bring me a sack of Sacrete and some water.

We poured it around in the toe box on hole No. 1. We stirred in the gravel, dirt mixture that previously existed in the box and environs.

Tamped it all down and patted it around the corners, etc., etc.

And voila! We made a lump of concrete. Let it dry overnight.

I went back Sunday evening after a full day's play and swept around and knocked around to see how much of the amalgam clung together. I jumped up and down on it and gave it a few kicks to boot.

And you know what? Crude as it all was, I think it worked. I think it'll be there long after the upcoming peak oil, economic collapse, climate crisis packs us all into little bits of space dust.

But I wants FEEDBACK from all the aforementioned scoundrels as to whether the $3 spent so far supports going toe box to toe box and getting that ankle breaker situation in hand.

Roy thought another half sack of Sacrete would have made it even more beautiful and we could mix in a wheelbarrow if people wanted it all PURDY and stuff.

Still, that would be repairs accomplished for not more than $5 a box. Cheaper than bricks, considering the six I tried on hole 18's toe box were just under less than half enough. (Get that?)

But I need feedback right away if something doesn't suit you concrete snobs so's we'll have time to adjust and test before NEXT SATURDAY's WORK Party. (Can you hear me, now?)

So get a move on. Speak now or forever hold your peace.

Willamette Open XIV is bearing down on us like hurricanes on New Orleans.

JohnR


Adair Hcp League, 8/28/2012, 5:30 pm

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Reminder from:   wdgc Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   Adair Hcp League
 
Date:   Tuesday August 28, 2012
Time:   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:   Adair
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This Saturday's Willamette Spruce Up (Work/Reward Party)

John W. Ross <johnr414@...>
 

Be advised that parking may be at a premium next to the course as there is a Champions de salud event that starts at 10 a.m.

I'm thinking there will be space in and around the old campground on the left just after dropping off on the gravel entrance to the park. Most of us know where that is.

Most of us also know how to walk a little to the worksite and find parking almost completely without guidance, I'm thinking.

See you there. The beer (which can't legally be consumed on the premises) is on ice as I speak.

Special note to Jay Sexton to follow.

JohnR


Adair Hcp League, 8/23/2012, 5:30 pm

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Reminder from:   wdgc Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   Adair Hcp League
 
Date:   Thursday August 23, 2012
Time:   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:   Adair
Notes:   $5 entry. Optional $1 ace pot.
 
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Re: July & August Meeting Minutes [1 Attachment]

John W. Ross <johnr414@...>
 

July didn't attach. So here goes.

JohnR

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 7:58 PM, John W. Ross <johnr414@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from John W. Ross included below]

Attached in Word versions for posting.

JohnR




Re: Bricks and Sand

John W. Ross <johnr414@...>
 

I know Craig would be honored--especially if there was a couple of beers in the bargain. (Which I just happen to have, actually)

JohnR

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 9:42 AM, mike gibson <disharoonone@...> wrote:
 

We could use Craig as the ultimate test.

From: John W. Ross <johnr414@...>
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:41 AM

Subject: Re: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
 
Point taken. I'm definitely in the hunt for high traction, rough, tough bricks, field tested by Greg or any other klutz you can remember.

JohnR

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM, mike gibson <disharoonone@...> wrote:
 
I know. I remember you twisting your ankle on hole 16 Adair--slipping off the front of the Tee-pad.
Mike

From: Greg Johnson <discgolfgreg@...>
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:28 PM
Subject: Re: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
 
These areas are not intended to be in the throwing zone.  This is for follow through of the front of the teebox.  Greg J--- On Wed, 8/22/12, mike gibson <disharoonone@...> wrote:
From: mike gibson <disharoonone@...>Subject: Re: [wdgc] Bricks and SandTo: "wdgc@..." <wdgc@...>Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 3:30 PM
 
Some bricks get really slippery.
From: rossjohn414 <johnr414@...>
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:19 AM
Subject: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
 
Anybody got a line on used bricks for the tee box fronts at Willamette?I'll check Habitat for Humanity this morning.I'll also make sure to have some tee box ends to try at the conclusion of Saturday's workparty.Input on bricks at will.Thanks,JohnR



Re: Bricks and Sand

Mike Gibson
 

We could use Craig as the ultimate test.

