Central Park in Schenectady

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Post by MichiganJeff » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:41 pm

this needed it's own thread......... gonna do a drive thru today after work
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Post by MichiganJeff » Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:03 pm

Granted i only drove thru part of the park, but i do see PLENTY of space for 18 holes. A few hours on foot would really open up possibilities........
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Post by shad » Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:13 pm

That's a pretty big water hazard! you wouldn't want to go ob in that lake -- that's where the Swamp Thing lives.

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Post by ghova » Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:22 pm

thanks for starting this forum. i was planning on doing it soon. the two blue areas are where i was definitly considering as not much landscaping would be needed there. i do think we might be able to get a hole or two in the middle of the red area along the stream, and might be a good starting area since there is plenty of parking there. My brother is going to go out to the blue areas this week and do some walking and planning, ill let you know what he comes up with. he lives like 1 block from there. I still want to explore the undeveloped areas too as we might be able to fit a whole course into them and wouldnt have to work around public areas too much. good start with the map though. very much appreciated.

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Post by MichiganJeff » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:02 pm

i'll keep updating the map as more info is collected........ eventually it will become a visual aid for presenting to the city.

I'm heading out to J Park Thursday after work (3pm)..... if ya wanna join me, call me at either number that i PM'd you.
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Post by ghova » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:24 pm

MichiganJeff wrote:i'll keep updating the map as more info is collected........ eventually it will become a visual aid for presenting to the city.

I'm heading out to J Park Thursday after work (3pm)..... if ya wanna join me, call me at either number that i PM'd you.


would love to, but im in buffalo for school. probably wont be back in the area again till thanksgiving. hopefully the weather will still be tolerable then. did i read that they moved the pin 50 feet back on hole 15 at joralemon? haha i thought that was one of the hardest holes already.

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Post by MichiganJeff » Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:29 pm

ghova wrote: would love to, but im in buffalo for school. probably wont be back in the area again till thanksgiving. hopefully the weather will still be tolerable then. did i read that they moved the pin 50 feet back on hole 15 at joralemon? haha i thought that was one of the hardest holes already.


OK........look me up around turkey day
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Post by Mike T » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:10 pm

Iroquois Lake.... NIIIICE!!!!

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Post by walker » Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:33 pm

any developments on the Central Park front?
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Post by ghova » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:16 pm

Things are looking pretty good. The director of parks operations (Im not sure of his official title or anytihng) Immediately approved an object course, and requested a formal proposal to move forward to get a permanent course installed. My brother put together one and gave it to him about a week ago. He has been out with some discs and is basically just trying to get an idea of what the best layout would be.

So that is where we are. I am in buffalo so it is kinda hands off for me until thanksgiving when i will be able to put in some input as to what i think would be the best for the course.

He has drawn out a tentative front and back nine, but nothing is definite yet. If i can figure out how to post a picture i will put up what he has so far, then maybe you guys can tell me what you think.

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Post by ghova » Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:56 pm

well im not very good at this computer stuff so im just throwing up a link to the pic on flickr. frame of reference tennis courts are 78 ft long.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32261821@N ... otostream/

there are paths through the woods for the first 4 holes, but the issue is whether there is too much traffic or not.

There is also a pic of a tentative back 9 layout. some fairways may be too close to each other and what not but everything is still very flexible.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/32261821@N ... otostream/

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Post by newb » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:07 pm

Thats friggen awesome. I am like 10 minutes or less from there!!

If this plan really develops you can count me in for a small donation and some manual labor.

It might be time to start seriously planning fund raising. I will donate my 6 prime points :) http://www.primediscs.com/points.asp

Did Schenectady say whether or not they would fund it even partially?
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Post by ghova » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:17 pm

there has been no official response besides the first initial conversation. Im guessing they will review the proposal then let us know. I am not anticipating any significant funding from the city, but we are planning on trying to raise money from the local businesses. Some initial positive reactions from a couple. so we will see...

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Post by MichiganJeff » Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:35 pm

I'm in for the cost of one basket.......... cant believe how much you've got accomplished so far!!!!!
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Post by hoffdad » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:21 pm

Things are moving along nicely in central park. We have marked out 18 object holes - 9 in the red and 9 in the blue areas. We used wood or logs to mark the tee areas (might be hard to find these - there is a lot of random wood in the park) and put orange tape on the trees - two rings, one high and one low. Goal is to hit the tree between the rings. (#12 is a cement pole - hit it anywhere) We've played it twice and it is a lot of fun. We have some revisions in mind but will need to coordinate some brush and small tree removal with the city (Its in areas that they will welcome the work). There are some concerns with a couple of holes in high use areas. As long as the weather holds we can play the course and discuss adjustments.
I have discussed the project with one City Councilman and all responses are positive. We look forward to seeing it through and bringing the first disc golf course to the Tri-Cities area. Thanks for all the support and enthusiasm.
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Post by MichiganJeff » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:35 am

I started a thread for Central Park on the NEFA boards........
http://www.nefa.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=4424

and i found a sale on DB-5 baskets - $179 each and free shipping !!!

http://www.discsandmore.com/product/1005

.....better yet the Disc Golf Depot has them for $170(i'm checking into the shipping charges)
http://www.discgolfdepot.com/store/Product_view_Accessories%20-%20Targets_1.html
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Post by jZip » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:41 am

i vote NO on DB-5s. we can raise the necessary funds for a better basket. DB5s were ideal for J-Park because it was a start up situation with few ppl involved, in a small, less-than-thriving town. however, i'm sure we can raise the necessary funds to finance better baskets, particularly since the course will be in a well used park in the middle of a city. there are plenty of businesses in schenectady who can pony up a few hundred bucks in exchange for a bunch of exposure.
i'm thinking places like:
brueggers
proctors
pizza joints
pubs
gyms
massage therapists

but virtually any business would profit from such exposure.
thoughts?
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Post by jZip » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:48 am

hoffdad and ghova,
btw fellas, what are your names? have you ever joined us at j park or hyzer? my name is jeff (tyler durden is a movie reference). some people call me zip or jzip. (others call me other unmentionable things)
what can we do to assist? we certainly appreciate all your efforts but don't think you have to do this alone. we are certainly willing to lend a hand in any way necessary. unless you're considering the 'too many cooks' scenario, in which case i understand.
just tell us what you need and we'll be there.

to all the rest of you knuckleheads,
anyone want to get together later this week and try out their layout? i can bring GPS to map it too.
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Post by MichiganJeff » Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:49 am

oooook...... whats the better basket? I got time to shop right now, 'puter network is down at GE
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Post by walker » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:07 am

many people argue Chainstars are the best. Personally I like Innova Discatchers with the big yellow belt.


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Post by MichiganJeff » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:16 am

walker wrote:many people argue Chainstars are the best. Personally I like Innova Discatchers with the big yellow belt.


i like the visibilty aspect of the DiscCatchers but do not like the rejection factor of that same area. Hit the yellow band and it bounces off like a bad free throw.......

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