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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-26-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,017
Posted By gdub58
Forehands. I will choose a more difficult line...

Forehands. I will choose a more difficult line with a backhand to avoid throwing them, and when I have no choice I throw them with very little confidence.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,904
Posted By gdub58
Looking at my post again, I didn't explain myself...

Looking at my post again, I didn't explain myself very well. I think par on individual holes is going to be an elusive concept in disc golf unless, like ball golf, we have freedom to design holes...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,904
Posted By gdub58
Excuse the pedantry, but ease of scoring doesn't...

Excuse the pedantry, but ease of scoring doesn't mean you are counting everything as a par 3, but that you are using the number 3 as the basis for your +/- scoring.

As many have pointed out, the...
Forum: Discs 05-14-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,571
Posted By gdub58
Wow, I apparently touched a nerve. Try reading...

Wow, I apparently touched a nerve. Try reading my post again, or perhaps I will try to break it down a little better for you:

I don't look down on disc golf - in fact I much prefer disc golf...
Forum: Discs 05-13-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,571
Posted By gdub58
Even though I know it's a very unpopular stance,...

Even though I know it's a very unpopular stance, I think the only company that does it right is Prodigy.

Coming from a ball golf background, I have never liked having to remember disc names - they...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-05-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,854
Posted By gdub58
The two statements "must come to rest on island...

The two statements "must come to rest on island to play from the island" and "all other OB shots played from where it went OB" are conflicting.

The first one implies that if you are putting from...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 05-05-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By gdub58
Planning a trip to Charlotte next month - are 1-8...

Planning a trip to Charlotte next month - are 1-8 & 10 still playable or is the whole course closed?

Apologies if this was already answered in another thread.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-30-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,246
Posted By gdub58
pffft - This is nothing compared to all of the...

pffft - This is nothing compared to all of the accident reconstruction conjecture in the thread about Ricky's car wreck.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-22-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,104
Posted By gdub58
Here's a slightly different scenario I...

Here's a slightly different scenario I encountered recently:

Player has a 30' uphill putt. Putt hits the cage, catches an edge and starts rolling back towards the player's bag (which was next to...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-20-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,521
Posted By gdub58
So do you completely discount the value of being...

So do you completely discount the value of being able to run at a pin because you have a partner who has already put one close?

In the end it's between you and your partner, but if I were...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-20-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,521
Posted By gdub58
It is when you are playing doubles...

It is when you are playing doubles...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-20-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,521
Posted By gdub58
Funny you should say that - I have been on cards...

Funny you should say that - I have been on cards where all four of us know each other and are all decent players where someone has suggested a four-way split if anyone hits an ace. I have never...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-17-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,521
Posted By gdub58
Surprised by the amount of people who don't split...

Surprised by the amount of people who don't split it.

I run a weekly doubles and everyone splits - it's not required but around here if you don't split it is perceived as a bit of a dck move. I...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-03-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,288
Posted By gdub58
I'm 56 and consider myself quite fortunate to be...

I'm 56 and consider myself quite fortunate to be in good health and to never have had a broken bone or surgery to repair anything.

I know my day is coming where I will start breaking down, but...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-11-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,980
Posted By gdub58
Really? How many guys is he? Well, on...

Really? How many guys is he?



Well, on this forum he is somewhat of an authority about PDGA rules. It is not uncommon for people to ask for his opinion on murky issues dealing with the rules....
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-11-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,980
Posted By gdub58
Oh, stop it. You know exactly what Chuck's point...

Oh, stop it. You know exactly what Chuck's point was.

There are rules of disc golf just like there are rules of ball golf, rules of basketball, baseball, and so forth. In some cases (baseball...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-22-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,685
Posted By gdub58
Ridiculous. This hasn't happened in ball golf,...

Ridiculous. This hasn't happened in ball golf, why would you assume that it would happen in disc golf? There are some PGA pros that look like they could play other sports, and others who look...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-19-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,762
Posted By gdub58
What a cynical view. From my experience this is...

What a cynical view. From my experience this is entirely plausible - I know several professional ball golfers who know how their swing works and can recognize flaws in their own mechanics but are...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-18-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,762
Posted By gdub58
While they don't make the hole larger for lower...

While they don't make the hole larger for lower levels of ball golf, they do manipulate the difficulty by making the greens faster, the rough longer, and the pin placements more difficult for the top...
Forum: The Marketplace 02-14-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By gdub58
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Tournaments 02-09-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,230
Posted By gdub58
It seems to me there are two prevailing...

It seems to me there are two prevailing sentiments here:

There are people who think tournament play is way too serious for them and don't think the rules should be followed so strictly, or at...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 01-23-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,412
Posted By gdub58
Put concrete tees on that course and it is top-10...

Put concrete tees on that course and it is top-10 material. A couple of things they have right that should be on the ideal course:

- Markers placed in the fairways indicating distances from the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-19-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,587
Posted By gdub58
I really like playing tournaments, but taking an...

I really like playing tournaments, but taking an entire day (or more) to play in them is tough given all of my other commitments.

There is no good reason for this to happen. I agree...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-17-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,935
Posted By gdub58
This is fine - I'm not suggesting those who...

This is fine - I'm not suggesting those who prefer to remain in amateur divisions shouldn't do that. I'm suggesting that there are already enough amateur divisions that can accommodate us no matter...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-16-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,935
Posted By gdub58
Just curious - would you "turn pro" if this...

Just curious - would you "turn pro" if this effort was focused on that segment? Are you an amateur for a specific reason other than the level of competition vs. the pro age-protected divisions?
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