Sheila and I enjoyed a visit from Chuck Kennedy
at our home last night. Chuck is one of the more experienced disc golf course designers in the world, as well as a creator of the PDGA ratings system, member of the Disc Golf Hall of Fame
, etc. He was near the tail end of three weeks on the road, during which time he had been at the International Disc Golf Center
near Augusta, GA at the Spring Summit of the PDGA Board of Directors.
We walked Chuck around our home course, BRATS, and he and I played a couple of rounds at Ann Arbor's Bandemer course
, which I designed last year with Pad Timmons of Discraft. I played terribly, but it was such a pleasure to see Bandemer through Chuck's eyes. He had several suggestions for course improvement which I will be implementing there this summer.
Chuck manages, BTW, the Disc Golf Course Designers group
. If you are serious about designing disc golf courses, you need to join that group (small fee) and get access to its discussion list and other resources.
I had to go to work this morning, but Sheila didn't. So as I headed in to town on my bicycle, she and Chuck were headed to Albion to play the new course there at Victory Park
that will be one of the courses used in the PDGA Pro/Am Worlds