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Old 06-28-2018, 03:44 PM
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Using a mini makes it easier to prevent someone from double marking their disc and moving their lie forward.

Player walks up to their thrown disc, places a disc down to mark their thrown disc. Walks back to bag. Something delays things: player is not out so someone else throws, distraction down the fairway, who knows. Player now walks up to their disc marks it with another disc. Their lie is now further forward than it should be. With mini's this double marking will not happen.
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:44 PM
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Clearly we now need four minis to mark the corners of the lie.

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Old 06-28-2018, 04:33 PM
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Using a mini makes it easier to prevent someone from double marking their disc and moving their lie forward.

Player walks up to their thrown disc, places a disc down to mark their thrown disc. Walks back to bag. Something delays things: player is not out so someone else throws, distraction down the fairway, who knows. Player now walks up to their disc marks it with another disc. Their lie is now further forward than it should be. With mini's this double marking will not happen.
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:48 PM
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How about this? Option to use an 8-1/2" x 11-3/4" piece of astroturf with non-slip backing to define the lie. Foot must touch the astroturf when throwing. Towel of the same size could work, too.

Might prevent injuries on slick footing.

And yeah I can think of situations where you could not put down a piece of astroturf. That's why I suggest it as an option.

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Old 06-28-2018, 07:20 PM
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How about this? Option to use an 8-1/2" x 11-3/4" piece of astroturf with non-slip backing to define the lie. Foot must touch the astroturf when throwing. Towel of the same size could work, too.

Might prevent injuries on slick footing.

And yeah I can think of situations where you could not put down a piece of astroturf. That's why I suggest it as an option.
You can do that now. As long as you place it behind your thrown disc or a mini. And, if it's less than 1 cm thick when compressed.

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Old 06-28-2018, 08:10 PM
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An open can of beer is clearly the answer!
Had a guy in my first round of Worlds in Waterloo IA who couldn't find his mini for the first round of the tournament. He asked if he could use a beer can until he found his mini. The other two players said it was okay as long as the can was emptied and crushed. Guy slammed the beer and crushed it on his forehead to mostly flat. Clearly a different era, it was not the only beer he consumed during the round. He found his mini during the next hole.

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Old 06-28-2018, 09:40 PM
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I've always felt as the O.P. does. I sort of got the impression that marking the lie with minis (or anything) gave us a resemblance to golfers on the green, marking their ball with a coin, and that was the purpose. When I started I thought it was silly, and a couple of decades later I resignedly think it's silly, but it's also habit.

If only we'd started with putting our foot behind the disc, instead of where the disc was, it might never have seemed necessary to mark it at all. Just replace the disc, if you want to re-throw it.
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Using a mini makes it easier to prevent someone from double marking their disc and moving their lie forward.

Player walks up to their thrown disc, places a disc down to mark their thrown disc. Walks back to bag. Something delays things: player is not out so someone else throws, distraction down the fairway, who knows. Player now walks up to their disc marks it with another disc. Their lie is now further forward than it should be. With mini's this double marking will not happen.
It's certainly nice that little baby discs are there to protect us from scheming double-marking sons-of-mothers. Where do people come up with this hogwash? If anyone wanted to steal a few inches here or there it could be easily done, with or without a marker. Whooooo cares?

I've never once used a mini marker and never will. Happily, everyone I've ever played pdga events with has been grown enough to understand that this is an inconsequential and entirely ignorable rule.

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What is even going on here?

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Old 06-29-2018, 12:32 AM
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Using a mini makes it easier to prevent someone from double marking their disc and moving their lie forward.

Player walks up to their thrown disc, places a disc down to mark their thrown disc. Walks back to bag. Something delays things: player is not out so someone else throws, distraction down the fairway, who knows. Player now walks up to their disc marks it with another disc. Their lie is now further forward than it should be. With mini's this double marking will not happen.
Wut? That has nothing to do with a mini that is just cheating. Know your shots.
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