New course in Cambridge

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Would a course in cambridge be a good thing?

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New course in Cambridge

Post by Crabmonkie » Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:33 am

Hi all, I am currently planning a 2204m par 63 course in cambridge
Is anyone nearby, It is going to be located on common land near Grantchester, you can see the satalite on google earth, or one of the map sites just enter the fen causeway, cambridge and it is the meadows on either side that are going to be used.

I am going to be talking to the city council, and would like an idea of how many people are going to use the facilities on a regular basis, as I am torn between buying foldable baskets,and using target sticks. Or getting permanent fixtures. look forward to hearing from you.
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Post by West » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:38 pm

I don't know personally if i would travel up there much to play, but if there was a national tour there and camping facilities then i would probably travel up for the weekend :)

If you put up targets of some sort, then you maybe able to get a grant for more permanent chain baskets. This will increase people wanting to play there i would imagine.

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Post by madfrolfer » Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:16 pm

I would definately be interested in seeing the site you are talking about. I live just outside Cambridge, and have been looking for a good place that the council might approve. I will be in France this weekend for a tournament, but if you have some spare time next week maybe you can show me around.


Side note: if you plan on just using portable baskets I doubt you would need council approval. But you would need enough people playing so that there are watchful eyes on all the baskets otherwise they will 'walk' away.
Permanent baskets would be ideal, but depending on the location (and money available), trees and such might be a better option for now.
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Post by West » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:07 am

I tried putting in the location in google maps and couldn't find the satalite :(
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Post by bruce » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:32 am

Look for ‘The Fen Causeway, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2’ on Google maps and stick it in hybrid mode. If those two meadows on either side of the Causeway is where Doug’s talking about, the ones full of trees with the river running alongside, that looks like an awesome location 8)
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Post by Village » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:44 pm

I was stuck in traffic along there (shocker) about a month ago, it looks ideal for DG.

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Post by West » Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:21 am

Lots of trees, along the side of a river ... looks great :)
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Post by richard » Sun Sep 10, 2006 3:42 pm

The crew at Croydon would certainly make the trip on occasions. Its good to see another potential course on the cards.

I have had lots of dealings with the local council here in Croydon and would be happy to advise if you need it. get in touch if you want tazric@tiscali.co.uk

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Cambridge Disc golf map/distance sheet can now be viewed

Post by Crabmonkie » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:13 pm

Hi Guys I have now uploaded the course map and distance guide for your viewing pleasure.
Please visit this link
https://www.web-a-photo.com/pictures_ad ... mID=119788
(to view copy-paste to your address system if unable to link)
if email/password required these are garratt2@vodafone.net, and crabmonkie
any comments/feedback would be greatfully received as I want this to be our course not just mine.
I will probably stick a few more in the album as work begins, of some ground/ hole shots, etc.
Thanks alot Doug
p.s please let me know if the link works, as I can't find anywhere that allows open access (I have tried flickr and it won't let me upload them)
p.p.s thanks for the tip Bruce see you at the autumn equinox
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Post by bruce » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:15 am

Yea, that one requires membership.
Try Web-a-photo, they're free and allow non-members to view albums.

Cheers

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Post by Crabmonkie » Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:44 pm

:lol: I would just like to say thankyou to bruce, travis and anyone else who donated discs to cambsdisc (that is what I am going to call my course), and also thanks to everyone at Croydon, especialy Jerry for making a gorgeous fish supper, for giving me some great feedback and ideas for the course.

I am thinking of hosting a bring your own basket tournament at the club, if anyone is interested please PM me or stick it on the forum

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Post by jet_jedi » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:19 am

awesome :D

I've moved back to Cambs recently, so I'm definitely interested, and would play there.

I am currently talking to a Parks chap at Oxford about a possible basket course there (see the Oxford DGC thread)-would be interested in your discussions with Cambs council, so keep us updated with progress! :D

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Post by Crabmonkie » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:20 pm

After playing the course on Saturday, I have changed it to a 24 hole par 72, measuring 1664m, the map and distance table can be found in the previous link.
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Re: Cambridge Disc golf map/distance sheet can now be viewed

Post by TheGroover » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:38 pm

Crabmonkie wrote:Hi Guys I have now uploaded the course map and distance guide for your viewing pleasure.
Please visit this link
https://www.web-a-photo.com/pictures_ad ... mID=119788
(to view copy-paste to your address system if unable to link)
that link doesn't work for me. Any ideas?
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Post by Village » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:05 pm

the link works, but the website doesn't.......
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Post by bruce » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:12 pm

It's because he's posted a link to his admin area, and we don't have the permissions to view it
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Post by Village » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:19 pm

D'oh!!
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Post by Crabmonkie » Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:46 pm

if you look below the link I have included my username and password so just put them in

these are garratt2@vodafone.net

and crabmonkie,
try going via the homepage if the admin section doesn't work

give that I try and if you still can't access it let me know
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Post by Steve » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:52 am

If its just a picture you want hosting use:

http://imageshack.us/

and save yourself the hasstle of handing out your login names etc.

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Post by Crabmonkie » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:48 am

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above are the links for my distance record, and course map


Edit: fixed it for you Doug - looking forward to playing the course. Steve
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