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DanH
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2007 1:56:49 PM

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Oops, meant to put this in the gulley thread. As soon as the snow melted and it dried up a bit, the Parks Dept started clearing the trees we marked. Except for a little pruning, everything is cleared. They have also put in 4 culverts at creek crossings. This week they should be putting in tee boards and baskets. Here are the final distances that I wheeled off: 1 240 2 400 3 307 4 180 5 322 6 140 7 206 8 250 9 273 10 246 11 340 12 215 13 378 14 340 15 446 16 278 17 254 18 401 Total: 5216 0 – 300: 10 300-400: 5 400-500: 3 More < 300 ft holes than I would have liked, but 3 of them are up hill, and 2 are in dense woods, so it's still challenging. Nick, unless you have those stones, Mike and I are just going to come up with some kind of stand made out of 6x6's for the elevated basket.
NEngle
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007 7:30:08 AM

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Stone situation doesn't look good. 6x6's should work.
DanH
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007 10:43:01 PM

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No problem, I'm fine with 6x6's. I'll buy some extra and use them for fun stuff like retaining walls and steps.

I talked with the Park Director yesterday, and they're going to try to start putting baskets in on Thursday. They want me to show them how (as if I have any experience doing it). Should be fun.
frizgolf
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 4:42:00 AM
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I was just out there scoping out the park Sunday. Looks like a great setting for a course.
I could see the stakes for a few holes.
If you can talk 'em into big anchors for the baskets, that'll help deter thieves.
DanH
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 10:52:27 AM

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The baskets are Discraft Chainstars and we have the anchors that were shipped with them. What do you mean by big anchors? I am a little worried about vandalism/thieves after hearing the story of how some guys drove through the chained gate, and then proceeded to burn the portopotty to the ground for no apparent reason.
Kool Keith
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 11:12:15 AM
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The anchors that were shipped should be ok, as long as you dig them down deep enough, concrete deep and wide enough, and set them into the ground deep enough to hide the lock tabs.

You cannot stop people from stealing/vandalism, but you can make sure that your stuff is not an easy target. The more time you spend on anchoring them so they are as solid as a lightpole, the less chance there will be someone trying to pull them out.
ccs
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 1:07:26 PM
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The northern part of our area is really shaping up! The two courses in Monroe look like they will be good and now this.
bkaplan10
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 1:22:52 PM
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what Kool Keith said! I know when we moved old hole 7 at Mt. Airy, the concrete ball on that sucker must have been 3 feet deep and 50-70 pounds.
DanH
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 7:57:29 PM

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If the anchor is below the ground wouldn't that make the basket shorter than what it's supposed to be since the pole will also be sitting shorter? Now that I think about it, I don't often see a locking collar and padlock exposed on baskets, so it must be buried somewhat.
Kool Keith
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8:35:00 PM
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Dan, many times the locks will be buried under the first 3 inches of dirt. If it's solidly planted, with no visible detachment points, you are presenting a small opportunity for theft.
RBFaul
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 6:38:35 AM
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http://www.innovadiscs.com/coursedesign/course14.htm#

Found this the other day on Innova's site.
Seanboy
Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2007 4:51:39 AM
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When we did Sycamore, the lock tabs were just below the surface. At this point we haven't buried them but built up the wall of the hole for easy access. We also used a new lock from Masterlock that is gear driven instead of the classic "hasp" style. This makes less likely to be cut or messed with. If you like, I could send you pictures on what I'm talking about
DanH
Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2007 7:08:29 PM

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I forwarded all the advice I received to the parks department, and they put the sleeves in last Tuesday. I still have not had a chance to check it out, but Mike said they looked good. So provided they have the time, the parks dept. should be installing baskets early this week. Thanks everyone for the tips.
ccs
Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 10:19:12 AM
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This course really surprised me. The guys who designed it did an excellent job. The course is interesting and challenging with some power needed on a few holes. Tight fairways on parts, low ceilings, slopes near some baskets, creeks, and tough rough.

