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This made me wonder if a course that is, say 3 1/2 stars today, was considered a 5 star course back in that day. Maybe not, but we have come a ways so it made me curious.
well the thing is, no one was wasting their time rating courses back then or even playing disc golf,they were playing ultimate !
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:00 PM
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This made me wonder if a course that is, say 3 1/2 stars today, was considered a 5 star course back in that day. Maybe not, but we have come a ways so it made me curious.
The thing is that we had no way of knowing. Pros would travel through St. Louis and tell us Jefferson Barracks and Sioux Passage were "top 25 courses." So we wandered around thinking how great we were with two awesome courses. Would either one of them actually have been a top 25 course on a wayback 1995 DGCR? Who knows? We know neither one is a 5 now, that's about it. At any rate, if I was going to suggest a course that might possibly fit your criteria, Jefferson Barracks would be it. It had a very good reputation in the 90's, it's rated a 3.82 now and that's inflated IMO.

Laurel Springs has the opposite problem. We know it was a 5 back then. We just can't rate it now. It never had the chance to see if it could be tweaked to stay relevant as the game moved from Vipers to Firebirds to Destroyers. That's a shame since everything I've ever heard said it was a jem. Chances are that if it was still in the ground, it would still be a jem.

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Old 01-27-2020, 11:07 PM
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I'm intrigued by all the pioneers of disc sports. I was right there when it happened, but oblivious...
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There were some course reviews back in those days. One of the publications would have a "Front Nine" and "Back Nine" article where Greg Hosfeld ('87 Worlds champ and traveling comedian) reviewed all the courses he played during his travels from place to place. Front Nine being the good reviews and back nine not so good.

I played a few of the courses after reading his articles and couldn't disagree with his conclusions. Of course the articles always had a touch of humor.

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Old 01-28-2020, 12:31 AM
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The only scorecard I've seen is par 72/7623'. Don't know what year.
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I made a map of Laurel Springs last year with help from Craig Gangloff and Rick Rothstein.
High quality image is at:https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared...PlmGntJ3azL_i7
Can someone with an image hosting service that allows hotlinking please post the map.

Notes: The color gradations on the map represent 20 foot elevation changes.
After reviewing a few videos, the Christmas trees on hole nine should continue closer to the tee.
Elevation change on hole 18 should be +108 instead of +88 for an effective hole length of 774'

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I made a map of Laurel Springs last year with help from Craig Gangloff and Rick Rothstein.
High quality image is at:https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared...PlmGntJ3azL_i7
Can someone with an image hosting service that allows hotlinking please post the map.

Notes: The color gradations on the map represent 20 foot elevation changes.
After reviewing a few videos, the Christmas trees on hole nine should continue closer to the tee.
Elevation change on hole 18 should be +108 instead of +88 for an effective hole length of 774'
What actually happened to the land? Did it get developed in some way, or did it just get sold to someone who didn't want a disc golf course in the middle of nowhere?
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I just re-read this thread and I'm disappointed in myself for not pointing out earlier than this what great hosts the Boylan family was. You stayed on their farm for the weekend and all who played came home with stories about how well they were treated.
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Thanks to Sandy Steger Bodolay for these pictures of Boylan Farm.

The "famous hole 11" is the top picture.

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That's Brent Hambrick in the top picture and maybe Dr Rick 2 over from his right

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Lavone Wolf with the Champ and I think the head hanging down might be Johnny Sias. I also think that's Carlton Howard on the right.

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