Spinski's

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Shane Brayton    June 22 at 10:35am

Can anyone let me know if the course will be open for practice rounds this Friday 6/26? If it is open do I need to contact anyone beforehand or just leave my $$ in the donation box? I am hoping to get there around 9:00 AM. It will be my first time here so any info is greatly appreciated.

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Niel Stoppa II   June 22 at 6:26pm

Course will be open then Shane, Just come on in. Drive all the way to the back down the driveway past the hous to the pavillion. That is where the donations box is. Pro course hole 1 tee-pad is in the woods heading slightly northeast from the front of the pavillion and the original course hole 1 tee -pad is in a slight northwest(left) direction from the front of the pavillion at the top of the hil

Shane Brayton   June 22 at 7:00pm

Thanks a lot Niel! I cannot wait to check it out.

Joe Rutkowski    June 22 at 10:25am

Looking to get some practice in for Worlds on Saturday morning. Will I have any problems teeing off at 9am? It's a haul from South Bend so I just want to make sure my bases are covered. Thanks!

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Joe Rutkowski   June 23 at 12:03pm

Never, i do have a friend from Grand Rapids area that has lined up a local to walk the course with us though.

Niel Stoppa II   June 24 at 12:03pm

Oh ok, then you should be fine. They are very easy to negotiate anyways. Just knowing where hole 1 tee-pad is for the pro course is really the only hurdle

Niel Stoppa II   June 24 at 12:05pm

If your at the front of the pavillion its on a slight right angle into the woods. you cross hole 1's fairway as you are getting into the opening where the pavillion is

Fred Vocino    June 17 at 7:51pm

Some friends from SE Mi and I were planning on playing the original course on Friday morning. We appreciate the full opening for AM Worlds practice, and thought that some heads-up would be appropriate.

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Fred Vocino   June 17 at 7:52pm

Friday, June 19 about 10am.

Rick Marritt   June 17 at 8:21pm

k...donations box in pavilion (^_^)

Fred Vocino   June 18 at 12:21pm

Of course...

Fred Vocino    June 15 at 8:17pm

I am ready to upload a load of pics for the TWO COURSES ( ORIGINAL-18, AND CHAMPION 18). If updating the info page to reflect those two courses for the AM Worlds is not within the technical capacity of present administrators I would be glad to have temporary admin-access, or I will load them into the present page and leave the sorting out for others.

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Rick Marritt   June 15 at 10:22pm

Please contact Niel Stoppa if he hasn't responded to you as of yet. He will be able to help you with the brief yet exhausting efforts of last week Thursday. Thank you for walking with us.

Fred Vocino   June 18 at 12:26pm

Niel was helpful and Pete Crist made the course name approval easy. Now to finish the photo uploads.

craig fricke    June 13 at 7:55am

I lost a purple mvp and a yellow acerace disk on the pro course thursday. on a side noteTo what randy said be respectful to the course a lot of people work hard to make it nice. I enjoy going somewhere to play and playing with some of the best in the state. The upgrades to the course are awesome. I have lots of room for improvement.

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Randy "Shide-arm" Shideler    June 12 at 10:24pm

FYI for those of you who are not "regulars" to Spinski's. It is a private course, meaning the upkeep of the course costs money that does not come out of tax payers pockets. When you play, you pay.
Also, when you find a disc, there is a locked box that sits in the shelter with a slot to put found discs so they can be returned to their rightful owners. The long standing rule of the course is that when you find a disc you put it in the box. Those found to have stolen a disc are banned from playing the course.

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Fred Vocino    June 10 at 3:39pm

I hope to be there for league play tomorrow. This would be the time I take pics to put up on the DGS course info page. As the folks looking for some remote view of the courses in advance of AM Worlds will be expecting the courses to be described as "original" and "championship", I will help if the person authorized to edit the course page revises the "info" page to show the 2 courses by those titles. It would also help to see the hole distances so I can show those on the pics.

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Dave Davies   June 10 at 4:14pm

If you use udisc android app you can map the course using GPS plot points for teepad, bend-point, basket which will give you decent distances and let future players utilize the mapping. another option is enable GPS tagging on your phone and the pictures will automagically have GPS that you can use for distances

Fred Vocino   June 10 at 6:53pm

Wow...I am behind the times, though: flip-phone and android tablet. I will check out app store anyway.

Niel Stoppa II    May 17 at 9:02pm

Course info is being updated, sorry for the delay.

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John Triezenberg    May 15 at 10:11pm

Is spinskis open for play during weekends? Trying to get some info...
Any info would be appreciated

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Larry LaBond   May 16 at 9:09pm

Yes, call John at (616) 681-9864

Dave Davies    May 12 at 10:20pm

Here are the pictures I took when I went to the course April 30th: https://goo.gl/fX5MW2

I tried to get a good view of every fairway - sorry the pictures arent named according to hole number.

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Rick Marritt   May 15 at 8:13pm

Looks good Dave. I hope you don't mind the couple/few comments.