If you go on 71 north get off at exit 36, go right, take the quick right again on Middleborough Rd. Go about three miles, and the park is on the left just past the the two way stop. If you're going up Montgomery Rd. Middleborough is just on the other side of Morrow and you would turn left.

They still have some drainage issues to address, tees need to be built, and signs installed but they have done a ton of work and it looks great. I think I'll call Warren County and let them know how good it looks.

DanH
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 12:21:27 AM

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Thanks CCS. The course has been getting good reviews from the local pros. By all means let the Warren County Parks Dept know how appreciated it is. They have done a phenomenal job of putting the course in fast and providing everything we've asked for and more. Hopefully we can figure something out for drainage on 1 and 16. The rest of the course is looking great except for some mowing/bushhogging to be completed. The baskets are in, by the way. But the tees are still just temporary stakes with no tee signs. Here's a current picture gallery: Gulley Gallery If you choose to play it in it's current state, make sure to wear long pants. Lots of thorns and lots of ticks.
bkaplan10
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 10:07:34 AM
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Wow Dan! that's a nice course man. I'm going to have to get up there once this cold snap exits.
Nick B.
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 3:59:36 PM
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I played the course the other day and was very impressed. I assume they do plan on getting rid of some of the thornbushes, hoebysuckle. I can only imagine how bad that will be in the summer. Otherwise, good layout and fun to play - hole 17 is in need of some drainage solving also.
Fred Salaz
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 5:16:26 PM
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Dan, why don't you schedule a work day this Saturday since it's going to be too cold to play anywhere. I might even come up.....
Kool Keith
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 6:40:27 PM
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Many are going up to the Griggs event in C-Bus.

Not me, but it looks like Dan is pre-regged, as well as many others.
Craig
Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 7:53:44 PM
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Didn't I see your name pre-registered for griggs Freddy?
Fred Salaz
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007 6:08:15 AM
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I am but plan on cancelling due to the cold weather. I've had enough. It's not too cold to work though.
mike_kemner
Posted: Friday, April 06, 2007 5:39:00 PM
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I may end up going there tomorrow and do some work but it is so short notice that I don't want to get anything scheduled. BUT I don't see anything going on next Saturday, the 14th unless you are going to be a Pro at BG. Does anyone else have free time next Saturday to do some course work at Gulley? I'm available at 1:30 and plan on being out there but I'm sure Dan H will be able to make it there earlier in the morning. PM or call me at ### ### #### if you're interested.

COURSE WORK DAY AT GULLEY 4/14/07 - We mostly need a battalion of WEED EATERS out there. Bring your chainsaws, shovels, polesaws, and whatever else you think we may need. Cheers

Gulley Park
2168 Middleboro Rd.
Oregonia, OH 45113

71 N
Take the OH-123 exit 32 to Morrow/Lebanon
Turn right at OH-123/S. Go 0.1 Miles
Turn Left at OH-350. Go 4.3 Miles: Continue over Little Miami River and past FT. Ancient Park.
Turn right at Middleboro Rd. Go 1 mile through a couple bends in the road, Park entrance on the left with a big sign for Gulley Park. Park in first parking lot next to shelter.

andersab
Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2007 9:08:04 AM

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Mike, I'll be there!
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Made it up there with Mike and ken Donathan on Friday. After a little TLC, this course will be beautiful!

Great job all of those involved with this course from the beginning...

DanH
Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2007 7:03:13 PM

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Gulley work day: Saturday, 4/14. As Mike said, I'll be there in the morning about 9:00 AM. Our main concern will be clearing honey suckle and thorns from the sides of fairways. There will also be some tree pruning necessary. If the weather looks like it's going to be too crappy, we'll reschedule for Sunday or the following Sunday after Boone.

Thanks!
bkaplan10
Posted: Monday, April 09, 2007 5:38:12 AM
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As of this moment, I can't commit to Saturday, but, I'd love to get out there and take out some honeysuckle and am looking forward to seeing this course.
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