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Old 07-25-2021, 10:14 PM
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I had an elementary class playing kickball with cones in the middle of a fairway the other morning. I sat down on the tee box, checked my mail, and waited about 20 minutes for them to finish up. I greeted the teacher as they left and said nothing more. It's multi-use. There's no priority. This is the Serengeti waterhole of territory. Take a pause.
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Old 07-25-2021, 10:29 PM
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The hole will still be there tomorrow. The picnicker likely will not. As some have mentioned, don't be the one who gets a course pulled because you ticked off the mayor and her family enjoying the pretty field.
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Old 07-26-2021, 03:41 AM
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Do you throw a Cheetah or a Gazelle? I would've said Lion but nobody throws that damn mold.
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Old 07-26-2021, 06:34 AM
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Do you throw a Cheetah or a Gazelle? I would've said Lion but nobody throws that damn mold.
my first two aces were with a Leopard and a Panther. I'm forever in debt to cat molds.....

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Old 07-26-2021, 06:47 AM
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Surprisingly, the various groups take turns, almost like they have a little truce so everyone can get a drink.
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Old 07-26-2021, 08:44 AM
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Do you throw a Cheetah or a Gazelle? I would've said Lion but nobody throws that damn mold.
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Old 07-26-2021, 09:33 AM
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Everyone in a park has the right to use it, as they see fit.
I'll disagree with this, specifically because it leads into my main point/question. Not everyone has a right to use the park "as they see fit". Some areas of a park are often set aside for very specific activities (you typically don't have a right to have a picnic in the middle of a skate ramp, for example).

The question becomes what the "fairway" use is. In some places I've played at mix-use parks...the disc golf course is set aside for disc golf (though that seems to be pretty rare). In some/most, where disc golfers play is also a potential picnic area.

I would bet that in a multi-use park...just in my experience...the big open spaces of grass are for everyone to use...not just disc golf. So if someone wants to set up a game of croquet, or tag, or a picnic...they have every right to do so. It also helps to recognize that typically the reason we can HAVE disc golf in these parks, is because they already had the space acquired for people to do these things in big open grassy areas.

It may be that they are oblivious. It may be that they're jerks. It may be that they were simply there first. If the space in question is mixed-use space...you don't have some innate right to the space because you're throwing a disc and someone else is picnicking.
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Old 07-26-2021, 10:17 AM
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If it’s a mixer use public park, I’d bet 99% if the time the park existed and DG was an add on.

Because of the nature of DG—requiring large open spaces—people are going to see it as just an open field for general use.

Walkers don’t understand that just because they aren’t in my line they may not be safe being 50-100’ from the desired path.

So, we have a greater burden in a mixed use public park to be courteous.

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Old 07-26-2021, 10:27 AM
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Whether it's written or not, the rule of thumb is, "Right of way goes to the pedestrian." We have to assume that any people on or extremely close to the course, who aren't playing, are oblivious to us or what we're doing.

That said, I find it a bit annoying that one of them said, "How about a 'Fore'?"

That seems implies they knew where they were setting up, and basically took no personal responsibility to avoid getting hit.


If there was a picnic table or similar attraction there, that's on the park.


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Old 07-26-2021, 10:52 AM
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Practically speaking, we got 3 options...

- Throw into people, possibly seriously injure someone, put yourself up for some serious liability, put local disc golf at risk.
- Get mad and confront people, paint disc golf in a bad light, possibly confront the wrong person of influence and put local disc golf at risk.
- Be patient/skip holes and politely warn people that they could be injured by an errant throw by someone else and hope they change their habits.

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