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Postby Vicki » Sun Oct 12, 2008 6:25 pm

Alexander Park, at the intersection of Hwy 124 and Sugarloaf Parkway, is progressing right on schedule for next springs opening. Ryan Harris, the landscape architect for the course, told me that the holes in the woods have been cleared and they have staked locations for tee pads and baskets. Several GDGO board members are meeting him later this month for a walk-through and I'll post an update after that.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby richardhead » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:00 am

I was in the area of this park on Saturday. I stopped and did a brief walk around of the land. It looks like it will be a great spot. Of course, I had no clue what else would be going into the park. Thanks for the updates.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby hyzerfool » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:25 pm

Today I walked the course with Ryan and adjusted tee and basket placements. Things are looking pretty good so far. The last step for us it to verify the tree placements when they add them. I'm not sure when that will be, presumably after the new year, though. I'm told things are on schedule for a March-ish opening.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby cnalbers » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:31 am

Awesome! That's my new home park... so if it ain't wonderful, I'm gonna come lookin' for you, Doug! 8)
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Splash_4 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:28 am

Agreed, it will be my new home park when it is complete as well.. Currently playing Lenora (hey, I am a 47 year old noob, give me a break!) mostly, but looking forward to this new park.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby BirdiePutt » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:06 am

I can't wait for this park to open! From what I've read it has the makings of a really enjoyable course. And just like you all, it will likely become my new home course. Cheers to those who helped make this happen. :wink:
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby bwaller5 » Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:30 pm

I'm sure this will become my home course too. Its like 5 minutes from my house. Not sure exactly where the course will be on the land, but there is defintely a lot of potential for a good course.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby cnalbers » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:41 am

Here is an updated image of Alexander hole layout. It is considerably different (and better!) than the previous layout I posted.

Right click on the image and select View Image to see the whole thing.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:03 am

Here is a GDGO update on Alexander from Mike Curtis:

Ed, Vicki, and I were fortunate enough to be invited to tour the Alexander Park Disc Golf course last weekend. I thought I'd take a few minutes and give you my impressions.

In one word, wow!

This is going to be a great addition to the Atlanta disc golf scene.

We were met by Ryan Harris of McFarland and Dyer Corporation. Ryan is a developer and avid disc golfer. Ryan spent about 2 hours with us walking the entire course hole by hole. Ryan has designed this course with both skill and fun in mind. Each hole has an advanced and beginner tee. The tees will be trapezoidal, narrow at the front and wide at the back. Each hole (with the exception of one (i can't remember which one)) will have three basket locations. The course has a lot of tree play, narrow fairways and a water hazard. There is a good mix of into and out of trees. The course also includes a fair mix of lefty and righty holes. Elevation changes are evident throughout. The course is long. Take some water and snacks!

I really think this is going to be a world class course. I can see it attracting any number of tournaments throughout the year.

The current plan calls for teepads going in in the next few weeks. Ryan tells us he still has a fair amount of landscaping to do including additional trees and shrubs to tighten up the open fairways and some mulching of the fairways. Opening of the course is currently slated for this March.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Al 7.0 Olds » Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:27 am

This is in my front yard! 2 miles away! I hope most of the holes are not in the open.Lenora is sooooo boring.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Laserman » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:29 pm

Have you played Redan. If you love woods, you'll love Redan!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Al 7.0 Olds » Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:24 am

Redan is were I learned to play.I was playing disc golf when there was only about 5 courses in georgia.Redan kicks azz!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby JPZ » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:26 pm

ERP is woods n more woods :P
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby waruss » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:23 pm

I walked the trails at Alexander last weekend and am really excited about the course. The wooded fairways look extremely tight which will nicely contrast the more open holes. I saw where the tees have been dug out and was wondering what kind of tees (mulch, gravel, etc) and catchers are planned for the course. Good work and kudos again to everyone who has contributed to the development.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby The Boatman » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:45 pm

This is excellent news and the triangular teepads are excellent, I have played on those type before. A very nice piece of property there for sure, this will be a treat!

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:30 am

Yes, this will be a challenging and fun course on a beautiful piece of property.
The 12 foot long tee pads will be concrete. The baskets will be DISCatchers.
This will truly be a Championship course :)
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Laserman » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:06 pm

Nice up Boat!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby cnalbers » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:37 pm

Here are some new pics of Alexander Park Holes. This is going to be a nice course. On this particular day Doug Porter was there marking locations for the 120 trees that will be added to the meadow portions of the course.

I'm estimating distance, I could be way off...

Hole #6 from the Blue Tee. Uphill shot through a very narrow gap. The pin is at the top just left of the large pine to the right that marks the right side of the narrow opening. I'm estimating distance, just under 175'?
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46 ... e6Blue.jpg[/img]
Hole #6 Pin locations, A to the right & B on left. All pins are located with stakes & white flags. The tee for #1 can be seen in the distance to the right.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46 ... e6Pins.jpg
Hole #11 from the Blue Tee, uphill, about 190'.
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Hole #11 from the A pin.
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Hole #13 from the Blue Tee. Two white flags can be seen in the distance to the right.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46 ... 13Blue.jpg
Hole #13 from the Red Tee. Pin A can be seen just to right in trees, pin B is in the distance behind just left in front of the orange fence.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46 ... e13Red.jpg
Hole #13 Pin B.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46 ... ole13A.jpg
Hole #13 from the fairway looking up toward the tees.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46 ... airway.jpg
Hole #14 Blue Tee.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46 ... 14Blue.jpg
Hole #14 Pins.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46 ... 14Pins.jpg
Hole #17 Blue Tee. This is the premiere hole on the course. It plays slightly downhill and is about 530' to the C Pin position. There is water on the left from about 160' to about 330' from the tee extending toward the A pin position, which can be seen to the right of the bare trees surrounding the hazard.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46 ... 17Blue.jpg
#17 Red Tee. There's water right behind the bare trees to the left.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46 ... e17Red.jpg
#17 Pin A.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46 ... ole17A.jpg
#17 Pin B. The Blue tee is next to the black erosion barrier in the distance, right about where the telephone pole is.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46 ... ole17B.jpg
Pin C. The B pin can be seen to the left.
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii46 ... ole17C.jpg
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Splash_4 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:15 pm

That is just downright cruel!!! I am so looking forward to this course becoming available....
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby VERMIN » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:19 pm

Thanks for the pics!!!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby cnalbers » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:15 pm

VERMIN wrote:Thanks for the pics!!!


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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Laserman » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:43 pm

Does anyone know the course length and individual hole lengths?
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Carl Wms » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:08 pm

Calculating BPH ratio?
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Laserman » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:36 am

No Carl - it's HBP ratio.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:47 am

Course Length is 5,356'.
I don't have individual hole measurements yet, but the Average Hole Length is 298'.
Shortest Hole is 163'.
Longest Hole is 528'.
Par is 57.

