River Bends

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Josh Drouillard    March 20, 2013 at 5:32pm

ATTENTION DISC GOLFERS!! Don't forget about this Saturday at Oakland University. This is the first Murder Mitten DGC event at Grizzly Oaks! This will be played as Two (2) rounds of 18 holes for only $10. Tee Off is at 1pm with registration at 12noon. There will also be a $2 Ace Pool, $2 CTP, $2 50/50 Raffle. 80% Cash Payouts (20% to fund the club expenses) to Top Spots!! Two tiers of competiton with a Pro and an Am division. We hope to see you out there and you might as well bring a couple friends.


John Minicuci    March 15, 2013 at 3:39pm

Work day tomorrow. Mat Stivers and I will be there working on a couple of the new holes if anyone cares to join us. We will be there hopefully starting around 10 am and working until about 2. The plan is to start on the new hole #9 coming up next to the road by the pavilion / horse shoe pits closest to the old practice basket / hole 1. We will then begin on the new hole out by the current hole 17....

Brandon"RedRum" Redmond   March 17, 2013 at 12:15am

John you working Sunday too? I would have totally gone today but I wasn't on here at all

John Minicuci   March 17, 2013 at 9:33am

not sure yet. Mat said he was. My day just halfway cleared up and was thinking of flying to Holly or working Bends. Let me try and reach Mat...

joshua orsborn    March 15, 2013 at 2:20pm

i lost my champion orc on hole 10 about 2 weeks ago, its in the river. should still be there, if anyone finds it please let me know, $$ for its return, not much but its an important disc to me.

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joshua orsborn   March 27, 2013 at 3:11am

Did you happen to see it John?

John Minicuci   March 27, 2013 at 7:29pm

Nope. Looked for a while too! Sorry :-(

joshua orsborn   March 29, 2013 at 9:08am

its all good john, i think its wedged in the log thats in there. i looked yesterday. looks like i may have to go swimming lol

William "Bullet Bill" Pope    February 9, 2013 at 4:26pm

Never been here before. The snow was over 1ft. deep in some areas. Played the first hole, then saw the second pad was cleared of snow, but couldnt see basket #2. I left after that. Bummer. Too much snow.

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Brandon"RedRum" Redmond   February 9, 2013 at 4:38pm

sidenote: updating with a phoine sucks lol. anyway. I suggest you ask for ocals to take you out due to the fact the course is being altered. there's many of us who enjoy Bends. ask away

John Minicuci   February 9, 2013 at 9:58pm

Basket 2 should still be at the bottom of the hill and to the right. The map in the sign facing tee pad 1 shows the current 20 layout and the hopeful 27 hole layout. I also posted them in the pictures of the course here. Look at pics for hole 1.

John Minicuci   February 9, 2013 at 9:59pm

You need to clik the Info tab above to get back to River Bends' homepage then click on hole 1 to get a slew of images. The map is the last entry.


mike walker    December 28, 2012 at 8:54am

Anyone feel like meetin me at bends for some tee pad clearing?

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mike walker   December 28, 2012 at 9:38am

will do.ill just bring a few banshees.

mathew stivers   December 28, 2012 at 10:37am

I would if I hadn't plowed for almost a day strait. But tyvm mike immensely.

mike walker   December 28, 2012 at 10:54am


John Minicuci    December 24, 2012 at 1:45am

A big shout out to Mat Stivers, Brandon Redmond, Mike Walker, Ed, Jeff Bauman, Kevin Egnatoski, and Jake Rogers for their assistance this weekend at River Bends. Hole 12 is starting to take shape. We actually saw a few good shots today from the tee pad. We have a long way to go out here so more help in the future would be awesome...


Jay B INSANITY DGC    December 23, 2012 at 10:20am

Id like some votes...would anyone like to see another league on this side of town? If so, where at, what day of the week/weekend or early morning or glow rounds? A2 and kensington have quite a few people and with a $5 ace pool it grows fast and pays nicely! but those are a drive for most of us and id like to know if any others are as interested as i am to have more leagues for us all to enjoy. Please give feedback i might start one up!


