Hole 5 removed
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October 5th, 2009, 10:39 PM
February 20th, 2009
The WSDGA has a good relationship with the property owner and wanted to keep it that way. Hole 5 was just an O.K. hole and wasn't really worth saving. It's not like there was only nine holes to start with. The original ten holes was kind of a bonus to start with.
Back to the removal of hole 5, we had tried a few different things to deter discs being thrown over the fence. This has been an issue for a long time. But as time went by, the fixes were only marginal at reducing the problem. I was still surprised that discs made it over the fence. Throws that ended of over the fence were some pretty bad shanks or a perfect kick off a tree.
As for the property owners knowing about the disc golf course, the course was installed just months before the house foundation was poured. I'm sure they had already bought the house before the course was installed, but I was surprised how close the house was built to the fence.
On a good note: When we pour concrete for the last nine tee pads (soon), the alternate/long tee for the new hole 5 will be moved over and back twenty feet into the old hole 5's fairway.
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