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disc golfer girl
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:51:34 PM
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Hank is up at HUeston every day this week with front loader. We are in the grooming stage and really could use some extra hands to help out. Call HAnk @ 513-858-3472 or 513-252-3703 if you are able to be out. We do stop for breaks so please let us know when you are coming so HAnk can look for you.
Brad_H
Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:23:59 PM
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Location: Hueston Woods, baby!
Gunna be there 9 - 5 Thursday.

I'm a lumberjack now baby!

Tim Tim
Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2009 11:50:05 AM

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Location: Monroe, OH
Me and some buddies gave the course a go the otherday after it rained and it is coming along great! Just don't go right after it rains cause it is a mudslide right now hehehe unless being covered in mud and spiders turns ya on!  ;)
Brad_H
Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2009 5:01:01 PM
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Thanks, Tim. Hank and I worked mostly on hole 10 earlier today. I think he is staying until dark. 10 is done and looks great. There's a few sticks left to pick up and a couple dead pines we need permission to take out, but it looks about the way it's going to look. about 275, some trees directly in front of the teepad you must throw between, and multiple routes.

Baskets do not have to stay where they are. We put in baskets and teepads blind, but now that we're starting to clear, we have a better idea of what holes actually look like.

We have the chipper now and those two chainsaws. If anybody wants to help, now is the time. I'm going to get a video up here, and the video is just that; Hank saying "now is the time to help." If you want to chip, make sure you've got ear protection and eye protection. We should have a couple pairs of googles and a couple pairs of ear muffs for you.
Brad_H
Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:44:39 PM
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Hank has really been making tracks all week and has every hole at least semi-cleared. He has seriously been up there every day 8-12 hours, most of the time by himself. I don't know how he does it. I tried working there by myself just once and got so bitter about nobody helping me I had to quit.

I was able to get up there today to work with Hank and we got hole 14 squared away, and then we littered the ground with vines. It was really a jungle. Using the front end loader and a chain, we tore down dozens of vines that were choking the trees.

Our chainsaws are constantly breaking; use one for 10 minutes and spend a half an hour trying to fix it.

The chipper is serving as a $125 dollar a day paper weight since we have no one to use it.
Everything is done to the point where what needs to happen is obvious and if we lose this chipper, it is going to be very hard to convince the park to rent it for us again; ie the course will look like crap and have debris piles everywhere.
PaulDmt
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 8:07:36 AM
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Help could really be used here. I walked the course and took pictures of most of the holes. While many of the fairways are cut, there is some debris left behind that a four person crew could make quick work of and make many of the holes clean and playable.
Tim Tim
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 9:02:25 AM

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I agree, I would be MORE than happy to help clear stuff out since I love to clean but between helping my girlfriend find 2 jobs, planning on moving out, going to michigan for a wedding, and my job starting next week...

I don't have barely any time to think! You guys are doing a fantastic job considering the lack of help you all get out there. In no time at all, this course will be looking near finished and then we can give you guys all the credit while we go out and play all 54 holes!  jump
StorminSteve
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 9:28:45 AM

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Hopefully I may be able to come up again on Thursady or Friday . I will finish #7 .
topherb
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 9:30:16 AM

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I might head up that way sun or mon!
Tim Tim
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 9:52:37 AM

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I might be able to head over Monday as well!
Brad_H
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 2:28:27 PM
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Thanks, guys. I worked on 13 for about 2 hours this morning and it was amazing how much I got done, even with a burnt out chainsaw and a horsefly that wouldn't leave me alone.

I tore out about 100 honeysuckle bushes; just stomped em down and tugged them free. Luckily honeysuckle has very weak roots and most can be removed with no tools whatsoever.
Brad_H
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 2:30:05 PM
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I came home to wash the treebark out of my hair and take care of a couple things. Hank and I are going back up tonight to feed the chipper. Ought to be out there 5 til dark.
Brad_H
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 9:53:22 PM
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The chipper was put on hole 6 where we didn't have much piled up yet, so we tried to cut stuff down, but started having saw problems again. Such is life, I guess. Hankster will be finishing work on hole 6 tomorrow if anyone would care to lend him a hand.
Brad_H
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2009 5:54:37 PM
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Today was a bit of a flop. The chipper was sent back to the rental company because the park had paid 1,300 dollars in rental fees for 4 hours of use. So what we're going to do is pile all the debris until we decide we're done clearing and then get the chipper back. It will probably take until late fall to finish clearing and piling if only Hank and I do it.

