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STEVO
Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 5:48:53 PM
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I'll be there this Saturday....should be a good day to put down some gravel.
perica
Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 6:28:25 PM

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Location: Where it puts the lotion on its skin
Steve, I have your yellow TL. Found it on Idlewild # 14 long.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Friday, January 04, 2008 6:13:55 PM
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Looks like Boone County Parks really came through this time. They dropped two truck loads of gravel, over 60 railroad ties(to mark OB) with pre drilled holes, cut and drug two telephone poles for the new bridge on 16(the old one is leaning just a little).
We will be shoveling gravel tomorrow and go from there. Meet by hole #1 at 11:00 am, I will try to be out there early(when hell freezes over). Bring gloves, shovels, rakes, buckets etc.. I will have my big blue wheelbarrow and a smaller one as well.

By the way, Idlewild is officially closed. The parks even put up a sign "Frisbee Golf course closed for the winter"

Don't show up expecting to play.
STEVO
Posted: Friday, January 04, 2008 8:53:23 PM
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Except maybe to take your MTA dollar.:smile :smile
Fred Salaz
Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2008 6:03:16 PM
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Steve Mahl, Kevin Brashear, Liz Shooner, Eric Simpson, Rob Johnston and I all showed up in the rain and shoveled some gravel on Saturday. They spread gravel on #4, #12, #13, #14short, #15 tee and I drove the big blue wheelbarrow. Since I didn't do much on Saturday I spread some on #2, #6 and around the tee on #1 on Sunday. It all looks good and will go a long way to keep erosion down.

The parks put some signs up but looks like some disc golfers can't read or ignored the signs. I even have bags over the baskets on a few holes.
I talked to them and hopefully they will respect the parks wishes in the future.
We will be out again next Saturday(weather permitting) with a new project. Either a new bridge or marking OB with RR ties or building a tiered wall on #5's slope.
Thanks everyone, I hope I didn't forget anyone.
laws
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:24:37 PM
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Fred, Jp and I will not be available tomorrow but we are planning on next weekend for sure.. I know it been a while since we have been out there but we will come thru Jan 18-20 guaranteed. The course is the greatest I have ever played and i take value in a small part of the ownership. Time is hard to come by but, i will be there this coming weekend.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008 11:03:13 PM
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Thanks Brian, we will see you next week.
perica
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2008 11:34:52 AM

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Fred, the ice bowl for Idlewild/Boone is scheduled for 2/23. Will Idlewild be opening early or shall some rescheduling be in order?
bobherb
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2008 3:16:51 PM

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Who is planning to show for Idlewild work day tomorrow?
The weather looks pretty decent, for January anyway:

http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/tenday/45237?from=36hr_fcst10DayLink_business
Dragon
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2008 5:54:33 PM
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I will be going to Idlewild to work on the bridge if it isn't raining tomorrow about 10:30am.
Eric Simpson
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2008 6:36:46 PM
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I will be there. Is everyone meeting at 10:30 on 16 for bridge work?
Fred Salaz
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2008 7:52:11 PM
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Work days at Idlewild are scheduled for 11:00(see above post #13480) but if you want to meet early go for it. I will be there at 11:00. Mark, Idlewild will open for the ice bowl on Feb 23 and close again till Saturday, March 1.
KevinB
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2008 9:29:46 PM
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Location: Bexley, OH
I'll be there. Fred please bring my red handled shovel & black rake, I forgot it in the back of your truck last weekend.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2008 11:07:41 PM
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Got em. Bob I've got oil.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 11:50:49 AM
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We had a great work day at Idlewild yesterday. Perfect conditions and we got tons done.
First a great big thanks for all that showed up. Myself, Kevin, Keith, Eric Simpson, Bob, Don Lohman and Tyler(Don's nephew). Sorry if I forgot someone.

The goal for the day was to replace the small bridge that was falling apart with a new one that the parks could drive over with their mowers. We had to position two telephone poles across the creek which was no small task. Thanks to Keith's ingenuity and ideas we were able to do it without anyone getting hurt. As Eric put it"those things are massive". It took all of us working together to lay them in place and I must say it's going to add another nice touch to the course once the decking is complete.

We also started to define the OB by laying RR ties along the creek and THAT is really going to add a lot to the hole.
We(Keith and Bob mostly) also cleared out fallen trees on #12 and path to #12.
We also cut and removed a tree that had fallen on the short basket of #13(totaled).
We also cut and removed dead(ONLY) trees on the fairway of #13. It opens it up but we think scores will go up instead of down.
The reason for cutting down the dead trees on #13 was because we saw a dead tree fall on the spot where Keith's vehicle had just been parked. Safety and just speeding up the process.

Kevin worked on the creek creating a babbling brook that was very relaxing after a hard days work as we enjoyed a couple of cold ones and some fun conversation.
It was a good day.
Thanks everyone.
frizgolf
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 1:37:05 PM
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Whoa. The basket's totaled?
STEVO
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 1:45:38 PM
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Better the basket than Keith's vehicle (I guess :think).
bobherb
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 4:53:56 PM

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Actually, it was short #13 (a mach 2), not totaled, and I believe Keith will likely be able to repair it - he took it with him.
There were many dead trees downed by the last high wind episode.
We noticed many other dead trees and decided we would rather drop them now instead of having them fall on someone later.
At the end of the day we were all pretty well spent - but happy... maybe a bit numb.
Handfuls of chocolate were distributed to those in attendance.
KevinB
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 9:00:31 PM
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Marking the OB with the railroad ties along the creek is not only going to look nice, it will go along way for not having to mark it with string for all the tournament/course challenge events. It's going to look very nice.
bobherb
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 12:15:19 PM

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I agree the RR ties will be a really nice addition.
On the subtraction side, and something that will make many discers happy (a few sad), two Ash trees on hole #16 are falling victim to the Ash borer insect (Woodpeckers have manifested the infestation). The two trees happen to be on the right side defining the fairway about 120 feet off the tee with part of their root systems in the creek. When they fall (or are removed) the fairway will be noticeably widened by about 5 feet.

So... who is happy :dance  and who is sad angry  about this???
Kool Keith
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 12:18:27 PM
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Bob -

In your opinion (or experience) should those trees that exhibit the Ash Borer be removed and destroyed/carted away, as to minimize the infestation on the rest of the course?

bobherb
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 12:30:12 PM

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Yep,

It would probably be best to cut them down and burn them to stop further infestation.


Below is a link I found and I will post part of it here:
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Eradicate to Eliminate the Pest

In the past, eradication, or tree-cutting, has been a prominent part of Ohio's program to battle EAB. At the current time, there are no tree cutting projects occurring in the state of Ohio.

Currently, the only known way to eliminate EAB from an area is to destroy the infested ash trees. The eradication process includes cutting down all ash trees within one-half mile (the natural spread of the insect) of an infested tree and chipping them to less than an inch to destroy the larvae living beneath the bark. This process, as recommended by a National EAB Science Advisory Panel, is a tool to combat small, isolated infestations.


http://www.ohioagriculture.gov/plant/ppc/eab/plnt-eab-response.stm


Kool Keith
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 2:00:12 PM
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This would be a serious project then for an Arborist?

NEngle
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 2:06:33 PM

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It needs to be reported to the Boone County Extension office.
bobherb
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 2:24:52 PM

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Nick is right - they would be able to positively identify the "bodies" (insect larvea).

I am just guessing it is the E. A. Borer and I am pretty sure the trees are Ash.

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