Working Stiff wrote:Hey, Discdawg. How is that course in Effingham? Dave West is a friend of mine. He worked really hard to get that course in, and he goes out there every summer for a doubles tourney. He sends me the results every year, and as I recall there was a big turnout last summer. Dave is an old-time Frolf guy who likes short, technical courses. I've heard that is how the Effingham course is set up. It is a haul to get out there and, so I still have not made the trip. I might try to add it to my "courses played" list this summer.
Well, now I know why Effingham is a short, technical course.
I did not play in the tourny last year (brand new player at the time), but it was well attended. We are starting a league this year and will have a couple more tournaments as well.
Effingham's course is really technical, IMO. You can hit a tree easily on every hole. Many holes require "threading the needle". A lot of fun, but we never really get the chance to air one out.
If you come over here on I-70 this summer, you can actually hit 3 courses on the way. Effingham (18 short, technical), Vandalia, (9 short, pretty simple) and a new course going in at St. Elmo (18 short, technical). We should have St. Elmo open in a month. All 3 courses are less than 30 minutes apart on I-70.