Post by originalcracker on Aug 31, 2006 19:08:03 GMT -5
I have been driving thru Windsor and Timnath quite a bit lately and have spotted some cool spots. I was in Timnath on tuesday and spoke with a lady in the town hall about who we need to talk with. She said that right now it's a little early(which is a good thing in my mind) to be talking about it. She did say that we should try contacting them again at the beginning of the year. The next time I'm in Windsor Town Hall I'll speak to someone there and get some contact numbers. I think Windsor would be good due to the fact that town is growing so quickly, and they are definitely friendly to ball golf, so perhaps they'll do the same with disc golf. Timnath has the possibility of being even better, just because it is in the process of developing. I think if we get in early enough, the more progress we'll make. I'd love to hear some feedback on this and any suggestions and or help with pressuring the town,POLITELY, into considering putting some land aside for one or more courses!!!
Post by CE Johnson on Feb 10, 2008 23:49:50 GMT -5
Anyone ever look into trying to get a course at Roland Moore Park? I was checkin' the google map on satellite mode, and it looks like there's plenty of room to run holes around the perimeter of the park. You could even incorporate the lake/pond in the NE corner of the park. It looks like a great spot and would also be useful to the nearby HS students. Anyone know of the park traffic/usage? I messed around w/ the mapping tools and laid out some holes. Click on the link and then on satellite view....the map gives you actual measurements of each hole. What do you think about the possibility of putting it in?
When I lived next to Rolland Moore Park I went out and threw stacks there all the time... It's a pretty heavily used park. Maybe not as consistently crowded as City Park, but there are a lot of people out there with their dogs and stuff. No more than Edora though, probably. There isn't enough room there for 18 holes anyway... unless maybe you carried the course over to the west side where it becomes more of a rough natural area... is it called "Fox... something?" It's definitely a popular multi-use park... and it seems like that makes it a no go. However, if that park was in certain other cities it would definitely have a disc golf course in it. When I was just in Tulsa recently, it seemed like every little city park had a course in it. It's always hard for me to understand the whole conflict with other park-goers thing... if everyone just acted in a respectful and responsible manner, then we could put a course in any park. Oh well.
Post by originalcracker on Feb 11, 2008 22:21:58 GMT -5
I was out there on Saturday with my skill shot and set up a couple of nice holes. It seemed fairly crowded, not too crazy though(wind was kinda blowin). I think it would be difficult, not impossible to get a full course in there(I think some of the holes Ocho put in are in tennis courts, softball fields, and playgrounds), but I didn't look all the way around the park. I definitely believe agree that running the perimeter of the park is/would be the best and safest option. If you follow the road all the way to the back, by the tennis courts, there are some great trees with slight ceiling and a creek/canal on the left. Beyond that are some spruces that make for a tough fairway(almost lost three disc's in them)to play. I guess all in all, it would all depend on direction of course, do you start from the back and go around or vice versa? On Friday I went to a small park, Avery Park, off of Clearview(?), off of Taft(kinda by the King Soopers). This park seems like a nice little community park, with a really nice section on the east end of it. Has a little elevation change, lake and a few smaller trees. Could maybe put a nine hole in there, I know, I know, we don't need another nine , but would it hurt? Kinda got to babbling, but just some ideas.
The south 9 holes drawn on the Rolland Moore Park are in a Natural area that is not to be disturbed. I ride my bike on the spring creek trail everyday that outlines the park and I have often thought about the lines in there but I think it is unreasonable for a permanent park. I could definately put 4 sweet holes in there though and mentally play them when I ride by.
I thought it was the disembodied spirit of the Disc Golf Association (DGA)... maybe doug thinks of himself that way... kinda like how Randolph thinks he doesn't have to mark his name on his discs because he IS "Discraft"
Post by originalcracker on Mar 25, 2008 16:53:38 GMT -5
Went out to Rolland Moore today and played around the perimeter of the park with my skillshot. I was able to get 10 holes in with little time to really come up with a good layout. There is a whole lot more land there than I thought. It seems that it would be feasible to squeeze 18 holes in there, although some holes would have to be "fillers," as DGA put it. It also looks like the holes could even have alternate placements. I didn't fully utilize the pond, I figure you could probably fit at least two holes on the pond; I only did one. Some holes would have to be pretty wide open fairways, but they could be made super long to compensate; could even rope off fairways for tourneys. This park has definitely got great potential, for an existing and well-trafficked park. I am gonna try and get out there on a really nice sunny weekend day to see just how busy the park gets. Every time I've been out there it's been an off day, or windy. I don't think I've ever been there on a "perfect park day." Maybe this weekend, not really sure. If anyone wants to give it a go, pm me; it's definitely a good time. It would also be helpful to have another opinion on placements, etc. Later
KC and I layed out a pretty realistic 9-Hole course out there at Rolland Moore. I think is all but impossible to put 18 holes there. We would never be allowed to use the natural area on the west end. Any layout would have to be very conscious of the other park users and most used areas. We probably wouldn't be able to cross any of the open field areas and we want to minimize discs going in the ballfields. We couldn' just play down and back along both sides of the creek because that is a very popular area with pedestrians. The layout KC and I came up with is a pretty realistic 9-holer that would result in minimal conflict. There would be some decent golf holes. We did the same thing with City Park, but I think the City will be reluctant to let us use those popular parks. It would definitely be impossible to put any more than 9 holes without taking over those parks entirely... which is unrealistic.
Roland Moore would be a nice area but it does get very busy during the softball and soccer season. There is a lot of room out there and should be a very feasible area to put a 9 hole course with alternate pin locations.