Sunday, May 21, 2006

Seven is Done, Eight Is On It's Way

I worked on 7 the past two weekends and finished yesterday. This has been the most work as of yet and there are still a number of larger trees that need to be cleared. It is playable, though. Hole 7 is a long right-turning downhill fairway featuring a huge boulder near the pin. There are plenty of options for multiple pin placements. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the putting area.

At the tee. Fairway bends to right and down at the opening.

At the bend looking down toward the pin. Big boulder on right. Smaller trees will be going away.

Since I rented a brushcutter yesterday, I was hoping to fly through 7, 8, and 9. The darn thing kept stalling out so Brian and I returned it. I was bummed, so after lunch we played a quick 7 and all was good in the world. It's definately going to be a fun course.

Hole 8 is filled with saplings and I cut a good chunk of them down the old-fashioned way before calling it a day. This hole goes up through a valley of rock ledge and I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks when we're done.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Borderlands Gets Some Ink

Borderlands DG in Sharon, MA was featured in an article in the Boston Globe this week. Nice job, guys!

Read it now.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Buy a Disc, Support the Course

Support Devens Disc Golf

We have teamed up with Marshall Street Disc Golf to help raise some funds for our course. As long as you click the ad in the Links section (or above), 5% of your purchase is returned to DDG. Pretty cool! Thanks Steve!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Workday 1 is Done

Today David, Rob, Kiril, and Steve joined me on our first workday. We had a very productive day and cleared six holes and installed six temp baskets. It was amazing how the course took on a different dimension once the fairways were defined and we could see the baskets. After we finished a hole, we would play it, and each of us had varying success along the way. Some nice throws turned into "Oh craps" when they caught an edge and rolled and rolled and rolled down the hill. Just a preview of things to come, I guess!

Here are a few pictures of the day.

David and Rob work on Hole 2 (before and after).

Rob let's one fly up Hole 4.

Kiril doesn't like the looks of this shot, but wait until he gets over the rock.

Steve trims the fairway for Hole 6.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Nature Center Open House Demo

Stevie B. and I put on a demo last Sunday at the opening of the new Tyngsborough Nature Center in Tyngsborough, MA. There was a large turnout for the event and we kept the kids busy with putting and CTP contests as well as some general hucking. We had three baskets setup and had a group of girls that kept coming back to play more. It was great and lots of fun!

A few parents also tried chucking some plastic and we answered lots of questions on how to play, why we were there, and where were we thinking about installing the next course. (Steve is working on that part.)

It was really amazing to watch these kids who had never thrown a disc before get better and better with each throw. Phrases like, "I can't do this" were quickly replaced with, "Wow, look at how far that one went!"

Check out the future of disc golf:

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Go here for directions to the Hill. A few people have told me they'll be there. Looking good!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Our First Workday Is This Sunday, May 7

Our first workday will be this Sunday, May 7 at 9:30 AM. Please come and help out on this truly historic day.

If you have any lawnscaping tools, please bring them (chainsaws, bow saws, brushcutters, loppers, rakes, shovels, etc.). Please wear long pants since there may be a few ticks waiting for your skinny little ankles. Gloves, work boots, and hiking boots would be a good thing to wear too.

The general plan is to clear out the first few holes. I know it is prime DG time and there are only two days in a weekend, so if you can't make this one, there will be more, don't worry.

Hope to see you there. I'll post directions later. Let me know if you can make it. Thanks!