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Forum: Tournaments 07-27-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 22,267
Posted By Steve West
I don't have any doubt you could have picked out...

I don't have any doubt you could have picked out the best course. Disc golf design can be considered an art. What makes it also a science is when anyone who examines the data using generally...
Forum: Tournaments 07-27-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 22,267
Posted By Steve West
Clarification: OSH wins for "Most Useful for...

Clarification: OSH wins for "Most Useful for Advanced", which is the only division that went into this analysis.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-26-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By Steve West
Let's say the island was sized so that players...

Let's say the island was sized so that players had a 2/3 chance of hitting it. With penalty and re-throw, there is a 2/3 chance of getting up and down in 2, but you also have a 2/9 chance of 4, 2/27...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 07-25-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,553
Posted By Steve West
Forgot about that Japanese club/disc golf,...

Forgot about that Japanese club/disc golf, whatever it's called. Fling golf uses a golf ball, you throw it with a stick like in lacrosse, then putt with the stick when you are on the green.
Forum: Tournaments 07-25-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 22,267
Posted By Steve West
There are differences in the Contributions that...

There are differences in the Contributions that cannot be explained by the number of different scores the course hands out, and how non-randomly it hands them out. The "unexplained" parts could be...
Forum: Tournaments 07-25-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 22,267
Posted By Steve West
Most people view a tournament as a place for...

Most people view a tournament as a place for players to prove themselves. As a designer, I view a tournament as a place for courses to prove themselves. So, which course turned in the best...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-25-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By Steve West
Plus, whatever bad thing happened on the original...

Plus, whatever bad thing happened on the original throw just might happen again!
Forum: Tournaments 07-25-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 22,267
Posted By Steve West
Shows -43 to +64 now after 6 rounds.

Shows -43 to +64 now after 6 rounds.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 07-25-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,553
Posted By Steve West
What? No miniature disc golf? No Fling golf?

What? No miniature disc golf? No Fling golf?
Forum: Newbie Intros and Q&A 07-24-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By Steve West
The widespread and misplaced belief in your first...

The widespread and misplaced belief in your first two sentences is actually what causes the -55s to happen.

If everyone used the actual definition, winning pars would be about -4 to -5 per round.
Forum: Newbie Intros and Q&A 07-23-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By Steve West
Having both is good. Label your "par" as being...

Having both is good. Label your "par" as being for a specific skill level. Call it Red par or beginner par, or intermediate par or whatever.

Without any qualifiers, the word "par" refers to what...
Forum: Course Design 07-23-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Steve West
Surprisingly little. Or, a lot less than...

Surprisingly little.

Or, a lot less than the extra costs you'll incur if you don't have one.

Or, a fraction of the increased value from having one.

Compensation is just one of the things...
Forum: Course Design 07-23-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By Steve West
Bring players to the nice and interesting parts. ...

Bring players to the nice and interesting parts. Keep them away from mud and bugs.
Forum: Course Design 07-23-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Steve West
The ski hill owner will definitely want to hire a...

The ski hill owner will definitely want to hire a designer. The designer will do what is best for the owner. I hate to say it, but the dream/extreme course you and some local players might want may...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-22-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,177
Posted By Steve West
66-72 players on 18 holes is good. Why mess with...

66-72 players on 18 holes is good. Why mess with it?

As for fours or threes: I'd prefer fours. More player interaction, yet plays fast enough. Three almost feels too casual because the scorer...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-22-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 930
Posted By Steve West
Be sure to marry the woman before someone else...

Be sure to marry the woman before someone else who had found her does.

The numbers come from my Throw Simulator spreadsheet. Any early model is available here...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-22-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 930
Posted By Steve West
Good point. Imagine the basket is in the middle...

Good point. Imagine the basket is in the middle of the 3 foot wide OB strip. The chance of missing OB hardly changes whether the player is trying to land right at the basket or trying to land 30...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 07-22-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 930
Posted By Steve West
So here is the thought process that a 850-rated...

So here is the thought process that a 850-rated player would be considering if the ideal landing area was 220 feet straight ahead off the tee, but someone decided to paint an OB strip perpendicular...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 07-21-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,553
Posted By Steve West
How close do they need to be to be a complex? ...

How close do they need to be to be a complex? The total distance from Riverland Community DGC to Tall Grass to Oak Island is less than the total lengths of the courses.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-21-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,288
Posted By Steve West
It's all here...

It's all here (http://www.pdga.com/2015amworlds/invites).
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 07-21-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Steve West
News item. ...

News item.

http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/222387/disc-golf-course-limbo.html
http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/234547/end-road-disc-golf-course.html
Forum: Course Design 07-17-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 84,291
Posted By Steve West
Why Illinois? Do they have golf-specific alcohol...

Why Illinois? Do they have golf-specific alcohol rules or something?
Forum: Tournaments 07-16-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 21,885
Posted By Steve West
Actually, you do.

Actually, you do.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 07-15-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,566
Posted By Steve West
As a player, my full-power Buzz can barely reach...

As a player, my full-power Buzz can barely reach it, but will almost always be where I can toss a throw to the bottom of the pole for a dunk shot. So, I'm done with it.

If I could throw farther...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 07-15-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,566
Posted By Steve West
Is that the short one with an elevated basket?

Is that the short one with an elevated basket?
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