Kit Carson Construction Update
As the opening of the Kit Carson Disc Golf Course grows near, quite a few people have been asking about the status of the course construction. Well, all 18 holes already have at least one basket anchor in the ground, plus each tee has a concrete anchor poured and ready to accept the tee signs. Fortunately, most of the course is in areas with nice cut grass with very little brush clearing needed. Both practice baskets were left in the ground, so if you are in the area feel free to stop by and throw a few practice shots at them.
Last Saturday close to 20 Aces members showed up to perform some of the “grunt work” that was still needed, mostly on Hole 2, the one area of the course that was in need of some significant brush clearing. Due to the hard work of those in attendance, Hole 2 will be ready for play when the course is opened. The Aces thank all who showed up and chipped in.
Afterwards, most of the workers grabbed their discs and a couple of portable baskets and were rewarded with a tour of the course, getting a head start on “dialing in” the holes on this challenging layout.
Another work party is being planned for April 10, as there is still a lot of work to do. Remaining work includes planting of trees and shrubs, leveling tee areas, installing safety and warning signs, building the kiosk and various other odds and ends. Look for reminders of the April 10 work party on the Aces web site, the Aces PDGA discussion forum or other disc golf communications sites.
The Aces strongly encourage you to come out and be a part of this project. From the Aces perspective, this course will be unique in that we will have control over it and the events held there. That means no city fees, no competition with ball golfers, no asking permission to schedule weeklies, monthlies, team tournaments, whatever. It is quite an exciting milestone for our club. Come out and claim a bigger stake in it as others already have.
The Kit Carson course is scheduled to open on April 25th with a Grand opening PDGA sanctioned one-day tournament scheduled for May 8. Look for an announcement for online registration in early April.