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Old 02-12-2012, 08:50 PM
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Messiah College (Grantham, PA) installing a course

Messiah College recently approved the installation of an 18-hole (open to the public) disc golf course on its beautifully wooded campus near Harrisburg, PA. The course will include plenty of vista shots with 2 across the Yellow Breeches Creek, elevation changes, and tightly wooded fairways with walks across the historic covered bridge and swinging bridge. This will be a course you won't want to miss. Keep up with course design progress at the Messiah College Disc Golf Facebook page. If you are an alumni, let us know on Facebook; we'd love to connect with you.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:22 AM
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Who is doing the design and what's the time table?
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:29 AM
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I've often thought that campus would me nice for a course... playing a few holes before a float on the Yellow Breaches would make for a fun day.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:36 AM
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Who is doing the design and what's the time table?
The facebook page seems to indicate that it may be completed before the end of the spring semester.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:32 PM
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That sounds sweet! My sister just graduated from there as did my best dg buddy. Will definitely be checking this out as soon as it's done. Do you need any help with design or installation?
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:58 PM
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Messiah College disc golf course

I am doing most of the course design (Tony Caito) but have two other college personnel giving input and input from our local clubs in the Harrisburg area. I just walked/threw the course with Chas Ford, our PA PDGA State Coordinator and Llama club member; he was smiling afterwards. 1/2 of the holes should be ready by the end of the spring semester. The other 1/2 are being cut out of relatively steep woods so will likely take more of the summer to do that.

We will take all the clearing and installation help we can get. We'd like to funnel most of the community design input through the Boulder Woods Llamas Club where I play, but feel free to make suggestions. We do have some limitations on layout because it is a college. Liking the Facebook page will be the best way to keep up with clearing schedules, basket sponsorship, and design input.

Yes, playing and then floating would be nice; this course will require some hiking on par with Quaker Challenge.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:03 PM
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Hi Tony, I am a Llama too... don't think we have played together much though.
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That's right. We've played tags together but never in the same group. I went out after tags tonight and talked about the course with Paul, OD, Freide, Jason, Mike, Gary... Fun as always.
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Messiah College Disc Golf Course Fundraising

Alright, we've got our course funding processes underway. Lots of interest in hole sponsorships, so we're on the right track.

Check out the Messiah College disc golf course sponsorship and donation website which is now live https://commerce.cashnet.com/cashnet...++&ItemCount=4 . Now is your chance to claim a piece of the new course for your own. We have hole sponsorships available for individuals, (2 person split sponsorship), and clubs and businesses and are accepting donations to pay for for course signage and disc golf materials for disc golf education for our students.

Anyone having a problem using the direct link to the course donations page can go through Messiah's home page to get there: http://www.messiah.edu/ , "Give to Messiah" (top right of page), "Make a Gift" (right side), "Special Projects" (bottom of page), and then "Messiah College Disc Golf Course".

Checks written to Messiah College with "disc golf" on the memo line can also be sent into:

Messiah College
Doug Miller
One College Ave.
PO Box 4501
Grantham, PA. 17027
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