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Old 02-23-2011, 05:38 AM
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hopefully the recommendations by the course designer were respected and it was just my deaf ears that heard 2x3. I am going to send him an email today to confirm what they are doing. This is gnawing at me now....
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:36 AM
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okay i checked my county email here and the message from Dan absolutely says they ordered 2'x3' concrete tee pads. That really is small. I got a measure tape this am and my jaw dropped.
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Default if they use six per tee location ...

... you'd have 4'x9', which is close to Biscoe's minimum recommendation!
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If the proposed 2' x 3' tee pads are not adequate according to standard recommendations (and the course designer) than I humbly suggest that perhaps a polite email to the park manager might be in order.

I do not know anything about designing courses or standards but do know that Dan the park manager is a great guy and wants to make this a great course!

Me thinks that perhaps Dan needs to be edumicated about how to make the course the best it can be!

Just my 0.02
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If the proposed 2' x 3' tee pads are not adequate according to standard recommendations (and the course designer) than I humbly suggest that perhaps a polite email to the park manager might be in order.

I do not know anything about designing courses or standards but do know that Dan the park manager is a great guy and wants to make this a great course!

Me thinks that perhaps Dan needs to be edumicated about how to make the course the best it can be!

Just my 0.02


I sent him an email this am with a link to dga website for minimum tee pad requirements. You are correct Cacova, Dan is a good guy and really is into the course.
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I just sent a nice email to Dan McNeil as well. First, to thank him for bringing disc golf to Loudoun County, and second, to reinforce that the PDGA's recommended dimensions for tee pads is 5' x 12'.

Let's hope for the best!
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Great news at Franklin!!!

THREE concretetee pads (12'x5') will be installed at each hole at the course as well as an extra pin placement location. Four of the holes are being moved to make them longer and more challenging. They are going to try and start installing this week.

When I spoke to the park manager he said that a positive outpouring from disc golfers helped him to make this decision. Good job discers!!!

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picture attached.

Hole #1 Tee Pad bein gpoured at Franklin park!!!
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Hole #1 Tee Pad being poured at Franklin park!!!
Looks bigger than the 2' x 3', what happened?
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the park manager reconsidered after learning more about pdga requirements and hearing feedback from many disc golfers. they decided to mix their own concrete on site and that helped them save a ton. although it will take a little longer to complete. three tee pads per hole.
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