Unfortunately until they are standing next to a tree that a disc just knocked some bark off of they don’t understand how much impact a disc can make if they got hit until they can see and hear it first hand. Disc Golf is still new to the folks in Forest City, and I am afraid most still think we are throwing the light weight Frisbees that they know of.
Several times I have waited for people to get past me on the walking path before I throw and instead they will stop and tell me to go a head and throw as they want to watch. I explain I don’t want to hit them and they are surprised when I show them how heavy and sharp the edge of the discs are and when I explain that a good disc golfer can throw these over 400 feet and tell it may do more than hurt a little if you would get hit by one, they are surprised
Some people are rude but I think a great many just don’t understand what a disc is.