#261  
Old 10-04-2012, 09:59 AM
mashnut's Avatar
mashnut mashnut is offline
*Super Moderator*
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Temecula, CA
Years Playing: 12.1
Courses Played: 750
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 13,221
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonCasper View Post
It reduces the chance that someone will be thought of as gaining an unfair advantage by throwing themselves closer to the pin while shooting. Though I see another unfair advantage occurring when people stand as far back as is allowed to shoot just to avoid an obstacle.
I've seen lots of questionable jump putts that were really close to the line between legal and illegal. I would rather see people get the dubious advantage of maybe a couple inches (and lose the advantage of the extra push by releasing late) than see people gain the advantage of 20' behind their lie to avoid tough shots they've left themselves.
Reply With Quote
  #262  
Old 10-04-2012, 10:09 AM
simpletwist's Avatar
simpletwist simpletwist is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Years Playing: 6.8
Courses Played: 25
Throwing Style: LHFH
Posts: 2,546
Until and unless there are rules officials like the PGA for on the spot answers, and until and unless those who have an issue speak up then its same ole, same ole. For most of the events I play and my level "be nice" rule seems to apply.

I'm of a mind that if I'm doing something that is or may be in violation of the rules, I want to know. This way I will try not to do it again. Said on the spot it might affect my game as I worry about it, but I'm easily distracted. And if I see something that I think is questionable, I'll say something.
Reply With Quote
  #263  
Old 10-04-2012, 10:26 AM
garublador garublador is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Urbandale, IA
Years Playing: 8.1
Courses Played: 7
Posts: 4,814
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonCasper View Post
It reduces the chance that someone will be thought of as gaining an unfair advantage by throwing themselves closer to the pin while shooting. Though I see another unfair advantage occurring when people stand as far back as is allowed to shoot just to avoid an obstacle.
The idea to let people throw feet away from their lie to avoid the possibility of throwing inches away from their lie doesn't make any sense, though. It could be an advantage to throw inches or feet away from your lie in any direction. "You play your next shot from your current lie" is one of the fundamental rules of any sort of golf game. It's not "you play no closer to the target than your current lie."
Reply With Quote
  #264  
Old 10-04-2012, 10:33 AM
Jay Dub's Avatar
Jay Dub Jay Dub is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SW Ohio
Years Playing: 34.1
Courses Played: 80
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 3,068
Send a message via Yahoo to Jay Dub
It seems some are claiming if jump putts (which are already illegal) are eliminated the rule will also allow them to throw from feet behind their marker.

Why are these two things tied together?
Reply With Quote
  #265  
Old 10-04-2012, 10:59 AM
DavidSauls's Avatar
DavidSauls DavidSauls is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Newberry, SC
Years Playing: 18.8
Courses Played: 114
Posts: 6,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay Dub View Post
It seems some are claiming if jump putts (which are already illegal) are eliminated the rule will also allow them to throw from feet behind their marker.

Why are these two things tied together?
Jump putts (as commonly phrased) aren't necessarily illegal. Only if you actually jump before releasing.

One of the solutions someone offered here to eliminate all jump-putts---the currently legal "putt-jumps" and illegal ones---was to throw from feet behind the marker to allow room for a follow-through.
Reply With Quote
  #266  
Old 10-04-2012, 10:59 AM
DavidSauls's Avatar
DavidSauls DavidSauls is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Newberry, SC
Years Playing: 18.8
Courses Played: 114
Posts: 6,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by garublador View Post
The idea to let people throw feet away from their lie to avoid the possibility of throwing inches away from their lie doesn't make any sense, though. It could be an advantage to throw inches or feet away from your lie in any direction. "You play your next shot from your current lie" is one of the fundamental rules of any sort of golf game. It's not "you play no closer to the target than your current lie."
Well-phrased.
Reply With Quote
  #267  
Old 10-04-2012, 12:34 PM
blur blur is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Years Playing: 20.3
Courses Played: 14
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 135
Quote:
Originally Posted by garublador View Post
The idea to let people throw feet away from their lie to avoid the possibility of throwing inches away from their lie doesn't make any sense, though. It could be an advantage to throw inches or feet away from your lie in any direction. "You play your next shot from your current lie" is one of the fundamental rules of any sort of golf game. It's not "you play no closer to the target than your current lie."
although, ball golf you have a non moving stance and with disc golf you technically make a run up to take your shot.

unless you have the 'stand and deliver' approach witch would correlate with the ball golf stance

I do agree that allowing more room behind your lie can allow for other abuses, but I still don't think you need much if any more room then is allowed currently. Especially when your making mid-ranged to short shots (witch is what this is about with the jump putt)
Reply With Quote
  #268  
Old 10-04-2012, 12:47 PM
blur blur is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Years Playing: 20.3
Courses Played: 14
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 135
and I don't know how everyone is reading into 'feet' away from the marker, because DavidSauls stated 5', 10' and 20' is a little hyperbole...
Reply With Quote
  #269  
Old 10-04-2012, 01:59 PM
sloppydisc's Avatar
sloppydisc sloppydisc is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Years Playing: 5.4
Courses Played: 196
Posts: 4,914
Couldn't there just be a set distance for 'legal' jump putting? Have the 10M circle and then have a rule that says no jump putting from 10M to X.

Or, just allow other players to 'pants' them jump putting SOBs!
Reply With Quote
 
  

  #270  
Old 10-04-2012, 02:16 PM
jongoff09's Avatar
jongoff09 jongoff09 is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central Arkansas
Years Playing: 4.9
Courses Played: 31
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,869
Quote:
Originally Posted by sloppydisc View Post
Couldn't there just be a set distance for 'legal' jump putting? Have the 10M circle and then have a rule that says no jump putting from 10M to X.
Then how would you differentiate between a jump putt and just a follow through passed the lie when you are between 10m and X? A jump putt is just a follow through.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.