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Old 12-03-2012, 11:44 AM
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Oh, and as of today hole one is still a bit of a disaster. A large tree that was partially down has been taken out by the city boys and clean up is still in progress.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:07 PM
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http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=5953

Hole Info and a few pics.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:21 PM
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Wohoo!!!

HAHAHA I'm typing the first review!!!!

If you go to the course please understand - IT'S NOT QUITE DONE YET. Navigation the first time you play is going to be a royal pain. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED so NO complaining about it. Once the foot bridge goes in and the signs are finished it will be much better and will make a lot more sense.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:09 PM
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Republic, MI - 18 Holes - 2013 season with successful fundraising

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:51 PM
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I sent an e-mail to John Short (Director of Parks and Rec. for Plainfield Township) regarding the status of the course at Grand Isle Park in Belmont. Will update with details as they're provided.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:11 PM
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I sent an e-mail to John Short (Director of Parks and Rec. for Plainfield Township) regarding the status of the course at Grand Isle Park in Belmont. Will update with details as they're provided.
let me know I would be willing to help setting stuff up and such.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:58 PM
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Grand Isle Park Update

I've been talking with John Short, Director of Parks and Rec. Below is a summary of what I've gathered so far:

1. The township is in the final stages of implementing the expansion of the wetlands. They hope to have development complete 2013. Timing depends on spring flooding. The less flooding the sooner it starts and finishes. As soon as complete, they'll start on disc golf. Hope to be playing fall 2013. They will need assistance in development and fund raising for materials. The township turned down his request of $15,000 for materials. The disc golf will weave in and around the wetlands.

2. The course will be 18 holes. Metal baskets, cement teepads, teesigns, trashcans and benches are all in the plans. There is a preliminary design, but things may change as the wetlands develop.

3. Because the township turned down the request to fully fund the course, a large amount of fund raising will need to be completed. I asked if the township would be okay with allowing reputable companies in the area to sponsor holes in exchange for their logo or name on the sign and John believes this would be acceptable.

4. The following is from John: "This needs to be a controlled community project, or it will not happen as timely. We need to create work committees to accomplish the tasks. The committees need to be controlled as they will be representing the Township." It sounds like there will be committees formed for the following areas: design and layout,construction,community outreach/funding/ADA compliance/universal access,operational policy. The responsibilities of the commitees may also stretch outside of the disc golf course planning, I have yet to find out.

The next step I'm going to try to take is to meet with John in person and walk the land where the course is to be located.

Does anyone have any questions they would like me to forward to John? Fundrasing ideas would also be helpful, and I already have a few ideas in mind. I'll post more information as it becomes available.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:46 PM
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Set for an explosion in the U.P.

Approved...
Powder Mill DGC - Marquette - 18 holes (in construction, opening May 2013)
Pioneer Trails, North Course - Escanaba - 18 holes (in construction, opening May 2013)
Pioneer Trails, South Course - Escanaba - 18 holes (in design, opening May 2013)
Memorial Course - Republic - 18 holes (in design, opening summer 2013)

Pending...
Homestead Greens DGC - Harvey - 18 holes

We will be hosting a travelling series of PDGA events next year. "Disc da UP Series", come play in our vacationland paradise!
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:19 PM
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Wow, great thread Mitten. I have played McSauba when previously open. It was brutal ski hill course and should fit in great with some of the surrounding courses "up north" (Hanson Hills, Carly's Playground, Boyne....). You know, I had heard that the local sheriff or some such authority had lived right on the course and had effectively shut down the course for his disapproval of "disc golf types" and some of the unwanted activity he associated with his view. Know anything about this?

Kimbell Pines was terrific before closing, a reopening of it would be stellar news.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:26 PM
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Set for an explosion in the U.P.

Approved...
Powder Mill DGC - Marquette - 18 holes (in construction, opening May 2013)
Pioneer Trails, North Course - Escanaba - 18 holes (in construction, opening May 2013)
Pioneer Trails, South Course - Escanaba - 18 holes (in design, opening May 2013)
Memorial Course - Republic - 18 holes (in design, opening summer 2013)

Pending...
Homestead Greens DGC - Harvey - 18 holes

We will be hosting a travelling series of PDGA events next year. "Disc da UP Series", come play in our vacationland paradise!
Holy crap, dude! First off, congrats. Second, this couldn't work out any better for me. I'm in Escanaba in August for a wedding. Looks like I might have to extend my trip in order to get to these new courses. If they're even in the same ballpark as Winter and Tailings, you're well on your way to creating a Northwoods empire! Thanks for your dedication and hard work. I'm thrilled that someone is making use of god's country for disc golf.
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