Lincolnshire, IL 
Olde Mill Park Share
Uploaded By: Clonan   (Taken 1/2012)
DISCatcher 1 Infront of the childrens playground

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 Practice Area

1    8/14/2012   8/14/2012
Review By: #19325
Played: 345  Reviewed: 177  Exp: 16.7 Years
Pros: If you are traveling east on 22 Half Day Road you cannot turn left. This is a 3 basket practice area. It's located in a very small but very nice neighborhood park.

There are 3 very nice Innova Discatcher baskets.
Cons: I'd say this is a great practice area but it's not. One basket is right next to the playground. I was there and a family was using it. I could not throw to that basket.
The other basket. The other basket is located right next to a small basetball field and pushed right up against a row of rough. The other is right on the edge of a soccer field.
Other Thoughts: If no one is using the park this is a good practice area. If you are local this would be a good place to come out and practice your putting.

I wish they had an informational board that explained disc golf. I have a feeling other park users have no idea what the baskets are for.

 Bad idea

1    1/29/2012   1/29/2012
Review By: mashnut
Played: 828  Reviewed: 775  Exp: 15.9 Years
Pros: The baskets are in a nice little neighborhood park. The dispatchers are brand new and in nice shape. It's nice to have this kind of exposure to neighborhood kids, hopefully it gets a few of them hooked and going out to the real courses in the area. I would love to have a few baskets in a park in my neighborhood to get in some putting practice or throw around a little when I had limited time. A couple of the baskets have small drop-offs next to them, you can practice putting with a little elevation.
Cons: This is a very dangerous place to put these baskets. One basket is within a few feet of a playground, throwing at it from any direction makes it pretty likely that you'll overthrow and end up in the play area. Another basket is directly behind a small baseball diamond, throws to or from it bring the field into play making it pretty unusable if a game was going on. The third basket is basically in the outfield of the baseball diamond. On a day where anyone else was using this tiny park it would be difficult to throw anything longer than a putt and not have major safety issues. The baskets are too far apart to make them very interesting to throw back and forth for kids or people just starting out, and that distance increases the risk of errant and dangerous shots.
Other Thoughts: I love seeing practice areas popping up, it's good exposure and a great place to get some short game practice without being in the way on the course. I wish they had chosen a safer location and one that was usable even when other people were in the park.

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