Here's the story, he actually wanted Pleasant Hill to give him the money they were going to put into Doanes. We all met at Sleepy Hollow to talk about it. The main thing I wanted was to make sure he put up a decent course, and so I offered to help with the design and basically offer any resource the Des Moines Disc Golf Club had to offer and to talk about doing events there. I'm disappointed that he didn't use us at all and went with a very rookie design. It's not the worst course because the land is pretty good, but it literally makes every single mistake people make when they don't know how to design a course.
It's his business and he's been there a long time and the only one who is going to pay for his mistakes is him, but disc golf is a different entity than most businesses. Disc golfers generally try to do things for the greater good, like Shane, Chase, lots of TDs and other vendors. A few people make a buck here and there, but invariably we are all interested in growing and promoting the game. I don't think Sleepy Hollow gives 2 shits about disc golf other than to make a buck, which is his perrogative and I think he has a couple things that could pan out to be pretty cool, but as I said earlier I flat out forgot the impact this may have had on Doanes. I think Doanes as a 9 hole course would be twice as good as his 18 holer. But it shouldn't even be an either/or situation. They actually should enhance each other. They could actually help each other draw crowds. Doanes is a sweet piece of land and I hope it's not a dead issue, but when we first discussed it we were supposed to break ground on not just a 9 hole course, but an 18 hole course last Aug.