I am being systematically destroyed by the poison oak from Humboldt. But before I head off to the urgent care center to get it looked at I will leave you with these thoughts.
The criteria for TDG courses:
It HAS to be 18 holes. At Sorosis we filled 15 of the 18 holes with groups. This may cause us to switch out Pier Park since they removed some of the baskets. That leaves us with 2 courses in the PDX area that we aren't using: Rooster & Horning's.
1. Rooster has a weird layout and we played it East then West last year. But we have 15 groups so that plan will not work this year. We would have to play it as an 18 hole course and that is an absurd walkout. Oh, and it was the single worst day of TDG I've ever been to in many years of playing TDG.
2. Team Disc Golf = FREE Hornings = NOT FREE. Facilities, are there any?
True Adair is not close, but it is a great course with superior facilities. I think that the extra travel is worth it for what you get at Adair. Just like I think that the extra travel was worth it to play Sorosis.
Here are my thoughts about Trojan and why it is so late on the schedule. Trojan now has tee pads and a french drain on hole 10 where the worst of the water is. I also cleared an assload of stickers from the walkout along the base of the highway, so I am expecting it to play much better than last year. The reason that I placed it so late in the schedule this year was to try and get the best shot at a true 'winter' course. If you haven't played Trojan when the water is frozen you have missed out. I am trying to schedule that to happen, but who knows what the winter will bring. If you are basing your view of Trojan on playing it last year in the winter, I think that you will be pleasantly surprised by the improvements. Maybe one of the Nation can chime in with current conditions?
If we can't play at Pier I vote that we play another round at Milo. The facilities are awesome, the course speaks for itself and it is the one course that can handle all of us AND the normal casual golfers who want to play. So if we get rid of a course due to lack of 18 holes (like Pier) then I say we should just add another week at Milo.
But I still want to hear your opinions so let em out!