From: John W. Ross
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:41 AM
Subject: Re: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
 
Point taken. I'm definitely in the hunt for high traction, rough, tough bricks, field tested by Greg or any other klutz you can remember.

JohnR

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM, mike gibson <disharoonone@...> wrote:
 
I know. I remember you twisting your ankle on hole 16 Adair--slipping off the front of the Tee-pad.
Mike

From: Greg Johnson <discgolfgreg@...>
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:28 PM
Subject: Re: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
 
These areas are not intended to be in the throwing zone.  This is for follow through of the front of the teebox.  Greg J--- On Wed, 8/22/12, mike gibson <disharoonone@...> wrote:
From: mike gibson <disharoonone@...>Subject: Re: [wdgc] Bricks and SandTo: "wdgc@..." <wdgc@...>Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 3:30 PM
 
Some bricks get really slippery.
From: rossjohn414 <johnr414@...>
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:19 AM
Subject: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
 
Anybody got a line on used bricks for the tee box fronts at Willamette?I'll check Habitat for Humanity this morning.I'll also make sure to have some tee box ends to try at the conclusion of Saturday's workparty.Input on bricks at will.Thanks,JohnR


Re: Bricks and Sand

John W. Ross <johnr414@...>
 

Point taken. I'm definitely in the hunt for high traction, rough, tough bricks, field tested by Greg or any other klutz you can remember.

JohnR

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 9:38 AM, mike gibson <disharoonone@...> wrote:
 

I know. I remember you twisting your ankle on hole 16 Adair--slipping off the front of the Tee-pad.
Mike

From: Greg Johnson <discgolfgreg@...>
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:28 PM

Subject: Re: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
 
These areas are not intended to be in the throwing zone.  This is for follow through of the front of the teebox.  Greg J

--- On Wed, 8/22/12, mike gibson <disharoonone@...> wrote:

From: mike gibson <disharoonone@...>
Subject: Re: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
To: "wdgc@..." <wdgc@...>
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 3:30 PM

 
Some bricks get really slippery.
From: rossjohn414 <johnr414@...>
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:19 AM
Subject: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
 
Anybody got a line on used bricks for the tee box fronts at Willamette?I'll check Habitat for Humanity this morning.I'll also make sure to have some tee box ends to try at the conclusion of Saturday's workparty.Input on bricks at will.Thanks,JohnR



Re: Bricks and Sand

Mike Gibson
 

I know. I remember you twisting your ankle on hole 16 Adair--slipping off the front of the Tee-pad.
Mike

From: Greg Johnson To: wdgc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:28 PM
Subject: Re: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
 
These areas are not intended to be in the throwing zone.  This is for follow through of the front of the teebox.  Greg J


--- On Wed, 8/22/12, mike gibson wrote:

From: mike gibson
Subject: Re: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
To: "wdgc@..."
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 3:30 PM

 
Some bricks get really slippery.
From: rossjohn414
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:19 AM
Subject: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
 
Anybody got a line on used bricks for the tee box fronts at Willamette?I'll check Habitat for Humanity this morning.I'll also make sure to have some tee box ends to try at the conclusion of Saturday's workparty.Input on bricks at will.Thanks,JohnR


Re: Bricks and Sand

John W. Ross <johnr414@...>
 

What I like about it is simplicity, time efficient and fairly cheap.

Don't know how cheap, compared to concreting them in.

I'll set one up today or tomorrow to check out.

Any other inputs from club members would be welcome. It's also important if somebody can find a cheaper stash of used bricks (that wouldn't be to slippery, though it's not part of the run up.)

JohnR

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 11:26 PM, Greg Johnson <discgolfgreg@...> wrote:
 

The club can cover the $75 for bricks if no other options surface.  This sounds like a decent plan to fill those areas with something stable.  Greg J

--- On Wed, 8/22/12, John W. Ross <johnr414@...> wrote:

From: John W. Ross <johnr414@...>
Subject: Re: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
To: wdgc@...
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 3:34 PM


 
I'll get non slip bricks.

