I first encountered disc golf back in 2017. I played a little bit and then for reasons I don't remember, I kind of walked away. Skipping ahead to the Spring of this year (2021), I decided to try it again. I'm glad I did. I love it.
Living in a state with so many courses, there is no shortage of choices. In my case, I have spent the most time playing in Norwalk. It is enjoyable, but I have been paying to play in the form of lost discs.
Now that the plants have grown up (mid to late Summer), anything that goes into the weeds over the small creek is pretty much lost for now. I keep playing and hoping I'll find some of mine, but all I've found is somebody else's. :(
I have had a few people find my discs. I was able to meet one and get it back. Another is supposedly going to drop it off at Titan Disc Golf store for me to retrieve, but I've yet to check and they have not told me they dropped it off. In another case, after a week of messing around playing phone tag, the person finally "stashed" it under the skateboard ramps in Norwalk. Oddly, hours later a disc of mine was found "in the ditch".
So, even though the community seems friendly and is quick to let you know they found a disc, the remaining 90% of effort to actually get it back in your hands is proving to be very tough.
I'm not sure of the answer, but dropping them off at Titan might be the smart play going forward. Any answer I've thought of is basically a variation at dropping it off there. It's a little inconvenient for me, but still better than the methods I've tried so far.