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Old 07-02-2019, 02:01 PM
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Seems part of this discussion needs to define what a good golfer actually means.

AND... btw from my experience playing with many people 300' is internet rounding up. 280' is much more normal actual max distance for many people. And I know a few who might not be dead accurate at that 280' mark but they are nails from 150' and in. Watching these guys put their disc in an 8' circle so regularly and able to drain putts from 35' regularly I don't know how you can say they aren't good.
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Old 07-02-2019, 05:57 PM
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Exactly. Throwing 300’ is such a laughably short distance that if you spent all of the time to become a great disc golfer but somehow didn’t pass 300’ even by accident I would say you are probably handicapped in some way. Look at your example; you got to 400’ without spending enough time to become a decent player.



Nobody said 300’ accuracy was a bad thing for disc golf. The discussion is whether someone that had a MAXIMUM 300’ can be considered good absent some handicap. And my answer is still no. There is no way a grown man can max out at 300’ and be good. That means throwing their very hardest without regard for accuracy and not being able to break 300’. A true noodle arm.

The next contention was that there were people out there that throw 300’ MAXIMUM with perfect accuracy. That means throwing their absolute hardest they not only could not break 300’, but they also magically maintained 100% accuracy using their MAXIMUM power. For such a person to exist I would propose that they would need some physical handicap to be present that would limit their distance to 300’ while being able to still get perfect accuracy. This is an extremely reasonable assertion.
Most people in that range aren't concerned about max D. It doesn't mean they are bad player, just means they are focused on different things out on the course. Maybe they could increase their maximum distance, but at what expense? A good approach and putting game can make up for alot.

On the other hand a solid, accurate distance game can mke up for alot of weaknesses in the short game as well.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:29 PM
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Exactly. Throwing 300’ is such a laughably short distance that if you spent all of the time to become a great disc golfer but somehow didn’t pass 300’ even by accident I would say you are probably handicapped in some way. Look at your example; you got to 400’ without spending enough time to become a decent player.



Nobody said 300’ accuracy was a bad thing for disc golf. The discussion is whether someone that had a MAXIMUM 300’ can be considered good absent some handicap. And my answer is still no. There is no way a grown man can max out at 300’ and be good. That means throwing their very hardest without regard for accuracy and not being able to break 300’. A true noodle arm.

The next contention was that there were people out there that throw 300’ MAXIMUM with perfect accuracy. That means throwing their absolute hardest they not only could not break 300’, but they also magically maintained 100% accuracy using their MAXIMUM power. For such a person to exist I would propose that they would need some physical handicap to be present that would limit their distance to 300’ while being able to still get perfect accuracy. This is an extremely reasonable assertion.
I'm physically (maybe mentally too) handicapped, can't play much anymore, and I rarely threw over 300 unless the planets were aligned all my drives were basically max power, but would consider myself rather accurate. I regularly held my own in intermediate, placed in advanced on wooded courses when my putts were on. I'll be darned if I ever thought of myself as a good thrower.
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:32 PM
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Sonic = troll

Quit feeding it

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Old 07-02-2019, 08:54 PM
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:58 PM
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It's all good. My frustration is directed at the troll and certainly not you - I know it didn't come across that way.

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Old 07-02-2019, 11:30 PM
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Everyone used to say DGR was where the serious disc golfers went and DGCR was for rec players. This thread confirms.
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:47 PM
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Everyone used to say DGR was where the serious disc golfers went and DGCR was for rec players. This thread confirms.
Then what's a troll like you doing on this site to begin with?

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Old 07-03-2019, 02:15 AM
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Sonic = troll

Quit feeding it
Yes he is growing quite fat on all the scraps of flesh you throw him. Haaha

He's fishing for dinner with the DGR crack..

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Yes he is growing quite fat on all the scraps of flesh you throw him. Haaha

He's fishing for dinner with the DGR crack..
The scraps are for luring him within range of our trusty ACME blow dart tranquilizer .

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