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Forum: Course Design 01-25-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,270
Posted By hawk12
I had a feeling Steve might chime in, he explains...

I had a feeling Steve might chime in, he explains "par" better than anyone I've ever heard it explained from a statistical viewpoint at least. His explanations are backed with data, which is...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 01-25-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By hawk12
there is no disc golf on a ball golf course in NJ...

there is no disc golf on a ball golf course in NJ at this time, so Villas Crossing is your best bet in the area
Forum: Course Design 01-23-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,270
Posted By hawk12
exactly, a good design will not have the suspect...

exactly, a good design will not have the suspect 'tweener holes' that brings par into subjective ridicule.

call it what you want, but two throws to the putting area is a par 4, three shots is a...
Forum: Course Design 09-29-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,882
Posted By hawk12
AM I missing something here, or has the actual...

AM I missing something here, or has the actual idea of planting trees been eliminiated? Seems to me the best, long term, and most natural way to accomplish what you are going for
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 09-06-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,127
Posted By hawk12
I'm not a fan of ling fairways, but have...

I'm not a fan of ling fairways, but have compromised at one of the courses I designed as we are on a sand sub-surface and it degrades and erodes quite easily.

I do not like that some shots are...
Forum: Course Design 09-03-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,701
Posted By hawk12
direct answer is its not too hard, but too...

direct answer is its not too hard, but too gimicky/lucky.
you have basically cut the "putting circle" in half and said that's all ya get. Players won't like that one bit.

I do a temp island...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-28-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,986
Posted By hawk12
I couldn't agree more Chuck. Spend all of June...

I couldn't agree more Chuck. Spend all of June working in Texas, Austin, Dallas, Houston areas. Played 28 courses, most of the 2/3 times each as plenty were 9 holers that were rated over 2.5 and...
Forum: Course Design 08-20-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,317
Posted By hawk12
That's really what I was getting at - Safety...

That's really what I was getting at - Safety first. Having blind shots at baskets, or blind fairway intersections half way down the fairway to the same basket 'could' pose a significant problem. I...
Forum: Course Design 08-19-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,317
Posted By hawk12
I'm going to side with Biscoe on this one, the...

I'm going to side with Biscoe on this one, the chances for a casual group throwing on another group is too dangerous. In a shotgun start with ALL players knowing what the deal is , maybe you can get...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 08-10-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,984
Posted By hawk12
Chainstar and DiscCAtchers are by far the best...

Chainstar and DiscCAtchers are by far the best IMO. They catch fair, and rarely spit out.

Mach X totally stink, as they favor a straight on hard putt style over a hyzer putt or soft putt styles -...
Forum: Hole of the Day 08-10-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By hawk12
Red: 200 ft. Par 3 - - Stand and deliver FLX...

Red: 200 ft. Par 3 - - Stand and deliver FLX Buzzz if head wind, no wind Judge
White: 305 ft. Par 3 - - Nice and smooth Pearly pre Barry Beast
Silver: 485 ft. Par 3 - - Tresspass bombed around the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-09-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 31,256
Posted By hawk12
I was there, saw all of this go down. He missed...

I was there, saw all of this go down. He missed his mark by more than the video shows, he was off to either side often. I became an issue and everyone there, spectators and other players that...
Forum: Course Development 07-16-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By hawk12
My parents worked for the State Chamber of...

My parents worked for the State Chamber of COmmerce for over 20 years. I've been to and seen many dedication ceremonies.

Set an adjenda for the ceremony - welcome everyone, intro speech as to the...
Forum: Course Design 07-15-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By hawk12
A lot of aspiring designers posted above - and...

A lot of aspiring designers posted above - and the one thing I didn;t read (or missed it) was that they went and learned from a seasoned designer...

Start volunteering at a course, decide if you...
Forum: Course Design 07-15-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,151
Posted By hawk12
a 250 ft walk is not that bad, unless all the...

a 250 ft walk is not that bad, unless all the holes are under 250ft, then it seems longer in relativity. GO for good holes, and sometimes you ahve to have a walk. Sometimes course and property...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 06-26-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,586
Posted By hawk12
Stafford Woods in Voorhees, NJ was the best one...

Stafford Woods in Voorhees, NJ was the best one I've played, by quite a long shot. Too bad we added another 9 and made it a very good 18... JK

< it was a great 9 holes with 4 tightly wooded...
Forum: Course Development 06-19-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By hawk12
Here in South Jersey we started a club 4 years...

Here in South Jersey we started a club 4 years ago, was 2 years in the thought process before that. In the last 4 years, our club has grown up from a concept, we have grown from 30, to 65, to 120+...
Forum: Course Development 05-15-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By hawk12
since Worlds is in your area, might want to try...

since Worlds is in your area, might want to try looking at the clubs and guys that have already put in courses out that way. They know what they are doing. J Gary is a bit busy for the next few...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 04-26-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,810
Posted By hawk12
agree, they are great for pathways and holding...

agree, they are great for pathways and holding mulch in place between holes. I only use them to 'define' a fairway when the hole is under construction and want to show people what needs to be...
Forum: Course Design 04-22-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,911
Posted By hawk12
http://www.americantrails.org/resources/trailbuild...

http://www.americantrails.org/resources/trailbuilding/

start with what you find here... There is plenty of useful info
Forum: Course Design 04-20-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 591
Posted By hawk12
there are trail building books, many techniques...

there are trail building books, many techniques have been used on the Appalachian Trail and can be found online. Search and find what works best for your situation. Often times its prevention and...
Forum: Course Design 04-20-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,911
Posted By hawk12
how about actually reading the tons and tons of...

how about actually reading the tons and tons of books on "ball" golf course design.

There is some excellent information, everything from design styles, history of design, history of the sport...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 04-01-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,004
Posted By hawk12
I actually install our carpets a bit...

I actually install our carpets a bit differently... I dig a shallow trench in the front and back of the tee area, put the carpet in the trench & set a 4-6" log down on top of the carpet in the...
Forum: Course Development 04-01-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,213
Posted By hawk12
Thank you all who helped to meet the fundraising...

Thank you all who helped to meet the fundraising goal for this course!

The baskets went in Jan 28th, and we are having the Grand Opening Tournament this Saturday. ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-31-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,564
Posted By hawk12
design goes in several stages in my experience,...

design goes in several stages in my experience, and I'm with Biscoe... You don't have to remove underbrush, but sometimes what looked like a par 4 pushing through a bunch of crap turns into a par...
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