Itchy wrote:Ok, I know we're not supposed to talk about drugs here but I've got a serious question. A course that recently went into my home town has started to get complaints about profanity and drug use. I want to get ride of these behaviors as quickly and as quietly (for the sake of our already tarnished reputation as a bunch of pot smoking hippies throwing Frisbees in the woods) as possible. This is a knowledgeable bunch; I was wondering if you guys have ran into this problem and what was done to fix the behavior? Thanks for any and all input.
Frank Delicious wrote:Talk to the police and explain you are with the club and would like to help combat this problem. Show the city that some DGers don't want that behavior on the course
ferretdance03 wrote:Frank Delicious wrote:Talk to the police and explain you are with the club and would like to help combat this problem. Show the city that some DGers don't want that behavior on the course
This. As well as maybe a sign/notice at the course bulletin board or on tee signs explaining that the course will be pulled if the undesirable behavior isn't curbed. Verbally spread the word as well to everyone that you see playing that the course is at risk.
money 21 wrote:Also let the player know that it is being patroled more that will stop alot of problems right there.
In the meantime, you can tell the gov't entity that controls your park about:
-Chavez Ridge in Los Angeles (formerly the largest hook-up spot in the area, lots of needles, lots of criminal elements, gang activity, etc.)
-San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz (disc golf pushed out homeless camps and needles no longer litter the ground)
-Pier Park in Portland (formerly a gang-fighting location, that park used to be the murder capital of that city, until disc golf transformed it, now the entire neighborhood is being transformed and gentrified)
-Mackey Park in Sacramento (formerly called "Tweakerville" the vapors from the meth labs used to be so heavy that people using the park would pass out and need emergency medical attention...today is a safe park with childrens area, disc golf, and bringing the neighborhood together)
All of the above were disc golf courses installed at the request of city police departments to abate criminal activity, and they are all fantastic success stories, and have saved their cities immense amount of money while raising surrounding property values and commerce.
jsun3thousand wrote:Disc golfers are holding the sport back.
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