Course Update

Course Update

Postby RedBird88 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:06 pm

The Butterworth course should be mostly completed by the end of May at the latest barring some unforseen problem. The city had to wait till May 1 for the new budget to kick in to finish the work. The city has all the baskets in hand and assembled, all the tee pads and pin locations are marked out and ready to be installed, and the Parks guy in charge of the project is itching to get back to work on it! The city is doing all the work with the exception of a little light trimming on one hole, so thanks to the guys offering to help out but they've got it all covered. The signs will be the last thing that gets done and probably wont be there when the course opens, but will follow soon. (They will install all the posts for the signs, but a little more money needs to be raised to finish with the signs at this point.) More details to come as they become available.
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Update

Postby RedBird88 » Mon May 12, 2008 3:18 pm

Just wanted to pass on the latest info on the new course! Six of the first nine tees are in the ground and the other three are framed and will be poured between now and Thursday. The city wanted to get the course playable right away so they went with a combination of longs and shorts, one tee per hole at first. We will drill the holes and install the pins and sign posts on Friday, so if everything goes well and the weather cooperates, the course should be playable this weekend. All the baskets are assembled and waiting to go!
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Postby RedBird88 » Sat May 17, 2008 4:18 pm

The new course at Butterworth - "The Pond"- is now open! We installed the baskets this morning! All the baskets are in the long positions and should be a fun challenge for everyone. It's a nine hole course, but three of the nine play over 400 feet from the longs!

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We still have some work to do: some of the tees need to have some minor clean-up done around them, as well as some trimming on a couple of the holes. (In order to get the course open as soon as possible, the city only installed one teepad per hole at first. They plan to come back and get the second set of tees in as time permits.) Hole #6's short pin route still needs to be cleaned up so you can get into the fairway, but that wont take long. The posts for the signs are in and the local volunteer group is coming up with a design for a CFR disc to help raise funds to pay for them so I'll pass that along when they get it ready to go.

One thing that needs to be completed is some plantings behind the basket to seperate #6's long pin from #7's fairway. It is pretty close to #7's fairway, but the basket had to go there because we werent allowed to put it on the "sledding" hill. The city didnt want the kids sliding over an exposed sleeve in the winter, or sliding into the basket itself.

The city wouldnt allow any cutting of new routes in the woods at all so we came up with some fun holes that take advantage of what the park has to offer. Hope everyone enjoys it!

Here's a link for pics of the course as well as a scorecard with the distances for each hole. http://quadcitydiscgolf.com/Courses_Butterworth.html
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