Brengle Terrace Park Close to Opening!
We’re getting close! 16 of the 18 holes at The San Diego Aces Disc Golf Course at Brengle Terrace Park are scheduled to be opened for play on July 14. The remaining two holes require a large amount of brush clearing and will be opened a few weeks later. The 16 that will be open are the result of vigorous effort by a relatively small number of volunteers who have spent many weekends pouring out their blood, sweat and tears for this cause.
There is still work to do. Two tee boxes need to be constructed entirely, six others need to be topped off with DG and compacted, four basket sleeves need to be installed, plus a large amount of cut branches and bushes need to be chipped. Assuming we can accomplish all that by July 14, we can open. After the opening we will install the tee signs and start on the last two holes.
Why only 16 holes you ask? The short answer is lack of volunteers. Our agreement with the city requires us to complete the course within 6 months of its signing. There is only so much progress a handful of people can make each week and the city is losing confidence that we will finish. They are pressuring us to get it open for play.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
This weekend, June 23-24 the park is hosting the Scottish Highland Games and we will not be able to work. But there will be a surge of activity after this weekend. Please contact either Jeff Nichols, firstname.lastname@example.org, 760-484-7020 or Courtney McSherry,email@example.com, 760-453-6321 and commit to a time where you can spend a few hours. Planned work days are 6/29, 6/30, 7/1, 7/6, 7/7, 7/8 and during the week before 7/14 as needed. It’s a good feeling to be able to say “I had a part in creating this course”, worth missing a few rounds of playing.
Also, if you have access to an industrial grade wood chipper, plate compactor or chain saws, that would be very helpful. These items are expensive to rent. If you have a good contact with an equipment supply business, we can make them a tee sign sponsor in exchange for use of their equipment.
We are collecting tee sign and other sponsors. If you or a friend owns or works for a business that could benefit from tee sign advertising space while supporting a community project, please ask them if they can sponsor a hole. Brochures describing sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Jeff Nichols.
Once you see this place you will understand why we have worked so hard to get a course here. I think golfers all over San Diego County will love this course.
Jeff Nichols, President
San Diego Aces Disc Golf Association