#121  
Old 06-18-2009, 10:27 PM
Disc Dog's Avatar
Disc Dog Disc Dog is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Spokane, Washington
Years Playing: 12.8
Courses Played: 91
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,077
Niced 2 Times in 2 Posts
Angry I know the pain!

I was going to start a thread about this tonight because I have now lost 11 discs (I am not a bad player I just play alot and will try different throws sometimes that I need to get better at or will try to see how a disc will fly in certain situations. It is getting to expensive to keep that up though). and not one time have I been called. My name and number is on every disc.

Some will probably never be recovered because they went in to the water but most did not.

I always call and try to return them. I will even ask around to some of the other locals to see if they know the person who's name is on the disc. I even returned a Innova practice basket someone left at the course.

Why are so many creeps out there? It makes me mad!

I had to get this off my chest. Thanks all!
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 06-18-2009, 10:57 PM
3456789 3456789 is offline
Bogey Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Years Playing: 11.4
Courses Played: 21
Posts: 51
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Uhm....did you happen to ask them how they lost it?..

Thats like losing your child.
Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 06-19-2009, 12:19 AM
D.W.G.'s Avatar
D.W.G. D.W.G. is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Hastings,MN
Years Playing: 11.8
Courses Played: 11
Posts: 159
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have lost one disc(name & number on it) and never got a call... In the year that I have been playing, I have found 15 or so discs... Only a couple have had numbers, and I either contacted the person, or tried to... I did get a callback from one guy, but he never did come to get his Magnet... I make every effort to get the disc back to the person if the disc has his/her info on it...
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 06-19-2009, 12:22 AM
nunez23's Avatar
nunez23 nunez23 is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Brighton, CO
Years Playing: 15
Courses Played: 56
Posts: 134
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

It's just bad karma not calling people back, and with my game I need as much good karma as I can get. I just don't feel right keeping a disc that I know belongs to someone else.
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old 06-19-2009, 11:07 AM
jdggna's Avatar
jdggna jdggna is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ames, IA
Years Playing: 14.1
Courses Played: 23
Posts: 1,395
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I guess I'm sitting in the position of, if somebody dropped $20 out on the course, and you're stumbling around the woods and come across it, are you going to call the number and ask if they want it back if it has one on it? Not the best example, I know, but I see it as much the same.

If the name is somebody I know, definitely I'll give it back.
If the person comes up and says its theirs after I get it, definitely give it back.
If I find it in a stream where with ice still on the edges and a 20 foot vertical bank to get down to it, and it's visible from the top of the bank, I'm not going to worry about it.
If it is worth it to them, the person will find it. I am a very firm believe in this, and I don't truly see how you can say you just can't find it. I've spent many hours rummaging through poison ivy and nettles looking for my discs. I keep looking because it is worth it to me to find them. If its a disc I don't care about I'll say "**** it, lets keep playing."

EDIT: I guess I don't see the whole name/number on the disc being completely valid. I've seen several people on the course with sharpies specifically to write their names on a disc as soon as they find one. I've seen it done on blind throws. I don't take it as meaning it is theirs.

Last edited by jdggna; 06-19-2009 at 11:10 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 06-19-2009, 11:12 AM
Huff's Avatar
Huff Huff is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maine
Years Playing: 12.9
Courses Played: 9
Posts: 346
Niced 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdggna View Post
I guess I'm sitting in the position of, if somebody dropped $20 out on the course, and you're stumbling around the woods and come across it, are you going to call the number and ask if they want it back if it has one on it? Not the best example, I know, but I see it as much the same.

If the name is somebody I know, definitely I'll give it back.
If the person comes up and says its theirs after I get it, definitely give it back.
If I find it in a stream where with ice still on the edges and a 20 foot vertical bank to get down to it, and it's visible from the top of the bank, I'm not going to worry about it.
If it is worth it to them, the person will find it. I am a very firm believe in this, and I don't truly see how you can say you just can't find it. I've spent many hours rummaging through poison ivy and nettles looking for my discs. I keep looking because it is worth it to me to find them. If its a disc I don't care about I'll say "**** it, lets keep playing."

