I have read that the Big Blue pads and settings will be played at the Wide Open (no mix). I do know that the pin placement on 1 will be moving about 20 feet closer to the pad, so that it is visible to the players as they tee off. I assume the new pin placement will be permanent.
Now that Blue Valley has officially been announced as a Wide Open course I am doubly motivated to it's beautification. I would like to put a few hours in this Sunday from 11-1. I could really use some help clearing honeysuckle from the fairways and removal of dead branches. If you have a truck and a hand saw you could really be a benefit to this course.
Maybe postponing an official workday for two weeks wouldn't be a bad idea, but I will be out there cutting tree shoots and taking out some honeysuckle bushes - there is soo much to do. If people want to come out, I will be there.
Thanks for pointing that out, I didn't look at the calendar before I posted. Maybe Sat. April 12th would work better, it would give everybody a peek at the course before the City of Fountains tourney the following weekend Sat April 19th. I will ask the people that show up this weekend what they want to do. I will still go up there and play a 20 hole rd. on April 20th though.
There is a big workday scheduled for this Saturday March 1st. If you can come out for a couple of hours it would be much appreciated. I will be out there @ 10, but the workday hours are from 11-1. I am organizing a disc golf Party on April 20th to be held @ BV. We will play 20 holes (Short BV + Long 17 & 18) To be invited all you have to do is volunteer out there for a few hours on the March or April workdays (or both). I hope to see you out there!
I do think people want to help make the courses better, but a little recognition never hurts. What if you could earn a spot at a club sponsored tourney by putting in some volunteer hours at a local course? A Earn your Green Free tourney. Or EARN mulligans, by volunteering, to be used at the first round of the club champion. Also, I agree with John - a nine hole course at Penn Valley would be a great way to go - better than an unused field.