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Old 01-11-2009, 11:22 AM
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Default No local course? Make your own!

If you've read some of my posts before you've probably heard my sob story that the closest course to me is an hour away under ideal weather and traffic conditions. However, my house sits in the woods on almost 10 acres of ground so I took this challenge into my own hands. I've created an 18 hole course, around six basket locations, so I can play a nice Safari round right in my own back... and front yards. I haven't cleared off any additional trees to accommodate the course. Most of the holes are generally short. Several have blind tee shots to add some length. There's a good bit of elevation change on many of the holes too.

I'll post pictures of the course over the next couple weeks as I have time to update my photos. Note that I took all of the pics I'll be uploading this Winter so they look considerably more open than when there are still leaves on the trees.

I currently have three practice baskets... a red and a blue Skillshot and another home-made basket bought off of ebay a couple years ago, so I can only play 9 holes at a time before moving pin placements. I'm in the planning stages right now of making some permanent home-made baskets myself.

I hope that someone might enjoy the pics. And I'd be really interested to see what other discin' people do when they can't get on the course to play.

Thanks. Jim
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Old 01-11-2009, 11:52 AM
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Default Dixie Lee Disc Golf Course, Front 9, Hole #1

Here's the first picture. I'm hoping that the size of the file works out OK.
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:32 PM
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looks good..keep us posted
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Old 01-11-2009, 12:43 PM
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Looks good. Whenever I want to go DGing and cant (my closest course is 20 minute drive) then I just go out to the practice field and throw for awhile.
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:46 PM
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my yard isn't big enough for holes, so what i normally do is take my basket outside and just work on approaches and putting. that's plenty enough for me.
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:27 PM
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Jim,

I love that you are really doing this! It will be exciting to see how you end up with this!
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:42 PM
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Here's the first picture. I'm hoping that the size of the file works out OK.
Is that your front yard with long front driveway?!? Wow, nice property you are living on! I'm jealous!
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:46 PM
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I wish I had some property to do this. I would certainly make a course in my own yard, and I would also allow all registered users of PDGA or DGCoursereview to play it for free!
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:00 PM
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Love it Jimb,
Keep posting the pics, Id love to see what you've been working on. I think creating homemade courses is such a great idea and I love to see what others do. I live in suburban America so I have no room for a course ... lucky dog you, with all that land!
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Your living the dream...man I hate apartment life.
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