We have had a problem with damage to baskets and marker poles and one basket pulled out of the ground at my home course in Jackson Tn. I am like a lot of you and would love to catch some one in the act. But believe that the ones doing the damage are hanging out in the park late at night. But when people don't respect themselves, as I have seen with the way they act at the park, how are they going to respect you are what is in the park. I see so much anger and distruction out of them.
I understand exactly what you are feeling. You will probably laugh here, but in my humble opinion, I truly do foresee such a mainstreaming of flying disc golf sport etiquette coming down the pike through all schools, that perhaps the solution is going to only be when those angry young men PLAY with respect through the game, BEFORE they become young men. In short, by promoting better health with flying disc sports, the mainstream PE teachers will promote social responsibility in youth with flying disc golf. Imagine, rather easily if you will, that perhaps the time spent in the younger years on the golf course -for free-, will eventually replace time spent on activities which are not as healthy for youth, and which paves the road to much better behavior in their later years. I know this sounds pie-in-the sky, but to those who would be critics to say 'not possible,' I would reply that the Motodom.com movement with Heave H.O.E. (Heaven On Earth) DVD and Course Of DISCovery Education (CODE), plus the EDGE program are rapidly pushing that envelope open.
H.O.E.! 2 U All
Still looking at tracking devices for the meantime! (LOL)
we have alot of problems with stuff just being messed up for no aparent reson.... I once found our practice basket(wich is an old pos but it is our pos) in the woods across the street from the practice green( green lol we wishl acctually it is a huge circle of dirt) anyway our bench and trash barrel on hole 6 are both at the bottom of a 20 cliff in a frozen creek... this spring the club will have to go dig them out.... that will be a fun day!
anyway i guess any sport that attracts teens is going to have some of that ... sorry about your basket that is always a dissapointment
We have had problems with random acts of vandalisim up here in Humboldt as well. The Redwood Curtain DGC in Arcata used to have nice hand made signs at each hole, then one day I went up there after the yearly coarse closeure to find peces of the wood signs spread all over the coarse. I wouldn't mind geting a few minutes alone with these theves and vandals, maby I could teach them a little bit of manners and respect.
im from fond du lac wisconsin and last fall we had two of our baskets stolen and we have an open on april 5th!!!! i have no idea what the plans are for the open. all ikno is that it takes a person with absolutely no life to steal them.
That sucks. I'm from Campbellsport, and I'll keep an eye out for them.
On a more positive note, one of our club committee members saw an old basket sitting by the side of the road (actually, another club member saw it and alerted him) and stopped in to check it out. Turns out it was one of the baskets that were taken from UW-Parkside a couple of years ago. The person throwing it out had no idea what it was nor what it's value was.
You guys think thats bad, I once lived in Kalamazoo, MI where disc golf is huge. There was this pro-shop there called the "Ace Place" ,in the out-skirts, that was AWESOME. It was so hard to go there and not spend money, total kid-in-a-candy-store syndrome; but anyways some souless prick broke in and stole all the merchandise, including the rare collectables >:( Now this wonderful piece of disc golf heaven is no more >:(