Disappointment in Discgolf Today

September 1, 2008

My father and I try another disc golf course, not too far from the last one. The last one was great, but we wanted to know other local venues and try them out. This was part of a park nearby a local air field, and an apparently busy one at that.

Nonetheless, the experience was rather sour. From the first tee there was a multitude of problems. The area was littered shamelessly. There was trash everywhere, particularly around the first few tees. Spectators from a series of soccer games were probably to blame, since most of the area around them was also trashed. The tees themselves were a little harder to find there. The worst part was the people on off-road bikes. Apparently the disc golf course doubles as a bike trail. It was a wonder no one ran over our discs, or us for that matter! All the while there was a weird icecream truck music player that kept playing “jingle bells”. In late August.

Thankfully, things gradually got better. The number of plastic bags and empty beer cans dwindled until the path was reasonably clear, save for shards of broken glass. In sharp contrast to the last place, this course was very flat. The only obstacles were groves of skinny trees and large mounds of dirt. That’s not to say it was much easier than the last course, it was just very two-dimensional.

Needless to say, we will not go there again any time soon.

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2 Responses to “Disappointment in Discgolf Today”

  1. Jane Says:

    Wow, I’m sorry it was a bust! So are there a lot of disc golf places to go to?

  2. retroglory Says:

    A few. We were going to go to the one by Dad, but I had to meet soon after, so we decided against it.


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