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Happy New Year

kineticbagel <kineticbagel@...>
 

Happy New Year my plastic brothers and sisters!
May birdies find their way onto your cards and and lost discs back to your quivers!
Beer on Earth and peace fer all me friends...
G$


WDGC meeting Monday January 7th 6 PM

Jay Sexton
 

To avoid confussion induced by raucus New Years Party plans
 
I wanted to clearly state that the WDGC meeting is the 7th
 
see you then,
Jay


Re: It's so easy a disc golfer can do it !

Nathan Sexton
 

Done! That was easy!


On Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Sexton Hoyman Weedman <hexagon@...> wrote:
 

WDGC folk,
Support disc golf in an unprecedented place - on BLM land right next to Eugene. And it was at the instigation of the BLM contacting the Eugene DG club!!
If this can be tried and successful it would open the door for local cooperation between federal land agencies and disc golf clubs. 
 
The planning document is dense - only open it if you like this sort of thing - 285 pages
 
WHAT YOU CAN DO>>>>>
It's not that hard and I will make it even easier.....
 
Subject line: Support for option 3C in West Eugene RMP
 
Send an email to  BLM_OR_EU_Mail@...  copy to mattbenotsch@...
 
Hit these points in your own words:
 
Support option 3C including the Disc Golf Course at the Stewart Pond unit.
 
Willamette Disc Golf Club efforts in Corvallis area has reduced illicit littering and illegal activity on ignored public lands and improved native plant area and reduced invasive blackberry.
 
You have volunteered to install/maintain/and/or improve disc golf courses and would help at Stewart Pond.
 
Improved public contact with BLM lands would increase public support for efforts to manage these lands.
 
SIgn you name with
 
FULL NAME
FULL ADDRESS
EMAIL
PHONE
 
Just that easy - Sit down and do it now! - don't put it off - DEADLINE January 15th.
Like REALLY - do you want another DG course within 40 miles, or what?
But REALLY - do you want it enough to actually type for 10 minutes?
 
Jay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: caloch4
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2012 12:34 PM
Subject: [wdgc] New Course Proposal in West Eugene - Public Comment Period

 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approached the Eugene Disc Golf Club in January 2012 about the possibility of installing a disc golf course at the BLM's Stewart Pond property in west Eugene. EDGC members submitted a proposal which has been accepted into the draft plan that the BLM is going to use to decide what to do. The BLM is accepting public comments on what to include in the final plan until January 14th, 2013. They want to hear from you!

The area the BLM chose to consider for disc golf is not wetlands or environmentally sensitive and is appropriate for recreation. It would not take a huge amount of work to make a disc golf course there. It has elevation, big trees, open areas and moderate to heavily wooded areas. Disc golf would greatly increase recreation and other appropriate public use of the area without impacting environmentally sensitive areas. Stewart Pond is a BLM property located between Bailey Hill Rd. and Bertelsen Rd. north of W. 11th Ave.

The BLM is interested in disc golf at Stewart Pond as a way to increase recreation at the site, in part because there is so much inappropriate and illegal activity there. By bringing more eyes to the site it will be less likely to be abused. As it is right now, the BLM considers the site to be "lost" to recreational uses. As a federal taxpayer this is your property too, and even though you may not live in Eugene, you do have a say in supporting appropriate and needed recreational development there.

The EDGC proposal is to become the "Friends" group for the entire property, not just the disc golf footprint. We would not only do any and all necessary work to install and maintain the disc golf course, but also contribute hundreds of annual volunteer hours helping the BLM meet its natural resource protection and recreational goals. This would be our home course and main project as a club. It would be a very fun and challenging course, somewhat like Adair in length, features, and difficulty.

Please take ten minutes to write an email to the BLM supporting the proposal. When you submit your comments it will be helpful to include four main things:

1. You are submitting comments on the West Eugene Resource Management Plan and you want them to include Alternative 3c in the final plan.

2. The reasons WHY you want them to include disc golf at Stewart Pond (Alternative 3c). IE, you want to play it; disc golf is a great activity; you've seen it improve land use for the public good. Use plain language and common sense and tell them all the reasons why it would be a good idea and why you personally want to see it happen. WDGC experiences building and caretaking Willamette and Adair are very relevant, as are the number of hours you and/or your club have volunteered to do so. Examples that this arrangement works are great.

3. How many times per year you'd play a great course in Eugene. How often you travel to play disc golf and what you typically spend in a community where you've gone to play. They really want to hear that! And not as relevant for out of towners: how many hours per year you would volunteer to maintain the course by attending volunteer work parties, pulling weeds, picking up trash, etc. Be honest and just use common sense.

