Dan Whitlock May 4, 2012 at 11:01am
Thanks for the info Mike, can't wait to play the new holes!
Joe Wander May 4, 2012 at 8:16am
Earth movers + disc golf = lots of options to try out. Can they dig a few pot bunkers as well? I've always thought a nice hole would be a good hazard to add to a course. Thanks for the update, Fortch.
Mike Fortunato May 3, 2012 at 3:04pm
Because of the new water park, the park is taking a bunch of the earth they removed from the old Picnic area (holes 9 - 11) and moving it to Chuck D. #16. They asked us to help them essentially terraform the land with tons of earth. Hole #16 is totally different now. It has two giant mounds where it used to be flat. The giant mounds effectively create a wall on the right side of 13's fairway. Hole #15's slope has also been altered. #14 has will not be effected. All of this should be done by the ... more
Because of the new water park, the park is taking a bunch of the earth they removed from the old Picnic area (holes 9 - 11) and moving it to Chuck D. #16. They asked us to help them essentially terraform the land with tons of earth. Hole #16 is totally different now. It has two giant mounds where it used to be flat. The giant mounds effectively create a wall on the right side of 13's fairway. Hole #15's slope has also been altered. #14 has will not be effected. All of this should be done by the fall when they will re-open holes #13 - #16.
As far as the new holes (A-F) those will be open sooner, hopefully early June. Once those are open there will be a 20 hole loop. Then once 13 - 16 are done, there will be the final 24 hole loop. I know, it's crazy, but in the end we will have a 24 hole course.
steve nolff May 3, 2012 at 2:48pm
You guys are great, thanks for the quick feedback. I am excited to here of new holes, that is fantastic. Guess I will wait a few weeks to head out to I Lake. I am sad that I never got to play Picnic.
Dan Whitlock May 3, 2012 at 1:02pm
Mike, new hole 16? So, did they replace the 13-16 with new holes as well as add 6 letter holes?
Mike Fortunato May 3, 2012 at 10:43am
Yup. Sorry Steve. Picnic is a thing of the past.
Was out there this morning to mark the new locations for Holes A - F tee pads. The basket sleeves are set in concrete, grass seed has been put down. Now all were waiting for is the debris removal which is supposed to start early next week. There is s bunch of scrap metal, refrigerators, and other random **** buried in a few spots out there that need to be dug up and removed.
Then it's just a waiting game for the grass to take root. Pray for rain!
BTW, the new hole #16 is crazy sweet.
Mike "Papa Par" Even May 3, 2012 at 10:35am
Picnic Course is no more Steve :( They are installing a new waterpark kind of area where a number of the holes used to be, so it was pulled earlier this for good. Chuck D is missing pins 13-16 right now because of the construction, however, the rumor is the new 6 holes go in end of this month :)
steve nolff May 3, 2012 at 10:31am
Hey guys, I have not played the picnic course yet, is it still in the ground and playable? Thinking about heading over there this weekend.
Angel Gilbert April 27, 2012 at 3:53pm
We will extend the one disc package for 35$ until we run out of titanium buzzz's.
Lawrence Leonardi essentialdiscs.com April 26, 2012 at 8:52pm
Anyone that plans on playing in the state championships, if you don't have a Michigan Bag Tag you are missing out on potentially getting your registration cash back as well as other prizes!
If you want to learn how to play better tags are a great way to challenge others better then you so that you can learn from them.
Matt "The Spider" Swider April 13, 2012 at 4:52pm
Sounds like the same person who tagged up Bandemer a couple days ago, especially with the RIP logo.
Mike Fortunato April 13, 2012 at 10:40am
The reason there is no one at the gate this time of year is because they cant afford to staff it.
Mike "Papa Par" Even April 13, 2012 at 10:36am
and thanks Mr White, for taking lead on contacting the park! Cheers
Mike "Papa Par" Even April 13, 2012 at 10:35am
You are correct Dan, once you are out in the back of the course it's game on time, but, I have been seeing more of a casuals presence when there is no attendant. Summer time they have someone at the gate all day because the lake & water park open up, they are collecting $$$$ for the spike in activity. So it will tapper off soon as it gets warmer, but Rolling has someone at the gate almost all the time, no reason Washtenaw County cant get someone in the booth over at Indy ;)
Scott White April 13, 2012 at 10:27am
The park has been notified (if they didn't already know) and hopefully they can get someone out in the booth over the next week or so. This aggression will not stand.
Let's try to get an ID on this "RIP" tagger, or at least a vehicle/license plate. This reminds me of a similar saga out in k-zoo, with the "poop" tagger. They eventually identified his vehicle, found his facebook and get him to stop without involving the authorities. Let's hope for a similar resolution here.
Dan Whitlock April 13, 2012 at 10:18am
Are you guys sure it's only when there's no attendant? Even when there is, there's nobody back on the course to keep people in check. I'd suggest, if you want to volunteer a couple hours, do it by walking around the course, keeping your eyes open for people that are doing it, then reporting them (and their cars).
Mike "Papa Par" Even April 13, 2012 at 9:57am
Wind was pretty epic out there earlier this week, are we sure mother nature didn't take it out