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Forum: Course Development 12-08-2014, 06:40 PM
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Posted By tom12003
Have to agree with Pat (bravethrower) as far as...

Have to agree with Pat (bravethrower) as far as challenge. It will not be an easy, pitch-and-putt; more of a hit-your-line course or suffer. Beginners should find such a course more friendly than...
Forum: Course Development 12-06-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By tom12003
New (another) course at Renny

Charlotte is building a new course at Renaissance -- totally separate from the Gold/original course. Stan McDaniel seems to be the lead designer. About 15 volunteers braved today's rain and put a...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 88,512
Posted By tom12003
Had a similar situation; the soccer moms/dads...

Had a similar situation; the soccer moms/dads parked a brand new RangeRover literally 10 inches from our basket on #18. My drive was about 70 ft short and I debated what to do. There was a cop nearby...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-20-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,925
Posted By tom12003
Clean without any trash cans! A lot of reviewers...

Clean without any trash cans! A lot of reviewers list a lack of trash cans as a con.
Forum: Tournaments 10-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 142,235
Posted By tom12003
Wrong; this year ALL OBs went to the drop zone or...

Wrong; this year ALL OBs went to the drop zone or previous lie (with a stroke)
Forum: Tournaments 10-13-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 142,235
Posted By tom12003
As I have been the spotter on that hole for 5...

As I have been the spotter on that hole for 5 straight years and seen every shot, the answer is that the open field took the same shots despite the design; the risk was way higher than the reward....
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 10-11-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,720
Posted By tom12003
How was your trip?

How was your trip?
Forum: Tournaments 10-08-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 142,235
Posted By tom12003
^^^^ I've spotted for the past 4 years (hole 9)...

^^^^
I've spotted for the past 4 years (hole 9) and a stool is important equipment if one is to survive 6+ straight hours each day. There have been several times where there was 10+ minutes between...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 10-06-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By tom12003
The USDGC used the black type "mesh" filled with...

The USDGC used the black type "mesh" filled with crush-and-run as a base and covered with a rubber mat for last year's #5 tee pad. The new dock replaced it this year.
Forum: Tournaments 10-02-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 142,235
Posted By tom12003
Interesting to note some of this year's changes...

Interesting to note some of this year's changes on the OB rules for hole 9--ANY shot that went OB (no matter where) took a penalty and their next shot from the drop zone or previous lie. MacBeth's 7...
Forum: Tournaments 09-28-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 142,235
Posted By tom12003
Tee time sign ups will be available at the Pro...

Tee time sign ups will be available at the Pro Shop during the USDGC (Wed.-Sat); foursomes are MAXIMUM. $10/person, all proceeds donated to ThrowPink.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-21-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3,479
Views: 114,115
Posted By tom12003
Went bogey free with one bird at Plantation Ruins...

Went bogey free with one bird at Plantation Ruins for a minus 1. Not bad for having serious medical issues (starting chemo/radiation tomorrow; surgery late January). Probably will not be able to play...
Forum: Tournaments 09-19-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 142,235
Posted By tom12003
The past few years, the Open crowd had morning...

The past few years, the Open crowd had morning tee times on Wed, and Fri. and afternoon times on Thurs. and Sat. Pretty certain should be similar this year.
Forum: Tournaments 09-18-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 142,235
Posted By tom12003
Just finished OB roping hole #9; it has changed...

Just finished OB roping hole #9; it has changed alot! The inbounds area on the drive is narrower (approaching and near the wall); beyond last year's conservative drive landing area has been...
Forum: Tournaments 09-15-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 142,235
Posted By tom12003
The course is getting ready for the USDGC. Last...

The course is getting ready for the USDGC. Last week, the dock tee for #18 was installed and the beach green for #6 was rebuilt as well as much mulching on several holes and rehabbing the triple...
Forum: Tournaments 09-12-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 142,235
Posted By tom12003
Mike "DGCR-chosen" C has a lot of skills. For the...

Mike "DGCR-chosen" C has a lot of skills. For the past few months I've played with him or observed him; bottom line he needs tournament experience to rise to the next level. There is a large gap he...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-10-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,138
Posted By tom12003
For rollers, you can usually try to control the...

For rollers, you can usually try to control the landing spot which will effect the results.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-08-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By tom12003
Park Foundations

Many park authorities have a private non-profit foundation associated with the park(s) to help with general construction/maintenance. Try to touch base with such a foundation; potentially any tax...
Forum: Tournaments 09-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 142,235
Posted By tom12003
For instance, on hole 9 there was almost no OB...

For instance, on hole 9 there was almost no OB from the baseball field wall (only a foot or so) in 2012; in 2013 the OB line was moved about 4-5 feet from the wall, which really increased the OB...
Forum: Tournaments 09-04-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,936
Views: 142,235
Posted By tom12003
The positions of the OB ropes/strings have been...

The positions of the OB ropes/strings have been tweaked from year to year; few would be obvious if you overlay caddybook images (changes would get lost within the scale). I've helped lay the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-30-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,418
Posted By tom12003
HAVING FUN EVERYTIME.

HAVING FUN EVERYTIME.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,095
Posted By tom12003
Charlotte does not seem to have a problem with...

Charlotte does not seem to have a problem with age-protected divisions. For the Charlotte AM Championship there were 20 competitors in the Adv Masters, 12 in the Adv Grandmasters, and 9 in the Adv....
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 08-30-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,431
Posted By tom12003
Be sure to note the most recent directions to the...

Be sure to note the most recent directions to the park; they changed a few months ago because of bridge reconstruction on Beatties Ford Rd. just south of the park entrance.
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 08-29-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,494
Posted By tom12003
Only north of Charlotte are there carpool lanes;...

Only north of Charlotte are there carpool lanes; coming from the south its just the normal battle.
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 08-28-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,431
Posted By tom12003
Like anywhere, risks with lower daylight...

Like anywhere, risks with lower daylight increase. I've played all the Charlotte courses with no concern and I'm 67 yrs old. Just be smart anywhere you play. WRT Sloppydisc, we have so many courses,...
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