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Old 07-20-2010, 09:33 PM
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Is there a regulation basket height?

"The Man" at our local course has drastically altered the heights of some baskets on our course, ostensibly to cut down on aces during league night. This has caused some basket bottoms to be a mere 6-8" off the ground, and some of the chain-ends are even brushing the bottom of baskets.

It aggravates the piss out of me to play 9 holes in a row with consistent basket heights & dimensions, and then have to putt into the equivalent of a mail slot on the 10th, all because someone is tired of splitting ace pools.

It wouldn't be so bad, if these were only changed for the league, but they have been left that way for many, many moons.

Are there regulation heights/dimensions for baskets that I can use to argue against this practice?

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Old 07-20-2010, 09:34 PM
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there are several courses with elevated baskets.

I want pics of the worst infractions, are the dimensions of the catching area changed or just the height?
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:36 PM
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I guess I am referring more to basket tops that have been squished down like a pancake, so there is much less room between the top of the goal, and the upper rim of the basket bottom...
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:37 PM
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http://www.pdga.com/faq/rules-questi...s/basket-specs

http://www.pdga.com/tech-standards

you should have everyone else who hates it too sign a big petition to make the baskets reasonable once again. if he doesn't, i would abstain from playing there. those baskets just sound absurd in terms of specifications for a league group to be playing.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:38 PM
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There are no regulations that define how high a basket must be off the ground or how long the pole must be. Essentially you could "build" a hill or hole and put a "standard" basket pole in the ground and this would be the same as a tall or short basket so I'm not sure where the complaint stems from.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:39 PM
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If aces are too common, why not move the basket back and add trees.
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there are several courses with elevated baskets.

I want pics of the worst infractions, are the dimensions of the catching area changed or just the height?
Both. Some baskets have the pole sticking out a foot above the top, and the catching area has been reduced on many of them, hence the chain bottoms almost resting on the basket bottom...

Sorry, no pics, as I just thought of this.
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I guess I am referring more to basket tops that have been squished down like a pancake, so there is much less room between the top of the goal, and the upper rim of the basket bottom...
That does sound annoying!
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:40 PM
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sounds stupid, If the baskets are modified they may not be PDGA legal.
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If aces are too common, why not move the basket back and add trees.
Because, apparently, that makes too much sense.


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That does sound annoying!
Believe me, when I say mail slots, I am not engaging in wild hyperbole.
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