This is the year we had 20" of snow that dumped on us the week of the Ice Bowl. It was huge & the help to clear the tees, Scott Coyne came out to make paths with his atv & plow. It really is cool what the golfers did to get the course ready. Shawn & Scott Harmon of the group of nine that did the tees. Sorry, I forgot the others, but thanks.
Kathy Sharp, owner of the nursery donated 8 trees & shrubs to the Channahon disc golf course. John Carbonaro processed the pickup. The largest two are a 3" swamp oak & a 3.5" red oak. Around $1,500.00 of material. They are scattered throughout the park. These are placed for park beautification, not so much for changing shots.
Thanks for the sponsor flyer Jesse. I'm a little slow on the start up this year. It's a ton of work & help would be appreciated. It's a good cause, & the primary dollars, to fund the ministry, come from donations.
Ice Bowls around the world raised $295,046. That's awesome what disc golf has given to help those in need, in their communities. I received an email today with the total. J-Town was third. We are now standing on the curb for 2013.
I was talking with Gary Lewis, & then later with Flash, & they both mentioned Hindsdale, & said it was quite nice. Flash said I would like the landscape. I was told it's on 51 acres, privately owned & maintained, in the area of million dollar homes. I can't imagine a disc golf course in that setting. It might be something to check out. It's 20 to 25 minutes from Shorewood.
Thanks for the $200.00, I assume it came from the CTP fundraiser at the Channahon Classic. The latest at Channahon is reseeding the hill on #4. $97.00 for seed & fertilizer, I'll use the extra seed elsewhere besides the hill, $100.00 for pulverized dirt, & $35.00 for straw mat.
I was talking to Shawn Harmon the other day & he mentioned he bought a basket for his hole. You know what's sad is the course doesn't equal to the baskets. What's also sad is the money spent to galvanize the baskets. Who knew it would be a class course? It got me thinking about the holes that have sponsor names on them. I wonder if we will buy baskets for our holes. There is a basket fund, & we need baskets. Perhaps the fund will go 50/50 for the baskets. I think everyone will agree we need to do something. Many choose the course to play is Highland & Lockport, because of the challenge. Lockport has good baskets & we need to do that at Highland. Maybe we can talk at the picnic.
What Ryan did, (Dr. Pepper) Saturday at the Channahon Classic, was gave me a thank you card signed my many, stuffed with cash donations. The total was $70.00. One was $20.00 along with 20 singles, the balance was $5.00. I'm not sure if I'll put in the course or buy some good whiskey. I put between $1,500 & $1,900 each year. You people soften my heart & encourage me to soldier on. Thanks Dr. Pepper, it's good for my soul!
First, thanks for the birthday kudos. Birthdays are special again. Randy was helping me that day at Channahon. The basket on #6 will be a mach 3 for the tournament. I put it in concrete today. I now need to remove the old one & replace it. We've had it for some time, I just didn't put it in. Actually I want to make that whole an island & put it in then.