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Douglas "Fresh" Watson    December 2, 2011 at 6:37pm

Freaky Friday Skins posted news:

Colder weather
It had to happen sometime. Forecast is calling for a somewhat clear, 32 degree night. It is supposed to warm up enough today to melt any snow that might be on the ground before league.

The supercolor MDGO Buzzz was not given out last week because I forgot! Sorry! It will be this Friday's Skinless Consolation instead. See the last news post for details.

We should be gettin ... more


Douglas "Fresh" Watson    November 24, 2011 at 9:32am

That's a potential bummer. The EAB kicked Raintree's ass, but that walking path dealt it the KO punch.


John Minicuci    November 24, 2011 at 7:53am

The city has plans to finish off all of their parks like they did at Raintree with a walking path. The City's funds the past few years due to the economic slump have delayed all of their progress. Knowing this, we can only see what it would do to teepad 3, teepad 6, basket 7, 10 teepad, basket 11, 12 teepad, 15 teepad, basket 17, and both 18's tee pad and basket. This is the main reason, in addition with my lack of organizing where 18's new teepad would be placed, why we have not ... more


Douglas "Fresh" Watson    November 24, 2011 at 6:51am

I think the issue with moving 2 and 7 is they will be closer to the road and the path that walkers use on 7's side of the river. I've seen plenty drives on 12 hyzer in over 13's pad, so I don't think pushing the basket right would be safe. As for 18, I heard talk of adding a section of pad so it would look like a Y and you'd have a section of the pad going straight at the bucket.

If the city would let us put rocks in place of the signs I'm sure we could work some ... more


TJ Yelland    November 24, 2011 at 6:28am

I like the ideas about the rocks. Has anyone really given any thought to maybe moving some baskets? Moving 2 further and more to the right? Moving 7 further and to the right, moving 10 further back, moving 12 more to the right, moving 17 way right behind the bushes, moving 18' tee pad? Adding a few holes to where the Classic has them? Just some ideas to open course up a bit and so people are not by a basket while on a tee pad? Thought I would throw it out there


Douglas "Fresh" Watson    November 24, 2011 at 5:51am

I finally remembered to actually look at the baskets during my after-work round today. 1, 2, and 5 do look like they need attention. The top of the cage on 17 is warped all the way around, but doesn't look like it really affects putting. Other than that I think the course is in pretty decent shape.

I was talking to my newb golfer friend about the signs during our weekend round. I realized that I completely forgot the signs were there from never paying attention to them. I don't pay ... more


Douglas "Fresh" Watson    November 19, 2011 at 3:19am

I agree with 1. 2 is pretty beat up. I don't know about 5. I'll try to remember to see how those baskets compare to the rest tonight.


John Minicuci    November 19, 2011 at 2:17am

Cool. I have the 3 baskets ready for installation but they have asked me to hold off until April. After further discussion I think we should focus on 1, 2, and 5. Basket 1 because I beleive it is the only short cage left on the course. Any thoughts?


Douglas "Fresh" Watson    November 18, 2011 at 11:25pm

Break out the hand warmers and stable plastic and come out for Freaky Friday Skins: 40 degrees and WINDY tonight according to Next Friday will be our first league round included in the 2011/12 Winter MiCoPS. It gets pretty chilly on Friday nights through the season and that gives our rounds plenty of opportunity to qualify for Ice Cold Double Points!

John: It looked like 7 was fixed from what I saw yesterday. Thanks for alerting the city!


John Minicuci    November 14, 2011 at 10:19pm

Basket 7 has been reported and the city will be bringing out a portable welder to fix it.
The city does not want us installing the new baskets until after the beginning of April 2012 due to the cold.


John Minicuci    November 12, 2011 at 9:32am

So we should target 2, 5, and 12 then have 7 welded better?
I will call the city on Monday but they may be closed so it may have to wait until Tuesday...


Douglas "Fresh" Watson    November 12, 2011 at 7:52am

Looks like the welds on the basket on 7 are broken. If just the basket itself and not the entire thing replaced it should be in good shape. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong on that.


John Minicuci    November 12, 2011 at 4:33am

So the Motor City Chain Gang Brag Tag is purchasing 3 new baskets for the course. We have been told baskets 2, and 5 are bad. I also heard 7 and 12 were bad along with 17 not being in great shape.
Any suggestions on which 3 we should target, post up here or send me a message...


Douglas "Fresh" Watson    November 9, 2011 at 9:47am

$5 random glow doubles tomorrow night at 6:30-ish if we can get a few people together.


Nicholas Cooke    October 31, 2011 at 8:24pm

Hey I lost a green cryztal z buzzz on Friday.. It's worn in perfect..


Douglas "Fresh" Watson    October 28, 2011 at 2:58am

Found a disc with a red light taped to the top on 17, initials DRB on inside rim. If it's yours tell me what it is and what color and I'll get it back to you.


My back is killing me    October 26, 2011 at 3:41am

Last week for league this week bring your glows! ace pool starts at 264! Hope for good weather!


Ken Mango    October 2, 2011 at 2:36am

found some keys at hole one. Describe them and i will get them to you.