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.
This is just a reminder that Channahon has cross country on Saturday morning. It's not a good time to practise there. Also on Tuesdays & Thursdays, but not the impact Saturday has. I don't want you to come out & find you can't play. Some like to come out & practise before the tournament.
It's about 4 weeks to the tournament. A couple of things I could a hand with is spreading wood chips & digging a gravel circle around basket #13. Time permitting upgrading the gravel V's (arrows) in front of the tees. #8 has been bugging me for a long time. Let me know if your free during the day.
I see only 7 have pre registered for Da Ropes. It's a little disappointing because we have some awesome players & this layout challenges the best. You have to think & play smart. Hole #19 is an example. It's only 178' & I saw a very good player get a 12 there. Gary is doing the merchandise & Joliet Cabinets (Dale) the trophies. A lot of thought went into the layout, (Jason Poole) then of course laying out the line. Ray Hill's Sarah was out there helping. Yes..... Ray helped too. Hope to see you Sunday!
Randy (Sr.) & I are are picking up garbage July 26th to get the course ready for Illinois State. We would welcome any help. A time is to be determined. It will be during the day, not late afternoon or evening. That's nap time . I might add, Jesse is working real hard to make this a memorable tournament. Nice job Jesse!!!
J-Town Disc Club, headed by Jason Poole, with help from Dean & Frank put the backs on the benches around the basket on hole #13. It's ready for Illinois State. I know...........we need to make the course a little harder.