Big Creek - pre-construction walk-thru

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Big Creek - pre-construction walk-thru

Postby grodney » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:36 am

From the archives, the BEFORE and AFTER walkthroughs from the initial day of bush-hogging at Big Creek.

Hole numbers are in the descriptions, if you want to skip the walking.

BEFORE part 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54cvWBEw0II

BEFORE part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hliv0w0Xxkg

AFTER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLBxlo3adiI
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Re: Big Creek - pre-construction walk-thru

Postby Cydisc » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:40 am

It's striking how tall the brush has grown since then.
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Postby irban » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:45 am

Wow, the shule and trees look so low. It seemed so brushy at the time. Of course the crap weeds were worse I think.
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Postby SARG27044 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:12 pm

Wow. Thanx for posting. That looks nothing like the Big Creek of today...
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Postby grodney » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:56 pm

Seemed so gnarly back when we did it. I have barely seen it since -- I think just from the road in early 2007 maybe? I can't believe the pics on dgcr.
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Postby blkwizardsonny » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:31 pm

cool to see
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Postby QMikal » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:58 am

thats cool... very interesting to look back and see what i never had a chance to be a part of. and to see the size of the trees back then and the disc swallowers we have today. lol
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Postby Single L » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:45 am

When the video started and they said "now here's where hole 1's tee will be and that orange flags the pin" I almost crapped myself. I was in disbelief that that was the same hole .... I was hooked and watched them all. Such a cool video to have. Any chance you have pre and post footage of the freak? I would love to see what that hole looked like back then.

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Postby SARG27044 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:52 am

Single L wrote:When the video started and they said "now here's where hole 1's tee will be and that orange flags the pin" I almost crapped myself. I was in disbelief that that was the same hole .... I was hooked and watched them all. Such a cool video to have. Any chance you have pre and post footage of the freak? I would love to see what that hole looked like back then.

Well Done G-Money!!!!!
:lol: When I saw the parking lot, I was like where the hell is that at? Took me a minute...Did they ever use to do controlled burns out there? cuz its amazing how tall the schule has gotten. Everything seems to be 10ft higher and wider now.
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Postby Discgo » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:58 am

Who wants to play big creek after work?
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Postby grodney » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:15 am

I don't remember what the story was on the whole area where holes 1-9 are. It appears it was cleared at one point, but the state decided to let it go wild, apparently several years before we got in there.

I have BEFORE on the Freak, but no AFTER. I could upload the before -- although as you might guess, it's much like the rest of it.

If you have google earth, it has a cool Time Slider feature, where you can see historical aerials. The oldest image doesn't have very good lighting. I don't think our fairways are cut yet, but I can't tell for sure. Any trees in that area are extremely small. The next-oldest image is shortly after the course went in. You can clearly see tee pads and fairways, but obviously the "rough" still looks like my video. Comparing to today's aerial is awesome.
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Postby SARG27044 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:15 am

Discgo wrote:Who wants to play big creek after work?
:lol: I limit myself to BW and tourny rounds at BC this time of year. Cuz the P.I. has also grown 10ft taller out there since it was put in
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Postby really » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:22 am

Discgo wrote:Who wants to play big creek after work?


im out tonite but ill be up for a round there tomorrow nite.
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Postby bman12449 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:39 pm

We have 10 times the hours @ Big Creek then anywhere else. I made it my top priority the last 2 years i was course director. My vision was to clean it up without ruining holes.I remember some of the 1st rounds out there we used our putters 80% of the time to drive. I also remember going to see a Dr. for the 1st time about the ivy out there.

Rodney were u the course designer? We put Walnut, Big Creek, Ewing, and Waterworks in about the same time its like a blur to me.

Btw kudos to anyone that has put time into this course. Its amazing to me how many ppl have helped out over the years. I'd also recommend sending those cross country skiers to this video the next time they forgot there place.
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Postby Discgo » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:08 pm

To bad the DNR is not going to mow it this year. If you want to play it I would suggest doing it soon. Currently, the Des Moines Disc Golf Club paid to have it mowed for the First Class Challenge but does not have plans to mow it again this season.

If we can get enough interest in it we might be able to fundraise getting it mowed again this year. We would also need volunteers to help weedwack it.
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