Ben Calhoun July 5, 2011 at 12:55pm
Update: The course and shop are both 'Open' officially. The course isn't really playable today due to the Carnies still packing up and about 10 baskets need to be put back in the ground. Damages: #7's white tee is broken again. Lost some limbs on #9. Large tree fell (storm damage) out of the woods on X but isn't in the way of anything for now. Lots of dead grass. Trash situation isn't nearly as bad as last year. I expect them to be gone by the end of the day today and the course fully re-inst ... more
Update: The course and shop are both 'Open' officially. The course isn't really playable today due to the Carnies still packing up and about 10 baskets need to be put back in the ground.
Damages: #7's white tee is broken again. Lost some limbs on #9. Large tree fell (storm damage) out of the woods on X but isn't in the way of anything for now. Lots of dead grass. Trash situation isn't nearly as bad as last year. I expect them to be gone by the end of the day today and the course fully re-installed by noon tomorrow.
Just now saw a trailer drive right over #1's White tee. Practically started swinging on some carnies had to ball my fists and take some deep breaths before I started yelling at them!
Ben Calhoun July 2, 2011 at 8:01pm
No it's not trying to be open tomorrow- will be open Monday!
Wade TF June 29, 2011 at 1:58am
Course is CLOSED TO PLAY. However the disc golf mega-store is still open. 10% all new merch in protest of the carnival!
Joe Anttila June 27, 2011 at 10:49am
I heard the Balloon Fest was extra awesome this year so most of the carnies weren't leaving Howell until later this afternoon. As I figure it, they won't be to Lakeshore until about 3:30 this afternoon. Good luck.
peter kunoff June 27, 2011 at 10:44am
what is the word? officially closed yet? drove by this morning and only a handful of trucks on the course (near #5 longs)......
Ben Calhoun June 25, 2011 at 10:35pm
The course WILL be closed sometime tomorrow don't know could be 8am, could be 8pm we just don't get any information. Throw Shop will be open during the Carnival with limited hours, call 734-657-1699.
Dan Whitlock June 23, 2011 at 4:17pm
Joe, I'd have to agree with you on that one. It's been a pain every year for the past three years but the Management company generates revenue with this so there isn't anything that can be done. My main problem with it now is the location. there are at least two other spots within the community that can hold the carnies, but the insist on putting it on the course. I'm just glad I'm out of town until the fourth and only stopping by twice during the festival, so I won't have to deal with it. My condolences Ben, I'd hate to have that right outside my backdoor for two weeks.
Ben Calhoun June 23, 2011 at 2:51pm
They broke like 5-6 teepads overall last couple years no baskets. There is another broken basket right now. I don't know how it got broken though, kinda weird. Something had to hit it hard to break that weld, maybe the mowers. I'm going to try to mark the tees with flags and remove baskets near the carnival area this weekend. The apts. make sooo much money off this. As a resident, it will totally suck having a bunch of screaming kids in my backyard all week. Not to mention meth fueled carnies and their donkeys.
Joe Anttila June 23, 2011 at 2:32pm
How many baskets did they break last summer?
It seems weird that an event like that would go on inside of a gated community. As a resident, that's the last thing I'd want in my backyard.
Ben Calhoun June 23, 2011 at 1:42pm
The Carnies are arriving to set-up this Sunday afternoon/night course will be closed when that begins through at least July 4th but obviously up to a week or more after that. Side-bet as to how many tees will be wrecked by drunken circus freaks?
Geoffrey Johnson June 17, 2011 at 12:19pm
Put my banshee in the middle of the pond.. Inked
Dan Whitlock June 15, 2011 at 5:09pm
Ticks galore at Ford Lake. Be sure to check yourself, I just spent 20 minutes by the lake at Lakeshore and had to flick off nearly twenty ticks. It's madness out here.
Wade TF June 14, 2011 at 10:00am
Found neither, sorry Gabe. There was the normal kid, that I have to warn over and over, wandering around the pond looking for an opportunity to dip in but was deterred after I was circling him in Clifford for 15 minutes.
Wade TF June 13, 2011 at 11:12pm
No Rpro Rocs. Did find some discs today. If you lost something check with the throw shop and see if they're there.
Dan Flans June 13, 2011 at 7:11pm
Lost cell phone on course, iphone 4 inside of blue speakers. Please return to myself or the throw shop. I am going to wait two days to hear from anyone. It was lost between hole 2 and 4.
Mike Jacobson June 9, 2011 at 9:05pm
I had a blue rpro roc in there. Any chance you found it?
Daniel J Lee June 8, 2011 at 6:34pm
you need to put signs up next to the pond. where is this rule displayed at any part of the course/shop? it's not even on the scorecard. the unknowing cannot abide by rules that are not written.
Wade TF June 8, 2011 at 6:28pm
I went in today and found only six discs. Three of them had names/numbers on them, three of them did not. Claim your discs by identification of lost discs. I scoured the **** out of the pond today and did not come across any discs mentioned in this post. I do still have Mike's yellow z buzzz in the shop awaiting pick-up. If you have discs in the pond, let us know IMMEDIATELY so we can do our best to save the discs from casuals who do not abide by the rules of the course.