Changes to the E.T.Seton disc golf course

More tee pads are being prepared

Added 2012-03-30

Made my way to E.T. Seton park today via this seldom-used and very steep access road off Eglinton, just west of Leslie. I like to imagine that this was the original Eglinton Avenue before the "Eglinton Extension" was built in 1956, but it could also have just been an access road for the construction of the bridge over the West Don.

Access road off Eglinton Avenue west of Leslie

The parking lot for E.T.Seton park is in the distance, on the other side of the river. At the bottom of this access road is a storm sewer outflow, and a couple of years ago there was a big fuel spill from a ruptured drum buried behind the Staples store.

Taking the trail along the west bank of the river, I pass a "horse and rider" sign that is completely overgrown. There is no trace of a horse path here, unlike the one further south in the park on the other side of the river.

Horse and rider sign

Making my way through the disc golf course, I notice a few changes.

The fourth hole basket has been moved to the long position. It's now a straight on shot right between the two big trees.

E.T.Seton 4th hole long target

The wooden frame boxes for the tee pads have been installed for the 8th, 7th, and 6th holes.

Tee boxes for the 8th, 7th, and 6th holes

However, the 7th tee box looks badly misaligned. Not as bad as 18, but still...

7th hole tee box is misaligned

You can see the orange spray paint on the ground showing that the tee pad should point towards the forest rather than parallel to the path. I've been informed via the Disc Golf Ontario discussion forum that the parks department is aware of this problem and will correct it before the concrete is poured.

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