EDIT: I guess I don't see the whole name/number on the disc being completely valid. I've seen several people on the course with sharpies specifically to write their names on a disc as soon as they find one. I've seen it done on blind throws. I don't take it as meaning it is theirs.
yet another DGer that I hope doesnt start playing my home course.
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 06-19-2009, 11:14 AM
jdggna's Avatar
jdggna jdggna is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ames, IA
Years Playing: 14.1
Courses Played: 23
Posts: 1,395
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Meh...I'll get singled out in an instance like this, but I know the majority of players on anybody's course do the same things.
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 06-19-2009, 11:22 AM
Huff's Avatar
Huff Huff is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Maine
Years Playing: 12.9
Courses Played: 9
Posts: 346
Niced 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdggna View Post
Meh...I'll get singled out in an instance like this, but I know the majority of players on anybody's course do the same things.
maybe they do where you live. Or maybe you just think they do.


I know some of the course owners where I play regularly, and taking a disc that doesn't belong to you off from their course is considered theft.

Its really a very simple topic and people try all kinds of way to justify stealing.

If you find a disc with no ink - turn in to a lost in found if there is one or if not one then do what you want with it.

Find disc with ink - The owner of this disk took the time to put their contact info on their property so that if they "lose" it ( not "leave it") they can be contacted to go get it back. The ink expressly implies they WANT they're stuff back. You deciding its now yours because you happened to find it before the rightful owner did is ridiculous. Would your mom or grandmother agree that the right thing for you to do is keep that disc?


And as for my area, people here must tend to be more honest. Ive gotten every disc ive misplaced back, and Ive returned more than i can recall.

I choose to foster a DG environment where people are courteous of others because thats the sport I love. I dont want to play in a sport where thieves are rampant.

Point being, your attitude on this subject promotes a much more negative atmosphere in the DG sport in general. You trying to convince others that your views on stealing discs are not only OK but perfectly justified blows my mind.

Last edited by Huff; 06-19-2009 at 11:25 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 06-19-2009, 11:39 AM
jdggna's Avatar
jdggna jdggna is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ames, IA
Years Playing: 14.1
Courses Played: 23
Posts: 1,395
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'm not hoping to convince others it is correct. I sincerely doubt that is possible, especially while sitting behind a computer. I think the ideal of this is great, but it just isn't a reality. I have friends who have lost 30+ discs combined with their names on them. To this date I believe they have had only two or three returned. I don't keep most of them as I posted before, as they have no real value to me. I'm not sweating as I stole something. I play in a college town where the majority of golfers are extremely recreational. There is no "lost and found" and the majority of discs I've found don't have numbers on them. I think the box of founds I have at home has two with numbers on them, both of which were fished out of a creek in the scenario I posted about above. Both DX plastics, and I'm sure they were replaced before I ever found them, but if not, they are out $7. Seeing as how they would have been able to see the disc from the bank, I am assuming they thought they would rather pay $7 than get in water barely above freezing. But like I said, to each their own. You have your philosophy and I have mine. If I played a round with you and you put one in the woods, I would be completely fine with searching for over an hour till it was found. I would be fine with going chest deep into a pond and feeling around with my feet. If I saw you put one in the woods, I would point you in the right direction. But if I find a disc that has been out there for awhile, I'll give it to a kid or new player. Just what I do.
Reply With Quote
 

  #130  
Old 06-19-2009, 11:42 AM
masonrph2's Avatar
masonrph2 masonrph2 is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
Years Playing: 10.9
Courses Played: 8
Posts: 10
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Returned discs

People around Asheville are pretty good about it. I have name, phone, and email on reverse of every disc I own. I have one I found here at my office. I called the # on back and the guy is coming by today to get it. Then again- some people aren't very altruistic or sportsmanlike. Key # 1 is watch disc until it lands and search hard.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thoughts on returning discs: To return or not to return DarrellR General Disc Golf Chat 33 08-08-2011 11:36 AM
How Far Do You Go To Return Discs? KDencker General Disc Golf Chat 51 07-10-2010 04:20 PM
Do you return discs you find? discgolf757 General Disc Golf Chat 33 09-10-2009 11:20 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.