Dean Bingham Jake, Jim, Jack, Tim (concrete finishers) Tom Matesevac Dominic Sanfilippo Mike Vargo & Joliet Park District Brian Marcotte Frank Grimes Scott Coyne Steve Slater Dave Kocuiba Randy Bruemmer Josh Knight Chris Brenholtz Leo Borowski Brian Sullivan Geoff Bowman Mike Kursell Ryan Hoffman Kevin Hoffman Joe Witzl Dan O Darrin Johnson (sweet burgers & cool beverages)
7-8 days of work to complete the task. Day 1 starts with Mike Vargo on the initial dig. Day 2, framed and partially filled stone on 8 pads. Day 3, framed 8 more while the first 8 were being poured, and poured concrete on the remaining 8. Then it literally poured. We had to wait a couple hours to finish the pads because of rain. Day 4, stripped the forms and back-fill. Day 5, framed 3 more pads and filled with stone. Day 6, framed 4 more pads and filled with stone. Day 7, framed 1 more pad, leveled, compacted, and poured concrete. Day 8, stripped the forms and back-fill. Everyone listed had a hand in either the framing, concrete, or back-fill of the tee pads @ Highland. Thank you for all the hard work & the investors. Let me know if I forgot someone. Thanks.
All whites & blues are done @ highland except #16 because it is probably coming back up on top. Please help keep people off the newly poured tees until Wednesday night at doubles. (5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 15) We could use some help early and throughout the day on Tuesday and Wednesday to help babysit. Thank you everyone that funded the project and the guys that got the job done.
I would, also, like to start spreading the word to not put any salt/sodium chloride? on the new tees this winter. There were a handful in the first pour that were rained on early(and the second pour might not have got the fiber mesh put in the mix), so we would like to see how they turn-out after the first season without that variable.
West Park has erosions issues that need to be addressed before that happens. Highland is, also, showing the same signs of erosion if we are not careful; aside from people trimming and destroying trees and bushes because they hit them a few times and get pissed because they can't deuce the hole. What happened to being excited about new challenging courses and letting them grow into the course the designers imagined? I don't hear of PGA players going out and trimming courses to their liking. They practice daily and perfect their game. This goes out to all you whiners. The ones that never blame themselves, only the game or the course. Save your temper-tantrums for your mommy. Have a little respect for the people that are still trying to enjoy this game.
Thanks for the support Aaron and David! Thank you, to the rest of the guys that have been coming out weekly! I really have been enjoying the singles this year. I think that some people are turned off by the handicap, but it is a good system. In the end, just keep your game consistent and it will all work out. If you stay consistent the points will come. I just really like the singles aspect. Just to make clear for others, bag tags are distributed based on the scratch score (not the handicap score). For those that are not aware, there is an Event button at the top of the page with Handicap League Results.
Steve Slater, Eric Bassett, & Dean Bingham split $9 for a Hot Round of 50. Steve Falls won Hole #8 Club Enhancement Fund ($20) Dean Bingham won Hole #16 Prize/Party Fund ($20) 1st: Steve Slater ($27) 2nd: Eric Bassett ($18) 3rd: Bryan Marcotte ($14) 4th: Dean Bingham ($12) 5th: Matt Coyne ($10)
Thanks for coming out. Bare with us, we will get smoother as the weeks go on. See you on 5/11/10 at Lockport Trinity Links (shorts).
Tom Matesevac: $8 Hot Round (47 scratch score)(4-way tie for 3rd) Dave Kocuiba: $19 Ace Hole #1 & $15 Club Enhancement CTP Hole #3 Matt Preston: $17 Prize/Party Fund Hole #18 John Marren: 1st Place ($26) Ryan Barcas: 2nd Place ($17) 4-way tie for 3rd Place
Thank you everyone for making the first night of Frank's & Bean's a success. Just so everyone is clear, the ratings and handicaps will change week to week with the new rounds. Instead of having to wait a couple months for the PDGA ratings we will be calculating a J-Town rating (best 3 of your last 5 rounds). Tag distribution is based on your scratch score. If you don't have a rating you can still come out to establish your rating (You can play for free and not get in on the payout, yet you can still get in on the Ace and CTPs.) To see results and points look under Events/Handicap Leagues at the top of the J-Town page. Here's an update on what happened last Tuesday at Trinity Links.
Matt Coyne: $11 Hot Round (for scratch score) Steve Slater & Ryan Barcas split $45 with a tie for 1st There was a 5-way tie for 3rd. Jon Boster hit Hole #2 for an ace on his first hole. Thor Bachelor won the Club Enhancement CTP on Hole #1. Ray Hill won the Prize/Party CTP on Hole #4
There were only a few tees that Cory spray-painted a tee pad next to them. 17 is still missing a section of the basket on the back side. It can probably be temporarily fixed with a metal rod and some duct tape.