Dave Davies   May 15 at 9:56pm

Not at all. I will definitely get some more pictures once the pads are in and post them up on a new album

Niel Stoppa II   May 17 at 8:58pm

Love the Pics Dave!! Cant wait to see some with tee-pads and leaves on the trees.

Jared Dow    May 12 at 8:26pm

Does anyone know the schedule for the league here? Looking to play the Championship course on the league day. Didn't know if you have to play the course for leagues or what.

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Rick Marritt   May 12 at 9:05pm

We play league on Thursday with sign in from 4-6, but not out on the championship course until it dries up a little more. I will talk with Jon on Thursday & get you more info. There is a$5 pay to play for those that show up out there to play.

Dave Davies   May 12 at 10:02pm

I played it a couple weeks ago and plan on going back this week to check it out again. Jon seemed pretty open to us playing as long as we make the $5 per player donation for course maintenance.

Simon Porritt    April 27 at 1:45pm

Just checking to see if the course is open for worlds practice at this time, planning a trip to the area tomorrow? Thanks!

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Dave Davies   April 27 at 3:05pm

If you are planning on hitting multple courses, there are leagues at Oshtemo starting around 4 and the course gets pretty packed. Also Spinski's has a league you can probably pay the daily fee to run the course with someone if you have trouble tomorrow.

Dave Davies   April 27 at 3:06pm

Spinki's league is thursdays, Oshtemo Tuesday, ViRA Monday, Coldbrook Thurs I think. Three Rivers should be easy to play any time

Simon Porritt   April 27 at 4:23pm

Thank You!

Fred Vocino    April 5 at 7:45pm

Its been more than two years since I played and reviewed the original course. Now that droves of players (and me) will be coming to practice and play in the World AMs courses, I have a renewed interest in Spinski's. Showing the playing opportunities on the Events tab will help. Where the Original course is slated for the 60+ and junior divisions I am eager to revise my 2012 review with reflections on the survive-ability of the course. To help give a sporting lift to our out-of-state friends I'd be happy to fill the blanks with a decent set of pics for both courses.

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Fred Vocino   April 5 at 8:05pm

I have to "own" some of the "scary" impressions people will have when looking at this course page. The page administrators might avoid confusion by resolving the stated "One course-36 holes" with the PDGA's notice of an "Original" and "Champion" course.

Dave Davies    March 31 at 9:57am

If someone would be willing to show me the course with the owners permission sometime that would be great, I am more than happy to make a donation to the course or pay your league fee for the day if that's the only time we can do it.

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Rick Marritt   April 1 at 4:21pm

Hi. We will be out there for league on Thursday, with sign in from 4 (maybe 3:30) to 6PM SHARP. Other than that, Niel &/or I will talk with Jon and see what he says. I or Niel will contact you back to let you know what the best option will be for you.

Larry LaBond    January 1 at 3:39pm

We will be having an open meeting for the 2015 Am Worlds at the Family Center for the Arts on Sunday the 11th at 6pm. The address is 6136 South Westnedge, Portage, MI. It is in the backside of Southland Mall (behind Kohl's).

We need some more people stepping up to take on roles. We have some specific jobs that need to get done. There are a lot of things that we will hopefully be announcing in the next few weeks. Please come out and learn what you can do to be part of this awesome event!! We will have pizza and beverage too!

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tom lang    December 23 at 9:01pm

Thanks Jon for golf on Monday, love your courses. Great to see you after so many moons! Feel'n young dude...pass it on.

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Larry LaBond    October 9 at 1:38pm

We will be having open meetings for the 2014 PDGA Amateur World Championships Presented by Bell's Brewery, Wednesday October 15th and Sunday October 19th both at 6:30pm at the Holiday Inn West in Kalamazoo, MI. We are looking for people that are interested in helping with course improvements, fundraising, and filling some coordinating positions and willing to run some of the individual activities that happen during the week. If you are really interested in helping out and taking on some responsibility for the Worlds, please attend either one of these meetings!!!

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Rick Marritt   October 14 at 11:50am

I'll be there on the 19th. Thank you for the reminder.

Brandon Schmuker    June 7, 2014 at 4:47pm

Lost a bright orange DX Starfire deep in the rough between 5 and 6 on the front course. I know there's a box for lost discs there, but I'm not exactly close to the course. If anyone sees it in the rough or in the box feel free to grab it for me and give me a call. Number is on the disc

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Jeremy Kellogg    May 13, 2014 at 1:43pm

Would love to play the course, message me so know the best way to contact owner.

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doug smith   May 13, 2014 at 2:55pm

leagues on thursdays 330-600 you can tee off

Rick Marritt   May 14, 2014 at 7:23pm

If you are unable to play a Thursday night round, you can also try contacting Spinski's Disc Golf Pro Shop to speak with someone that can provide you times that you can get out to the course.

Jeremy Kellogg   May 15, 2014 at 11:49am

Thanks guys

Fred Vocino    June 17, 2013 at 12:12pm

West Michigan games are happening this weekend (6/22&23) at Earl Brewer. I'm good for it. Post on the tournament page to build interest in the next few days.

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