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.