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View Poll Results: What should the largest dg group be at a course?
2 people 1 0.41%
3 people 0 0%
4 people 55 22.63%
5 people 58 23.87%
6 people 89 36.63%
7 people 12 4.94%
8 people 13 5.35%
9 people 0 0%
10 people 0 0%
more than 10 people 15 6.17%
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:39 AM
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How many people is considered too large of a group?

I hate when I go to my local course with my buddy and encounter the groups of like a dozen or so people. I mean sure you can play through but there is definitely etiquette on how large of a group you should have. These large groups are almost always people who seem not to even enjoy the sport. Let me get your opinions guys... imo I'd say 5 people is a good number, a group of that size can still flow through a hole pretty quickly if they're considerate.

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Old 05-03-2010, 04:42 AM
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Personally I don't like throwing with a group larger than four. The largest I have ever played with was eight, we had a couple friends in town from Oregon, and that was sort of a special occasion, and of course we let anyone who came up on us play through.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:13 AM
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i think it depends on what game you are playing.

i wouldn't want to play with more than 5-6 people in singles. maybe 8 with doubles, or more if it's a game of wolf. it also depends on how casual the round is. with more than 5 or 6, i'm not gonna wait to walk past people who are throwing.

and this is only with friends. i wouldn't play in groups that large with strangers.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:08 AM
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I say 8 people. A nice 4 team doubles game is usually more competitive than say 6. Does make for a longer game -- 2.5 to 3 hours in my experience -- but that's quite all right by me
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:13 AM
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It depends on the circumstances when my wife and her friends go Its a large group last time it was nine with two five and under kids. We went to a beginers course and let people play through, There are certain courses in cincy where you kinda expect waits and large groups if you dont want to encounter these then you should hit up one of the harder courses that are less populated.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:30 AM
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I'd say proper etiquette is 4 max, just like ball golf. Maybe one extra but no more than that.

I laugh when I see huge groups of 8. Why can't you just split up into 2 groups of 4? You can still see and talk to each other on the next pad and what not and when you get home for dinner. Are you out there to play disc golf or dick around and play panzy wanzy. Groups of 8 just look like kiddie golf and in my opinion embarrass the sport.

It's even worse when I see huge groups of 8 at a little 9-holer pitch N putt course, and each guy is carrying a tour bag full of 20 discs LOL. You gotta be kidding me people.

Plus, it all depends on how much traffic there is at the course. If you're the only guys out there, then who cares. But if there's tons of traffic, groups of 8 are just flat out rude and disrespectful to those behind you. Not to mention how silly you look...

If playing doubles, you can still split into 2 groups of 4, if the traffic is heavy.

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Old 05-03-2010, 08:39 AM
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I pretty much agree with everything here ^^^^

5 is fine by me, 6 is stretching it -- but if it's a bunch of younger kids that play relatively fast it's not too bad, 7 is out of hand, 8 is ridiculous, 9+ you deserve punishment by Star Boss.

The biggest thing is letting people play through... and if you have 6+ you better be letting someone play through damn near every hole.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:46 AM
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I don't like this poll.

The thread was named: "How many people is considered too large of a group?"

and the poll question was "What should the largest dg group be at a course?"

This is not the same question. I voted replying to the thread topic question with an answer of 6, which I think is when a group is considered too large, 5 is understandable but not desired. The answer I would give for what I think should be the largest is 4.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:51 AM
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One Million people per group. Max.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:53 AM
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I don't mind seeing groups up to about 6, once you get past that it gets a little ridiculous. That said, as long as you're letting me play through when I catch up to you and your 17 buddies, I don't care all that much, but I'm sure not going to play with a group that size.
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