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Old 09-15-2021, 12:28 PM
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Got me a humdinger coming up...

Headed to Jackson Park (Hendersonville; never been to this course but it rates pretty high and my buddies seem hell-bent for it) for a round tomorrow late-morning, then to Wicked Weed for a beer flight or three, and then...to the Orange Peel to see the mighty Clutch...My cup truly runneth over.

Friday, over to Richmond Hill, which I've played but they haven't. Then I think I might try to hit up one of the Hickory courses on the way back into CLT.

Then random dubs at Plantation Ruins on Sunday. If I'm livin' right, make a little cash...Need to hit the ace pool to get back some of that beer money, I reckon.

Good on ya! Post a report on Jackson Park please. If you haven't played Sawmills outside of Hickory it's well worth your time. Enjoy!


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Old 09-15-2021, 02:46 PM
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Good on ya! Post a report on Jackson Park please. If you haven't played Sawmills outside of Hickory it's well worth your time. Enjoy!


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Jackson park is not rated as high as Richmond Hill but I think it is a better course. Richmond Hill is solid but there are too many holes playing back and forth across the valley that it gets repetitive.

Jackson has a couple open holes, many wooded holes and some park park style holes. Variety being the spice of life, I prefer Jackson.

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Old 09-15-2021, 02:47 PM
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Will do re: Jackson Park. Looks like a fun track - though all the pictures seem to have been snapped in the winter time. I can only imagine how pretty it is right now, and will be in the coming weeks.

I've been to Sawmills, and truly love it. I think you've convinced me...

Thank you, Mr. Dog!
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:51 PM
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Jackson park is not rated as high as Richmond Hill but I think it is a better course. Richmond Hill is solid but there are too many holes playing back and forth across the valley that it gets repetitive.

Jackson has a couple open holes, many wooded holes and some park park style holes. Variety being the spice of life, I prefer Jackson.
I felt the same way about Richmond Hill, in terms of the rim-to-rim shots, etc. But I did really dig it, and I know my friends will, too. We've all been wanting to take a trip like this for a long time, but it's hard to arrange, logistically, for us. In this case, it's really only happening because Clutch is in town. A man's gotta have his priorities...

Appreciate the input very much! We'll get to both of those courses, and I'll let you guys know which one was more popular among My Dudes.

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Old 09-15-2021, 04:24 PM
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Jackson park is not rated as high as Richmond Hill but I think it is a better course. Richmond Hill is solid but there are too many holes playing back and forth across the valley that it gets repetitive.

Jackson has a couple open holes, many wooded holes and some park park style holes. Variety being the spice of life, I prefer Jackson.

New Richmond Hill definitely isn't old Richmond Hill. Looking forward to catching Jackson next time I'm down that way.


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Old 09-20-2021, 03:50 PM
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So here's how it went.

Two buddies and I agree to meet at Jackson Park last Thursday at 11:00. I arrive at 10:26, and check my phone. There are messages from and between the two of them:
"Looks like we have weather-related decisions to make, fellas."
(At this point, I have a withering feeling forming in my gut. It was raining off and on during the trip up from CLT. Nothing too major, but I know these guys.)
"Yeah, I think the rain ends around 2PM. I'll leave Charlotte around 11:00."
"Cool! See you there."

So there I stood, alone, in the rain, in a town not my own. Sad, right? Well, screw that! I played 18 holes from the longs, ended up at +3, and played a few more just for fun - and finished right before the first one showed up. He says to me, "You look exhausted." But I wasn't; I was just wet and dirty, as tends to happen to MWDTR's (Men Who Do Things in the Rain).
Second guy rolls in 10 or 15 minutes later, just bitchin' about everything. The drive, the rain, the TRUCKS, my lord, the trucks. (He drives a useless 2-seater convertible. Get a motorcycle, or get a real auto. Dammit, man!)

Anyway, we did end up actually, you know, playing disc golf. Played the shorts and had a great time. Skeeters were out in clouds of buzzing nastiness, but we survived them. Top o' the food chain, and all that...

Then it was hotel-find parking deck-dinner/beer-CLUTCH-bedtime-wake up-Richmond Hill-zombie golf. But we woke up eventually, and also enjoyed that one. He of the 2-seater left when the rain came back. Me and the other stayed, and played another loop of 15-18 a couple of times.

