Gran Canyon Update Archives


------------ Update 09/22/99 ---------------

E-Mail from Gregg Hosfeld Dated: 09/22/99For those of you who are not on my Florida Disc golfers email list... after Saturday's Shaggy doo...I'm going to do some work/play at the canyon on Sunday please read on for details... additional info added to the bottom (for those of you who received this earlier) <A HREF="theminiac@aol.com">Hos</A>
In a message dated 9/22/99 2:17:54 PM, THEMINIAC writes:

Hi Gang! In case I didn't get back to you on this. I had hoped to do a canyon work day on Saturday Sept 25. Sea World wishes to pay me to work that day. I concurred.

However, later that evening I will go open a new comedy club in (believe it or don't) Brooksville. Still awaiting info on the club's name & location. Leon Lilly will be closing the show. Should be a great nite!

He and I plan to hit the Canyon on Sunday. If we can get some people to help out, two more baskets can go in and we will have a 14 hole circle that will bring you right back to hole #1!!!!!

Huge apologies for the continual shift in the workday schedule. But I'm not sorry that the reason is that people keep offering me $ to throw stuff.

Hope you can come out Sunday. We need the help. John plans to start full time cutting later in the fall. His Bike and Run schedule for the remainder of the year is pretty hectic and makes him a lot more $ than disc golf. We must come to grips with the fact that $ is an issue. Anyone who wants the canyon to succeed as a disc golf course will have incentive to put some creative thought into ways to make John enough $ to keep it manicured. We are working on finding a level that suits us all. As we install more baskets and begin to put in tee signs, some small changes will occur for various reasons (primarily for ease of maintenance)

I'd love to run a monthly once things are a little more consistent. What do you think? Hos

For your info, here's the Bike and Run Schedule for the Gran Canyon:
10/10/99, 10/24/99, 11/21/99, 12/05/99, 01/15/2000-01/16/2000, 02/05/2000-02/06/2000, 02/19/2000-02/20/2000, 03/11/2000-03/12/2000

NO DISC GOLF WILL BE PLAYED AT THE CANYON DURING THESE DAYS!! WE WANT YOU TO COME OUT, BUT PLAN ACCORDINGLY. Weekends are usually open for play. You must call ahead of time and clear Weekday play with John Benefield (352) 796-8955. All activities are $3.00 per day. (Mountain Biking, Hiking, and Disc Golf) take your pick...take a friend >>

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------------ Update 09/09/99 ---------------

E-Mail from Gregg Hosfeld Dated: 09/09/99Hi Gang. Due to the untimeliness of my scheduling...the workday scheduled
for Saturday Sep 11th is being postponed until Saturday Sept 25th. There
doesn't seem to be anything on the schedule (in Florida) for that date.

We have two (possibly 3) more baskets to install and with luck, a few
alternate pin positions. Holes17 & 18 will be placed in slightly
different positions to allow John to continue his Ball golf pursuit.
Printed maps should be available at the site following the workday.

We are looking into directional and tee signs to be placed permanently at the
course. Anyone who is adept at woodworking may be able to offer us some
hints that we may have overlooked.

For those of you who may have traveled to the canyon recently, John wishes to
extent his apologies for the overgrown fairways. Recent event scheduling for
run & bike events has taken priority since they bring in a decent chuck of
change and must be done properly.

A schedule of the bike & run events will be posted on the HCWT page hopefully
by next week.

As always please call (352) 796-8955 before planning a WEEKDAY visit.
Weekends are open for Disc Golf play with the exception of the bike and run
events.

More later, when I'm not LATE for work.
Hos

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----------- Update 05/05/99 ---------------

General Sponsors....
Innova Champion- without whom these events would not be possible. (OK it is possible that they would stink)
Andy McMillions-without whom only one person would be losing money on these events.
John Benefield- for graciously allowing us to mill about his property doing what we love best.

Gran Canyon Hole sponsors....