4. Your full name and address.

If you want to read the plan (of which this proposal is a tiny, tiny part)here is the link for the BLM Draft RMP:

http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/eugene/plans/files/Draft_RMP.pdf

It's a very big PDF. The disc golf course is in "Alternative 3c" which is on page 59.

Please get in touch with me for any questions or concerns, there is a lot more context and history I can provide if you are interested. PLEASE drop me a line or post here if you submit comments. I don't need to know what you wrote, but it is important that I know how many supportive comments were submitted. Thanks for reading this far and for your support!

Lastly, a big thanks to Everett and Jay for their support of this proposal and the excellent comments they submitted! I've used the WDGC as a model example of a club building and acting as stewards of a course in the proposal to the BLM. Let's get another fun place to play in the Valley!

Matt Benotsch
mattbenotsch@...
541.915.3687



It's so easy a disc golfer can do it !

Jay Sexton
 

WDGC folk,
Support disc golf in an unprecedented place - on BLM land right next to Eugene. And it was at the instigation of the BLM contacting the Eugene DG club!!
If this can be tried and successful it would open the door for local cooperation between federal land agencies and disc golf clubs. 
 
The planning document is dense - only open it if you like this sort of thing - 285 pages
 
WHAT YOU CAN DO>>>>>
It's not that hard and I will make it even easier.....
 
Subject line: Support for option 3C in West Eugene RMP
 
Send an email to  BLM_OR_EU_Mail@...  copy to mattbenotsch@...
 
Hit these points in your own words:
 
Support option 3C including the Disc Golf Course at the Stewart Pond unit.
 
Willamette Disc Golf Club efforts in Corvallis area has reduced illicit littering and illegal activity on ignored public lands and improved native plant area and reduced invasive blackberry.
 
You have volunteered to install/maintain/and/or improve disc golf courses and would help at Stewart Pond.
 
Improved public contact with BLM lands would increase public support for efforts to manage these lands.
 
SIgn you name with
 
FULL NAME
FULL ADDRESS
EMAIL
PHONE
 
Just that easy - Sit down and do it now! - don't put it off - DEADLINE January 15th.
Like REALLY - do you want another DG course within 40 miles, or what?
But REALLY - do you want it enough to actually type for 10 minutes?
 
Jay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: caloch4
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2012 12:34 PM
Subject: [wdgc] New Course Proposal in West Eugene - Public Comment Period

 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approached the Eugene Disc Golf Club in January 2012 about the possibility of installing a disc golf course at the BLM's Stewart Pond property in west Eugene. EDGC members submitted a proposal which has been accepted into the draft plan that the BLM is going to use to decide what to do. The BLM is accepting public comments on what to include in the final plan until January 14th, 2013. They want to hear from you!

The area the BLM chose to consider for disc golf is not wetlands or environmentally sensitive and is appropriate for recreation. It would not take a huge amount of work to make a disc golf course there. It has elevation, big trees, open areas and moderate to heavily wooded areas. Disc golf would greatly increase recreation and other appropriate public use of the area without impacting environmentally sensitive areas. Stewart Pond is a BLM property located between Bailey Hill Rd. and Bertelsen Rd. north of W. 11th Ave.

The BLM is interested in disc golf at Stewart Pond as a way to increase recreation at the site, in part because there is so much inappropriate and illegal activity there. By bringing more eyes to the site it will be less likely to be abused. As it is right now, the BLM considers the site to be "lost" to recreational uses. As a federal taxpayer this is your property too, and even though you may not live in Eugene, you do have a say in supporting appropriate and needed recreational development there.

The EDGC proposal is to become the "Friends" group for the entire property, not just the disc golf footprint. We would not only do any and all necessary work to install and maintain the disc golf course, but also contribute hundreds of annual volunteer hours helping the BLM meet its natural resource protection and recreational goals. This would be our home course and main project as a club. It would be a very fun and challenging course, somewhat like Adair in length, features, and difficulty.

Please take ten minutes to write an email to the BLM supporting the proposal. When you submit your comments it will be helpful to include four main things:

1. You are submitting comments on the West Eugene Resource Management Plan and you want them to include Alternative 3c in the final plan.

2. The reasons WHY you want them to include disc golf at Stewart Pond (Alternative 3c). IE, you want to play it; disc golf is a great activity; you've seen it improve land use for the public good. Use plain language and common sense and tell them all the reasons why it would be a good idea and why you personally want to see it happen. WDGC experiences building and caretaking Willamette and Adair are very relevant, as are the number of hours you and/or your club have volunteered to do so. Examples that this arrangement works are great.

