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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3,980
Poll: Par Talk
Views: 464,603
Posted By DavidSauls
Might a lower rating also indicate that most...

Might a lower rating also indicate that most holes yielded more birdies than bogeys, even if par were set correctly?
Forum: Course Design Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,421
Posted By DavidSauls
Alas, we don't always have those old growth trees...

Alas, we don't always have those old growth trees available....and aren't patient enough to wait for them.

But you're right about the trees. We need them. We curse them. We love them. We...
Forum: Course Design 11-20-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,421
Posted By DavidSauls
I have a very subjective definition of a bad...

I have a very subjective definition of a bad hole: it's one I don't enjoy playing. This usually falls into one of two categories:

(1) Boring holes, where the score is almost always the same, and...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-20-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,830
Posted By DavidSauls
Ah, mine was an inside joke, in poor taste on my...

Ah, mine was an inside joke, in poor taste on my part, with nothing to do about the finances of traveling players. My faux pas for posting it.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-20-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,153
Posted By DavidSauls
Why are those numbers shockingly low? How...

Why are those numbers shockingly low?

How much revenue do those players bring to those tournaments?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-20-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,830
Posted By DavidSauls
So judgmental. There are touring pros who are...

So judgmental. There are touring pros who are criss-crossing the country in RVs. Somebody needs to caution them of the perils involved.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-20-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,830
Posted By DavidSauls
Not quite. It's the Professional Association...

Not quite.

It's the Professional Association of Disc Golf.

Not the Association of Professional Disc Golf.

It encompasses many facets of disc golf, in a (hopefully) professional way. The...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-20-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,830
Posted By DavidSauls
What "most people"? The mostly-Am PDGA...

What "most people"?

The mostly-Am PDGA membership keeps voting for directors who follow the current path---or acquiescing by not voting.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-20-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,830
Posted By DavidSauls
It was because Tim built a better mousetrap. ...

It was because Tim built a better mousetrap.

Photos, descriptive reviews, links, hole info....the PDGA course guide didn't offer that, even to the membership.

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With the directory and pro...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 11-19-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By DavidSauls
15 or 20 years ago, when tournaments weren't...

15 or 20 years ago, when tournaments weren't nearly as common, South Carolina had two state championships, plus a points series.

There was a South Carolina Disc Golf Championship, and a South...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 11-19-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By DavidSauls
I'm even weaker-armed. I use one for skipping...

I'm even weaker-armed. I use one for skipping around corners, and an occasional really sharp fade-around-the corner shot. Also for forehand approach shots, because even with my terrible forehand,...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 11-19-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By DavidSauls
I can only speak for my state of South Carolina. ...

I can only speak for my state of South Carolina.

We have an excellent state coordinator, who works hard to work out the schedule with TDs. He'll create a calendar with big events (A-tier & above)...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-18-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,859
Posted By DavidSauls
How else would you define a "Great Course"? ...

How else would you define a "Great Course"? UDisc produces similar ratings to this site, with a somewhat different clientele. What courses draw players from far away, or are "must stop" courses...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 11-13-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,232
Posted By DavidSauls
Is an internet discussion forum, full of people...

Is an internet discussion forum, full of people from around the country and beyond, the best place to complain about wasting time with technology?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-13-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,226
Posted By DavidSauls
Sorry. January's a rude enough house guest when...

Sorry. January's a rude enough house guest when it comes on time; worse when it shows up 6 weeks early.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-13-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,356
Posted By DavidSauls
There must be hundreds of other threads, but...

There must be hundreds of other threads, but they're usually titled something like "Does this count?"

The short answer is, "Yes". It's your throw, you're the one doing the counting, so count it. ...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-12-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,082
Posted By DavidSauls
Do keep that in mind. It'll help keep your...

Do keep that in mind. It'll help keep your sanity.

You seem to have made enough people happy in the past to have had good turnout.

It's a lot easier to screw up a good tournament, than make...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-11-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,082
Posted By DavidSauls
I play few tournaments anymore, but from when I...

I play few tournaments anymore, but from when I played more often:

It all depends on the quality of the course(s). Great or epic courses are a bigger draw to me.

1. 4 rounds, if possible. ...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 11-08-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 451,001
Posted By DavidSauls
You think this thread reaches 3,000 posts on...

You think this thread reaches 3,000 posts on quality disc golf alone?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-03-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,797
Posted By DavidSauls
If a person runs a tournament, few complain. At...

If a person runs a tournament, few complain. At least, if he runs it well. (OK, a few complain no matter what, but not that someone ran the tournament).

If a person plays in a tournament, and...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-02-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,797
Posted By DavidSauls
Elsewhere, people are complaining about pros who...

Elsewhere, people are complaining about pros who only play, and never run tournaments or do anything to give back.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-01-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,797
Posted By DavidSauls
It's an interesting thought---that the growing...

It's an interesting thought---that the growing pool of players will mean more properly-rated players in all divisions, chasing off those who "play up" and then complain.

But with a limited...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-01-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 28,274
Posted By DavidSauls
There are 2 arguments for Weema and/or against...

There are 2 arguments for Weema and/or against this rule:

Principle - that any disc golfer should be allowed to play.

Literal - that the division name is "Open", which compels us to let any...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-31-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 28,274
Posted By DavidSauls
While we're being literal absolutists about...

While we're being literal absolutists about "Open", we could do the same about "Professional" and whittle the field to about a dozen people.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-31-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,797
Posted By DavidSauls
Why not ask the weaker MA40/50s, why they don't...

Why not ask the weaker MA40/50s, why they don't go play Rec? Why are the better players responsible for the inequality?

I know many of the group of the good MA40/50s that inspired this...
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