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Fred Salaz
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:51:31 AM
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Baskets should be in by this weekend.

Enjoy!
Drew
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:07:33 PM
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Great news on the baskets, Fred. Will they be ready for a Sunday pre-Super Bowl noon round of doubles?

Looked like an open day with Jolly on Saturday.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:15:57 PM
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Drew, sounds great. I was going to call u on this. I'll try to be there if anyone wants some easy money.
Drew
Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:36:25 PM
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We all love easy money! I'll post on the Idlewild weekly event thread to see if we can get a good size group for a noon draw.
shex44
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2013 12:46:25 PM

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Went there two days ago. Love the new baskets, you can see them for miles. The basket on 5 is still missing, and the basket on 14 is set up wrong. The chains are too close to the basket, as a matter of fact the chains are sitting in the basket. Makes for a much more accurate putt. I don't know if there is not enough baskets or if someone stole #5. Taking short #2, #13, or #16 would be better than having no chains at all for #5. Just a thought. I do love the new baskets though.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2013 2:35:39 PM
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I think they put 5 in yesterday or Wednesday, they couldn't where it went. Ill check on #14, they might have run out of s hooks. Thanks Shex for the heads up. Baskets will have numbers on number plates as soon as it warms up. Pin location and next tee signs are next.
perica
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 8:53:55 PM

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the new baskets look great. i think the parks guys made a couple errors installing them - the poles appear to be upside down on 10 and 14, so the target to putt at is way smaller than usual. awesome job getting them powder coated though!
dettmerb
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 3:52:11 PM
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Yea. They look great, but the target areas aren't tall enough on a couple holes.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 7:01:53 PM
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Played it today for the first time since baskets were put in. Noticed the midget baskets. Will make necessary changes asap. The park dept liked them so much they want to do the rest of the course(a-f) and the Walton course.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 3:08:23 PM
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Fixed the midget baskets. If you see anything else that needs a fixing, please post here. Thanks Pin position signs, number plate signs and next tee signs are next.
perica
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:27:07 AM

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Played Idlewild on Sunday. I noticed that some of the powder-coating on the baskets was chipping. This is typically due to the surface not being prepped adequately (vendor probably missing spots while sandblasting). Not sure if the company that did the job has any sort of guarantee on their work, but it might be worth mentioning to the parks dept since I'm sure it wasn't cheap to do that.

On a second note, what's up with the metal post nailed to the tree on hole 5's tee? Trying to discourage the over-the-top shot?
alex.e
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:37:59 AM

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noticed that post nailed to the tree a couple weeks ago. Thought the same thing. Also i don't know if they have been fixed yet Fred, but it looked to me like hole 1 and maybe 10? (took mental note of it when playing but forgot to say anything and this was a couple weeks ago) still appeared to be midget baskets (chains touching the bottom of the basket), granted i didn't play the course when all the other midget baskets were in existence so i might be completely wrong on the matter.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 6:10:52 PM
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Mark, we cut a fairway on #5 so that you have a chance to get to the second level without having to go over the top. I also put that post up to block going over the top. Open one alley, close one so that the hole plays the same for everyone.

I'm thinking that the nicks were done during the installation. Not sure about a guarantee. They shouldn't rust, they are galvanized under the powder coating.

Alex, I fixed #10 and #14. Will get to #1 asap.
NatiBuckeye
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:38:57 PM

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Fred Salaz wrote:
Mark, we cut a fairway on #5 so that you have a chance to get to the second level without having to go over the top..


Will this be maintained through the spring and summer growth?  The gap is larger and noticeable now which is appreciated.
perica
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 8:45:37 PM

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That's cool. I figured that last skinny tree would go at some point from repeated disc hits and the creek. Didn't realize it was cut, figured it fell over.

I doubt the gap will fill in through summer given the shade and player traffic.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 9:24:37 PM
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Honeysuckle gets pretty Hugh on this side of the creek but I will make sure its cut back or eliminated. Anything else anyone sees that needs work please post here. Idlewild is slowly dropping on the disc golf course review web site but hanging in there for a public course. There are only two public courses in the top ten. Idlewild is currently 4th.
sisyphus
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 8:02:04 AM

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...but Idlewild is the #1 'Favorited" course in the world on DGCR. Keep in mind the ratings include all those haters that are gonna hate. I'm still a noob, and have only played 92 courses so far, but you should know that Idlewild stands WAY at the top as the most impressive course I've seen. No gimmicks, just the best designed, most lovingly cared for course. Whenever I muster up the willpower to let Idlewild humble me again, I STILL marvel that its free to play there. Thanks for all your work, Fred.
alex.e
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 3:45:05 PM

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Hmm...now they have both Selah Ranch Courses listed in top rated, used to just have the one, maybe the other finally got enough ratings. Idlewild is still #1 public course though...it's all about the spin you put on it lol.
brutalbrutus
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:04:54 PM
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that selah ranch does look like a sweet place though carts cabins but its not cheap to play
alex.e
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:16:28 PM

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Idk, i have serious reservations about anything in the state of texas...something about it's reputation makes me feel like i wouldn't get along with people down there lol. That course does look really sweet though. I'm really interested in playing Flip City this summer if i can somehow make it up there.
dettmerb
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 1:54:53 PM
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I've played Selah. Played it last summer. You need to make reservations, so I was told I was the first from Cincinnati to play the courses. I will say it is a wonderful course and terrific experience. Hard to compare Idlewild to Selah. A public course vs. a private resort. Both are terrific and five star worthy. As far as the "concern for the people" down there, the staff could not be nicer and more welcoming.
sisyphus
Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 7:14:40 PM

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Check out the simplified 'Top Courses' page that Tim G created at DGCR:
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/top_ranked.php
brutalbrutus
Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 8:08:31 AM
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hey fred I was wondering if you know if they plan on cutting the weeds down at idlewild no 15 again this year?
Zepledelin
Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 9:03:21 AM
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Fun times at idlewild yesterday but it was a little brutal. Hope someone turns in your disc. We probably stepped all around it.
brutalbrutus
Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 9:12:23 AM
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yea if my back wasn't bothering me so much I probly would have kept looking and sent you guys to the next hole
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