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Shoot The Breeze / Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
« on: November 18, 2010, 04:53:57 PM »

Frank Grimes - Some of the reasons why he was awarded The Gary Lewis Achievement Award.



Raised over $3500 for Morning Star Mission at the J-Town Ice Bowl
http://www.morningstarmission.org/

Busted ass all year while battling cancer to continually make Community Park one of the most friendly and beautiful places to play disc golf. The amount of time and hard work that he puts into this course is breathtaking.

Community Park in Channahon was in immaculate condition for all  5 tournaments held there in 2010
The List:
J-Town Ice Bowl • Feb. 27, 2010
The Dave Pitner Memorial • May 1 & 2, 2010
Chain Reaction 2010 • June 26 & 27, 2010
2010 J-Town Disc Golf Club Invitational • July 9, 2010
23rd Channahon Classic • September 25 & 26, 2010

Vice President of the J-Town Disc Golf Club
http://jtowndiscgolf.com/SMF1/index.php?topic=8.0

One of the founders of the Frank & Bean’s Handicap League.

Worked extremely hard on getting Highland Park into shape for IL State. Concrete work, stump removal, garbage pick-up, and hours of weed whacking including a couple of hours in the morning before he played in the tournament.

He worked anywhere and everywhere when he was called upon.
 
Sorry Paco that this wasn’t mentioned at the ceremony.


Please feel free to elaborate on anything that was missed or something you feel should be mentioned about Frank.
Thanks for the kind word Jesse. I'm glad to be a part of many good people. You've been a staple over the years, & that make the compliment even sweeter.

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Shoot The Breeze / Re: My Friend FRANK
« on: November 17, 2010, 09:19:30 PM »
The first battle is won. My psa is 0.36 down from 13.82. Talking with the Dr. it seemed they were expecting nothing less. Next, is testing every 6 months to see if the cancer comes back. There are side effects from the zoladex (hormone shots)  & I can handle that.
Soo!!! The first battle is won but the war continues.
Thanks for you prayers & encouragement it means everything.
  
                                     Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Shoot The Breeze / Re: My Friend FRANK
« on: November 14, 2010, 09:03:54 PM »
Well.......This has been a long anticipated week for me that's coming up. It's like a 5 year old waiting for Christmas Day. Needless to say I'm extremely anxious. They take blood tomorrow Mon. the 15th & I meet with my Dr.  Wed. the 17th. I'll learn how the treatments did. This mental process has been on my mind since April.
Hey! Check this out
http://www.values.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots/99-The-Greatest
I posted this on titled Foundation for a better Life. It's encouraging to me. If you don't have struggles in life, it may be cute. For those who may have struggles, it gives a positive point of view.

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Courses / Trinity Links, Lockport
« on: November 13, 2010, 05:06:33 AM »
Lockport is looking sweet. There are hole changes, chip spread around, general maintenance. It looks real nice. It's going to be interesting with how the water is going to affect #15. Good work guys!!!

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Shoot The Breeze / Foundation for a better Life..... Edited
« on: November 11, 2010, 06:08:00 AM »
I know most of us watch television. Foundation for a better lire makes commercials about love, respect, sharing, caring for others, hope, honesty, friendship. If you get a couple of minutes do a search, foundation for a better life, you can look u-tube videos. the videos are heart warming. They can also be see in commercials on TV.

http://www.values.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots/99-The-Greatest

Click on the link above, it will put a smile on your face!

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Shoot The Breeze / Re: Fund Raising for Channahon
« on: November 10, 2010, 05:47:45 PM »
Will do DP! I would like to talk to them personally & that may not happen until Friday. Thanks Dr. Pepper!

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Shoot The Breeze / Fund Raising for Channahon
« on: November 06, 2010, 09:51:52 PM »
Thor's glow golf fund raiser for concrete tees make me think what I can do for funds at Channahon. Watching him tonight made me put myself in his position. I'm sure i could do it, but it's way out of my comfort zone.
To give an example that may appear insignificant, as far as end result, I have $142.00 with material, painting J-Town on #4. The club would refund my total cost but I'm only asking for $75.00 for the two gallons of stain. Thirty dollars was my mistake for picking the wrong colors. That's just one example.
I'm lookig for input. One thought I had is raffle tickets. They would accumulate over a certain dollar amount, & then be raffled. Another thought is having  a fund raiser tournament. I'm looking for suggestion.

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Thank You's / Re: Timbers Channahon #2
« on: November 05, 2010, 09:32:09 PM »
It's been over two years that the timbers were displaced. Today the wall is back. Shawn Harmon was huge help. It was a pleasant suprise, it made for the disappointment the day before. Thanks Shawn!
Shawn is also going to help me tomorrow. You'll need to come out to winter league & check that out. I think it will be obvious, we'll see.
I got a call from Bangham but we had it under control. Thanks for the offer Dean.

Without starting a new post this is an update. Shawn suggested putting rocks in front of the timbers so we did. It looks nice but I'm not sure how it will function after the water runs.

Shawn's been very good to me over the years. He made a frame with the article when I won World's, made unique artwork, given me a Christmas gift, took me up for treatments a couple of times. Many times helped me on the Park. Keep in mind I live there, & Shawn visits, and brings his own beer.