Pnut, please share the results of your careful calculations of HPB so we can all plan accordingly :lol:
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Al 7.0 Olds » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:41 am

What's the latest,are the concrete tee pads done,signs installed and when will the baskets arrive? Al be jonesn'
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:08 am

Wow this course looks brilliant. I used to live in Gwinnett. Great pics by the way. It looks well planned and I am excited to play it this Spring!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:09 am

All trees have now been planted (to tighten fairways and make putts more challenging). The first tee pad has been poured and when the weather is right the rest will go in. The DISCatchers have been ordered and paid for. The county is looking for a March opening, and.......

The GDGO will be hosting a one day Grand Opening casual tournament on April 18th.....details soon to come!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:40 am

Here are Hole Lengths for Alexander:

Format will show Hole #; Pin Position A, Pin Position B, Pin Position C

1S; 245, 220
1L; 307, 285
2S; 265, 254
2L; 334, 326
3S; 336, 282, 166
3L; 485, 422, 327
4S; 187, 190, 211
4L; 248, 251, 270
5S; 179, 150
5L; 243, 213
6S; 180, 149
6L; 239, 205
7S; 281, 248
7L; 332, 298
8S; 158
8L; 218
9S; 245, 233
9L; 323, 316
10S; 257, 294, 218
10L; 325, 360, 283
11S; 157, 145
11L; 198, 185
12S; 201, 154
12L; 237, 190
13S; 263, 155
13L; 326, 219
14S; 232, 205
14L 289, 263
15S; 176, 160
15L; 212, 195
16S; 423, 277
16L; 493, 350
17S; 239, 324, 404
17L; 360, 444, 528
18S; 407, 322
18L; 540, 450
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:08 am

Wow, come on MARCH!!!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Renoryn » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:10 am

This is Ryan Harris, I work for McFarland-Dyer and Associates. I co-designed Alexander Park Disc Golf Course with Doug Porter. This was my first DG course design job, and it has been the most fun and interesting project I have worked on since I graduated UGA in '06. I think Doug and I have created a great course that will challenge people of all ages for years to come.

When we first walked the property, Doug and I saw much potential in the rolling, open farm land which would comprise about half of the course. As we began exploring the wooded areas that would make up the other half of the course, we found interesting configurations and features that should make challenging and memorable holes.

Unfortunately, from the beginning we struggled with the relationship of the course to the walking trails. We had to envision these wooded areas with two winding 12' wide paths, and with holes that safely played away from the trails. There were a few areas that would have made GREAT holes, but we had to let them go in order for the trails to go through the space.

We carefully studied the course routing, balance of lefty vs. righty holes, and the mix of wooded vs. open holes. Thanks to Gwinnett County SPLOST, we were able to employ some of the best elements available on the course. Concrete trapezoidal tee-pads, Disc-catcher pro targets, 2" caliper trees, (which means 8-15' tall obstacles when planted) multiple benches, and a great signage package will make this a first class course.

As the construction of the park and DG course has progressed, it has been awesome watching our design come to life. I did an inspection of the course on Friday 1-23, and here is an UPDATE:

- Half of the tee pads have been poured and they look awesome. The other half should be poured this week, weather permitting.
- All trees on the course have been planted. We designed 100+ trees for the open holes and they really make the difference. They are small obstacles for now, but many of the oaks and magnolias will be 60'-80' tall someday.
- The baskets have been ordered, but the basket sleeves have not been installed yet.
- Most of the clearing on the woods holes has been done, but some fine tuning will still need to happen before opening.
- Park opening is still scheduled for March. Many things can change this, so we shall see...

I will keep the updates coming, and I'm sure Vicki will as well. I hope everyone enjoys the course and I look forward to seeing you out there. Try to stay off the property until opening if you can resist. It will make opening day that much better.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Cha Ching » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:59 am

From a guy who may live closest to this course.... Thanks to all of you!! :D :)
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Ghostinthemachine » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:20 pm

Renoryn wrote:Try to stay off the property until opening if you can resist. It will make opening day that much better.


First, thank you very much for your hard work and updates. Also, thank you to Doug Porter for his contributions!

But, you've gotta understand, it's like Christmas when we were kids! "Don't open the package." "Don't shake the package" "You'll spoil Christmas!" :D

Hey, I'm just looking! I'm not hurting anything. It doesn't hurt to look, does it? (Shot a 58 playing object golf last month)

BTW, I've noticed the jogging paths are already being used. (Thought the jogger was park ranger at first so we hide in woods.)

Thanks, again for the thrills.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby grease » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:46 pm

Let us know when the baskets are in. The pictures look great! Thanks to everyone involved for their
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby cnalbers » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:55 am

Cha Ching wrote:From a guy who may live closest to this course.... Thanks to all of you!! :D :)


Latitude: 33°54'0.14"N
Longitude: 84° 3'11.37"W
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Longitude: 84° 0'25.54"W
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Imran » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:21 am

I knew I never shoulda left Gwinnett!
Place looks really sweet! Can't wait to check it out.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:18 pm

Are we still looking at a March Opening sometime?
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby cnalbers » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:21 pm

I was there yesterday with Doug Porter and Ryan Harris, the landscape design architect.

All of the tee pads are in. The signage for the course has been ordered and looks real cool. Time was spent tweaking pin positions, marking walkways to next tee, and light brush clearing. The GDGO is going to have to do a work day before the course opens to clear what the contractor misses. Both Ryan & Doug encouraged the GDGO to make this course "the way we want it" by clearing any trees, branches, brush, etc. that interfere with play. We were also encouraged to make additional pin placements for future tweaking...
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby VERMIN » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:48 am

What hole is the Tiki Bar being installed on?
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:05 pm

I would love to help on a work day because this course looks great already and I used to live 5 miles from it. It looks to be a premier course for sure!!! E-mail me at bcorn13@hotmail.com when the work day is scheduled please. I will help, and can bring tools. I think the work day guys should play the course that day too!!!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:54 pm

What great ideas! I definitely think all volunteers should play that day; it's part of our jobs to make sure everything is in working order isn't it? :D

I'm thinking the little nook next to 15's tee pad for the tiki bar Vern. Maybe the swizzle sticks have could have little discs on top of them instead of umbrellas?

The tournament date has been changed to May 3rd. The GDGO held our first tournament to celebrate the new Lenora baskets on that day one year ago, and we'd like to uphold tradition. The flyer will be posted soon.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Splash_4 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:21 pm

Dang, the 3rd is a Sunday and unless the tourney is in the afternoon I will miss it.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby VERMIN » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:01 pm

Travelmom8 wrote:What great ideas! I definitely think all volunteers should play that day; it's part of our jobs to make sure everything is in working order isn't it? :D

I'm thinking the little nook next to 15's tee pad for the tiki bar Vern. Maybe the swizzle sticks have could have little discs on top of them instead of umbrellas?

