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May 8th, 2010, 08:20 PM
May 4th, 2010
So I played through the new People's Park layout today at the fundraiser. While I did enjoy playing new holes today, I still rather enjoyed the older and shorter layout better. I originally believed the purpose of the People's Park course to be a more beginner friendly course where amateur's can build up the experience they need to keep up on longer courses like High Bridge and Downriver. So what happened?
The new layout did not do much to address the issues mentioned in earlier posts. In fact, I think there were more blind spots and issues with the new layout in terms of friendliness to non-player park users. It seemed to me that this layout could much more easily result in injury to people that you can't see. At least when it was short, you could see the entire hole and the vicinity around the bucket to be watchful for others.
My other gripe is with the West Plains 5. The walk is long and forces disc golfers to contend with motorists driving around blind corners. It just isn't the safest way to do things considering that the holes there are all short anyway (exception 17).
I believe the first layout offers a great experience for newer players in that the holes are short but also technically challenging. I think it forces players (beginner and intermediate) to tighten up their shots and focus on control rather than power. I demand that the first course come back!!
On another note, I would like to hear an update on the fundraising for baskets at People's. I would love to see baskets in the near future and wouldn't mind helping with fundraising efforts if this would speed the process along.
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