3. How many times per year you'd play a great course in Eugene. How often you travel to play disc golf and what you typically spend in a community where you've gone to play. They really want to hear that! And not as relevant for out of towners: how many hours per year you would volunteer to maintain the course by attending volunteer work parties, pulling weeds, picking up trash, etc. Be honest and just use common sense.

4. Your full name and address.

If you want to read the plan (of which this proposal is a tiny, tiny part)here is the link for the BLM Draft RMP:

http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/eugene/plans/files/Draft_RMP.pdf

It's a very big PDF. The disc golf course is in "Alternative 3c" which is on page 59.

Please get in touch with me for any questions or concerns, there is a lot more context and history I can provide if you are interested. PLEASE drop me a line or post here if you submit comments. I don't need to know what you wrote, but it is important that I know how many supportive comments were submitted. Thanks for reading this far and for your support!

Lastly, a big thanks to Everett and Jay for their support of this proposal and the excellent comments they submitted! I've used the WDGC as a model example of a club building and acting as stewards of a course in the proposal to the BLM. Let's get another fun place to play in the Valley!

Matt Benotsch
mattbenotsch@...
541.915.3687


Re: New Course Proposal in West Eugene - Public Comment Period - WHERE TO SEND

caloch4
 

Submit your comments to:

• Email: BLM_OR_EU_Mail@blm.gov
• Fax: (541) 683-6981
• Mail: P.O. Box 10226, Eugene, Oregon 97440-2226


I onyl forgot the most important thing.

--- In wdgc@yahoogroups.com, "caloch4" <matt_b_dg@...> wrote:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approached the Eugene Disc Golf Club in January 2012 about the possibility of installing a disc golf course at the BLM's Stewart Pond property in west Eugene. EDGC members submitted a proposal which has been accepted into the draft plan that the BLM is going to use to decide what to do. The BLM is accepting public comments on what to include in the final plan until January 14th, 2013. They want to hear from you!

The area the BLM chose to consider for disc golf is not wetlands or environmentally sensitive and is appropriate for recreation. It would not take a huge amount of work to make a disc golf course there. It has elevation, big trees, open areas and moderate to heavily wooded areas. Disc golf would greatly increase recreation and other appropriate public use of the area without impacting environmentally sensitive areas. Stewart Pond is a BLM property located between Bailey Hill Rd. and Bertelsen Rd. north of W. 11th Ave.

The BLM is interested in disc golf at Stewart Pond as a way to increase recreation at the site, in part because there is so much inappropriate and illegal activity there. By bringing more eyes to the site it will be less likely to be abused. As it is right now, the BLM considers the site to be "lost" to recreational uses. As a federal taxpayer this is your property too, and even though you may not live in Eugene, you do have a say in supporting appropriate and needed recreational development there.

The EDGC proposal is to become the "Friends" group for the entire property, not just the disc golf footprint. We would not only do any and all necessary work to install and maintain the disc golf course, but also contribute hundreds of annual volunteer hours helping the BLM meet its natural resource protection and recreational goals. This would be our home course and main project as a club. It would be a very fun and challenging course, somewhat like Adair in length, features, and difficulty.

Please take ten minutes to write an email to the BLM supporting the proposal. When you submit your comments it will be helpful to include four main things:

1. You are submitting comments on the West Eugene Resource Management Plan and you want them to include Alternative 3c in the final plan.

2. The reasons WHY you want them to include disc golf at Stewart Pond (Alternative 3c). IE, you want to play it; disc golf is a great activity; you've seen it improve land use for the public good. Use plain language and common sense and tell them all the reasons why it would be a good idea and why you personally want to see it happen. WDGC experiences building and caretaking Willamette and Adair are very relevant, as are the number of hours you and/or your club have volunteered to do so. Examples that this arrangement works are great.

3. How many times per year you'd play a great course in Eugene. How often you travel to play disc golf and what you typically spend in a community where you've gone to play. They really want to hear that! And not as relevant for out of towners: how many hours per year you would volunteer to maintain the course by attending volunteer work parties, pulling weeds, picking up trash, etc. Be honest and just use common sense.

4. Your full name and address.

If you want to read the plan (of which this proposal is a tiny, tiny part)here is the link for the BLM Draft RMP:

http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/eugene/plans/files/Draft_RMP.pdf

It's a very big PDF. The disc golf course is in "Alternative 3c" which is on page 59.