The tournament date has been changed to May 3rd. The GDGO held our first tournament to celebrate the new Lenora baskets on that day one year ago, and we'd like to uphold tradition. The flyer will be posted soon.


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Re: Alexander Park

Postby gvan » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:34 am

Ouch. Sunday Tourney is out for me as well. Is there something else going on that prevents a Saturday event?
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:56 am

The GDGO is pleased to announce the "Alexander Aerial Armada" will now be on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Splash_4 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:48 am

Woo Hoo! The Aerial Armada! I like that..... (Now can I figure out a way to add weapons to my flying arsenal??)
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby StPaulie » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:24 pm

Will this be a combination Disc golf and skeet shooting tournament? If so I know some people that will really want to participate!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Buzzed » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:01 pm

I am currently looking at purchasing a home within walking distance of this course. My wife is not on board however....Oh well, I'm gonna miss her.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:21 am

Haha, I used to live 10 minutes from the course. I am looking at a job in Norcross, might have to move that way myself at the end of the summer!!!! I am gitty about this course because DISC GOLF ROCKS MY SOCKS!!!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:23 am

Still let me know about a work day!!!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Ghostinthemachine » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:32 am

Buzzed wrote:I am currently looking at purchasing a home within walking distance of this course. My wife is not on board however....Oh well, I'm gonna miss her.

Several suggestions for your wife:

Beautiful walking path in park with two pretty lake (once the mud settles, don't mention the muddy water)

Excellent shopping at the Avenues at Hwy 124 & Web Ginn Road - 1 mile away

Good schools - AC Crews Middle and Brookwood High

Gwinnett County Fairgrounds just down the road

More shopping at Discovery Mills, Gwinnett Mall, some other malls my daughter could name

Lake Lanier 30 minutes north

Stone Mountain 30 minutes south
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Splash_4 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:55 am

Any other information on the work day? I have the work gloves and the rakes all ready in the truck when needed.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:10 am

The workday has been scheduled for March 15th at 1 pm.

All volunteers are encouraged to bring their gloves and rakes (like splash) and trimmers, and a bag of your favorite plastic as we'll need to test those chains!

The County has strongly requested that people refrain from going on the site until the park officially opens; this is your only (legal) preview!

Everyone please come out and help us fine tune this gorgeous new disc golf park as we get ready for the Alexander Aerial Armada!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:12 am

When does the park open??
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vern » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:57 am

Opens in the morning..Closes at night.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Jay » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:41 pm

Reading is fundamental! :roll:
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:42 pm

Gwinnett County hasn't given us an official "opening date"; I was told the weather has a lot of influence, but that it will definitely be ready by tournament day.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:51 pm

Always a waste-exit in the group here, some things never change.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Redan Randy » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:09 pm

Now you HAMMERS(Jay and Vern) have to sandwich hug Corndawg! I bet it wouldn't be the first time Vern has been intimate with a corndog! :oops: Or a sandwich? :roll:
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby cnalbers » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:26 pm

Went to Alexander this afternoon.

All of the baskets are on site. The signs have not yet arrived. 24 sleeves have been installed, all should be complete by tomorrow, Friday.

The GDGO work day is scheduled for Sunday, March 15 at 1pm. There is not a ton of work to do, but there's enough for 10-12 to knock out rather easily. Bring hand tools if you have them, pole saws, machetes, hatchets, etc. Power tools will be provided.

Since we don't want too large a crowd (although they expect us, limited numbers is desired), please clear with me your intent to show and if the number gets too high, well, sorry...

There is a VERY remote chance we'll get to play a round when we're done... but we'd have to put all of the baskets back. I hinted at this with the site foreman, but it HAS NOT BEEN ARRANGED. I'll try to work it out...

Again, PM me if you want to help out. The first 8-10 are guaranteed.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby VERMIN » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:53 am

Redan Randy wrote:Now you HAMMERS(Jay and Vern) have to sandwich hug Corndawg! I bet it wouldn't be the first time Vern has been intimate with a corndog! :oops: Or a sandwich? :roll:


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Re: Alexander Park

Postby grease » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:44 pm

Corndawg13 wrote:When does the park open??


I assumed that the christening tournament would be when the course opened.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby sdecker » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:55 pm

Subscribing for more info. If you guys still need help for the worker day, let me know. Christopher -- I have a perfectly good red Valkyrie of yours we could never hook up on. Still in the bag. Invite me to the worker day and I'll bring it. :wink:
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:43 pm

Any news or anything about the park and course?? I am just bored and thought I would ask.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby gvan » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:36 pm

A Park and Recreation representative said the contractors are a week or two behind at this point, but they are still expecting an early to mid April opening. Baskets will not go up until they are about ready to open.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:00 pm

t's been a while, anything new to report from anyone????
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Wookie » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:18 pm

it's been a whole week!! give them a break, the contractors will get it done, now is not the best time of the year weather wise for outside work so they are probably slowing down a bit.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Renoryn » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:11 pm

I talked to my PM on the project last week and the contractor has set the opening day for the park for May 16th. I know its a further back than originally expected, but thats the way these things go. And as previously mentioned, weather or other variables could further delay the opening. Lets hope they get it done soon!

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Splash_4 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:21 pm

Hmmm, how does a May 16 opening coincide with the tourney on May 2nd?
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:18 am

yeah that is what I was thinking as well. See Wookie, don't be so negative.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby StPaulie » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:23 pm

Better late than never as they say. If we have to move the tournament date, so be it. I'm still excited to see this course.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:36 pm

I am too, it looks great!!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:58 am

The "grand opening" may be pushed into later May, but our tournament is still on for May 2 :D
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:15 pm

I am just checking in to make sure that the work day for this Sunday is still on. I hope it is, I will be there!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:39 pm

Yes, we'll meet at 1 pm on Sunday. Please bring work gloves, hand saws, long handled clippers and loppers, and discs.
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Postby Corndawg13 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:46 pm

I can bring long handled clippers. I don't even know what loppers are though. I'll just head that way after church. I am eager to work, oh and PLAY THE COURSE or at least some of it.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby cnalbers » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:24 am

If anyone can bring a 25' ladder, that would be very helpful. There are some vines & branches that need clearing that are just too high for pole saws.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby TeeBird » Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:54 am

I'll be there if you need the help
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:24 pm

Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, we are postponing workday until Saturday April 25th at 1 pm.
This will also give the County more time to clear the barbed wire, a task I'd rather them do than us.

