Thanks to everyone who helped today & yesterday! (too many to mention by name) We cleaned up #3. There is a much better line to the hole now!
We installed the new sleeves on 4 & 14 and trimmed branches on 14 (and the guardian tree just off the teepad is no longer there). Lots of landscaping & cleaning happened.
Hole 9 (check out the photo) is a monster I created. It is one of the best & challenging holes Flagstaff has seen but is taking a lot of work. Removing New Mexico locusts is no fun but once they are mostly removed (and aren’t regrowing) this hole has the potential for multiple pin placements & fairways. If everything goes well, this will be the new hole 9 for Thorpe.
We started at the green area and worked backward. It’s looking WAY better but still needs some hours to make it a legitimate hole. Two rubber teepads were installed & tested. The long pad is approximately 570′ & the short is around 365.
We need to have a few more work days to get this hole ready for treebash. I’m going to try to get out there in the early evenings to chisel away at it. Let me know if & when you can put in an hour or so.
Hole 6 alternate needs some work around the approach / green area. There is a lot of debris on the ground that should probably be wheelbarrowed out. Let me know if you are willing to work on this.
For those who put enough time in, I will do my best to compensate you with things like disc-counts, beverages, etc.
Thanks to James Eyrich, Joe Doyle and Joel McMillin for working with me at Thorpe today. We achieved quite a bit for 3 1/3 people (me being the 1/3 physically).
We prepped hole 4 for the pin installment tomorrow. Dug the hole and cut some small impeding pines. Distance is approx. 409′
Dug the hole for 14 (approx. 310 ft.) but hit solid rock about a foot down. We decided to keep the hole and try to anchor the sleeve in the rock by drilling the it in one or two ways: in the center for the pole to slide into or two smaller holes for rebar to anchor the concrete to the rock. If anyone has capable cordless drilling equipment, please post here and bring it tomorrow.
We worked on the #9 treebash hole (which I am going to try to make permanent) and determined logical areas for a short and long teepad (didn’t measure, but I’m guessing 360′ & 800′). We started with the green area and took out a large amount of thorny locusts. It’s starting to take shape. I hope we can continue this process tomorrow and the during next week. This is going to be one of the most challenging and epic holes at Thorpe.
We are starting work tomorrow at 10am and will be there until we finish! Please come out if you can at anytime. I will bring beer and snacks. We have lots of tools but still need loppers and treesaws. We will be pouring concrete so we need a way to haul water in to #4 (right off the road) and #14 (not too far but uphill). We also need a level and a pole from an existing basket for leveling.
Bring gloves for working on the locusts. It’s tough work but is rewarding.
Another update on the work weekend: Some of us are meeting around 2pm today at the National Guard parking lot (across from hole 4) to work on some various things, especially #9. It sounds like we will have a bigger crew tomorrow (Sunday the 20th) starting around 10am and working ’till whenever. We will likely get the pins installed on Sunday.
The city has approved our work day at Thorpe Park Disc Golf Course! This will consist of adding four new pin placements (on holes 4, 10, 13 & 14), resetting #17 short sleeve, some trimming of branches and removal of thorny weeds on Treebash hole #9. We will need wheelbarrows, shovels, a level, pruners, trimmers, rakes, gloves, etc.
I’m trying to figure out the best day to get everyone together. My initial thought is this Sunday, May 20th. Please reply to this post if you are willing to help and can make it Sunday, and/or if there is a better day. We may also be able to work out a two-day project. I will also send an email to the Yahoo Group and we can communicate that route.