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View Poll Results: What do you consider a gimmie?
Putt Everything, No Gimmies! 16 22.54%
If You Can Touch Chains, It's A Gimmie. 43 60.56%
Anything Inside 10ft... 8 11.27%
Other (Specify In Post) 4 5.63%
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:24 PM
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To putt, or not to putt...

Okay, so i was reading through another thread and a brief discussion sparked that was a little off topic, so I thought I would break it out into a new thread.

The question was about gimmies. I would think that there is no such thing in a tournament, especially a PDGA sanctioned event, but what about in casual play.

What are your opinions about gimmies?, and what rules do you follow in your local groups during casual play?
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:38 PM
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In casual play, that is-nothing on the line, I don't mind another player picking up inside 10 ft. If there's a competition going, putt everything.
I typically don't play with people who would use it to their advantage.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:40 PM
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If I can pretty much lean a bit and place the disc in the basket that's a gimme. Anything outside that I normally putt in.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:44 PM
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gimmies are never acceptable for myself. I don't mind if other people do them, such as smacking the chains with their disc if they are close enough. But if i'm ever playing outside of practice rounds, gimmes are never acceptable. If there's any sort of prize on the line, your putter better be resting in the basket before you mark down your score. According to the rules, that's how it goes.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:59 PM
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I always put the disc in and let go for a sec. It needs to learn to be in there...
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:07 PM
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i voted 10 feet but ill still walk over after you throw it to me if you didnt touch the chains.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:09 PM
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We play no gimmies. That was always one of those "how is disc golf different from ball golf" things for us, that there are no gimmies in disc golf. I think it was Barry Schultz in a vid I saw once that picked up his disc under the basket and as he brought the disc up hit his hand on the basket attachment and dropped it...stroke! If it can happen to Barry Schultz, it certainly could happen to me and the hackers I play with.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:20 PM
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I think that Barry Schultz blooper was the 2005 USDGC.. I just watched that the other day...
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:49 PM
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i cant remember ever missing a 10 footer on level ground in a serious round or when playing alone , now when im playing with some noobs or crappy dgrs sometimes ill just kinda willy nilly it( throw without looking ,between the legs, behind the back) or shoot with my left hand with my bag on my shoulder and blow one but thats only to keep te score close and make them fill better.

If i or anyone after playing for 7-8 years can still miss a 10 footer on level ground we should just give up.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:52 PM
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with that being said if you cant make a 10footer dont tap my putt in , thats just embarrasing for everybody.
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