Savage and Slingshot,
Thanks for the input on this thread....tee pads are still on my mind for CP. I recently played Paul B Johnson State Park in Mississippi and they had well constructed 12' pads on some of the holes...4' fronts and 8' backs, well suited to righties/lefties, hysers/anhysers, the longer length really helps for us lanky types. Similar pads on a course in Panama City were also nice.
Do you guys have an average price per pad? I am assuming that we could do all labor (building forms, grading the base, pouring, leveling, finishing, etc.)...
One of our issues is to prioritize which pads first...generally we would start on pads most in need of improvement, but then we get to discussion of Red, Blue, White, Gold, etc. One of my goals is to work with Dave, Parks & Rec (via Dave K), Bobby (Funky), Booby (Corn), Keith J and Others to develop 1) an estimated cost per pad, 2) prioritized tee pad improvement list (likely combo of reds and blues).
Once in-hand we can see what budget if any Park and Recs can provide, gain necessary approval, and start knocking out the list. With construction starting on the new gym, it might be a good time to see if we can neighbor with the contractors to get some crete at a righteous price....Of course this activity would have to be timed so as not to interrupt tournaments (just in case Keith or Rand read this thread).