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I've been playing for about 10 years but in MA disc golf is still relatively unknown. I never even realized how big the sport was across the nation until just recently when I started browsing the internet. The courses where I live are very short but tightly packed with trees and rocks. They are a blast to play on but I was wondering mainly about the people that you see on the courses. I live in a small but well known area called Cape Cod in MA and there it seems like the majority of people who play are extreme pot smokers and heavy drinkers. I don't care what people do in their personal life but it does get a little old especially when you bring kids or young teenagers with you and you have to skip a few holes because 5-10 guys are getting high.

there were 2 courses nearby but one recently was closed that was on the community college in our area because of all the drugs and especially the broken glass. The school finally said that they were closing the course because it was too much of a liability and kids couldn't behave themselves.

I must admit I started playing because it was a place that I could smoke a little and have some fun but I'm not a teenage punk anymore. Even then the people I went with weren't into smoking in the open in front of families or smashing bottles all over the place to show how tough they are. Not only that twice tee signs with the layout of the hole and distance were made but destroyed within a month because of some hooligans.

What is disc golf like around the rest of the country? Man, I wish that we had lots of courses or places to play like some other areas do.

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Look up Marshall Street..it's in your neck of the woods...kinda sorta. Leicester MA


Heres the link from the course directory
...sometimes if you click on a course there might be a link to a website for that course. Maine courses, I hear roc!
I think there is that subculture in disc golf no matter were you play. The people I play with tend to drink and smoke as well, but they are discrete about it. They are also a shrinking minority from what I've witnessed. As more people enter the game. I've seen it become more compettative (were is spell check when you need it!). I think it is because of that. My "group" of friends tend to do less drinking or smoking. Lets face it. You can't be on top of your game with an altered mental status!
As for the vandal's. Sad to say. They leave there mark every where. But I find areas with strong clubs, can repair the damage made by those idiots quicker than an area that just has casual players.
You should go to the PDGA site and see what other courses are around. Then you just head off with your buddies for a disc golf juncket for the day. You might see if there are "local" sites as well, because the PDGA list is not always current.

Peace!

P.S. GO SOX!
Larry

I played Burgess Park last summer when the family $pent a week on the cape.
Nice park and good use of limited real estate.
Made the drive to Leicester, played Pyramids and Maple Hill.
Maple Hill is one of the finest courses you will ever play.
Pyramids has a wonderful Pro Shop with one of the most memorable
characters in our sport, Jason Southwick.

No one can escape the "smashing bottles" kids, down here, they pull out our tee signs.

Keep an open mind and you can find variety and fun all across the country.

steve timm
The group I play with is pretty cool. Yes some smoke and we all drink, but we like to take care of our courses. Usualy we have some kind of bag with us to put litter in. If we don't have a bag we pick it up and find the nearest trash can. To day was irritateing because someone stole one of the trash cans from one of the local courses but left all the trash in its place. But on the brite side they left us a bag to put it all in.
the best thing about this sport is there is no "typical" course. Every course is unique based on the terrain the park provides and provides different challenges. there are regional differences of course but that makes for great travelling experiences. plan a roadtrip and visit some new courses, have a blast

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