Portage Lakes Disc Golf Association
Dan Hyzer June 7, 2011 at 8:31pm
Steve, Ya think the club should purchase a lawn mower, since the state park department seems to have forgotten us?
Dan Clark April 22, 2011 at 9:48pm
I have a good portable basket. I'm able to help out this week, but next week I'll be studying for finals. After that it's summer for me and should be able to help out again almost every weekend.
Dan Hyzer April 22, 2011 at 7:41pm
first off, Thank you to everyone who included my Mom in your prayers. We're very moved by your thoughtfullness. She's doing better. The hospital released her today and I took her back to her nursing home. don't know if I'll make it tomorrow, it's still pretty crazy. Can't wait to see what you guys have done since I've been gone. #14 should ans will be a birdie hole and most of the players will need that birdie because it's going to be a tough DGC when the basket get put in. I've aske ... more
first off, Thank you to everyone who included my Mom in your prayers. We're very moved by your thoughtfullness. She's doing better. The hospital released her today and I took her back to her nursing home.
don't know if I'll make it tomorrow, it's still pretty crazy.
Can't wait to see what you guys have done since I've been gone. #14 should ans will be a birdie hole and most of the players will need that birdie because it's going to be a tough DGC when the basket get put in.
I've asked a friend that has one of my portable baskets to get it back to me so we can fiddle around with different positions on the back 9, but haven't gotten it yet. But I'd like to do that with the PL club and get a good feel of possible positions. Anyone have any light weight portables? maybe we could set up 3 holes at a time so we could accomadate more pplayers? your thoughts.
Dan Clark April 21, 2011 at 11:11pm
YES!! finally there is going to be a Saturday that I will be home and able to work.
Carl Peterson April 21, 2011 at 9:21pm
Weather permitting, clearing is scheduled at the Portage Lakes Disc Golf Course from 8:30 to 12:00 on Saturday, 4/23. We will be working behind hole 14, clearing brush to the 15th tee. Clearing is also needed on the 16th fairway and the path between 15 and 16. Again, weather permitting, I will be there tomorrow morning also. Dan, prayers for your mother.
Matt Dungan April 16, 2011 at 5:42pm
No worries Dan, we got a lot done on hole 14 in the couple of hours we put in before the rain got too heavy. See you next time
Dan Hyzer April 16, 2011 at 12:38pm
I'm sorry I couldn't make it today, My Mom was admitted to a hospital late last evening and my focus is with her at this time. Hope you had some decent weather in which you got something done. I asked a friend who has a portable basket of mine to return it so next week we can put it in different positions a get a feel of where we want certain baskets (if needed).
John Sales April 15, 2011 at 8:58pm
i'll be there at 9am-ish tomorrow, maybe earlier. i just checked the weather, i'll bring a canoe :)
Dan Hyzer April 15, 2011 at 7:25am
I talked with Bill a couple of days ago and hole # 15 position is going to be so scary it might be the scariest basket position know to mankind, well maybe not that scary but it will have players thinking................. and # 14 will be just as sick. I'll try my best to be there Saturday morning. and since we're only getting a few volenteers helping each weekend. I was wondering if whomever reads this and knows they can't come out and help. could you please say a prayer for decent weather so the few volenteers can get something done.
Matt Dungan April 14, 2011 at 9:35pm
I will be at the course working most of the day tomorrow and from 8:30 till noon on Saturday if anyone wants to work or just take a tour of the back 9. These are going to be some great holes and will have baskets soon but much help is still needed.
Carl Peterson April 13, 2011 at 10:01pm
Weather permitting (less than a steady rain), clearing is scheduled at the Portage Lakes Disc Golf Course from 8:30 to 12:00 on Saturday, 4/16. We will be working on hole 14, clearing brush off both sides of the ridge leading to the (soon to be) basket. Time and talent permitting, clearing is also needed on the 16th fairway and the path between 15 and 16.
