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Old 04-21-2021, 08:30 PM
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My favorite story was a course that went in while I was still working in parks and recreation. It was two towns over so I called, told them I had a lot of disc golf experience and asked if they needed help. They said they had it covered; they had a staff appreciation party and during the party they gave each staff member a Frisbee (the cheapo giveaway variety) and let everybody walk around and design a course. Then they picked their course design from those staff submissions. I'm dyin' if I'm lyin'.
I have had a similar experience locally fairly recently although your tale is way funnier. I try to do design work close to home for free if I can. A parks department nearby was installing a course and I offered to lay it out for them. I know that at first they thought I was trying to sell them something but I assured them multiple times that although this is what I do for a living I was volunteering to help them out gratis. A parks employee with no dg experience laid out the predictably bad course. Now they want me to help them fix it- ugh.

The parks departments who don't know any better are nowhere near as aggravating as the companies getting paid hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more) to design entire parks who toss in a disc golf course designed while sitting at a computer by someone who has never played disc golf instead of taking the effort to either hire a pro or at the least have a dg person on staff.
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Old 04-21-2021, 08:56 PM
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I have had a similar experience locally fairly recently although your tale is way funnier. I try to do design work close to home for free if I can. A parks department nearby was installing a course and I offered to lay it out for them. I know that at first they thought I was trying to sell them something but I assured them multiple times that although this is what I do for a living I was volunteering to help them out gratis. A parks employee with no dg experience laid out the predictably bad course. Now they want me to help them fix it- ugh.

The parks departments who don't know any better are nowhere near as aggravating as the companies getting paid hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more) to design entire parks who toss in a disc golf course designed while sitting at a computer by someone who has never played disc golf instead of taking the effort to either hire a pro or at the least have a dg person on staff.
The Master Plan consultants used to irritate the bejesus out of me. "And over here you have room for some soccer fields." "Uh, did you not check the topography there, or do you not know what soccer is?"

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Old 04-22-2021, 02:05 AM
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The Master Plan consultants used to irritate the bejesus out of me. "And over here you have room for some soccer fields." "Uh, did you not check the topography there, or do you not know what soccer is?"
At my old job we (safety) often served as intermediaries between the engineers/project managers and facilities maintenance staff. Even though they were in the same department.

On one renovation, one of the facilities folks told me (with great glee) that an engineer needed to visit the job site but couldn't find it. To the engineer, the job was just lines in a CAD program. He had never actually laid eyes on the building.

So I have no trouble believing that a Master Plan consultant had never visited the site to make sure the proposed soccer fields did not include cliffs, gullies, and maybe a stream or two.
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:08 PM
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The Master Plan consultants used to irritate the bejesus out of me. "And over here you have room for some soccer fields." "Uh, did you not check the topography there, or do you not know what soccer is?"
This makes it very important which direction you wish to go in the first half.

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Old 04-22-2021, 02:10 PM
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On one renovation, one of the facilities folks told me (with great glee) that an engineer needed to visit the job site but couldn't find it. To the engineer, the job was just lines in a CAD program. He had never actually laid eyes on the building.
Too much engineering has effected my disc golf game. But you are not wrong.

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Old 04-23-2021, 09:30 AM
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Word on the street is that the company developing the whole place has handled design... map appears a bit... cluttered.
That's unfortunate. I live across the street from the park and we have a course in the neighborhood which was designed by the developer, it's obvious they hadn't played any/much disc golf before.
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4/13/22 drone flyover. A good look at the disc golf course at about the 5 second mark till 45 second mark.

I see the tee pads and not much else.



Here is a new video, no shots of the disc golf course but amazing how much the leaves have spouted in 2 weeks and how much the athletic fields have grown.


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Old 05-31-2022, 08:07 AM
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They've started to install the baskets (cement tees and signs are in), looks like they are DD Veterans.

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Old 07-02-2022, 07:10 AM
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I've seen just about all the tee signs, below are the lengths for each hole (A/B pins in feet). Pretty mild elevation changes, 100% wooded, large cement tees, white DD Veteran baskets. My guess it'll be open sometime this month.

1- 257/176
2- 279/192
3- 359/234
4- 285/215
5-
6- 294/207
7- 290/215
8- 336/189
9- 252/201
10-
11- 430/289
12- 245/185
13- 215/211
14- 423/301
15- 302/205
16- 345/236
17-
18- 297/220

A pins - 4,609' (for the 15 holes above), should be close to 5,500' for 18.
B pins - 3,276'

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Old 07-19-2022, 06:26 AM
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They've posted a course map with hole distances at the kiosk near hole 1. Most recent update from the county says they are doing more light testing in August so looks like it will be August or September before it's open.

1- 257/176
2- 279/192
3- 359/234
4- 285/215
5- 310/235
6- 294/207
7- 290/215
8- 336/189
9- 252/201
10- 467/345
11- 430/289
12- 245/185
13- 215/211
14- 423/301
15- 302/205
16- 345/236
17- 280/227
18- 297/220

A pins - 5,666'
B pins - 4,083'

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