Christine Thompson initiated the course in 1996 as part of a Girl Scout project. I believe it was for her Gold Award (the equivalent of an Eagle Scout). The baskets were donated from around MD, many coming from Pine Grove. Most of the initial baskets had plastic chains, with a weight at the bottom to provide resistance. These baskets where really bad because the initial putter hit would bounce the weight in the air, and the disc would then cut through very easily. Currently, putters in the 21 cm range can fall through the basket, as these were designed for older discs that were much larger!
Rick Millwood redesigned the course in 1998. The initial layout was too close to several sports facilities, so the new layout was a big improvement. Rick was the PDGA contact from 1996 until 2006.
In 2003 Dan Becker updated the baskets to remove all the plastic chains, and add a double set of chains to the baskets. The rings were ordered from DGA as spare Mach III rings, and the spare chain is from the same manufacture that DGA uses. One of the original Gotta Go Gotta Throw guys hooked Dan up with the chain source; he was critical in finding the proper chain!
In 2006 Dan redesigned the course to the current layout, and donated the current practice basket for the course. Dan also took over as PDGA course contact.
The course has had many improvements from Boy Scouts working on their Eagle Scout projects. These upgrades include:
• Chris Koza added trees to the course for his Eagle Scout project in 2008.
• Matt Friis built the foot bridge over the creek in 2009. The bridge allows the park staff to drive vehicles between the two halves of the disc golf course.
• Christian King added trees to the course for his Eagle Scout project in 2009.
• Josh Kepler added the “Next Tee” signs and a lost disc box to the course in 2011.
• Zack Flinchbaugh added the course maps for each hole on the course in 2012.