Black Mouse Update: 11-11-22

This update includes info on our progress toward reopening the course, the future of this website, and another reminder about the rules.

First things first: Great progress was made at the work day last Sunday. Special thanks to Logan, his friend Kip, and OG Dan for cutting up large downed trees that made holes 6 and 7 unplayable and unpassable.

As it stands currently, we’ll be able to reopen with 17 holes. Holes 2 and 3 need some more work to make 3 playable and ensure the safety of players on the somewhat shared fairway between holes 1 and 2. For that reason, we will temporarily tee backwards from the hole 2 tee to the hole 4 basket. Holes 2, 3, and 4 will be restored (and possibly with new basket locations for 2 and 3) as soon as possible.

A big part of maintenance moving forward will be to simply move debris piles downhill to locations where they can be chipped. Stay tuned for more on this and other future projects.

Rules Reminder

In figuring out how to best satisfy our promise to the district to create signage that reminds course users of the school premises’ rules. The decision was made to create new teesigns that will double as school premises rules signs. A draft example is shown below.

We had a volunteer show up with a dog and a 12-pack on Sunday. I won’t call him out by name, because he said he just didn’t know yet, but it gives me a good opportunity to address the rules again.

  • If school is in session or the school is using the space (for a cross country race or HS disc golf event), the course is closed for public use.
  • No smoking or vaping. Period.
  • No alcohol on school grounds. Duh.
  • No illegal substances. Duh.
  • Pack all your trash away from the course. We don’t want the janitors to come to work on Monday mornings and find full trash cans- especially cans full of beer bottles.
  • No pets, not even on a leash. Sorry about this one, but it is apparently a school safety things.
  • As sunset approaches, wrap it up. The course closes at “dusk,” defined as “the darker stage of twilight.”

We are still on track to have the course open for play before Thanksgiving. Stay tuned for further announcements.

Regarding this website, it’ll still be home to the SLVDGC and Black Mouse info. Possibly in the future it’ll welcome other clubs as well.

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