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MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:52 am
by rhatton1
MODS#7

Back at Cold Ashby with a slightly rejigged course, we will be playing down the mountain on hole 16 with an extended 15 turning into a par 4. Hoping to use the lake as hole 18 and getting rid of one of the filler holes to make this a truly epic beast of a course.

It should be the grand opening tournament for the course, thrashing out the details over the next couple of weeks. There will be a large media push before and after.

Course will be open to play probably Friday and Saturday afternoon/evenings - green fees will apply.

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:39 pm
by rhatton1
Registration here - please register early to let us organise better!

http://www.discgolfuk.com/disc-golf-uk- ... day-series

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 10:59 am
by rhatton1
Sign up sign up.

Looks like we will be able to camp at the course Saturday night. If you fancied making a weekend of the 19th it's Sian Lee's birthday celebrations so it would be great to come and join her. Fully stocked bar open till 11 ish, a fantastic course to play saturday afternoon, camping and then the competition on Sunday. What more could you want?

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 12:09 pm
by rhatton1
Apologies if there are any broken links to registration out there, above link is correct.

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:29 am
by rhatton1
the great news confirmed on Friday - this will be the Grand opening event of the Cold Ashby Disc Golf Course.

There will be a press release going out this week and we would love to get as many people out to the competition as possible.

I had a last scout around the MODS course layout on Friday and it was looking stunning.

We will remove hole 10, the one around the path, and add in instead hole 15 a 200+ meter downhill par 3 - easily aceable.

The hole before - old 15 - will become a par 4 playing up the golf tees, to have any chance of a a 3 you will need to attack across the OB stream onto the old green - the tee will be moved forwards slightly to make this more achieveable

After looking at it again, I'm not having a drop zone on 7 - i can handle people having an easy putt for the OB 3, I want them to go for the long ace run - love the hole as it is, the tee will be moving back slightly onto the cut grass out of the rough. Still easily within range with a putter or mid.

the tee of 18 is being moved slightly so taller players are not disadvantaged (sorry Ivan! i realise I need to take my midgtetness into account for future designs!). Unfortunately we still aren't being allowed to use the lake as the finish hole - one day Rodders, one day!

I want to say a huge thank you to the 40 players involved last time - pat yourselves on the back for the way you went about the day as it had an effect on this course being installed. There have been some issues between the regular golfers and the footgolfers at Cold Ashby but the owners had members coming up to them to sing the praises of how the Disc golfers had conducted themselves and to suggest that maybe Disc Golf would be a better fit.

The course will be open to play in the late afternoon (2 or 3 onwards)/evening on Friday and Saturday (when the golf loop is closed)

We will be able to camp at the course on Saturday night at £5 a head, there is a wedding going on in the function room Saturday night so we will probably pitch tents at the top of the drive rather than by the clubhouse. The bar and restaurant will be open separately till late and then the clubhouse reopens at 7 in the morning. Please let me know in advance if you plan to camp. payment will be straight to Cold Ashby on the day.

Food options will be the same as last time, order and pay in the morning before the round. There will be breakfast available in the clubhouse from 7 onwards.

The lunchtime event will be a basket pyramid shootout. 3 on the bottom, 2 on the middle, 1 on the top and then a Precision basket at the top. Players will have three discs each 2 points for the bottom 3, 5 for the middle, 10 for the top and 25 for the precision.

Big giveaway time! If you get a disc in the precision basket you will win an MVP Black Hole Pro Basket worth £169.99 (if more than one player achieves this there will be a playoff for the basket)

The current plans for the course at Cold Ashby will be 3 different loops, a beginners course, a white level course and then the longer blue level course which will be almost the MODS course we will play on the 19th. For the times the course is closed (mornings for golf) I am planning a 6 hole short course around the clubhouse and surrounding area so Disc golf should always be playable. Discs will be hired out from the clubhouse. I'm also hopeful of having hole 3 play through the woods by the stream rather than the fillerish hole at the moment up on top. Will need a few trees cutting but I think there is a good hole in there.

I also have a Gold level course in mind for future events where the footgolf can be closed for a weekend.

Any questions please let me know - please sign up before this Thursday if you can so I have plenty of time to order prizes.

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:12 pm
by Jester
Hi Rich, what time is the player's meeting on Sunday please? I couldn't see it on the invite or reg form.

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:33 pm
by BOF
Oh, Jester.
You and your failing eyesight!
It's clearly written as 9.30am under the heading 'schedule'.

<shouts>IT'S TIME FOR YOUR WALK AROUND THE GARDEN SOON, THEN IT'S FISH FINGERS AND PEAS FOR TEA - YOU LIKE THAT, DON'T YOU? IT'S YOUR FAVOURITE.

THEY HAD THAT NICE MICHAEL MACINTYRE ON THE TELE LAST WEEK.

LOVELY WEATHER WE'RE HAVING, IT'S JUST LIKE THE DAY THE KING ABDICATED... DO YOU REMEMBER?</shouts>



BOF

Big Pity

PS WILL YOU BE ABLE TO MANAGE ON YOUR OWN WITHOUT YOUR BUGGY?

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:45 am
by Jester
Ah yes, easy to miss but it is in there after all, thanks, BOF.

Will you be in attendance? I'll pack extra fish fingers if so. :wink:

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:22 am
by Jester
Just registered.

FYI, RIch, the following link in your reg form directs me to a 404 page:

'If you are not a member yet check out our fantastic value membership options and make huge savings on discs at the same time! http://www.discgolfuk.com/midlands-one-day-series'

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:29 pm
by rhatton1
ahhh thanks, have fixed now i hope, had a rejig of the website and have been trying to find the broken links ever since!

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:06 am
by rhatton1
Still time to sign up for this sundays event - the more the merrier, we are expecting a field of around 40 but hoping for 50, if you are sitting on the fence, get off it and come and play!

Baskets have not arrived as expected for the basket pyramid so that will have to roll to another one, there are some big guns in attendance at the event so we may have another long drive comp instead.

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:16 am
by Jester
Is anyone coming to the the event that is returning to, or past, SW London on Sunday evening please? Would love to catch a lift if so.

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:54 pm
by rhatton1
Sy Spencer was wanting to come up if he could get a lift with someone, It's a pretty easy drive from London straight up the M1 and would love to see a Croydon car load up there! Someone must have a free sunday that can help Jester and Sy out!

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:28 pm
by West
Jester wrote:Just registered.
Nice! :D

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:40 am
by rhatton1
Event map

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:44 am
by Jester
rhatton1 wrote:Event map
Thanks, Rich. Have you got one at a slightly higher res please?

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:36 am
by rhatton1
emailed you,

Re: MODS #6 - Cold Ashby revisited June 19th

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:24 pm
by Mark.A.D