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Forum: Disc Golf Courses Yesterday, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Dave242
I didn't say that was the standard. :p I am...

I didn't say that was the standard. :p

I am agreeing with you that each person has their own rubric....even if for some it is impossible to figure out if their's is consistently applied. And, by...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses Yesterday, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Dave242
As has been discussed many times before, private...

As has been discussed many times before, private courses get an overrating boost of 0.25-5.0 out of gratitude to the owner, and that one can usually partake without fear....and the imaginary "vibe"...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses Yesterday, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Dave242
ding ding ding....we have a winner. Oshtemo is...

ding ding ding....we have a winner. Oshtemo is not a well designed course....boring DG.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses Yesterday, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Dave242
I agree with you on Cedarock as it is mostly open...

I agree with you on Cedarock as it is mostly open and therefore mostly boring for my tastes in courses. But......the design is phenomenal for the land it uses - maximizes the variety of terrain and...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 05-03-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 992
Posted By Dave242
Winged Deer...

Winged Deer (http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=2029) in Johnson City, TN is the best 9er I have played....and it has/had great variety, up down straight right let wooded open. Then they...
Forum: Course Design 04-30-2015, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Dave242
The nice thing about the internet is that no one...

The nice thing about the internet is that no one if forcing you to read or look at things you don't want to.

To answer the question.....it depends. As Chuck astutely pointed out upthread, uphill...
Forum: Course Design 04-29-2015, 11:31 PM
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Posted By Dave242
I cannot find my worksheets anywhere with raw...

I cannot find my worksheets anywhere with raw scores. What I did find was from 2006 Points Bonanza (C-Tier, 2 rounds) and 2007 Charlotte Open (Pros A Tier - 4 rounds with loads of USDGC players).
...
Forum: Course Design 04-29-2015, 04:07 PM
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Views: 1,473
Posted By Dave242
Any manual should include suggested exercises to...

Any manual should include suggested exercises to gain perspective such as these ideas (off the top of my head):

Visit and play 10 top 50 DGCR-rated courses and read the reviews
Visit and play...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 04-29-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By Dave242
Basket: ...

Basket:

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=53356&stc=1&d=1430333961

Fairway:
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Forum: Course Design 04-28-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 77
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Posted By Dave242
I do not recall ever seeing anyone pitch a short...

I do not recall ever seeing anyone pitch a short drive on The Gauntlet for a safe 3....not that it hasn't been done. The result of that will usually be no different than going for the deuce and...
Forum: Course Design 04-28-2015, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Dave242
Yeah, my points were off topic (mainly in...

Yeah, my points were off topic (mainly in response to Notroman's :popcorn: post about The Gauntlet).

Keep in mind though, that this hole is a grinder hole for Intermediates and below....in the...
Forum: Course Design 04-28-2015, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Dave242
We've been over this before, Chuck. I have...

We've been over this before, Chuck. I have analyzed several tournaments' worth of data and the correlation between skill and scoring is fine. You just don't agree that recovery shots are a skill...
Forum: Course Design 04-28-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 77
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Posted By Dave242
Nonsense. "The Gauntlet" is/was a test of...

Nonsense. "The Gauntlet" is/was a test of accuracy and recovery skills. Do you disagree that these are both legit disc golf skills that a course should test?

If you hit one of the early trees,...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 04-26-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By Dave242
That puzzles me. Around 10% of the courses...

That puzzles me. Around 10% of the courses you've played are short, yet they are all equally mediocre? You must have some criteria other than length that makes a course good. Which of these 30...
Forum: Course Design 04-26-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,377
Posted By Dave242
My thoughts on grinder holes (good term): They...

My thoughts on grinder holes (good term): They need to be well designed, multi-throw holes with well defined landing zones. They need to offer safe landing zones and increase risk as you take...
Forum: Course Design 04-26-2015, 11:13 PM
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Views: 2,377
Posted By Dave242
Renny Gold...

Renny Gold (http://www.dgcoursereview.com/media.php?id=587&mode=media) 13 "Cedar Hell". One of the best designed par-5's I know. Placement is key on every single throw. After the first 300' which...
Forum: Course Design 04-26-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Dave242
Just to Prerube you, check out this recent thread...

Just to Prerube you, check out this recent thread (early March)....lots of good info in it:
Disc Golf trees (http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113525)
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 04-26-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By Dave242
One of the worst courses I have ever played.

One of the worst courses I have ever played.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 04-26-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,106
Posted By Dave242
Campton Hills ...

Campton Hills (http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=704&mode=hi)in St Charles, IL is my highest rated 9'er. At 1586' holes range from 111' to 223'. Great use of terrain (its on a glacial...
Forum: Course Design 04-20-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,318
Posted By Dave242
Personally I don't think its a stupid poll, but I...

Personally I don't think its a stupid poll, but I might think so if it was from a stupid person. I figured it was meant to be an open-ended question covering radically different throws, or different...
Forum: Course Design 04-17-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,397
Posted By Dave242
I think you are being a little over dramatic....

I think you are being a little over dramatic. Maybe you as a safety-conscious designer should be trying to get the design job rather than someone else.

I would think skate parks in public parks...
Forum: Course Design 04-13-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,397
Posted By Dave242
All ISIS courses hurt the game.

All ISIS courses hurt the game.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-13-2015, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Dave242
Sounds like you have the reverse problem as most...

Sounds like you have the reverse problem as most regarding etiquette goes....it is usually people throwing in on groups, forcing their way through, being rude/demanding, etc that are the breaches...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-11-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By Dave242
Given the way people listen at players' meetings...

Given the way people listen at players' meetings (many don't), I would give the benefit of the doubt to the TD. If he aced the short position and decided to keep the ace pool, that would seem to...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 04-02-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Dave242
Magnolia in Live Oaks FL. I assume you know...

Magnolia in Live Oaks FL.

I assume you know how to use the map here to filter by ratings. If you set to 4.0 min to 5.0 Max and the radius to 150 miles (or is 125 the Max? ), you can click...
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