When it comes to course maintenance, most disc golfers have strong opinions. These opinions are usually voiced as:”they should do something about that…” or “somebody should trim that…”. Course maintenance is difficult for a single disc golfer to accomplish: it often is large in scale, requires money & time, and sometimes specialized knowledge. Additionally, what one golfer sees as maintenance, another may see as vandalism. I hope everyone out there picks up litter on the course when they see it, but no lone disc golfer should ever pick up a chain saw and carve that “killer hyzer line” out of the woods or remove that gosh-darn mando tree that messes up my good drives.
The Harrison Road Course is lucky, because it has been getting regular visits from the Woodchip Fairy, and some serious course erosion/safety issues are getting dealt with. Our local Rural King store believes in the Woodchip Fairy and has donated some tools, Weakley County Fence has donated railroad ties, Weakley County Municipal Electric System has donated wood chips, and the City of Martin Parks Department has provided rebar stakes.
All good little disc golfers believe in the Woodchip Fairy and lie snug in their beds dreaming of the wonderful course improvements the Woodchip Fairy will bring. The rub is that the Woodchip Fairy doesn’t visit if you are not worthy. The Woodchip Fairy’s cousin, the Tooth Fairy, requires that you place a tooth (from out of your mouth, not someone else’s) under your pillow in order to secure a visit. The Woodchip Fairy requires that you
pick up shovels, rakes, and other such tools and move dirt, railroad ties and the like (after getting permission from the city). If you do this, the Woodchip Fairy will bring wonderful new improvements to your course!