One's I've got have five holes, which should provide for drainage.

But we're only going to try some first. They ain't cheap at Habitat at 75 cents each. We need about a hundred of them at CLUB EXPENSE.

Got any other ideas?

jwr

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM, mike gibson <disharoonone@...> wrote:
 
Some bricks get really slippery.

From: rossjohn414 <johnr414@...>
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:19 AM
Subject: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand

 
Anybody got a line on used bricks for the tee box fronts at Willamette?

I'll check Habitat for Humanity this morning.

I'll also make sure to have some tee box ends to try at the conclusion of Saturday's workparty.

Input on bricks at will.

Thanks,

JohnR






Adair Hcp League, 8/23/2012, 5:30 pm

wdgc@...
 

Reminder from:   wdgc Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   Adair Hcp League
 
Date:   Thursday August 23, 2012
Time:   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:   Adair
Notes:   $5 entry. Optional $1 ace pot.
 
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Re: Bricks and Sand

Greg Johnson
 

These areas are not intended to be in the throwing zone.  This is for follow through of the front of the teebox.  Greg J


--- On Wed, 8/22/12, mike gibson wrote:

From: mike gibson
Subject: Re: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
To: "wdgc@..."
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 3:30 PM

 
Some bricks get really slippery.

From: rossjohn414
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:19 AM
Subject: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand

 
Anybody got a line on used bricks for the tee box fronts at Willamette?

I'll check Habitat for Humanity this morning.

I'll also make sure to have some tee box ends to try at the conclusion of Saturday's workparty.

Input on bricks at will.

Thanks,

JohnR




Re: Bricks and Sand

Greg Johnson
 

The club can cover the $75 for bricks if no other options surface.  This sounds like a decent plan to fill those areas with something stable.  Greg J


--- On Wed, 8/22/12, John W. Ross wrote:

From: John W. Ross
Subject: Re: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand
To: wdgc@...
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 3:34 PM

 
I'll get non slip bricks.

One's I've got have five holes, which should provide for drainage.

But we're only going to try some first. They ain't cheap at Habitat at 75 cents each. We need about a hundred of them at CLUB EXPENSE.

Got any other ideas?

jwr

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM, mike gibson <disharoonone@...> wrote:
 
Some bricks get really slippery.

From: rossjohn414 <johnr414@...>
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:19 AM
Subject: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand

 
Anybody got a line on used bricks for the tee box fronts at Willamette?

I'll check Habitat for Humanity this morning.

I'll also make sure to have some tee box ends to try at the conclusion of Saturday's workparty.

Input on bricks at will.

Thanks,

JohnR





July & August Meeting Minutes

John W. Ross <johnr414@...>
 

Attached in Word versions for posting.

JohnR



Re: Bricks and Sand

John W. Ross <johnr414@...>
 

I'll get non slip bricks.

One's I've got have five holes, which should provide for drainage.

But we're only going to try some first. They ain't cheap at Habitat at 75 cents each. We need about a hundred of them at CLUB EXPENSE.

Got any other ideas?

jwr

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM, mike gibson <disharoonone@...> wrote:
 

Some bricks get really slippery.

From: rossjohn414 <johnr414@...>
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:19 AM
Subject: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand

 
Anybody got a line on used bricks for the tee box fronts at Willamette?

I'll check Habitat for Humanity this morning.

I'll also make sure to have some tee box ends to try at the conclusion of Saturday's workparty.

Input on bricks at will.

Thanks,

JohnR





Re: Bricks and Sand

Mike Gibson
 

Some bricks get really slippery.

From: rossjohn414
To: wdgc@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:19 AM
Subject: [wdgc] Bricks and Sand

 
Anybody got a line on used bricks for the tee box fronts at Willamette?

I'll check Habitat for Humanity this morning.

I'll also make sure to have some tee box ends to try at the conclusion of Saturday's workparty.

Input on bricks at will.

Thanks,

JohnR



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