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Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-31-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve West
Yes, if the player's best option from the...

Yes, if the player's best option from the in-bounds lie was to take Optional Relief, then the OB penalty didn't hurt. Just like going OB doesn't hurt if you also missed a mando.

However, there is...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-31-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 230
Posted By Steve West
No, you can't. If your lie was in-bounds, it...

No, you can't.

If your lie was in-bounds, it is a correct lie. You must play it. One of your choices on how to play it is to abandon it, go back to the previous lie and make a new throw. But,...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-29-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve West
Will anyone ever be tempted to kick that disc OB...

Will anyone ever be tempted to kick that disc OB to get that advantage?
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-29-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve West
So, if I understand, you are saying lying two...

So, if I understand, you are saying lying two from farther from the target is more advantageous than lying one from nearer to the target.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-29-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve West
I would prefer not to forcefully encourage TDs to...

I would prefer not to forcefully encourage TDs to do anything in a top-down manner.* Give them the options and the information, but leave the choices to the TDs. Let the players, sponsors, viewers,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-28-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,532
Posted By Steve West
I’ll put this out here for anyone thinking about...

I’ll put this out here for anyone thinking about it. Here is an efficient path to play 524 unique holes with only 139 miles of driving (as the crow flies).

The asterisked courses can be skipped...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-28-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve West
Interestingly, the existence of Relief Area (aka...

Interestingly, the existence of Relief Area (aka “No-Penalty OB”; the best and most under-utilized TD tool for unusual situations) is one reason the free optional relief has its own rule and is not...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-27-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve West
Look up "following". It is not equivalent to the...

Look up "following". It is not equivalent to the more general "after". The first definition in Merriam-Webster on line for "following" is "being next in order or time ". Using "following" instead...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-27-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve West
806.02D also doesn't mention that the player can...

806.02D also doesn't mention that the player can finish the hole by making another throw from where they marked the lie. Does it really need to? Or can the player move on to another rule after...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-26-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve West
Yes, the player can only choose one of those...

Yes, the player can only choose one of those options for the next lie after OB. And after having made the choice, the player can then invoke a different rule: “803.02 D. A player may elect at any...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-26-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve West
It was not exactly intended, but it's not...

It was not exactly intended, but it's not currently seen as a problem that the rules allow the quirks. Even it is was a problem, given that the quirky parts would hardly ever be used, and would...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-21-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,532
Posted By Steve West
Playing through is not a problem. You should be...

Playing through is not a problem. You should be going so fast you'll be down the fairway before they can say "Wait, what?".

Traffic is less of a problem than you would think. Rush hours are a...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-21-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve West
I'm not sure that's possible - even...

I'm not sure that's possible - even theoretically. However, the Rules Committee does take input on what you would like to see in or out of the rules. Contact info here:...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-20-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,532
Posted By Steve West
Best place to start depends on how many you are...

Best place to start depends on how many you are shooting for. Actually, Kaposia to Lakewood is one of the longest drives between courses on most optimal paths. A whopping 17 minute drive.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-20-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,035
Posted By Steve West
I think you are remembering chicken pox. Measles...

I think you are remembering chicken pox. Measles can kill.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-20-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve West
#6, yes.

#6, yes.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 03-20-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By Steve West
Or, statistical tests could be used to divide the...

Or, statistical tests could be used to divide the players into pools with similar scoring conditions.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 03-20-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,811
Posted By Steve West
In the olden days (before 2018) you could have...

In the olden days (before 2018) you could have marked your lie after OB or above two meters, THEN invoked the Optional Relief rule. You can still do that. The only thing new is that you do not add...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 03-20-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By Steve West
You bet. Sucks for those with jobs.

You bet. Sucks for those with jobs.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-20-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,532
Posted By Steve West
Going for 500+? Any given number of holes...

Going for 500+?

Any given number of holes would certainly be a lot easier to achieve in the Cities than at Highbridge. Highbridge is all hills, all big, and no break from driving between courses....
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-18-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,532
Posted By Steve West
Look up how to get ready for a marathon that's...

Look up how to get ready for a marathon that's three months away and do it.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-17-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 19,734
Posted By Steve West
... and pitchers.

... and pitchers.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-17-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,225
Posted By Steve West
I might catch up on my other obligations to the...

I might catch up on my other obligations to the PDGA which can be performed from home at a keyboard. ;)
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-14-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4,016
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 492,495
Posted By Steve West
2020 DGPT - Waco Annual Charity Open presented by...

2020 DGPT - Waco Annual Charity Open presented by Prodigy Disc Brazos Park East Championship Layout MPO; 18 holes; Par 64; 7990 ft

The horizontal black line is the minimum cutoff for standard par....
Forum: DGCR Meets 03-13-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Steve West
I'll be there. Let me emphasize the wide...

I'll be there.

Let me emphasize the wide range of skills in this club. No matter who you are, there are almost certainly players you can win against and players who can beat you. Women and...
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