Portage Lakes Disc Golf Association
Carl Peterson March 1, 2012 at 8:30pm
It's that time of year again! With the vegetation still dormant and the weather looking good for this Saturday 3/4, it's a good time to continue work on cleaning and clearing. I plan to work on the right side of the fairway on hole nine, or anywhere else needed (Matt, thoughts?) and then play a round afterward. I'll start by 8:30, but come anytime in the morning if you want to help.
Dan Hyzer January 22, 2012 at 1:44am
When can disc golfers start buying those cool bag tags. I'm suprised they're isn't a picture of those bad boys for everyone to see.
Dan Hyzer September 15, 2011 at 11:40am
would love to join in on the fun but I have other plans scheduled. Darn it.
I bought a bag of 50 daffodils that I'm going to plant along the steps on hole # 14. Tis the season to go to the nurseries and other places that sell bulbs and plants and trees and get them at discounted prices. I always ask if I can get them for a couple extra bucks off because i would be planting them in the park system. Sometimes it works and sometime it doesn't, but it's worth the try...
Matt Dungan September 15, 2011 at 8:02am
We will be doing some course maintenance this Saturday 9/17 from 8 till 11 then we will play afterward. Come on out for an hour or two.
Carl Peterson August 10, 2011 at 10:10pm
Aug. 13 is the last Saturday work day before the Grand Opening of the Portage Lakes Disc Golf Course (Aug. 20). We will start at 8:30, work to 11:00 and play afterward. Any time that you can contribute is appreciated. Areas that need work include: 1) weed whack/sickle fairways on 3 and 18, and the left side of the ridge going to 14s basket, 2) move the cut-up log and sickle/clear weeds near 15s basket, 3) clean and consolidate brush piles that are just off fairways (11, 12, 13, 6, 9 etc.), 4) clear a path from 18 to the 14th fairway for the mower. See you Saturday!
Carl Peterson August 3, 2011 at 9:42pm
Come join Matt on Saturday (8/6) morning from 8:00 to 11:00 to clean up the Portage Lakes Disc Golf Course in preparation for the August 20 Grand Opening. Areas that need work: 1) Roll off the cut up logs near the #15 basket 2) Clean up areas just off the fairways on holes 11 thru 13 and also 6 and 9 3) Make a path to hole #14 from hole #18 so the mower can do #14 4) Dead hanging branches on #3 and #14. Could a rope saw reach them? Thanks!
Dan Hyzer July 30, 2011 at 11:26am
I noticed that local Disc Golfer Bill Griffith tied for the 2nd best round in round 3 of this years World Amatuer Championships being played this weekend in the Rochester, NY. area. Way to go Bill, may the course be with you hacker the rest of the way------------------ - +
Carl Peterson July 28, 2011 at 1:12pm
Come join us on Saturday (7/30) at 8:30 to clean up the Portage Lakes Disc Golf Course in preparation for the August 20 Grand Opening. There are couple of downed trees on #15 that require a large chainsaw. If you have one, or can borrow one, that would be a big help. General areas of focus: 1) Remove the tree leaning over the 18th tee opening, 2) Clean up areas just off the fairways on holes 11 thru 13 and also 6 and 9 3) Cut up downed trees on #15. Thanks!
Carl Peterson July 21, 2011 at 8:10pm
Portage Lakes Pirate Days Tournament!!! This Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 AM at the Portage Lakes Disc Golf Course. $5 to enter a random draw doubles tournament. Partners are selected from A and B pools, but you won't know who your partner is until the end of play! See you there!
Dan Hyzer July 15, 2011 at 3:03pm
i wonder if we could borrow some of the State Park's tools? Like leaf blowers and weed trimmers? I mean if they're not going pitch in and we want to, but don't have the tools. couldn't we borrow theirs? I know I've had other park departments let us use their equipment in the past.
Another thing we should look into is finding a willing Boy Scout in the PL area that is interested in helping us with some landscaping on the backside of hole # 15 (terracing or a retainer wall) for their Eagle Scout Project.
Carl Peterson July 14, 2011 at 9:46pm
There will be a work day this Saturday, July 16, from 8:30 to ~11:00. This will be the last Saturday before the 7/23 Portage Lakes Pirates Days tournament. Work that still is needed includes: 1) weed whacking (sickles, scythes, etc.) on 14 and 15, 2) drainage trench dug next to steps by 18s basket 3) benches (logs, etc.) placed at most tees 4) brush piles moved further off the fairways at the 15 dogleg and right side of 9
Jon DeCapua July 5, 2011 at 11:44am
hole 13 is a par 3, if you park it 3 outta 4 good shooting, no re-evaluation needed there.
Dan Hyzer July 5, 2011 at 7:10am
This Thursday and every First Thursday of the Month we'll be having our random doubles contest run with a little twist as we'll still have a random doubles contest, but each player will also play a singles round and score the best of the two players for their doubles score. Cost is double, so it will be $10 plus an optional ACE pot (which right now stands at $40), but they'll be 2 payouts, one for singles and another for doubles. This also will give us a good way to establish a handicap for all ... more
This Thursday and every First Thursday of the Month we'll be having our random doubles contest run with a little twist as we'll still have a random doubles contest, but each player will also play a singles round and score the best of the two players for their doubles score. Cost is double, so it will be $10 plus an optional ACE pot (which right now stands at $40), but they'll be 2 payouts, one for singles and another for doubles. This also will give us a good way to establish a handicap for all the players for future events.
So hopefully we'll have another KILLER tournout this THURSDAY. Tee off is @ 6pm, so get there early for some warm ups. We're playing the front 9 from the short tees and the back 9 from the long tees, so eveyone should be happy there as we heard some moaning and groaning when we anounced (last thursday) that we we're shooting from the longs on the front and the shorts on the back.
Michael Stonestreet July 4, 2011 at 6:01pm
From the shorts, par 54 without a doubt. Very good beginner course from the shorts so that it doesn't discourage the newer players. Plus it has a lot of technical shots from the shorts for even the seasoned veteran. But not difficult.
Michael Stonestreet July 4, 2011 at 6:00pm
From the long tees I can see it as a par 58 or 59 with hole 6, 14, and 15 as par 4, and hole 18 as a possible par 4 also. Hole 9 as a par 5 for sure. Mikes 55 is probably not going to be a regular score up there for him though, not to say he can't but I don't see it as a normal score on a regular basis.
Dan Davis July 3, 2011 at 9:42pm
So Mike Gastin shot a 55 from the longs, and was not happy about it, he said he played mediocre, there is no way par is 61 mike said, I feel the same way, I played terrible and shot a 60, I have parked hole 13 3 times "parking lot island green", and had drop in 3's on 14 and 15, and parked hole 17 3 out of the 6 times ive played it. Im not trying to start trouble, but par needs to be reevaluated.
Dan Hyzer July 2, 2011 at 2:39pm
it sure was. We even had a young man travel all the way from the youngstown area (and plans to do it again this thursday night for the 6 pm scramble.) Pretty impressive.
Matt Dungan July 1, 2011 at 4:37pm
It was awesome to see 29 people show up for league last night!
Carl Peterson June 16, 2011 at 8:22pm
Work day Saturday 6/18 (8:30 to 11:00). We will clear the former swampy area on 15 near the basket and also clear and move brush further back on the left side of the dogleg on 15. Also, the tee area on 11 needs to have poison ivy and brush removed and weeds need to be wacked everywhere on the back nine. We will play all 18 afterward. Come early and clear your own routes!