Also, due to circumstances beyond our control we must re-schedule the Alexander Aerial Armada for June 27, 2009. Chris Albers will be posting a notice about this on the tournament thread. I really hope everyone can make the new tournament day!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby HaroldB » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:06 pm

I live in the Flowers Crossing community right near Alexander Park. My son and i have been watching the park and the course take shape with great anticipation as we have driven by the course on the way to and from the YMCA. Recently i noticed that the baskets have gone in which has made me want to go over and "give her a go". But some of my friends who ran in the park recently were run off by the police for tresspassing. Has the county actually named a firm date that the park will be open and the course available for play? With th economy in the shape it is in this is a great nearby cheap fun family activity.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:53 am

Unfortunately, the county does not have a firm date for opening. Weather delays, contractor delays, etc. have moved the date several times. I agree that putting the baskets out seems like an invitation to come play, but that is the contractors work not Gwinnett County's. It is frustrating, but I'm learning not to question all the "why can't we do it THIS way?"s in my mind and just wait for June 27 as Gwinnett County has promised that is a firm date for our tournament. And what an incredible park we'll have to play in then!!!

If any discers just can't wait until June to play, please be careful out there (there is still a lot of barbed wire) and if you are asked to leave please remain courteous. The GDGO has worked hard to develop a working relationship with Gwinnett County, and we only want this to get stronger and go in a positive direction.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby SKELETOR » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:54 am

Vicki, I have been playing at ALEXANDER about twice a week and have talked to the workers and have also seen other people working and walking the park and I have not been told to leave yet, it may also be that I have been doing a little work here and there including a pile of branches that were cut down and not moved. Others have been out there with me and we try to do a little at a time including a more defined path to hole 6. I have one problem and that is the "next tee" signs are too close the baskets on several holes. How do we correct this before they are set. The workers who are digging the holes for the benches and signs said they dig where the markers are and this could be a big problem. Hole 12 the sign is 6-8 feet from the basket on the right side I moved that to about 20 feet behind the basket where the path to the next hole starts. Maybe a walk through on Sunday or Monday to make sure the signs dont become part of the playing area :wink: I will be going back out Monday to do more cleaning, do we need to pull all the dead debris out and make piles for the county to pick up? I cant make clean up days but Monday is usually my free day. Let me know. My low score is 51 so far, and a very nice course cant wait for the silt fences to come down.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Corndawg13 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:48 pm

My friend and I are both free this Monday. We would love to help with the course and play it. I am going to sign up for the AA, but since it got moved back I'm not in too much a rush to sign up.

Vicki, let me know when the numbers for the tourney sign up start drawing close to max capacity and then I will sign up. I'd sign up for the Rec. division.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:30 am

Jason, your positive attitude and volunteer spirit are much appreciated. I'm just trying to keep peace with Gwinnett County by following their rules. The project manager at Alexander was friendly and helpful when the GDGO Board met him earlier this month and I agree that doing course work while you play is the best way to go about it.

Here is the To Do list for Alexander (courtesy of Steve Adams):

Hole 3: Clear limbs, barbed wire, and debris from area around Basket A. Clear walking path to #4 teepad

Hole 5: Clear limbs and debris on fairway

Hole 6: Clear aerial limbs/debris that is hanging in fairway. Clear barb wire to the left side of the greens area. More fencing between the greens of #4 and #6; again on the walking path from #6 green to #7 teepad

Hole 8: Barb wire on right and left sides of fairway

Hole 9: Clear a walking path from #8 green to #9 tee pad. Clear branches from the back of #9 blue tee pad

Hole 10: Barb wire on the left and right side of this hole at the beginning of the tree line (where the green area begins)

Hole 11: Vines on the right side of the fairway need to come down. Barb wire on the left by the crooked tree. Clear brush around Basket A

Hole 13: Clear Debris in the fairway

Hole 14: Clear debris behind Basket A - currently approx 5-10 feet available behind the basket

Hole 15: Clear and level the area around Basket A

Hole 16: Barb wire on the left and right sides of the Blue tee pad area.

I'll ask Ryan Harris (landscape architect for project) about the Next Tee sign locations.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:41 am

Corndawg, I wouldn't wait too much longer to sign up. I have no way to track sign-up information; Chris Albers (our TD) will be updating the list on the tournament thread periodically.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Renoryn » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:47 am

As far as the 'next tee' signs go, I will take some time this week to place the stakes in their correct locations. The signs have specific arrow directions, so they will need to pretty much be perfect.

Barbed wire removal is in the Contractor's scope of work. I recommend we let them do it. I think flagging the barbed wire is a good idea. At some point I will probably do a walk through with the contractor to point out issues that need to be addressed on the course.

As far as playing/working before the opening....I have to say what I have to say, and that is that the park is still a working construction site. No one should really be on the site except for workers because it is a liability for the contractor. I met with the contractor and the project manager last week and we talked about people playing the course. They said that the course is out of the way of the current construction, but people playing the course bothers them a little bit. They specifically said the big groups of people were troublesome. So if anyone asks you to leave, kindly do so. If you must go play the course, do it after the workers leave, or go play on the weekends. Going out there mid-day on a work-day shows little respect to the contractors who are building this wonderful park for us.

It will be open soon enough. I personally can't wait, but lets try to not piss anyone off and try to establish a good relationship with the authorities that are in place until the park opens.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby SKELETOR » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:45 pm

I understand fully, by word of mouth I have been hearing that it is totally off limits, but have not seen anything posted here to back it up other than leave if asked to leave. I am unemployed and go to school only two days a week. I would like to help get this course ready and feel that things I can do now will help in the long run, even if it means bringing no disks out and just working for an hour or two. Send me to work there with what you see needs to be done. I do have another concerian, the path from hole 17 basket to 18 pad. Do you have an idea where to cut the path through, I am willing to cut it in. I work cheap(free :lol: ) Also down tree branches, should I move those to the open areas for pick up like started on hole 5, (do I need a hard hat :D )

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:56 pm

Hey Jason,

This is Jim. If you need a hard hat, I got one. I will try to keep off course except to give you a hand or on weekends to play. This is a cool park, and I can't wait to play it three to four times a week. As I am barely employed, I can help whenever you need a hand.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Wookie » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:35 am

Speaking from a contractors perspective it is very unsafe and not very understanding if folks keep going out there on a "working construction site". Ryan is right about the liability standpoint. Why can't ya'll just follow their wishes and stay out of the park till they are finished? I understand that everyone wants to help but the course/park isn't going away once they are done and there will be lots and lots of time over the next 10 years to get the little extras taken care of. Just speaking from experience as a Superintendent in the construction world.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby SKELETOR » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:31 pm

