Thanks to the work of a whole bunch of volunteers, three new holes have been added to the course at Lincoln Park! They are all in the back portion of the course, and currently have natural tee pads marked by an orange-painted timber at the front of each pad. Signs are still forthcoming, and concrete pads should be in place next year. The new holes fit into the flow of the course like this: 1-13, A, 14, 15, B, C, 16-18. Also note, the pin placement has changed for holes 10, 12, and 15. New scorecards and maps will be available at the course shortly.
Enjoy the new variety! Three more holes are being planned for this fall, making an upcoming total of 24 holes.
On Sunday, April 19th (after the 10:00 AM round is completed) there will be a DISC PARK CLEAN UP
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE!
Afterwards there will be hot dogs, baked beans and chips for the participants provided by the
Charlotte Disc Golf Association
Anyone that participates will receive a certificate for $3.00 OFF ANY PURCHASE at
SKIDMORE’S VILLAGE CYLCE SHOP
**Your local source for Disc Golf Equipment**
Just a quick note today. I just drove by the course and saw that the fence that was such a pain to throw over on hole 10 is now removed. I don’t know about you but that is great news to me!!! They also cut a hole in the fence by the parking lot so you can walk from basket 18 straight to your car. No more walking all the way around to get back. Just wanted to throw out those updates.
Dave also writes:
I’ll let you all know when the official “ribbon cutting” is if you want to show up. They are having Doug Dippel’s mother do the cutting. He was a disc golf enthusiast that was hit by a vehicle and killed out on Lansing Road near the bowling alley within the last year or so. The “Friends of Doug Dippel” donated around $2500 towards the back 9.
The ribbon cutting will be a pretty short ceremony. I’ll be there!
I installed the last of the number plates last night by about 9:30. (Note the plates were donated by your favorite disc golf/bike/skateboard/vacuum shop…….well I HOPE it’s your favorite, or at least in the top five) The plates came pre-drilled with mounting holes most of which worked out really well but some did not line up with the pre-drilled holes in the posts so that they would face the T-boxes. Some of them I was able to drill a single new hole in so they could be rotated 90 degrees and they lined up fine. The ones that bug me are #3, #5, maybe #6, and maybe #12. If you get down and play let me know what you think of how the plates are aimed. I can pull them off and do a re-drill with two new holes to aim them perfectly if you think it would look better.
Amy dropped this off based on my sketches. Look them over and tell me what you think. We can still tweak them if you think they need it. I will be at City Hall for the Parks Advisory Board meeting tomorrow so if you could let me know….
Click “reply to all” so I can get your responses at my Spartan address on my Treo and get the info to Amy as soon as possible.
Amy is going to get the baskets in as soon as they get locks. It sounds like they have locks with a common key at the city parks and they want these to have the matching key – but they only have 6 locks on hand. She hopes to have the other three in the next day or so. I’ll find out tomorrow night.
I lost my light blue Discraft “Venom” on #18 today left of the line to the basket stake. Keep your eyes peeled. I looked for way too long before I gave up. It will be days before my shoes are dry….
Good afternoon all!
The T pads are poured and the pipes are in the ground for the baskets. In a couple days after the concrete sets they will mount the baskets and we will be good to go. They also pulled the short chunk of fence from #11 and cut down the tree from 16 (I think it’s 16?) Nick was going to get some mowing done for us too.
I actually played the back 9 last Saturday (and took a bit of leeway on my score due to conditions) and I think the course will be sweet as laid out. Amy sent me a sheet to draw in each hole layout for the signs. If anyone wants to walk it and help sketch it in let me know! She’s going to use the GPS to get the distances for the score card and to lay out the map.
We are soooo close!