Disc Up Shane,
No, I do not believe you are off base here, just unapprised. I will tell you what I know.
I cannot answer your question about where the money is coming from. I only have touched lightly on the Forest Park venture and that is because the course layout that the Traveling LAKERS
set up and played years ago was in the vicinity that is being discussed for a possible disc golf course. The LAKERS
are disc golf course junkies and we will play almost anywhere within a 3 hours drive, a 3 hours drive (though somehow, we don’t get the honor and fun of having you play with us much anymore, what’s up with that anyway).
have not had the benefit of going to Bridgeton and learning anything yet, but we plan on going there this Sunday for the nooner.
Is it club money? For a second time, I have no definitive answer but I would bet your
paycheck that the club is paying in some way. If not $$$, then maybe in hardware, manual labor, rent, preservation, & improvements. Just conjecture on my part, which carries no weight.
Why are all these new places going in, in St. Louis County? I would surmise that population base could have a part of this, more disc golfers in St. Louis City/County and therefore more disc golfers to get the ball rolling. In St. Charles County we don’t seem to have as many natives getting things moving, with the administration, so the rest of us can help out with the development of new courses. Or maybe it is just dumb luck of knowing someone in the right place with the city.
Why can’t we get at least one in St. Charles? This has been done, it is Lindenwood. Yes, you should be a student or alumni to play. This is just one more raison d'être to play with the LAKERS
, or call me
to play because I fit in those parameters. On a somewhat ironic note,
it is kind of anomalous that I am involved with Forest Park while I live in St. Charles Co., (Lake Saint Louis) and Don the Legend is involved with Bridgeton while he lives in Lincoln Co., (Moscow Mills).
After thinking about it that way, maybe the population base theory is a crock.
I have heard nothing about Saint Peters getting a course until now. That would be great news because I heard the one at 370 Park will not be going in now.
Finally, of course you have the right to object about how the money is being spent. Whether or not your objections will make any variation, time will tell.
Another option would be to firm up those aforementioned Saint Peters plans with the city, approach the club with details of what the city has said, and see what kind of co-operation you get from the club. Back in the days of getting Sioux some baskets, we borrowed some, thanks Bob W., then had raffles, auctions, 50/50’s, and money raising tournaments. As we got the money to buy some baskets, we planted those and Bob got his back. It was not to terribly long before we had 18 baskets. It would be great if the club could get 18 baskets in reserve, so that we could do this for each new course. Then the club would have a 1 time investment in baskets and all disc golfers who helped get the new baskets would actually be a small sponsor in our disc golf courses.
I know this has been a very long reply, but I wanted to let you know all that I know about what is going on.