River Bends

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Brad Fuelling    December 4, 2013 at 5:58pm

So I've found close to 20 discs out here in the last 3 months some with names that I've tried to contact and some with out. If you have lost any get in contact with me and i well see if i have it and would gladly return it

David Wilmoth   December 5, 2013 at 8:35pm

i lost a faded orange bar stamp crush.

Ben Bobowski    November 18, 2013 at 11:18am

So is river bends finished now? Strong winds from last night could have hindered the process. And will there be a course map there?

John Minicuci   November 18, 2013 at 12:41pm

No. Bends is not finished. We did get to install basket 9. There are plenty of tasks yet to be completed. Too many to list here. Since the drunk ran over our sign, there is no place to post a map. I have ideas but time and cost are always an issue... If you want a map to look at, click here: http://www.discgolfscene.com/coursepictures/56163_l.jpg

John Minicuci   November 18, 2013 at 12:42pm

The map can be found under the pictures of Hole 1.

Ben Bobowski   November 18, 2013 at 7:51pm

Oh bummer, ok thanks John! Keep it up

John Minicuci    November 17, 2013 at 12:32pm

I know the weather this afternoon does not look promising but a couple of us will be at River Bends following the Lions game (around 4:30 ish) installing 2 baskets. We could use a few more backs along the way. Holes are already dug. Mixing cement and dropping them in the ground so it should not take all that long...


Brad Fuelling    October 29, 2013 at 8:46am

So I saw the rough at Stoney was cut recently. Any chance some of the death grass will be cut here? I'm sure it's dry enough. And is there any more work days going on soon, I'd love to help out

John Minicuci   October 29, 2013 at 9:23am

I was supposed to hook up with the parks team last week but couldn't get the time. Not sure if I will have time this week either. As far as work days, we might be there tonight installing baskets 9 and 13 of the new layout...

Ed Stack    October 28, 2013 at 9:53am

Love the new layout but why r u moving hole 11 shorter and closer to the bridge and path. That hole needs to be left alone !!!

John Minicuci   October 28, 2013 at 11:42am

Thanks Ed. Because we have to remove old long tee box 9 and fixing the flow issue, it makes no sense walking across the bridge. Since we are mandated in keeping old short 8 tee box we wanted to make the one way play across the bridge as short as possible. No proposals for a tee box on the basket sid ... more

mike walker   October 28, 2013 at 3:11pm

its already a short hole.making it shorter will not help flow.either eliminate it or leave it where it is.it will only be around 25 feet from the path.

John Minicuci   October 28, 2013 at 5:04pm

It will be backlog of people coming off of 12 to wait for those to walk back over the bridge. And we cannot remove it. The township said we have to leave it due to the family spending so much on the memorial bench near the short tee pad.

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Eric Dusten    October 14, 2013 at 1:51pm

Lost a yellow disc wing quarter k 2 today at bends. love the new layout. its gonna be bad ass when fully finished.

Shaun Adkins   October 14, 2013 at 2:36pm

our group found it on 3.

William "Wilcone" Fretz   October 15, 2013 at 3:09pm

Eric I got your disc. contact me and ill give this back

Paul Bunko    October 11, 2013 at 10:59am

Is the new course in yet? I would love to play this weekend?

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John Minicuci   October 11, 2013 at 11:21am

Still have not planted 2 baskets and 2 tee pads need to be installed. The 2 new holes after 4 are not in at all.

Paul Bunko   October 11, 2013 at 11:34am

Thanks John. We still might play it tomorrow

Randall Kaszynski   October 11, 2013 at 5:04pm

I was there 2 weeks ago today and it hadn't been manicured in a while. Tall grass on the fairways... some new tees in though... Have a fun time when you go!

Brad Fuelling    September 16, 2013 at 7:38pm

Lost a green ti buzz on the first water hole (old 8/new 13) about pin high to the right. Name and # are on it


Jeff Bauman    September 14, 2013 at 4:07pm

left a red star t bird on old hole #5 (the long one 700'er) Friday afternoon. Reward!

Jeff Bauman   September 14, 2013 at 4:08pm

Im pretty sure its on that hole anyway. Got my name on it.

Jeff Bauman    August 20, 2013 at 6:59pm

Lost a yellow champ firebird on that new hole that has the tee box by old 24 tee box. It's gonna be hole 8 I think. Disc has my name on it. Ty

Jeff Bauman   August 20, 2013 at 8:33pm

oh yea, its up by the basket somewhere just short and right i think

Ben Bobowski    July 30, 2013 at 5:03pm

So is the new course layout finished here? I'd like to play the new course

John Minicuci   July 30, 2013 at 5:08pm

It is not. The river crested on the 13th and the township has been unable to mow the grass. We are waiting until they can get the big stuff knocked down before we install the last few tee pads and baskets. We have much of it done but the long grass will make even the obvious landing zones a bit tiresome to look through.

Ben Bobowski   July 30, 2013 at 6:24pm

Ok thank you John!

John Minicuci    July 12, 2013 at 10:49am

Looking to do some work on the course both Saturday and Sunday. Please get with me if you are available. We have 2 weekends to get the course ready for the Gale Vaughn Memorial...


Ed Carpus    July 7, 2013 at 8:53pm

Lost a brand new yellow champ mamba on the left side of hole 11. Plastic for return.


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Kelly Dotson    June 21, 2013 at 12:38pm

My lost Flash is Orange and has TEST written across the front of it. I threw it in the river.

Robert Shaffer   June 21, 2013 at 1:25pm

booo that sucks

Hunter S. Dotson    June 21, 2013 at 8:57am

Lost a red Flash on #10, Yellow Meteor on # 15 and a fly dyed stalker on Hill Side of #19. Rewards for any or all returned. This was mine and the wife's first time out here and it took us for a ride. Side note, Found a few looking for ours.

Nick Richardson   June 21, 2013 at 5:19pm

Did you find a Quack Pack Stamped Disc?

Hunter S. Dotson   June 23, 2013 at 11:13pm

nope. all stock stamps.

Art P    June 9, 2013 at 12:41pm

Just curious about The Bends....was there recently, and some buckets were missin(?). I ve heard a coupla stories, from closing the park to revamping. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

STEPHEN TIORAN   June 9, 2013 at 1:21pm

It's gonna be a 27 hole course. Got 20 baskets right now.

John Minicuci   June 9, 2013 at 11:00pm

There is a map of the old and proposed future course in the board near hole 1!

STEPHEN TIORAN   June 10, 2013 at 1:46pm

Thanks John, forgot to look at the board yesterday, shot with Jay m. & joe wallo, fun.


Nick Richardson    May 4, 2013 at 11:27am

How many playable holes are there currently? Haven't been to the bends this year with all that rain. Figured its swamped~

RJ Lacelle   May 7, 2013 at 6:51pm

20 something. Once they put the new teepads in it'll be just as badass as before.

Nick Richardson   May 8, 2013 at 7:38pm

Thanks RJ!