Disc Golfers Plead With Texas City to Mow Grass Before Upcoming Tournament
Disc golfers in Abilene, Texas are getting ready for the annual Wild Hair Disc Golf Tournament this weekend. But, with the recent rain in the area, the grass at two parks in town has shot to extreme heights. In fact, it's bad enough that disc golfers are literally pleading for the city to mow the grass before this weekend's tournament.
If you've ever played disc golf, you know it's a pain in the neck to play on a course with super tall grass and an investigation of mosquitos. Not only are those little blood-suckers all over you, but then you have to deal with trying to find your disc in the tall grass.
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The annual Wild Hair is set to play this weekend at both Cal Young and Will Hair parks. But as some local disc golfers have pointed out, the grass is in bad need of mowing.
Jay Alba posted the message on Facebook and tagged the City of Abilene Parks and Recreation Facebook page, but so far has yet to receive a response.
I was able to reach out to the City of Abilene and here is their response:
Here are some answers from our parks department:
Yes, TJ with the Abilene Disc Golf Association reached out to us about the issue.
- We have all of our Parks on a 10-day mow schedule weather permitting, and do our best to work with organizations who have events coming up.
- We do our best to honor all requests, but again we have no control over the weather
- We have several events that are happening this week and we are doing our best to make sure everything looks good for all the events.
So, the city is aware of the situation, it's just a matter of the weather cooperating with efforts to maintain the parks.
On one hand, I know that we have seen quite a bit of rain in the area lately, which does make it hard to maintain a lawn. So the fact that the city hasn't been able to get to the parks is really not surprising.
On the other hand, as a disc golfer myself, it is frustrating to have these awesome courses in Abilene, only to see them not get maintained in a timely matter.
Hopefully, the city will be able to get out to the parks to mow before the big tournament this weekend. Otherwise, the skeeters are going to have a field day this weekend.