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New course to go in this spring, beginning with 24 Chainstars and eventually expanding to even more. Will have cement tees and signs. On a former ball golf course that's gone unused for years. You have Bill Gilbert of A3 and the owners of the apt. complex to thank.

We (me and my dad) just laid out the first 10 holes this morning before the blizzard began on the 2nd (his 3rd) walkthrough. Not set in stone, but a few are pretty surely completed. It will take almost no work beyond putting baskets in the ground once the design is done.

Hole #2 will be 1,000 feet long. There are 2 small ponds, with baskets on the edge and shots across them in the design already. Lots of wide open spaces, large pines, no tall grass and no rough.

Check out the recent pictures tagged as Lakeshore and Ypsilanti.

Any local interest in fundraiser discs? Who would commit to buy one?

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Fantastic news. Thanks Ben, Terry, Bill, and curiously visionary apartment complex owners (do these people play? if not, let's get them a few discs!)

I'll commit to a disc.

What is it with you guys and course work and snowstorms? I'm still digging snow out of my boots from the last time at Mary Beth Doyle and that particular foot of snow. (Kidding of course. I love it that 'disc' doesn't stop just because of the weather.)
Well, Ben surprised me this morning. I was up, but not expecting to hear him for hours, when he bounded downstairs just before 8 and said, "Let's go get some design time in before the snow starts."

We got about an hour in before the snow started. We left and got home just a few minutes after the storm really hit, Good timing.

It's nasty out now! But you know that :)
Count me in for a few.
I will help install baskets Ben I'm pretty good at it now
Will some of these be par 4s and 5s with all this room?
Oh yeah, not much in the way of hazards to work with, but the wind+ a 1,000 ft hole and a couple 500' holes will make for par 4-5's.

We just tentatively came up with "Lakeshore Bunker Bombers" as a club/course name.
And, I have a working name for the course which I think will please the apartment complex management: 'The Ponds' at Lakeshore, with a second course to be built later called 'The Woods' at Lakeshore. A one-bedroom apartment here is, I think, at about $550 a month. I'd say this course (especially 2 courses with 24 holes each) would make this an attractive rental location for many disc golfers. It'd be like getting cheap rent for a nice place where you can walk out your door onto one of the courses at Hudson Mills.

Below is an image of a rough cut at the first 18 holes. You can see a larger image here. And you can read a description in words of Holes 1-10 here. Note that there is as much property below what you can see here, but not displayed in this image, as there is displayed in this image. But it is rough and will need some clearing work.

Being off work, I am always looking for things to do.. If you ever need some help on either this course or MBD let me know.
Our problem is being too busy to organize helpers. My work week has been way over 50 hours recently (not complaining). That plus the snow made having a shot at spending an hour or two there last Saturday a last-minute decision. If the club decides that it wants to install 24 this spring, then I think we'll need to go into the woods for the next six, so there will be tons of clearing work to share. Installing this first 18 will be a snap with only some minor hand-clearing of some of the saplings that have grown up around the two ponds, to enhance the 6 or so holes that bring the water at least somewhat into play. (And there is a stone outline around each pond which will be the actual OB, so it is very clearly defined, which is nice.)

Cassidy Mayne said:
Being off work, I am always looking for things to do.. If you ever need some help on either this course or MBD let me know.
Terry and Ben,

"Lake in the Woods" is ten minutes from either my work or my house. I can't wait to have another great local course in the area! This seems too good to be true with all the new good new courses less than a half hour from home. (Indy lake, Brown park (M.B.D.), possible expansion of Rolling Hills, the Ponds,etc......) Please let me know where I can be of assistance.
where in ypsi is the course located. What are the crossroads. It sounds like the greater ann arbor/ypsi area is going to be the disc golf mecca for michigan.
I am going to have to get my girlfriend to move to Ann Arbor when she is done with Grad School.

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