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This just hit within the last week.. and today all the big news channels launched a bit of a sharp angle on it.. because it is questionable as a help for stimulus. Personally, I am a veteran of such an expensive course .. Rose Park.. www.Motodom.com/RosePark.html (Though $500K of construction was donated! Yeah!) So I am an advocate.. just sad to see the topic comes off as some sort of whipping joke wrt stimulus package.

Today it hit, ABC, CBS, FOX.. ,no doubt more drama to come...

Disc golf course project causes a stir

http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.nuwireinvestor.com/...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,488264,00.html

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Trey McKelvey said:
Mark Stephens said:
That is because for that type of money 1-2 jobs is not really that good of a return on an investment.

At my local pay to play course there are approximately 15 people employed. You are forgetting grounds keepers and security guards, besides the 5 pro shop attendants. That in itself is a good stimulus for the economy, Creation Of Jobs.

The City of Austin only forecasted 4 new jobs for this $800K pork belly...
Our club could use 10K of that
I haven't gone online to look at stimulus items yet. But I just got another alert of another "Frisbee Golf Course," proposed in Florida(?) that someone is whining (in a letter to the editor) about. It looks like the uneducated public is now equating DG courses with pork. IE it doesn't increase jobs. Which I tend to agree with. I'm not a big fan of creating any spending that doesn't increase jobs.. and true enough, DG courses do not seem to pass the smell test on creating jobs. On the other hand.. of course I am all for it if it is going to be part of a bad bill. IMO, a bad bill is made a little bit better with every DG course it helps to make.

Anyway, there seems to be one or two of these critics popping up in papers every day across the country.
Letters: Stimulus bill looks like farce : Sioux Falls Argus Leader - Sioux Falls,SD,USA
http://www.argusleader.com/article/20090219/VOICES09/902190319/1057...

What silver lining can we make from all this stink? Anyone have any ideas?
Mark Stephens said:
Well the silver lining would be that any publicity is good publicity.

I guess so, though like Ben mentioned at the beginning, if we are going to be taking this in the rear so much, it would be nice(?!) if they would get the name right... and call it Disc Golf and leave off the Frisbee term.. (although, then people may not know what the hell is being talked about!) lol
www.Motodom.com said:
I haven't gone online to look at stimulus items yet. But I just got another alert of another "Frisbee Golf Course," proposed in Florida(?) that someone is whining (in a letter to the editor) about. It looks like the uneducated public is now equating DG courses with pork. IE it doesn't increase jobs. Which I tend to agree with. I'm not a big fan of creating any spending that doesn't increase jobs.. and true enough, DG courses do not seem to pass the smell test on creating jobs. On the other hand.. of course I am all for it if it is going to be part of a bad bill. IMO, a bad bill is made a little bit better with every DG course it helps to make.

Anyway, there seems to be one or two of these critics popping up in papers every day across the country.
Letters: Stimulus bill looks like farce : Sioux Falls Argus Leader - Sioux Falls,SD,USA
http://www.argusleader.com/article/20090219/VOICES09/902190319/1057...

What silver lining can we make from all this stink? Anyone have any ideas?

I read that argus article and I think they may have been confused on the location.

...or.....Do you have another link for that 'Letter to the Editor' in FL mention?

STIMU-PORK!!
brett@sickdisc.com said:

STIMU-PORK!!



"The Flight of Pigerus"
May as well provide this for all to see.
(I first went to the Recovery.gov website and found nothing like there is on the following website)

VIEW EACH STATES PROPOSALS:
http://www.stimuluswatch.org/project/by_state
Check this one out....complete with "comments"

http://www.statesman.com/opinion/content/editorial/stories/02/05/02...
Here's something from the Southeast National Tour Site.

http://www.sndg.org/forum/read.php?2,135334,135350
I didn't know this "Frisbee Golf" story made it on to the front of the Wall Street Journal TOO!
How about the list from a NYC Madam of the 9,800 CEO's and Investment Bankers that were using company credit cards for $2000/hour prostitutes and writing the expenses off as things like "roof repair" and "office furniture". The NYC district attorney said he was not going to prosecute any of them. Maybe the Wall Street Journal should focus on that huge wide-spread theft that happened in their town instead of things that are possibly going to be done elsewhere.

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