SE Michigan teepad authority
Ben Calhoun December 30, 2012 at 4:56pm
Front 9 Lakeshore long and shorts shoveled- only #7 was bad after (packed down), will salt tomorrow if no snow
Rolling Hills- short shoveled but half covered in icy prints, not salted, longs all but a few shoveled and in better shape than shorts
Sean Newland December 30, 2012 at 4:01pm
Water Works(Ypsi) - All shorts and mids have been shoveled, some longs as well. A little slippery on some, bu most were pretty decent.
Lance Bayliss December 30, 2012 at 12:45pm
Jay... because not everyone has every course in there favorites. why check each talk section indivually when you can just look on this one page...just sayin
Eirik Kauserud December 30, 2012 at 6:42am
All three pads at Marion have been shoveled, resurfaced and salted. SALLLLLT.
Jay B December 30, 2012 at 6:03am
I understand the purpose for this talk section and the extra effort is appreciated but isnt it pointless when the purpose for having a talk section on each individual course is supposed to be used for that exact purpose, if you post your score on a course why take extra steps to post it on here and not just the feed for that course where someone will for sure see it when they view that courses page or it may already be in their newsfeed if that course is in their favorites or following the discussion
Dan Whitlock December 29, 2012 at 9:45pm
Shoveled the short tees at Rolling today, could still use salt though.
Nate Wheeling December 29, 2012 at 6:28pm
Confirmed - Willow shorts were shoveled and salted today.
Jeff "Heyman" Schropp December 29, 2012 at 11:15am
Played OU yesterday. someone had kicked-off the snow from the tee pads. about 30% of them were clean, the rest were partially cleared.
Mike Stratford December 29, 2012 at 10:58am
Just did pad assessment @ willow... Tees are coverd, will be shoveled during noon dubs today..
Shaun Adkins December 29, 2012 at 8:31am
Went to Holly yesterday and assumed someone had been out there since it snowed. No one had. We brought no shovel but we kicked the teepads pretty clean. If you head out here bring salt.
Daemon Stahlin December 28, 2012 at 7:15pm
Hudson original 1-18 all clear and salted, shorts and longs. monster longs 1-18 all clear and salted (except #14, short tee is clear). not sure about monster shorts.
ken "sega salt" moote December 28, 2012 at 6:08pm
I shoveled all 18 from shorts and only 1-6 from longs at Brown park ( mary beth doyle) park. They have not been salted so be careful of ice. Pads were fine for me
Ben Calhoun December 25, 2012 at 7:57pm
Hudson- All blue are good a couple may have a rough spot but they're all in all 90%++ cleared. Reds are about 50/50 between all clear and somewhat clear with icy footprints wrecking half the pad.
mark ellis December 24, 2012 at 6:11pm
The parks have governmental immunity and therefore no liability if you hurt yourself. The parks know this. Threatening parks is a poor strategy. We are damn lucky they tolerate the vandalism, littering and overt legal violations they see so often. Any course could be pulled out in an hour.
Ken Mango December 24, 2012 at 3:06pm
Be carefull what you ask for, they may just choose to close the courses for the winter. Although it would be nice to have them clear the pads, even though some people do buy bag tags, I don't believe that it says on the bag tags that the course will be open year round. I think that if you choose to be active in the winter that there are hazards involved. If you get hurt it is unfortunate, but it is a risk that you took.
Nick Pacific December 24, 2012 at 2:29pm
I sent a pretty lengthy but constructive, and informational, email to Jerry Cyr, the Park Operations Manager for Delhi, Dexter-Huron, Hudson Mills & Huron Meadows Metroparks. In a nutshell I just explained to him that I think it could be a liability to operate and charge park and dgolf fees inviting people to play winter golf, yet almost no maintenance is done to ensure the safety of the players because of the fact that little is done to maintain the tee pads during the winter. They ar ... more
I sent a pretty lengthy but constructive, and informational, email to Jerry Cyr, the Park Operations Manager for Delhi, Dexter-Huron, Hudson Mills & Huron Meadows Metroparks.
In a nutshell I just explained to him that I think it could be a liability to operate and charge park and dgolf fees inviting people to play winter golf, yet almost no maintenance is done to ensure the safety of the players because of the fact that little is done to maintain the tee pads during the winter. They are left in a snowy and icy wreck for lengthy periods all winter.
If the park is technically "open" and they are charging fees to not only go in but also extra fees to play disc golf, I think the onus is on them to provide a safe place for activity, not on us to pay to play golf AND to drag a shovel with us all throughout the course.
If the course was free ala Cass Benton and it's a play at your own risk situation, than that is a different story altogether. But I don't think they should get the cake and eat it too (charge fees and do little maintenance).
Obviously resources are limited and nobody is expecting anyone to run outside as soon as it starts snowing and clearing pads.
But I clearly remember last winter at the Mills and those pads were wrecked with ice for lengths at a time.
Daemon Stahlin December 24, 2012 at 2:00pm
the more information that is shared using this page, the more effective this "club" becomes. this isn't limited to A2 area courses.
Brandon"RedRum" Redmond December 24, 2012 at 12:22am
um...river bends and stony are technically SE Michigan as well....don't they get a spot here as well? Or are you just talking "down river"ish