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Old 02-28-2014, 01:48 PM
smarkquart smarkquart is offline
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For two of my three kids it is almost a punishment to come with me when I go play a round. My third, he will play when the weather is warmer, but he gets frustrated easily when he does not throw right. I could see something like this soccer idea really working on an occasion. However, I do not know if it would be economically viable for a golf course to do this full time. They are better off having the course open only on certain days for golf, then disc golf, and then soccer golf; funnel your dwindling player base onto certain days to make it seem like traffic is higher.

You look at the examples of the hybrid courses we already have. Because we generally throw shorter than golfers can hit the ball, for every one or two golf holes there are two or three disc golf holes. And to create some obstacles, that means on several occasions you are weaving back and forth across fairways. I bet for most, if not all, you can throw a disc further than you can kick a soccer ball. So you are either only going to use a small portion of the course, or you are going to have a long round as you play the whole course.

I suppose if golfers are no longer coming out in droves like they used to, maybe it will not be as much of an inconvenience.

Do not get me wrong, I like the idea, but with only a moderate amount of bias I think these courses are better suited to be golf/ disc golf hybrids. I surprised one way or another no one has commented on the article.
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