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Old 06-11-2012, 06:54 AM
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Course at Ham Lake, MN - Back 9 Shut Down

Does anyone have any details on the recent shut down of the back 9 "due to vandalism?" I received a text from a friend on Saturday morning saying the City had closed down the back 9 and put up a sign. I've noticed over the last couple of years out there a growing amount of "chuckers" or "One Disc Wonders." They seem to be more interested in dragging coolers and cursing about there shots than actually playing the game. Over the last few months there has been vandalism to baskets, mostly chains being stolen. I haven't been out there in a couple of weeks but I'm guessing something bad must of happened for the City of Ham Lake to shut these holes down. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:02 AM
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That stinks dude. I'm about fed up with the dbag chuckers that are coming out of the woodwork. My home course is completely over run with them now. I pretty much won't play now unless it's in the morning and they all aren't there. I take my time and try to clean up after them when I throw. There are trash cans knocked over, tee signs knocked over, graffiti, loud mouth groups of 10, etc. Just one year ago it wasn't like this. It's a complete bummer.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:00 AM
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Why not just go to BRP?
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:36 AM
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BRP is close but it's more time consuming. Ham Lake is perfect, or was, for a quick round.

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Old 06-11-2012, 09:45 AM
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http://www.ci.ham-lake.mn.us/?q=docu...as-been-closed



Is there any sort of group or club that takes on issues like this?
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:55 AM
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Not that I'm aware of. I would be interested in getting involved if anyone has any info.

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:00 AM
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I played Ham Lake when I was up there a couple of years ago. Nothing spectacular, but a fun recreational course. Good for a quick round or to take new players to.

Hate to see the authorities have to take these type of measures, but maybe that will get people's attention. Score another one for the chuckers.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:04 AM
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That's dumb, but 4 or 5 of the back holes are flooded anyway. That course has a depressingly low average quality of player, and it's been really busy this year.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:10 AM
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This is true. Looks like I'll be spending most of my playing time elsewhere.

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That's dumb, but 4 or 5 of the back holes are flooded anyway. That course has a depressingly low average quality of player, and it's been really busy this year.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:19 AM
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Boo. That completely sucks. I typically only play Ham Lake in the early morning hours, before the undesirables come out of the woodwork, and yeah, I've had many missed putts due to the many missing chains on 9, but if you read what the statement said, they seem almost more concerned with the damage to the oaks. I don't know/can't say if the back is that much less visible than the front 9, but there is as much vandalism on the front as there is on the back, as sad as that may be. Maybe some parent saw the description for hole 16 (the Devil's Vagina-very fitting BTW), and went ape.
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