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Old 04-13-2015, 05:46 PM
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Courses That Hurt The Game?

Is there such a thing as courses that end up having a negative impact on Disc Golf? There's a lot of talk about the perception of the Disc Golfers having a negative impact, but what about courses?

In my area, I'm finding many courses that would seem to be unplayable with more than one group due to criss-crossing fairways and pin/tee locations...Others that are built and then seemingly left to rot away as an unused, overgrown area of some park...Still others that have tee after tee of throwing into trees with no real lines to speak of.
A lot of courses jammed in to areas that just don't work, and then seemingly never played again.

With no disrespect meant towards those whose hard work and planning have lead to these courses creation, and with awareness of limits that State or City parks place on designers as far as pruning and location...

Do these ghost town/dangerous/tree courses hurt the growth or continued participation in Disc Golf?
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:54 PM
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I think the actions of disc golfers do much more damage than any course ever could.....if you could only fix one the disc golfer not the course would do the most to improve the sport and it's perception.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:17 PM
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Based on another recent thread, I'd say any course designed by Optidisc would have a negative impact on Disc Golf.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:24 PM
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Based on another recent thread, I'd say any course designed by Optidisc would have a negative impact on Disc Golf.
^Lol. We're in the same neck of the woods, so to speak, so maybe I am unknowingly talking about his courses!
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:01 PM
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If you're playing a course with no trees... you are playing the wrong course.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:49 PM
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^Courses without trees would be included in my OP about courses hurting the game; it's tree courses with no fairway or line, or 18 RHBH throws that I include. I live in Eastern PA, we have some stellar courses that you might call 'heavily wooded'.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:24 PM
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I don't believe any courses actually hurt the game, with the possible exception of courses that endanger non-disc-golfers.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:36 PM
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When I encountered a homeless man sleeping on a teepad at Sunset Park in Las Vegas, it was an eyeopener.

Then again, that's a problem that has absolutely nothing to do with dg.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:34 PM
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All ISIS courses hurt the game.
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This course didn't exactly help the cause. Case in point.
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