Living in the Midwest, the pulling of pins is a common occurance in late fall. We lose as many as 75% of our courses in certain areas of Wisconsin as course pros takes steps to prevent damage or to allow for dual use of park property.
Eventually the thaw and mud are bad enough that the few courses that remain in the ground during the winter months must be closed. This is typically for 2-6 weeks as the snow melts and soaks in, and is primarily done to reduce the damage to the groundcover and limit erosion.
This all seems well and good. The reasons are clear and the benefits explicit. Honorable disc golfers acknowledge the purpose and make other plans during the shutdown.
But then there is this minority of people that continue to play. Of course there are individuals that are going to do whatever they choose regardless of anyone else's interest. We can't do much about them short of beating them (which I wholeheartedly support). The thing that leaves me scratching my head are the otherwise seemingly good folks that keep playing despite the damage they cause.
Have others seen this same phenomena? What do you do about it?