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SO, we live on a cul-de-sac that has 6 homes. ONLY 3 of them are occupied, and 1 of those is about to lose its tenant. The DIRECT other side of our street is 9 open lots that the builder never got started before the Recession hit. I have been told by the HOA President that they are NOT going to build there now. So, the builder has walked away and the lots have grown Wild with Scotch Broom.
My 2 Boys and I frequently throw old beat Aviars out in the cul-de-sac for practice without hitting anything, or even coming close. Which brought me to thinking, why let this vacant space go to waste when I could put in a PRACTICE HOLE!
I paced off (VERY Approximate, I have VERY short Strides) 2 tee pad placements, the longest giving me somewhere in the ballpark of 250 feet, the short at 160 feet. All I would have to do is knock down some scotch broom and I would have a fairway. I have taken and marked some pics below.
I didn't get the Angles very well in the pics. For a RHBH thrower, the Short Tee would be a fairly straight to moderate Hyzer type shot. The Longer Tee would be more of the same, dependent upon Basket placement.....Which also brings in, I would be using a PORTABLE BASKET like a Mach Lite OR SkillShot. I am HOPING to get one of either for Father's Day... Wink, Wink. :) This would also give MULTIPLE movement options, BUT, THE COURSE I AM THINKING AND HAVE PICTURED IS WHAT I SEE AS THE SAFEST for not accidentally hitting a house, or vehicle. There is actually A TON of width on the side of the houses (left side), AND the side of the road (right side). We are a Private Subdivision, so traffic is not a deal at all.
I can do this for Basically FREE, and I would only have to walk 35 feet to go practice before I take off to the course, or just when I want to throw. Take a look at the pics and give me Y'alls thoughts. Sorry if the pics aren't that great, but Hopefully you can get the jist. The scotch broom is HIGH right now, made it hard to show my vision... :) Thanks all.
go for it! and if you let one get away from you and happen to break a window...
run away! the house is probably unoccupied anyway!