So cut to the chase Bob..when do we get Tees on back 9????
Not right now and most likely not till later in the summer.
Not what we wanted to hear, but it is what it is.
I will be happy to go into the various land use options that had been proposed and scrapped, but the bottom line is that when this is all said and done we will have a rock solid agreement with ACoE. We will have control over the course and we will continue to own baskets and tees. Again I won't bore you with cost sharing arrangements, but that is how some dams do it. Nothing wrong with it, but not what ACoE (or KDGC) wanted in this case.
So part of the conversation that went very well was a lot of the work we have done in last year as far as being a NH Corp and tax ID numbers is really going to help us now. We are charting new ground with this type of agreement as far as ACoE and disc golf goes. We are setting up a strong local org that will be responsible for the course and it maintenance and upkeep. ACoE will be a partner in this, but Keene Disc Golf will be the face of this course. And this is possible because we have dedicated members and a strong balance sheet.
But with this agreement is going to come some responsibility. We will have to go though channels to cut trees. We will have to deal with litter so our first 5 years are not our last. We will need to be good stewards of the property. We can't just build and forget. But also with this agreement will come some perks from ACoE, like increased parking down by Hole 1 and possibly improved parking at the top. (It sounded awesome) No time frame on either, but its on their radar.
In the mean time we continue to play and blame errant shots on poor tees and lack of pole sawing. League keeps rolling and our Tourney schedule is not impacted at all.
If you want to know more, lets play a round and we can talk about 4(d) rules, chain saw certs, deer yards, stream setbacks and more :-)
And that is where we stand!