(A musical aside: Clutch absolutely killed it. They played every song I wanted to hear live, and some I didn't KNOW I wanted to hear...Saw people of all ages, and plenty of ladies, which is kind of rare for this band. Afterward - Throat: Shredded. Neck: Aching. Soul: Restored. Live music is a necessary antidote to the ills of the world. The sooner we can get everyone back on stages - thoughtfully and carefully - the sooner things will start to feel close to normal. I wore my mask through the entire thing, and never even noticed it. If I can, so can you and everyone else.)

Verdict: I prefer Jackson Park. It just felt more alive and lush to me, and the course itself made more "sense" in some indefinable way. There is nothing wrong with Richmond Hill. At all. I met some cool people there, and the disc golf is great fun. I'll recommend it to anyone who wants to know. But given my druthers, it's Jackson by a couple of noses.

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Old 09-22-2021, 12:12 PM
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any one got word on that falls lake disc golf course? I know they were taking trees down and stuff but it's been silent on any updates/progress recently.

Also with the two temp courses at dix park in the last year, is there a strong possibility there is a permanent course coming there?
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Old 09-23-2021, 11:49 AM
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So here's how it went.

(A musical aside: Clutch absolutely killed it. They played every song I wanted to hear live, and some I didn't KNOW I wanted to hear...Saw people of all ages, and plenty of ladies, which is kind of rare for this band. Afterward - Throat: Shredded. Neck: Aching. Soul: Restored. Live music is a necessary antidote to the ills of the world. The sooner we can get everyone back on stages - thoughtfully and carefully - the sooner things will start to feel close to normal. I wore my mask through the entire thing, and never even noticed it. If I can, so can you and everyone else.)
Clutch was fantastic when I saw them years ago I finally just saw my first rock concert since the Pandy as well. Made the 3+ hour trek to Chicago to see The Oh Sees @ Thalia Hall. (Had to show your vax card/neg test and most everyone had masks on.) My rock meter was dangerously low before that, but its brimming again at the moment.
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Old 09-23-2021, 12:24 PM
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Got me a humdinger coming up...

Headed to Jackson Park (Hendersonville; never been to this course but it rates pretty high and my buddies seem hell-bent for it) for a round tomorrow late-morning, then to Wicked Weed for a beer flight or three, and then...to the Orange Peel to see the mighty Clutch...My cup truly runneth over.

Friday, over to Richmond Hill, which I've played but they haven't. Then I think I might try to hit up one of the Hickory courses on the way back into CLT.

Then random dubs at Plantation Ruins on Sunday. If I'm livin' right, make a little cash...Need to hit the ace pool to get back some of that beer money, I reckon.
I just now saw this, so I know that your trip is already over, but have you played The Bear in Hickory? It is quite enjoyable with good variety of open and woods holes. It is one of a few that I might make the time to go back to play instead of my usual quest to play new NC courses. That is rare for me, so it is quite a compliment to The Bear.
The North Cove courses in Marion are also quite popular. They are both more open since they were formerly on golf courses, if you like that style. The surrounding mountains and forests are stunning, though. I don't see myself going back to play there, but I don't throw very far, so players who bomb may like those courses more.
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Old 09-27-2021, 10:40 AM
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Haven't done The Bear yet, but you're definitely not the first to tell me I should. That will be first on my list next time I'm heading toward the foothills and beyond.

Yesterday, me and my son and a friend of mine went to Hardaway Point and City Lake. (City Lake is always fun; I really love that one.)
Hardaway is brand-spanking new, built on an old country club golf course. Nice, big teepads, and a whole bunch of grip-and-rip holes. But OB is in play almost everywhere. Good signage, though, so there aren't too many doubts...
We didn't spend any time in the bar, which was open; we were headed to City Lake from there, so didn't take the time...It's an old Inn in which you can see and smell the stories floating in the air. I'm looking forward to just spending a whole day there. Bring a picnic lunch (they sometimes have food trucks out there, we're told), pay $10 for all-day play, and just max out the experience.
We did speak with the owner on our way out, Miss Vanessa. She was extremely cool and thankful that we had driven "all the way from Charlotte" to play at her spot. I told her straight up: This could be our DG Pinehurst if we wanted or needed such a thing. I could totally see spending a weekend there, especially in the Fall.

Anyway, definitely worth checking out ($5 to play a round, $10 all day). One round there, and 3 more nice courses nearby (Fox Chase, City Lake, Goose Landing) - it's an embarrassment of riches out there.

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