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Old 05-03-2009, 11:42 PM
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i knew of 4 and 5, i didnt really think of 6 though. kind of a wierd nickname for a hole, even with the slope.
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what the hell. its like vines on steroids. nuts.
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you have more than one trailer in your yard?
dude...multi-quote...LOL
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:00 AM
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Old 05-04-2009, 12:25 AM
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As for Kudzu Corner, last I saw they've done a really good job of cutting back and getting rid of the kudzu. It'll probably be back in a year or two, but if you hire enough hungry goats, you can beat it.
"In a year or two" heck! They have cut it back quite a bit, and it does die back on its own (the foliage, but not the vines themselves) in the winter, but come take a look at it in late July or early August and the odds are good you'll never be able to tell that it was cut back.
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:09 AM
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Kudzu was introduced from Japan into the United States in 1876 at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, where it was promoted as a forage crop and an ornamental plant. From 1935 to the early 1950s the Soil Conservation Service encouraged farmers in the Southeastern United States to plant kudzu to reduce soil erosion as above, and the Civilian Conservation Corps planted it widely for many years.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:43 AM
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you have more than one trailer in your yard?
Unfortunately, Kentucky has the stereotype of being a redneck state. Afterall, we did invent the "tooth"brush, cuz anywhere else it would have been called a teethbrush (okay, a little cheesy, but yet another example of the KY stereotype!...lol)
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:05 AM
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At least they are truck trailers and not double-wides....that would just be too much.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:36 AM
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At least they are truck trailers and not double-wides....that would just be too much.
Yeah, after watching as people keep breaking into them, and peeping inside and seeing mattresses, etc., strewn about, I can only imagine what that would be like.

The history is that the land the disc golf course is on once belonged to the developer who built the Kroger shopping center across Holcomb Bridge Rd. The trailers that are there were used as temporary construction offices at his various projects (hence the windows cut into the sides of some of them) and were stored on the land when not in use. Eventually, he decided to donate the land to the city for park use, but one of the conditions was that he didn't want to deal with removing the trailers.

There've been some fairly vocal players who've lobbied for them to be removed, but there are logistical problems with that, not the least of which is that the axles are rusted out, so they're no longer capable of being rolled. About the only way they're ever going anywhere is (a) being hoisted onto a mongo flatbed one at a time and hauled out (and there's a fair question as to whether the ground around that area could even support that kind of weight without sinking in), or (b) being disassembled in place and hauled out in pieces. Either would be a huge amount of work and would cost money that no one has any interest in spending.

Since they're not likely to go anywhere, and since they're sort of a signature element of the course at this point, we've also talked about sprucing them up and doing more to minimize any hazards they pose and even potentially putting a disc-golf related mural on the tee side of the first one, where it's visible from the tees for both 4 and 5. But of course there's always a concern about potential vandalism, and making it vandal-proof would be even more expensive.

At some point, it may also be moot -- the city of Roswell has agreed to donate two acres at ERP to the Atlanta-Fulton County Library Board for construction of a new library, and voters approved the bond referendum to fund the AFCLB's new five-year plan, including the East Roswell Library, last fall. The assumption on everyone's part is that the two acres would be located at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Road and Fouts Road, and if you take two acres there in a square shape you would cut into the fairway area to the right of the trailers as you approach from the tee. So that hole may have a reconfiguration in its future anyway, and it's likely that the trailers would go away if they're considered enough of a hazard or eyesore with the library that close.
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