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Old 04-27-2009, 10:20 AM
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It is rather amazing how disc golf gets associated with all sorts of odd things. I can think of 3 courses in our area that are frequently patrolled. It is not because of disc golfers, but because of male prostitution. It is really weird. We have cops patrol the parking lots quite often but rarely do they go out on the course. Our home course is situated at the back of a large park and the parking areas for disc golf are seperated from the main areas of the park by a small forest area. Since it is secluded there have been some cars that have been broken into. (mine included) They have been patrolling since it has happened to quite a few people. It is probably not disc golfers breaking into the vehicles but we make easy targets because we park back there.
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:49 PM
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I guess I should skip mentioning that I was called in for mt first "random" drug test a few weeks after my boss found out I played disc golf. During the five years I was there I got "randomly" tested three times. No one else in the department was randomly tested during that time that I knew of. Despite my test being negative, my boss still tried to force me into the EAP. The assumption in a parks department was that if I played disc golf, I had to have a drug problem.

So, just a word of warning. If you apply for a parks department job, don't tell them you play disc golf.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:08 PM
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That is beyond stupid of them. I'm shocked that not one but four people thought that would be a good idea.
Shoot, at Morley Feild (San Diego) these guys all had their personal bongs. I was amazed. I can see a spliff or maybe a "throw-away" pipe to medicate with, but a bong That is ballzy!!!
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:09 PM
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I guess I should skip mentioning that I was called in for mt first "random" drug test a few weeks after my boss found out I played disc golf. During the five years I was there I got "randomly" tested three times. No one else in the department was randomly tested during that time that I knew of. Despite my test being negative, my boss still tried to force me into the EAP. The assumption in a parks department was that if I played disc golf, I had to have a drug problem.

So, just a word of warning. If you apply for a parks department job, don't tell them you play disc golf.
Thats a shame. That is usually the assumption that I encounter when people find out I play.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:11 PM
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Shoot, at Morley Feild (San Diego) these guys all had their personal bongs. I was amazed. I can see a spliff or maybe a "throw-away" pipe to medicate with, but a bong That is ballzy!!!
LoL I think smoking in public is ballzy on its own. Doing it with something bigger than your head that everyone instantly recognizes is foolish at best.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:18 PM
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On another note, on how DG helps Law Enforcement: At Chavez Ridge DGC at Elysian Park (L.A., CA), there were a ton of gays and male prostitutes ducking into the undergrowth for whatever they do. There was a lot of drug traficking there as well. Since the course has been installed (about 3 yrs now), the illegal activities have been seriously curbed. There are less homosexual activities going on during the day (what happens to come up from Hollywood Blvd at night is any1's guess), and you don't see people selling Meth out there anymore. The Park Community Group, that was opposed to the DG course initially, loves us for intimidating the criminals (they try to intimidate back, but that ain't workin'!!). The cops have to make less trips up the ridge, knowing it is pretty well patrolled by us. All in all, it has been a positive addition to the park and our community!!!

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Old 04-27-2009, 02:23 PM
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I guess I should skip mentioning that I was called in for mt first "random" drug test a few weeks after my boss found out I played disc golf. During the five years I was there I got "randomly" tested three times. No one else in the department was randomly tested during that time that I knew of. Despite my test being negative, my boss still tried to force me into the EAP. The assumption in a parks department was that if I played disc golf, I had to have a drug problem.

So, just a word of warning. If you apply for a parks department job, don't tell them you play disc golf.
I hope the word never gets out at my job, because all the management knows I play disc golf. They even made fun of me once, because they had to move my work truck, and found a stack of putters in the passenger seat. One my run at night, I pass a 9 hole course that I like to hit about once a week, and around 3am one of my stops is next to a post office that has a awesome open field, that is well lit with street lamps on post. Those post make a great object course, and its lit.

I am not worried about being drug tested, I just don't want them to assume I am doing them because I play.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:27 PM
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I hope the word never gets out at my job, because all the management knows I play disc golf. They even made fun of me once, because they had to move my work truck, and found a stack of putters in the passenger seat. One my run at night, I pass a 9 hole course that I like to hit about once a week, and around 3am one of my stops is next to a post office that has a awesome open field, that is well lit with street lamps on post. Those post make a great object course, and its lit.

I am not worried about being drug tested, I just don't want them to assume I am doing them because I play.
Yeah, it is bad stereotype we get. Most DGrs are law abiding, good people. Like any community, a few bad apples can spoil the barrel.....
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:55 PM
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On another note, on how DG helps Law Enforcement: At Chavez Ridge DGC at Elysian Park (L.A., CA), there were a ton of gays and male prostitutes ducking into the undergrowth for whatever they do. There was a lot of drug traficking there as well. Since the course has been installed (about 3 yrs now), the illegal activities have been seriously curbed. There are less homosexual activities going on during the day (what happens to come up from Hollywood Blvd at night is any1's guess), and you don't see people selling Meth out there anymore. The Park Community Group, that was opposed to the DG course initially, loves us for intimidating the criminals (they try to intimidate back, but that ain't workin'!!). The cops have to make less trips up the ridge, knowing it is pretty well patrolled by us. All in all, it has been a positive addition to the park and our community!!!
That's funny. I posted about Chavez Ridge a while ago.

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Old 04-27-2009, 02:59 PM
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The other day I was at Freedom Park just practicing my drives. This cop rolls up and was hanging out there and comes over and says to me, "would you mind moving to that section of the field, you're getting dangerously close to hitting those people." So then I explained to him that this is a disc golf course and showed him how to play. So he walks to the idiots who were having a picnic about 40 feet from the basket and tells them to move haha.
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