Portage Lakes Disc Golf Association
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' Kilgore 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' Kilgore 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' Kilgore 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 ha ... 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' Kilgore 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!
Dan'hyzer' Kilgore June 16, 2011 at 7:44pm
Thanks Dan Clark for stepping up and weed eating # 15. It needed it bad.
Dan Clark June 16, 2011 at 4:01pm
Just got done weed eatin 15. It's better than it was, but still will need work. Hopefully I can rest a little now before the round starts this evening.
Dan'hyzer' Kilgore June 15, 2011 at 2:26pm
I wish to thank the volenteers who came out this morning (wednesday) and did some more grunt work. Thanks Eric Centanni for the work you did on the steps on hole 14 and for using your shovel as a weed eater to clean # 14 fairway (she, the fairway hasn't looked better) and also Thank you Steve Godar for sickling #14 fairway and putting up with my attitude. I cleaned as much of the hill behind # 15 basket as I could with the equipment I had. Speaking of my attitude, once again I wonder wh ... more
I wish to thank the volenteers who came out this morning (wednesday) and did some more grunt work. Thanks Eric Centanni for the work you did on the steps on hole 14 and for using your shovel as a weed eater to clean # 14 fairway (she, the fairway hasn't looked better) and also Thank you Steve Godar for sickling #14 fairway and putting up with my attitude. I cleaned as much of the hill behind # 15 basket as I could with the equipment I had.
Speaking of my attitude, once again I wonder why the STATE isn't doing any mowing of the fairways of the course. The few and the proud volenteers that have spent countless amount of work in the park to get this DGC in the shape it is deserve better than what the STATE is doing, Granted they are allowing us to use the park space (and we're all very gratefull for the usage of this great park land), but Come on STATE park people, can you explain to us why you haven't mowed the DGC yet?? Personally I don't want to hear any explaining, I want to see some involvement.
As everyone knows, we are starting a Thursday night league tomorrow night (at 6pm). # 15 fairway needs weed eated badly. Can someone please weed eat #15's fairway before our grand opening of league, please...... IMHO i don't think the DGC is ready for league play because of the shape of # 15 fairway. I know I wouldn't invite guests into my home if it was a mess and # 15 fairway needs weed eated badly, any volenteers????