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Old 09-12-2012, 02:44 PM
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Yeah I don't facebook, so I guess I'm out of the loop. Whenever I want or need info about hfds, I usually go to hfds.org. Seems logical to me. But I guess they facebook it instead. And yeah, I use facebook as a verb.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:38 PM
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:06 PM
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Maybe you could post a link to where hfds mentions any of this info on their own site? The only mention of states being in Austin is your post this morning with a link to this thread. That I could find anyways.
It's been discussed at the monthly meetings for the past four or five months. Richard's meeting minutes are documented in this thread:
http://hfds.org/vbull/showthread.php?t=727
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:22 PM
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D'oh

Maybe I would have found it if you tied it to a rock and threw it at me.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:36 PM
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:17 PM
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I have not played any of the three courses..... Which in order should I play before hand? I might be in town next week and not sure how much time I can spend disc disc golfing. SO if there is one course that should be played and maybe another course that I might get by without playing.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:33 PM
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I have not played any of the three courses..... Which in order should I play before hand? I might be in town next week and not sure how much time I can spend disc disc golfing. SO if there is one course that should be played and maybe another course that I might get by without playing.
I think Manor has the most tricky holes that you will want to have played. Lots of par 4 shots that need placement over distance off the tee box. This is also the only one that has OB and in some cases near the basket/green. Manor probably has the worst shule of the three with lots of cactus and thorny trees.

Roy G is a blast but very straight forward. You can always tell what you need to do. If you play it, get the distances from this website, the tee signs are way off.

I havn't played met center. sounds like upkeep isn't that great most of the time so...
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:32 AM
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The thing about Met Center is that there is a bunch of arbitrary OB, they will probably have it marked for the tourney but playing casual you just can't tell what's what. I hate the way they do OB out there, but whatever. Also this is the only one of the 3 courses where you can lose a disc in water. Manor has a creek running thru but it's always retrievable imo. Met has a pond hole or two.

You should definitely play Manor if you only have time for one. However if it's at all rainy/muddy you will want to play Roy G. Manor is TERRIBLE in the mud, but Roy G is setup with lots of mulch to keep the grounds playable.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:55 PM
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Although I volunteered to help Vinnie out if needed, I'm really hoping that I can just play in next year's edition of Texas States.

I know that most of us here in Houston were really hoping that a venue would be found where all 3 courses could be in the same park/property. One of the best things about Texas States has been that all 3 courses have been in the same locale every year. It makes for great times for the players since we're all there together...especially for food/beverages/parties. I just don't think that there are many places that can host 3 full 18-hole courses.

Vinnie's proposal and his "added cash" sponsors are what really sold his proposal to us. HFDS is using this as a test run to see if we might want to roll it around to other Texas cities/clubs periodically in the future. If players want to see this happen again, then it will be important to support Vinnie to make it a huge success...otherwise, I think the sentiment of HFDS will be against allowing it to roam to another city again.

If it IS successful though, it might be fun to see how other cities might compete to host it when it goes "on walk-about."

Thanks for all of the good info from Giles and Pablo about which courses I need to consider checking out before next year!
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:36 PM
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I am not a fan of only having one (non age restricted) Am division. I know in previous years they have had MA1 and MA2, but combining all AM's into one division is going to suck for everybody. Let me start by saying that I have nothing against someone personally based on their ability to throw a frisbee cause compared to some pro's I am the lesser player so I keep that in mind. However, if I am paying this kind of money to play in a tournament of this caliber I am not going to want MA2 and MA3 guys on my card (first round). I am going to want other people of my skill level who are making good shots and playing smart and following all the rules. Also, I would bet the majority of MA2 and MA3 guys who would want to play States aren't going to want to compete against the MA1 guys either. This proposed model seems like they are trying to make the pro divisions really good (which is fine) but in my opinion they kinda took a dump on the Am's this year.

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