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Forum: Tournaments 07-24-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 39,158
Posted By Steve West
I've been having so much fun out fixing up...

I've been having so much fun out fixing up courses (how often do you really get to actually put a basket in the ground yourself?), spotting, delivering daily prize discs, etc, I'm thinking about...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 07-16-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By Steve West
Probably not many are floating around. Most are...

Probably not many are floating around. Most are on land.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-14-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 17,259
Posted By Steve West
The muni golf courses have a law against being on...

The muni golf courses have a law against being on the course except to play golf. Why not get your city to pass a similar law for disc golf courses?

The other half of the law usually says you...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-30-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,514
Posted By Steve West
As for interfering with your own disc, there is a...

As for interfering with your own disc, there is a gap in the rules that should be plugged. Until then, how about this interpretation?

It is at least a Throw.



And the player could then also...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-30-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,514
Posted By Steve West
Oh, I agree. A constant source of frustration is...

Oh, I agree. A constant source of frustration is the so-called "knowledge" of the rules floating around that contradict what is actually in writing.

I was just pointing out the gap in the logic...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-29-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,514
Posted By Steve West
Where does it say that?

Where does it say that?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-27-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,110
Posted By Steve West
We could drop the use of "hole" by calling them...

We could drop the use of "hole" by calling them "segments". You would be trying to "complete the segment" instead of "holing out" (which sounds like something for which you would need to hire a...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 06-24-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By Steve West
Fort Snelling is my wife's favorite because there...

Fort Snelling is my wife's favorite because there are no bugs and no weeds. She uses the Red tees, makes me play Blue. Be sure to get a cart if the course is dry enough to use them.

Oh, and with...
Forum: Tournaments 06-24-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,432
Posted By Steve West
Computer simulation. Like that new fight game...

Computer simulation. Like that new fight game with Bruce Lee battling everyone.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-24-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,125
Posted By Steve West
If you didn't mark it (or marked the water side...

If you didn't mark it (or marked the water side of the mud), you would have gotten just as many complaints that "the other guy should have been OB".
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-23-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,897
Posted By Steve West
But not as well. For example, set pars to...

But not as well.

For example, set pars to zero and you just get the scores, which as we know can't easily be used to compare players that have played different courses or number of holes.
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Forum: Tournaments 06-17-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By Steve West
So, one player is betting $1000 every time he...

So, one player is betting $1000 every time he plays, and the other players get in on the bet for nothing? Seems like the #1 tag would go hide in a cave until payday.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-16-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,049
Posted By Steve West
I think players often end up with their back to...

I think players often end up with their back to the putter because they are trying to walk away and freeze when it seems like the putter is ready to throw. At that point, turning around to watch...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 06-16-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,349
Posted By Steve West
It's like throwing a baseball with a one-ounce...

It's like throwing a baseball with a one-ounce lead fishing lure inside it. Can you imagine how sore a major league pitcher's arm would be after a game with that ball?
Forum: Tournaments 06-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 18,073
Posted By Steve West
Two problems with that analysis. First, you are...

Two problems with that analysis. First, you are correlating scores with player rating, not player skill. They are not the same. Player rating is a measure of player skill, but only on those...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-08-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,825
Posted By Steve West
Designing is my job, and all my friends and...

Designing is my job, and all my friends and family play, but that's not the explanation. It's more like this:

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For example, there are enough courses around that a lot of kids have...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-07-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,825
Posted By Steve West
I can't remember the last time I met anyone who...

I can't remember the last time I met anyone who had never played.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-06-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,510
Views: 353,049
Posted By Steve West
....where all of OUR drives landed.

....where all of OUR drives landed.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-01-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,859
Posted By Steve West
These are my favorite rules to call: ...

These are my favorite rules to call:

Competition Manual
3.3 Player Misconduct

B. Players are expected to behave in a professional and sportsmanlike
manner while participating in a PDGA...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-29-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,925
Posted By Steve West
That's one way. Not very likely, but as an...

That's one way. Not very likely, but as an exercise: Even if all the holes have the same average, they would likely have some variation in scoring distribution across holes. So, by using mode (or...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-29-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,925
Posted By Steve West
Yep, count the chickens, and that's par.

Yep, count the chickens, and that's par.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-29-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,012
Posted By Steve West
Re-read all these posts except replace "unlevel...

Re-read all these posts except replace "unlevel tee pad" with "trees".

Hmmm....
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-29-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,925
Posted By Steve West
Maybe I don't know what you mean by "ability to...

Maybe I don't know what you mean by "ability to score well". I thought that was exactly what should be measured to set par.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-28-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,925
Posted By Steve West
What do you mean?

What do you mean?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-28-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,925
Posted By Steve West
It's already been decided and set in the rules...

It's already been decided and set in the rules that par should be set so pros should have to play well to come in under par. It's in the definition. Errorless play under ordinary conditions is par....
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