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Old 12-11-2013, 05:56 PM
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I recently moved to a new town. I found there is a park next to my house that has a run down pole course on it (not tone poles, poles...wooden poles with a metal band. You have to hit above the band). There are natural teepads with railroad tie borders. 9 holes.

Today I went down to the chamber of commerce, they sent me to city hall. I got some phone numbers and made a few calls. Long story short, a few hours later I have permission from the person in charge of city development to do whatever I want to the course. It was a lot easier than I expected it to be.

It is a great piece of land with good elevation, trees, some open areas with very little underbrush...and it's mine to work with!
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:02 PM
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Awesome! Now get yourself some sponsors so you can put in real pads and baskets, and you'll really be in business! That's still awesome though.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:14 PM
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Awesome! Now get yourself some sponsors so you can put in real pads and baskets, and you'll really be in business! That's still awesome though.
Baby steps. First I have to wait for the snow to melt and then fix the layout but it has a lot of potential. It is very rough at the moment. I'm new to course design so I expect some trial and error before anything becomes close to permanent.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:16 PM
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Baby steps. First I have to wait for the snow to melt and then fix the layout but it has a lot of potential. It is very rough at the moment. I'm new to course design so I expect some trial and error before anything becomes close to permanent.
Yeah, the chances of you going with your first design is very, very small. But you live & learn.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:20 PM
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Lucky you. I can't get one of the townships near me to let me install baskets in a park almost nobody uses because it's a "conservation park." One that they already mow and which would require exactly zero changes (cutting down trees or limbs or bushes).
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:21 PM
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:30 PM
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Make a baby whistlers bend. Beautiful country out there. If you have little experience then perhaps you should at the very least consult a local designer with experience. They may save you some headaches. Every discgolfer would love to have full control over a design, but sometimes even though their heart is in the right place they can do more damage than good. Good luck!
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:40 PM
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Make a baby whistlers bend. Beautiful country out there. If you have little experience then perhaps you should at the very least consult a local designer with experience. They may save you some headaches. Every discgolfer would love to have full control over a design, but sometimes even though their heart is in the right place they can do more damage than good. Good luck!
I did make a post on the local clubs facebook page. I have lived here less than a month so I don't really know anyone from the area.

That being said there is already a basic layout. Some of it I would keep as is and work around it so that seems like it will make things easier.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:58 PM
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Good for you! I wish my town was as laid back to let me do that.
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