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Forum: Course Design 04-13-2019, 11:35 PM
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Posted By Gblambert
If you're going to use pavers then you'll need a...

If you're going to use pavers then you'll need a frame to keep them from moving and railroad ties would work great for that. The railroad ties themselves also need to be stabilized and partially...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-12-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4,027
Views: 972,739
Posted By Gblambert
We figure we'll attach a Flying Armadillo banner...

We figure we'll attach a Flying Armadillo banner below the baskets and decorate the golf cart and trailer to match the theme of the parade. During the parade a couple of players will walk behind the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-31-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,027
Views: 972,739
Posted By Gblambert
Basket Pyramid and Parade Float

We made this basket pyramid to throw at for prizes during tournaments at the Flying Armadillo Disc Golf Club. The skirt and steps can be removed so we can also pull it with our golf cart at local...
Forum: Course Design 02-28-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Gblambert
We add a layer of 3/4 to dust road base (made of...

We add a layer of 3/4 to dust road base (made of crushed limestone and stone dust) on top of our natural tee pads. Over time it mixes with the dirt and packs down into a hard surface that drains...
Forum: Course Design 01-28-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 20,819
Posted By Gblambert
I am envious. I would much rather have designed...

I am envious. I would much rather have designed with your process than mine. Designing and building a few holes at a time would have been more fun and with more time available could have resulted...
Forum: Course Design 01-28-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 20,819
Posted By Gblambert
I bought a 25 acre piece of property that was so...

I bought a 25 acre piece of property that was so thick with vegetation that we couldn't even walk through most of it before committing to buy it. We knew it had some great oak trees on it though and...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 01-16-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,675
Posted By Gblambert
We put in two as a test. Unfortunately the first...

We put in two as a test. Unfortunately the first one developed a cup in the middle that was so bad the pad looked like a bird bath after it rained. The corners stuck up so high we had to pull the...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 01-13-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,619
Posted By Gblambert
Hole 11, the Lighthouse Hole, on the Flying...

Hole 11, the Lighthouse Hole, on the Flying Armadillo Gold Mini course. The basket is 10' high, with some of the bottom rungs cut out so discs drop through to a platform and can be retrieved by...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-31-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,027
Views: 972,739
Posted By Gblambert
Mixed doubles champs at the Flying Armadillo ...

Mixed doubles champs at the Flying Armadillo

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Forum: Course Design 12-12-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 188,412
Posted By Gblambert
Ditto with the mixed feelings about cedars. ...

Ditto with the mixed feelings about cedars. Cedar trees (actually Ashe Juniper trees around here) are the most hated plant in Texas. They suck 33 gallons of water a day from the soil, making the...
Forum: Other Gear 12-07-2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Gblambert
It looks like this thread is winding down, so...

It looks like this thread is winding down, so here's one last post before it slips into the digital archives. This is a 30+ ft bench made from a live oak branch salvaged from a tree killed by oak...
Forum: Other Gear 12-04-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Gblambert
Here's one from the back nine. This is another...

Here's one from the back nine. This is another 2'x3' glass-on-glass mosaic window showing a player who has just made an ace. It's a really long par 4 that throws from an elevated tee pad to a...
Forum: Other Gear 12-02-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Gblambert
Worst Front 9 Ever!

This is a 2'x3' glass-on-glass mosaic that I call "The Worst Front 9 Ever!". Hole 1 starts at the top and, like all of the holes on the front 9, requires a throw across the river. On most of the...
Forum: Other Gear 11-30-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Gblambert
Ok, one more. This is an 8' x 8' section of the...

Ok, one more. This is an 8' x 8' section of the mosaic tile floor in the Flying Armadillo pro shop.
The buttons indicate the locations of the top 25 disc golf courses in the state of Texas at the...
Forum: Other Gear 11-29-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Gblambert
Here's a ceramic sculpture I made a couple of...

Here's a ceramic sculpture I made a couple of years ago. It stands a little over 4 feet tall and I call it "Mixed Doubles Winners at the Flying Armadillo".

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Forum: Hole of the Day 09-24-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By Gblambert
Blue is a dogleg right. White and red are...

Blue is a dogleg right. White and red are doglegs to the left. The red shot is open for an easy hyzer, but the white throw has to stay low to get under a large oak tree about halfway down the...
Forum: Course Design 09-15-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,256
Posted By Gblambert
Our course initially had three long par 3 holes...

Our course initially had three long par 3 holes with doglegs where the baskets couldn't be seen from the tee pad. From a design perspective we liked having a few blind holes for variety and because...
Forum: Course Design 09-06-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 914
Posted By Gblambert
It's definitely possible to squeeze a lot of fun...

It's definitely possible to squeeze a lot of fun disc golf into a small piece of land. The Flying Armadillo has a fun but challenging 18 hole par 2 course on 4 acres with the holes averaging 100 ft...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-26-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,769
Posted By Gblambert
The closest thing I've heard to a package deal is...

The closest thing I've heard to a package deal is the disc golf cruise. If you're ever in Texas though, there are a couple of nice airbnb's within a mile of the Flying Armadillo. Jay and Des...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 08-22-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Gblambert
A junior disc golf league is a great idea. Lots...

A junior disc golf league is a great idea. Lots of kids play the mini course at the Flying Armadillo. If you have a flyer you might post it on the bulletin board there to recruit more players. ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-07-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By Gblambert
The Flying Armadillo has permanent solar lights...

The Flying Armadillo has permanent solar lights on all of the baskets on the short course. It's open every night for glow golf and there's a campground in the middle of the course for anyone that...
Forum: Course Design 07-26-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By Gblambert
With 20 acres you probably only have room for a...

With 20 acres you probably only have room for a shorter, technical course anyway, especially if you set aside a couple of acres for parking, bathrooms, etc. If it's just for you and your friends,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-28-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,473
Posted By Gblambert
After I retired 5 years ago a funny thing...

After I retired 5 years ago a funny thing happened. I started to play disc golf. Really got into it, sometimes playing 4 or 5 rounds a week. I watched a lot of videos and practiced a lot at the...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 05-05-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,550
Posted By Gblambert
It may also be true, although I'm not 100% sure...

It may also be true, although I'm not 100% sure about this, that long term play and traffic under the canopy of an oak tree can add stress to the tree that could make it more susceptible to oak wilt...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 05-04-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,550
Posted By Gblambert
Beetles carrying the fungus are attracted to the...

Beetles carrying the fungus are attracted to the sap of wounded oak trees, where they deposit fungal spores which infect and kill the tree. Disc golfers can open a wound on a tree by breaking a...
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