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Willmore Park?

Postby Dooley Noted on Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:01 pm

I was driving by Willmore today for the first time in quite a while.. and I started the realize that it would be a legit park to fit in a challenging 18 hole course.

Has anyone ever thought of this? I would assume the main issue would be foot traffic (similar to Forest Park), but in all honestly, this park has potential to be very popular and challenging.
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Re: Willmore Park?

Postby clane on Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:34 pm

I live not too far from Willmore as well, and it is certainly a bigger park than most people realize. I haven't really taken much time to explore it in terms of a course though. I've considered stopping though. Want to meet up there and see what we can see? Matteo would be a good person to get involved in something like this since he has experience dealing with the city.
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Re: Willmore Park?

Postby Dooley Noted on Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:51 am

Absolutely dude. Let me see what my work schedule looks like for the the next couple days and I'll post on here.
I've got to close tonight, and I'm going out of town on the 23rd (Friday); but I have no idea what days I work other than tonight.. lol

Regardless, when we go look we should hit up JB before or after. Any excuse to throw is ok in my book... :D
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Re: Willmore Park?

Postby fairweather_fan on Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:15 pm

i highly doubt there will ever be a course approved for willmore park, much less the first DG course in the city, but a buddy and i who live by the park have 'designed' an 18 hole temp course (9 on the south part, 9 on the north) that we bring my portable basket up to play sometimes. let me know if you want to see some info/pics/etc. on the holes we've worked up, or play a round!

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Re: Willmore Park?

Postby Dooley Noted on Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:20 pm

Just out of curiosity, is there some specific issue the the city of St. Louis has with a DG course?

Do they believe it will generate too much traffic, or simply detract from the original park design?

I'm slightly confused on the matter... help? :?:
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Re: Willmore Park?

Postby rondisc on Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:46 pm

Figure out, how to make 18 killer holes in 1 park. Anybody can put in 18 a lovely holes that are kind, but, 18 hard holes of the bomb style are what is needed, and completely different 8-) 8-)


Ever played Centraila or the Ozark course?

No callin anybody/thing out but seriously there are other worlds out there.




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Re: Willmore Park?

Postby dischunter21 on Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:22 pm

if you build it they will come :D
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Re: Willmore Park?

Postby clane on Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:41 am

Ted I would like to see what you guys have figured out there.
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Re: Willmore Park?

Postby fairweather_fan on Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:35 pm

clane wrote:Ted I would like to see what you guys have figured out there.


i don't know how i missed this when you posted it, but...anyway, i guess i'll out myself as a super-nerd by posting some of our design docs and pictures.

here's the url of a slideshow of the south 9 (copy/paste into your browser)
http://s684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/fairweather_fan/willmore%20park/willmore-%20south%209/?albumview=slideshow

here the url for a north 9 slideshow
http://s684.photobucket.com/albums/vv209/fairweather_fan/willmore%20park/willmore-%20north%209/?albumview=slideshow

here are the google earth'd hole distances for the 'course':

SOUTH 9

hole1
white blue
a 564 674
b 591 701
c 508 618

hole2
white blue
a 267 357
b 388 478
c 437 514

hole3
white blue
a 252 n/a
b 392
c 490

hole4
white blue
a 645 540
b 693 574
c 695 538

hole5
white blue
a 432 445
b 528 541
c 591 604

hole6
white blue
a 326 420
b 450 548
c 573 671

hole7
white blue
a 636 n/a
b 615
c 721

hole8
white blue
a 346 521
b 405 568
c 445 612

hole9
white blue
a 466 560
b 629 746
c 764 842


NORTH 9

hole1(10)
white blue
a 267 353
b 252 441
c 365 469

hole2(11)
white blue
a 226 249
b 286 219
c 286 337

hole3(12)
white blue
a 303 419
b 359 489
c 425 512

hole4(13)
white blue
a 364 407
b 378 419
c 448 481

hole5(14)
white blue
a 495 461
b 533 576
c 722 682

hole6(15)
white blue
a 322 415
b 370 470
c 466 565

hole7(16)
white blue
a 325 478
b 365 529
c 396 583

hole8(17)
white blue
a 261 279
b 276 278
c 341 329

hole9(18)
white blue
a 550 625
b 631 708
c 754 814

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Re: Willmore Park?

Postby eupher61 on Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:02 pm

Ted, very cool.
once I'm at home I hope I can find the scribblings I've made at Willmore too. I only had 9 holes, but memeory says it's not too far from yours.

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Apparently the Parks commissioner for the city has something against the sport. A good red-level course (beginners, recreational) would be a great way to start. I'm not forgetting Matt's Carondolet at all.

The ideal sure would be to build an amazing 18 holes, but it may not be the best way to try and start. Heck, 3 holes in any city park would be a huge step.

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