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Old 03-03-2014, 09:39 PM
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You can't blame the disc golfer, I mean, what were the odds of a woman being on a disc golf course to begin with? You'd be just as likely to hit a sasquatch.
Did you mean this to be sarcastic??

I just looked at the course pictures and a few reviews - the likelihood of someone being in/on the course seems VERY high. The city should have known better and the DGer should have been more careful.

I suspect this course will be closing soon.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:43 PM
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Did you mean this to be sarcastic??

I just looked at the course pictures and a few reviews - the likelihood of someone being in/on the course seems VERY high. The city should have known better and the DGer should have been more careful.

I suspect this course will be closing soon.
It's an incredibly unsafe course just considering the basic design. The locals have made it far worse by adding longer tees that turn short throws across crowded areas into long throws that throw blindly into crowded areas across other fairways.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:47 PM
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People living around a park where a course was approved here in Pittsburgh, have used this incident in opposition to the course. And it's working. Plans for the course are tabled.
This is true. I heard this reported through several channels, from others who met with the township. The hostility for the course was evident, and rudely protested by senior adjacent neighbors, but the foes invoked this one story of terrible injury to cast their best shadow on the project, and to the board.
How isolated is the proposed course from other park activities? It might actually help to print the aerial map and course pix of Polliwog to show local decision makers that a course that plays so close to walk paths and pavilions isn't a well-designed course. Virtually every hole at Polliwog plays pretty close to someplace other park goers is likely to be. Who here looks at this and thinks "Great place for a course!" ?

If the new course is able to steer clear of other park activities, I would try to use that as a selling point, rather than letting them beat the local DG community over the head with a lawsuit that's the result of irresponsible land use combined with a lack of personal responsibility on the part of the player.

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Old 03-04-2014, 01:53 AM
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^^^Looks like a disaster right out of the box. Rockwood in Portland is vaguely similar, and yet any number of idiots line up to defend it because its their "homie" course.
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:49 AM
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And it gets worse with the published alternate layouts:





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Old 03-04-2014, 03:25 AM
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^OMG! It's bad enough with an avg hole length of 225 that criss-crosses all over the park, where people throw putters and mids that are fairly easy to control. That layout that showing and avg hole length of about 400 ft /hole takes the insanity to a new level. Not only will those lengths encourage using drivers, which are less accurate and harder to control, but the extra distance will only make it harder to see anyone who may be up ahead, about to cross into the fairway.

Whomever designed and/or proposes that layout in that park should be... I have no words.

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Old 03-04-2014, 03:48 AM
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:18 AM
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And it gets worse with the published alternate layouts:
I wouldn't want to play any of those layouts even if there wasn't another soul in the park. I'd get tired of trying to avoid the concrete sidewalks and benches from tearing up my plastic.

The green layout cracks me up though with the OB on the bottom of the map. Instead of making the playground area OB we're going to make the big open space OB.

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Old 03-04-2014, 03:30 PM
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I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often, and I actually hope this lady wins her lawsuit. Putting a disc golf course in the middle of a crowded park is irresponsible unless they have TONS of warning signs everywhere, and even then. People still think we're throwing frisbees out there, not 175g razor blades.
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