Status of Richard Russell Park

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Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby VERMIN » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:53 pm

Has anyone heard the news of this park being closed due to the state budget?
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Carl Wms » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:59 pm

They quit mowing the grass last April. It's 3 feet high.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby smokedetector » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:08 pm

Snakes have taken over the fairways. It is almost impossible to play with out getting bitten by a copperhead.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby kade.erp » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:15 pm

Its like snakes on a plane!!!!

but on a fairway!
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Jay » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:24 pm

There was a 3 month no cut ban on the disc golf course but it was lifted recently. We were there last week and all the fairways were cut and looked great!

They know about the tourney next month. The issue will not be the fairways. The secondary cut (used to be a secondary cut but now it is schule) is what we need to worry about. Like hole 1 left, 2 left, 5 right, 6 left & right, 9 & 10 left & right, 12 left, 13 left & right, 14 left, 16 left/straight, and 17 left. Lane always used to take care of these areas but since he left it is growing at a rapid pace. The trees that Lane used to cut down between hole 10 & 9 have grown and now come into play more then ever down the the right side of 10.

The ruff will cause backup delays as people will be spending time looking for a shot landing in these black holes. Having a spotter on 16 will really help (spotter can be maybe the last person to tee off in the group). If you annie off of hole 6 make sure you follow it! So watch everyones disk as they head to the schule.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby keith johnson » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:07 pm

Thanks for the update Jay - and before everyone gets their panties in a wad, I will be going by there Sunday after Toccoa to check things out and as I did last year, I will do whatever I can to make things manageable. If need be I will also go back Labor Day weekend to work on the course if necessary so it will be as ready as possible for the GSSS Event.

Please don't worry about what we can't control with the State budget, and lets just have an enjoyable experience at the Lake as I plan on doing!

At least in 4somes it shouldn't be too time consuming if players use common sense on holes where spotting is crucial.

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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby VERMIN » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:24 pm

Actually I was bored at work and just felt like messing with people so I created this thread.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Dusty » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:45 pm

I say we cane him!!! :lol:
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Funky Bobby J » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:06 pm

That's like throwing Br'er Rabbit in the briar patch...
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby VERMIN » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:17 pm

Cane me? That's hot!!

This part of the message board hasn't had any action in awhile so I thought I would spice it up a little but now I half to worry about the snakes in the fairways that may or may not have taken a plane to get there.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby smokedetector » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:33 pm

I went out Friday and other than the super shule the main 18 looks great. The woods have grown up so much a couple holes are virtually unpossible.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Carl Wms » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:59 pm

The park can't afford water jugs this year. So look for the salt lick on hole#9.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Jay » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:06 am

smokedetector wrote:I went out Friday and other than the super shule the main 18 looks great. The woods have grown up so much a couple holes are virtually unpossible.


We had no problem playing the woods holes. The only thing that change from last year is a few more branches or sticks on the ground.

What holes are you talking about in the woods.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Jay » Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:24 pm

Beautiful day on the course....all day, nice! Time to hit the Lake and do this all over again tomorrow! Any early arrivals Friday in prep for this weekend? Doubles action on Friday?

Gotta go, Vern is looking at the last beer!
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby maximus » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:26 pm

I'll be up there sometime tomorrow afternoon ready to play and relax! What time for doubles on Fri,... 2? 3? 4?
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Cha Ching » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:15 pm

Myself, and 3 others will be there around noon on Friday. :D
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby THEORGINALZMAN » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:45 am

Made a suggestion this summer to the park to cut all the tall grass down on the sides of the fairways and they did it.Hard to lose a shot now.More enjoyable to play.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby MrFixIt » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:22 am

Played 4 rounds yesterday.
Grass had been recently mown and the course looked great.
There were some drainage issues in some areas, but hey, it did rain 2 plus inches Saturday...
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby MrFixIt » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:40 am

Played 3 rounds yesterday, course still looking good.
Shot a personal best of 9 under 1st round.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby VERMIN » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:14 pm

Apparently the course is officially....
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Laserman » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:25 am

Officially what?
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Ridesbrd » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:25 pm

officially about to be taken over by Augustans this weekend!!!!
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Jay » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:23 pm

I just got back from a week at lake russell and the 18 hole course was in great shape. Steve and I cleaned up/de-schuled the woods holes, so they are in good shape. No work was needed on the 18 open holes! Hole 16a needs a chain saw as 2/3 cedar trees fell across the fairway. Mark (The superintendant of the course) is doing an awesome job and will see if they can cut the down trees on 16a up before KJ goes the week before. They are looking forward to the tournament.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby VERMIN » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:48 pm

Did they get rid of all of the ticks?
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Jay » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:21 am

didn't see any ticks but the chiggers sure are having a nice party on the course! Thanks goodness for clear nail polish!
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby keith johnson » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:13 pm

wait for it.......
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Redan Randy » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:10 am

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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Redan Randy » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:43 pm

VERMIN wrote:
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Chigger Please!

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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Carl Wms » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:57 pm

I heard the park was haunted.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby VERMIN » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:08 pm

Spreading rumors of paranormal activity in GA State Parks is frowned upon sir.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Carl Wms » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:06 am

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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Can't Hit Open Putts » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:53 pm

Anyone been to the course recently? Any new changes? How's the grass cut this year?
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby mrpbody33 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:24 pm

Can't Hit Open Putts wrote:...How's the grass cut this year?

The same way it is cut every year. With a lawn mower.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby soupdude62 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:29 pm

I think they purchased 5 goats to do this :wink:
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby keith johnson » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:44 am

I'll be there during one of the days over Labor Day weekend and will give the status report as always.
Hopefully nothing has changed as every year I have less and less to do to the course to get it ready as Mark keeps it up pretty well during the year.

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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby htorbit » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:31 am

The course is in good shape. The grass could use cutting before the tourney but isn't as high as I have seen it in the past this time of the year.
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Can't Hit Open Putts » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:07 am

mrpbody33 wrote:
Can't Hit Open Putts wrote:...How's the grass cut this year?

The same way it is cut every year. With a lawn mower.

Are you practising flippant answers already Barry? The baby is not due til Feb, you got plenty of time without giving me crap!
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby mrpbody33 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:22 am

Can't Hit Open Putts wrote:
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Can't Hit Open Putts wrote:...How's the grass cut this year?

The same way it is cut every year. With a lawn mower.

Are you practising flippant answers already Barry? The baby is not due til Feb, you got plenty of time without giving me crap!

I got to get some practice in since after Feb I will relegated to just talking about disc golf rather than playing it. :D
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Re: Status of Richard Russell Park

Postby Can't Hit Open Putts » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:46 am

C'mon I got 4 kids and I get to play once every 2 weeks and maybe 3 tournaments a year! You'll have just 1. Plus it'll be February so it wont be so hot when you leave it in the golfcourse parking lot :roll:
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