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  • Bullseye
    started a topic Grand Opening - Blue Lake Park

    Grand Opening - Blue Lake Park

    Well folks...

    This is it. The grand opening for the disc golf course at Blue Lake Park is tomorrow at 11:00am.



    If possible, come on out and join us as we cut the ribbon and open the course up for play. If you can't make it tomorrow, come on by when you can and enjoy the fruit of many, many hours of hard work.

    On behalf of Stumptown Disc Golf and Next Adventure, I would like to thank the following people for hours and hours of hard work and dedication to this project. Without their help this would have been an almost impossible task.

    Tyler Christensen
    Carl Thorne
    Kevin Mykelz
    Murray Prictor
    Josh Dearing
    Jeremy Fancher
    Bryan Knudsen


    A lot of people have showed up to our work parties and I am very thankful for that, but these guys went above and beyond the call of duty. Hopefully, every time they walk into Blue Lake Park they feel the sense of pride they deserve for helping to make it happen.

  • Flash
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    Originally posted by Bullseye View Post
    Oh, you must be talking about the idiot who calls himself "Rage" who carved his name into the teepad. Well, at least we do know he is a Rockwood local. Hopefully, someone can "talk" some sense into the fool.

    Well folks, we tried to erase the names of every moron who wrote their name in the concrete, but it felt like they were adding them faster than we could erase them. We fought hard to get those bad pads replaced and this is what people do. I can't even begin to tell you how disappointing it was to see fellow disc golfers vandalizing the course.
    Sounds like Pier Park all over again. When we re-poured and resurfaced several times because idiots couldn't keep their digits out of the concrete. Finally we had to camp out several people at each pad to make sure the pads would dry enough before we could leave the park.

    Disappointed but not surprised by extended members of the disc golf community.

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  • Wes Hansen
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    Played BL for the first time Sunday with Steve.
    My notes:
    No lost discs. Not even sure what all the hoopla was/is about... I wonder where people were throwing.....
    17 fair fairways (#17 needs a bit o something), fair OB for everyone (assuming all un-mown grass is OB).
    Played easier than Milo or Pier or Trojan.
    #1 and #18 are more par 3 than 4.
    There is that one dangerous hole/teepad area (# escapes me). MUST have something done... we were almost hit while on the pad and Steve had put his hand up two days before to save someone from a hard shot to the head- our errant thrower said "I didn't know anyone was over there. I was wondering why someone was yelling fore."
    Nice tee pads- looking forward to the additional ramping in back of pads.
    Did I mention I thought all the OB was more than fair? If a tourney uses string to make all current tall grass OB, then placement, with distance, becomes a crucial factor. Plenty wide enough to throw rollers almost anywhere.
    Fun, not as hard as I'd heard, easy to find your discs, long for sure, great use of mundane topography.
    If playing the weekend this Summer, be in the parking lot by 10am or expect a wait.
    The course was full even then, but the flow was fine.
    ...only birdied two holes. shot six over.
    I expect to be able to (as a 910-ish rated player) shoot even par within my first 5 casual rounds there (NOT using the imagined tourney OB lines).
    WITH the tourney OB lines (as I imagine from the fairways cut and what I think I've been told) then Blue Lake in event configuration will be a challenge.
    I think it's most likely one of the 4 best courses in the area, maybe top 3.
    THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE THIS GREAT NEW COURSE POSSIBLE. THOUSANDS OF DISC GOLFERS WILL BENEFIT FROM YOUR EFFORTS.
    ... all that and still only 2c...
    Last edited by Wes Hansen; August 27th, 2012, 09:43 PM.

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  • maco capo
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    Those shitbirds were up north last year. It was that endangered species olydiscgolf. And I thought they were extinct, well at least their game!
    HA

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  • Rakoz
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    Just adding one more disappointed voice to the stack: Stop playing what amounts to Russian Roulette with out beloved disc parks! "Everyone" is not doing it and all it takes is one memorable negative encounter and our newest park is gone.

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  • all2common
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    Originally posted by Matt B. View Post
    SHITBIRDS!
    Migrating north this time of year.

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  • Matt B.
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    SHITBIRDS!

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  • emmarose
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    Originally posted by Bullseye View Post
    Oh, you must be talking about the idiot who calls himself "Rage" who carved his name into the teepad. Well, at least we do know he is a Rockwood local. Hopefully, someone can "talk" some sense into the fool.

