I agree that it is a beautiful park.
Yeah, probably my favorite thing about that place.
I really like the Titan baskets too.
I'm glad. Its just something different than the DGA baskets that are everywhere. (Nothing wrong with them, of course, but something different can't hurt.) I do think they catch better than any basket I've used....but I rarely ever hit chains, so someone else's opinion might be better.
It seemed like almost every hole we played is a blind shot, which made for a very long round due to having to walk up and survey the hole before throwing. Not a bad thing, just takes time--more than I had.
I started noticing this right away when we were all out there originally. The blind shot thing always seems intimidating at first, but in the end...it makes for a better course. Your first round out there might be tougher, but then you know where you're going. To make most of the shots out there visible...you'd probably be eliminating some of the wonderful terrain. I.e.: hills, tree lines, shul, etc.
The current setup seems a bit unbalanced, it heavily favors the lefty, there are too many left to right shots, IMO (and I am a lefty). That's all I'll say about that, no bitchin' from the lefty, it's a lefty dream course. Let me know when there's a tourney there, Beeman, Greenleaf, and I will come mop up.
Yeah...it is unbalanced. And, honestly...probably more on purpose than not. Righty hyzers are everywhere, and although it favors my (and most people's) skills...it doesn't make you throw something out of the ordinary. I much prefer making someone throw something they don't feel comfortable with....and yeah, thats usually an ani. WAY less lefties out there than righties.
Now, that being said...there are alternate positions, and some of those holes will change when moved. But...it will always favor a left handed/flick thrower.
I'm confused about one part of the course----there appears to be an extra hole or something on the front nine, between 8 and 9. KC, hole 11 (that I thought was hole 2 at first) was the 12th hole we played. How is this?
Because you played it wrong. haw haw. The teepad you found was 8's short pin (about 150 ft. in front/left of where you threw, correct?). Not a big deal. Although I'm wondering what basket you threw to twice...
I liked hole 4, but I think that the champ tee is too far right. The slope of the hill on the right that forms the downhill slope/bowl is right in front of the tee, making it almost impossible to throw a low laser under the low canopy. If the intention was to take away that shot, mission accomplished.
Exactly. We kept going until you had to throw the exact low shot to get that right. Sorry....but, you know how Mr. Eng can be. (and I agreed)
I like the course, I'll be back to give a full review once it's done. Hopefully your projects don't get put on the back burner too long. I've seen that happen all too often when baskets are put in before all the work is done.
Just a couple Noteables:
1. I don't like where the posts (for tee signs, I assume) are, and I assume that disc golfers didn't have much to do with that.
Actually, besides one or two...I told him exactly where to put them. Which I'm quite curious why you don't like them. I tried to keep them all on the left hand side (if possible) about 7 feet away from the front of the pad. I didn't think anyone could really have a problem with that. Now, that being said. I've got to pour 9 more in a couple weeks. Where would be better?
2. The partial teepad on 5 is not level, and I suspect it's because it's built up on that little knoll, and it's already settling/tilting left to right. You need a better foundation or retaining wall like you're doing over on hole three for that tee, or it'll be all crooked in no time. I recommend scrapping what you've done on that one so far, and do it right.
Without seeing it, I imagined it would happen. (You should have seen it before we made him re-dig it.) I'll take a look and see what needs to be done. The long teepad for that one is going to need to be done anyway...so we'll look at it again in the fall.
3. I didn't see the course before the mowing started for the course, but it looks great and is very fair.
Holy crap, yes. The park has been very generous with their time allotment to mowing. They did more than i expected in some places, and not as much as I was hoping in others. There are a couple pin placements that almost become non-existant if mowing isn't happening more often. But....I'm just hopin' a local takes over that course maintenance stuff.
4. Some kind of temporary signage between holes (1 to 2 especially) would be awesome till you get the tee signs. As we were quitting on hole 13 or 14, somebody was coming up the hill towards hole 18, asking where hole 8 was....obviously we weren't the only ones to think that hole 11 was hole 2.
I've still got money in the budget for directional signs. They are coming. I'm taking time away from that place, and trying to gather a second wind to get back there again in the fall. I'm just sick of that place. But, yes...there will be signs up soon, and then we'll get to the directional signs as well.
Great job to everybody involved in getting that course in! Can't wait to play it again. It's a monster!
Again, glad you got to play it, and thanks for your input.