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.