Met with the parks guys today. On the docket was the proposal for laying down some concrete on the front 9 of the south course and maintenance on the reg course.
We will not be doing the concrete t-boxes, not now or ever. This course was intended for a one-time use (Outlaws) and the parks dept. has been willing to work with us on other events, but longterm this course will not be receiving any upgrades or improvements. Within 10 years the area used for the back 9 will become soccer fields. They want us to limit our events on that course to no more than 4 tournaments a year.
The parks dept has agreed to build 3 sided retaining walls around the problem t-boxes that continue to get dirt washed into them if they cannot successfully grade the area around them. This would include 3, 8,13 and 18. Some of those just need minor work. They have also agreed to power wash the t-boxes on a regular basis in line with our tournaments. This will remove the slickness when there is the smallest amount of moisture on them, which is sometimes dangerous. The will use heavy duty concrete cleaner for this. We have the approval to lay concrete on A hole and B hole at the clubs expense. Once this process is reviewed by there engineers they will give us the OK and we can go to work. Timeline will be within 45 days. After that we will get the course re-numbered 1-21. They want us to move up A hole t-box and get it out of the way of the cross country track that goes around that corner. We will be moving the t-box back about 30ft before the pour to keep the integrity of the hole and not make just another birdy hole.
On a sidenote they asked if we would be interested in taking on some learning events that they could publish to the public. This would consist of a set schedule of 5-6 classes for teaching and educating the people about disc golf. We have the resources in the club to do so and they will be in contact with us once they get there proposal together.
Gone but never forgotten, Ricky Wright.
What have you done for Disc Golf today besides play?