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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Today, 07:09 AM
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Posted By DavidSauls
This must be some defintion of "stagnation" of...

This must be some defintion of "stagnation" of which I was previously unaware.

Disc golf is booming, from the top to the bottom.

At the bottom, the number of courses, tournament players,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Yesterday, 10:35 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
This reminds me that it's been a long time since...

This reminds me that it's been a long time since I read board meeting minutes, but the board has to deal with a lot of administrative things that are far from the exciting rules/pro tour/radical...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment Yesterday, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 776
Posted By DavidSauls
I assume decks, with spaces between decking,...

I assume decks, with spaces between decking, don't really need it. But, per my prior confession, I'm no carpenter.
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment Yesterday, 09:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 776
Posted By DavidSauls
The security issue varies tremendously, depending...

The security issue varies tremendously, depending on location. But I'd assume in theft-prone places, they won't be putting in portable tees.

(I know of a public course that put in rubber mats,...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment Yesterday, 06:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 776
Posted By DavidSauls
This is a real concern, but can be mitigated...

This is a real concern, but can be mitigated somewhat by making sure the pad has a slight slope -- not enough to throw off players, but enough for water to drain.

We built a deck in the woods and...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 06-30-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By DavidSauls
I'm part of the "hardly matters" group, though I...

I'm part of the "hardly matters" group, though I guess it depends on how bad the installation is. ("Hardly matters" which hole; it does matter than baskets be installed correctly).

If pushed, the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-29-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
With all due respect, having non-members...

With all due respect, having non-members participate in governing a membership organization would be a cart-leading-the-horse arrangement.

If it's not important enough to someone to be a member,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-29-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
Is that for World Championships, or all...

Is that for World Championships, or all tournaments?

Personally, I think the "first come" registration rule is one whose time has passed. It made sense when there were few tournaments, to prevent...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-29-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
Yes. I took it as a bit of a tongue-in-cheek...

Yes. I took it as a bit of a tongue-in-cheek phrasing of how varied we are, resulting from the unique combinations and interactions of our genes.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-28-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
Yeah, that, and the fact that our brains like to...

Yeah, that, and the fact that our brains like to look for patterns, and it's easy for them to sort out the world into Men and Women. There's a lot of re-enforcement for that, not just societal, but...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-28-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
Perhaps the best line in this entire thread. ...

Perhaps the best line in this entire thread.

I always believed the simple XX / XY story, and was surprised to learn of all the variations and inconsistencies that occur. But I probably shouldn't...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 06-28-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 676
Posted By DavidSauls
Alas, one size doesn't always fit all. What...

Alas, one size doesn't always fit all. What about courses that rarely have enough people on them for it to matter?

From two 18-hole layouts at Stoney Hill, we've cobbled together as many as 27...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-28-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
Arguing individual variations also seems to me,...

Arguing individual variations also seems to me, to be an argument for abolishing gender or age protected divisions, and either having a single division, or only dividing players by rating.

There...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-27-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
As much as I like to think of board members...

As much as I like to think of board members taking us in great and revolutionary new directions, or addressing some of my own pet peeves, mostly I want the board to do a good job, continuing the...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 06-27-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 676
Posted By DavidSauls
Even B) as 18 holes doesn't seem quite...

Even B) as 18 holes doesn't seem quite right...there may be 18 tees and 18 fairways, sort of, but only 9 baskets means only 9 greens.

But there's no better answer. It's more than 9, a little...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 06-27-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 676
Posted By DavidSauls
A) 9 holes B) Probably 18 holes, if they're...

A) 9 holes

B) Probably 18 holes, if they're really distinct enough, but with a disclaimer in the description.

We ran into something like this with a private course. We have two overlapping...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-27-2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
I think it's part of the consideration. Along...

I think it's part of the consideration. Along with competitive fairness, and no doubt other issues. I'm fond of saying that "the simple answer is....that there's no simple answer".
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-27-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
My personal taste would be lower entry, no...

My personal taste would be lower entry, no players pack, no payouts to Ams (just a trophy). If the entry were $20, a 72-am field would generate $1400 in revenue, which in many cases could fund some...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-27-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
Maybe not, but if we also cut down the entry fee...

Maybe not, but if we also cut down the entry fee so it didn't have to cover all that merch, it might be just as attractive -- if not to all the same people, then perhaps to others.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-27-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
With my rating and age, I can play almost any M...

With my rating and age, I can play almost any M division.

But more specifically, years ago I qualified for Advanced or Masters (MA40). Almost all the Am men over 40 were playing in one of the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-27-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
I have mixed feelings on the overall issue. ...

I have mixed feelings on the overall issue.

But it seems to me that the age-protected divisions are, in part, social as well as athletic -- both for the kids, and us geezers. To what degree is the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-27-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
Do the protected divisions (age or gender) exist...

Do the protected divisions (age or gender) exist exclusively due to the inherent athletic differences among groups of people (not individuals)? Or are there social or other reasons to have them,...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-26-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
Withdrawn, after BionicRib's #165.

Withdrawn, after BionicRib's #165.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-25-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,389
Posted By DavidSauls
There used to be a rule against it, but I can't...

There used to be a rule against it, but I can't find it now so perhaps it's gone away.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-24-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 14,372
Posted By DavidSauls
Perhaps this thread should be re-titled. To...

Perhaps this thread should be re-titled.

To something like "Trans- issues in upcoming PDGA board election".

So that somewhere down the line, there can be a thread about the Board, and the...
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