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Old 01-31-2011, 05:09 PM
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You guys provide escorts to your guests?

SC hospitality IS second to none!!
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:10 PM
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Do note that it is escort only so if you play with Kelly or Brad it is ok.

They also apparently plan on continuing having monthlies.

It's not closed, it is merely....more exclusive.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:38 PM
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I think all land should be treated with respect...no matter who owns it.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:45 PM
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If we could just follow these simple rules while playing DG.

1. Carry in carry out. That means everything!!!
2. No destruction of anything including foliage
3. If you are going to curse loudly or be a dink go find a place far away from others
4." Illegal activities" no matter how lame it is should be kept at home or in the car.

5. Cig butts. Last year I had to put out a ground fire on hole 6 because some $%$& head couldn't read the signs.(Fire danger can be high during dry periods) Maybe someone should design a butt receptacle for the bag.

6. Keep groups to 5 or less on the course

This is what I have posted in huge lettering at the Blackfalls clubhouse. For some it is difficult to act decent. Hopefully these "special people" will lose interest and go back to playing video games.

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Old 01-31-2011, 05:50 PM
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I think you're preaching to the choir, the people who are posting their disappointment about the potential loss of a great course aren't the ones (usually) making a mess of the course.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:52 PM
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I know. I'm just venting because of this unfortunate situation.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:58 PM
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Do you act better when you are at home having dinner, then eat like a pig and be rude at a restaurant?
This makes no sense in the context of this discussion. We are talking about other people's private property, not your own. If you had a disc golf course in your own back yard, nobody would care what you did or how you acted...

Flyboy is a unique case because it is not just on Kelly's property - the course plays on or close to the property of several homeowners, and most notably on a private runway which happens to be the primary reason several of the residents live there. You mess with their runway by walking on it when they are trying to land or (as was the case last year) throw a disc across it in front of a plane that is taking off and you endanger someone's life.

This and the other incidents that led to this decision wouldn't have happened if the "escorted golfers only" policy was always in effect, so I agree it was only a matter of time. Kelly was too trusting, but I have great respect for him both for building the course in the first place and for the amount of effort he is currently putting forth to save it. Wish there were more people like him.

Public or private, there are a lot of activities that happen on a disc golf course that most of us find abhorrent, but those who don't recognize the difference in this situation are uninformed or just ignorant.

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Old 01-31-2011, 05:59 PM
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Surely you can tell the difference between standards on a public and private course?

A public course is owned by tax payers and open to all, and thus must be rather tolerant of parkgoers. Despite which, some disc golfers still manage to go over the line and get their courses pulled.

But when people expend their own money and their own effort and generously make it available to others, they have every right to request higher standards. You're not a taxpayer in your own park---you're a GUEST on someone else's property.
Someone gets it, well said. Does this mean you've joined me on my "high horse"?
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:06 PM
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Read my last post. I think you have it a little backwards. Yes the public parks are paid for by taxes, but they are pulled out just as often, if not more. Like I said as a private course you can just ask these DBs to leave. At a public park you can't really ask them to leave as long as the course is there, who's going to watch everyday and see if someone who has been kicked out of the public park shows up? No one, thats who. Solution pull the course and turn it into a nature park, happened here in Columbus a while back with Highbanks Park.

I can't believe that you would think a private course has a better chance of being pulled because of bad behavior, thats just non sense.
you're full of it. flyboy shares space with a neighborhood and an airstrip for god's sake. disc golf is a tertiary activity there and the management of the course is directly responsible to their neighbors. one idiot throws across the runway in front of a plane preparing to take off and you're done. hawk hollow is a cattle farm first. disc golf is a secondary activity there, occasionally tertiary to hunting. one idiot who leaves a gate open and lets the livestock out and you're done. it would only take one incident for either place to cease to exist in a disc golf sense.

for a public course to be removed generally takes repeated instances of idiocy over an extended period of time. i have built and maintained several public courses over the years and your work on them and the degree to which you become vested in them is much appreciated- they very much become the babies of the volunteers who put in the time on them.

however, they are 2 different animals completely. the aspect that is not shared is that private course owners are actually putting themselves at some risk by being such.
 

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Old 01-31-2011, 06:10 PM
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You guys provide escorts to your guests?

SC hospitality IS second to none!!
generally yes up here too- at least to non-local first timers. you meant "southern hospitality is second to none."

i should shut up and let david sauls do the talking for me because he's more diplomatic than i am...
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