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Old 05-28-2011, 08:34 PM
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so what are the reports? i dont see any leaderboard or score info online. i really miss playing those courses. curious after all these years how i would stack up now.

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which courses did you have a hand in?
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:02 AM
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Martin, give us an outsider's report! I had a hand in these courses -- so proud of them. But I can take the honest opinions -- I'm probably their harshest critic!
You did an excellent job, man. You're on Iowadg.com, right? I moved to Greenville, SC almost a year ago. If you're ever in the area, I'd love to play with some Iowa DG alumni!
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:39 AM
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Well, hopefully I moved up from the bottom card after the second round. My focus wasn't there at all. The courses? Incredible, you did a great job out there, looking forward to today.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:31 AM
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@grodney
which courses did you have a hand in?
Nixt and I sort-of co-designed Walnut and Big Creek (he was more the lead designer on both), and I did a lot of installation labor on those 2 plus Ewing and Grandview. Consulted with Randy and Juliana on the initial design at Pickard, though I think they had it pretty much set by the time I saw it.

1997 Grandview
1998 Walnut Ridge
1999 Pickard
1999 Big Creek
2001 Ewing

(Oh, and I pitched, raised the money, and installed Southwoods in 2000.)

It was obviously a pretty fun era. I moved away in Oct 2001 and miss all those courses (and the people) dearly.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:27 AM
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I moved to Greenville, SC almost a year ago. If you're ever in the area, I'd love to play with some Iowa DG alumni!
Sounds good man, likewise.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:59 AM
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Nixt and I sort-of co-designed Walnut and Big Creek (he was more the lead designer on both), and I did a lot of installation labor on those 2 plus Ewing and Grandview. Consulted with Randy and Juliana on the initial design at Pickard, though I think they had it pretty much set by the time I saw it.

1997 Grandview <-- love playing this course so much fun. the middle back-n-forth holes and the back loop are a blast
1998 Walnut Ridge <-- a fun course but i didnt play it much. when i lived up there they were doing alot of changes for worlds so the course was in alot of flux.
1999 Pickard
1999 Big Creek <--talk about mental fortitude dude. holy cow. i bet clearing all that nastiness for the holes was BRUTAL! i thank you. i wouldnt call it a fun course but definitely very challenging.
2001 Ewing <-- one of my all time favs. whats the original pin positions? we made the grandview-ewing loop back to ISU alot. and i love hole 13 (mainly for the mulberry trees...lol)

(Oh, and I pitched, raised the money, and installed Southwoods in 2000.)

It was obviously a pretty fun era. I moved away in Oct 2001 and miss all those courses (and the people) dearly.
sweet man. i really miss those courses as well.
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:05 PM
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Walnut Ridge is way different now than it was back then. Well, some of the holes are the same, but the ones that changed are generally longer and more challenging. Walnut Ridge has always been my favorite DM area course, grodney you did well on that one!

I would have been playing this tourney but I just had surgery 3 weeks ago.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:20 PM
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I want to thank anyone who had a hand in making this event possible and also anyone who has EVER worked on these courses.

I've played a fair amount of large events in PDGA and tons of Southern Nationals events. I can't think of another event that comes close to delivering like this one.

It's pretty amazing when four courses are in play and the folks in Advanced tell you that shooting around 60 is good golf. I've seen an event highlight one challenging course, but not FOUR.

These courses were each unique in their own way, but the one aspect that really stood out was that they were all FAIR. A hole may be very challenging but the course designers didn't feel the need to make them stupid hard or lucky in order to achieve the challenge.

My order of how much I enjoyed them or how I would recommend them is:
Pickard, Walnut Ridge, Big Creek, and Ewing...

And the funny thing is that I loved Ewing too. Hole #5 on Ewing stood out as a little tricky and Hole #15 on Big Creek wasn't my favorite. But overall, I can't wait to make the trip back to DM for this event next year. I'll hopefully be bringing a large group of Memphis folks because I plan on talking this one up to the locals back home.

Courses rocked...

TD let me in over the phone late Friday night and he didn't have to do this.

The POOL B TD's (Amanda is the one I remember) were amazing and very accommodating.

There were spotters EVERYWHERE!

Bowls of fruit on Walnut Ridge???

The payout resulted in envelopes of funny money we could spend at one of three vendors (VERY COOL and a favorite for AM players) I got a stool and a disc I'll USE rather than a stack of DX Wolf
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Make this event if you haven't and if you have I'll see you next year...

I hit 100 courses this weekend and Corey Philips recommended I play Wildcat Bluff. I did today and it is unreal. Iowa Disc Golf is impressive...
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:33 PM
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My little buddy Justin Lammers came in and cleaned up int. He is 14 only and is getting pretty damn good for being so young. Watch out for him in a few years.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:58 AM
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Ok, All 4 courses I played - incredible, very challenging, beautiful, well laid out. One of the top concentrations of DG I've been. From what I've seen of the country I'd put Des Moines 2nd next to Charlotte. I don't know if I can pick a favorite, they were all great.
Pickard kicked my butt, I had to dig out of a hole the rest of the weekend finishing somewhere in the middle of the pack. My name got drawn [6th] after one person declined to play with the pros, I got the consolation prize of a bag full of discs - better than a kick in the face - I think I would have cracked under the pressure of playing with those guys - it was awesome to watch the $500 ($800) skins alternate shot doubles round - I took some video so maybe I'll edit it sometime here and post it.
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