Wish I could remember the first time. Probably saw Hole 12 and have been coming back ever since.
Remember helping Morgan figure out the connector hole from 10 to 12.
We were looking for a route and saw that straight line of trees that form the left side of the fairway.
Still has to be the narrowest fairway on the course.
My favorite remembrance is of Morgan yelling at Tim and I for not wanting to pick up BOULDERS and drag
them off fairway 12. We were there to help clear the fairway, ya know, weed whack the grass, drag off trees,
but carrying coffee table sized rocks off the fairway was too much for me. lol so worth it! I can't believe how
beautiful it's become.
When that reporter came up to do a story and I hit that 80 footer on Hole 1, (on the first take I might add),
made my day. Thanks Morgan, thanks Will
Yeah, and 12 years later, coffee table size boulders are still popping up. Take a look at all the giant boulders that surround the fairway. They all used to be IN the fairway, buried in the ground with just a big tip sticking up so they looked like small rocks. I thought we could pull the small rocks but they always turned out to be iceberg tips of giant rocks. Makes me admire the farmers in the 1700's who had to pull all the boulders before they could plant crops. How the heck did they do it?
Hole 11 was a gimme. God planted a row of trees in a perfect straight line. Greg and I said, like Larry David would say "That's a show" we said "That's a hole."
I remember my first time at the creek. The real estate lady said the land was 29 acres and it only went down to the creek and stopped, she said it was all swampy and I should forget about it. I checked it out from the car and yeah, what you see from the road was all swampy (down where the path to hole 10 is now was pure swamp, hole 1 and 2 were swamp at the bottom), there were a few parts that weren't swamp, but the part before the creek sure wan't 29 acres. It looked more like 5 acres. There must be more land that she didn't know about. I went to the county office in Ballston Spa to look at the tax map and deed, and it said the land went way past the creek, up another ridge, and then up a 3rd ridge and down to a stone wall. So I went back by myself and looked again, tresspassing. I went up the logging trail (where 9 and 8 are now) walked all around where 15 and 6 and 7 are, saw the stone wall at the back. No swamp. This land was perfect. Hills, a creek, very little swamp, some logging trails already cleared that could be fairways. Totally perfect. She said it was just the part before the creek, she didn't even know where the land was, or how big 29 acres was.
Then I called the real estate lady and said, yeah it's all swamp and terrible, but I'll offer (enter extreme lowball figure for swamp). The land had been on the market for 2 years because she told all the prospective buyers it was all swamp. What a dope. I kept my mouth shut of course about how it's not swamp. She put in the offer and they accepted it. Total $22,000 for 5 acres of swamp that was really 29 acres of mostly dry land.
Score one for disc golf. I put in hole 9 and started hole 1 before the closing. Tresspassing!! I got rid of the swap by digging that big ditch and making a dry path to hole 10, Dug another ditch to drain hole 1 and 2.
I never saw another disc golfer at Hyzer until Matt DeAngelis popped up when we were clearing hole 12. Then Greg found out and called me, and the rest is history.