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Construction moves two Edmond disc golf baskets

Construction on the new $22.5 million Edmond Recreation and Aquatic Center has caused two tee boxes and baskets at the city's 18-hole disc golf course to be moved. Work has started on two temporary baskets at the Tye F. Cunningham Memorial Disc Golf Course.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: July 9, 2012 at 7:13 pm •  Published: July 10, 2012
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— The first two baskets and tee boxes of the city's 18-hole disc golf course are being moved because of construction on the $22.5 million Edmond Recreation and Aquatic Center.

Work has started on the two temporary baskets at the Tye F. Cunningham Memorial Disc Golf Course and is expected to be completed within a month, said Earl London, interim Edmond Parks and Recreation director.

“They were in the way of the security fence,” London said. “They are being moved to the south toward the pond.”

J.L. Mitch Park, 1501 W Covell Road, is the home of Edmond's disc golf course.

“This has caused a problem for some of the die-hard players,” said Diane Self, parks and recreation program director. “There is always a group out there. It is very popular.”

Cunningham, who died in 2004 at age 29, was an avid fan of the sport and worked with Edmond officials to build Edmond's disc golf course.

“It was his idea, and he designed it,” London said. “This is one of those private/public deals. It was his labor and his expertise.”

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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