Mt Kisco Face Lift

2/26/2015 by mcmanus

Story submitted by Aaron Frank (W.e.D.G.E)


Hole 1 Leonard Park/Mt Kisco DGC

     After a 2014 festooned with shovels, rakes, pavers, tampers, item 4, and the blood, sweat, and expletives of countless dedicated disc golfers, Westchester Disc Golf Enthusiasts (WeDGE) is proud to announce the opening of the revitalized Mt. Kisco Disc Golf Course at Leonard Park. Thanks in large part to the generosity of NEFA and its members, a classic course originally designed by the father of disc golf has been given more than just a needed facelift.



For years, the Kisco Klassic Ice Bowl has been the first event on the NEFA calendar, a plum position which also had the unfortunate side effect of exposing its state of disrepair. Even after replacing the course's well-worn original baskets, feelings of frustration finally culminated in 2014's event when the ancient natural tee zones took on the look of primordial ooze, the rain making for a miserable slip and squelch through 36 mud-flecked holes. Following the event, WeDGE applied for a NEFA Large Grant, hoping that you all would agree about the historical significance of the course and the desperate need for repairs. Thanks to NEFA, the grant was awarded, and WeDGE was faced with its biggest and most critical challenge yet in completing the construction of 18 complex, paved teepads and a large-scale course redesign in time for the 2015 Klassic.




NEFA, WeDGE is really proud to say that we got there. I mean, really proud. The volunteer effort poured into this project is difficult to explain. WeDGE members went from organizing, to sketching, to preparing, to testing new layouts, and eventually dedicated many months to the herculean task of building the teepads themselves. All of the work was completed by WeDGE members and friends, with no substitutions or paid assistance. In particular, the effort was pulled through by four extremely talented and borderline insane project leaders: John Garb, Daver Coats, Jack Bradley, and Ryan Korczykowski.



This was not a fly-by-night operation; these pads are beautiful and built to last, and we want you to come out and see for yourselves. Ask anybody who visited for the 2015 Kisco Klassic, held on January 10th. Hopefully, they will tell you that the disc golf community came together and breathed new life into one of disc golf's original treasures. Anyway, that's how we feel.

Thank you NEFA, for the faith and support you pledged to us. Come down and throw with us anytime.

Comments:

by Jamesoc on 2/26/2015 at 5:32:56 PM
WeDGE rocks!


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