all i have to say is that it's not the course's fault, its not the thrower's fault (to an extent), its not the parents fault, nor the kids, it's everyone's fault the course because maybe there ought to be a super obvious sign warning people who travel across the course, the throwers because, lets face it the way it was described the throw sucked, the parent because if that course has been there for 33 years, and sees 3,000 people/month shouldn't be obvious that it's a risk? (personally i would blame the parent for being negligent more so than an ill designed course) the kids fault for being weak, i mean who gets cut on a disk...wimp (not really but i thought it was kinda funny) any who...people these days honestly it would be the same (to me) to put up a minor league baseball field and expecting every ball to stay inside the park, is that realistic? no, anyone can see that its a risk that every person runs going to see one or be in the area of a game but w/e
I wonder what hole this was on? The article said near the playground. It might be possible to overthrow number 2(it is around 380' to the left dogleg). Otherwise there are no other areas that I can think of that comes near a kids area. HOWEVER, EVERYTIME I have played there, there is always a family or a kid/parent walking through the course. The course is completely contained and does not criss cross any open public walkways, so you pretty much have to blatantly walk across in front of people throwing discs all around you. In fact it is so contained that if you cross towards the horse trail you have to turn around and go back.
BUT, it is possible to smack a horse rider on the trail. My bro just missed one last week.
that's true! The hole is short too and if you have seen some of the weekenders trying to throw a Destroyer or something then it could definitely happen! But I am surprised that we don't hear more reports coming from El Dorado. There is that main public walkway running right down the middle of the course! On a side note, I did overthrow number 11 and slid one into Mike's(doughboy's) chair (ya know the guy that is there all day). But in all fairness I did clear up my karma with that by buying him a 6 pack of Bud!
This is a problem whenever you have a course where people walk or play near the course. That is why I love mountain courses where there are no bystanders. What is the rule if you are walking near a ball golf course and get beaned? You knew there was a course there. They would have to show negligence to attempt a legal action. It's kind of weird because I was just reading about the other case on dgcoursereview.com. Our course here in Colorado Springs has a walking path around it and somebody could get beaned at any time. The city put up caution signs but they were quickly stolen. Can't count on the city for much. The best thing that they could do with our course is remove the walking path, but I know that will not happen. People be careful! That other link is: