cydisc11895 wrote:How about going ahead with the 9-hole plan, concentrate on ecologically sensitive design and construction practices, let people get used to the course and realize it's a good thing. At that point, if it seems like the right thing to do, an expansion can be proposed.
Steve is right on the mark with his statement and this is exactly where we are now heading: An extra eco/neighbor friendly nine hole course. The big thing that we are going to have to do was very well outlined in Becky's post, gather up lots of disc golf supporters to balance out the detractors (that likely don't understand disc golf very well to see it as such a threat) at the next meeting! If we can do this then we will have a good shot of getting the park board's approval to go ahead with a nine hole installation.
I should mention that the P&R is interested in installing "more attractive" baskets than the standard galvanized that we were set to donate. So we will likely be purchasing some blue (or possibly green like we gave away at The Worlds in 2004
) baskets for Greenwood. Yes, that means we will "still have" the 18 club owned baskets available to search out another locality that is interested in partnering with us to install an 18 hole course! Win/Win.
I plan to continue to lead the charge on this project and appreciate any and all support that people have given, are giving, have offered to give, or are planning to give to this worthy project! Greenwood park desperately needs a fun activity like disc golf that is suited for people of all ages to help make the park more vibrant and alive. An activity that can pull the neighborhood kids off the couch and out into nature. Keep the faith and we will one day be able to enjoy a round of disc golf at Greenwood park (as I have personally been looking forward to since the very first time I played disc golf at Greenwood 15 years ago)!