« on: April 07, 2010, 11:39:18 pm »
From a future disc golfer after his first official Smithville eventâ€¦
I wrapped up my plans with the wifeyâ€¦told her we could go to Smithville for the weekend for the Smithville Open Disc Golf Tourney. She could go shopping downtown with the girls while I played disc golfâ€¦.all weekend, on 3 courses, with water all around us. Then later on that night, we could rent a boat or ride on my buddyâ€™s pontoon. He promised to have us back to shore in time for the concert to startâ€¦right there near the disc golf course. Needless to say- she was pumped!!
Everything fell right in place. Smithville had pre-arranged with us and they knew we would need a campsite, tents and firewood. Iâ€™ll be damn that once we got there, everything we were promised was there waiting for us. Instructions were clear where to parkâ€¦hell I didnâ€™t use my car all the rest of the weekend.
The concert was a blast and the new amphitheater they built is awesome! Beer was flowing, reasonably priced and under control. To see the stage, with all the boat lights behind it and right down on the waterâ€¦pure magic!
We knew there was going to be some glow action that night after the concertâ€¦they flipped a switch on stage and lit the whole course up for night playâ€¦never seen that done before but was the most fun we have ever had disc golfingâ€¦night or day!
We got school bus rides for everywhere we needed to go. Showers, beach, practice course, real courseâ€¦here again on 3 water front courses. (Did I mention showers...with hot water?)
The tourney was flawlessly ranâ€¦not sure how this course got that good that quick but damn that was fun.
Sure am glad I helped Dan build this thing. I got my Year Parking Pass just for volunteering and helping put this course inâ€¦hell I would have gladly paid the $40 to come in! I cannot believe thatâ€™s all they charge for how nice the place is. I hear that mow every week out thereâ€¦thatâ€™s unheard of in the big city these days!
Ohâ€¦did I mention all the Pros I saw while I was there. Hell we all ate together 3 times a dayâ€¦all included in the tourney price. Nice bunch of guys when you get them in that atmosphere.
Thanks Smithvilleâ€¦I will be back next weekend for sure! I hear next weekend it will be setup in Shoreline Drive modeâ€¦all 18 holes right by the water. Insane!!!
You guys ROCK!!!
PS- Whatâ€™s all about the rumor of three more courses you are putting in on the North side of the Lakeâ€¦tell me itâ€™s true!!! 6 championship disc golf courses, on the same lakeâ€¦some on pinch me because I must be in Paradide!