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biscoe 03-04-2010 09:48 PM

bs- some municipalities support beyond allowing the land to be used, some don't. if they DO support that is even more reason to pay. bottom line is someone somewhere down the line IS paying.

chuckdisc 03-04-2010 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by buzzinb (Post 285913)
Great article--sums it well. Free courses for all, pay courses for those willing to pony up for the experience. Naturally, pay courses should offer something above and beyond what local free courses do.

I don't mind to give $$ to play a nice course.

paulrothley@msn.com 03-04-2010 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by chuckdisc (Post 286075)
I don't mind to give $$ to play a nice course.

I own Phantom Falls, and I ask PP for a donation to help me improve & the course. I have not had any neg feedback. I think this sport is growing faster than public courses are being built, and those who choose to share their private labor of love should be rewarded for filling the void.

therealbigtrav 03-04-2010 11:44 PM

I couldn't agree more Paul. I enjoy being able to support private courses through membership, purchasing dg gear, or daily passes to private courses. Players at private courses tend to be of a higher caliber, and not just at disc golf. People care about the upkeep as well. I take bags and collect litter at the private courses everytime out. I can't say the same about public. I don't know what that says about me, but there's a helluva lot less trash at the private courses I play that people respect, then a public course that people abuse. I hope I get out to Colorado again this summer, and get to check out Phantom. Appreciate you Paul.

compn 03-04-2010 11:51 PM

i donate my time (picking up trash, clearing fallen trees, etc) and money to public and private courses, and i pay for park access (like metroparks). but i'm not all that jazzed on paying per day/annually to have some doofus in a segway chase people around looking for tags.

i miss the riff-raff.

therealbigtrav 03-05-2010 12:01 AM

The "riff raff" I'm talking about are the players who go to courses because they have no other place to be. Guys who could care less about playing, and are only there because they have no other place to be. I'm all for having a good time. The most I've payed for a membership is $45 for a season, or $10 a day, and it's worth it to see that money go back to into improvements at the course.

smyith 03-05-2010 12:14 AM

my favorite things about pay-to-play:
#1 - 99% of the time the players have a much better etiquette (not necessarily better player)
#2 - courses are generally more challenging
#3 - maintenance
#4 - no chuckers who destroy the course
i expect alot more from a pay to play. it better be well taken care of and fun!
of the curses mentioned ive played all but elm creek. and if that is the caliber this castle rocks will be made then id gladly pay to play it. my only compliant is with three rivers park district: they dont allow dogs on the course.

free courses are an absolute necessity its what this sport is founded on. pay to play has its place but every area should have a free local course. new players arnt going to want to pay every time the play.

Donovan 03-05-2010 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by sloppydisc (Post 285877)
I will pay for a good course or a unique course. I also think that when I play a private course the right thing to do is make some kind of donation, or purchase whatever discs, clothes etc that I can to help support the cause. It has to be a lot of work to build and maintain a nice course.

Preach it brother! I'm with you!

bikinjack 03-05-2010 12:46 AM

I've yet to play a pay to play course. I think it's almost solely because we have great public free to play courses around here. Maples Lake is the only nearby pay to play course that comes to mind, and it's only open on Saturdays, so I don't get to play it because I must work on Saturdays. I've heard it's got great potential.

craftsman 03-05-2010 12:57 AM

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Originally Posted by compn (Post 286173)
i donate my time (picking up trash, clearing fallen trees, etc) and money to public and private courses, and i pay for park access (like metroparks). but i'm not all that jazzed on paying per day/annually to have some doofus in a segway chase people around looking for tags.

i miss the riff-raff.

Kensington I'm guessing. H mills people are nice. How do feel about the $50 price. I'll admit it hurt shellin out $70 for the pass ang tag- and that's before any league fees.

I also think it bs they want to charge for non players. I realize this is a slipery slope but sometimes a lil common sense is in need.


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