Please get in touch with me for any questions or concerns, there is a lot more context and history I can provide if you are interested. PLEASE drop me a line or post here if you submit comments. I don't need to know what you wrote, but it is important that I know how many supportive comments were submitted. Thanks for reading this far and for your support!

Lastly, a big thanks to Everett and Jay for their support of this proposal and the excellent comments they submitted! I've used the WDGC as a model example of a club building and acting as stewards of a course in the proposal to the BLM. Let's get another fun place to play in the Valley!

Matt Benotsch
mattbenotsch@...
541.915.3687


New Course Proposal in West Eugene - Public Comment Period

caloch4
 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approached the Eugene Disc Golf Club in January 2012 about the possibility of installing a disc golf course at the BLM's Stewart Pond property in west Eugene. EDGC members submitted a proposal which has been accepted into the draft plan that the BLM is going to use to decide what to do. The BLM is accepting public comments on what to include in the final plan until January 14th, 2013. They want to hear from you!

The area the BLM chose to consider for disc golf is not wetlands or environmentally sensitive and is appropriate for recreation. It would not take a huge amount of work to make a disc golf course there. It has elevation, big trees, open areas and moderate to heavily wooded areas. Disc golf would greatly increase recreation and other appropriate public use of the area without impacting environmentally sensitive areas. Stewart Pond is a BLM property located between Bailey Hill Rd. and Bertelsen Rd. north of W. 11th Ave.

The BLM is interested in disc golf at Stewart Pond as a way to increase recreation at the site, in part because there is so much inappropriate and illegal activity there. By bringing more eyes to the site it will be less likely to be abused. As it is right now, the BLM considers the site to be "lost" to recreational uses. As a federal taxpayer this is your property too, and even though you may not live in Eugene, you do have a say in supporting appropriate and needed recreational development there.

The EDGC proposal is to become the "Friends" group for the entire property, not just the disc golf footprint. We would not only do any and all necessary work to install and maintain the disc golf course, but also contribute hundreds of annual volunteer hours helping the BLM meet its natural resource protection and recreational goals. This would be our home course and main project as a club. It would be a very fun and challenging course, somewhat like Adair in length, features, and difficulty.

Please take ten minutes to write an email to the BLM supporting the proposal. When you submit your comments it will be helpful to include four main things:

1. You are submitting comments on the West Eugene Resource Management Plan and you want them to include Alternative 3c in the final plan.

2. The reasons WHY you want them to include disc golf at Stewart Pond (Alternative 3c). IE, you want to play it; disc golf is a great activity; you've seen it improve land use for the public good. Use plain language and common sense and tell them all the reasons why it would be a good idea and why you personally want to see it happen. WDGC experiences building and caretaking Willamette and Adair are very relevant, as are the number of hours you and/or your club have volunteered to do so. Examples that this arrangement works are great.

3. How many times per year you'd play a great course in Eugene. How often you travel to play disc golf and what you typically spend in a community where you've gone to play. They really want to hear that! And not as relevant for out of towners: how many hours per year you would volunteer to maintain the course by attending volunteer work parties, pulling weeds, picking up trash, etc. Be honest and just use common sense.

4. Your full name and address.

If you want to read the plan (of which this proposal is a tiny, tiny part)here is the link for the BLM Draft RMP:

http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/eugene/plans/files/Draft_RMP.pdf

It's a very big PDF. The disc golf course is in "Alternative 3c" which is on page 59.

Please get in touch with me for any questions or concerns, there is a lot more context and history I can provide if you are interested. PLEASE drop me a line or post here if you submit comments. I don't need to know what you wrote, but it is important that I know how many supportive comments were submitted. Thanks for reading this far and for your support!

Lastly, a big thanks to Everett and Jay for their support of this proposal and the excellent comments they submitted! I've used the WDGC as a model example of a club building and acting as stewards of a course in the proposal to the BLM. Let's get another fun place to play in the Valley!

Matt Benotsch
mattbenotsch@comcast.net
541.915.3687


Re: gravel

 

kineticbagel wrote...
Great turn out for a Thursday morning. Eight people showed up to fill in some of the pot holes at the entry to the park. Thank you for coming out. Thanks to Noah for showing the interest and for motivating others to join the club and come out to the work party.
I've been doing work on the course since 1996. I've had many, "atta boys" from passing golfers and citizens at large, but today was a first. We had a number of people say thanks and give us the thumbs up, but a nice older lady, I think she was walking her dog, pulled up and rolled down her window to ask who "we" are. Luke told her we are the disc golf club and she responded by donating $20 to the club!
Spreading gravel and good vibrations,and getting paid!
ATTA BOY!!! Wish I could have been there! Thanks for the hard work,
everyone!

