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Forum: Course Design Today, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By DavidSauls
Sidebar: Is it odd that in all the "putting is...

Sidebar: Is it odd that in all the "putting is too easy" threads and par threads where people compare putting distances in golf and disc golf, they don't do the same with driving distances?
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Forum: Course Design Today, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By DavidSauls
It's a mistake to try to emulate golf putting...

It's a mistake to try to emulate golf putting statistics, or to equate golf distances with disc golf distances.

The consideration should be, does it make OUR game better?
Forum: Course Design Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By DavidSauls
It depends on the execution. Creating a...

It depends on the execution.

Creating a green where one side is favored, because putting is easier than the other side, can be good. Provided that the favored side can be hit by skill, not luck,...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-19-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 861
Posted By DavidSauls
As I look, you're right. I'm in the clear. ...

As I look, you're right. I'm in the clear.

What was in my mind was the competition manual rule about grouping players by player rating:

Player Rating grouping; players within a division may be...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-17-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 861
Posted By DavidSauls
Ain't it the truth. At Stoney Hill, when we...

Ain't it the truth.

At Stoney Hill, when we ran singles tournaments, we engaged in a slight rules violation and started divisions in different places, for different rounds. 1st round we'd do just...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-17-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 861
Posted By DavidSauls
Heck, as TDs we recommend drives to 4 starting...

Heck, as TDs we recommend drives to 4 starting holes at Stoney Hill.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 02-17-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,970
Views: 477,088
Posted By DavidSauls
After reviewing this thread---with XC_Eddy firmly...

After reviewing this thread---with XC_Eddy firmly to blame---I conclude that it's a good thing DGCR didn't have a "nice" button at the time.

We'd have burnt it out.

There are a LOT of hilarious...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-17-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 861
Posted By DavidSauls
Bicycle-type conveyances are prohibited by the...

Bicycle-type conveyances are prohibited by the rules, too.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-17-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 861
Posted By DavidSauls
Or not even that. If you're still driving to...

Or not even that. If you're still driving to your tee after the 2 minute warning, but arrive before the start signal, would that be a penalty?

Or, for that matter, if you arrive late and miss the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-16-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,979
Posted By DavidSauls
Yes, two significant differences between disc...

Yes, two significant differences between disc golf and golf: the amount of money involved, and that none of it is created by entry fees. So for us, for now, the comparison is more interesting than...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 02-11-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,592
Posted By DavidSauls
Good points. Sometimes, seeing an orthopedist...

Good points. Sometimes, seeing an orthopedist and finding out what's really wrong, includes advice that you're not doing more damage. I did this with my knee and a torn meniscus---he told me I...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 02-11-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,592
Posted By DavidSauls
Find out what's really wrong. I can tell you a...

Find out what's really wrong. I can tell you a horror story from someone who didn't.

Backhand may not be the answer. If there's damage to the shoulder, backhand may damage it further, just like...
Forum: Course Development 02-11-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By DavidSauls
If a designer rates and reviews his own design a...

If a designer rates and reviews his own design a bit higher than the average, it shouldn't just be dismissed as pride and boosterism.

Every disc golfer, and every reviewer, has opinions as to what...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-10-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,291
Posted By DavidSauls
I have no idea quite how much, but I've wanted to...

I have no idea quite how much, but I've wanted to play with one ever since I found out they exist.

I once bought a handheld GPS and set out to map our course---not just tees and pins, but all the...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-10-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,291
Posted By DavidSauls
Accurate signs only help me on level ground,...

Accurate signs only help me on level ground, anyway.

If a hole has a slope, I have to estimate how much that changes the effective distance, turn or fade, and disc choice. Which I do badly.
...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-10-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,291
Posted By DavidSauls
The wheel has the advantage of being easy to work...

The wheel has the advantage of being easy to work with solo. But it's not suitable for all terrains---uneven ground may cause small errors, large mounds, gullies, or creek beds may cause larger...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 02-08-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,720
Posted By DavidSauls
It might be a reference to the rule that if...

It might be a reference to the rule that if there's a cut, it should (must?) be above the payout line. Everyone making a cut, should be in the payout.

Disclaimers:
* I don't know if that applies...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-06-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,680
Posted By DavidSauls
Apparently it was at least part of the...

Apparently it was at least part of the motivation.

PDGA Director of Operations Mike Downes said the addition of an extra round will allow for more flexibility in dealing with inclement weather. He...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 02-03-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By DavidSauls
I don't know if you can draw a distinct line. ...

I don't know if you can draw a distinct line. But it seems to me that if the course experience is generally the same, it shouldn't be RIP'd; those old reviews still give a potential visitor an idea...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 02-03-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,381
Posted By DavidSauls
Most of that for me. Except the bypass. And...

Most of that for me. Except the bypass.

And that I've been playing a long time---I started in the mid-90s---but still missed the chance to start as a kid. Over the past half-dozen years my...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 01-31-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By DavidSauls
Any ideas if it will be open by the last weekend...

Any ideas if it will be open by the last weekend of March, the OP's vacation? I've seen a few pictures, and a few comments, and I assume he should put it on his itinerary, if it is.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-30-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 228,822
Posted By DavidSauls
"Par: The score an accomplished player is...

"Par: The score an accomplished player is expected to make on a hole...."

Yeah, trying to find a relation between par and scores in the PGA's definition gives me a headache, too.

I should...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-29-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,070
Posted By DavidSauls
This. And the fact that on a full course, just...

This. And the fact that on a full course, just like a highway during rush hour, every little delay contributes to the overall pace of play. I've played 5+ hour rounds in tournaments with tee times;...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-29-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,070
Posted By DavidSauls
Pretty much our story, too. Though tee times...

Pretty much our story, too. Though tee times aren't to reduce waits; they're to arrange to greet people, or at least to know when people are there. And they're only approximate times, anyway.
Forum: TD's Corner 01-28-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By DavidSauls
If they're the same type of events---regular,...

If they're the same type of events---regular, sanctioned, divisions, singles---I would think that after 2, they cease to be "can't miss". There's another chance coming around in a few months.

If...
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