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Does picking up garbage on the course give you good karma?

At the Kensington League Doubles today (Milford, Michigan) my random draw partner, Norm, started picking up garbage as we played. He brought a big garbage bag and was filling it up as we started the round. There was plenty garbage to be had. I complimented his motivation and he told me that since he only rarely played the course he only had a few chances to pick up stuff and wanted to make a difference. Well, I got inspired and started picking up trash and stuffing it into his bag. Soon thereafter, our playing partners John and Bill got in the act as well. We filled up the bag and emptied it a couple times until the bag developed a hole. Then Norm pulled out a new bag. He brought it along because the weather report was calling for rain, wind and 40 degrees and he thought it would work well as a rain jacket.

I mentioned to Norm that it was a well documented fact that picking up garbage leads to good course karma. Then we threw in a couple long putts. One was about 100 feet away, in the schuul, lean out forehand, into the wind, downhill, with a drop-off past the basket.

We won by two. Happenstance? Or karma??

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our league usually will take some garbage bags out when we play and pick up as we go ,ive never seen a serious discgolfer litter .its usually the early twentys party rec thrower who will scatter his 12 pack through the course ,it puzzles me that they cant carry it back out. the bottles are lighter now.some peoples parents just didnt hit the reset button on the back of their kids heads hard enough or often enough .its a real shame
Good karma
Practice paying off. If it's because of picking up trash you could cut your instruction lessons down to 5 seconds ;)

awesome gesture though picking up trash.
I usually dedicate 1-2 days a month to just cleaning up the course.


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