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Old 05-02-2010, 12:28 AM
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Talking I designed my first course today!!

A friend approached me this winter about putting in a 9 hole course on her property. I walked the property last weekend, printed out a Google Earth view of the area, and set about placing the 9 holes on paper.

Then, today, we took flags out and marked tee areas and baskets for all 9, making sure to avoid throwing too close to the house and the driveway while making use of as many of the natural terrain and vegetation changes as possible. I found that I have a definite problem visualizing distances, but I do have an eye for features and flow.

We managed to work in the pond, the hill, the areas of scrub pines, and the copses of hardwoods on the property with hole distances of 170 to 240. I'm sure it'll be a pitch-n-putt for anyone with real skills, but for the intended users of the course, I think it will be a true par 3.

I'm pretty darn excited about the whole thing and can't wait til she gets back from Europe to see what we did while she was gone.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:33 AM
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cool, nothing wrong wih your very own pitch n putt
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:37 AM
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What a dream assignment.
Be thankful that you've had the opportunity.
Very, very cool.
Congrats.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:39 AM
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Sounds cool, would love to have a 9 hole course on my property. Now you can be the local pro right?
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:46 AM
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Nothin wrong at all with that! That's awesome! You can now say "I've designed a course".
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:21 AM
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Would you be able to play a 5 hole safari course with your layout?
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with hole distances of 170 to 240. I'm sure it'll be a pitch-n-putt for anyone with real skills, but for the intended users of the course, I think it will be a true par 3.
Sweet! Even if it is short, incorporating mandos and pin obstructions can make a tight home course a legit challenge.

My buddy has a course using soup cans on ball golf-esque pins. Can or below is good. One hole is less than 100', with a fence obstructing the pin, except for the can and above. Another short one has a low arch mando, with a stroke penalty. Just because they aren't all 350' chainstar + cement doesn't mean squat.

Hope to post something similiar, but public , soon. Close to you. Will keep you posted when approval is closer...
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Would you mind posting the google map of the land? I am trying to get into the design/maintenance/construction of courses an would love to see what I may have been able to think up.
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:08 AM
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A friend approached me this winter about putting in a 9 hole course on her property. I walked the property last weekend, printed out a Google Earth view of the area, and set about placing the 9 holes on paper.

Then, today, we took flags out and marked tee areas and baskets for all 9, making sure to avoid throwing too close to the house and the driveway while making use of as many of the natural terrain and vegetation changes as possible. I found that I have a definite problem visualizing distances, but I do have an eye for features and flow.

We managed to work in the pond, the hill, the areas of scrub pines, and the copses of hardwoods on the property with hole distances of 170 to 240. I'm sure it'll be a pitch-n-putt for anyone with real skills, but for the intended users of the course, I think it will be a true par 3.

I'm pretty darn excited about the whole thing and can't wait til she gets back from Europe to see what we did while she was gone.
I have this sudden urge to marry you.
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:12 AM
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Oh, wait. I have a girlfriend who doesn't play Disc Golf......What am I doing with my life?

Seriously, Volklgirl. Congrats on the accomplishment.
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