Blog: December 2011


Course Spotlight: Bellamy Park Dover, NH 

Thursday, December 22, 2011  by mcmanus

 This past weekend, I headed up to Bellamy Park Disc Golf Course in Dover, NH with a few good friends.  Its always exciting to play a course that you haven't been to yet and Bellamy did not disappoint.  A wooded course from start to finish with some holes that mix open and wooded areas quite nicely, Bellamy offers an excellent variety of short, medium and long holes that can be fun for novice players and challenging to the pros.  Hole 1 starts out on a stone patio type area where you're throwing across a creek to a forested upland area replete with beautiful white pines.  A decidedly lefty friendly hole, it also offers opportunity for righty anhyzer or righty flick drives.  Crossing the bridge to the other side of the creek of hole 1's fairway, one can't help but feel excited about this course with such a unique and challenging starting hole.

                                                                                    (looking back at practice area & parking lot on way to hole 1's fairway/green..hole 1 tee is off to the right of practice area)

On hole 2, the creek comes into play for errant drives that happen to coast too far right (very steep drop off the embankment to the creek which meanders along the right side of the fairway).  The creek also comes into play on holes 9, 11 & 12. for errant and/or overthrown drives/putts.  As a testament to the quality of folks who play the course, I landed my champ sidewinder in the middle of the creek off hole 2  towards the end of the day with quickly fading sunlight.....too dark to see it anymore for retrieval, we headed back home.  The very next day I got a phone call from a NH area code asking if I owned an orange champ sidewinder as it had been retrieved from the creek....always nice to see that kind of effort and honesty!

 

(basket on hole 11)

Overall, Bellamy Park flows quite nicely as the course designer(s) took full advantage of the land available for the layout.  Did I mention that all the tee pads are concrete?...perfectly flat, wide and smooth from beginning to end.  Be sure to check out the hyperlink at the beginning of the blog for more information about Bellamy Park Disc Golf Course leagues, happenings, photos and directions.  Dover is roughly 20 minutes past Amesbury just over the Mass state line and the course is easy to find.  So, if you're looking for a course that offers terrific variety, challenges and concrete tee pads throughout, Bellamy Park is worth the trip!

** If you'd like to have your local course featured in a course spotlight, give me a shout at staraviar@yahoo.com.  Wishing everyone in nefaland and beyond a happy and healthy holiday season and prosperous new year!**

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Guess Who? 

Friday, December 16, 2011  by mcmanus

 

 

It's time to play "Who's that NEFA member?"  Take a look at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rwin2WuWso&feature=share

and see if you can guess who the kid with the glasses is roughly 3 seconds into the Life cereal commercial.  Here are some clues:

his first name has two syllables

his last name has three syllables

He's been known to tear it up at New Hampshire states

____ dog is his nickname

Good luck!

 

 

 

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New Course in Webster MA Needs Your Help 

Tuesday, December 06, 2011  by mcmanus

It seems as though barely a month goes by and you hear about a new disc golf course proposal underway somewhere in nefaland.  In the disc golf mecca that is central Massachusetts, the Town of Webster is the latest recipient for such a proposal.  The Webster Fish and Game Association has agreed to allow the development of an 18 hole disc golf course on just under 20 acres of forested landscape.

And what central mass region course proposal would be complete without the enigmatic, bewildering yet strangely awe-inspiring presence of Mr. Jason Southwich of Marshall Street Disc Golf fame?  Please take a moment to check out his post on nefa.com, where Jason implores YOU, the public disc golf usership, to assist in making this gem of a parcel into a disc chuckin playground that seemlessly blends with its natural surroundings.  Disc golf courses aren't built, they are created so grab your piece of artistic cutting, shearing and pruning equipment along with an insatiable appetite for repeatedly dragging heavy  things and bring it all to Webster!

PS, there's really only one phrase to describe Jason Southwick and that is .....do work! 

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