I was with the park superintendent, Pat Fox, Thursday & was asking about some things to upgrade relative to the course. What I've wanted to do for some time is get #6 like #11, out of the water during wet times of the year. Being #4 & #11 are up it's creating more of a flooding problem. What I'd like to do is dig out a water hazard ( like on #2) in front of the basket. We need a machine to do that & he agreed. I need to complete #11, hopefully we'll get dirt the week starting the week of 07/11/10. I'd like to start #6 after the Channahon Classic.
I want to make note that the Chain Reaction in Channahon is $25.00 for current PDGA members. Most tournaments add $10.00 for non PDGA members. The way this is presented is to subtract the $10.00. At first glance it appeared to be $35.00 registration for a C tier.
This has been corrected since I started this post. I'm going to leave it posted just to leave it as a heads up. The pro division is $25.00 more.
Gary Lewis!!! It's Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day started just after the Civil War, & called Declaration Day. Civil war General John Logan started it,trying to help bring the Country together. It became a Federal holiday in 1971. Prior to that it was honored on different days by different states. This day honors the dead who fought for our freedom. Many, as I do, reflect on passed loved ones or whatever comes to mind to reflect on. Among others, I'm reflecting on Gary. I know he hasn't passed on. Our local Disc Golf is huge. Many may not know, but Gary is Mr. Disc Golf in our area. Running tournaments, working on courses, meeting the needs of the local golfers. Meeting with different officials in different community's promoting Disc Golf. He did this year after year. There is much more, the details are over the top. It's not uncommon when I bump into older players who name drop Gary Lewis. It confirms his impact he's had over the years. Gary is an icon to Disc Golf with great humility & reserve. My hat's off to you Gary, this Memorial Day weekend.
I found your mini, the one you get when you register with the PDGA. Some cherish that mini. James or anyone who knows James, I have it. Ask for Frank at our formal league, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday & they will point you in the right direction.
This may be redundant & I forgot to mention it at the tag challenge. We're looking for input on a club logo. If anyone has any ideas will you pass them on to a board member? If you can sketch something that would be great. If you have an idea, pass it on & I'll ask Mike Kursell to do the sketch. If it's more convenient, call me, (815) 942-6300 we'd like to get something going. If I don't answer, leave a message with your thoughts.
Putting the album together is a huge warming to my heart. Thanks so much for all that signed it & Laureen for putting it together. I went through it several times this evening. Just a little story. I saw that old man & mom signed it. That's Wilbur Wallis's Mom & Dad. The first time I met the old man, he was introduced as old man. I assumed his wife was the old lady & said hi old lady............ I never did that again, they politely chewed me out. She's Mom! Thanks everyone, it means very much to me! Another hug to you Laureen!
As some already know the Park doesn't want anyone throwing from the top of the hill over the asphalt path to the practise basket. There was a post on #18's tee that someone tore off. This request came from Daryl Cole, a supervisor in the park chain of command, 2nd in command. If this continues they will remove the practise basket. I'm asking if you see someone throwing, ask them to stop. It's in our best interest as Disc Golfers to have a good relationship with our Parks. I'm assuming a car was hit & reported it to Daryl. Thanks, Frank
Not all the reports are in for the Ice Bowl but today we're in 10th place. Dean, Thor, & Frank were there & everything went well. Choosing pictures & giving input for what's going to be published in the Herald News. Terri took us on a tour & I was quite impressed to the depth of their outreach. They screen who they help. They have a standard helping the truly needie. You can't be a drunken jerk who needs a place to sleep with a free meal.If one comes in with that status, they dry out with help from the police & go back to be interviewed. They help whole family's. They train people to be self sufficient. We did a good thing J-Town!!!
I didn't play Channahon for a week or so and was expecting a mess of litter. I only picked a couple of cans. Johnnie B. said he was doing his share of picking up & I'm sure others have also. It's nice to see that! Way to go J-Town!!!