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Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-18-2015, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Dave242
and by "ams" you are referring specifically to...

and by "ams" you are referring specifically to the MA1 PDGA division, right? The "Male Amateur 1" division is often called the "Advanced Amateur" division, or just "Advanced".
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-17-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Dave242
If he wants an appropriate challenge for his...

If he wants an appropriate challenge for his skill level, have him discuss his normal scores on area courses with the TD. That should give a good indication of his skill level and give the ability...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 03-16-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By Dave242
One throw that is very useful for mandos and such...

One throw that is very useful for mandos and such is a hyzer-flip thrown up at a pretty high angle. You need a flippy midrange or fairway driver (beat in Proline TLs work best for me - but they are...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-11-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,861
Posted By Dave242
Can't speak for SonicGuy, but a very valid reason...

Can't speak for SonicGuy, but a very valid reason for taking issue with Chuck's comments is that all that is needed for fair competition is the ability to appeal rules to a "higher authority".
...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-09-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,383
Posted By Dave242
Good point. If you think about it, it seems golf...

Good point. If you think about it, it seems golf has to do much more with the dynamics of where the ball comes to rest as it pertains to the challenge of the next hit/stroke: fairway, intermediate...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-09-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 156
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Posted By Dave242
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/180/475886956_418942...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/180/475886956_4189427806.jpg

We've all seen plenty of signs at courses that outline the main ones that could easily be agreed upon for a casual competition.

It...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 03-09-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By Dave242
Reading your post jeverett, I thought immediately...

Reading your post jeverett, I thought immediately what David just suggested....and specifically to poll private course owners (with "destination" courses), especially the ones that are aware of who...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-09-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,189
Posted By Dave242
If we are concerned about simplifying distance...

If we are concerned about simplifying distance measurements and reporting, what makes most sense is to round all hole distances to the nearest 10'.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-06-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,532
Posted By Dave242
Expounding on the fantastic obstacles comment,...

Expounding on the fantastic obstacles comment, there are plenty of people who do not like the random punishment of trees/branches where a 1-3" variation of flight path can result in a 0-3 throw...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-06-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,532
Posted By Dave242
In a wooded course, what percent of trees die by...

In a wooded course, what percent of trees die by getting hit by discs compared to those that died by getting hit by chainsaws when making the course?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-06-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,383
Posted By Dave242
In the NFL owners meeting they are working hard...

In the NFL owners meeting they are working hard to rid football of all the rugby terminology.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-05-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,721
Posted By Dave242
I completely agree with this. It is much more...

I completely agree with this. It is much more complicated and scientificky than that as there is the whole dynamic of being able to partake unharassed thing mixed in there. :D
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-05-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,721
Posted By Dave242
I assume I am the Dave you are referring to. ...

I assume I am the Dave you are referring to. That is kind of true of me (other than that beauty/seclusion are 20-25% of my grade), but the real overarching truth is that the biggest problem with...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-04-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,721
Posted By Dave242
Here are averages you asked for: Top 10...

Here are averages you asked for:
Top 10 Favorite % Private - 46.6%, 4.68 rating
Top 10 Favorite % Public - 40.3%, 4.56 rating

so.....
Private is 15.6% higher than Public based on Favorite%...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-04-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,891
Posted By Dave242
That waterfall is as good as that course is...

That waterfall is as good as that course is though.....

This is a good question posed by Deuces. I had to wrack my brain, to think of anything.

This just might be the most beautiful spot I...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-04-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,891
Posted By Dave242
You can see a waterfall in the background in the...

You can see a waterfall in the background in the river along Village Center DGC (http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=4750#) in Elgin, IL
...
Forum: Course Design 03-03-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By Dave242
I agree with this post except the first...

I agree with this post except the first sentence.......you agreed with the 2nd part of my first sentence almost verbatim.

Now, where's the thumbing my nose emoji? :D
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-03-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,721
Posted By Dave242
My mileage varies. Out of my top 25, only 2 are...

My mileage varies. Out of my top 25, only 2 are private (but 12 are P2P). I have never played Gran Canyon (went there in the rain and the owner turned me away), and I liked Stillwater a ton but did...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-03-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,721
Posted By Dave242
I am having a hard time wrapping my head around...

I am having a hard time wrapping my head around what you are asking and how to measure it. Doing a spot check on the top 50, I highlighted the Public courses that are higher than the surrounding...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-03-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,721
Posted By Dave242
Too late to edit. What should have said was "I...

Too late to edit. What should have said was "I don't think anyone disagrees with that! Other than it is not just fear of offending the host....it is an act of appreciation for the host."
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-03-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,721
Posted By Dave242
I don't think anyone disagrees with that! Mando...

I don't think anyone disagrees with that! Mando first pointed out the correlation here:



I think what I have shown is that for the Favorite clicks, there is definitely a positive correlation...
Forum: Course Design 03-03-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By Dave242
There is nothing particularly wrong about mandos...

There is nothing particularly wrong about mandos used for safety or to make boring holes more interesting. The issue is will the players who cause the biggest safety concerns (the chuckers) going to...
Forum: Tournaments 03-03-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 76,489
Posted By Dave242
Are you Joe Coin? You must be Joe Coin, because...

Are you Joe Coin? You must be Joe Coin, because that made me laugh. :D
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-03-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,721
Posted By Dave242
haha :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: I actually...

haha :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I actually keep a spreadsheet with my grades for each of the categories I grade courses in (nothing even close to the detail Olorin goes into). I group Beauty &...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-03-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,721
Posted By Dave242
Difference in rank average (RRank-MRank): All:...

Difference in rank average (RRank-MRank):
All: 0 (of course)
Public free: +0.88 - slightly fewer Favorite clicks for free public courses
Public P2P: -3.30 - significantly less Favorite clicks...
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