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Last Saturday at our weekly mini, we had three casuals show up, we were already almost finished with hole 2 but they decided to jump ahead. No big deal, they were three and we were six so we weren't going to catch them, and the other group of six was behind us. We were also the only golfers in the park at 9am.
So we finished our round, and paid out, then started our bagtag round. When we got to hole four we noticed they were sitting on hole fourteen while we played three holes. Well, we got around to that hole and one of the three had used his Sharpie to write some less than flattering things about me personally.

I have to say it pissed me off and hurt a little because I've done alot for this course since moving here a few years ago. I run two minis a week. I've raised over five grand for additional baskets, pin placements and cement teeboxes. I work directly with the city as the liason for our cousrse. I have bought the club bagtags to generate revenue for the club. I give newbies discs and alot of free advise.

When we saw it, everybody had the same reaction that I did. The guys said don't worry about it, he doesn't know everything you do for us. You're the glue that holds this club together. Things that make you feel good that you have friends like that.

It is evident he doesn't know me very well because of what was wrote. But why target me? Because I'm the face of the club? Because I hold the club's finances personally? There was a reference to $20 which is what I sell the tags for, and although they're very nice, they aren't worth twenty bucks. Does he think I'm making money off the course? None of them have ever played our minis, so it has to be ignorance, right?

I've spoken with a couple neighbors of the park to ask them to help keep a watch for vandalism and graffiti. The also offered the same advise, don't worry about it, forget about it.

I've decided to address the club at the next mini and I'm still not sure what I'm going to say. I don't want this little asswipe to feel like he got a reaction and be more destructive but at the same time, I don't want this behavior in this park either.

Any ideas on how to address this issue?
Any ideas on what to say to the club?
Any advise is appreciated.

FYI, Weatherford Disc Golf Course, Weatherford, Tx
The graffiti has been removed.

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take a picture next time and call the cops for vandalizam.
I thought about that but without actually seeing them do it, it's all hearsay. And I'm still in possession of said artwork.
This does suck and you like you said, there isnt to much that can be done. Take it with a grain of salt and enjoy life knowing what you do and hte appreciation you get from other people, not the idiots. Every course gets vandalized sooner or later and it does suck, but being in a public place, well, its going to happen. Can you paint over it or mark it out?
The derogatory remarks were on a stump that was removed. But either the same idiot or another one tagged the main kiosk where our sponsor recognition plates are, so we'll have to see if it can be remved or we'll have to try and paint over it.
The two areas on the kiosk make almost no sense. You can kind of make out one name but the rest is scribbles, I'm not even sure I would call it tagging.
The funny part about the first idiot is that one of the three was driving an old green Dodge Dart, early 70's. The other two were together in a white Chev truck. The Chevy truck would be hard to i.d. but the Dart, it's like saying "look at me" which is kinda the mentality of people who tagg stuff.
You know, this type of thing is tragic. I hear and see way too much of this type of crap. And sadly enough the only thing I hear, or can do is try to ignore it. Its just that kind of behavior that screws with the sports image so terribly. I am only a par player...there are no clubs around my home course and honestly I dont want to start one because of the large contingency of complete douche bags who totally turn people off. Im not at all sure what to do because it almost seems generational. The idiot fest doesnt start until school gets out and the general attitude is that its time to screw around on the course and@#$% me if I cant enjoy the "chill" thats going on. Im not about dictating other peoples behavior, but some general concensus on person conduct and course should be observed...but there isnt one. As a comunity of enthusiasts, someone or a body of people shpuld get a manifesto of sorts. It sounds rediculous, but the sport is growing beyond the control of the players who know how to conduct themselves. Leading by example is just another way of throwing in the towel. Sorry for the leangth.
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Well said Mark...very good advice...

Dave, keep in mind that all the good work that you do will attract some good people to the sport...keep on truckin' and don't let the d-bags get to you...hopefully they will grow up at some point...
Just be glad all they did was write about you...........my last vehichle they told me what they thought about me on the hood of my truck.
hey now,next time get their plate numbers for further problems.Let it go and continue on with your great work for the dg course and club.
That sux man. I know I drive crapy vehicles but its still my property. I remember in high school a kid threw an egg at my car. I walked up to him grabbed him by the back of the neck and drug him back to my car. I made him lick the egg off while I still held the back of his neck.
One of my friends put it like this, All good leaders end up the target of someone else's trangressions. Makes you really wonder why people would ever seek the life of a public servant.
Thanks Mark, so this is more of what I get to look foward too. LMAO
I should be thankful that I mean enough to someone to further their artistic talents.
An old man, a boy & a donkey were going to town. The boy rode on the donkey & the old man walked.
As they went along they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the old man was walking and the boy was riding. The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right,so they changed positions.

Then, later, they passed some people who remarked, 'What a shame, he makes that little boy walk.' So they then decided they'd both walk! Soon they passed some more people who thought They were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride. So, they both rode the donkey.

Now they passed some people who shamed them by saying how awful to put such a load on a poor donkey..
The boy and man figured they were probably right, So they decide to carry the donkey.
As they crossed the bridge, they lost their grip on the animal and he fell into the river and drowned.
The Moral of the Story?

If you try to please everyone, you might as well kiss your ass goodbye!

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