Everett

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PO Box 403
Albany OR 97321-0117 Phone: 541-928-5259 8am-8pm PACIFIC TIME
USA http://www.kaser.com
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Re: gravel

kineticbagel <kineticbagel@...>
 

Wow!!
Great turn out for a Thursday morning. Eight people showed up to fill in some of the pot holes at the entry to the park. Thank you for coming out. Thanks to Noah for showing the interest and for motivating others to join the club and come out to the work party.
I've been doing work on the course since 1996. I've had many, "atta boys" from passing golfers and citizens at large, but today was a first. We had a number of people say thanks and give us the thumbs up, but a nice older lady, I think she was walking her dog, pulled up and rolled down her window to ask who "we" are. Luke told her we are the disc golf club and she responded by donating $20 to the club!
Spreading gravel and good vibrations,and getting paid!
Play on,
G$


Re: Review of Wilder Disc Golf Course

Greg Johnson
 

Thanks for the review Jay!


--- On Mon, 12/10/12, Sexton Hoyman Weedman wrote:

From: Sexton Hoyman Weedman
Subject: [wdgc] Review of Wilder Disc Golf Course
To: wdgc@...
Date: Monday, December 10, 2012, 1:58 PM

 
WDGC folk,
 
Nate and Jay Sexton went over to the Grand Opening of the Wilder Disc Golf Course in Newport.
 
To get to the Wilder Disc Golf Course head south on Hwy 101, and 1/2 mile south of the south end of the Yaquina Bay bridge turn left (east) on 40th St. At this junction there is a very large boat on the left of Hwy 101 - a great way to recognize the turn. Drive up this road 1/2 mile and park at the road side just as you get to a fenced dog park on your right. There is a white sign for the Wilder Dog Park and across the street is a very similar sign for the Wilder Disc Golf Course. The first tee is 50 feet east of the sign and the course is almost entirely within the woods on the east side of the road. Also, for your peace of mind - this course is up a tsunami evacuation route - and so a tsunami would not interrupt your play, as long as the sirens do not disturb your putt.
 
Over all this is a nice, new, raw, technical, woodsy course with 18 DiscCatcher Pro baskets and a practice basket near tee #1. It is a great addition to the local disc golf courses and provides a DG outlet for visitors to the central coast, which has been a disc golf desert.
This course is in typical thick, second growth, coastal forest of Hemlock, Spruce, and some Shore Pine and Doug-fir with undergrowth of Salal, ferns, and Salmonberry. The ground is challenging to walk on with massive ammounts of down wood in all stages of decomposition, and old logging trails and slash. The ravines, through which this course plays, add great interest, but also make traveling some of the fairways difficult. Ninety percent of the steps you take on this course require concentration. It is not a course for people who might have difficulty moving over rough ground.
 
The map at http://yaquinawavelength.com/wp-content/uploads/Wilder-Course-layout.jpg is helpful for finding your way through the course.
The tees all have tee signs with good maps, but the paths to the next tees are not obvious, and several of the baskets are hidden from the tee. The distances on the map and on the tee signs are not to be trusted - we estimated that there were errors of up to 75 feet on distances. As of this writing the sponsorship signs were not yet on the holes.
The majority of holes should be scouted before throwing and spotters are highly recommended for several of the holes in which a VERY SERIOUS RAVINE comes into play.
Very visible disc colors are also highly recommended as thick Salal, ferns, and logs make the rough formidable.
 
The tees are mixes of gravel and wood chips in a defined box of logs - this is probably the weakest aspect of this course. Design is good
with holes 7, 8, and 9 being the prettiest on the course. The two longer holes are listed on the tees as par 4, but over all, this course plays as a par 54, rather than a 56.
The fairways have significant numbers of trees and tree strikes on the ravine holes can have punishing consequences. Most of the holes are in the mid 200 foot distances, with one at about 400 feet and two holes under 200. A frightening ravine comes into play on holes 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8, and these holes need to be played with well positioned spotters to increase the odds that a ravine bound disc will be returned to your bag. These holes need to be played with avoidance of the ravine uppermost in your mind.
 
