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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-21-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4,002
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 484,761
Posted By Steve West
2020 Las Vegas Challenge presented by Innova...

2020 Las Vegas Challenge presented by Innova Champion Discs/Innova Champion Course/8670

Wow, it would seem if you dump enough OB penalties into a hole to raise its average by 6/10ths of a throw,...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 02-21-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,318
Posted By Steve West
Some people refuse to accept reality. :)

Some people refuse to accept reality. :)
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 02-21-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,318
Posted By Steve West
Surprised? C'mon, which is more appealing: ...

Surprised? C'mon, which is more appealing:

1. Demonstrating the professionalism, discipline, and maturity to set par to be the score that an expert disc golfer would be expected to make on a...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-21-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4,002
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 484,761
Posted By Steve West
2020 Las Vegas Challenge presented by Innova...

2020 Las Vegas Challenge presented by Innova Champion Discs/Infinite Discs Course/7,050 ft

Another win for "All holes are par 3"!
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Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 02-21-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,318
Posted By Steve West
Unhappy "eagle" On a 294 foot long hole. ...

"eagle"

On a 294 foot long hole.

Where 83% of 1000-rated players get a 2 or 3.

:wall:

One throw per landing area, plus two putts. Why wasn't this par 5? He should be on SportsCenter!
Forum: Course Design 02-20-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Steve West
Are you trying to get a course for where you...

Are you trying to get a course for where you live, or are you trying to find a place where you can fulfill your desire to design a course?

Either way, the design is one of the the LAST steps in...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 02-19-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,141
Posted By Steve West
Amplified music is banned in many parks. One...

Amplified music is banned in many parks. One more hoop to get a permit for it.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 02-17-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,141
Posted By Steve West
I thought the correct response to any request...

I thought the correct response to any request was: "Sounds great. Do it!"
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 02-16-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,144
Posted By Steve West
If the TD wanted to go above and beyond, couldn't...

If the TD wanted to go above and beyond, couldn't they backfill the hole scores later?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-14-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4,002
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 484,761
Posted By Steve West
With only one card of scores, I thought it would...

With only one card of scores, I thought it would be a good test of whether my method works with limited data. So, with 1.53 effective rounds of data, my automatic recommendation generator would say:...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-14-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,796
Posted By Steve West
Asia is a lot bigger than the USA. In the long...

Asia is a lot bigger than the USA. In the long run, he might be more valuable getting things started there.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 02-14-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,144
Posted By Steve West
In certain countries, it might mean you should...

In certain countries, it might mean you should keep checking scores throughout the round and make sure yours is higher than Paul's - for the sake of your health.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-14-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 67,522
Posted By Steve West
Probably more of us than we know.

Probably more of us than we know.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-12-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,357
Posted By Steve West
According to the competition manual, not only are...

According to the competition manual, not only are pants not required, the dress code could be interpreted as not allowing pants. Or shorts. Or ripped shirts.

3.04 Dress Code

5. No ripped...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-12-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By Steve West
Most people get that rule wrong. It's "Keep It...

Most people get that rule wrong. It's "Keep It Stupid-Simple". As in, that's how simple you want to keep it.

The other way: "Keep it Simple, Stupid!" is just an insult to the person you're...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 02-10-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 809
Posted By Steve West
"Academy-like" Awards for 2019 Tournaments

I thought it might be fun to make up categories and announce winners.

The award for Best Performance by a Course in Sorting Players by Skill during an Amateur Tournament goes to Quaker's Challenge...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-07-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,221
Posted By Steve West
Here is another attempt to quantify the ability...

Here is another attempt to quantify the ability of courses to sort players by skill. For this one, I compared two courses by looking at the scoring spread of total scores for the players that played...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-06-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By Steve West
Don't think of it as building "a" course. You'll...

Don't think of it as building "a" course. You'll be tweaking it and messing with the design forever. Just get some baskets and make setting up the course part of the game.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-04-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,636
Posted By Steve West
Something like that. I'd want to look at some...

Something like that. I'd want to look at some numbers before setting a specific rating. Maybe where a 950 rated player would have a 50/50 shot at cashing in a big event.

Perhaps it wouldn't even...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-03-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,636
Posted By Steve West
Wouldn't MP9 be for 9 year old pros? Almost...

Wouldn't MP9 be for 9 year old pros?

Almost as ridiculous would be using Roman numerals to get MPCM.

But seriously, the division hasn't changed, just a few events exclude some of the players in...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 02-03-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By Steve West
Anime?

Anime?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-30-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4,002
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 484,761
Posted By Steve West
231, 581, 1065, 1426 (Why do you speak...

231, 581, 1065, 1426



(Why do you speak of "a" close range throw now? I see no reason your parameter could not still represent the last two throws.)

231 is the max length for the last two...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 01-29-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 388,614
Posted By Steve West
My wife and I were laughing out loud. Partly...

My wife and I were laughing out loud. Partly because we've both been that person on the tee, but mostly because of how parents were running to grab their kids and dragging them out of the way like a...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-28-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4,002
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 484,761
Posted By Steve West
I'm solving for the best CRP parameters. ("Best"...

I'm solving for the best CRP parameters. ("Best" being those that come closest to my results, of course.)

What I am finding is that a full-length drive is usually only found on holes that are...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-25-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By Steve West
Thanks for the clarification. I took "anyway" to...

Thanks for the clarification. I took "anyway" to mean if he hypothetically had not released the disc.
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