Blog: June 2012

Burgess Facelift  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012  by mcmanus

Repainted park sign 

In a land where beaches, fishing, seafood, and ball golf rule the day, there is a tiny slice of disc golf heaven on Cape Cod called Burgess Park.  Long gone are the days of scattered litter, broken glass,  rampant vandalism and inconsistent management.  The Cape Cod Disc Golf Club has taken Burgess by the reigns and tamed this once unruly patch of woods located in the village of Marstons Mills. 

Recognizing the need to create a legitimate and responsible stewardship presence for Cape Cod's only disc golf course, Greenleaf Garrison, Club President, has rallied the course regulars into forming the Cape Cod Disc Golf Club.  Since the club's formation nearly two years ago, they have recruited several new members and are currently in the process of acquiring 501(C)(3) non profit status from the IRS.  The club has reached out to the Barnstable Recreational Committee as well as the local Marston's MIlls Village Association in an effort to work with both entities for proper management and stewardship of this community park and its disc golf course.  Future meetings are planned with the local Conservation Commission as well.

Burgess has undergone some significant improvements lately, from revamped tee pads and new basket locations to new signage and pathways.  The Club has also started an "adopt a hole" program...a concept borrowed from Borderland DGC... and it has taken off with wild enthusiasm and success.

Hole 1 right tee pad 

Hole 5 left tee pad

 Rock framed garden off Hole 14's tee pad

New pathway from Hole 3 to Hole 4

With the sold out Sports Authority Cape Cod Disc Golf Open just around the corner on June 30th, the CCDGC members and volunteers have been working feverishly to get the course in prime shape for what is sure to be a memorable tourny.  In keeping with the shameless promotion of my home course, I'd like to thank Greenleaf Garrison, Todd Lapham, Steve Solbo, John Tserpes, Josh Rogers, Erica Johnson, Chris Irvine, Doctah, Buja, Drew Austin, Eric Pleso, Brian Harrington and all the other Burgess regulars, volunteers, course freaks and any other random disc dudes who have asked what they can do to guys ROCK!

Hole 10 looking back

So be sure to pack your discs next to the fishing rods and beach towels for your next Cape Cod vacation...and if you run into Greenleaf at the course, ask him for a homebrew!

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