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Old 05-17-2017, 09:37 AM
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Based on what?
The article states: "He pulls his gun". That raises the stakes from simple impersonating a park ranger to intimidation.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:44 AM
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The article states: "He pulls his gun". That raises the stakes from simple impersonating a park ranger to intimidation.
You're saying they ignore people who do that kind of stuff? C'mon.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:57 AM
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If the park doesn't care, why do you?
Because it's not the parks dept that has to wait behind all the groups of people that don't pay.

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I know we all like to feel some sense of ownership of our local courses, but in reality, it's not your battle to fight. If you want to be a good samaritan, contact the parks department and let them know that you've observed people using the course without paying. If it's worth it to the park, they'll step up enforcement. If they don't care, then so be it, at least you can say they weren't unaware of it happening.
Ha, step up enforcement would imply there is currently enforcement. The only enforcement is when they are picking up the $$ or changing the pins. If the only reason to go to the course is to check passes, they don't go.
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:27 AM
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It seems like if the parks department doesn't care, and the main motivation for wanting to take matters into your own hands is to get less people to use a public park, then you really only have a couple options. Send an email to the parks department and see what happens, or play a less crowded course.

Be warned, if you push it and the park decides there isn't enough paying players for the course to make it worth continuing, they may remove the course. And absolutely I advise against impersonating any government officials.

Really it doesn't seem to be a big deal. The owner of the course doesn't care, then that's that. It's a course you have the option of playing, or play a less crowded course.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:19 AM
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. I am complaining; that's what the interwebz is for.

I just think the city is a total joke - they're so bad at running the courses. They don't enforce the pay to play and then claim "once DG makes 100K / year, we'll put more money into it".

They can't be bothered to mow on a regular basis because "we have to get the special mower out to get up the hills"....yeah, that's exactly why we pay you.

They make new tee signs for the courses right before adding new pin positions, so all the new tee signs are wrong. Brilliant.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:23 AM
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The local club here had a similar situation with maintenance, they worked out a deal where they took over maintenance of just the course. The course is way better now. That's an option
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:23 AM
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You're saying they ignore people who do that kind of stuff? C'mon.
Nope, I'm not saying that at all. You're making this out to be a bigger deal than it is.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:23 AM
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How about grow a pair and confront the perpetrators as a civilian.
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The local club here had a similar situation with maintenance, they worked out a deal where they took over maintenance of just the course. The course is way better now. That's an option
It would be if it wasn't a pay to play course! Shouldn't have to pay and do the maintenance; that's why it's pay to play. I'm glad they are making new pins and that kind of stuff, but they really fail at the little thing like mowing and recycling cans.

Back when P2P first started they would actually check some days, and people were unsure whether they would get caught. It was great. I could play Elver at 5pm and not have to wait 50 trillion eons.

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How about grow a pair and confront the perpetrators as a civilian.
Yeah, cuz that's sure to work. I tried that last week with the group of high schoolers that were throwing on people and screaming their way through the course. The response was "mind your own f*ing business".
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:38 AM
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Yeah, cuz that's sure to work. I tried that last week with the group of high schoolers that were throwing on people and screaming their way through the course. The response was "mind your own f*ing business".
Not sure what else you can do if you're scared off by teenagers.
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