So everyone knows, the baskets are in at West Lake Park. And by “in,” I mean they are permanently installed!
Right now, there are no tee pads or signs, but the baskets are out there and ready for play. The course is marked off with paint in preparation for the tournament this weekend. Also, we had a couple of the sleeves and concrete “adjusted” by some kids camping this last weekend, but we’re working on correcting that before the event.
I want to send out a HUGE thank you to Yeti (Jay Reading), who used his silver tongue to convince Harold Duvall at Innova to send us 24 Discatcher Pro baskets and defer billing to the park until after the tournament. This is not regular practice, but Yeti was doing what he could to help the tournament out and to help out disc golf in the Quad Cities. When you see Jay this weekend, make sure you thank him for his help with this.
We’ve also had a solid crew of folks helping us pour concrete for these baskets and do trimming. Be sure to thank the following folks for all their help this past weekend:
Alex Oehrlein (couldn’t have done it without this guy)
John “dirty old man” Resch
Steve Hurt (who showed us how to operate a cement mixer)
Josh, Scott County Park Ranger – the MAN
We also had a crew of folks out last night building the tee box for hole #5. Huge thanks to Dan and Chris Naab for bringing out equipment, tools, and materials and putting this thing in. More folks helped out with this project as well:
Josh, Super Ranger
I really hope I didn’t forget anyone’s name. (I usually do.) Each one of these people was integral in getting this course set up and ready for play this weekend. These courses don’t get installed by themselves.
We hope to have cement tee pads in July or August for both pro and am tees. Please get out and enjoy this course. But be mindful of picnickers in the fairways. We haven’t moved the picnic tables out of the way yet. Feel free to do so (provided they are not occupied), otherwise, we’ll make sure we do that in the next day or two.
Scorecard from last year’s event (the course is almost identical):