how did it go dan?
Meeting went real well! Thanks for asking!
1. The â€œBuild It and They Will Comeâ€ concept.
2. The "Club House" concept- play 9 holes, back to the parking area for whatever reason, then the back nine, wrapping back up at the parking area.
3. The Volunteer concept.
4. A Concession Stand â€“ Pro Shop that could help fund the project.
3. The budgetâ€¦this will more that likely not become a reality until 2010. (Unless we can raise $20,000 before that)
4. Looked at several maps and pre-determined where a course should go based on parking, desire for beer/alcoholic beverages, views of the water, not bothering other patrons of the park, restrooms, etc. (I do believe we have 2 or 3 killer areas that would serve very nicely for our game and allow for all the â€œmust havesâ€ listed above!)
5. All areas we are thinking are based on the â€œPay to Parkâ€ concept. $5 per car or buy a yeary pass for $20. I told him I did not think the **$20 would be an issue if the course was designed perfectly, the mowing schedule, the noxious weed eradication, and all the 500 details were in place. (Benches, trash cans, signs, etc)
**The yearly pass could be dealt with by thatâ€™s the first perk you earn as a volunteer.
6. I asked about play ground equipment and every time they put in a play ground, it costs $80,000 to $100,000. They have several playgrounds within the park system. I wanted that idea to put our request into perspective. We can build a perfect course for $20,000 or so.
Thanks to Rick at Disc Gold World, I gave Mike a lot of documents on how to build a course, and why itâ€™s important not to skip the design faze. Types of baskets, plans for T-boxes, how much room to allow per hole, etc were all coverd in the booklets from Rick (thanks Rick!)
We do have the luxury of seeing how some of the other new course have been put inâ€¦some good and some maybe not so good. Addressing all areas of the sport now will allow us to put in a perfect course from the beginning with no surprises for anyoneâ€¦us or them.
I do have a map image that I will post here. All you designers can take a stab at your ideas for the course. Maybe we can meet at some point to discuss the design concepts and possibly get a real course designer involved and give him (or her), based on the pre-concepting stage ideas submitted by you, a chance to see what they can come up with.