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Endicott Course Improvements

Postby Chris K on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:18 pm

Endicott 3/20/2010 Saturday
Project; Dig drainage path and lay 200 feet of rock and membrane wrapped perforated pipe at holes 4 and 6 tee pads.
Project is not complete. Work day scheduled for Monday 3/22. Call Chris K, 314-583-3340, if you can help. We are in need of a truck that can handle 2 to 3 tons of rock. We are also in need of a mountain of mulch. Bring shovels, wheelbarrows, bow rakes, etc.

5 men;
Tim Conlon, Bob Derhake, Chris Kinsella, Steve Kleiber, Tim Finan, assorted passing golfers
8a to 2:30p = 7 hours x 3 men = 21 hours
11a to 2p = 3 hours x 1 man = 3 hours
8a to 9a = 1 hours x 1 man = 1 hour
Assorted golfers = 1.5 hours
Total hours = 26.5 hours
Pick up materials for drainage at holes 4 and 6
Transport materials to holes 4 and 6
Dig trench and lay rock
Total Cost to date; $441
(Home depot - $364
Gas for truck - $20
Fred Weber rock - $20 for 1 ton
Lunch - $37)
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Re: Endicott Course Improvements

Postby REDARMY on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:34 pm

tim conlon???

son of bill conlon?
Are YOU the d-bag who swiped all four of the putters I left at White Birch?
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Re: Endicott Course Improvements

Postby Chris K on Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:17 pm

THIS POST APPLIES TO EVERY GOLFER AND EVERY COURSE;

You do not need a 'work day' to make course improvements. Please pick up trash every time you play on any course you play. It is the most noticeable 'course improvement' of them all.
Cigarette butts are considered trash and do not break down. I know there are a lot of you who smoke and don't think it matters that you pitch your spent cigarette butts or plastic cigar pieces. After all, they are so small you can't see them until you are up close.
When you clean up the courses, everybody has a better golf experience. The next time you toss the grocery bag in the trash at home, stop and put it in your golf bag instead. Picking up trash is easier when you have a place to put it until the next trash can.

Thanks for making our parks an enjoyable green space.

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Re: Endicott Course Improvements

Postby Chris K on Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:40 pm

Chris Mueller from Accent Landscaping is meeting me at Brentwood Material at 6:30a to pick up 3 yards (tons) of rock on Monday. We will be working on Endicott at 7:30a. Please bring your wheelbarrows, tools and energy to work the course at hole 4. Once that is done we will go to hole 7.
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Re: Endicott Course Improvements

Postby eupher61 on Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:50 pm

I wish I'd seen the notice of more work going on today, before I saw you guys there about 1230. I'd just stopped to read a bit before heading back to work, and drove by and saw the crew on 4. The work looks good from that distance, thanks for undertaking it.
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Re: Endicott Course Improvements

Postby irwinje on Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:32 pm

I played Endicott yesterday and I have to give credit where credit is due, the improvements that have been implemented at this course to deal with drainage, reduce debris buildup and standing water are top notch. They appear to be not only well designed and functional, they were installed in a minimal amount of time and will be beneficial to the areas that were updated for years. Whomever designed and completed this task did a great job. I'm glad to see membership revenue put back into the courses to make real improvements.
I've also thought, since graffiti is such a problem there, why don't you paint the tee posts black from the sign down, and paint the top of the post yellow so it can still be seen by people looking for the tee. It's an inexpensive improvement that will improve the overall look and uniformity of the course.
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Re: Endicott Course Improvements

Postby REDARMY on Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:49 pm

what does the board think of jeff's teepost idea?

if you folks think its kosher, i can do that sometime this week. i plan to get out there to play monday, tuesday, or wednesday, and there's a hardware store right across the street from my work so getting the paint won't be a problem.

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Endicott Course Improvements

Postby emptv on Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:07 pm

Disc up,
I like the idea, Jeff.

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Re: Endicott Course Improvements

Postby jeffthrow6892 on Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:18 pm

The improvements to this course lately have been awesome! It seems every time I go out to Endicott, there is something else done. The work around # 8's tee pad is just beautiful. Endicott already was one of our top courses in the St. Louis area, if this keeps up, it WILL be the best course, period.......... 8-)
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Re: Endicott Course Improvements

Postby gottagothrow on Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:50 am

I like Jeff's idea. How often would the painting need to be redone though?
Whenever graffiti occurs? Once a year? That would be my only concern.
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