Many players may despair that this course demands more control than they are capable of delivering. It will test your ability to escape difficult predicaments, which are the result of lapses in your control. The tees will not allow you to make run ups, but the lengths of the majority of these holes do not require power. This course is a puzzle requiring finesse, and providing a delightful disc golf experience in the wilds of the coastal forest.
 
Nate played the course with a first round -5 and a second round -10 with an unbroken string of birdies from hole 6 through 15, and I played a -1 and a -2 round.
The -10 is the new course record, but Nate feels a -16 is possible. All these scores are assuming a 54 par - so based on the tee signs Nate was -7 and -12, and I was -3 and -4.
 
It is a fun and challenging course. Tell any locals you might see that you appreciate the substantial effort, (in fundraising, negotiation, brush clearing, and stair and fairway building) that went into this ambitious course.
 
Here is a link to a coastal newspaper article when the plans for the DG project were first publicized:
 
 


Re: gravel

Jay Sexton
 

Greg,
I can help for an hour - from 10 till 11:00 - see you there,
Jay

Going to be moving some gravel around the entry to Willamette on Thursday
at 10 if anyone is interested.
Send me an email if you plan on coming out, so I can have enough gear for
all.
G


gravel

kineticbagel <kineticbagel@...>
 

Going to be moving some gravel around the entry to Willamette on Thursday at 10 if anyone is interested.
Send me an email if you plan on coming out, so I can have enough gear for all.
G


Re: Presidents cup was fun. Thank you Everett

Nathan Sexton
 

Thanks to all who helped with set up and takedown, thanks to Everett for another great presidents cup!


On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 9:17 AM, Eric Smith <inspectorsmith@...> wrote:
 

The Presidents Cup was AWESOME!!!!

 

From: wdgc@... [mailto:wdgc@...] On Behalf Of Everett Kaser
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:52 AM
To: evilhatechild
Subject: Re: [wdgc] Presidents cup was fun. Thank you Everett

 

 

evilhatechild wrote...
> Everett is the man...

You're too kind. Really. Makes me think you want something... :-)

> My favorite hole was tourney hole 18 (from 4's teepad to 2's basket).
> It was an exciting hole, just the thing that the women and children
> back home like to see.

Me, too. While I had a great day (enjoyment-wise), my playing sucked
wind, the kind of crap you'd expect to see from Kelly. BUT... on my
last hole of the day (the above mentioned #18, since I started on #1),
I threw the most beautiful forehand, level and straight as an arrow,
right through the gap and dropped it six feet from the basket. If
you can only have one good hole per day, having it be the final one
is probably best.

> No keg? Did no one give Mark an official invite?

Actually I did. After last year, when he barely made it because he
didn't hear about it until the day before, I made a point of calling
him this year and giving him a personal invite. He ended up having
another engagement he couldn't avoid.

> Thanks again Everett.

No, thank YOU, Mike, for loaning the use of your pop-up AND the
propane heater that helped keep me warm during the morning registration!

Also a big thanks to Dave Pittman, who helped me put out the temporary
tee-pads and signs, and who (even though he couldn't play) showed up
to help with the scoring, the pay-outs/scrip, and the discs, BIG help!

Another thanks to Inspector Smith and Kim Halsey for sticking around
and helping to round up a bunch of the signs and one of the tee-pads!

And, thanks to Jay, Nate and Kelly for the loan of their baskets!

It was a great day and a great group of people!

Everett

======================================================================
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PO Box 403
Albany OR 97321-0117 Phone: 541-928-5259 8am-8pm PACIFIC TIME
USA http://www.kaser.com
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Re: Presidents cup was fun. Thank you Everett

Eric Smith
 

The Presidents Cup was AWESOME!!!!

 

From: wdgc@... [mailto:wdgc@...] On Behalf Of Everett Kaser
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:52 AM
To: evilhatechild
Subject: Re: [wdgc] Presidents cup was fun. Thank you Everett

 

 

evilhatechild wrote...
> Everett is the man...

You're too kind. Really. Makes me think you want something... :-)

> My favorite hole was tourney hole 18 (from 4's teepad to 2's basket).
> It was an exciting hole, just the thing that the women and children
> back home like to see.

Me, too. While I had a great day (enjoyment-wise), my playing sucked
wind, the kind of crap you'd expect to see from Kelly. BUT... on my
last hole of the day (the above mentioned #18, since I started on #1),
I threw the most beautiful forehand, level and straight as an arrow,
right through the gap and dropped it six feet from the basket. If
you can only have one good hole per day, having it be the final one
is probably best.

> No keg? Did no one give Mark an official invite?

