Gone for the Winter

Gone for the Winter

Postby Peil » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:33 pm

I helped a local Eagle Scout (Andrew Lovgren) design and install this 9-hole course last year and for some reason the City of Belmond feels that they need to pull the baskets during the winter months. Apparently it's winter in Belmond because when I came home from work today the baskets were gone. It took them until late spring to bring the baskets back out so who knows when they will be back. Just thought I would let everyone know in case they were up this way and feel like playing this course.
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Postby calvarycoffee » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:06 pm

that sucks.

winter i can see pulling them. but it's that first nice day of spring when the're not there. . .
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Postby Abe Froman » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:28 am

thomas park(legion park disc golf course) will pull the first 2 baskets in the winter cuz people sled down that hill. u still have 18 holes after that tho
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Postby Peil » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:45 am

At my home course in Coulter, we have to pull the basket to hole #1 because the city has to pile snow right there. (I'm not sure why they can't pile it in the empty lot right across the street but whatever.) The thing about the course in Belmond is that there is no reason they would have to take the baskets down. The park isn't used for anything else.
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Postby GDL17921 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:46 am

usually they do it to prevent people from walking on the terrain during the wetter months to prevent excessive erosion. Is there a lot of elevation on the course?
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Postby Peil » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:04 am

GDL17921 wrote:usually they do it to prevent people from walking on the terrain during the wetter months to prevent excessive erosion. Is there a lot of elevation on the course?


That's a good thought but the park is completely flat. The only thing that I can think of is that they take them out in case people snowmobile down there. Wouldn't that hurt?
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Postby GDL17921 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:09 am

yes it would. Flat courses suck anyway....i.e. Eastern Ave in the QC, Waterworks in DSM, I wouldn't miss it, unless it was the only course I had access to play. :?
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Postby Mount » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:12 am

Eastern makes for a decent tournament round though. Or you could play it from the longs.
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Postby Peil » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:30 am

The three courses within a half hour drive of me are all flat. Hopefully as we introduce more people in the area to the sport we will be able to build a good course on a nice piece of land. The course in Belmond isn't a bad course. I just don't play it very often. Only the occasional round during my lunch break.
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Postby GDL17921 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:02 am

Mount wrote:Eastern makes for a decent tournament round though. Or you could play it from the longs.


Not really, and the only tournament I can think of ever being there was last year's team event, and Chase's glow thing a few years back.

I do want to play the longs there again, once the tee pads are in. I'm not into natural tees much anymore. DSM has spoiled me. :lol:
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Postby Mount » Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:28 pm

thats ok cuz we will have concrete on the longs before long
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