    Well folks, we tried to erase the names of every moron who wrote their name in the concrete, but it felt like they were adding them faster than we could erase them. We fought hard to get those bad pads replaced and this is what people do. I can't even begin to tell you how disappointing it was to see fellow disc golfers vandalizing the course.
    oh, for heaven's sake. just WHO do these people think they are? if they had hand poured the tees (#8 at meadow ridge comes to mind) then i can see that it might be appropriate... but really?

    i am very disappointed.

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  • LegoRules
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    Originally posted by Bullseye View Post
    Oh, you must be talking about the idiot who calls himself "Rage" who carved his name into the teepad. Well, at least we do know he is a Rockwood local. Hopefully, someone can "talk" some sense into the fool.

    Well folks, we tried to erase the names of every moron who wrote their name in the concrete, but it felt like they we're adding them faster than we could erase them. We fought hard to get those bad pads replaced and this is what people do. I can't even begin to tell you how disappointing it was to see fellow disc golfers vandalizing the course.
    It just makes me want to puke! That is so disrespectful to all the people who worked so hard to get this course in the ground.

    Cindy

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  • Bullseye
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    Originally posted by murray the brit View Post
    Thay where out there today re pouring then and Thay do look nice I just wish people would not scratch there tag in the tee pads there was one who I know the guy and I thought he was better than that I will be haveing words with himwhen I see him next on a good note I did not lose a disc
    Oh, you must be talking about the idiot who calls himself "Rage" who carved his name into the teepad. Well, at least we do know he is a Rockwood local. Hopefully, someone can "talk" some sense into the fool.

    Well folks, we tried to erase the names of every moron who wrote their name in the concrete, but it felt like they were adding them faster than we could erase them. We fought hard to get those bad pads replaced and this is what people do. I can't even begin to tell you how disappointing it was to see fellow disc golfers vandalizing the course.

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  • murray the brit
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    Thay where out there today re pouring then and Thay do look nice I just wish people would not scratch there tag in the tee pads there was one who I know the guy and I thought he was better than that I will be haveing words with himwhen I see him next on a good note I did not lose a disc

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  • Flash
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    Originally posted by fernhillphil View Post
    I was out there again yesterday and threw easily my worst round yet. I was all over the course. 4 rounds here and a round at Pier since this place opened have worn my throwing arm out. So many blackberry scartches....

    There are now trashcans/recycling out there. Between 8/9 and between 16/17. Possibly one other place that I am forgetting. I also saw parks employees on golf carts emptying the cans so hopefully their presence will help curb the litter/alcohol problems. Parks workers/rangers helping enforce rules is a fine idea. City police to enforce a park rule? No thanks.

    Many of the pads have been removed prepped for new ones. jdinteg, are you saying that the old pads were causing the slippery dust on the tops, not the gravel? I too think the gravel skirt is a good idea to help with traction in the winter, I just figured that it was the source of the dust and that it needed to be larger.
    The concrete was mixed incorrectly and it was crumpling causing the dust. Jeff Hagerty took care of it and parks is re-pouring the pads.

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  • fernhillphil
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    I was out there again yesterday and threw easily my worst round yet. I was all over the course. 4 rounds here and a round at Pier since this place opened have worn my throwing arm out. So many blackberry scartches....

    There are now trashcans/recycling out there. Between 8/9 and between 16/17. Possibly one other place that I am forgetting. I also saw parks employees on golf carts emptying the cans so hopefully their presence will help curb the litter/alcohol problems. Parks workers/rangers helping enforce rules is a fine idea. City police to enforce a park rule? No thanks.

    Many of the pads have been removed prepped for new ones. jdinteg, are you saying that the old pads were causing the slippery dust on the tops, not the gravel? I too think the gravel skirt is a good idea to help with traction in the winter, I just figured that it was the source of the dust and that it needed to be larger.

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  • jdinteg
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    Hagerty,
    Agreed, unfortunately one thing I do poorly is stay politely quite. I'm sure you know that already by now.

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  • Bullseye
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    I think it is pretty obvious that the majority of people here understand that we are guests at Blue Lake Park and also the importance our conducting ourselves as such. We all just need to politely spread the word to people who might not get it yet.

    With that said, we are ordering a number of additional signs for the course and we will get them installed as soon as they're completed.

    Jeff

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