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Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-25-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,948
Posted By Steve West
It takes the right proportion of cheap land and...

It takes the right proportion of cheap land and people. Not enough cheap land in New England, not enough people in MT.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-23-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,981
Posted By Steve West
You really shouldn't beat any women. Or, did you...

You really shouldn't beat any women. Or, did you men southern women are better than anyone at disc golf?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-21-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,997
Posted By Steve West
One of the first times I played “real” disc golf...

One of the first times I played “real” disc golf – in a league with strangers – Forest was there. Instantly, I knew I had at least one friend to play with that day.

Recently, I got to play his...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-20-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,111
Posted By Steve West
If this were airplanes, the trend in the last few...

If this were airplanes, the trend in the last few years has been to create better and better arresting wires on an aircraft carrier, and then complain it is too easy to land safely - so we need to...
Forum: Course Design 02-20-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Steve West
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Forum: Course Design 02-19-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By Steve West
Just thinking about the mix: Don't rule out...

Just thinking about the mix:

Don't rule out some gold/white tees, with white getting a higher par. Just don't do it on the long holes. Nobody wants to get a 6, even if par is 7.

You say the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-18-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,111
Posted By Steve West
The reason putting in ball golf is not more...

The reason putting in ball golf is not more important is because the hole is too small. Nobody can one-putt frequently enough to make a difference. It is far easier to two-putt, so most top players...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-18-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,410
Posted By Steve West
They actually did a really good job with setting...

They actually did a really good job with setting par at the 1000 rated level. If they had had the courage to call 17 and 18 the par 2's that they were (because most 1000-rated players expect to get...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-18-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,948
Posted By Steve West
Your data show a slow-down in the rate of growth....

Your data show a slow-down in the rate of growth. If that continues, the number of disc golf courses in the US will peak at just over 9,000 in the year 2028.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-18-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,410
Posted By Steve West
Or, it could be an easy course with fairly...

Or, it could be an easy course with fairly accurately set Gold level par on the tee signs.

(A true gold-level par that follows the definition in the rules would result in about a 1020 rated...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-17-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,704
Posted By Steve West
paulw, You make a good point about not using...

paulw,

You make a good point about not using the throw when it is only a warning. I think the rules should be changed so the warned player just uses the throw. It is difficult to get them to...
Forum: Tournaments 02-17-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,380
Posted By Steve West
Resistance is futile. But, until then... ...

Resistance is futile. But, until then...

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WO4rnZYQ6EGtivvxhPKmAF8ytGXr5pKPa23GWwtnR54/edit?pli=1#gid=0
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-16-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By Steve West
Or you could say that the length of the drive is...

Or you could say that the length of the drive is always 300 feet and rank the courses by number of putts. That would be equally arbitrary.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-16-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,704
Posted By Steve West
paulw if players call every foot fault, it...

paulw if players call every foot fault, it wouldn't result in hundreds of calls for foot faults. It would result in players learning how to not foot fault.

Players are more comfortable when they...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 02-14-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By Steve West
Write four sentences, max. Four words each...

Write four sentences, max.

Four words each sentence.

No one reads more.

Hit only important points.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-14-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By Steve West
A couple of years ago I computed the service...

A couple of years ago I computed the service levels (how many and what size courses are nearby) for US cities.
...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-12-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,682
Posted By Steve West
That makes sense. As soon as it is holed out, its...

That makes sense. As soon as it is holed out, its status changes and it is no longer a disc in play.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-12-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,682
Posted By Steve West
Nothing in 802.05 Holing Out says the disc needs...

Nothing in 802.05 Holing Out says the disc needs to be in bounds.

You don't need to play the disc that's lying in the basket OB. You have completed the hole. Now, that disc has the same status as...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-12-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,682
Posted By Steve West
I don't the chains are in bounds. I can't...

I don't the chains are in bounds.

I can't make a case that the basket or chains or top is a playing surface: "A surface, generally the ground, which is capable of supporting the player and from...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-12-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,111
Posted By Steve West
If no one else could touch my stuff, I wouldn't...

If no one else could touch my stuff, I wouldn't have any stuff. They're always bringing me things I've left behind.
Forum: Tournaments 02-11-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Steve West
Having to shoot under par to win is a good thing....

Having to shoot under par to win is a good thing. Having “no chance of even finishing in the middle of the pack unless you shoot under par each round”(OP) means that par has not been set at the...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-11-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,682
Posted By Steve West
How about this: DROT is OB, but so is a disc that...

How about this: DROT is OB, but so is a disc that is in the tray. Everybody takes at least a one-throw OB penalty on that hole. So, that's fair, albeit weird.

And, since probably nobody added...
Forum: Tournaments 02-11-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Steve West
Depends on what par is, doesn't it? If they even...

Depends on what par is, doesn't it? If they even labeled all the holes that are shorter than 200 feet as par 2, then only one player would have been under par last year at Earlewood.

"Hole #4...
Forum: Tournaments 02-10-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 37,965
Posted By Steve West
Get with the times. We are metric.

Get with the times. We are metric.
Forum: Course Development 02-09-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Steve West
They will want to know the cost and how much land...

They will want to know the cost and how much land it takes.
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