Waco Par 3

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FairwayBear
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Assuming this is the right place for this post, forgive me if not.

I was recently in my hometown of Austin and happened to hear about the renovation of Butler Pitch & Putt. For those that don't know, BPP is a 9-hole par 3 course (holes are 70-100 yards) that has been around forever and is in the downtown area. It has never been in good shape, but it was recently renovated by Coore & Crenshaw. It has now turned into a really cool spot to hang out and hit some short golf shots.

I happened to be there on a night that they were having their weekly par 3 league. It was pretty cool and the guys looked like they had a ton of fun. This got me thinking since we have 2 par 3 courses in Waco between Cottonwood and Lake Waco. I wanted to see if there would be any interest in getting a weekly par 3 league going for a month or two this summer as we wait for the return of football. The benefit of the par 3 is that it's still fun, but you don't have to be in the heat as long as a full round of golf. Thinking of doing individual and team competitions and having a season points competition to have a league champion.


Feel free to respond or message me if you are interested.

About FairwayBear- young Baylor grad and former college golfer

MrGolfguy
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The one at Cottonwood is really a pitch & putt as all 9 holes are less than 100 yds (most between 50 & 70). Sadly the greens are pretty bad now because the winter storm in Feb really did a number on them.
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Brian Ethridge
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If I was in Waco I'd be down for it with LW, SW combo
BaylorHistory
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RIP Bogey's and whatever that pasture was called out in Speegleville. If I was any good I would join in, but nobody needs to be around a guy shooting a 120 on a nine hole par 3.
CammoTX
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I recall playing Battle Lake for like $10.

RIP
MrGolfguy
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BaylorHistory said:

RIP Bogey's and whatever that pasture was called out in Speegleville.
Seago's
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BaylorHistory
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MrGolfguy said:

BaylorHistory said:

RIP Bogey's and whatever that pasture was called out in Speegleville.
Seago's
Bingo, thanks
BaylorHistory
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CammoTX said:

I recall playing Battle Lake for like $10.

RIP
Hey Mon-Fri walking is only $15 and there's always plenty of wildlife.
baylrballa
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I might could be talked into it.
southtexasbear
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Could be fun. Count me in
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Brian Ethridge
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BaylorHistory said:

CammoTX said:

I recall playing Battle Lake for like $10.

RIP
Hey Mon-Fri walking is only $15 and there's always plenty of wildlife.
and that's just the beer cart drivers
FairwayBear
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Just a little more detail about what I was thinking:

A test run at Cottonwood par 3 course seems ideal. It's short and easy so it'll help even the skill level a bit. I know the greens aren't great, but I can look past that. I've played worse haha.

As far as format, this is what I had in mind:

-9 holes of individual play
-then pair up based on indy scores
-9 holes of team play.

So two different competitions which will be fun. I'm also never against some side competitions. The short course takes no time to play so I imagine it would take about 60-75 minutes to play 18. Seems like this could happen one night a week (maybe a Wednesday or Thursday). Just shoot me a pm if interested and I can start to get a list together.
SSadler
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Brian Ethridge said:

BaylorHistory said:

CammoTX said:

I recall playing Battle Lake for like $10.

RIP
Hey Mon-Fri walking is only $15 and there's always plenty of wildlife.
and that's just the beer cart drivers
Does Battle Lake still have the "Birdie Girls" or the "Bogey Gals" or whatever they were called?

Battle Lake and I go back all the way to 1966 when, by design, the course had "dirt greens". Think a 20' x 20' square of dug out sod. Hard packed sand layered on top. The player who was away raked a trail to the hole and then every player putted that same putt. Not a blade of grass on the "dirt green".

Guess you'd have to have been there . . . .
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