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Old 08-01-2013, 08:14 PM
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DISContinuum is donating a few practice baskets to the Fairfield Park District. Here is a picture. Please consider joining the club. We've spent a few thousand dollars on upgrades at Bevier Park in Waukegan as well. Any support would be appreciated.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:20 PM
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Forgot to add the link to this page about the baskets.
Here is a link to how the baskets were recovered. http://talkdiscgolf.com/basket-with-history/
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:01 AM
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Forgot to add the link to this page about the baskets.
Here is a link to how the baskets were recovered. http://talkdiscgolf.com/basket-with-history/
Cool story. My dad went to Northwestern when Gillson was in the ground and has very fond memories of it. I notice in the linked post you said it's hard to imagine an 18 being there. Part of that is because the discs (they weren't golf discs to my knowledge) couldn't go very far back then so a lot of the holes were probably under 200 feet.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:41 AM
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so any progress?
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:41 PM
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Park District has been making slow and steady progress. The new fairways are starting to look like a real course. I was there this past Saturday, Aug. 31st.

It also looks like all of the new tee pads have been marked with yellow and white stakes. Hopefully the weather will cooperate enough for them to pour the new tee pads before the end if the year.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:05 PM
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Some updates.

12 Tee pads are completed. They are awesome. 12 foot flared tee pads. Approximately 6 feet in the back and 4 in the front. They roughed them up really nice and they have a California finish around the edges.

I talked to the park district today and they are framing 12 more this week. They plan to pour them at the beginning of next week. After completed the white course and all gold tees east of the power lines are done. Hopefully they start mowing and moving baskets at the end of the month.


I've had a lot of people ask what they can do to help with this project. Grab a shovel, clippers, rake and head out to the park. The dirt around the new tee pads needs some TLC.
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One..... More.... Day!!!!! It's crazy looking back at this thread. It's been a long road!
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Brett just posted the baskets are all in and both layouts are playable. Park Dept just finishing up installing signs.
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Brett just posted the baskets are all in and both layouts are playable. Park Dept just finishing up installing signs.
And here I was going to do field work after work today... Not anymore!
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:55 PM
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Brett just posted the baskets are all in and both layouts are playable. Park Dept just finishing up installing signs.
EDIT: NO MORE DAYS! WOOO!!

A gigantic hi-5, hug and a hand shake to Brett and Chuck from NE Illinois disc golfers!
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