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I went out there today. I made it around the front 9 before I ran out of time.
The Lions Club could probably drop pins at this point, but the course is a long way away from being done. # 6 has a huge brush pile in the fairway along with a big pile of bunt wood in front of the pin. I'm not sure what they are going to do about the fairway of # 8, it's so tore up with ruts that it is hard to walk down. I'm also not sure what the plan is for all that poison ivy, it's pretty thick out there. There were some other big brush piles I saw, so there is still a lot of work to go. They did have some inmates out there working later when I was at the playground with my kids, so they are still hard at work out there.
As much work as there is, we will probably being doing projects for years out there. It's not like some wooded courses that go in along established walking paths. This thing is cut out of the woods, and that's a pretty daunting project. It's coming together, though.
Although additional clearing and burning remain to be completed; this weekend 5/1/10 they installed some of the signage and have started installing the poles in the ground that will receive the baskets. I think they got most of the holes for the baskets dug but they were not able to complete all the concrete work. As the spring growth continues to occur, some shots will be penalized "naturally" if they miss the mark. Maybe they will do some weekday work this week and install baskets.
I started playing the course in the snow this past winter so in my view its come a long long way and is good to go; a few brush piles serve as obstacles and hazards making you make a shot. The course is way easier now than it was; try playing down a fairway that has 3 and 4 foot tall stumps all the way down it.
Still making progress at Lions, there is parking lot, they smoothed some of the stuff in the woods, installed the receiver pole for what looks like a warm-up basket in the field. Looks like they marked a whole new section to be cleared on #14, still some clearing required on #7 and for the tee box on #9. I got word that they are
going to install baskets until they deem everything is "done"
I disagree with the decision but for some reason they think if they open before they are done it will get "rated" poorly in the various review sites, whatever. In other news, i set a personal best at Ber Juan last week at -5 for one lap from the EZ tees; it was almost -6 but the cheap rickety basket spit one out. Making good progress considering I threw my first disc this year.
I think they do need to clear out #14 before they drop pins, at least on the left side. People are going to fire in there short a lot, and right now it is way too thick in there. Leaving the trees up will create enough of a penalty for being in there without all that nasty underbrush. Other than that spot, it looks pretty good.
Is there a doubles tournament upcoming at Ber Juan? Anyone got details: date/time, format, fees, etc?
Also, although still a work in progress in some areas, Lions Club is open for business since last Friday. I got 10 laps in already.
I lucked into playing with Nikko Lacastro Sunday afternoon at LC...the dude eagled #8, pure sickness.
He deuced 8?!?! Good grief...how is that even possible? I wondered what it is like to be that good?
Played LC yesterday tue 4/27; course has held up surprisingly well given the amount of rain, rarely had to even wipe off my discs. Kudoz to the LC for installing all the additional mulch--really helped the trouble spots. Also Kudoz to whomever is changing out the pin placements; they seem to have been rotating fairly regularly. Took me quite some time to deuce 6-B and 7-B; and to par 18-B...also finally birdied 17-A after several hundred attempts; do wish 5-B and 17-B were more different than their A placements; thats not a criticism mind you, just an honest wish. So thankful for the LC disc course; thank you Lions Club Members.
Scott, Justin, and I have been rotating baskets...
You really need to join our club and come to league some saturday morning.
Can we bring this to lions club and say hey lets do something like this?
Awesome idea...I think the 4th weekend is perfect. Its basically the 1 year anniversary of the LC course. The carnival is going on so they may be reluctant to add another task since all the members are super busy during that week running things. If a tournament ran in the morning the carnival isn't even open...if it was two laps and you kept the break very short you could probably get done before their saturday daytime wristband period. I'd support it and even volunteer to do anything including swapping some pin placements.
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