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In the past month we have had one guy show up and move (drag) a tee without permission to another location. I also tried to get the same guy a sleeve for a new position (actually an old position that got replanted with a new wall) and he told me that if I didn't get him one soon he would "rip a different one out of the ground". Really, I'm trying to help someone get something done and they respond with a threat? Then yesterday I went out to the course to repair a sleeve that was broken and unusable. I dug it up and knocked the cement off of it so that I can get it welded up for reuse. Today I get a call from the club president saying that someone called him to say that I was out "redesigning the course". I told him that he should know better, that I don't do things like that and I was only trying to repair something that was broken. Meanwhile we have a few DG'ers who are bashing the club on Facebook and they are members of the club. Had a guy yell at me about pin positions the other night during league. He also thinks that somehow he is going to "take my basket keys from me". That is not going to happen. I run two separate leagues so I have keys for a reason (not to mention all of my personal time that I have spent helping with anything course related).
Things are really getting crazy. Makes me not want to be involved anymore and when the graffiti and broken glass is everywhere I won't be there to volunteer my time to clean it up. Too many folks who don't care. I used to enjoy disc golf but it is getting much harder to do that anymore with all of the negative drama. Why go out to do some volunteer work at the course when people will put you down for helping out? And when I ask a few people to stand up for what is right they tell me that "they don't want to get involved".
Man our local DG scene sucks. We have to be the most dysfunctional club in the country. And it is hard to get anyone to give a (fill in the blank).
End of rant. Apologies in advance but I had a pretty bad day dealing with all of the BS.
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Hey, the club president showed up tonight and tried to hash things out between a few people, one of who was me. In the end all projects have to go through the club (which it was always supposed to be anyway),I said some things about how the guy who dragged the tee needs to cooperate and I drank a few beers. Nothing really got accomplished but at least everyone knows where everyone stands. The pin positions were good and got some feedback about one position which then got moved a bit out of the way from a different basket.
I got the sleeve welded up by my mechanic and gave him five bucks so he could buy lunch. Things have calmed down for now. League was surprisingly mellow but we only got to 4 down in doubles.
Life is good again...
After the round I had to call the Fire Department because some stupid kids had a fire going in a large ditch. We just had a huge fire here (Colorado Springs) last year so that is really stupid.