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Old 08-08-2011, 07:15 PM
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It seems ill-advised to have the penalty for such a fluky shot. For example, if you have a penalty for landing on the top, why not also penalize a disc wedging in the side of the basket? Landing on top or in the side of the basket is already seen as "bad luck" (less than perfect throw) so why pour it on with a penalty, too?
That was also covered in the 2 meter ruling at the same tournament Job was talking about. Quite silly if you ask me.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:50 PM
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Hole 1 at the course is a hanging basket. The bottom of the basket is probably 7.5' off the ground, which of course puts the top 2-meters above the ground.
How did you retrieve your discs from the basket? With a step ladder? Hanging a basket 8 feet off the ground seems to me like a silly carnival-style gimmick in the first place. Kind of like the volcano-cone shaped hole at a putt-putt golf course.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:56 PM
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How did you retrieve your discs from the basket? With a step ladder? Hanging a basket 8 feet off the ground seems to me like a silly carnival-style gimmick in the first place. Kind of like the volcano-cone shaped hole at a putt-putt golf course.
After reading this thread, I totally agree. Hanging a basket should not be allowed. THAT is the problem here, not the 2 meter rule. Like ball golf that has a regulation size hole and depth, disc golf should have a regulation height on a pole, and a regulation size.

Goofy ball golf has stupid holes too, it's called putt putt, or miniature golf. There you can putt into a clown's mouth.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:06 PM
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How did you retrieve your discs from the basket? With a step ladder? Hanging a basket 8 feet off the ground seems to me like a silly carnival-style gimmick in the first place. Kind of like the volcano-cone shaped hole at a putt-putt golf course.
There were wooden steps built up behind the basket, but most people (at least in Rec) just reached up and pushed the disc over the edge. Of course, if someone was to drop their disc, then is that a practice throw? Eh. I don't want to open that can of worms. That's not the issue here.

I actually like the hole a lot. I am hoping to add one to my local course. (The hole is a 280' wide open hole. It needs character.)
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:07 PM
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Here's a picture of the basket in question. It actually got aced twice on Saturday; once before the tournament and once during.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:39 PM
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After reading this thread, I totally agree. Hanging a basket should not be allowed. THAT is the problem here, not the 2 meter rule. Like ball golf that has a regulation size hole and depth, disc golf should have a regulation height on a pole, and a regulation size.

Goofy ball golf has stupid holes too, it's called putt putt, or miniature golf. There you can putt into a clown's mouth.
a hanging basket on a course is actually a fine addition if done properly....the visual of a basket in space can mess with your point of reference and adds challenge
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:46 PM
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a hanging basket on a course is actually a fine addition if done properly....the visual of a basket in space can mess with your point of reference and adds challenge
I have no problem with building up a hill and putting a basket on top of it, or a valley. Its not the vertical increase that makes me cringe, its the basket hanging like... well lets not say what it looks like, but it is not congruent, and that is a necessity if you really want this sport to be legitimate, and not seen as on the level of putting into the exhaust of a clown car.

Look, I am not meaning to sound like a scrooge, but wouldn't a large water fountain, shallow enough to easily recover your disk, with a 30 foot circle in the center, like #17 at the Players Championship in ball golf:



Or like the fence I saw in one of the championship tourneys, I forget which course that is. You can do anything you want with the landscape, anything. But changing the basket into a hanging lamp, ugh, it is just opening a can of worms. How high is legal? for example. This thread already shows it's problems. I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, it's just my opinion anyways, but it looks like after you make your putt you should bust open a pinata.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:31 AM
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The fence is at USDGC, I believe hole 3?

An island hole would be great. Problem is the cash involved. Most public DG courses are afterthoughts or second tier facilities. A hanging basket can be built in a day's time and for almost next to nothing.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:11 AM
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Ball golf has all kinds of crazy stuff. I bet they wish they could hang the ball golf hole in space.

Can we have a windmill hole also? I bet those blades passing in front of the basket would really mess with your point of reference and add challenge.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:46 PM
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So before I posted on here I asked a similar, shortened question on Twitter directed towards @PDGA. This is the response I got back just now:

"@aceeagledgc The ruling is 100% legal as long as TD declares 2 meter rule in effect and made the basket scenario clear before the tourney."
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