11706 County Farm Road, Aurora, IN 47001

39°09'01.69" N 85°02'10.36" W

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cedar Sentinels Inaugural Tournament - October 12

The time has come!  Cedar Sentinels is hosting its Grand Opening Tournament to take place on October 12th.

Those wishing to register to play can sign up now.  Your fee will be $20 for every amateur division.  Professional entry is $40.  Each first place division winner will win a custom trophy and all amateur division players will receive a player pack including amongst other things, a custom stamped Discraft disk especially selected to match the course, a permanent score card, and a pair of dog tags for joining the fray.  (Sign up before Oct 1 to have your dog tags personalized - you may be sorry if you don't, especially if you win your division...)

Come on out to defeat the Sentinels!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Course Map for the Desperate

We love that folks are really up for a new Disc Golf course, and while the course is not officially open, Co. Farm is a public park and open for a good hike, dawn to dusk.   And just in case you happen to have a disc along and decide to test the course out,  just so you won't get lost, here is the current and likely permanent layout for our course at County Farm Park.

Please be careful as you walk the property.  This is no tame PGA meadowland - there are still plenty of sticks and branches, stumps and vines and thorns, not to mention more than a few sinkholes.  Things will eventually become a bit more civilized, but till then, you are responsible for your own safety.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Time for the Ten Hour Tidy

While the weather and the calendar may not be helping us make much progress, the delivery truck has arrived again bringing another vital piece to the effort.  We have been desperately in need of two things, first, a good way to clean up all of the woody debris created in clearing fairways through the brush (mostly an invasive species called Autumn Olive), and second, some obvious paths to lead players from the last basket to the next tee (not just another deer trail).  Those two things have just been made possible.

So far it has only been run for a few hours, but so far it's impact has been impressive.  Now, when it is too wet to lay in tee boxes or our trusty troupe of volunteers falls below the threshold for installing tee boxes, we will be able to focus on cleaning up all the many bits of foot tangle and mower mangle not to mention some of the truly impressively large piles of woody dross scattered about.

For you early adopters - when you hear this beastie running somewhere on the course you may want to skip a hole or two to stay clear of the work in progress.  We will not be sympathetic to complaints that "the chipper ate my disc!".

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Course that cannot wait to BE

The lure to play is almost too much to resist as the course begins to green and bloom now that spring has fully sprung.  While we haven't really opened the course officially, we are already seeing a lot of folks from all over the area that can't wait to get started.  To accommodate the eager, stay tuned and we will try to post a course map to help keep you all from getting lost along the way...

This is what your view of the basket on sixteen will look like as you prepare to make your second throw (assuming of course you were able to make that precise drive with just enough fade to avoid the big cedar waiting on the right and not so much as to put yourself in the blackberry brambles on the left).

While the Easter holiday and Mother's day have slowed our progress on tee box installation, with a little luck we could have another half dozen of them installed by the end of the month.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

April Progress on Disc Golf Installation

Several weekends worth of work by a small cadre of volunteers has produced major returns.  All of the new baskets are in place.  Additionally, five tee pads have been installed.

The above is the Tee Pad on the fifth hole which bends to the right after crossing the small valley beyond the trees.  True to the new course name, Cedar Sentinels, a player will need to clear the cedars on the right before bending this shot to the basket that they block from view.  The basket itself is on the opposing embankement and is flanked by and has more cedars as backstop upslope to envelope a shot gone long.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Progress towards a new disc golf course.

This weekend we made huge strides towards installation of County Farm's first major new improvement.  The full set of baskets have arrived and been assembled.
Sunday brought more help and we succeeded in constructing all 18 tee box boundary frames.
All in all a very good start!
Stay tuned for next weekends schedule of action.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sawyer Saturday

The Park Board will be busy with Logs 2 Lumber this Saturday at the County Farm Park Garage facility next to the YES Home.  Anyone wishing to help out or just curious about the operation is welcome to stop by.  We will probably be at it for most of the day!