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Billy K2 05-09-2017 11:05 AM

Protests Against a New Course
I'd like to share this petition with everyone and hear what everyone thinks about it. A group is protesting the construction of a 9-hole course in New Jersey. their entire protest is backed by false statements about our sport. The petition says that disc golf causes tree disease. LOL!

A few signers have called disc golf "violent" and "a game for kids on the playground".

Read the petition and let me know what you think. Lies keep flowing!


Billy K2 05-09-2017 11:08 AM

Here's a new article about their recent protest.


Halcón 05-09-2017 11:15 AM

As with every situation where two sides are in opposition, the unbiased truth lies somewhere in between.

markmcc 05-09-2017 11:23 AM

At some level the protesters are correct. Disc Golf has the potential to disturb current park users and wildlife, and there will be some tree damage. What the powers-that-be need to decide is if putting DG into that park is a net gain or not. I don't know anything about that particular piece of land, but I'm not surprised that current park users are protesting proposed change. They apparently like it the way that it is. That is how the system works. They come up with their "facts" and you counter with yours.

Rather than calling them liars, can you counter with reasons why DG would be a good thing in the park? Specifically a better use of the park than the current situation?

zenbot 05-09-2017 11:26 AM

Wow. There was literally a NIMBY sign.

BogeyNoMore 05-09-2017 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by zenbot (Post 3175221)
Wow. There was literally a NIMBY sign.

Really? Someone's actually trying to put DG on par with prisons, nuclear power, and hazardous waste sites?


zenbot 05-09-2017 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by BogeyNoMore (Post 3175226)
Really? Someone's actually trying to put DG on par with prisons, nuclear power, and hazardous waste sites?


Over on the left.


Consult20 05-09-2017 11:55 AM

Comments about golf balls hurting wildlife, too many golf courses, golf courses closing down, tree disease issues, I heard a wood pecker, where will the wildlife go...

Sounds like the protestors need to be re-educated, or more likely need to be educated in the first place. Not a shining moment for the average IQ of the protestors.

brutalbrutus 05-09-2017 12:04 PM

We've been dealing with a situation like this for going on 8 years now. The front 9 was finally opened late last year, with brand new MachX baskets(the first in our area) and turf tees. They purchased baskets for 18 holes but now the back9 is getting opposition. One of our local members has been steadfastly pursuing this course and gets the local dg scene to give positive feedback to the park board. With lots of patience and determination, he has succeeded so far.


sidewinder22 05-09-2017 12:12 PM

Rifle Camp Park? Won't they target shoot the disks?

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