You noticed! It doesn't matter how long it took. That's funny to me.
A short history. I knew Gary pre my disc golf. We have a common friend, Rick Heye. nicknamed Rocket, for how far he could throw a disc. I don't think many know him. He traveled with Gary to play tournaments. He was an employee of mine, & obviously friends with Gary. I think that was late 80's. So that's when my exposure with Gary started.
I remember Gary running a tournament a month, during summer months. You know what it takes to run a tournament. What Gary did, run the tournament of course, make the trophies, do the merch, get the courses ready, pass out flyer's, get sponsors. It was unreal. I think Jesse did the flyer's. Some of the detail Gary did was spray paint the chains. That's how I got started, with my construction & landscape experience, I would get a list from Gary & get the courses ready. Most of the TD's currently don't do much to get the courses ready for a tournament. I remember a tournament you had at Channahon, you painted the 10 meter circles. That's a little history with getting the courses ready, it started with Gary & the respect I have for him I wanted to help. I need to mention Gary did this while having a full time job.