I'm completely with you...and I think that part of the park is ideal for a championship caliber course.
- Now, that being said: I just rode around with the park guy yesterday, and we were discussing what mowing needs to be done...and this time he wasn't as keen on all of it as he was originally. (He says that he's already staffed 5 days a week, and might not be able to afford another 1/2 day of mowing out there.) I'm meeting with the actual worker next Tuesday, to get a feel for how long a time-frame he believes it will take to mow the extra amount needed for our design.
- We've got a couple solutions if we run into any problems, and hopefully we won't have to change much of the design (if any), due to park maintenance problems. I had gone over this, pretty extensively, with them before, and we had already "tweaked" our original design thoughts a ton. But, I thought we had eliminated this problem.
****Note: The mower they use out there mows paths of 16' wide. So, a couple passes here, a couple passes there...you've got yourself a couple tight (yet fair) fairways.
- In the end...it might just come down to what the city wants to do. When they contacted me (us, really...I don't want to exclude a few others) they asked us to put in a championship course, as they didn't want another Fulton or Folletts. But, they did make some guidelines that we had to abide by. Hopefully they'll stay true to their original intent...
- If (and hopefully ONLY "if") they decide that they will not put more money/time into mowing efforts, then the course might have to settle to be a beautiful course...without as much challenge as we'd like. But, maybe that is what Clinton needs first, anyway...who knows?
- Cross your fingers