HELP Needed for NORWALK course

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Postby grodney » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:59 am

Wow, sorry I missed that.

This would be the spot where I make fun of me.
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Postby irban » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:12 am

Back to the sleazy dick jokes...

Official Norwalk course beer? Also could be used as a nickname, except it sounds a little gay pornish.
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Postby ghstinshll » Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:27 pm

Irban, that's friggin hilarious!!!! 8) :lol:
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Postby mattmelcher » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:05 am

I got the chance to play the course a few times this weekend. (But not as much as Gary!)

It was good to see several people out playing. Just a reminder that we are not yet finished. There are benches and trash cans and signs to install, grass needs to grow, and a bridge needs to be built. I know those will all be done in short order.

Here are a few thoughts on how the course plays:

WIND: The wind seems to blow - a lot. It is named Windflower Park and having lived next to it for several years I can attest to the fact that the winds blows - a lot. It seems to affect nearly every shot you take. The park has several trees, but there is no wooded area.

CREEK: This thing seems to eat discs. The good thing is you can climb in and get your disc back, the bad thing is the creek bank and bottom are muddy and in some places it is very steep. The creek is in play on 10 of the 12 holes - some more so than others.

Hole 4: This is where we need to build a bridge. Right now you have to jump across the creek to hole out. For most people this isn't a problem, but some of us have bad backs and bum knees. You can walk around to your left - and the extra walking is good exercise. Be patient until the bridge is built and don't jump if your not certain you can make it.

Hole 8: While the hole is pretty straight forward, you need to be aware that just beyond the basket the drop off to the creek is steep. The bank is very muddy and there is a deep hole in the water - so deep you will have trouble seeing your disc if you make a poor shot. If it goes in here it will require a real effort to retrieve it. I've already seen a few land here.

Hole 10: If you choose to play on the left of the tree you will bring some peoples' back yards into play. Some of them have dogs. Some of the dogs are BIG. If your disc lands in someone's back yard I suggest you walk around and knock on their door and ask to retrieve the wayward disc. Let's them know that disc golfers are respectful of their property.

Hole 11: Same as hole 10 with the backyards and dogs. With both holes I don't see this as a huge issue unless the wind takes it or you make a bad throw. One other thing on hole 11 - right now the ground is really soft around the basket - muddy in places. As things dry out it wont be a huge issue. Just something to be aware of, especially after it rains.

Since the ground may be soft or you may be going into the creek to get a disc, you want to throw an extra pair of shoes in your car. Just a thought...
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Postby GDL17921 » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:34 am

Thanks for the tips, and great advice about retrieving discs from the neighbors yards.
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Postby ghstinshll » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:58 am

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Postby puppetmaster » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:53 pm

VERY< VERY nice post Matt. Thank you. You might want to copy and paste to the Norwalk fourm too.
Talked to Nancy this morning and I told her that I was going to pour two more pads; the first one will be a long on hole two and the other will be a short on hole three. I will dig them out I hope this week or maybe next and we will pour them the first chance we get when we start our street patching so this part may take up to two months (the boss wants to start crack filling) but I will put gravel in them and pack it so you will still be able to play from them if you would like. This will make it an 18 holer if you play it like;
1
2 short
3 short
4 short
5 short
6 short
7 short
8
9
10
11
12
2 long (13)
3 long (14)
4 long (15)
5 long (16)
6 long (17)
7 long (18)
the only problem I see is it is a prutty good walk back to the parking lot from hole 7 basket, but I think its worth it.
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Postby ghstinshll » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:58 pm

G, you continue to amaze!@
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Postby mattmelcher » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:41 pm

Gary -

I don't know if it's possible but what about putting a short (or long) on 12?

You could put a long back by the fence, straight back from the current tee, maybe to the north. (This would cross the play on 11 so I don't know about that. You could put a short to the north of the current pad on the other side of the trail. Again, I don't know how these locations would impact play on 10 and 11 and I know that is something that would have to be looked at, heck I don't even know if it's possible, or even if you would want to. 12 is a pretty cool hole as it is so you may not want to mess with it at all. I make the suggestion to address finishing on 7 if you played 18 as you have suggested below. But then again, there's nothing wrong with walking.

I'm glad to see that you are considering adding 2 more pads to make it an 18 holer.

Matt

mtldetect1 wrote:VERY< VERY nice post Matt. Thank you. You might want to copy and paste to the Norwalk fourm too.
Talked to Nancy this morning and I told her that I was going to pour two more pads; the first one will be a long on hole two and the other will be a short on hole three. I will dig them out I hope this week or maybe next and we will pour them the first chance we get when we start our street patching so this part may take up to two months (the boss wants to start crack filling) but I will put gravel in them and pack it so you will still be able to play from them if you would like. This will make it an 18 holer if you play it like;
1
2 short
3 short
4 short
5 short
6 short
7 short
8
9
10
11
12
2 long (13)
3 long (14)
4 long (15)
5 long (16)
6 long (17)
7 long (18)
the only problem I see is it is a prutty good walk back to the parking lot from hole 7 basket, but I think its worth it.
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Postby ghstinshll » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:01 pm

matt, I'm pretty sure those have been looked at - but the 11 long would interfere w / 10's play...
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Postby ghstinshll » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:26 pm

Gary, Matt, you guys ok w/ playing w/ my kids on Weds?
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Postby puppetmaster » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:28 pm

Matt, I'll look at 12 again , the next time I play. I dont want to go longer though because if a disc got lose (JASON) :lol: :lol: :lol: the people on 11 would have to wait more, because I believe that they would wait for you to tee off then have to wait again (JASON) :lol: :lol: :lol: and the thing I might worry about making a short is if someone would tip or just fall off at tee off (JASON) , and they would be in the creek. although the more I think about that, (if you didnt feel like DGing, you could just grab a beer a watch people (JASON) fall into the water and mud) see, life is good :D
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Postby mattmelcher » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:29 pm

ghstinshll wrote:matt, I'm pretty sure those have been looked at - but the 11 long would interfere w / 10's play...


I figured as much - I know you guys thought things through...I just wanted to toss that out.

2 long and 3 short would both work well in my opinion. You could make 2 really long and put it north and west of the playground equipment.

In the end, if you played 18 as Gary laid it out, walking back from 7 would be just fine - and i'm everyone would play 11 or 12 again - just for fun.
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Postby therealJT » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:36 pm

you could just grab a beer a watch people (JASON) fall into the water and mud) see, life is good :D
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i never fell in the creek... you came closer than i did and i believe you have played out of the creek more than me. :P

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Postby irban » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:49 pm

I get the feeling that Norwalk will end up as the most tricked out course in the state. You guys will probably have benchs and disc washers on every hole, beer carts, a club house and secret decoder rings by the end of the summer.
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