Hole# 1-Innova Champion and "Friends of HCWT" (Donations collected from event #11)
Hole# 2-Steve Slasor, Discalibur and Sarasota Sky Pilots
Hole# 3-Joe & Trixie Jacob
Hole# 4-Stan McDaniel and Innova Champion
Hole# 5-Alan Corbin "Disczilla"
Hole# 6-Dennis"Weasel"Ryan, Val Mulliken and Jon Dexter and the Daytona Disc Golf club
Hole# 7- "Friends of HCWT" and B.F.O. of Clearwater
Hole# 8- St. Pete "DiscMongers"
Hole# 9-Andy McMillion$
Hole# 10- I know you're broke. "Get Over It" and pony up the dough! You'll be the envy of your fellow players!
Hole# 11- Eleven is Crazy John's favorite #. Make it yours!
Hole# 12-Aced twice in 3 events!!! It's a beauty. Sponsor "Two-topia" the luckiest hole on the course!!!
Hole# 13-Once you've played it, you won't forget it. Remember that when thinking about your advertising dollar.
Hole# 14- Hey, "Test Tube" is a pretty tough golf hole. Tee is in the shade. There's a bonus!
Hole# 15- A terrific scenic view when you're at the "Top of the Whirled"
Hole# 16- Your sponsorship is a "Drop In The Bucket" when you consider all the smiles you are buying
Hole# 17- You buy the basket for "Scarie Prarie", and you will force...
Hole# 18- Andy McMillions to buy the "Gran Finale". Then you'll be able to play without depending on HCWT.

Other Major Contributors...
Joe Jacob - HCWT Webmaster and tourney registrar for our April 17&18 event.
Marshall Scribner - Padlocks & Scorecards.
Doug Hersey - designing and manufacturing our original Tee signs.
Mitch Mitchell - Manpower, course design and other dirty work.
Leroy Myers - vinyl lettering for the sponsorship signs on the DisCatchers.
John MacMillan
Mike Sigrist
Bucky Worboys
Chris and Shawn Lenkiewicz
CR Willy
Jon Dexter
Shane Prezie
Leon Lilly - donating 10 gallon water junk.
Our Players- for helping us set up-tear down and pack up after every event and for picking up litter on the course, even if we didn't put it there.
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HAVE COURSE WILL TRAVEL #12
Saturday March 27 Workday...help us put more DisCatchers in the ground!!
Sunday March 28 dubs @ high noon (another fun-draiser)
Saturday &Sunday - April 17 & 18, 1999.
The weekend after Gainesville’s Super Tour...Come to
Florida"s legendary gran canyon!!*
in Brooksville, FL.
THE MOST X-TREME DISC GOLF COURSE IN FLORIDA!!
Trust Me, You don’t want to miss this one!!!
9 NEW HOLES!!! One round of 27 holes per day.
With bonus 9 for top 4 scores on Sunday.
Random doubles Friday (4-16) @ 2:30 pm
(You’ll want to see the extra 9 holes before you play on Saturday @10 AM)
We hope to have the course set up BEFORE the tourney in Gainesville and may run doubles the day after the Gator Country Classic at noon. Casual play at the
Canyon is $3 per day
A Two day “C” tier PDGA tournament and fun-draiser!!
Heritage Inn rates $42.00 per night. Call (352) 796-9486 [res.# disc golf]
Bring a bag of ice for the water jugs!! And plenty of snacks for the marathon
rounds!!!
First 108 Pre-Registrations!! Be sure to reserve your spot.!!!!
(I-75 exit 61. W on hwy 50-3.5 mi. R on Mondon Hill aprox 2 mi. After long
sweeping left, R on Cooper Terrace.1st Drive way on right.) Check in before
you go out and play
Pro Entry $40.00 [$50.00 after Sun 4-11]
Adv Entry $25.00 [$35.00 after Sun 4-11] ACE FUND $1AUTO ENTRY
Am Entry $20.00 [$30.00 after Sun 4-11]
*Friday ‘s $3. daily fee is separate from dubs
Pre-registration: (please print or write the following info and send to
address listed below. Do NOT try to register via e-mail as we have no way to
take entry fees online.


Name_____________________________________________
PDGA#________________ Division:_____________
Phone_______________________
Friday doubles $5 each > ______________
Sat& Sun singles $ > __________________
Total> ____________________________________

Send to:Miniac Productions c/o-3615 Daventry Ct.- Orlando,FL 32817

Directions to course
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Course Map
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General Sponsors....
Innova Champion- without whom these events would not be possible. (OK it is possible that they would stink)
Andy McMillions-without whom only one person would be losing money on these events.
John Benefield- for graciously allowing us to mill about his property doing what we love best.

Gran Canyon Hole sponsors....

