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Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-17-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By Steve West
I wasn't talking about whether something is Out...

I wasn't talking about whether something is Out of Bounds. That's a different rule than whether something is a Playing Surface. Yes, whether an area is a playing surface or not can depend on the...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-16-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By Steve West
What about when the ground ceases to become a...

What about when the ground ceases to become a playing surface at 1500 degrees? Or whatever temperature shoes melt. There could be courses in Yellowstone or Hawaii where some areas of the ground is...
Forum: TD's Corner 01-15-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Steve West
You don't even need to win cash. Sign up wrong...

You don't even need to win cash. Sign up wrong and you're a pro.

Just 38% of the MPO and 30% of the FPO fields at the biggest events met the minimum ratings suggestions (970+ and 900+).

You...
Forum: TD's Corner 01-14-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Steve West
Player Mix for A-Tiers

As a spin-off of something else I was working on, I got this display of who played in MPO and FPO high-level events in 2020.
...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-05-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,754
Posted By Steve West
Which means it was one of the few ways to...

Which means it was one of the few ways to actually sell discs. Hence, the push to force TDs to sell enough - oops, I mean provide large enough player packs - or not be allowed run a sanctioned...
Forum: Course Design 01-05-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 731
Posted By Steve West
I wonder how many people have gone to a course...

I wonder how many people have gone to a course without being allowed to park a car. And rated it just as highly.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 01-04-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 820
Posted By Steve West
There are no general rules about what is or is...

There are no general rules about what is or is not OB. Whatever the TD or course designer says goes.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-03-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By Steve West
You might want to ask the Medical Committee of...

You might want to ask the Medical Committee of the PDGA. You can find their contact info at https://www.pdga.com/contact.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 01-02-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,583
Posted By Steve West
Hot take: Everybody has plenty of time to...

Hot take:

Everybody has plenty of time to sign up, but they bid an entry fee (subject to minimum). Everybody who bid as high as whatever fee results in fewer than 73 players gets in at that fee.
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 12-30-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,585
Posted By Steve West
As usual, the correct answer is "all of the...

As usual, the correct answer is "all of the above". I'd rather have a few holes - all with signs, fairways, tees, and baskets - than a bunch of only baskets, signs, fairways, or tee pads.

But,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-29-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,620
Posted By Steve West
Although there were no entire courses that Ricky...

Although there were no entire courses that Ricky played in both 2017 and 202, there were 76 holes he played both years. Some for multiple rounds each year, giving us 208 data points.

On those...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-26-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,262
Posted By Steve West
Silly me, thinking the PDGA # was the least...

Silly me, thinking the PDGA # was the least interesting part of the data.

Oh well, I can play along.

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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-26-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,620
Posted By Steve West
If you want to compare how he played during 2017...

If you want to compare how he played during 2017 to during 2020, you need to get into the round ratings from only the events held within each year. His average round rating during 2017 was 1048.51....
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-24-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 16,262
Posted By Steve West
This seems to go in this thread. I've been...

This seems to go in this thread. I've been messing around with another kind of number to represent a player's performance over a given period of time. It can be expressed as Relatable Score, which...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-24-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,138
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 527,447
Posted By Steve West
Here's a pro tip for anyone wandering into this...

Here's a pro tip for anyone wandering into this thread for the first time:

You only need to read the posts by DavidSauls. All of his make sense, and he has referenced every thought that makes...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 12-22-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,975
Views: 530,663
Posted By Steve West
Is that realtor speak for "basement in need of...

Is that realtor speak for "basement in need of waterproofing"?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-19-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,790
Posted By Steve West
I think any advantage of having more people to...

I think any advantage of having more people to look for the disc is less than the other types of differing conditions that players face. These include weather, cardmates, delays, camera pressure,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-18-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,790
Posted By Steve West
Since 2019, golf does not use the term "Hazard". ...

Since 2019, golf does not use the term "Hazard". They are now called Penalty Areas.

Since 2018, disc golf has used the term "Hazard" to mean an area where the thrower gets a penalty but plays...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-18-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,790
Posted By Steve West
The TD can do that by calling an area either...

The TD can do that by calling an area either 806.02 Out-of-Bounds or 806.04 Relief Area (no-penalty OB). We still need a Lost Disc rule because there would be other places discs get lost; where no...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-17-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,790
Posted By Steve West
Would that be good or bad? (Throwing two after...

Would that be good or bad? (Throwing two after losing the tee throw, instead of throwing three.)
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-16-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,012
Posted By Steve West
Just wait until the grass burns off.

Just wait until the grass burns off.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-16-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 914
Views: 130,719
Posted By Steve West
It's earlier for women; 21 or 23, depending on...

It's earlier for women; 21 or 23, depending on the study.
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 12-08-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 110,747
Posted By Steve West
In the interest of fair discussion, I need to...

In the interest of fair discussion, I need to point out a couple of things.

One can have the opinion that smaller baskets would be better without creating the basket itself. That opinion is a...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 12-08-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By Steve West
People really hate Worst Throw. Making a putt...

People really hate Worst Throw. Making a putt and being told you haven't completed the hole hurts deep in the core. Especially if happens again on the same hole.

Tough Throw on the shorter holes...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 12-07-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 110,747
Posted By Steve West
OK. D'oh!

OK.




D'oh!
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