Nick Pacific May 1, 2012 at 11:10am
Hi, I was able to find a map from DGCR but going from the front 9 to the back 9 seems confusing. Anyone have any info on the path from 9 to 10? Is it easy to find/follow?
Chadd Scruggs March 27, 2012 at 3:38pm
yes the course (excluding the mentioned basket 13) is all set up to play... the course starts in the engineering lot by science building and back 9 starts other side of architecture building...
Paul Holstein March 27, 2012 at 3:16pm
I've never played this course, but went to Lawrence Tech for two degrees and now work in Southfield only a few miles away. Is the course open and ready for play if I stop by some time this week for a round?
Chadd Scruggs January 31, 2012 at 1:55pm
alright thanks for the info parks :) i was just repeating what i had been told by someone who knew about the event so sorry about relaying the misinformation...
Parks Bonifay January 31, 2012 at 1:32pm
I'm a member of the grounds crew and i told the guys that were tasked with taking it out for the ice rink how to just unbolt the basket pole from the cement base but apparently they either felt i didnt know what i talking about or thought it easier to just pull the whole thing out. It hasnt been thrown out, its been bent back to as close to perfect as possible and is sitting in the maintenace yard waiting to go back in. In regards to when its being put back in i dont know for sure but im assuming not until the ice rink has been removed.
Chadd Scruggs January 15, 2012 at 10:05pm
just so everyone knows the basket on 13 is gone... i guess the stupid maintenance guys couldnt figure out the simple way to get it out of the ground so they bent it, and then decided it was best to just throw it away... i have ****ed and complained but as of right now it prob wont be fixed until spring...
Adam Freedman November 6, 2011 at 11:45am
Left a pink Z Force with the 'Mobsters' stamp somewhere on this course. Looking grim at this point, but just putting it out there.
- br33zy - September 6, 2011 at 2:10pm
Left a pink tracker with no name on hole 16 on the pavement. Don't think it's coming back, but it would be great if it did.
J Sherman May 24, 2011 at 12:07pm
Another FREE Disc Golf Clinic will be held by Play It Again Sports and John Minicuci for beginners on June 18 at 10:30pm @ Raintree Park 3170 Livernois on the west side of John R between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads
Daniel J Lee November 8, 2010 at 6:57pm
where is the teepad for hole 1 at? the one time i played there, there was no tee sign for the first hole, and the tee sign for hole 2 was laying in the fairway...
Ben Calhoun October 13, 2010 at 3:28pm
"I almost shanked a drive into 696 on 18. Now how many courses can that happen at"= F
Matt Rinker October 1, 2010 at 10:41pm
some very mixed reviews. I never thought I see an A and F+ for the same course.
Scott White October 1, 2010 at 2:19pm
Disc golf comes to the Lawrence Tech campus Humanities Assistant Professor Jason Barrett is an avid disc golfer and for several years he has envisioned setting up a course at Lawrence Tech. Now that dream has come true, thanks to a chance conversation with Lawrence Tech President Lewis Walker. At last spring’s Marburger Excellence in Achievement Awards reception, Barrett sat at the president’s table because he one of the recipients. He took the opportunity to tell Walker about the many ... more
Disc golf comes to the Lawrence Tech campus
Humanities Assistant Professor Jason Barrett is an avid disc golfer and for several years he has envisioned setting up a course at Lawrence Tech. Now that dream has come true, thanks to a chance conversation with Lawrence Tech President Lewis Walker.
At last spring’s Marburger Excellence in Achievement Awards reception, Barrett sat at the president’s table because he one of the recipients. He took the opportunity to tell Walker about the many attributes of this new version of an ancient sport.
Disc golf is a great way to get outdoors and exercise, and a course can be built for a few thousand dollars in existing open areas in parks and around school buildings. Disc golf is free and maintenance costs are minimal.
On President Walker’s recommendation, Dean of Students Kevin Finn and Vice President of Finance and Administration Linda Height made sure that the course became a reality in time for the fall semester.
Disc golf is played with discs that are smaller and more solid that the more familiar Frisbee. Some discs are designed to be thrown for more distance and some are designed to be thrown with more control, while “putters” are designed for a soft landing in the large metal baskets that take the place of the small holes in traditional golf.
The first half or “front nine” of the Lawrence Tech course starts on the east end of the Engineering Building, takes full advantage of the open areas of The Point, and ends near the CIMR Building.
The second half or “back nine” starts near the parking lot across from the Architecture Building, goes behind North House and then circles Parking Lot E.
Barrett estimates there are already 20 avid players on campus. Many more will be attracted by the interesting and challenging course, and there are already plans for competition against teams from Wayne State University and Oakland University.