Possible Champoeg Tournament
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August 4th, 2009, 08:56 AM
August 28th, 2008
As for History of the tournaments at Champoeg, Roy Van Houten ran what was then the longest running tournament in the State. The Oak Grove Open ran for 20 years. At that point he thought that 20 was enough and some else could take over. I beleive the last Oak Grove Open was at least 5 years ago.
As adding new holes to Champoeg, I believe Roy has submitted a plan to add 3 more baskets yearly for the last 10 plus years. Only to but his head into a wall. The Park will not budge for any extra land (and I mean ANY). The only possibility would be to rework the course. This has already been done in the past to get to the 15 holes that are there now. I would hat to see this happen again.
As for the new Ranger, there is a new ranger, but the old ranger was promoted and now is the new rangers direct supervisor and any changes would have to go through him.
Having ran an Oregon Series Event and helping Roy with the Oak Grove Open at Champoeg. The insurance question was just starting to be an issue. The funds we had to come up with was Renting a Shelter and part of the park. Some of these funds were waived for our volunteer work and or purchasing the players pack discs from the Friends of Champoeg. The disc with the Champoeg seal on the disc.
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