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People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby JHern » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:45 am

I was in a meeting tonight where a local high school disc golf team proposed installing a short 9 hole practice course in the big park next to their campus. The kids drafted a great proposal, are working with the county gov't and doing things right. The woman in the following video was one of the NIMBYs who spoke. You can see the kids from the team in the background (immediately to her left). The County Supervisor is the one who stops her after she runs way over her alloted time.



There were more of these people, which I also have on video. I'm curious to hear reactions from disc golfers in other places to this video. We see this kind of thing often in California, but we're so far inside it that we lack the proper perspective. Isn't this woman awfully strange? What is her short circuit? Is my perception that she is a NIMBY (Not-In-My-Back-Yard) clothed in selfish faux environmentalism out-of-line?

Also, I'm so proud of those kids for being cool and respectful, they conducted themselves honorably and we're delighted to see them usher in the next generation of disc golfers!
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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby chunk » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:51 am

disc golf is bad.
mountain biking is bad.
you are bad if you want these things.

unfortunately i've seen this all too much when i was prez of my local mountain bike club. they're argument is only the bunnies and green spotted tree frog can be happy. progress must be halted and we must all return to our native lands.
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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby keltik » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:32 am

NIMBY, that is funny.

I can't see the vid right now but I can imagine the "Californianess" of this lady (no offense JHern). I think it's weird that what I imagine as a "hippy lady" is opposed to a "hippy sport".
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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby JR » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:22 am

I don't want to look at the nimby so i did not watch the video. I just reply to the name of this thread: Can go beep themselves :-)
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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby Jeronimo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:22 am

We've been dealing with this a lot in the north east and what I can tell you for certain is that its typically 1 or 2 individuals with some sort of an agenda or a hair across their ass. The fact that we acquiesce to some of these people is just another punch line in the running joke we all call Democracy.
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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby chainsmoker » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:28 am

This is not disc golf related but I live in a small town and we have 2-3 people that control much of what our city council approves and doesn't approve. They go to all the city council meetings, visit the council members during office hours, write weekly editorials to the local paper and on and on.
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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby kevind » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:54 am

Id bet you are right she probably has a house that backs up to said park and doesnt want any more traffic in a public place that she has personal ties to. Hey lady get a life. Sounded like a 4th grade book report to me.
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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby 7ontheline » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:26 pm

Were the majority of folks there in favor of DG? Haters gonna hate. I'd bet dog parks have more injuries reported to the emergency room.

Next thing ya know, mothers aren't going to let their kids play football :arrow: that's what happened to me and now I'm a frisbee nerd.
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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby rusch_bag » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:30 pm

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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby bents » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:45 pm

If you want a good argument against her, compare the huge environmental impact of ball golf courses vs the near-zero impact of disc golf courses.

Or compare it to any other sport. Disc golf is the least harmful of most anything. Most sports require water-intensive fields, at least. Or equipment that burns gas, or at least equipment that requires resources to produce. People playing disc golf might otherwise be playing soccer, or, for heaven's sake, BALL GOLF.

I like to guesstimate the environmental impact of things based on how much they cost. By this flimsy metric, disc golf wins, and prevents the building of more ball golf courses!
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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby sunspot » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:12 pm

Typical Liberal.

A typical Republican is just the opposite: they can't wait to kill a species and cut down some trees to get what they want.

Stereotypes are fun...but...typical Liberal.
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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby discmonkey42 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:21 pm

bents wrote:If you want a good argument against her,


And there lies the problem. You can't argue with people like this. Or reason with them. Or talk to them. You simply can't reason with the unreasonable.

Only way to combat this is by example. This is why it's really important to treat our courses with respect. Pick up the garbage, don't bring alcohol to a park where it's not allowed, etc. People like this look like idiots to the town/city council when the council only sees disc golfers contributing. When the council only sees trash everywhere, trees torn down, and beer bottles in the garbage right under the "no alcohol" sign, this lady is heard and agreed with.

It's up to us to self police and make people like this look like the uninformed idiots they are through our behaviors and contributions.
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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby JR » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:30 pm

I've seen this happen with some city council members here because one course here is not frequented that often by experienced players but the course is the most used sports place and place to hang around by the local youth and i love that Ville Piippo's wife likes to collect cans and bottles from the courses. She sets a great example.
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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby sunspot » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:36 pm

discmonkey42 wrote:It's up to us to self police and make people like this look like the uninformed idiots they are through our behaviors and contributions.


Pooping by their front door helps.
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Re: People Opposed to Disc Golf...

Postby smarkquart » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:17 pm

It took me all of 15 seconds before I laughed.
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