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Old 05-01-2011, 11:13 PM
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Default Linbrook Park DGC just minutes from Knob Hill in Franklin Park, PA

So Lori Merriman and myself have been designing and building a new disc golf course in the Pittsburgh area. The course is north of the city just 5 miles from Knob Hill Park. The course is designed and construction has begun. This will be another great course in the area and should be our third par 66 course in the area. Lots of work still to be done, and money to be raised for baskets. I believe that we will be installing the first 3 holes in the next 2 months, with plans for the front 9 to be completed by the end of summer.

I will use this thread to post updates as they happen.

These first photos are of Hole 1 from the long tee. Tee may be moved slightly to make for a straighter shot. The 3rd photo is from down the fairway looking back at the tee.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:20 PM
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More photos from Hole 1. Before and after clearing debris from the side of the fairway.

Figured you can't really call a hole complete until all of the debris off the fairway is cleared also.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:25 PM
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A few more photos from Hole 1.

Thanks to Franklin Park Boro for donating time and labor with the Excavator and chipper. Without these guys, we would still be cutting down trees with hand saws.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:32 PM
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The course will have more elevation changes than any other course in the area. And will be our most wooded course, but will be very fair with distinct fairways. Some old growth trees, some creeks and big hills will give the course somewhat of a Deer Lakes feel. I am one of the main designers of Moraine and it is a pleasure to get to design and build a new course in the area,
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:35 PM
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This looks awesome! I can't wait to get out and see it.
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I think it is going to be very fun. Now if we could just get a few chainsaws out for a day or two and we can have holes 1-3 completed. If we get these 3 holes done, we will most likely install the first 3 baskets for a quick 3-hole loop.

Course ends up back at the parking lot after hole 3 and after hole 9.
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looks good so far!!! Let me know when the next work day is and I will see if I can make it.

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Serious work done today. Hole 1 has had all of the debris moved from the sides of the fairways and chipped. Only need to get the tees built and clear a few trees up at the tee and the hole will be completed. Hole 2 has had most of the brush and debris removed and is ready to be chipped tomorrow.

If anyone wants to help meet out at Linbrook tomorrow at 9:00 - 2:30. Just bring work gloves. We will have the excavator and chipper out there to help. If you have a chain saw you could bring that. But no other tools are needed.
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Looks like I'll have to make a trip back to Pittsburgh The course sounds like it will be awesome to play.
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just found out about this course & would like to donate time/money to the cause if possible. If you could forward any information to me regarding helping/donating please do...

ezemp52@yahoo.com


Thank you & keep up the great work!,

Eden G.

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