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Old 09-18-2013, 11:52 AM
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Just saw this in the Moore American....

In contrast to traditional golf, disc golf representatives spoke at length during the public comments section of the city council meeting. Plans for the renovation of storm damaged Little River Park do not include the disc golf course. The course had been troublesome for some walkers in the park who, not realizing there was a disc golf course there, would wonder into the green and get hit by a disc.

That problem had been solved, said disc gold advocates who spoke Monday night.

James Geurin, MD, a retired physician from Tulsa and the president of the Oklahoma Disc Golf Foundation spoke in favor of the disc golf community which has raised an excess of funds for the restoration of the course at Little River Park and donated much of that excess to the Moore Public Schools. Disc golfers are all ages and walks of life, he said.

Sooner Disc Golf representative Kate Schwartz said the economic impact of disc golf tournaments is big and Moore can be the beneficiary of disc golf tournaments.

“There are so many disc golfers in Moore and they are in the recovery process, too,” Schwartz said. “All we’re asking is for the ability to put it back in.”

Mayor Glenn Lewis said the park needs vacant land to be kept as gray fox territory because it is an endangered species. Lewis said he has a letter from a judge with an injunction from about 1999, and the city is trying to find out if the gray fox is still in danger.

Preliminary research by The Transcript revealed no listing of the gray fox as endangered in Oklahoma.

Then earlier in the same article....

Moore is also looking into the possibility of buying Broadmore Golf Course, a privately owned, public golf course. The city council approved $20,000 for Billy Casper Golf, LLC to make a formal evaluation on whether the city should buy the course.

City Manager Stephen Eddy said this consultant recommended against Midwest City acquiring a golf course two years ago. The group looks at availability, rates, the market, investment needed for improvements and more.

$20K to do an evaluation just to see if a city should buy a golf course? You could put in a super deluxe 18+ hole DG course for that kind of cash, and have enough left over afterwards for a community barbeque.

That just kind of shows where disc golf is as far as economics goes. Our venues may be cheap to install, but for the same reason they're also cheap to uninstall.

Anyways, I'm glad you guys had a nice contingent to speak up at the meeting and present your case. Hopefully, they'll see the bigger picture now.

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