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2 on 1 is prevalent in my area and I like it or go along with it 91 55.15%
2 on 1 is prevalent in my area, but I dislike it 9 5.45%
2 on 1 is uncommon in my area, but I like it or try to promote it 14 8.48%
2 on 1 is uncommon in my area and I dislike the idea 31 18.79%
I have no opinion or am confused 20 12.12%
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:08 PM
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Curious moreso as to if there are any regional and international trends from those who comment.
Very common for casual groups in my home area of Des Moines to take best of two drives. The old guys have being rocking it since target days and newbies get told that the first time they step to tee one. Tourneys and leagues local play under strict PDGA rules.

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Old 08-16-2016, 07:14 PM
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Round these parts, people will call "Two on one" in casual rounds and no one objects. But when you call it, you play your second. Often, it's called in advance meaning "I'm throwing one warmup". You play the second throw.

Doesn't work in leagues/tourneys.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:22 PM
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Ahhh the breakfast ball. I don't give a crap what anyone else does, and I will often throw a second but always keep may first.

I also play distance (no stroke) when it doesn't matter so I usually don't bother with mulligans, I just rethrow counting the first stroke.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:41 PM
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My friends and I play that if you take a second drive you have to play from that shot. Good compromise methinks.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:49 PM
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Most of the time if we haven't played for a while its two off the first. I usually opp for the first throw along with a good number of the guys i golf with. Feels like cheating taking the second shot.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:13 PM
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It's very common in central S.C. to throw 2 drives on the first hole, and take the best.

I never cared for it myself. I'll throw 2 or 3 warmups, then declare my next drive to be the one I'll play. Of course, it will be horrible.

But it's not a big deal. It's just casual play, and over the course of the round in doesn't matter a whole lot.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:36 PM
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My friends and I play that if you take a second drive you have to play from that shot. Good compromise methinks.
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Round these parts, people will call "Two on one" in casual rounds and no one objects. But when you call it, you play your second. Often, it's called in advance meaning "I'm throwing one warmup". You play the second throw.

Doesn't work in leagues/tourneys.
This is the way my regular playing partner play it, but a lot of guys around here play the best shot of the two. That's not quite right, IMO, but I guess neither is the breakfast shot, lol.
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It's pretty common to be called before hand on casual rounds, and we will take the best of the 2
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It's called "two off the top" here and you play the best of the two.
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We almost always do it on the first round after traveling a ways for a casual round. You sit in the car for an hour and then get out and play. It's kind of used as a warmup, but we let you take whichever one.
We don't do it at the local courses much.
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