8 Helpful / 1 Not
get me a 55 gal drum, some chicken wire, so hose clamps, zip ties and some chains, I've made baskets with less bro.
Pros: -Wyman is a short recreational course that was made for cheap. The baskets look like they were made by maguiver trying to disarm a bomb while escaping the clutches of a villain. It's actually pretty amazing that they are still standing, if the course was actually made in 2008.
-The baskets are definitely a pro in that they look like they were made in someone's garage with stuff they had lying around. It looks like they were made with the top 4 inches of a 55 gal. drum. On the bottom was some chicken wire attached with zip ties to make the catching part of the basket. Moving up the pole there were 12 or so light weight chains attached to the top of the basket(another 4 inches of 55 gal. drum) with zip ties. All the was firmly set in place by some hose clamps.
-The course plays through a tiny portion of park on either side of the parking lot. All baskets were straight ahead of the nonexistent tee pad (which I guessed was near the previous basket, I just threw from what seemed to be a rough spot for hole 1).
-All fairways had trees in them, although they didn't really interfere with the straight ahead nature of almost every hole (The exception was hole 7, in which there was a large tree in the middle of the fairway that you had to throw right of, or left of over top the baseball diamond.
-At least the baskets were numbered
Cons: -No designated tee pads, not a brick or sign anywhere, almost all holes had several rough patches which could possibly be tee areas, but I wasn't confident saying that a certain spot was the tee area, so I threw from the previous basket.
-The baskets, although I applaude whoever made them, were pretty terrible and with any use would fall apart. They seemed to catch ok, but I feel like 1 hard throw hitting the basket in wrong area would knock it down. Also, although it was very windy when I played, the tops of the baskets were shifting in the wind....never a good sign.
Other Thoughts: I'm happy that a scout took the time to improve peoples recreational experience in the local park. Certainly an A for effort.
However any person who will read this should avoid this course. It's a ways off the highway and not worth the time. I would have given this course a .5 had there been designated teepads, or some sort of sign indicating where to throw from, but as such there is not and therefore, this course is just a series of numbered baskets in a park and not really a course.
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