Man this is disappointing. I lived a block from campus for quite a while when I went to K-State. I have very fond memories of playing the campus course. It's not often that you can walk to a disc golf course on a whim. K-State bans disc golf during daylight hours
Published: Friday, February 20, 2009
At Thursday night's Student Governing Association meeting, Faculty Representative Bill Muir announced a new policy that limits the playing of disc golf on the K-State campus.
The policy officially bans the sport on the main campus from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and was prompted by university administrators' concerns.
"The policy is in response to thousands of dollars in damage to university buildings," Muir said.
According to the policy, "persons choosing to play disc golf on the university main campus may be asked by KSU Police to provide personal identification. Police can then determine whether the player is a repeat offender, or whether or not the player is responsible for 'campus damage or injury.'"
The issue was originally raised at a Dec. 5, 2008 Student Senate meeting after a woman was hit with a rogue frisbee and later suffered from serious nerve damage.
"As a point of information, the policy applies to disc golf only, not to people playing traditional frisbee," said Senate Vice Chair Emily Haug, junior in marketing and political science.
Violators of this policy could find themselves facing criminal charges for trespassing or be removed or banned from campus.
However, administrators said they do not mean to completely discourage this popular pastime. Haug discussed the possibility of constructing a disc golf course near the campus.http://www.kstatecollegian.com/k-state_bans_disc_golf_during_daylight_hours-1.1487649