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Old 10-26-2010, 09:02 AM
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Just wondering if anyone here is one of a handful of volunteers or perhaps the main laborer/caretaker at their course and had this conversation with a random DGer on their course. You know the one it usually goes something like this:
"They need to maintain this course better"
"They need to do something about the tee pads here"
"They need to cut the grass"
or my all time favorites
"They need to clean up the thorns where I lost my disc along fairway such and such"
"They need to build a bridge over that creek"
"They need better signs, short tees"

I always keep my lips shut but I wonder what my actual expression is doing as I am the "they that these people criticize. I wanna hear some stories from other people who actually put the work in that their courses. I have a feeling most of the critics here are not volunteers and do little work on their home courses.

Some of my fellow volunteers say I shouldve punched the one guy in the face for complaining about a tee after we volunteers worked all weekend improving the other 11.

I also love when you are out sweating your ass off covered in cuts from thorns and your alone and clearing schule and some drunk yahoo says something like...."hey you guys need to clear that crap to the left on hole 3 about 150 feet in I always lose my disc in there"

One day perhaps THEY will snap and let these types have it.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:08 AM
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:10 AM
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Deep down, everyone appreciates the work THEY do on the course...

People just like to complain, I hope THEY don't take it too seriously

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Old 10-26-2010, 09:12 AM
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Just be careful what you say out there....THEY are out there
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:16 AM
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WE are THEY



Poured pads, built bridges, buy/brought spool tables, built benches, clear brush, new trails, pick up trash, take out trash. Some of these do more than others, and some not pictured do alot.

WE are THEY.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:16 AM
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THEY hates cats
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:17 AM
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my god... people in texas are ugly.
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Poured pads, built bridges, clear brush, new trails, pick up trash, take out trash. Some of these do more than others, and some not pictured do alot.

WE are THEY.
THEYs unite
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:18 AM
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Apothecary definetely not THEY
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if THEY are a bunch of caretakers that get all bent when some idiot says theyre doing a crappy job, youre right.

seriously, opti, course maintenance is a thankless task. take solace in knowing the only people that matter appreciate the job you do.
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