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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-23-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,828
Posted By curmudgeonDwindle
Distance - in general

Many older players find the newer players attitudes towards distance heroics hilarious.

Some old frisbee player, John Kirkland, threw a SuperPro frisbee well over 400'. It's an established record....
Forum: Course Design 09-25-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,614
Posted By curmudgeonDwindle
what can be seen and what cannot

Seems to me that the things that always need to be visible are landing zones, 'preferred flight paths', OBs, hazards and trouble in general.

If one sticks to this idea in general, a course may...
Forum: Other Gear 02-06-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,274
Posted By curmudgeonDwindle
Basket 'Improvements'

In ball golf they once conducted an experiment by increasing the the diameter of the hole to 6.25" from 4.25" and do you know what they found out?

That the good putters made more putts more often....
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 11-02-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,912
Posted By curmudgeonDwindle
Why a touring pro's opinion on course design may be valuable...

Regardless of whether one takes the hypothetical pro's opinion seriously or not, here's a couple of reasons why that same opinion may be valid:

1. A touring pro has a generally broader and deeper...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 10-03-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,402
Posted By curmudgeonDwindle
Bell Curve

seems to me that if the rating system 1-5 is conceptualized as a bell curve, some folks just have a steeper or flatter 'bell' when offering a rating. some folks 'bell' is a bit more to the right or...
Forum: Form Analysis/Critique 09-30-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,941
Posted By curmudgeonDwindle
the reason distance is over-rated is that while...

the reason distance is over-rated is that while helpful in golf, it isn't really necessary to long term enjoyment of the game or playing the game well and consistently. if one steadfastly practices...
Forum: Form Analysis/Critique 09-30-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By curmudgeonDwindle
for what it's worth

i feel you are making things way too hard on yourself and my suggestions for more rapid improvement AND enjoyment are as follows:

1. for now forget about standstill shots. try a one step delivery....
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-25-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,890
Posted By curmudgeonDwindle
I just looked at the course again on DGCR and it...

I just looked at the course again on DGCR and it has been redesigned, so this hole no longer exists...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-25-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,890
Posted By curmudgeonDwindle
My longest hole-in-one

400'
#13 Wickham DGC in Melbourne, Fl
29 January 2000
DX Shark 173gm teal w/ black stamp.

A gift from my grandmother who passed that day.
Forum: Course Design 08-13-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,575
Posted By curmudgeonDwindle
they say that landscape architecture is an old...

they say that landscape architecture is an old man's profession, because of the experience needed to make projects a legitimate success from multiple standpoints and the network of people needed to...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-09-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,140
Posted By curmudgeonDwindle
the 'history' of playing through

i'm not sure if anyone realizes this but in ball golf, the larger group ahead of a smaller one has the right of way. understandable considering ball golf's emphasis on honor, sportsmanship and big...
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