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Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-29-2016, 12:46 PM
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Posted By ERicJ
Oh, it matters. You should see how badly some...

Oh, it matters. You should see how badly some players make their next fairway drive after realizing they need to worry about hitting their lie for a change.[/QUOTE]

What Steve said.
Forum: Tournaments 07-29-2016, 11:57 AM
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Views: 127
Posted By ERicJ
They don't.

They don't.
Forum: Tournaments 07-29-2016, 11:48 AM
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Views: 51,296
Posted By ERicJ
There's a good chance that taking plastic/merch...

There's a good chance that taking plastic/merch isn't even an option at some of those European Pro-div-only events. In that case your only choice is to just decline the prize altogether... and...
Forum: Tournaments 07-29-2016, 11:44 AM
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Views: 51,296
Posted By ERicJ
For a non-PDGA member, knowing the rules of play...

For a non-PDGA member, knowing the rules of play that day is on a different level from knowing what the implications of accepting cash will have on your future disc golf career.
Forum: Tournaments 06-25-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
And I've never seen a disc golf TD have a meeting...

And I've never seen a disc golf TD have a meeting to go over rules differences with tiebreaker participants. Not that that in any way means it doesn't happen. But all I ever see is a TD say "You guys...
Forum: Tournaments 06-25-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
Since the rulebook doesn't actually define a...

Since the rulebook doesn't actually define a "round" it's probably pointless to argue it. But do a search for "round" on the rulebook PDF and see how many rules are specific to a "round". If you...
Forum: Tournaments 06-24-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
Of course a playoff is considered a new round. ...

Of course a playoff is considered a new round. If it wasn't, then the zillion rules that apply to a "round" don't apply to a "playoff" and you have chaos.
Forum: DGCR Announcements & News 06-24-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 30,654
Posted By ERicJ
When logging a round, one of the menu options is...

When logging a round, one of the menu options is "Cancel Round"... right next to "Finish"... it's dangerously easy to fat finger the "Cancel" option. There should be confirmation pop-up asking if...
Forum: Tournaments 06-09-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
^ QFT There's no provision in the rules for...

^ QFT

There's no provision in the rules for coin flips. And I've never seen it done at any events I've played.
Forum: Tournaments 06-09-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
I'm not sure the analogy here is quite the same. ...

I'm not sure the analogy here is quite the same. We're not talking about breaking a tie at the end of a season. We're talking about breaking a tie at the end of a game, or potentially the end of a...
Forum: Tournaments 06-09-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
Man, with [il]logic like that I would like to...

Man, with [il]logic like that I would like to play poker with the crew that you disc golf with.



While those might all be true statements. It's not just the TD/staff that's inconvenienced.
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Forum: Tournaments 06-09-2016, 02:28 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
Examples?[/QUOTE] vv This vv ...

Examples?[/QUOTE]

vv This vv




TD's wouldn't have to specify playoff loops. They don't have to now, and that's probably not a good thing. So scorecard resolution of ties would get rid of...
Forum: Tournaments 06-09-2016, 02:03 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
How: random.org app on my phone. When: after...

How: random.org app on my phone.

When: after the round.

Why: if you start on the last hole and work backwards or first hole and work forwards then you can have the same predetermined perceived...
Forum: Tournaments 06-09-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
What is this purported advantage that subsequent...

What is this purported advantage that subsequent players have?

Knowing the result of the first player's throw is only an advantage to subsequent players if the first player failed to execute a...
Forum: Tournaments 06-08-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
As much as you're rewarding a good final round...

As much as you're rewarding a good final round you're punishing a player for playing well early and having a lead... when after regulation the total scores end up equal.

My first choice would be...
Forum: Tournaments 06-08-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
The problem I have with using round score is that...

The problem I have with using round score is that it always picks the player who was trailing before the round as the winner.

If going into the final round I have a one stroke lead over David,...
Forum: Tournaments 06-08-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
I also want to reiterate what I think is larger...

I also want to reiterate what I think is larger issue of fairness than a hole favoring one throwing style vs. another (which I agree is almost a non-issue at upper levels, but can be significant at...
Forum: Tournaments 06-08-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
From a TD perspective I really like the speed and...

From a TD perspective I really like the speed and efficiency of a "scorecard" method for breaking ties. From a player perspective it feels like a BigGulp sized cup of weaksauce... on either the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-06-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,572
Posted By ERicJ
I've never seen someone do that. Pretty freaking...

I've never seen someone do that. Pretty freaking cheesy if you ask me. It would be pretty simple to implement a rule which stated something along the line of you get one shot at longest putt or...
Forum: Tournaments 06-06-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,604
Posted By ERicJ
I would not be opposed to allowing ties to stand...

I would not be opposed to allowing ties to stand at TD discretion announced prior to start of the event. There's so much other activity at the end of an event that compounding that with playoffs...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-02-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,572
Posted By ERicJ
And pulling out the wayback machine......

And pulling out the wayback machine... www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1244 (http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1244)
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-02-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,572
Posted By ERicJ
Just to play De Ville's Advocate: Does it really...

Just to play De Ville's Advocate: Does it really have to be a putter?

Let's say I park my tee shot near the pin. I pick up the driver/mid that I just parked and chuck it in the basket.
Wasn't...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-02-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By ERicJ
Does PDGA sanctioning count?

Does PDGA sanctioning count?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-02-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,572
Posted By ERicJ
Three things: (1) Throwing my putter from a (2)...

Three things:
(1) Throwing my putter from a (2) putting stance with (3) intent to go in the basket.
Forum: Tournaments 06-01-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,828
Views: 294,301
Posted By ERicJ
Nah. Just call a tourney a "World Championship",...

Nah. Just call a tourney a "World Championship", invite a few thousand people for 500 spots, and tell them they all have to register at the same time. That seems to take down a website pretty well....
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