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Forum: DGCR Meets 09-14-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 18,195
Posted By Steve West
Actually, for the Majestic Layout at BRP the...

Actually, for the Majestic Layout at BRP the figures from Am Worlds indicate that 1, 2, and 8 are par 2 for blue players, and the par 4s are 4, 5, 6, 10, 17, 18, 26. Use these and whatever is on...
Forum: Course Design 09-14-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Steve West
The last full-power drive should always land...

The last full-power drive should always land within putting range?

Or, how would you design a hole to require two putts?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-13-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By Steve West
The list I had is below. It hasnít been updated...

The list I had is below. It hasnít been updated in months.

I designed Fort Snelling and Wirth Par 3 and helped Chuck Kennedy with Bulldog Run. All three are still going after several years. Al...
Forum: Course Design 09-12-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Steve West
I think I follow. If "close range throw" means a...

I think I follow. If "close range throw" means a "putt", then an expert could be expected to get a birdie every hole. Right?

Why would you think that "close range" means "putts"? If the...
Forum: Course Design 09-12-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Steve West
Fair point. I'll be more careful about...

Fair point. I'll be more careful about re-phrasing. The specific question is:

What is the score an expert disc golfer would be expected to make on a given hole with errorless play under...
Forum: Course Design 09-12-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Steve West
There is no greater authority to overrule you. ...

There is no greater authority to overrule you.

grodney, I wasn't asking what par would be assigned to the holes. I was asking which score an expert player would expect. Are all of your answers...
Forum: Course Design 09-12-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Steve West
OK, not really a poll, just reply with your...

OK, not really a poll, just reply with your choices.
Forum: Course Design 09-12-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Steve West
Fun Poll

Here are scoring distributions from 20 holes. These were all expert disc golfers playing under ordinary weather conditions. For each hole, which score would be expected with errorless play,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-09-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,496
Posted By Steve West
Well, the total budget is probably about the same...

Well, the total budget is probably about the same for both events.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-07-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,599
Posted By Steve West
I know, sorry. I'll try to put in more time in...

I know, sorry. I'll try to put in more time in the upcoming year to keep up with the actual TD's.

Also, that's a typo. It's only 1800 hours.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-07-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,599
Posted By Steve West
For some real numbers: I actually recorded about...

For some real numbers: I actually recorded about 2,800 hours and 2,800 miles driven either working on the courses or getting the parks departments to get the courses ready for Am Worlds. (I know at...
Forum: Tournaments 09-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,516
Posted By Steve West
If you open Alta to everyone, where would I go to...

If you open Alta to everyone, where would I go to find those annoying "whaleback" moguls made by skiers that don't know how to complete a turn?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-03-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,238
Posted By Steve West
Yes, all divisions. The effect is too weak to...

Yes, all divisions. The effect is too weak to look for in smaller subsets.

When using ratings the same thing happens, but a little stronger.

As for playing unfamiliar courses, many players...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-02-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,238
Posted By Steve West
Play better with better players?

I was asked to look at the myth that playing with better players will make you play better. Using the scorecards from Am Worlds 2014 I found:


When everyone else on the card was better, a...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 09-01-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By Steve West
I always thought that if any player was not...

I always thought that if any player was not helping to look, that would prevent the clock from starting. However, after re-reading it, it looks like all players must help without regard to when the...
Forum: Tournaments 08-31-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,666
Posted By Steve West
I should have played this year. Now I need to...

I should have played this year. Now I need to scramble to find an extra 9 C-tiers to come in last in MG1 at.
Forum: Newbie Intros and Q&A 08-31-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By Steve West
There is hope. You have a couple of...

There is hope.

You have a couple of courses on-campus, right? And, SIU sends a team to the College Nationals. They must know how to get their disc golf fix. Join that team.

Maybe the golf...
Forum: Newbie Intros and Q&A 08-31-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By Steve West
It's a growing sport, so there are always new...

It's a growing sport, so there are always new people showing up. You may not be the only first-timer.

Expect to be the scorekeeper for a few holes. Everyone does it, even the first time. ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-28-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,467
Posted By Steve West
Well,

Well,
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-24-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,394
Posted By Steve West
I'd only pay for miniature Footgolf.

I'd only pay for miniature Footgolf.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-24-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,558
Posted By Steve West
There is also the shape. After unsuccessfully...

There is also the shape. After unsuccessfully looking for a round object, I have to re-set my eyes to look for a disc that might be standing on its edge in tall grass.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-23-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,558
Posted By Steve West
Does everyone else "tune" their eyes to the...

Does everyone else "tune" their eyes to the proper color when searching for a disc? Perhaps an eye scientist can tell us whether there is anything to that or not.
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 08-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 987
Posted By Steve West
It's more common to pull them in the spring when...

It's more common to pull them in the spring when playing on the mud can have too much impact on erosion and soil compaction.

I played Lizard Range...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 08-20-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By Steve West
It's possible, but not easy and not guaranteed. ...

It's possible, but not easy and not guaranteed. I just got back from Wildcat Bluff in Iowa and was impressed by their grass. A county worker told me it took "thousands" of hours of volunteer labor...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-19-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,859
Posted By Steve West
OK, from the competition manual:

OK, from the competition manual:
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