Wookie I dont mean to be rude but, there is not a whole lot of work going on, on the disc golf side. I believe it is jealousy towards the un-employed and very bored disc golfers :lol: Ah what am i saying, I like starting issues. If they dont want anyone out there till it opens maybe some more no trepassing signs other than the one directly in front of the contractors building. I take it as no tresspassing in their direct work area, not the whole park. Its not just the disc golfers it is also the neighbor hoods surrounding the park like walkers, joggers, people doing the dirty deed in the field :roll: kids at the pond. There have been about 15-20 people out there doing something and not just disc golf. I am working from the other side of the coin. :twisted: Why put out the baskets so early? And the liabilty will rest with the park after the work is over.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Renoryn » Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:59 pm

I will take care of the connecting trails. It is in the contractors scope, and I know where I want them, so lets let them do the work they are contracted to do. There is still active construction within the course and there will be untill the opening (signage, more benches, more clearing). We should keep note of areas that need to be cleaned up (thanks Vicki!) and then really try to have a productive workday next month.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:22 am

Duely noted. If I play anymore, I will only play weekends and clean fairways and trails of sticks and branches as I go. I was the one with the severely wind aided drive on Hole 1 Sunday. I saw one other group out there Sunday. It just seems that once a disc golfer sees baskets, he goes into a trance like a kid in a candy store. I am sure that I can keep a low profile and not hinder anyone's progress. Vicki, you have a very beautiful course in the making. I am sure that you will be proud of its standing amongst the other parks in the area. A mix of the best of Redan and Lenora--a Riverview Jr. See you on clean up day. :mrgreen:

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Wookie » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:30 am

Would you go on a construction site that wasn't completed just because you saw people in there working or they had their sign up at the road or what not. There only has to be 1 No Trespassing sign because you aren't supposed to be there. It doesn't matter if it's the weekend or not. If you get hurt it is on the contractors liability because it is his site till he turns it over. I don't see why that's so hard to understand. I guess all us disc golfers are pretty hard headed and can turn any situation into a what if and "I was only trying to help", and there were other folks doing it. Like my dad always asked, "if everyone jumps off a tall building would you do it too?"

I just know from experience that it is not safe to have folks on an active construction site, I don't care how big the site is or where the work is going on. I guess I just take this kind of serious.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby TeeBird » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:54 am

why cant everyone just respect the signs and just stay off the course.I want to play it as bad as you do but I'm going to wait because the gdgo has worked hard to get a good relationship with gwinnett county and I dont want to be the one to ruin that. so again please stay off the course until it is done,besides there are plenty of other courses that could use some help too. do you really want to go to jail for just playing disc golf I know I dont...... :D :D :D :D

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:51 am

I'm done. I will play it again once the park opens. It's not worth it to post back and forth about ethics. We can all enjoy the course once it is open. Those that choose to go out and play or clean up or whatever aren't swinging on the equipment or messing with the tee signs or benches. I appreciate Jason's efforts to make the park nicer when it opens, and I will be happy to see it again in May or June or whenever it opens.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby VERMIN » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:26 am

I am selling one day passes so you can play now. They are $100 each - cash only..They look like cocktail napkins with crayon writing but I can assure you they are valid. I am sure any police officer would accept them as proof that you can play there and not give you a citation.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:31 am

That is a right nice offer, Vern, but I think I will have to decline. Until the park opens, I think I will do my golfin' at East Roswell.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby SKELETOR » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:27 pm

Just call me devils advocate. This is not a normal Job Site, 95% of the work being done is on the other side of the course by boarder jumpers(illegals or if your the PC type non-residents)and yes I would jump off the building too, but I will be the one with the hang glider. Today I cleared a big area of hole 3 and 5 of debris and DID NOT PLAY GOLF, wow. And I hate to say this again, 1 sign of no tresspassing at the parking lot entrance is about retarded as a football bat, there are other ways into the park besides driving into the parking lot(where the ONLY sign is). Just look down the road past the park and there is a fence with no tresspassing signs every 50 feet. There are several neighbor hoods where people dont have to drive past 1sign to get in. I have worked job sites also and we put signs and tape up to make sure people know DO NOT ENTER I am just saying that there have been to many problems on weather or not we can be out there period. Ryan if you read this I believe that you might be the one to give a definitive NO to going out there and people would follow. I cant do weekends for cleanup only weekdays and I would like to do more but if you say no I will not question. And vern I need to see your permit to write permits or it will cost you 40% of your take :mrgreen:
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby cnalbers » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:00 pm

VERMIN wrote:I am selling one day passes so you can play now. They are $100 each - cash only..They look like cocktail napkins with crayon writing but I can assure you they are valid. I am sure any police officer would accept them as proof that you can play there and not give you a citation.


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Re: Alexander Park

Postby VERMIN » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:26 pm

And vern I need to see your permit to write permits or it will cost you 40% of your take


I have one..I traded some magic beans for it.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:53 pm

Good thing you traded those magic beans. I would hate to have to cut down those giant damn bean stalks. Probably would take more than a 25 ft ladder.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Renoryn » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:15 am

I am also going to not play the course until it officially opens. It is hard to not go out and play on weekends when you know no one is working, but I think it would be in everyone's best interest to stay off the property until the opening. I know other people will still go until they are told otherwise, but the less people the better.

Signs start to go in this week and the benches are nice! Only a few more weeks guys, then its open forever.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:02 am

Now that that is settled, on to more important things. Who's going to run Sunday doubles, what is it going to cost, and what are we going to call it?
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby cnalbers » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:35 am

Weasel1968 wrote:Now that that is settled, on to more important things. Who's going to run Sunday doubles, what is it going to cost, and what are we going to call it?


I was planning on running either a mid-week or Saturday dubs. $5/round $5 side action. No Name Dubs... or mebbe Action @ the Alex...
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:39 am

That sounds great. I will be there. I was a Redan reg years ago, but this park is ten minutes from the house. Action @ thhe Alex is a good start. I am sure others will chime in. The park offers plenty of opportunity for CTP action for short and long drivers. I can't wait to play some doubles out there.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby SKELETOR » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:46 pm

I too would rather play Alexander for Sunday doubles, I doubt cars will be broken into at Alexander. I am going back to Yargo until Alexander opens.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:12 pm

SKELETOR wrote:I too would rather play Alexander for Sunday doubles, I doubt cars will be broken into at Alexander. I am going back to Yargo until Alexander opens.

It will be nice to play a course where you don't have to worry about your car as much. Any park can have problems, but Redan has a rep for that. It is a shame. Other than that, it could be the 2nd best park in the area. 2nd to The Alex.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Redan Randy » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:16 pm

Weasel1968 wrote:
SKELETOR wrote:I too would rather play Alexander for Sunday doubles, I doubt cars will be broken into at Alexander. I am going back to Yargo until Alexander opens.