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Thank You's / Timbers Channahon #2
« on: November 04, 2010, 07:50:02 PM »
It's been over two years that the timbers were displaced. Today the wall is back. Shawn Harmon was huge help. It was a pleasant suprise, it made for the disappointment the day before. Thanks Shawn!
Shawn is also going to help me tomorrow. You'll need to come out to winter league & check that out. I think it will be obvious, we'll see.
I got a call from Bangham but we had it under control. Thanks for the offer Dean.

Without starting a new post this is an update. Shawn suggested putting rocks in front of the timbers so we did. It looks nice but I'm not sure how it will function after the water runs.

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Courses / Re: Channahon
« on: November 04, 2010, 07:32:38 AM »
Hole 9 is mine Grimes, now take your Italian Sausage fingers off of it. All i want from you is about a couple thousand rocks to line both sides of the fairway. Then clear out about another 75 feet behind and slightly to the right of current basket, and build around a 20 ft mound to put the basket on top of. After you do all that put my name on it, oh and by the way thanks in advance. One last request i forgot about frank. The large tree just left and in front of the tee that blocks big anhyzer shots, i need that removed. Twenty years ago that thing was the size of a 5 ft bush and was quite easy to throw over. I hope your passion can accomodate my needs brother, otherwise i'll have to find someone else to do all the work so i can take ownership of my hole. Let me know how long this will all take, i was thinking you could have all this done by thanksgiving.
You crack me up Flash. What I'll do is put that on the to do list. Short term I'll make a sign & stick it in the ground with your name on it. I'll stick it on the right of the short tee pad. We have to think of a name, it used to be Harmon's Hill.

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Courses / Re: Channahon
« on: November 04, 2010, 07:25:14 AM »
How do you do those things, like scroll? I can't even put a happy face on.
You're right my brother!!!  How are you doing? Will I see you Saturday? I'm helping Thor.

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Courses / Re: Channahon
« on: November 03, 2010, 11:14:04 PM »
I love the idea of the names on the holes. I'd really like to see a person/player take "ownership" of a hole. Each person can find their own way to make it theirs, whether it be interesting touches along the way, like a custom path, or signage, adding a broom to the tee box. There are a lot of ways to make a hole yours without impeding the path of the disk. I once spoke to Frank about using the rocks he dug up at Channahon to make some interesting rock formations on one of the holes. Obviously, it would have to be done in good taste, and not impede the game. Other players will have other interesting ideas that I haven't thought of. But, my thought is that by allowing someone to take ownership of a hole at a course will encourage them to keep it clean and in top shape. This lowers the burden on some of the great people who now take care of way too much. Doing too much will wear on you after a while, and I would rather take the burden off of someone then to let them burn out and lose their help forever.

Plus, it would just add a ton of personality to a course if each hole was improved by a different player who took it seriously.


I want to respond to the end of your message first. If you are referring to me, my effort is a passion of love & it's effortless. It is not work but a joy! My pay is the complements from golfers that have been a huge support to me & are friends. I will not take credit for your rock idea, it will not happen at any course from me & told you why. Thanks for the thought.
Jason Poole gets my mind working. Let me share the process on #4 (Channahon of course), maybe 6 years total. Gary suggested looking at the berms at Romeoville. It took some time to check that out, a year maybe longer. Then to do something at Channahon. #4 seem to be the most obvious. (water) As that berm evolved, I couldn't get it high enough to have a mower cut the grass & still get what I wanted, Thus the box. Then we have the concrete with fiber mesh, & self leveling sealant. From there we go to the angles from the flat. Jason Poole jumped in there with our J-Town logo.
Roy Carey gave me input on the location on #2's basket & #14's tee pad. It's not all me.
Stay Alert! Stay Alive!

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Courses / Re: Help!!!
« on: November 03, 2010, 07:30:37 PM »
Well........ I was mistaken, I thought it would take at least three people to set the timbers. I only called once & nobody showed up. The army of one got er dun! The hard part, the bottom row, I made time to play in the afternoon.

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Courses / Re: Help!!!
« on: November 02, 2010, 08:22:10 PM »
I forgot about you dp. Expect a call. My hands have not adapted to the chilly morning yet. Maybe 10:00-10:30. Anyone else? I know Jason Poole will help later in the afternoon. I just need one more for a morning installation. The timbers are very dry & not as heavy when they were new. Just trying to get a couple things done for the 1st day of winter league.

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Courses / Help!!!
« on: November 01, 2010, 07:56:04 PM »
I'm not sure if this is the best sight to ask for help......we'll see. I'm attempting to disassemble the timbers on #2 at Channahon tomorrow. What needs to be done is setting the 6" x 8" x 16' timbers on anchor bolts. The problem comes with setting the timbers directly over the bolts. They can't be dragged or it will bend the bolts. What we need to do is pick up the timbers & set them directly over the bolts. Eight people would be nice but I think we can do it with six. Please pass it on to someone that will be willing to help, maybe Wednesday or Thursday. I think it's going to take most of the day to take them apart. they were put together not to come apart, like the baskets.

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