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Scott White  › Belle Isle DGC   August 14, 2013 at 4:49pm

Here is a follow up from Chris Haag - On of the main persons responsible for bringing the course this far:

"This is Chris Haag posting. Somebody else was responding to the earlier posts on this thread because we have multiple admins on this page. The issues we are having are nobody's fault but our own. To be specific, I am the one who made the mistakes. Thankfully, the city and the park have been very understanding.

We are going to resolve the issues. It may take some time though. It does not look good on our behalf when people jump fences, so we ask that everybody just sit tight. Like I said, I am sorry for the premature posting about it being open, it is 100% my fault and nobody else's. So if you have any mud to sling, feel free to send me a message directly.

Whenever people are frustrated with how long this is taking, I tell them to put it in perspective. We're trying to put a course in the middle of one of the most historically significant public spaces in the country. It was designed by Olmsted (google him). This is essentially our Central Park. Imagine trying to do this in New York, Chicago, or LA. The fact that we've made it this far is sort of amazing. And I really don't think that it could happen in those cities as easily as it will here. Maybe for an organization with lots of money and influence it would, but not for a few people who's only source of funding is a glorified online bake sale (that is not a knock, we love you Patronicity, Indiegogo, and Kickstarter!). I am very proud of what we've accomplished so far.

I am not going into details because it is of no benefit to any of us to do so and isn't so simple that I can sum it up in a quick post. If you absolutely need to know, you can buy the drinks and we can chat about it

As always, we appreciate all of the support. If you want to do us a favor right now, post on our page about how much you want to see this happen, what it means to you, what you think it means for the city, and perhaps what you thought of it if you had a chance to throw it.

Cheers,

Chris"