It will be nice to play a course where you don't have to worry about your car as much. Any park can have problems, but Redan has a rep for that. It is a shame. Other than that, it could be the 2nd best park in the area. 2nd to The Alex.
What about assHAMMERS @ the Alex? What about Change SKELETOR and Weasel's doody didies @ the Alex? :roll: Catchy? :lol: I recently played my one millionth round @ Redan and have never been broken into.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:43 am

Redan Randy wrote:
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SKELETOR wrote:I too would rather play Alexander for Sunday doubles, I doubt cars will be broken into at Alexander. I am going back to Yargo until Alexander opens.

It will be nice to play a course where you don't have to worry about your car as much. Any park can have problems, but Redan has a rep for that. It is a shame. Other than that, it could be the 2nd best park in the area. 2nd to The Alex.
What about assHAMMERS @ the Alex? What about Change SKELETOR and Weasel's doody didies @ the Alex? :roll: Catchy? :lol: I recently played my one millionth round @ Redan and have never been broken into.



Why are you trying to be rude Randy? I have always liked playing disc golf with you, and I do love Redan. I have been playing at Redan since about the time it opened. I have had one car broken into. I was with Dennis Ogle when his truck was broken into. I am sure you read the post about the guy being held up at gun point out there. I have nothing bad to say about the layout or any of the people who play there. It was my home park for quite a few years. I am sorry that you think that I was dissing Redan, but I wasn't. I was just trying to get our minds on naming the new Action and anticpating playing at the new park.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby SKELETOR » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:52 am

Its not Redan that is the problem its the thug Obamatrons(lazy POS's that would rather steal than work) that have made the course worse. Look at all the spray paint on the tee pads and signs, broken bottles on the tee pads, bullet holes(almost) in the sign on hole one, the broken brooms, for every step foward, thugs bring it 3 steps back. If Redan were in a better area is all I am saying. I have never been broken into but have seen enough that it is only a matter of time. Why take chances.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Steve Adams » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:52 am

SKELETOR wrote:Its not Redan that is the problem its the thug Obamatrons(lazy POS's that would rather steal than work) that have made the course worse. Look at all the spray paint on the tee pads and signs, broken bottles on the tee pads, bullet holes(almost) in the sign on hole one, the broken brooms, for every step foward, thugs bring it 3 steps back. If Redan were in a better area is all I am saying. I have never been broken into but have seen enough that it is only a matter of time. Why take chances.

No doubt there are some issues with cars being broken into at Redan. However, in the 3 years I've been attending P'nut doubles, I am not aware of someone having a break-in occur during Sunday morning P'nut doubles (someone correct me if I'm mistaken). I'm also not sure the report of the person being robbed on hole #15 was ever determined to be factual. I am certainly more cautious about going to Redan during times when there might be a limited number of players at the course (e.g. weekday afternoons).
Redan is still one of the most beatiful DG courses in the metro area. It has a great mix of open and wooded holes. Lots of fun to play. I certainly look forward to playing Alexander once it officially opens, and would like to see some doubles action going there. I'm not sure it needs to replace P'nut doubles at Redan...at least not until P'nut decides to give his doubles a new home. Maybe P'nut will see fit to hold a couple of Inauguration rounds at Alexander once it opens (HINT, HINT, HINT). :mrgreen:
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:41 am

I could not agree more. I never said that Redan was not a beautiful park. Along with Pendleton King in Augusta, I believe that Redan is one of the most beautiful courses in Georgia. You can't beat it for neatly manicured fairways and breathtaking landscape. In addition, I think that the regulars do a great job of maintaining the course. I was once a regular there myself, and I have enjoyed playing the park for years. I do not think the any doubles should be moved from any course. I think that whenever doubles is held at The Alex will be fine. As far as breakins, as I said before, no park is totally safe. There have been issues in the past, but that shouldn't stop anyone from going to Redan. It is a must play for anyone who wants a challenging, fun course to play. Just as some regulars have said, taking the proper precautions, such as not leaving anything of value in plain sight and keeping an eye out for suspicious characters, should ensure that nothing unforeseen will happen. Maybe in my enthusiasm for the new park, I may have stepped on some toes. I assure you that I meant no disrespect. Now, we have three parks within a short distance from each other. How cool is that?
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby SKELETOR » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:02 pm

Steve, Rob K. and Wes Mattews both have been broken into at a sunday Dubs and I know there has been more. This usually happens when ther are alot of cars for the thugs to go through. It happens. The robbery I am unsure of also, but I am not taking chances. I will still go to Redan but will go to Alexander more. Just think of how many people went to sunday dubs 10 years ago and how many now. Every time a new course opens people who live close by prefer to go to the closer one. When was the last time you saw 20+ people at Redan for sunday dubs, it seems to only be about 10-12 now. I notice that the open players are not coming up as often.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby djester » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:24 pm

That guy did get robbed..... he came out to Perkerson and told us about it. The thug had a .22 caliber single shot (pea-shooter) and was roaming all around the course looking for trouble.... basically a crack head that was jonesin for another score.

I carry when I go to Redan now... and I know that won't stop my car from being broken into, but at least I'll still have my wallet and keys when I get back to the vehicle. 15 years of playing at Redan and no problems.... but like Jason said "it's only a matter of time".

Key issue: Be prepared..... or go to another park (with the same chances of vandalism with +/- %)

Keep Redan alive!!!!! but don't stop making new courses either!!!

Think about it..... 3 courses within 20 minutes from each other 8) Sounds like a day long course excursion!!!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Redan Randy » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:05 pm

I was just April foolin you boneheads! :lol: But, quit scaring people away from my home away from home. Who are you Weasel? I know a lot of Weasels that play at Redan.
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Re: Alexander Park

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby SKELETOR » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:48 pm

djester you aint the only one carring, if I have a pea shooter pulled mister hollow .40 cal will have something to say. There are alot more people who said they are carring at Redan. My only concern is if a thug tries to rob one of us in a foursome group that thug might get a very bad case of lead poisioning. I hope that only the people who have G.F.L. s carry. Djester, who was the person who was held up. I am glad that this has been verified, too much gossip about weather or not it really happened. Can you give us some details so that others know what to look for so it does not happen again. Criminals are stupid and usually go back to areas that they think are easy.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby djester » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:13 pm

it was a guy from Utah.... he said the thug was really stupid and didn't seem to know too much. I think it was some stupid kid that was wanting some easy cash...there wasn't a gang...just one guy.

I am looking to get a lighter carry gun but for now, I have a .380 caliber.... not as much takedown as a .40 cal, but enough to get the point across.