Actually I did. After last year, when he barely made it because he
didn't hear about it until the day before, I made a point of calling
him this year and giving him a personal invite. He ended up having
another engagement he couldn't avoid.

> Thanks again Everett.

No, thank YOU, Mike, for loaning the use of your pop-up AND the
propane heater that helped keep me warm during the morning registration!

Also a big thanks to Dave Pittman, who helped me put out the temporary
tee-pads and signs, and who (even though he couldn't play) showed up
to help with the scoring, the pay-outs/scrip, and the discs, BIG help!

Another thanks to Inspector Smith and Kim Halsey for sticking around
and helping to round up a bunch of the signs and one of the tee-pads!

And, thanks to Jay, Nate and Kelly for the loan of their baskets!

It was a great day and a great group of people!

Everett

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Re: Presidents cup was fun. Thank you Everett

 

evilhatechild wrote...
Everett is the man...
You're too kind. Really. Makes me think you want something... :-)

My favorite hole was tourney hole 18 (from 4's teepad to 2's basket).
It was an exciting hole, just the thing that the women and children
back home like to see.
Me, too. While I had a great day (enjoyment-wise), my playing sucked
wind, the kind of crap you'd expect to see from Kelly. BUT... on my
last hole of the day (the above mentioned #18, since I started on #1),
I threw the most beautiful forehand, level and straight as an arrow,
right through the gap and dropped it six feet from the basket. If
you can only have one good hole per day, having it be the final one
is probably best.

No keg? Did no one give Mark an official invite?
Actually I did. After last year, when he barely made it because he
didn't hear about it until the day before, I made a point of calling
him this year and giving him a personal invite. He ended up having
another engagement he couldn't avoid.

Thanks again Everett.
No, thank YOU, Mike, for loaning the use of your pop-up AND the
propane heater that helped keep me warm during the morning registration!

Also a big thanks to Dave Pittman, who helped me put out the temporary
tee-pads and signs, and who (even though he couldn't play) showed up
to help with the scoring, the pay-outs/scrip, and the discs, BIG help!

Another thanks to Inspector Smith and Kim Halsey for sticking around
and helping to round up a bunch of the signs and one of the tee-pads!

And, thanks to Jay, Nate and Kelly for the loan of their baskets!

It was a great day and a great group of people!

Everett

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Presidents cup was fun. Thank you Everett

Mike Storrs
 

Everett is the man. He set up the course weeks in advance for everyone to practice. He dialed up awesome weather. He ran a smooth tournament. We were all done and home before the sun set. A great way to say goodby to one of the greatest club prez's ever.

I had a great time except for the hole that used 11's basket (tourney hole 9?). My favorite hole was tourney hole 18 (from 4's teepad to 2's basket). It was an exciting hole, just the thing that the women and children back home like to see. I was in the finals of the ace pot/putting contest and lost to a guy from Philomath. I had two chances to win it but he needed the money more.

The turnout was perfect for golfers like me who don't like standing around waiting. The lunch was a bit suspect though. No keg? Did no one give Mark an official invite? Gibson was there but he didn't bring a bbq with him, again. Ironic too since his job is to feed people with other peoples donated money.

Thanks again Everett.
Mike Storrs.


Review of Wilder Disc Golf Course

Jay Sexton
 

WDGC folk,
 
Nate and Jay Sexton went over to the Grand Opening of the Wilder Disc Golf Course in Newport.
 
To get to the Wilder Disc Golf Course head south on Hwy 101, and 1/2 mile south of the south end of the Yaquina Bay bridge turn left (east) on 40th St. At this junction there is a very large boat on the left of Hwy 101 - a great way to recognize the turn. Drive up this road 1/2 mile and park at the road side just as you get to a fenced dog park on your right. There is a white sign for the Wilder Dog Park and across the street is a very similar sign for the Wilder Disc Golf Course. The first tee is 50 feet east of the sign and the course is almost entirely within the woods on the east side of the road. Also, for your peace of mind - this course is up a tsunami evacuation route - and so a tsunami would not interrupt your play, as long as the sirens do not disturb your putt.
 
Over all this is a nice, new, raw, technical, woodsy course with 18 DiscCatcher Pro baskets and a practice basket near tee #1. It is a great addition to the local disc golf courses and provides a DG outlet for visitors to the central coast, which has been a disc golf desert.
This course is in typical thick, second growth, coastal forest of Hemlock, Spruce, and some Shore Pine and Doug-fir with undergrowth of Salal, ferns, and Salmonberry. The ground is challenging to walk on with massive ammounts of down wood in all stages of decomposition, and old logging trails and slash. The ravines, through which this course plays, add great interest, but also make traveling some of the fairways difficult. Ninety percent of the steps you take on this course require concentration. It is not a course for people who might have difficulty moving over rough ground.
 
