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Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-29-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,203
Posted By DavidSauls
That should make one of the most tedious aspects...

That should make one of the most tedious aspects of disc golf, much more tedious.

At least it'll only be threesomes.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-25-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,606
Posted By DavidSauls
Fair enough. I should have prefaced my post by...

Fair enough. I should have prefaced my post by "Should we decide we want to reduce putting percentages....

I don't think we need to. But for the sake of discussion, if we did, how best to do it?
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-25-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,606
Posted By DavidSauls
Thinking out loud..... Some have countered...

Thinking out loud.....

Some have countered the idea of narrowing baskets, with closing the vertical opening. Say, a cap that obstructed the top 1/3 of the chains, which would be an easy,...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-22-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,545
Posted By DavidSauls
Probably a lot more to come. We have word in...

Probably a lot more to come. We have word in South Carolina that 6-15-20 is our start date.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-22-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,961
Views: 297,313
Posted By DavidSauls
My story today, on a disc golf course though not...

My story today, on a disc golf course though not playing, as told to Facebook:


You're never too old to try new things.

My new thing for today was to be struck at by a snake.

I didn't see...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-22-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,457
Posted By DavidSauls
Funny, I always thought "mic drop" was shorthand...

Funny, I always thought "mic drop" was shorthand for "I have no real argument, so I'm going to pretend I won."

At least, that seems to be the context in which I've seen it used in the past.

*...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-22-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,457
Posted By DavidSauls
Are we going to start making aesthetic judgments...

Are we going to start making aesthetic judgments on how people throw from tee to target, and codifying them?

I sure hope so, because I've been wanting to get rid of thumbers for 20 years now. ...
Forum: Technique & Strategy 05-21-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,505
Posted By DavidSauls
This, exactly and word for word, for myself.

This, exactly and word for word, for myself.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-20-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,457
Posted By DavidSauls
That question's been asked a dozen different...

That question's been asked a dozen different ways, and I don't think an answer is forthcoming.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-20-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,457
Posted By DavidSauls
Oh, it can work. Please tell me why it's...

Oh, it can work.

Please tell me why it's better, what benefits are gained for the players or spectators, that justify the effort.

And, since it's been done and demonstrated, why didn't it catch...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-19-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,457
Posted By DavidSauls
That would start with stating the benefits of...

That would start with stating the benefits of this change, for the players, viewers, or disc golf media. How much would narrower baskets reduce putting percentages, and how exactly would that...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,457
Posted By DavidSauls
It's a fair point. (Though some might wonder...

It's a fair point. (Though some might wonder whether we'd even be at this point of popularity, with smaller baskets).

But the argument for change should be compelling. To change basket size...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 65,996
Posted By DavidSauls
Today may be a blip, an effect of ramped up...

Today may be a blip, an effect of ramped up testing in hotspots, possibly including meat packing plants. (I've caught snippets of news on that).
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,457
Posted By DavidSauls
You would need more viewers, significantly more...

You would need more viewers, significantly more viewers, to justify the change. Not immediately, but demanding subsequent events. Otherwise, you've gone to a lot of effort, to no benefit (other...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-18-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,457
Posted By DavidSauls
As it has for years, this remains a solution in...

As it has for years, this remains a solution in search of a problem.

Maybe someone will put it to the test---dig up enough money to run an A-tier and attract some top pros, and put some...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-17-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,457
Posted By DavidSauls
2. or in relation to golf. (Particularly,...

2. or in relation to golf.

(Particularly, the notion that putting from a given distance should be as difficult)
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-17-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,457
Posted By DavidSauls
They've been exhausted in the other 2,914 threads...

They've been exhausted in the other 2,914 threads on the subject.

But shouldn't the burden on a radical idea be on the affirmative side? To demonstrate how much putting percentages and lay-up...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 05-16-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 10,457
Posted By DavidSauls
I've heard many more arguments that they don't. ...

I've heard many more arguments that they don't.

Marksman baskets have been around for a while. If this was a good idea, I suspect someone would have run demonstration events with them, to great...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-16-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,396
Posted By DavidSauls
No argument. Except that we need to be doing a...

No argument. Except that we need to be doing a lot of things, this included.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-16-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,396
Posted By DavidSauls
Good question. All that data says is that, so...

Good question. All that data says is that, so far, Sweden's decisions have resulted in a lot of deaths. The long run is speculation---about herd immunity and the rest. Should it work, with a lot...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-16-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,396
Posted By DavidSauls
Not only that, but it's 7 or 8 times greater than...

Not only that, but it's 7 or 8 times greater than the death rates in Finland and Norway, the two most-similar countries that it happens to be sandwiched between.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-16-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,396
Posted By DavidSauls
It's a tough battle here in the real world, what...

It's a tough battle here in the real world, what with so many invaders.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-15-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,396
Posted By DavidSauls
I suspect not. It's one thing to hold...

I suspect not. It's one thing to hold tournaments; another to hold tournaments that involve a great deal of travel, from many places; and with the other logistics involved in running Worlds.

But...
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-15-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,396
Posted By DavidSauls
….and Alaska, Minnesota, & Utah.

….and Alaska, Minnesota, & Utah.
Forum: Tournaments & Leagues 05-15-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,396
Posted By DavidSauls
I've never understood the sheep part. People...

I've never understood the sheep part. People blindly following some crackpot and his unsupportable theory, bleeting that others are "sheep"?
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