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Fred Salaz
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 8:24:06 PM
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Any chance of getting tee pads in before your tourney?
chief32
Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 8:38:45 PM
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I was thinking of rubber mat tee pads. But, I've never played on them. Any advise & opinions. I bet I could get approval for them. The twp. doesn't own the woods where the back 9 is. So, I don't think we could something permanant(is that right?) like concrete.
finnhawc
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 10:01:33 AM

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The Fly 18 rubber tee pads are the bomb for temporary or semi-permanent installation. Great footing even in the rain I even like them better than concrete. The are used for the U.S. Amatuer Championship at the Toboggan Course in Kensington Metropark and were used at the DGLO last year. Matthew, you out there with any comments.
matthew_blakely
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 6:14:03 PM
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They work pretty well, Even after a rain.

Kool Keith
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 9:29:17 PM
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I've used them before also... it's tough to trust, but they do stick pretty well.

I don't think that I'd hesitate to use them in a wooded course with a thick canopy, but I wouldn't sit them out in the sun in an open field. When they get hot, they get even stickier - knee's, ankles, and ligaments will fail before they rubber on your shoe's breaks traction with a hot sticky mat.
DanH
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 1:14:22 PM

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From what I remember, the rubber mats marketed towards disc golf are pretty expensive. It would be worth checking to see if we can get the same thing from a more direct source.
bobherb
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 1:32:39 PM

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You are probably right Dan.
DISCfunctional
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 8:40:57 PM

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At tractor supply they sell nice rubber padding for stahls. i think they are fairly inexpensive and a few kinds to choose from. i believe they are sold in 4x4 sheets.
13ruce-137
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 9:24:07 PM
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&nbsp;they run about half as much as poured tpads .. ive played in both sun and rain .. Cedar Lake, Illinois. I dunno about long term durability but better then nothing .. i also looked for similar products after playing gulley for the first time came up short but didnt check TSC.&nbsp; 12x5 gets expensive no matter what way you slice it i suppose.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />
Fred Salaz
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 9:33:18 PM
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Concrete for a tee pad costs about $60-80 each. The club has money we have man power, let's build em. We could do it in two weekend days.
Who's with me?(Animal House)
soundmind
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 9:45:21 PM

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ive got alot off free tyme sad 2 say. if someones got me on a ride, ill dig and pour in some padz
13ruce-137
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 11:10:48 PM
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Ill help you with that fred .. i was acutally trying to calculate 12x5x3.5 inches but if you say 60-80 bux ill bust my hump .. have to wait for a bit dryer weather i think and not just for the grass.
13ruce-137
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008 11:12:07 PM
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And somehow i thought this was about Gulley .. honestly id stick pads there first.&nbsp; The work done with the signs there is screaming for some proper pads.&nbsp; Yea its a bit out of the way and not much in the way of concession but i think thats why i like it.<br />
LStephens
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 12:24:49 AM

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I was at Gulley Sunday...along with everyone else it seems...I won't be playing any casual rounds there again until teepads are in place. The place was stupid. I know it rained a lot..but when we have tournaments we won't know what the weather will be like until it happens..I wouldn't want to try and be somewhat competitive on any of those holes without teepads.
mikejenkins1
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 6:38:42 AM
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I personally love Gulley. Was my new #1 last year. Does need a water hole and permanent bathrooms. At little far away but never really croweded. Turtlecreek, which is closer is good for an easy round and has a good option of 9/18 now.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 12:30:47 PM
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Matt, have you approached the parks dept about tee pads. Maybe they pay for concrete and we do the labor?
13ruce-137
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 12:48:14 PM
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Ive never poured pads before. I'll assume we will need some lumber and gravel as well as concrete. What about control joints of some sort .. do slabs crack pretty easy in Ohio ?<br />
Fred Salaz
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 1:01:18 PM
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The club poured the ones at Mt Airy, unfortunately they didn't dig them out first and some of them have cracked. You can put a joint in them but shouldn't be necessary as long as they are in the ground and level. Gravel under the pads helps but not totally necessary, I think. We could find out before doing the work. All tee pads should be 6 feet by 12 feet by 4 inches thick, minimum. Just buy enough lumber for 9 tee pads at a time, let them dry and do the other 9 the next weekend. It shouldn't take more than a couple of hours each weekend once the tee pads have been dug out.
Matt, if you could call them today and report at the meeting we could get this thing going asap.
Liz
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 1:13:27 PM

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Anymore information on the Work Day on Sunday?
chief32
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 1:14:35 PM
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Fred, are talking about Gulley or Turtlecreek? I think your talking about Gulley but, this is in Turtlecreek thread.
2Timer
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 3:30:55 PM
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Fred has made a great point about the tee pads. If they are level it makes it much easier for the mowers and no weeds grow around them. Also, I have always prefered level tee pads incase I have to step onto it from a long run up. It's little things like this that make Fred a stud!
DanH
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 3:52:09 PM

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I'll be there Sunday morning about 9 AM to do some work out a Turtlecreek. Mike Kemner and his chainsaw are going to be there too. Who else is coming? We are going to clear some honeysuckle, vines, and also some dead leaning trees.
bobherb
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 4:04:50 PM

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Here is some light reading on 4" concrete (driveway) construction...
Click on the topics under "Concrete Driveway Construction Basics":

http://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete/concrete_driveways/

ENJOY!
matthew_blakely
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 5:04:33 PM
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Sounds like Dan set up a plan.
DISCfunctional
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008 11:36:35 PM

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I can join after church. How long will you be there? I think it would be about 2 before I could make it.
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