Motor City Chain Gang   July 12, 2013 at 10:52am

River Bends update...

We are looking to do some work on the course both Saturday and Sunday. We may be moving some slag in place for a few of the new tee pads, installing 3 baskets, and maybe doing some clearing on the new fairways that were roughed in last fall from the Spring growth. Please get with me if you are available. We have 2 weekends to get the course ready for the Gale Vaughn Memorial...

Jason "raffle Bagger" Phillips   July 12, 2013 at 11:04am

may have time on Sunday, what time frame are you guys gonna be out there and what tools will be needed?

John Minicuci   July 12, 2013 at 11:34am

Gloves, shovels, maybe a gas powered weed whip. Ne ETA yet for Sunday. It will depend on what we do tomorrow. The plan now is to clear and spread slag where the new tee pads will go on Saturday as well as dig 3 holes for the new basket placements. Sunday I plan on installing the baskets.

Tim Searles   July 12, 2013 at 11:36am

I may be available on Sunday as well depending on times

Jason Riberas   July 12, 2013 at 1:39pm

I will be off Sunday, going to be out that way. I was going to play Stoney, but I think I can make a trip over to Bends as well that day.

John Minicuci   July 12, 2013 at 9:55pm

Thanks guys. We are planning on putting down some slag and them moving some pads on the slag. We also may be digging some holes all on Saturday with the intentions of installing the baskets in them on Sunday. For Saturday, Mat Stivers and I plan on getting there around noon...

Kevin Eggy Egnatoski WPD   July 13, 2013 at 12:28am

Hey John was the the other day and cleaned up garbage for hole 1 to 13

John Minicuci   July 13, 2013 at 1:30am

Sweet. Kerry told me the sign was moved to the offices to get repaired. It is on the list of "Things to do" so who knows when it will be back up. Nice of those guys who did the doughnuts by the volleyball courts to hit the sign on their joy ride :-(

Kevin Eggy Egnatoski WPD   July 13, 2013 at 8:20am

Hopefully they smashed thier car / truck as well!!!

John Minicuci   July 13, 2013 at 4:29pm

Got some fairways knocked down today, 11 ton of slag dropped off, and holes dug for basket planting. I hope to be out at the park by 10 and ready to install 5 baskets tomorrow. Thank you to Mat Stivers (Messina Landscaping tools are awesome) and Louis Caponi were out there before I left and were giving an awesome effort. Hope to see more people tomorrow...

John Minicuci   July 14, 2013 at 10:21pm

A lot of progress was made this weekend. The course is still in disarray however, 4 baskets have been planted and tee pad areas are being completed. Thanks to Jason Phillips, Mark Tokie, Louis Caponi, Ted Stoebling, Lydia Novitsky, Dan James, Mat Stivers, Rob Stivers, Mike Cook, Brian and Amber Fraw ... more

John Minicuci   July 14, 2013 at 10:24pm

BTW, for those who were asking about the new layout, feel free to offer suggestions. Now would be the time to do so...

John Minicuci   July 16, 2013 at 1:03am

No work at River Bends tomorrow (Tuesday). I will be posting about Thursday and what needs to be done tomorrow...

John Minicuci   July 17, 2013 at 12:13am

Things to do at River Bends should I not be around and you have time on your hands. If not, then I will be there on Thursday to begin: 1.tTee pad for new hole #11 needs some clearing as does the beginning of the fairway. Please leave the bushes that separate the woods and the fairway for old hole 7. ... more

John Minicuci   July 17, 2013 at 12:16am

Please refer to the map provided a few posts up if you are lost, I sometimes have to myself although holes 22 and 23 are slightly different from the map... Here is the large version:

John Minicuci   July 18, 2013 at 1:16am

We are aiming for 4:00 pm Thursday and could use a gas powered weed whip / trimmer or two for tee pad 20 (old hole long pad 15).

John Minicuci   July 21, 2013 at 1:34am

The course was pretty swamped today so not much got done. Mat is attempting to drop off about 20 yards of fill dirt in the morning and should be at my house before noon. If we can load everything, we may be back to Bends by noon to plop a few tee pads in...

John Minicuci   July 21, 2013 at 10:35pm

If the grass at Bends gets cut this week, these are the playable holes with tee pads and baskets: Holes 1 - 5, the new hole 8 (reversed 23 to 22's basket, the new #9 to the top near the horseshoe pits through the woods from old 22's fairway, the new hole 10, the new hole 13 (old short 8), ... more

Kevin Huber   July 23, 2013 at 7:38am

If your working on the course Saturday I can swing by after work and give a hand for a few hours.