RED = Currently Not Sponsored; GREEN = Sponsored
Hole# 1-Innova Champion and "Friends of HCWT" (Donations collected from event #11)
Hole# 2-Steve Slasor, Discalibur and Sarasota Sky Pilots
Hole# 3-Joe & Trixie Jacob
Hole# 4-Stan McDaniel and Innova Champion
Hole# 5-Alan Corbin "Disczilla"
Hole# 6-Dennis"Weasel"Ryan, Val Mulliken and Jon Dexter and the Daytona Disc Golf club
Hole# 7- "Friends of HCWT" and B.F.O. of Clearwater
Hole# 8- St. Pete "DiscMongers"
Hole# 9-Andy McMillion$
Hole# 10- I know you're broke. "Get Over It" and pony up the dough! You'll be the envy of your fellow players!
Hole# 11- Eleven is Crazy John's favorite #. Make it yours!
Hole# 12-Aced twice in 3 events!!! It's a beauty. Sponsor "Two-topia" the luckiest hole on the course!!!
Hole# 13-Once you've played it, you won't forget it. Remember that when thinking about your advertising dollar.
Hole# 14- Hey, "Test Tube" is a pretty tough golf hole. Tee is in the shade. There's a bonus!
Hole# 15- A terrific scenic view when you're at the "Top of the Whirled"
Hole# 16- Your sponsorship is a "Drop In The Bucket" when you consider all the smiles you are buying
Hole# 17- You buy the basket for "Scarie Prarie", and you will force...
Hole# 18- Andy McMillions to buy the "Gran Finale". Then you'll be able to play without depending on HCWT.

Other Major Contributors...
Joe Jacob - HCWT Webmaster and tourney registrar for our April 17&18 event.
Marshall Scribner - Padlocks & Scorecards.
Doug Hersey - designing and manufacturing our original Tee signs.
Mitch Mitchell - Manpower, course design and other dirty work.
Leroy Myers - vinyl lettering for the sponsorship signs on the DisCatchers.
John MacMillan
Mike Sigrist
Bucky Worboys
Chris and Shawn Lenkiewicz
CR Willy
Jon Dexter
Shane Prezie
Leon Lilly - donating 10 gallon water junk.
Our Players- for helping us set up-tear down and pack up after every event and for picking up litter on the course, even if we didn't put it there.
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Update 12/31/98

I can't get near a group of disc golfers without fielding questions about the next event at the Gran Canyon. This is a great thing. I am very happy that your interest is this high!!!
Brooksville is located aprox 60 miles due west of Orlando off of hwy 50. Just west of I-75 exit 61. As most of you are aware, the course is not (yet) permanent. However, we do have permission to begin installing baskets after the county govt. inspects the property to see if they can put in a ball golf driving range. For this reason, the 1st of our scheduled work days has been postponed until after the inspection.
If the driving range is approved, hopefully, disc golf can co-exist on the same property. This may serve to bring in new players from the Brooksville area.
The $ for the baskets will have to come out of our pockets (Florida Disc Golfers) And we will have to do the installation. This is private property and we don't have a Parks dept to assist. It's our baby!!
"Have Course-Will Travel" (formerly DHCF) does not have a home base from which to generate revenue. Therefore, we rely heavily on our events being highly attended and our participants giving their time (and hopefully a bit of their cash) selflessly in order to keep the dream alive.

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Update 10/98

We are currently targeting Nov 14 & 15 for our 1st official work day and Sunday funday.
Saturday morning = work on making natural stairs for downhill walks etc.
(if possible, install 1st two permanent baskets,wood posts, & tee areas)
Saturday afternoon = Set up temp baskets and practice.
Possibly CTP's and fund games.
Sunday Funday = (most likely) random draw doubles-2 rounds [those not in attendance for Saturday's work day will be charged extra. We really need your help]
We will also be holding fund raising games to generate revenue for permanent targets. Bring elbow grease and cash.
Make plans to join in our little reindeer games!!
Thanks to your enthusiasm,(and generous donations from Innova Champion, Discaliber, Sarasota Sky Pilots, Steve Slasor and friends of DHCF #11) the most extreme course in Florida is coming to fruition. Help us keep up the momentum & enthusiasm.
Thanks to their undying support, Donations to 'Have CourseWill Travel' will be earmarked towards Innova Champion's Discatchers. We hope to also supply those with the new inner chains once the baskets are installed. Major donators will be listed as sponsors on tee signs. (We have not discussed the priority of tees signs prior to the full installation of the course. Early "temp" signs may not fully indicate sponsorship. In the event that the course is pulled, the baskets will return to the sponsor (joint custody will be decided by those parties listed as sponsors)
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More info as we close in on the date.

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06/06/98 - 06/07/98 GRAN CANYON BROOKSVILLE, FL

Our first visit to Brooksville's "Gran Canyon" has already elevated this course to legendary status! Climo gives this course an "A+!" Bring a strong arm and two good legs. Leave your weenie carts at home and come find out what Disc Golf aspires to be! We expect a full field. Pre-registration is highly encouraged. Must close field at 90.
The Gran Canyon is very special, as those who have played will tell you. Bucky Worboys was overheard saying "I'd pay $20 per day to play here!" It is simply the best Disc Golf challenge in the Sunshine State. Be there or miss it! -Gregg Hosfeld

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