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Old 04-07-2012, 09:18 PM
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Question Why do people hate disc golf?

Last year I had the pleasure of helping design a tone course near where I grew up on a beautiful property owned by the state. My partner in the operation recently made the place nice, with numbered tones, tee boxes with yardage, and a DGCR page.

The land is beautiful for disc golf.











Today as we finished our round the local forest law enforcement officer pulled in and we thought, oh great, here comes the shakedown. Actually quite the opposite. He was very nice and understanding in explaining that he hates to have to tell us but there has been complaints called in and that the maintainer (?) was already going to come down and pull the tones out but that he, the law enforcement officer stopped the maintainer from ripping them out, so that he could come and talk with us if he saw us there. What a guy right?!

He essentially told us to hide the tones from view from the road. Reasonable but still disappointing because the layout was really dialed in. It was also a bonus that my girlfriend and 13 year old sister were with us, so we looked like a very innocuous family out enjoying public land on a sunny day. You could hear in the officer's voice he thought the people that called were morons.

All day I can't get it out of my head. Why would they call? Who cares? There are 5 tones visible from the road, spray painted green for less visual impact, and looking considerably better than the garbage strewned around the property. I can't believe it was the tones that got us called in.

My conclusion at this point is this. Packs of men, young men, out in the forest is unsightly to people's eyes. It disturbs them. It unsettles them. It unnerves them and makes them want to do something. To figure out what they are doing, find the illegalities in it, call it in, and feel accomplished in their own miserly spirit.

Luckily, for us, there are officials out there with a brain, who cannot see a family out for a walk in unused forest and tell them they must go home. Someone who will refuse to allow energy to be spent specifically to deny others of fun. Like I said; what a guy. I'm toasting him tonight.

But the question remains? Why do some people hate disc golf?
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:21 PM
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Sounds to me like you are just the victim of a perpetual complainer. Get some private property and do what you want. Ron Paul 2012!
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:25 PM
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Different strokes for different folks(Pun intended).
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:30 PM
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Sounds to me like you are just the victim of a perpetual complainer. Get some private property and do what you want. Ron Paul 2012!
First reply includes politics?

Thread off to a great start.

Anyway! I am devolving a private course but I try to promote and spread disc golf in as many ways as possible.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:30 PM
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Different strokes for different folks(Pun intended).
What's the pun?
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:32 PM
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Some people just hate everything. Ef em and just keep doin' what you are doin',
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:32 PM
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A cop who isn't an A-hole? Somebody alert Tripp.


Seriously though, some people have nothing better to do than complain about that with which they're not familiar.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:39 PM
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A cop who isn't an A-hole? Somebody alert Tripp.
I'm posting in the thread, which means they'll probably make a comment.

Sounds like the complainer just doesn't like people on that land. I bet if he saw people up there throwing lawn-darts or pickup games of football he'd complain too.
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I honestly have no idea what a tone is.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:43 PM
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I honestly have no idea what a tone is.
This is the style I have seen at one of the old courses around here.

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