Oregon State Hospital

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Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley    November 10 at 2:57pm

A heads up to anyone playing the OSH course over the next few days. An arborist has evaluated several trees on our campus and they apparently have "Thousand Canker Disease". The removal process for the afflicted trees is scheduled to start today and be done before the weekend. The only area of play that may be affected is an area near the tee pad for 9th hole.

Rick Saffeels   November 10 at 10:27am

Thanks for the heads up! I was just thinking about you last night and how the course is progressing let me know if you need anything!

Nico "Putta Smooth" Lagaso    September 2 at 6:46am

So has anyone else noticed a bunch of other tone poles in the field of the hospital but on D St??

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Nico "Putta Smooth" Lagaso   September 3 at 2:26am

That's awesome, are the teepads concrete like at the museum?

Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley   September 3 at 11:52am

No. The north side is still unimproved as far as teepad areas.

Nico "Putta Smooth" Lagaso   September 4 at 8:44pm

Are there tees at all? Old wood planks?

Paul Edwards    June 27, 2015 at 3:36am

My son found a iPhone on the fairway of hole one if its yours get ahold of me.


Jacob Pratt    June 11, 2015 at 3:58pm

The basket has arrived! We played yesterday just as it was being installed. It looks like a MachX spray painted a rust color.

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Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley   June 12, 2015 at 10:37am

We are looking at a few options for the old tone poles. I was hoping to possibly get the tones sent over to Maclaren in exchange for number plates for our baskets made by their kids in the metal shop. If they are not repurposed onto another state site, they would end up at the state surplus auction. I am trying to avoid having that happen.

Jim Costello   June 12, 2015 at 11:43am

As a touch of history for the course, the tone bells would make neat hole markers at each tee. :)

Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley   June 12, 2015 at 11:47am

I like your idea Jim. I will toss that out as an option we should keep open.

Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley    June 5, 2015 at 7:03pm

A heads up to anyone playing the state hospital course over the next week. The tone pole on hole 9 has been removed as of this morning. There is a ground sleeve in concrete that has replaced it. The basket will be locked onto the sleeve next week.

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Steve Moore   June 5, 2015 at 6:37pm

Nice work and know you've been working on it for long time. Hope all goes well with the rest of project

Mark McKeever   June 5, 2015 at 8:19pm

cool finally.

Grape Ape   June 6, 2015 at 10:19pm

Very cool Jeff!

Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley    January 29, 2015 at 2:43pm

The Oregon State Hospital employee wellness committee cut me a check yesterday for the first basket to upgrade our course. A DGA Mach X has been ordered. Once installed I can show the folks I am asking for money what they will be paying for. And yes, that unfortunately means some folks I work with do not know what disc golf is. They will overcome their deficit and learn.

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Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley   May 29, 2015 at 3:23pm

Brady, The basket is sitting in our facilities department waiting to be installed. I do not have a date on when the work order to install it be completed. I have been denied on my request to install it myself. I am really hoping it is soon. I also have a meeting with a few of our administrators on Monday 01 June to discuss the tee signage.

Mark McKeever   June 2, 2015 at 12:09pm

Jeff how did the meeting go yesterday, any updates on the new basket install and the singage. going back and reading some older posts I see that there might be a art contest for a disc logo, missed that post but interesting at that is there any entry rumors on what it might look like.

Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley   June 2, 2015 at 4:44pm

Plan is in place for the tee signs to be made by our pt pay program. Just need to finalize how they will be made with voc services dept director.Yes, we plan to have a disc logo design contest for our patients to enter artwork for. The discs will be given out at the tournament we are planning for after the course gets completed.

Jim Costello    September 29, 2014 at 4:02pm

So I've heard rumors about baskets going in sometime this fall. Any updates on when, and whether help is needed installing? I live a few blocks away, and would love to help! But I imagine since it's state property, no help will be needed, or at least not without a fair amount of red tape.

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Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley   September 29, 2014 at 1:41pm

Your rumor is correct. I have been working on upgrades for over a year. The red tape has been an amazing journey. We have full approval of the hospital administration, the city of salem, the historical society, and the NE Salem community association. After a brief setback with a basket manufacturing outfit, I am currently getting quotes from other sources.

Tiger Discs   September 30, 2014 at 1:40pm

lol. Yes

Jim Costello   October 2, 2014 at 11:22am

Awesome. Thanks for the update.

Tiger Discs    September 26, 2014 at 9:49pm


Due to a scheduling conflict Tri Lambs will be at the Oregon State Hospital this Sunday!!!!! Mark your calendars and we'll see you Sunday!!!


Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley    August 26, 2014 at 7:32pm

I have layed out a back nine using the same tone poles as the front nine. Tees are marked and numbered in blue chalk. Input/alternate ideas are much appreciated on creating the alternate tee areas. As a rule from Salem Historical Society, I cannot place gravel, concrete, rubber mats , pavers, etc to create new tee areas I must use existing pavement. I will post a map in the next day or so with what I came up with. As I mentioned, suggestions are very welcomed.

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Brady "Church" Reese   August 26, 2014 at 4:09pm

i think hole 8 teepad (next to sign w center st at ur back - hyzer shot) should be moved to sidewalk parallel to 24th st with straight shot up the middle through tree tunnel kool lookin and fun shot.

Jason "Rooster" Bruster   August 26, 2014 at 6:44pm

Ill give you a call Jeff... I have a ideas

Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley   August 26, 2014 at 7:57pm

Thanks folks and keep ideas flowing. I uploaded a preliminary back nine map to hole 10's photo slot. It shows where the chalked tees are at for now.

Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley    July 11, 2014 at 7:57pm

If the person who has been painting the orange arrows at the tone poles would please stop, it would be greatly appreciated. You may feel you are helping out, but it is causing issues with our Grounds Supervisor and technically it is vandalism as you were not authorized to do so.

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Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley   July 11, 2014 at 5:07pm

I agree Silas. I was not going to mention it and just let the paint wear off, but then I recieved a phone call about it. And I hate getting an earful of anger for someone elses stupidity.

Silas Prince   July 11, 2014 at 5:52pm

I hear ya, Jeff. Sucks when you have to bite the bullet on someone else's screw up. It's just the lack of common sense displayed that blows me away. It stands to reason that if you alter a course ON HISTORICAL GROUND, that it probably won't be too long before it's shut down. I'd surely like to see the course evolve, not die!

Grape Ape   July 11, 2014 at 7:12pm

^^^ I agree!

Mark McKeever    July 6, 2014 at 4:09pm

heading over to play around or 2 at 10:00 or so if any one want to come


Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley    July 3, 2014 at 9:22pm

Our course has officially been grandfathered in by the Salem Historical Society! That means less red tape and no application fees to continue with my project of upgrading this course to a set of Bentley baskets.

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Mark McKeever   July 4, 2014 at 10:22am

That sounds good can't wait to see the course transfomation, are there any plans in the works for the tones as they get replaced like making the north course playable or a new course south on the back side by the prison maybe, it would be a shame to not reuse them some where.

Silas Prince   July 4, 2014 at 12:28pm

Awesome work, Jeff. And double to what Jeff said. Those tones are real fun, and I'd still like a chance to ring them from time to time. Any plans for them?

Silas Prince   July 4, 2014 at 12:28pm

*double what MARK said...

Silas Prince    May 28, 2014 at 1:45am

Anyone up for a round tomorrow, the 28th? I'm pretty free and want to throw a few rounds.

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Mark McKeever   May 28, 2014 at 3:22pm

If is good when you get the wife and want to get in a round or so this evening let me know

Silas Prince   May 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

Sweet deal! At 10:40, It was pouring down. Weather permitting, I want to play from 5-6:50 if you're game , Mark? Sorry again fellas

Silas Prince   May 28, 2014 at 3:53pm

Great deal! Hope the weather cooperates, as I'll have the kid with me. Let me check the report.

Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley    May 4, 2014 at 2:49pm

New map showing tees on pavement has been uploaded.

Mark McKeever   May 4, 2014 at 7:19pm

Did you take measurements for the new map. I just started playing there this week and I did rough measurements of the old course on google earth, and I am going to measure the new course now. Thanks for the new map. Mark

Rick Saffeels    December 30, 2013 at 2:47am

Would someone like to show me the course tomorrow?! Morning or afternoon would be sweet!

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Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley   March 4, 2015 at 5:25pm

Doug, the North half of our course is no longer there. Used to have 9 holes on each side of Center St before the new hospital went up. Had to take a few of the tones to recreate the course on teh south side when the construction company put a building on top of the course and threw out the tones.

Jeff "MaxPsych" Heltsley   March 4, 2015 at 5:26pm

There are 4 tones remaining over on the north side that we are going to salvage before the state sells the property, but nothing ledft to really call a north side course.

Doug "Stronghammer" Morgan   March 5, 2015 at 5:43am

thx Jeff, i saw the tones over there and wondered

THE "BEAST" OF THE WOODS    December 14, 2013 at 4:54pm

Hole one picture looks like D.O.R.C.s!!! (One Flew Over The Coo-Coo's Nest)


THE "BEAST" OF THE WOODS    December 27, 2011 at 1:37am

If you play here try not to get hustled like Lee and I did by Scottishrob and Swammi:)