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More signage at Parma

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More signage at Parma

Postby Tony Inzana » Fri Nov 8, 2013 8:06 pm

I just spent about a half hour reading all the awesome reviews of Parma on disc golf course review. It makes me proud to know that we have such an incredible course in this area. The one consistent complaint was signage. I wanted to post this before it slipped my mind. One thing we should do, especially given next year's events, is to figure out how we can put out more "next tee" signs in the areas that can be confusing. One way would be to affix an arrowed sign on the pole under the basket leading to the next tee. I am looking for other suggestions as well. Another thing that I would love to see there would be to make sure that scorecards with maps are available at the kiosk. I think those additions would be the icing on the cake at Parma.
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby FishyMack » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:26 am

Rather than putting a sign on the pole, I would suggest that we put arrow signs on a nearby tree,like the ones I put up at Churchville and Sawyer Park. I will be happy to do that at Parma.

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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby Tony Inzana » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:33 am

Alan, thanks for volunteering --- I don't mind the tree signs at all --- but there are a few holes where there may not be a tree to use where we may need to direct players from the basket ---- or maybe on those difficult holes, direction wise, that we need multiple next tee signs --- such as from 1 to 2 or from 10 to 11 and 11 to 12 and 15 to 16 and 16 to 17. Thanks again Alan :D
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby mbrennan5 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:04 pm

I'll work on getting maps made up and keeping them stocked. I'm out there pretty regularly during the summer and can give stacks of them to other Parma regulars to replenish the supply.
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby Tony Inzana » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:55 am

Thanks Matt :D
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby sjc1434 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:39 pm

How about weather proof copies of maps at each tee or basket? That way when are beginning/finishing a hole you have an immediate reference. I would just hate for someone to continuously be making maps and distributing them. Seems like it can get costly and if one jackhole decides to take all the maps then they ruin it for everyone.

Just my $.02.

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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby FishyMack » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:25 pm

I played a winter game at Parma a couple of weeks ago with some friends, and I could definitely see the need for signs. It was too cold that day to take notes. So, this spring I will go play a solo round and write myself some notes, go home, make signs, and go back and put them up. Very similar to Churchville and Sawyer Park signs I put up.
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby Tony Inzana » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:16 pm

Thanks Alan, that would be great :D
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby MattF » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:07 pm

I'm actually surprised that the problem at parma is signage. The only path i can imagine being hard to find is from 1 -> 2. I'm not sure if that's because 1A is rarely in and would lead you there otherwise, but what else gets to be confusing at parma? i suppose from 5 > 6 could be some confusion with 7 right there, but i feel like there's not too much needed done. No offense, id rather see some time go into stairs at 17, if just from the basket to the top of the hill. The boy scouts did an awesome job on the stairs at Gates, why not see if we, or they, could do something similar this spring? I'm all for making my home course as great as can be, but i think signage is pretty all right, all things considered. Maybe just a sign on that first tree on hole 1 that had an arrow pointing left would be enough, hell i could do that today with some spraypaint and a 2x4.

Just my .02 cents.
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby chiefstang » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:00 pm

Hole 10-11 is an issue. I know many people miss 11 altogether. 11-12 is tricky too.

I think Parma is one of the most underrated courses on dgcr. I've met a few big pros that put it in their favorites as well. Hopefully fixing the navigation will get this course the rating it deserves.

You guys can do your part to bump it up by reviewing it yourselves...
Still rockin' my green shirt!
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby reksav » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:29 pm

Steps on 17 are pretty unnecessary, there is a road just to the left of the basket.
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby mcicotta » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:41 am

Seems like alot of work to avoid walking 10ft to the left
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby TCampbell » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:48 am

Parma does need some signage, just nice arrows pointing to the next tee is all that's needed. I have some 1 x 4 s and paint, maybe that'll be my spring course karma project.
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby AJB » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:03 am

I think steps on 10 (both going down and going up), and fixing a few of the steps that were added to 16 should be high priority. We get a little rain before/during the RFDO, and those hills will be treacherous!

Anyways, getting back to the topic at hand, I think Alan's little arrow signs will work great, as they have in the past. The arrow priorities would be:
- getting from 1 -> 2
- at the opening in the woods at 4 (so you don't play to 7)
- after hole 5, so you don't go to 7's tee
- after 9, directing you up to 10 (may already be an arrow there)
- getting from 10 -> 11 (may need multiple)
- may be overkill, but a little arrow wouldn't hurt after 11
- maybe an arrow pointing left at the V in the path going to 16?
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby reksav » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:21 am

Agreed, Adam, on all accounts. I'll also add, steps going down 9 couldn't hurt either.
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby TCampbell » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:21 pm

What about 4 x 4 golf carts?
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby Tony Inzana » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:04 pm

Adam, I believe you hit all of the right places where we need signage. Making steps up and down the hills would be the icing on the cake for this course. I think we should try to make the hills as safe as we can prior to the RFDO
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby FishyMack » Tue Jul 8, 2014 12:19 pm

I posted signs at Parma a couple of weeks ago. Any suggestions for additional signs there?

Meanwhile I will try to get Chili and Basil done by this fall.
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby PL08 » Tue Jul 8, 2014 2:38 pm

Parma signs look great! I was wondering who put them up this weekend.

Thanks Alan!
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby FishyMack » Wed Jul 9, 2014 12:21 pm

Peter,

You are very welcome, and thank you for your kind words. Making signs so new players can find there way around a disc golf course is something I feel compelled to do.

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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby Tony Inzana » Wed Jul 9, 2014 10:23 pm

Thanks so much Alan for your contribution to the courses with the signs. It is so important to have good signage and your efforts are much appreciated. :clap: :clap:
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby FishyMack » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:21 pm

Thank you, Tony, for your kind words and all of your efforts. :clap:
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Re: More signage at Parma

Postby FishyMack » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:05 pm

Chili signs are up. Basil is next.
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