Almost 3 years ago to the day (Sept 27 2012) KDGC got the green light to start cutting, trimming, digging, sweating, bleeding, lugging, setting, and building our course. 3 straight summers of cutting this jewel out the wooded rough. 3 summers of more cutting than putting for many.
Many that were there at the beginning never saw completion. Many that now help have no idea how this got started. But here we are, ready to make the final push for tees on the back 9. And it just seems poetic to finish construction on the anniversary of the ACoE OK!
And the 3 years we are talking about...that is just construction! There were years before that just trying to figure out where to put it. Surry Recreation area and Robin Hood have both been in the mix at some point. I cant even count the revisions that were made to the current course before it got the OK. Flooding in the spring of 2012 brought about major design changes and made the area inaccessible for weeks. Before that dozens of walk throughs and meetings occurred. Fundraising for an idea is also never easy. But these guys pushed for years before they got the big thumbs up in September of 2012.
First a few cleared fairways, then some baskets, then a playable 9, then tees for those 9. Then 10 playable. Then back 9 fairways...and baskets...and now tees
Now its our turn. A lot of people laid the groundwork for this. Now it is time to finish this. Whether you have been along for the ride for years and cant count the hours you have put in...Or you just discovered Otter Brook this summer, WE NEED YOUR HELP for this last push. For you hearty souls that remember the front 9 tees, this will suck less than that, so don't be scared away :-) We have more club members, we have access roads, we have experience building Tees. we have the money.
And we can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
We need all kinds of help. From tee box builders, to grilling up lunch. From staining to tamping (dont know what that is? We have certified instructors...) Bottom line is WE NEED PEOPLE!
Give us a day, and at the end of that day I will give you one of the most beautiful courses in New England!
September 26th....mark it on your calander!!