La Grande and Union County have purchased land from a local timber entity and designated most to a recreational area. A group of disc golfers have put forth a proposal for an 18 hole course in the area(see pic).
Our proposal includes 18 baskets with alternate positions and concrete pads. The area is a forested with meadows and has little underbrush. Some concerns for the area is the pressence of horses and mountian bikers using trails that cross the proposed course area. The first proposal is this tuesday, the 18th, in the Joseph building in La Grande. We are going to try and fill the room with local disc golfers to show our presence to the commitee. We will include all of the pledge forms that are turned in by then and continue to show the commitee all the support form other disc golfers that are interested in a new course.
Because this is still in the proposal stages, we are gathering pledges to show community support and a general idea of usage. I have attached a pledge form that shows any support that would be donate. The fundraiser events will most likely be disc golf tournaments, with the first in the planning stages(perhaps a disc marathon...). This form has a comment section that I would like to see filled with any good stories about disc golf and the benifits to the community and users. As of now with the pledge forms we have unoffically(because we're getting permission for land use at the meeting tuesday
) been donated five baskets and had support for some pads and signs.
A article will be posted at http://lagrandelife.com
. and a short video of Union county golfers gettin' down can be found at http://lagrandedisc.blogspot.com
Thanks for all your support,
MERA(Mt. Emily Recreation Area) Disc Golfers