The Sports Life Disc Golf Course on the Campus of the Springdale Baptist Church is in! - Sep 22nd, 2009


September 2009 was the beginning of the first Disc Golf course installed with the new Monkey Traps (MT's). Monkey Traps were designed, built, and assembled by Disc Golf Monkey. Monkey Traps offer a unique top offering an improved chain assembly which creates smaller gaps (allowing fewer spits and cut through putts). Along with a the improved chain structure, the MT's also offer a powder coating option allowing customers to customize their baskets in almost any color! These unique features combined with careful handcrafted workmanship made in the USA are truly a special blend of Durability, Quality, Excellence, and Art. Please take the time to try out these Amazing Monkey Trap baskets.

In one short month this course was installed by a team effort from the First Baptist Church Springdale (FBCS)staff and the Disc Golf Monkey. I received a phone call from Kyle McClure a few days before the World's informing me that the FBCS was interested in a Disc Golf Course. Two days later he was wanting me to print out an invoice! What an incredible blessing. The next few weeks were spent building baskets. I am proud to say that the first Monkey Traps turned out nothing short of breathtaking. Ashley Patterson, the Director of SportsLife, requested Red and did she ever pick right. I have received many phone calls, e mails, and text messages letting me know that the baskets are beautiful and they catch amazingly well.

The installation of this course started with the holes being drilled by several volunteers from the FBCS, home of the SportsLife Disc Golf Course. Jake Whitehead (Member TEAM MONKEY), Ashley Patterson, and Myself (Russ Burns), set the posts in concrete finishing just after night fall. Several of the the Tee Signs were also placed in the ground that evening by Kyle McClure (Member TEAM MONKEY & FBCS). The rest of the project was completed on Saturday September 12th , by several more eager church attendees including Minister of Children Greg Westmoreland and iSite Minister Chris Swain. The much anticipated course was played that same day by several of the volunteers and other excited players. I would like to thank all who made this project happen; Jesus Christ (who in everything I know I am blessed), My girls (wife Melissa & daughter Angelia), SBC staff, Kyle McClure, Rick (Performance Coating Joplin, MO), Mike (Amazing Chaney's Auto body & Paint), Zach (Lowe's of Joplin, MO), and Jake Whitehead. To all of you I am indebted and I thank each of you for allowing my dreams to become reality!

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