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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Today, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By DavidSauls
With more coffee in me, I'll note that whether to...

With more coffee in me, I'll note that whether to play is an option of the player. Whether to postpone---or, more likely, cancel entirely---is an option of the TD.

As a player, you can play or...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Today, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By DavidSauls
If, by "event", you're talking about a...

If, by "event", you're talking about a full-fledged tournament, postponement is almost impossible. There's just too much involved. It would need to be the kind of bad weather that calls for...
Forum: Discs 05-22-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,552
Posted By DavidSauls
My bag currently includes two discs from the...

My bag currently includes two discs from the players pack at the 2001 Am Worlds.

I can be confident that I'm on the only person on a given course throwing a Lightning Prostyle Z-1 in High Resin...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 05-22-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By DavidSauls
If you land in the water, you get 1 meter from...

If you land in the water, you get 1 meter from whichever side you entered the water. With, of course, a penalty. Assuming the water is O.B. (If the water is casual, you get relief straight back...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-22-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 119,722
Posted By DavidSauls
Our local course has a pond in which we often...

Our local course has a pond in which we often throw discs, and sometimes swim to retrieve them.

Last summer the sighting of snapping turtles brought a new excitement to swimming, especially...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 05-22-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By DavidSauls
I would assume it is, because water in creeks is...

I would assume it is, because water in creeks is usually O.B., and because the O.P. stated that the disc was dry, and I would guess that's why he made the distinction.

For the initial question,...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 05-21-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By DavidSauls
For what it's worth, Mando's not in Charlotte...

For what it's worth, Mando's not in Charlotte (unless he's moved), and the Charlotte courses may not be the examples he's thinking of when assessing the WV courses he's played.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 05-21-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By DavidSauls
Which isn't to say a course can't be designed for...

Which isn't to say a course can't be designed for mediocre players, and still be well-designed.

I have no clue about the quality of the West Virginia courses, nor what Mando thinks they should be....
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 05-20-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,422
Posted By DavidSauls
I understand the frustration and heartbreak, even...

I understand the frustration and heartbreak, even though I've never played, or even been close to, Carly's Playground.

There is always this risk when putting courses on somebody else's...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-19-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,574
Posted By DavidSauls
In light of the evidence presented to the court...

In light of the evidence presented to the court since my pronouncement, in particular that it was the kind of mistake I could have made myself, leniency is in order.

At Stoney Hill we've quit...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,701
Posted By DavidSauls
I think the point was just to insult other...

I think the point was just to insult other people. Insult those who gives thumbs-ups, insult those who care about thumbs, insult those who care to write long reviews.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,574
Posted By DavidSauls
Here's the line that I would lean on, I think: ...

Here's the line that I would lean on, I think:

From 805.01.E
".......Only in a case where a replay is the most fair solution, at the discretion of the Director, shall a hole or hole be replayed."...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,828
Posted By DavidSauls
If you miss a hole in a tournament, it becomes...

If you miss a hole in a tournament, it becomes very relevant.

If you want to compare your scores on various courses, an established and effective system of par would be very helpful. Of the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,828
Posted By DavidSauls
Most people seem to read "close range" as inside...

Most people seem to read "close range" as inside the circle even though, as you state, if they'd meant that they could have said it. Some might consider it jump-putting range, 50', 100', or at...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,574
Posted By DavidSauls
I suspected it might be something like that. ...

I suspected it might be something like that.

There's a tournament around here where they move the baskets between rounds, and the volunteers are also playing. I could see that happening. The...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,828
Posted By DavidSauls
I agree.... If only the PDGA rulebook said...

I agree....

If only the PDGA rulebook said something like that.....

It's terribly vague and, sure, if you provide your own definitions to most of the terms, you can make it work. If the PDGA...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,828
Posted By DavidSauls
The hurdles at this point are a clear,...

The hurdles at this point are a clear, universally agreed upon and implemented system.

Both PDGA definitions are extremely vague. There are a host of other theories as to how par should be...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,828
Posted By DavidSauls
What's "close range"?

What's "close range"?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,574
Posted By DavidSauls
I'd allow them to replay the hole. If not...

I'd allow them to replay the hole. If not practical, I'd drop all scores on that hole for players in the same division(s).

Without putting a lot of thought into it, I believe this is a situation...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,701
Posted By DavidSauls
You could always review after 1 visit, and change...

You could always review after 1 visit, and change your review after a 2nd or 3rd visit, if it were that important. I suspect that, in most cases, your 2nd & 3rd visits would just confirm your...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-17-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,701
Posted By DavidSauls
That's my experience, too. At least most of the...

That's my experience, too. At least most of the time. I finish a first round on the course with a pretty good idea of how much I liked it, or didn't. I can't recall a course that I had any...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-16-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 14,353
Posted By DavidSauls
Until recently, "getting in" was just a matter of...

Until recently, "getting in" was just a matter of deciding to. The invite was guaranteed, because the event wouldn't fill. So the invite was a nice honor, but just that.

An invite that says, in...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-16-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 14,353
Posted By DavidSauls
That diminishes the honor of being invited just a...

That diminishes the honor of being invited just a bit, doesn't it?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-16-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 14,353
Posted By DavidSauls
A bit complicated, though superior to...

A bit complicated, though superior to ratings-based tiers.

How about this? If there are 144 slots, send invites to the top 144 points winners. No one gets an invite that can't be honored. If...
Forum: Course Design 05-15-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By DavidSauls
That's OK. Those who know the course can figure...

That's OK. Those who know the course can figure it out, and those of us who don't can imagine.

I always think it's a good exercise, when discussing the merits of 9-hole courses, to think of...
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