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Forum: Disc Golf Courses Today, 06:32 PM
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Posted By DavidSauls
Separate pars for the appropriate skill levels. ...

Separate pars for the appropriate skill levels. Without seeing the course, I wonder whether the red tees are really white or even blue level.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Today, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 554
Posted By DavidSauls
Earlewood Park, where there are so many baskets...

Earlewood Park, where there are so many baskets on smooth hard slopes that we refer to the results as "Earlewood Rollers"

Summer 1995, Hole 15, where the basket is now perched high above and...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Today, 02:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,526
Posted By DavidSauls
I rather like that idea, myself.

I rather like that idea, myself.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Today, 11:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,526
Posted By DavidSauls
The first question would only apply to those who...

The first question would only apply to those who also decline to play any events and pay the $10 non-member fees in the meantime.

I make no pretense of knowing what these numbers are, nor the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Today, 11:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,526
Posted By DavidSauls
I don't pretend to know why the PDGA bases...

I don't pretend to know why the PDGA bases memberships ont the calendar year. Besides the benefit of handling the bulk of renewals during an otherwise-slow time, I suspect it's related to the fact...
Forum: Tournaments Today, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By DavidSauls
I hope you can manage it.

I hope you can manage it.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Yesterday, 02:25 PM
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Views: 1,526
Posted By DavidSauls
There probably aren't that many people who find...

There probably aren't that many people who find the sport in the summer, want to play tournaments quickly, don't want to wait a month or two, and would rather skip a tournament than pay the $10. ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By DavidSauls
Thanks for correcting me on that.

Thanks for correcting me on that.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Yesterday, 12:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By DavidSauls
The 3 courses I play the most are quite different...

The 3 courses I play the most are quite different for tournaments.

One adds 2 extra holes, and a bunch of O.B.

One 27 holes, where each round they play a different combination of 18 holes, with...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By DavidSauls
The points-per-strokes breaks down roughly like...

The points-per-strokes breaks down roughly like this:

If the SSA/SSE is around 48, it'll be about 12 points per stroke.

SSA/SSE around 54, 10 points per stroke.

SSA/SSE around 60, 8 points...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion Yesterday, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By DavidSauls
The 3-minute clock starts when someone announces...

The 3-minute clock starts when someone announces it's starting.

So you can't just search for a while, then declare 3 minutes is up. I see a lot of cases where the clock doesn't start until a...
Forum: Tournaments 08-31-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By DavidSauls
I guess I should clarify that there are some...

I guess I should clarify that there are some teams trying to get close to the ratings cap, to have the best chance at winning. There are others who just put together a team to be here. It is, after...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-31-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,218
Posted By DavidSauls
There's a line of thought that says, if it...

There's a line of thought that says, if it doesn't have a name or number in it, the owner wasn't much concerned about getting it back.

Then again, if you've got a clubhouse with a lost-and-found...
Forum: Tournaments 08-31-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By DavidSauls
Depends on what you mean. For team play, it's...

Depends on what you mean. For team play, it's how you fit in with the others on the team---everyone's equally valuable.

For Stoney Hill, if you're below 875 it can be a pretty challenging course....
Forum: Tournaments 08-31-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By DavidSauls
How so? The cap comes to an average of 940 per...

How so? The cap comes to an average of 940 per player. I'm 900-rated, so I'm valuable for any team that wants to grab a 975+ player. It makes team play interesting---some teams get 4 930-950...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-31-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,030
Posted By DavidSauls
Beat 3 people and win 12 points. Play 7 events a...

Beat 3 people and win 12 points. Play 7 events a year at that rate, and you're in. Not a terribly high threshold. I presume that's the C-tier standard, so you could boost it by play B- or A-tiers,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-31-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,030
Posted By DavidSauls
I haven't done the math, but it seems if you play...

I haven't done the math, but it seems if you play tournaments fairly regularly, and do fairly well in them, you'll get an invite. You don't have to play every weekend, or win a bunch.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-31-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,030
Posted By DavidSauls
But it takes 3 times as many points to get an...

But it takes 3 times as many points to get an invite, as an Advanced Player, compared to a Advanced Masters player. Isn't the Advanced Master getting a better deal?

In truth, the points you win...
Forum: Tournaments 08-31-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By DavidSauls
We try to play matchmaker, usually starting a...

We try to play matchmaker, usually starting a little closer to tournament time. The trick isn't finding 4 people to create a team, it's finding 4 people near the ratings cap. But we'll get names...
Forum: Tournaments 08-31-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By DavidSauls
Maybe one day. It's a terrifically fun...

Maybe one day.

It's a terrifically fun format---I'm missing a similar one at the IDGC this weekend, due to an injured finger that knocked me off my team---plus, since we generally have a bunch of...
Forum: Newbie Intros and Q&A 08-31-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By DavidSauls
You know, it's hard to answer without knowing...

You know, it's hard to answer without knowing what rules you're playing by now.

Having played with beginners and assuming the worst --- or, at least, the greenest --- I'd start with the stance. ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-31-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,195
Posted By DavidSauls
Good point. I've played in desert states, but...

Good point. I've played in desert states, but not desert courses. I guess that brings us back to TD's discretion, and hoping it's wise.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-31-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,030
Posted By DavidSauls
Thanks. I run a Competition Endowment program...

Thanks. I run a Competition Endowment program under the first category (charitable event). Didn't realize they had a category for developmental events. They used to have it, D-tier I believe it...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-30-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,001
Posted By DavidSauls
Well, here's a chance for Matt to gain some...

Well, here's a chance for Matt to gain some ground on Matt, in the courses-played competition.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-30-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,030
Posted By DavidSauls
As a TD, I can't think of what the PDGA could do....

As a TD, I can't think of what the PDGA could do.

Then again, around here Rec is usually offered, and many tournaments offer all divisions. Very few events allocate spots, except sometimes to...
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