Dan Hyzer April 4, 2011 at 7:00am
when your pleading, are you pleading to the STATE of OHIO too? because we really need their help as much as we need help from individuals.
wouldn't it be uplifting if the State park dept. showed up with a bobcat this saturday?? I'd rather see them there than a foot long sub from subway.
Dan Hyzer March 31, 2011 at 9:04pm
I'll be out there with ya Carl.
Anyone else wanna join us?? (No wimps or whinners need apply)
The sooner we get the back 9 done the sooner we can start (loosing our discs in the water) playing the whole 18 hole course.
Carl Peterson March 31, 2011 at 8:54pm
Forecast is for rain, but if it is not raining in the morning, I plan on working on the 15th fairway on Saturday AM, 4/2, from 8:30 to 11:00.
Matt Dungan March 23, 2011 at 10:38pm
I'll be there at 8:00 Saturday to work then maybe a round or two in the afternoon
Carl Peterson March 23, 2011 at 10:06pm
If it is not raining, I'll be working on the 15th hole this Saturday from 8:30 until 11:00.
Jay Kovach February 27, 2011 at 8:55am
Be glad to help you Dan K, Sounds like a grand idea. The zeppelins will only be doing one ice bowl at wingfoot next year so in sure I will be free.
Dan Hyzer February 27, 2011 at 8:45am
Did the Polar Bear plunge at Portage Lakes yesterday (the jump was at the beach and not at the boat ramp like last year. The parking lot was full and the jumpers raised well over $30,000.00 for the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank). I threw my ace race mini to the crowd from the jumping platform, it was a sweet D-----anhyzer like it should of been and the crowd we're all _______. after I threw I jumped into the icy waters (and not knowing what the crowd did, because at that point i was concerned ... more
Did the Polar Bear plunge at Portage Lakes yesterday (the jump was at the beach and not at the boat ramp like last year. The parking lot was full and the jumpers raised well over $30,000.00 for the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank). I threw my ace race mini to the crowd from the jumping platform, it was a sweet D-----anhyzer like it should of been and the crowd we're all _______. after I threw I jumped into the icy waters (and not knowing what the crowd did, because at that point i was concerned about getting to the mens warm changing room) for charity. I raised $ 300 personally and want to thank all who supported me (only one Disc golfer, Thanks Mr. Brad Evans. Your an amazing and GREAT friend. This years jump was at the Beach area of the State Park as the New Franklin Fire Capt. didn't like the idea of people plunging into waters over their heads like last year. But still, there was more onlookers than jumpers and the jumpers only had to jump into 3-4 ft of 37 degree water. It happened so fast that it wasn't an issue. Oh sure your cold for awhile. but only for a little while and we all jumped for a good cause.
before the jump I walked the back nine. The work that has been done looks very appearant right now with the winter landscape covering the land. Still a lot of work to be done. # 14, #15, # 16 still need the majority of the grunt work. I personally don't think the State Park knows it will take a lot of work to keep the DGC trimmed down once we get the course put in (hopefully in 2011, I don't know it seems like 2011 will be a busy year for the area Disc Golfers to unite and not fight <me included, nuff said>)
Next prior to the Polar Bear plunge, I want to have an Ice Bowl / plunge Disc Golf tournament. With extra sweet prizes given away to the jumpers. Anyone who is interested in helping me do this tournament, just contact me. we got about a year to work on it. How it will work right now is play one round of 18, hand out prizes to those who don't want to jump and get ready for part 2. The Polar Bear Plunge then after changing go over to the Harbor Inn where they have a jumpers after party and pass out the prizes for the Disc Golfers/ Jumpers. pretty simple.
No ONE will be required to take the Polar Bear plunge, but all will be incouraged and even if I'm the only jumper (again) Hopefully I'll have more supporters there cheering me on as next year I'll have a nice prize attached to the mini that I'll be throwing into the crowd.