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Old 10-26-2010, 10:24 AM
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:28 AM
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I feel more courses has led to a sense of entitlement. I also feel that pay to play has led to less voluteerism.

I feel if there were more volunteerism, there would be less need for pay to play.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:33 AM
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:54 AM
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I am also 'They'. It is selfless work, but well worth it. The only time I find things to be frustrating is when punks think that they need to "tag" every structure we build. Thankfully, the city of Rockwall and the Parks Dept. support the DG scene 110% and provide us with the vast majority of our supplies. We, or should I say "They", have it pretty good.
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:19 PM
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I volunteer for tons of work details and charities simply because it makes me feel good. I quit looking for a "pat on the back" a loooooonng time ago. I know what work I"ve done and that's all that matters.

Whenever I'm around someone who's b@tching about the condition of the course, all I tell them is "Great idea! See you out here Saturday morning. Say around 8:00 a.m. Bring a shovel, saw, clippers, gloves and as many friends as you can find."

It amazes me how many people are sooooooooo busy on Saturday mornings. When they beg off about showing up, I tell them to STFU with the complaints until they're willing to do something about it.

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Old 10-26-2010, 01:38 PM
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:04 PM
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I can't possibly count the number of times entire weekends were spent on a course preparing for a tournament and then getting more stuff pointed out to you that is wrong or that someone is un happy with. the random guy that complains usually doesn't get me. it is the club member or avid tournament player that knows who is doing the work and still has the balls to point sh!t out. It is a thankless job as we (they) know.
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:27 PM
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:32 PM
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Old 10-26-2010, 03:34 PM
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Just wondering if anyone here is one of a handful of volunteers or perhaps the main laborer/caretaker at their course and had this conversation with a random DGer on their course. You know the one it usually goes something like this:
"They need to maintain this course better"
"They need to do something about the tee pads here"
"They need to cut the grass"
or my all time favorites
"They need to clean up the thorns where I lost my disc along fairway such and such"
"They need to build a bridge over that creek"
"They need better signs, short tees"

I always keep my lips shut but I wonder what my actual expression is doing as I am the "they that these people criticize. I wanna hear some stories from other people who actually put the work in that their courses. I have a feeling most of the critics here are not volunteers and do little work on their home courses.

Some of my fellow volunteers say I shouldve punched the one guy in the face for complaining about a tee after we volunteers worked all weekend improving the other 11.

I also love when you are out sweating your ass off covered in cuts from thorns and your alone and clearing schule and some drunk yahoo says something like...."hey you guys need to clear that crap to the left on hole 3 about 150 feet in I always lose my disc in there"

One day perhaps THEY will snap and let these types have it.
I was out working on the course the other day and multiple people asked me if I worked for the city.

As if the city is going to fill the holes in front of the teepads.
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