Evidently the guy was just hanging out when the golfers walked up....and decided to take a chance of robbing them. The guy that got robbed wasn't scared and almost made a effort to take the thug down...but he said that he didn't want to risk getting shot although he didn't think the thug was capable of even hitting a target 10 feet away. A 1.5" barrel makes for some hard aiming.... but I don't think we have this problem :wink:
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby VERMIN » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:19 pm

Keep your firearms at Alex.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby SKELETOR » Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:52 pm

verm, plant the beans and climb the stalk into the clouds of the smoke where every thing is peaceful and the unicorns eat from your hand and you get 72 virgins without blowing yourself up for a cause and you can play Harry Poter all day where magic is real, oh and wheres my 40%from the passes. Remember guns dont kill people, people kill people yea like guns have a mind of their own. And one more thing Alex is in Gwinnett, not DeKalb with one of the highest crime rates in Ga.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby VERMIN » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:20 am

I don't need a firearm. I am powered by Peace, Love, and Happiness and the Good Vibes from the Gods of Grooviness.

True - I do not want my car window broken. But I wll be damned if I am going to let some crackhead with a .22 take my wallet.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Redan Randy » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:23 pm

Weasel1968 wrote:Jim Scarborough
Hey Jim, good to see you back on the courses!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:00 pm

So obviously I'm a very naive person. I honestly had no idea that people carried guns in their disc golf bags, and I've been playing for 18 years. This is certainly an eye opening topic, but as this thread is about Alexander Park please move it to "Gossip" if you chose to continue it.

"Action at the Alex" for doubles - I like it! And I like the fact that you're keeping the fees at a reasonable level Chris.

That's great that people are going to wait to play the Alex until our Grand Opening Tournament! It really is going to be an incredible course that we'll enjoy for years to come!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:04 am

It has been a long time since I have played doubles. I have missed playing, but the Alex is so close, I think I can be a regular doubles player. I look forward to trying to hold my own with you guys. Once some of those trees have a chance to grow, even the open holes will be quite challenging. The Alex is going to be great. Thanks to Ryan and Vicki, and Jason for their contributions. June hurry up and get here.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:38 am

Thank you for the kind words Weasel. I'll share my compliment with the Gwinnett Disc Golf Organization Board of Directors, as we all try to work as a team. You can view our web page at gdgo.org.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:22 pm

While playing at East Roswell today, I met a golfer who said that he tried to play The Alex Saturday. He was approached by Gwinnet 5-O, told to leave. The park was not open. As I said, there are plenty of courses to play around here. My nephew and I played three this weekend (Lenora, Yargo, and ERP). Having been someone who has played The Alex illegally, I just wanted to pass the word, that they are actually enforcing the "No Tresspassing" now. I will be honing my skills at the other parks, eagerly awaiting the park to open.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby cnalbers » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:17 am

Weasel1968 wrote:While playing at East Roswell today, I met a golfer who said that he tried to play The Alex Saturday. He was approached by Gwinnet 5-O, told to leave. The park was not open. As I said, there are plenty of courses to play around here. My nephew and I played three this weekend (Lenora, Yargo, and ERP). Having been someone who has played The Alex illegally, I just wanted to pass the word, that they are actually enforcing the "No Tresspassing" now. I will be honing my skills at the other parks, eagerly awaiting the park to open.


I drove by there also & saw them. I gave a holler from the road to some dg'rs on 5 and they left. I hung around to see what the cops would do... it started out as just one unit, but after about 10 minutes, a second unit showed up. They went in a little toward the playground, but I did not see them go to the dg course. They told two families to leave, one was at the playground, the other was walking dogs on the path. This was between 4:30p-5p. I did not see them issue any citations, but i only watched for about 20 min. They were still there when I left.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby SKELETOR » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:50 am

Is there a confirmed date for the course to open? There have been ALOT of peolpe playing out there lately (i drive by the course at least 2 times a day) and I had to warn a couple of Barneys about parking in the parks parking lot and there have also been some cars parking directly along the shoulder near the course by Hole 5. I also know of hole 15 being aced but will keep his Identy a secret.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby SKELETOR » Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:54 pm

The baskets have been bagged at Alex DO NOT GO OUT THERE
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby kade.erp » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:44 pm

BAGGAR!!!!!!!! LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby VERMIN » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:53 am

Bagging baskets reminds me of a previous girl I used to date. She was a 2 bagger.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby djester » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:47 am

SKELETOR wrote: I also know of hole 15 being aced .



Ace on an No Tresspassing course = invalid


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Re: Alexander Park

Postby SKELETOR » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:56 am

Not all the baskets just a couple off Old Snellvile Hwy (main entrance to park) but no bags from the 124 side. They just bagged the ones peolpe start on.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Wookie » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:07 am

I hate to say it, but it's got to be done, "I told you so...."

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby mr.disc » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:19 am

I agree with josh! confirmation received.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:43 pm

Is there a clean up this weekend?
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby djester » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:28 pm

someone needs to clean up those bags on the baskets! ha!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Ghostinthemachine » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:40 pm

Didn't see a bag on hole 4 when I drove by on Monday.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby waruss » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:01 pm

According to thye Parks and Recreation department, Alexander Park is not scheduled to open until June 13. Does anyone know anything different. I am chomping at the bit to play but am concerned that if people keep trying to play before the park is open, we will start off giving the wrong message for our sport.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:00 am

Although most would call me a hypocite, seeing as I played it early on before the park officials and a few future regulars put up the big stop sign, I feel that you should wait. I have been playing Yargo and ERP alot while waiting for opening day. There will be plenty of time to play once it is open. We will have plenty of time to show Gwinnett County how much we love the park by our patronage and upkeep of the course once it is legal to play there.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby renoryn 2 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:13 pm

Regarding Alexander Park Workday (from Chris A.):

Please pass this on, as I am not near a computer.

The GDGO does NOT have permission to conduct a clean up day at Alexander Park because we do not possess liability insurance. That is the word from the owner of the construction company.

Sorry, I did my best.



So the work day is off for this weekend. Bummer. Looks like we have wait until the park is handed over to the county. Hopefully there will be a weekend before the AAA tourney that we can re-schedule the work day. Thanks for trying Chris...

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:30 pm

Breaking News!
Chris Albers just got word that we have been APPROVED to hold workday tomorrow.
He will sign papers with the General Contractor tomorrow morning.
Workday will be begin promptly at 10 am.

We hope to see a lot of people there!!!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby cnalbers » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:18 am

We have been approved to play a round after clean up! Someone please bring trashbags so we can rebag the holes afterward.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:57 pm

Enjoyed clean up day alot. Good to meet all of you and learn the secret identity of ghostinthemachine. How was the round of play afterwards?
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:58 am

It was good to meet you also Paul! Our little group certainly got a lot done, and we were all so exhausted by the end that none of us even had the energy to play the much anticipated round!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:09 am

Who's Paul? I am Jim. Well, at least you got to make sure that the course will be beautiful when it opens. The rest of the park is coming along well. I hope that they open the park sooner than expected. If I am not working, I would be glad to volunteer for the tourney. I call spotter on that sharp right into the woods.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:17 pm

Oops! :oops:
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:57 am

Here's an Alexander Update: Five of us showed up for workday last Sunday (with a signed release from the contractor). We pulled vines, lopped branches, and didn't even play that much anticipated round as we were too exhausted. The course is going to be absolutely beautiful when it opens in June.