Neil Duffey    December 20, 2012 at 12:36am

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mike walker    December 19, 2012 at 11:50am

ill be there sunday.


John Minicuci    December 19, 2012 at 7:54am

We are looking for people to help move some of the debris we created while cutting the fairways on the new holes 11, 12, and 24. On Saturday we will be there around noon. I will be at Sunnybrook running Bobis so look for Mat Stivers. On Sunday I will be there around noon. Bring gloves and a good back!


John Minicuci    December 9, 2012 at 8:25pm

There is a big push to move many baskets around in the city to make full courses with the same baskets. For instance, Firefighters is a mix of Chainstars and Mach's. Bends has 7 Innova, 7 Chainstars, and 10 Mach's. Raintree has 2 newer Mach's and 7 old single chain Mach's. I am in the midst of making a full blown inventory of what we have and what we will be moving around. I think River Bends will be complete with Innova baskets on the front 9 and all Mach's for the 18 h ... more


ken "sega salt" moote    December 9, 2012 at 7:13pm

this is awesome. thanks john, wish had better idea of the holes then looking at the map but Im sure there's plenty of wise judgement on the new layout. will there be any replacement baskets?


John Minicuci    December 9, 2012 at 6:33pm

Spent about 4 hours at River Bends today cleaning up fallen trees on hole 2 and working on the new proposed hole 12.
A couple of things:
First, as the new layout gets finalized, if there are any suggestions, now would be a great time to say them.
Here's a glimpse of the proposal: http://www.discgolfscene.com/courses/River_Bends/Hole_1/50425

Secondly, when you all see trees that have fallen and you are out playing in your groups, feel free to take the initiative to move the remains out of the road. You don't have to wait for me to do it.
My back is a little old ;-) Just sayin'...

Mark Stephens   December 11, 2012 at 1:18pm

But it is just much easier to let you do it though...

Nick Richardson   December 12, 2012 at 5:26pm

Haha! Will do John, don't care what you do with hole12 as you seem to always make great decisions for this lovely sport we all enjoy and many thanks to you and anyone else who has ever helped!

Neil Duffey    December 8, 2012 at 2:21am

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Joe Olson    November 21, 2012 at 11:33am

Thanksgiving Morning, Random Draw Doubles. $10 a person. About 10 am teeoff . Planning on playing the current 20 hole layout (Long Tees).


John Minicuci    November 21, 2012 at 11:24am

We cleared the new path for Hole 15's new long tee pad yesterday. Thinking about going out there soon to resume finishing up that area and beginning to clear the path for the new holes 11 and 12. If anyone wants to head out there call my cell: 248 515-0350...


Notcha Momma    November 11, 2012 at 5:39pm

I am bummed out hole 9 was pulled. IMHO it was River Bends signature hole. Nice to see the short tee pads being built at Addy, even though I'll never use them. If MCCG ever sets up a paypal account for donations I'd pimp you a few bucks. I'm one of those folks that would rather give money than time.


Josh Drouillard    October 29, 2012 at 8:27pm

ATTENTION RIVER BENDS DISC GOLFERS!!! The Murder Mitten DGC presents The Seymour MADNESS Tournament this Sunday, November 4th at Seymour Lake Disc Golf Course. The First Round of the tournament starts at 11am and is played as Singles; the Second Round of the tournament starts at 3pm and will be played as Doubles.The Singles players will be in one of 3 divisions (Pros, Ams, or Ladies) with prizes for the top spots. The Doubles will be played as Random-Draw with prizes for the top 3 teams. It is $ ... more


John Minicuci    October 28, 2012 at 12:16pm

Hole 14 is the short hole. We may move the basket just a few feet from its current location however, it will eventually become hole 13's basket during the transformation making hole 13 about a hundred foot longer. Hole 14 as we know it today will eventually be removed. Hole 15, the one with the tee pad in the river, will still keep the basket where it is but we have a new spot for a new tee pad once we cut three trees down. You will still need to negotiate the river but the tee pad will be ... more