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Old 01-11-2013, 04:18 PM
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When you make all your putts, the greens don't matter...
A precarious basket rewards more than just solid putters. It will reward the player who can get to the green on a drive/long approach. Why? Because those who cannot are left with a hazzardous approach that they either play safe and add a stroke or the risk and fail to gain strokes.
A difficult green rewards the solid putter for the obvious. It rewards the solid approacher because they can land a disc where they want. It also rewards the solid controlled drive because such a player is left with a less risky approach.
In essence dangerous greens change the hole to favor players with better skillsets across the drive approach putt and mental aspects of the game.
Why those mocking Sias and McDaniel concepts beguiled me.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:19 PM
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^^^13,125 feet of disc golf? That would take For. Ev. Er.
and? That's more time outside enjoying nature. I didn't say I wanted every course in the country to be like that. We're talking about super gold dream courses and scoring spreads and pushing the limits of the pros. Why not make one round take the whole day and NT events cover more days. let's test some mettle.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:21 PM
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When you make all your putts, the greens don't matter...
QFT.

Chuck, do you know of any studies done on putting percentage vs distance from the target for different target area sizes?

The main reason that I ask is that I have been putting on my basket with the chains tied in to about 12" diameter similar to the Bullseye basket, and it is still not very hard at 25 feet. I am trying to get a feel for how large the target should be in my opinion to have the effect that I think it will have. I do not think it is feasible to bring the chains in any closer to the center pole, so I think a better design would have about 12" chains and reduced height over the top of the tray.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:38 PM
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No public putting studies ever done I've heard of. Manufacturers may have done their own study but testing target width would be unlikely. I think making the vertical putting window smaller is an easier test to attempt.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:40 PM
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When you make all your putts, the greens don't matter...
Well Sias is a world champ, so that would be true for him.

Wouldn't changing the height of the baskets make putting more difficult. Most players practice 10000s of putts on a standard height. Currently most baskets are mounted at a standard height sans a few raised baskets. Make some baskets in the ground and others up to basketball height.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:51 PM
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and? That's more time outside enjoying nature. I didn't say I wanted every course in the country to be like that. We're talking about super gold dream courses and scoring spreads and pushing the limits of the pros. Why not make one round take the whole day and NT events cover more days. let's test some mettle.

And make them carry their own damn bags. If you need a caddy, then you are sad and pathetic. Or carry way too many discs.

Now if that caddy is a really attractive lady I'll make an exception.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:53 PM
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and? That's more time outside enjoying nature. I didn't say I wanted every course in the country to be like that. We're talking about super gold dream courses and scoring spreads and pushing the limits of the pros. Why not make one round take the whole day and NT events cover more days. let's test some mettle.
I agree that it would test mettle, and then some.

In the broader picture of growing the game, and making it more popular, this may be on the extreme end of solutions. All day tourneys don't make for good TV, or spectator's attention spans. And we're not sure how 3 days of playing a course this long would take it's toll on our top players.

I wonder what our resident pros would think of playing a course this long, multiple days in a row. Afterall, it is they who'd be using the course at that distance.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:55 PM
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It shouldn't be that hard for them. They would simply be throwing the same number of shots I throw on 7,000' course. No big deal.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:59 PM
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Well Sias is a world champ, so that would be true for him.

Wouldn't changing the height of the baskets make putting more difficult. Most players practice 10000s of putts on a standard height. Currently most baskets are mounted at a standard height sans a few raised baskets. Make some baskets in the ground and others up to basketball height.
really!!?? 10' high. there would have to be a ladder to get them out.

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:02 PM
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Or a DG version of a ring girl???? Now we're talking TV ratings.
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