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Old 05-23-2013, 11:08 PM
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Sorry to hear this! I was hoping to swing through and play. Best of luck reshaping in the future. I'm only a few hours away, and I have my summers off as a teacher; I'd be happy to help.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:24 PM
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I was stealing from Peter to pay Paul. In another year my tree farm would be in shambles.
It is obviously a tremendous amount of work. At Stoney Hill I share duties with my brother and co-owner, and many fairways can be mown, at least in part. (The greatest thing about throwing over the pond is not the challenge and excitement, but the fact that it requires almost no maintenance). Seeing Sugaree, and imaging all the work for one person, exhausts me just thinking about it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:26 PM
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.....and one more addition to the extensive list of great courses I can't play anymore, or at least for the time being. Bummer.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:38 PM
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Saw a couple of posts about visiting Sugaree this summer and just wanted to let everyone know the course is closing on June 1. Not getting near enough traffic to justify keeping the course maintained.
Need to focus on getting the property ready for a july wedding and growing Christmas trees, which is what pays the bills.
The amount of weed-eating required to keep the course from being a plastic easter egg hunt is staggering. I fought the good fight, but not this summer.
Depending on where my energy level is in August, I may re-open, but please do not schedule a trip in june or july.
Good luck with the wedding, I know that's going to be a lot of work. Thanks again.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:53 PM
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I gave it five years to be self-sustaining and it just didn't make it. I think a stand-alone disc golf course has to have a core of local support to survive, but it never materialized, other than Burton Davis (climbtoo) who was a big help after the ice storm.
The good news is there are several other great options in the mountains ; Ashe County Park, Elk Mountain and soon there will be one on Beech Mountain to fill the void.
I want to especially plug Elk Mountain for out-of-towners. Two courses,camping,great food,a great brewery as well as other things to do for non-dgers.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:54 PM
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This is sad news, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:00 AM
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This is sad news, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
I'm getting out while the getting is good (before someone tumbles over the cliff at 18) and we did have some fun ! Gonna be cool to watch nature re-take the course.

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Old 05-24-2013, 12:02 AM
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Fun was had indeed.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:44 AM
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Rich - I hate hearing the news, but I completely understand why it needs to be done. Thanks for all your hard work to make it one of the best courses in the region. Only played there three times, and only once with all 25 holes, but I had a blast each time.

You need to find some college students looking for an internship in landscaping or Christmas tree growing, and use their free labor to maintain the course.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:48 AM
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played here one time and it was one of my most memorable and enjoyable disc golf experiences. thanks for everything, rich!
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