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Old 11-16-2018, 06:51 AM
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I just steadily repeat Biscoes mantra to myself........"Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." What's more, the issues that are actually worth designing around may not be apparent until the course is more or less throwable, anyways. Preliminary clearing on the back 9 starts tomorrow.
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Old 11-16-2018, 12:12 PM
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I just steadily repeat Biscoes mantra to myself........"Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." What's more, the issues that are actually worth designing around may not be apparent until the course is more or less throwable, anyways. Preliminary clearing on the back 9 starts tomorrow.
Yes, "This "perfect" you seek, have you ever seen it?" Ask myself this several times a day.
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Old 11-24-2018, 08:13 AM
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Still looking and saving for my own field of dreams.... IC has been helping me evaluate properties as well.


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Old 11-24-2018, 09:07 AM
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Getting ready to head out to do a walk through in the cold rain to evaluate the placement of a hike/bike trail thats being laid out on the same property as a course I've designed and laid out.
The meeting was originally scheduled yesterday (it was perfect dry weather for a walk through) but the trail designer changed the meeting to today.

Oh well time to suit up in my wet weather gear.

By the way I went out yesterday anyway to see where the trail was and to evaluate potential issues. I still need to meet up with the other parties so I can let them know my findings so that his layout can be adjusted. I dont think he understood what I meant when I said he cant run the trail across blind spots in the fairways or across the green. Hopefully these issue will be resolved.
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:38 PM
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2 of the last 3 fairways that needed major cutting are complete, less polesawing/lopping. Have rough graded 7 tee pads. Bought 2 baskets today, and will order a 3rd on Monday. While I am far from the home stretch, progress is certainly being made. Have also skidded some firewood while making tractor trips. Taken full advantage of the Thanksgiving break!

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Old 11-28-2018, 01:07 PM
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I can't tell you how pumped I am about this hole #11 we're in the middle of. I really think it could end up being a signature hole for the course and my course construction cohorts seem to agree.

It's about 600-620' total. 300-375' from tee to landing zone, then depending on how deep into the landing zone you get, another 250-325 to the basket. Tee shot is a slight elev. gain, maybe 5-10', then you drop probably 25-30' from the landing zone to the basket. With a well placed drive off the tee, you'll have the choice between two distinct approaches to the green. The more difficult shot also has the highest reward. If you can throw a 250' downhill tunnel shot you could get parked. If you take the "easier" route, the big hyzer out over the driveway and back towards the green, you'll probably be in decent shape but also have a 40-50' putt.

Pic 1: Aerial view of hole. Tee is at the bottom of the pic, throwing upward.
Pic 2: View from left side tee. (Despite being only 15' to the right, the right side tee completely changes the look/line.)
Pic 3: From tee shot landing zone, looking towards basket. (Still have about 4 or 5 cedars to cull on the left side before the line down the lower fairway is truly opened up.)
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Old 11-28-2018, 01:18 PM
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Pic 1: Panoramic view from the green. The lines are there, but obviously a lot to clean up. Basket sits up on the end of a natural little downhill ridge that follows parallel with the drive for the most part.

The trail you see far left and far right are almost a straight line in real life (skewed a bit because of the panoramic shot). The far right trail/gap would be the tougher, tunnel shot from the landing zone. For me, it's a tight downhill RHFH.

The gap just to the left (second gap from the right) would be the big over the driveway hyzer line (RHBH). Still a few trees to remove for this line, but it's at least visible. With the wall of cedars on the uphill, right hand size of the basket, it should stop most all shots that shoot a bit too long and past the gap and thus keeping them from getting too close to the basket.
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:05 AM
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Quite a few disc-catching cedar trees, I see.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:57 AM
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Quite a few disc-catching cedar trees, I see.
Definitely a few, mostly in pockets here and there. They come in to play on a good number of holes, but for the most part I've been able to design the course so that you aren't throwing through areas of nothing but cedars.

I don't mind them as much as some people as I know they serve the purpose of reestablishing woodland. My northern "field" (every year it looks less and less field like) is ALL cedars, but luckily they're all very young and I can knock them down now while they're <10' tall. Almost like I'm "growing" a fairway from scratch that I won't have to bushwack and carve from real, mature woods when the time comes to expand.

I'm happy my place in general isn't all cedars.(If it was, I wouldn't have bought it in the first place!) We have a local course across the river in Indiana called Cedar Sentinels, as you might guess it's predominantly cedars and a lot of people will only play it in the winter. The cedars coupled with thick summer rough make the place brutal if you're at all off your lines. Just awful, punishing rough. I've played it once, this past July, but luckily my Comet game was on point and I was threading needles all day which isn't normally the case.

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Old 11-30-2018, 12:01 PM
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Sounds like someone needs to start a Christmas tree business...
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