The map at http://yaquinawavelength.com/wp-content/uploads/Wilder-Course-layout.jpg is helpful for finding your way through the course.
The tees all have tee signs with good maps, but the paths to the next tees are not obvious, and several of the baskets are hidden from the tee. The distances on the map and on the tee signs are not to be trusted - we estimated that there were errors of up to 75 feet on distances. As of this writing the sponsorship signs were not yet on the holes.
The majority of holes should be scouted before throwing and spotters are highly recommended for several of the holes in which a VERY SERIOUS RAVINE comes into play.
Very visible disc colors are also highly recommended as thick Salal, ferns, and logs make the rough formidable.
 
The tees are mixes of gravel and wood chips in a defined box of logs - this is probably the weakest aspect of this course. Design is good
with holes 7, 8, and 9 being the prettiest on the course. The two longer holes are listed on the tees as par 4, but over all, this course plays as a par 54, rather than a 56.
The fairways have significant numbers of trees and tree strikes on the ravine holes can have punishing consequences. Most of the holes are in the mid 200 foot distances, with one at about 400 feet and two holes under 200. A frightening ravine comes into play on holes 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8, and these holes need to be played with well positioned spotters to increase the odds that a ravine bound disc will be returned to your bag. These holes need to be played with avoidance of the ravine uppermost in your mind.
 
Many players may despair that this course demands more control than they are capable of delivering. It will test your ability to escape difficult predicaments, which are the result of lapses in your control. The tees will not allow you to make run ups, but the lengths of the majority of these holes do not require power. This course is a puzzle requiring finesse, and providing a delightful disc golf experience in the wilds of the coastal forest.
 
Nate played the course with a first round -5 and a second round -10 with an unbroken string of birdies from hole 6 through 15, and I played a -1 and a -2 round.
The -10 is the new course record, but Nate feels a -16 is possible. All these scores are assuming a 54 par - so based on the tee signs Nate was -7 and -12, and I was -3 and -4.
 
It is a fun and challenging course. Tell any locals you might see that you appreciate the substantial effort, (in fundraising, negotiation, brush clearing, and stair and fairway building) that went into this ambitious course.
 
Here is a link to a coastal newspaper article when the plans for the DG project were first publicized:
 
 


Doubles is at WILLAMETTE this Sunday!, 12/9/2012, 11:00 am

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Reminder from:   wdgc Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   Doubles is at WILLAMETTE this Sunday!
 
Date:   Sunday December 9, 2012
Time:   11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Notes:   Ignore the other reminder, it's an idiot. Doubles is at WILLAMETTE this Sunday, NOT at Adair!
 
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Doubles is at WILLAMETTE this Sunday!, 12/9/2012, 11:00 am

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Title:   Doubles is at WILLAMETTE this Sunday!
 
Date:   Sunday December 9, 2012
Time:   11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Notes:   Ignore the other reminder, it's an idiot. Doubles is at WILLAMETTE this Sunday, NOT at Adair!
 
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President's Cup

 

Weather's looking good! Low of 38 tonight, 20% chance of showers
tomorrow morning before 10am, then partly sunny with high around 46,
and a 5mph breeze. Couldn't hope for much better in December!

I'll be out there this afternoon getting some last minute touches in
place, then will be out there by 7:00am tomorrow, ready to register
and organize. Player's meeting 8:15, shotgun start at 8:45.

Bring your own lunch, afternoon round starts between 12:30 and 1:00,
depending upon how the morning round goes.

If no one wins the Ace pot, all the money from Ace pot and Mulligans
will be up for grabs in a sudden-death put-off!

Lot's of room for everyone, lots of challenge on a new course layout.

I hope to see you out there!!!

Everett

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Re: 2012 President's Stein

 

Andre wrote...
Is the presidents cup set-up going to be located in the northwest picnic/event area?
No, tournament-central will be beside the #1 tee parking lot.
The 'lower' parking lot will be closed off (for driving from tee #9,
which is located up by regular #12 basket, down to regular #5-long),
so anyone that can't park in the #1 parking lot will have to park
over behind the baseball diamond and hoof it. So hopefully folks will
be considerate and park as close and neatly as possible, so as to
allow as many folks as possible to park in the #1 lot. Car-pooling,
if possible, would also help.

Everett

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