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Thanks for inviting me to the site! It looks like fun!

I moved to my current residence in late November, 2001 with the intention of putting in a private disc golf course (as well as raise a family and so on). The house is on 20 acres on the north side of a drumlin (glacial feature) on the edge of the Kettle Morraine about 50 miles north of Milwaukee. The 'Ashford Pines' as been an evolving process, with two baskets being purchased in 2002, another 2 in 2003, 3 in 2004 and the final 2 in 2005. Fairway creation more or less kept up with the basket purchases, with the last three fairways being put in last spring. Fairway enhancements/improvements continue to this day, with probably another two years or so to get the last couple cleaned up like I want. Of course, the enhancements/improvements will probably never fully end, which is part of the fun.

The current course now has 10 baskets (the nine permanent plus my old portable), and 10 fairways that have two tees each to play as a 20 hole course (twice around) . Fairways do not cross, and plenty of distance between holes allows for very little chance of interference if multiple groups are playing at the same time. The course would accomodate 40 people (4 on each fairway) without problem.

I'll get some new pictures up when I get the chance. Perhaps I'll take the camera out this weekend.

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Comment by Tim Kieffer on January 16, 2008 at 1:28pm
I'm hoping the same with my sons. If nothing else, once they are a bit older perhaps their friends will want to come out to play a round and things may snowball from there. I do bring the scouts out once in awhile and let them try things out. Always have plenty of 150 class plastic to go around.

The bonfires out here are always fun and almost always needed. There's always plenty of brush piles that need to be cleared, especially with all of the White Pine that needs to be cleared out (blister rust problems).

Speaking of snowball, the course gets pretty much unplayable for a couple of months when the snow flies. New pictures of the current conditions going up now.

GO PACK! If you're watching the game this weekend, the temperature and conditions there will be about the same as here. We're about 70 miles south of Green Bay.
Comment by Richard Kinzer on January 14, 2008 at 1:37pm
I was wondering if you were experiencing the same thing with your boys that I am. My son started out somewhat interested (around 3 yrs of age), but now at 7 he isn't. I share the philosophy with you in that I'm not going to push it. Actually, I built my course never thinking anyone else would ever use it, besides myself. I enjoy having friends out, but it's not necessary. In fact, I had three other good friends out this Saturday. We threw a round, grilled burgers & chops & threw another round, then fired up a bond fire & had some brews and watched the fire. The nice thing about these friends and this course is we enjoy each other's company, play hard, but don't get too caught up in the competition.
I think there will come a time when my son will want to give it a try.
Comment by Tim Kieffer on January 14, 2008 at 10:48am
Definitely drop a line if you are coming up Wisconsin way. I think one thing all course owners have in common is that they like to show off their efforts! Perhaps the opportunity to see your Farm course is also a possibility.

My sons are now 10 and 8. They really haven't been hooked on the game yet, but I am hoping that it eventually takes. I'm doing my best not to push, and figure if it happens, it will have to be something from within themselves. We'll see.
Comment by Richard Kinzer on January 11, 2008 at 7:34pm
was interested in what you were workin' on Tim. I have a little entry up on the owners section too. Your's sounds much more substantial than my 'Farm' course. Does that son of yours partake of the course? If I ever have the chance to venture up north, I'd love to put an eyeball on it.

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