Regarding Greenwood park, the ADHD summary is, Greenwood is never going to happen. Officially as of January 1.
First and most importantly the original plan is dead, this coming from DM parks and Rec. Jon Latch's original 18 hole design was rejected sometime last year. His revised 9 hole design has just been rejected by some kind of DMPR approved committee. Any kind of course going through the woods has been totally rejected. And for those that weren't aware we had already been told that tee pads and signs were prohibited. This kills any realistic hope of a course ever happening at Greenwood. Jon Latch is working on putting a few baskets in, but it will be on a very limited basis, if at all. Which leads to my second point.
In the November and December meetings of the club, we voted to re-appropriate the funds for Greenwood. (Effective as of Jan. 1) This means the club will not be contributing financially to any project in Greenwood park. Period. The club is not legally or ethically obligated to put money towards the Greenwood course. Frankly it doesn't seem likely the opportunity will ever present itself anyway. What good does it do for a non profit foundation like ours to sit on a pile of money for years and year?
So does this mean that we're now going to buy a gold plated golf cart for Joe to drive around while running league? Absolutely not. Everyone who contributed to Greenwood, whether through direct donations or by participating in our fundraising events deserves something in return. And since they were expecting a disc golf course, that is what they will get.
The club is working on finding a suitable location for a new course, with the help of DM parks and rec. It is our sincere hope that we can find a new course opportunity as quickly as possible. Once we have tacit written approval to put in a new course, we will let everyone know what they can do to help.
Finally, let me say how much I appreciate the support all of you gave this effort. I've been involved with this project both directly and indirectly for 2 and 1/2 years. There are others that have been involved for much longer. I can't thank you all enough. Please don't be discouraged, this isn't the first time we've faced rejection and it certainly won't be the last. If you want to discuss where we should focus our attention in the future, please let us know, preferably Mike Beeman (our course director).
Greenwood is on the agenda for our next meeting in January and will be replaced by a "new course" item in February.