- Ballard Park
- Fling with the King
- Music Bend
- Site Issues
- Veterans Park
Testing a flipbook application to see if it’ll perform as I desire …
It seems to work quite well once you expand it to full screen. Also appeared nicely on phone size.
Which brings the question, would you prefer a caddy book such as this on your phone, or as a paper booklet?
The booklet give course and hole lengths, O.B.’s, some history, and an area for score or notes. Something like this should assist TD’s whenever a tournament brings in out-of-towners. I think it’s something the association should get behind for all our courses!
Length: 3984 ft. – 4273
Year Established: 2003
Hilly and wooded. Good assortment of layouts with short precision shots intermingled with longer open drive. Pro pads on most holes and alternate basket placements on several. The course requires a variety of shots with most holes being considered short and tight flight paths. Veterans is Tupelo’s first course and remains a favorite of many.
From Hwy 78 go south on Veterans Blvd, turn left into park just before the lake (street lined with flags). Or from Hwy 45 go east on Main St, turn left on Veterans Blvd, turn right into park just past the lake. Look for the American flags on both sides of the road. Then follow the drive around to the parking lot near a pavilion, restrooms, playground, and old farm silo. Hole 1 begins next to restrooms.
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The original Ballard ....
There was a work day on August 6, 2005 where a few of us thought we’d install some benches and work on the real “original” course at Ballard Park. Little did we know at the time there would be a Baseball complex make us dismantle the course a few months later.
Who remembers the limestone pit (is that right?) with the slither of a water down the middle of it, or the giant mosquitoes of the forest, or the bee’s nest in the tree on #7, or even the dastardly hole number 15 with the wickedly long “S” layout one rarely completed without losing a bit of blood?
And the below images are from earlier that year, April 2005, when the initial layout and installation was just getting started. They exhibit the harshness of the terrain that needed to shaped into a playable layout. There are a few aerial images that show the course that we used in developing a layout. Some pictures are only relevant to those that actually traversed the course and have memories of the holes!
Ah, fond memories of a grueling, tough layout. This was our effort at changing the persona of North Mississippi only having “short-arm” courses!
And now its a baseball complex!