So, here we are 30+ years after this course opened and now we must say goodbye. Since our awesome government folk can't manage their money any better we lose out on a historic course and beautiful park. The sad part is there is really nothing we can do. The city is $20 Million in the hole this year, and they think by closing this park and saving $180,000 this will help out. It's like one drop of water in a 50 gallon drum.
For 30 years we have held the FATPAD (Fling-A-Thing Pro Am Doubles). Through the years some big name Pro's have come to play in this. I personally got to see Juliana Korver in 2005. Also we have held the Fall Disc Golf Open here for 30 years. This also has had some big names show for this tournament. Most Recently Jay and Des Reading came an dominated
This course was the 5th course installed in the U.S. The baskets were made by Steady Ed himself. All but one of those baskets still remain. Unfortunately 2 years ago someone stole one of the baskets. Anyways these baskets are very nostalgic in the eyes of many. My question is what would people pay to get there hands on one of these? I'm not saying that they are going to be sold because the LDGC does not even know if we can get our hands on them. The City is acting as if they are the property of the City of Louisville and God only knows what they will do with them. I know that there are a lot of collectors in disc golf and was just wondering what someone would pay for one of these baskets. Keep in mind these are 30+ year old baskets, that have been spray painted multiple times and played on for 30 years. They also were designed for Super Class sized Frisbee's. Many times in my career I have seen discs fall out the bottom of the basket. That was until someone used string around the bottom of the basket to help catch discs.
Below are 3 pics of the Baskets................
The first 2 are Eddie Whalen, local golfer and owner of RTS (River Town Spirits), who has sponsored many of the tournaments at this park. He is placing his CTP on top the basket after Aceing hole #10
The 3rd is of Brad Alexander, also a local golfer how has helped with this course over the years.