Title: TravelTech: This Pill Probably Won’t Cure Your Putting Woes
Title: TravelTech: This Pill Probably Won’t Cure Your Putting Woes
Hole #7 – From where the white tees are normally placed, hole #7 (par 4) plays close to 400 yards, normally into the wind, making it very difficult to reach the green even with two good shots.
Hole #8 – A par 3, hole #7 normally plays between 150 and 170 yards directly into the wind with a lake running down the right and a large bunker left of the green, requiring anything from a six iron to a five wood off the tee.
Hole #15 – Very similar to #7, this nearly 400 yard par 4 routinely plays into the wind with native grasses on the left and woods to the right as well as protecting the green on all sides.
Hole #18 – Another 400 yarder from the new, slightly elevated tees, this hole play into the teeth of the wind and has native grasses and woods lining the entire hole. There is a large gully in front of the green with a creek running under and on both sides of the fairway, narrowing to less than 20 yards for any short or errant shot.
While on the topic of range ball fees, Eagle Bend’s are some of the highest in the area at $5 for 25 balls and $400 for an annual pass (unlimited balls). I get 75 balls for $8 at a crosstown range and paid a little over $100/year for unlimited balls while a member at Alvamar, so Eagle Bend’s prices are “out of range”, pun intended. High range ball prices are another phenomena I do not understand. The investments (balls, facility, personnel, equipment) have already been made, so why not get as many people hitting range balls as possible by lowering fees to a more reasonable level? I refuse to pay $5-$15 for a bucket of balls as do many others I know, so instead of generating some income, they generate little. Penny wise and dollar foolish in my opinion.
I play Eagle Bend several days a week and would think that with all of the empty slots I see, that the city would be clamoring for income, but the City of Lawrence and their employees do not seem to be very interested in profit. Maybe if the course had more play and a more enticing clubhouse, they could lower green fees, offer military/veteran discounts, extend junior/senior discounts to the weekend, and have twilight rates, adding even more revenue from those who would have played elsewhere. As an example, I play most of the winter at Alvamar because they reduce green fees to $15 (18 holes/walking/7 days a week) in the winter, several dollars lower than Eagle Bend’s “unbending” fees.
The City of Lawrence government seems eager to maintain the status quo in this city of around 90,000. They stifle competition in favor of their friends (not a decent chain restaurant or selection of retailers in town) and are stuck in the 20th Century when it comes to managing their only golf course. Eagle Bend could be the premier golf destination in eastern Kansas, but backward thinking and poor management make it an average, underutilized entity likely on the brink of obsolescence and ultimate closure to become another park or free Frisbee/soccer golf complex.
His shelter name was Ryker, but we renamed him K.U. (pronounced k-you) Jayhawk when we fostered him on Thursday, February 11th, 2015 after he had been found wandering Lawrence just down the street from the University of Kansas (KU).
We beg you … please do not euthanize KU Jayhawk (aka Ryker) unless he is beyond help and it is the “humane” thing to do
Do it now because today could be his last day on Earth and we will never see him again. Spread the word to all of your friends on social media … PLEASE … and ask them to HELP SAVE K.U NOW!
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09/20/2015 2:10am Alarm: Motion Sensor “Living Room (Back)”
10/10/2015 7:28am Error: Panic Button “Bedroom Panic”
10/12/2015 12:28pm Error: Panic Button “Bedroom Panic”
10/20/2015 3:27pm Error: Entry Sensor “Elisa Room Window”
10/29/2015 12:19am Alarm: Motion Sensor “Kitchen”
12/13/2015 3:42am Alarm: Water Sensor “Basement”
12/31/2015 5:32am Alarm: Motion Sensor “Living Room (Back)”
01/09/2016 1:19pm Error: Flood Sensor “Basement”
01/15/2016 2:19pm Error: Flood Sensor “Basement Water Sensor”
01/19/2016 7:18am Error: Flood Sensor “Basement Water Sensor”
01/28/2016 7:18pm Error: Flood Sensor “Basement Water Sensor”
01/30/2016 8:17pm Error: Flood Sensor “Basement Water Sensor”
“This is the 3rd time the “new” sensor (replacement for the original that was sending false alarms) that you sent us has had problems “not responding”. Here’s the message I just received from the system:
email@example.com / no subject / Sensor error: Flood Sensor 13C2Y “Basement Water Sensor” is not responding at 1104 New York Street on 1-28-16 at 7:18pm
What’s the problem now? This is getting ridiculous. How can our home and basement be protected if your sensors don’t work?
Please let me know what SimpliSafe is going to do about it.
“I’m tired of false alarms, equipment that doesn’t work, and lack of professionalism/responses from customer/tech support. Delays in contacting or being contacted by emergency dispatch cause great concern in event of a “real” emergency. Unless there is an immediate response and our concerns addressed, I would like to cancel our monitoring and get a refund for your faulty equipment.
“From: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: January 30, 2016 at 8:50:51 AM CST
Subject: I’m tired of false alarms …
We apologize for the inconvenience that you are experiencing. Please understand we have many customers that need our assistance. Also, if you would like to cancel your subscription you’d need to call in to us. We can not go through with such an action with out your direct consent on the telephone. Thank you.
If you have any other questions, please let us know.
“Yes, I have questions. Read the email I sent to Customer Support on 1/28 highlighted in yellow below.
As far as your company’s advertising is concerned … Your company makes a lot of great claims about your products, customer service, and “guarantees”, but you don’t even respond to customer concerns. Our water sensor has been malfunctioning for over two weeks …
This is the replacement sensor you sent us after the original failed (see your Dec 17, 2015 email). Why don’t you respond to our concerns? You are not doing your best as stated in your 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.
If I am not contacted and this issue resolved NOT LATER THAN Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016, I am cancelling our monitoring and will request a full refund. We have had far too many problems with your “RISK FREE”, “SATISFACTION GUARANTEED” products in the short time we have been customers.
Translation for Civilians: FUBAR = “Fucked Up Beyond All Repair”
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