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Forum: Course Design Yesterday, 03:50 PM
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Posted By DavidSauls
....and we have the scars to prove it.

....and we have the scars to prove it.
Forum: Course Design Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By DavidSauls
The O.P.'s problem is having vegetation so thick...

The O.P.'s problem is having vegetation so thick he can't walk it to begin with, or can't see through it as he does.

Our problems weren't that severe---only some areas were---but one thing we did...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Yesterday, 08:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,660
Posted By DavidSauls
A couple a year. I started playing...

A couple a year.

I started playing tournaments almost 20 years ago and, due to a skill deficiency, am a Lifelong Am. So my stock gets replenished with players packs and prize payouts. Around...
Forum: Course Design Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 730
Posted By DavidSauls
I'm not a fan of mandos, but it depends a bit on...

I'm not a fan of mandos, but it depends a bit on the course and rationale for the mando.

Mandos should not be used to ensure safety, particularly the safety of non-disc golfers or their property. ...
Forum: Course Design 11-21-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By DavidSauls
Where we are, they are also vulnerable to...

Where we are, they are also vulnerable to predators, both wild (coyotes) and semi-wild (dogs running loose).
Forum: Course Design 11-21-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By DavidSauls
I forgot to mention that we cleared a bunch with...

I forgot to mention that we cleared a bunch with a compact tractor and mower. Where it got hairy we'd back it in, leading with the mower, raised high on the first pass. Eventually we destroyed the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,149
Posted By DavidSauls
But if someone ran a tournament for MA2/MA3/MA4,...

But if someone ran a tournament for MA2/MA3/MA4, it may not be specifically for beginners but it will have room for them, and perhaps be more inviting than a full tournament with Pros and limited...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 11-21-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By DavidSauls
Steve West has a pretty comprehensive list. It's...

Steve West has a pretty comprehensive list. It's in one of the discussion threads, but I'm not sure the title or how best to search for it.
Forum: Course Design 11-21-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By DavidSauls
Excellent.

Excellent.
Forum: Course Design 11-21-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 700
Posted By DavidSauls
This only applied to parts of our property. It's...

This only applied to parts of our property. It's tough. Without knowing exactly what you're facing, here are some thoughts:

* Do it in winter, when you can see further through the leafless...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,149
Posted By DavidSauls
How did you translate an MA2/MA3/MA4 tournament...

How did you translate an MA2/MA3/MA4 tournament to a tournament for people rated under 800?

For this guy who's 1 point above Rec, no amount of leagues, doubles, or ace races substitute for...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-21-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,149
Posted By DavidSauls
It won't come from around here. I once scoured 2...

It won't come from around here. I once scoured 2 years of results from my state, and couldn't find a single incidence of actual sandbagging---and I was using the broader definition of anyone playing...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-20-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,149
Posted By DavidSauls
By the way, it's apparent from the round ratings...

By the way, it's apparent from the round ratings in that tournament that the Intermediates didn't play the same tees or layout as the Advanced players, so comparing their scores is meaningless. ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-20-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,149
Posted By DavidSauls
NOT. A 900-rated player, playing...

NOT.

A 900-rated player, playing Intermediate, absolutely cannot be sandbagging. A 900-rated player with 2 career wins, shooting 960 rated rounds is playing way over his head.

Unless you know...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-20-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,149
Posted By DavidSauls
Six years on this site, and I'm still waiting.

Six years on this site, and I'm still waiting.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,149
Posted By DavidSauls
I'll add a 34th solution, though a rather boring...

I'll add a 34th solution, though a rather boring one.

(1) Sanction the tournament.
(2) Determine whether there's really a sandbagging problem in your area. 99% of the time, there's not. Maybe...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-20-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,149
Posted By DavidSauls
In other areas, if it's true that a lot of...

In other areas, if it's true that a lot of players from the non-offered divisions are playing up in the lowest division offered because they have to, perhaps someone can step up and run some events...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-19-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,149
Posted By DavidSauls
It's a Professional Association of Disc Golfers,...

It's a Professional Association of Disc Golfers, not an Association of Professional Disc Golfers.

The association makes no claims to be the latter. In fact, it is overwhelmingly an association of...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-19-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,149
Posted By DavidSauls
Nothing to add, just wanted thought it all worth...

Nothing to add, just wanted thought it all worth repeating.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-19-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,149
Posted By DavidSauls
Those cures might be worse than the disease. ...

Those cures might be worse than the disease.

But as it is, any TD can do the latter two if he feels it's needed.
Forum: Tournaments 11-19-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,454
Posted By DavidSauls
Agreed. But when you're advertising a...

Agreed.

But when you're advertising a payout---either by blazing "$xxxx cash added" headlines on the flyer, or implied by the higher tier---it seems fair to reveal not only what is added, but...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-19-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 12,149
Posted By DavidSauls
Comradery is enough. You can tell because all of...

Comradery is enough. You can tell because all of those guys playing in age-protected the divisions have the option of playing in ratings-based divisions, where they'd have just as much of a chance...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-18-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,616
Posted By DavidSauls
There are a lot of factors, but mostly it's a...

There are a lot of factors, but mostly it's a traffic jam.

Especially for a full course, for the same reason that roads you can normally cruise down get bogged down at rush hour. Everyone is...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-18-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,616
Posted By DavidSauls
A tournament 5-hour rounds, 1 per day, just sold...

A tournament 5-hour rounds, 1 per day, just sold out (165 players) in 7 minutes.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-18-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,616
Posted By DavidSauls
Or perhaps a hybrid of both worlds, incorporating...

Or perhaps a hybrid of both worlds, incorporating some of their good features, but also leaving out a few.
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