I emailed our Gwinnett County Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Shealey, several questions about Alexander and this is her response:

1. What is the official opening date for the park? June 13 will be the grand opening-we would love GDGO to be on board with demos-the give away is a frisbee!
2. Will all of the barbed wire and silt fencing be taken away by tournament day? The barbed wire and silt fencing should be removed as in our contract with the vendor-but as you know he has not really held up his end of the bargain. If he doesn't remove it I will have the park crew that just recently was assigned to the project remove it.

She also wrote:

I have noticed several players on the course and recognize them as being members of GDGO-please remind your members that the park is closed and not ready for operations-it also is not safe-just check out the giant grass stand. We have asked the contractor to remove the baskets, to prevent play, before they leave on their own-but he has not and he will be the one to absorb the cost if they are "borrowed" from the park.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby $Dollar$ » Fri May 01, 2009 3:25 pm

still waiting here.....unfortunately. glad it sounds like it will be worth the wait though
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Ghostinthemachine » Sat May 02, 2009 1:58 pm

I think it is unfair that GDGO gets the blame for those who are playing the course since I do not think any of those playing are members of the GDGO.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Sat May 02, 2009 5:14 pm

You're a good man Dollar! Have you signed up for the tournament yet? Even though it's not PDGA registered it's still gonna be a fun day and you should see the cool trophies for the winners (plus of course cash for the pros).
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Thu May 07, 2009 8:49 am

Vicki,

I think that I am leaning towards playing in the rec division/ Who do I need to see to sign up? At first, I was open to volunteeering, but the more I thought about it, I wanted to play if I was going to be out these.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby gvan » Thu May 07, 2009 9:00 am

http://www.eatsleepdisc.com/tournament_ ... hp?t_id=58


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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Weasel1968 » Thu May 07, 2009 9:21 pm

I think I will do just that. I want to do everything I can to make sure The Alex is the best park around. So, I will play and work.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Fri May 08, 2009 4:35 am

That's great Weasel! Thanks for coming out on WorkDay, and I look forward to seeing you and your wife at the Tournament!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby monsterboys76 » Sat May 30, 2009 11:09 pm

just curious is june 13th still looking good? if so do we have a time that we should all be meeting? can't wait!!!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby billnchristy » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:08 am

Last time we drove by it was on the sign still and they were repaving the entrance area.

Does anyone know what pin position is going to be used? How often is it going to be changed?

So psyched for this...we will be able to play during the week now. :D
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:42 am

June 13th is the firm date for Opening Day :)

The county has asked the GDGO to be there; we'll have a couple of portable baskets set up for demos and games and the county has frisbees for giveaways. After that we'll play a highly anticipated round of doubles!

As soon as I get the schedule, I'll post times.

Pin positions will remain where they currently are. Discussion is under way about how often they'll be changed.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby billnchristy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:46 am

What position are they in currently? :?

Sorry, we would have helped out but we got back into DG after all the work was done. We would definitely be interested in helping out in the future.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:15 am

There was no slight intended Bill and Christy; I apologize if one was taken. My brain is so focused on the upcoming tournament that I was meaning there will be no basket location change from Opening Day to Tournament Day.

Could someone who is familiar with the current pin positions please post them, as I've only been there once since the baskets went in.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby billnchristy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:36 pm

Oh its not a big deal...nobody needs to go out of their way or anything...I am just getting psyched for it and was curious as to what kind of lengths we are dealing with.

Will find out the 13th!!

I have heard good things from those who have played it commando in the past...cannot wait. See ya there!
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Flyin Ryan » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:57 am

Hey Guys,

Its Ryan with a different username, been having trouble remembering passwords...

I walked the entire course yesterday compiling a list of final items to be addressed. (barbed wire, vines, debris piles) The course is looking great! There are a couple holes they have let get a little overgrown, but for the most part the woods holes are smooth and mulched. All benches and signs are in and they are looking good too. (other than the fact that the signs are the new hip bird toilets...) Most if not all of the planted trees are showing signs of new growth, so the obstacles are already getting bigger. Better get those low scores before it all grows in...

They have moved all but 2 of the baskets to the A position. We are telling them to put those 2 in the A location. The positions have changed a bit from the original map, but it is more or less the same. Lets hope they get everything done for opening day! Ill see yall out there next Saturday.

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Re: Alexander Park

Postby SKELETOR » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:20 pm

At what time should we be getting out to the park on the 13th, I saw a sign on hwy 124 for 9am, should we be there at that time?
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Vicki » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:09 am

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is at 10 am, then a couple of hours for demos, contest, etc. Does doubles at 12 noon sound good?
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby LostInShule » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:36 am

I am in for doubles at noon... count me as 2 people cuz I am draggin another local... we lived at wills and Redan for the last while and Alex should be home...

Once again, for all who were involved in creating this course... Thank you very much and you have done an excellent job. I may get killed on sunday AM, but Alex may be the premier course for the ATL...Sorry Redan, we can still be friends...
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby billnchristy » Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:57 am

I added to DGCR:
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=3345

I used the map from GDGO and the distances noted by Vicki in this post. Also put everything in the A position. Please add/edit anything I missed or put in incorrectly.

**Just getting antsy and ready to review!**
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby Jay » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:41 am

billnchristy wrote:I added to DGCR:
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=3345

I used the map from GDGO and the distances noted by Vicki in this post. Also put everything in the A position. Please add/edit anything I missed or put in incorrectly.

**Just getting antsy and ready to review!**


Thanks.....I added your link to the Alex Course Thread under maps, scorecards, etc......
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby mrpbody33 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:02 pm



I love the fact that there are already two reviews to a course that hasn't officially been open.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby monsterboys76 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:00 pm

sorry i forgot his name but i'm looking for the guy that lives in chattahoochee hills in front of grove park in duluth. i might have some time this week to get out and play alexander or erp.
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Re: Alexander Park

Postby LostInShule » Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:07 pm

monsterboys76 wrote:sorry i forgot his name but i'm looking for the guy that lives in chattahoochee hills in front of grove park in duluth. i might have some time this week to get out and play alexander or erp.



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Re: Alexander Park

Postby monsterboys76 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:31 pm

LostInShule wrote:
monsterboys76 wrote:sorry i forgot his name but i'm looking for the guy that lives in chattahoochee hills in front of grove park in duluth. i might have some time this week to get out and play alexander or erp.



Name is Brian... call my cell at 404-429-7993...I am definitely in for a few rounds!



alright pal i'll give you a call some time this week

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