Our chainsaws are still problematic. With the money we've spent trying to recondition them, we could have bought a brand new saw by now.
DanH
Posted: Friday, August 21, 2009 8:11:07 PM

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Yes, clearing first then chipping would make a lot more sense if you are paying per day for a chipper. Might I also suggest that you clear first before you put the tees and baskets in too? Oh, too late for that.
Brad_H
Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2009 1:10:11 AM
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yeah, no s**t about the chipper.

you could have helped
topherb
Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2009 10:55:23 AM

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you could have bought a chipper for that much money!
Tim Tim
Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2009 1:26:40 PM

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True... that sucks bro. Sorry I couldn't have been more help to you all recently. You guys are still doing a great job!
disc girl 09
Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2009 6:18:30 PM
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Me and my boyfreind drove outto play the cours today . Why post how well it is coming along and that it is able to be played, when it is not even close to being done. Please do everybody a favor and post when it is really able to be played ! We didn't enjoy driving from West side of Cin to see see a course in progress.
topherb
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2009 7:28:48 AM

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He did say it wasn't finished!
EXMONEY@HARBIN
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2009 9:25:33 AM
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There are TWO people working on an entire course, which is mostly cut through woods. It ISNT close to being finished, he has stated that many of times. From what it looked like three months ago to what it looks like today, its like black and white. Hank and Brad have worked there asses off to build a PRO quality course, in Ohio. Instead of us Ohians taking all of our money down to kentucky to play Idlewild and Banklick now we have a PRO course in our neghborhood. No its not finished, and maybe they could have done things in a defferent way, but to bash them in a negative way is terrible of you!
Maybe they should have waited to put the tees in, or the baskets. But you also have to remember, you have no idea what the money situation was like. Maybe the parks were on Hanks butt to actually get the baskets bought, and put in the ground! The parks Dept. dont see Hank working his butt off, they just want to see baskets in the ground and tees put down, then they know he is getting something done.
What i dont understand is why people are *****ing about a man working his ass off to build us a course. Yeah maybe he isnt building it the way you would, but what course dont you go to anymore where you say to yourself. WOW they really could have used this land in a much better way to make this course a lot better. EX: Turtlecreek
Get off there backs, and if you dont like what he is doing GO HELP!!! Or just dont go play it. Personally though, i cant wait until those fairways are cut out!
andersab
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2009 10:13:49 AM

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EXMONEY@HARBIN wrote:
Hank and Brad have worked there asses off to build a PRO quality course, in Ohio. Instead of us Ohians taking all of our money down to kentucky to play Idlewild and Banklick now we have a PRO course in our neghborhood.


There are a lot of PRO quality courses in OHIO... One is in your backyard Mt. Airy.
EXMONEY@HARBIN
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2009 10:29:30 AM
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Your right we do have ONE!!!
Also sorry let me rephrase my Quote: In the greater Cincinnati area we only have one PRO course, other then idlewild and banklick...
nienaber
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2009 10:36:31 AM
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First off it is a disservice to people that work so hard to be so critical of people having a negative opinion. I understand the frustration but just because someone works hard does not mean everyone is gonna be positive...look at a president. Now I almost made the trip up last weekend because of quotes on this thread like

"Hank has really been making tracks all week and has every hole at least semi-cleared."

would make me believe it was fairly playable...being a person that works 40+ hours a week with very little free time I understand her frustration going up there to a course that is not playable.

Also I don't understand you comment about taking Ohioan money to Kentucky...those courses are free and we don't pay taxes for their up keep so actually Kentuckians are paying us to play their courses. It seems you are comparing disc golf to casino gambling
discndat
Posted: Monday, August 24, 2009 10:52:00 AM

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Ok, both sides have a good point here. Most of us know Hank and a few others have been working on the course and have put in a lot of time there. Not everyone visiting this site may know that right off the bat. It seems that Hank and others have also hinted on here that the course is playable.  So, it is also reasonable that someone may go up there and find it not so playable as other courses. We shouldn't slam someone for making this statement. We do have a lot of people who visit this site who may not be GCFDA members, who may be new to the area, new to the more organized disc golf scene, etc. so we shouldn't slam them when they come on and make a statement. That can push good people away and we don't want to do that.

Maybe all posts by Hank or Brad_H should state: " course not really completed yet, play at your own desire, but don't expect it to be the completed course just yet" and "yes, if you want to help, let Hank know"  and if Hank could have a list of what people can do, it may help.  It is a long drive for some people and if they go up to help and don't know what to do, it can be aggravating if it's not organized. These are the things I hear. Just my 2 cents worth from Kentucky, but I am a member and an officer of the GCFDA.



" course not really completed yet, play at your own desire, but don't expect it to be the completed course just yet" and "yes, if you want to help, let Hank know" 
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