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Old 06-25-2015, 06:38 PM
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Giving advice during competition

Maybe someone can point me in the right direction here. In golf, it is against the rules to give or ask for advice during competition. Knowing disc golf rules parallel the rules of golf, is there something that states that it's against the rules in disc golf as well? Maybe a courtesy violation. The example being, if you're playing an event and a guy tells you what route and what disc to throw. Or if you ask your opponent what they threw before making your throw. Thanks in advance. Golf rule 8-1 linked below.


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Old 06-25-2015, 06:41 PM
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No parallel rule in disc golf. Ask/give as you wish.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:45 PM
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Knowing disc golf rules parallel the rules of golf,
The objective of disc golf parallels ball golf, not necessarily true in regards to rules.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:29 PM
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I always give advice to people playing courses blind, and I always appreciate advice when playing blind.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:30 PM
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I always give advice to people playing courses blind, and I always appreciate advice when playing blind.
Word. When you know the course well and someone else doesn't, pay it forward so someone can get your back another time!
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:36 PM
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Yup, i like when getting tips on blind holes, especially if the course has no signage. I do not give tips unless I am asked directly, though.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:41 PM
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I've described where the pin is on certain holes for visiting players and warn them if there's a nasty rollaway or something like that if they go long or whatever distance left or right, but I've never "given advice" in the form of suggesting a line, type of shot, or a disc... I think that'd be pompous.

About the only advice I've given is explaining tourney etiquette and clarifying rules for inexperienced players.
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I have had people give me false information for holes too, just to spite me. Like say the basket doglegs left when in reality it is hard right. Jerks.

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Old 06-25-2015, 09:48 PM
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I only play "friendly" rounds, but they are very competitive.

I give two kinds of advise.
1) On courses my competition has never played, I'll give honest and good advise on the hole.
2) On whether to go for it or lay up, I always suggest my opponents go for it.
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The objective of disc golf parallels ball golf, not necessarily true in regards to rules.
Exactly. I have never understood why in dg you can have as many discs in your bag as you like. When I started in dg I was shocked USGA rules did not apply in dg for this (14 discs).
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