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Old 03-05-2014, 03:56 PM
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specs and rules to move DG from kids game to pro sport

Randy Michael Signor and others before him think we need smaller baskets to move us into sports world. Currently disc golf is a game and not a sport. I think we could look at baskets like the Gateway Bullseye Basket. I also think baskets should be set at the height of the strike zone in baseball. Consistency. Which leads us to the human factor which exists in most sports but not in the game of DG. I stand 6 feet tall which is 2 yards not 2 meters. Measured from center of my chest to tip of fingers when arm is stretched out parallel to floor is one yard not one meter. It is one yard measured from my foot heal to my hip. And my foot is a foot long with shoes on. Metric measurements were institutionalized to attract world players who currently use United States Standard Measurement when playing ball golf. DG holes and courses are measured in feet and yards. Which is one reason I was always against the 2 meter rule (I have other reasons also). I believe if we have a disc bag limit and smaller baskets like the bullseye basket with consistent height measurements, as well as the elimination of the jump putt we could move in the direction of a respectable sport. 72 par courses not 54 par's with at least white and blue tee boxes. Also pros support their tournaments without siphoning money from amateurs. Jump putts were illegal with everyone I played with for at least a decade until the PDGA allowed it. Your feet should be on ground when disc is released.

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Old 03-05-2014, 04:01 PM
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:04 PM
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To summarize-

Smaller Baskets
Different (fixed) Height
Imperial Measurement only
Limit on number of discs carried
No jump puts
Feet on ground when disc is released (always, or putts only?)
Pros support "their" tournaments
Par 72 courses with at least two tee pads

Seems simple enough. Not...

Do you even like DG the way it is??
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:06 PM
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I stand 6 feet tall which is 2 yards not 2 meters. Measured from center of my chest to tip of fingers when arm is stretched out parallel to floor is one yard not one meter. It is one yard measured from my foot heal to my hip. And my foot is a foot long with shoes on. .


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Old 03-05-2014, 04:07 PM
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What was the point of giving us your measurements?
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:07 PM
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Chains go 1 foot into the ground, you must hole out.

Smaller targets up top.

Limited discs in bags (13).

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Old 03-05-2014, 04:08 PM
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I just realized the OP is the same guy that posted this gem:

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P.D.G.A. is allowing manufacturers to run the show. Players want disc limits at tournaments like real golf but won't happen. Innova makes 2 piece discs which should be illegal. And the organization should be in the Pacific NW where real Folf is played not this kids sport called disc golf since it is not golf when you allow addressing the disc like a drunken monkey ie: jump which is not a putt shot. I personally started playing in 1965 in Gibson Park in Great Falls MT. On a real course designed by me that emulated real golf. All these so called pro designed disc golf course discriminate against left hand and side arm shooters except Milo Mcgiver park in Estacada OR which was designed by people who actually listened to me.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:08 PM
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I read Randy's article in Discgolfer and basically said, "Meh."

I think I'm kind of past the whole "grow the game" phase. Let's just keep throwing plastic at metal cages. Whatever happens will happen.

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Old 03-05-2014, 04:09 PM
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I think I'm kind of past the whole "grow the game" phase. Let's just keep throwing plastic at metal cages. Whatever happens will happen.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:12 PM
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Let the big guns throw far. Monster drives are the most spectator friendly part of the game. It's what makes experienced players stand in awe of the best, and it's what makes "outsiders" stop and watch in awe.

Everything else is minor in comparison.

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