Originally Posted by Bullseye
We have had a lot of positive comments on the secondary tee signs we put up at Blue Lake.
In addition to the actual tee sign we have another space where we've put things like...
* In the interest of speed of play, please keep group sizes to 5 or fewer players.
* Trash Barrels every few holes.. Pack it in Pack it out.
* We are guests in this neighborhood. Please conduct yourselves accordingly.
* This is an alcohol free park.
While this will obviously not work 100% of the time, it does inform people that what they might think is perfectly fine... is in fact... not perfectly fine. Passively informing people of the rules makes it a little easier to enforce those rules when necessary.
The best thing we all can do is lead by example, and politely educate new players. When I say politely, I really mean it. If we're not cordial when approaching people it will backfire on us 9 times
out of 10.
Just played Blue Lake for the first time the other day and, yes, I love the "limit your groups to 5" sign (Is that on the 1st tee? It should be). That course would be horrible following a group of 9.
Related to the annoying large group, is the large group who lets you play though on a tee and you still have to wait for the group in front of them to finish the hole. One time, one of the guys in the group that let me play through told me to "go ahead and throw". I gave him the " Would you want to get hit by this (holding a Destroyer)?" / "You always let the group finish the hole" - lecture. That pissed me right off and I then proceeded to park the hole.
That being said, 90-95% of all folks I've run into have be overwhelmingly nice/chill/friendly, which is one of the reasons I love the sport.