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Forum: Course Development 03-15-2015, 04:35 PM
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Posted By FlabbyDaddy
2015 update?

Steve,

Yes, demand doesn't generate supply in disc golf. :)

I'd love to know the criteria for this map. I'm guessing PDGA registrations by zip code compared to holes within a certain...
Forum: Course Development 03-15-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
hehe, busiest courses

wish we had a way to track actual number of rounds played at all the courses on DGCR, or at least reasonably good guesses. we think GGP is in the top 5 busiest courses in the world, but have no way...
Forum: Course Development 03-14-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
ok, what's the biggest county with no courses

After the boroughs of New York City, what's the biggest county with no courses? San Mateo county has zero holes for over 700,000 people. DC has zero holes and fewer people -- a little under 700,000. ...
Forum: Course Development 03-14-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
Counties with least holes per capita

We Bay Area disc golfers are trying to convince San Mateo county to install a course, just one course, somewhere in the county. Right now, there is one 18-hole course, an awesome overcrowded course,...
Forum: Hole of the Day 12-02-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,564
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
my error. the longer uphill position is the C...

my error. the longer uphill position is the C position, which measures 289 and plays roughly 340.
Forum: Hole of the Day 12-02-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,564
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
GGP #16 is slightly uphill overall, maybe 5-10...

GGP #16 is slightly uphill overall, maybe 5-10 elevation gain. The fairway slopes significantly right-to-left, then rises near the green with drop-offs behind. Plays about 30 feet longer than it...
Forum: Course Development 07-12-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 26,490
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
Hidden Lakes approval is within reach!

At the City Council Meeting last month, all 5 councilmembers personally expressed support for the course. Amazingly, one of them used to play disc golf in the 1970s on the famous UC Berkeley course...
Forum: Course Development 07-12-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 26,490
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
Hidden Lakes approval is within reach!

(another overdue update :)

After several successful meetings with the Parks Commission and one with the City Council, Martinez is getting very close to final approval of a course at Hidden Lakes....
Forum: Course Development 07-12-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 26,490
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
Hidden Lakes approval is within reach!

The Martinez Parks Commission and City Council are officially and unanimously in support of a course at Hidden Lakes. Next step is a public workshop at Martinez City Hall on July 23 @ 6:30 pm. Unless...
Forum: Course Development 06-25-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 26,490
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
China Peak opens this weekend too

China Peak is also opening this Saturday, June 28. Just like Baldy, usually you only pay for the lift ($15). OPENING DAY IS FREE!

It's the longest course in the California, I think: 12,962 feet...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 06-05-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,699
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
yes, footgolf

http://www.footgolf.net/

They've gone from zero courses to about 100, including about 20 within 2 hours of the SF Bay Area, in less than 2 years. All their courses are installed on an operating...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 06-05-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,699
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
Disc Golf on ball golf courses managed by American Golf

Does anyone know of any disc golf courses sharing space with a ball golf course managed by American Golf Corporation? Has anyone ever pitched disc golf to them? There may be an opportunity in my area...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 05-30-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
Yes, China Peak is truly amazing. 27 holes,...

Yes, China Peak is truly amazing.

27 holes, 12,962 feet, par 94. It appears to be the longest course in the western US or at least California.

Plays technical due to elevation (starts at 8500...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-21-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,280
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
I applaud all of you for being so dedicate to...

I applaud all of you for being so dedicate to growing our great sport in a considerate and sustainable way.

Unfortunately, there will always be a few fellow supporters who, either by naivete or...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-18-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
hehe, i'm so old that i missed the joke entirely....

hehe, i'm so old that i missed the joke entirely. thanks for pointing it out. :)
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-18-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
hilarious! :) actually, i do care. i'm...

hilarious! :)

actually, i do care. i'm thinking about the odds of a thrown disc on a course seriously injuring someone. let's say, conservatively, that the number of throws per year is 2 billion....
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-18-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
How many shots will be thrown on disc golf courses in 2014?

My guess is 4 billion. Yes, billion.

Do the math yourself -- # of courses, # rounds per day x 365, # of shots per round -- and see what you get.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-17-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,954
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
@AFTC - which NorCal courses are you referring to?

@AFTC - which NorCal courses are you referring to?
Forum: Course Development 02-01-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 26,490
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
Oyster Bay plan approved; no progress on the dubious design

Belated update: The East Bay Regional Park District approved the new plan for Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline on Dec 17 last year (2013). The plan includes disc golf. However, the plan is very general,...
Forum: Course Development 02-01-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 26,490
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
Hidden Lakes in Martinez - proposal take two

Martinez disc golfers are trying again to get a course at Hidden Lakes. The first step - a presentation to the parks commission earlier this month (January 2014) - went very well. Now we are...
Forum: Course Development 11-05-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 26,490
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
Oyster Bay disc golf

yes, EBRPD has proposed a course for a former landfill in San Leandro, now known as Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline. these upcoming meetings are, officially, for public comment on the environmental...
Forum: Course Development 09-06-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,135
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
It's up to China Peak. They are quite capable...

It's up to China Peak. They are quite capable event organizers -- bike races, mud runs, etc. My guess is that they'll run things logistically and find an experienced TD from the local area conduct...
Forum: Course Development 08-20-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,135
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
ok, yes, 10 points equals one stroke, per excerpt...

ok, yes, 10 points equals one stroke, per excerpt below from the PDGA's rating FAQ http://www.pdga.com/faq/ratings-0.

also pasted interesting way of estimating the course SSA (scratch scoring...
Forum: Course Development 08-20-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,135
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
predicting outliers is fun. yeah, if there were...

predicting outliers is fun. yeah, if there were 100 rounds played by 1000+ rated players, I think the course record would be 73 -- especially after the course has all rubber tees and the...
Forum: Course Development 08-15-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,135
Posted By FlabbyDaddy
possible bounty winner

I promised $100 to the first person who broke pro par (84) in a legit round. "Legit" means that the person played their first disc, followed all the rules, and had witnesses.

If you provide the...
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