Several players have suggested renumbering at Flyboy so that we play the (somewhat easier) South 9 holes first, and finish with the more visually stimulating and challenging North 18 holes. After spending hours staring at Google Earth, I just couldn't seem to figure out how to acomplish this. Finally, after many sleepless nights running through the course in my head, it came to me, and Flyboy is now renumbered, with 1 - 9 being the South portion around my hangar, and 10 - 27 North of the Runway and around the Big Lake. It still plays par 100. The hardcore Flyboy players will understand these changes. Everyone else will see them in the new course map and guide book
The old South #19 - 27 become the new #1 - 9 with no other changes to the holes.
# 10 is a new hole (we used to play it) teeing off just across the runway from my hangar by the swinging tire, up through the tunnel of trees, then another long approach shot across the road and up the hill. The basket for new #10 is at the tee pad for old #1, and it plays par 4. Great new hole, and short walk to the #10 tee pad from my hangar!
"But I love old #1"...you whine!!! Well, it got even better. New #11 tee is just up the hill on my neighbor's hangar pad, great for a big runup, and shoots a gigantic downhill hyzer to the original basket for old #1 for a long par 3. Phil Arthur suggested a Bigass hyzer hole for the course, and this is it. The big arms can reach the basket, even though the hole is probably 150 feet longer than before at over 500 feet.
The subsequent holes are the same, just renumbered, until you get to old #8, the shot that tees off near the electric gate, down towards the Big Lake. Old #8 and old #9 are now combined into one hole for a big par 3, close to 500feet. The basket is still near the lake shore and is moved toward the picinic table area so that the top of the flag is visible through the gap opening up to the lake.
By the way, old #6, the one after Lefty's Revenge, went to a par 3 from a par 4. This keeps course par at 100.
This completes 18 holes, and is a good time to take a break at the picnic table for a while.
The next event is the unnumbered "Dock Shot" CTP, then on to the final 9 holes, all the same, just renumbered #19 - 27, ending up with the Runway hole last, finishing back on my Hangar pad.
I've played this layout twice and really like it. Playing the South 9 first gives you a chance to warm up before hitting the very demanding lake holes on the North side. If you come out and only have time for 18 holes, just start on #10, just across the runway, and finish with 27, back at my pad.
There are some cons. First, it was always nice to finish 18 holes at my hangar, and have some lunch, then head back out for the south 9. Now after 18 holes, you wind up at the picnic table on the lake, but not a bad place to take a break, just no lunch or drinks unless we preposition them. Also, as you know, this course is a true test of your endurance, and by 27 holes, your focus and stamina is hanging by a thread! Finishing 27 holes of golf with the Longest disc golf hole in the Universe, the hole which probably requires the most focus on the course, is a real test. If you can hang in there and shoot a par 7, you're likely to take several strokes on your Buddies who fall by the wayside and throw multiple OBs.
Well, that's it. I haven't had time to renumber the pads or move next tee signs, but the tee pads and baskets are in place for the new layout, so knock yourself out.
As always, please give me your feedback on this. I've designed this whole course based on your ideas, desires, and suggestions. I want to give the golfers what they want....a championship calibre course to play in the Atlanta area.
One final reminder. You still need permission to come out and play at Flyboy. Don't show up unannounced. I do my best to accomodate your tee times, but still require you to be escorted, especially now, after the recent Runway incident.
As always, your $5.00 donation placed in the lock box by the covered parking is greatly appreciated, as I am now contributing money to the developer/owner to help pay property taxes. You get 27 holes of fantastic golf, free drinks and snacks, and 3 shots at the hangar basket to win $50, yet the box is usually empty at the end of the day. Helluva deal for $5 bucks don't you think?