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Old 11-21-2020, 09:05 AM
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The best way to not lose a disc in an open field is to put your bag or some other object at both ends to use as a target. The visual markers really help to give you a sense of distance/depth. It's mentally easier to say "I am 15 feet from the target" than to say "I landed somewhere in that 1,000 square foot grass landing zone".
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:43 AM
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I found a surefire way to lose discs is to throw several at one time. Hard to keep track and if it's not visible in plain sight, even hard to specifically remember the landing site.
I do all the course maintenance at my course and I often find discs in the fairway or just on the edge...no doubt in my mind that these are from a person out throwing multiple discs and don't keep track of all their throws.

Another very common way that discs get left behind is when someone uses their thrown disc as their marker, then they throw from that lie and just leave that disc behind.

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Old 11-21-2020, 10:59 AM
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If I ever stuff a long putt or make a really nice scramble shot, there is at least a 25% chance that I'm leaving that disc.

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Old 11-21-2020, 02:35 PM
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:25 PM
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A lot of good advice has been given. My favorite close by course should be a really easy one. No water and not much tall grass. I'm an older guy and my vision is still good but it amazes me how even in relative short grass a disc can just tuck down in a hole and become invisible. My main two helpful practices is to spot a landmark as a point of reference and then as soon as I walk to where I think it should be, drop my bag for a central point of searching. My biggest problem is throwing where you can't see exactly where the disc lands and it's on a slope where the disc can roll most anywhere. When playing solo I am very persistent, will look 20 minutes if I have to. Of course when playing with someone else I have to finish the round and come back to look.
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:37 PM
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When playing solo I am very persistent, will look 20 minutes if I have to. Of course when playing with someone else I have to finish the round and come back to look.
My motto is: "No disc left behind!"

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Old 11-21-2020, 06:56 PM
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The "walk along a line to distant object" hasn't served me as well as finding some sort of local landmark in the grass. There's almost always some sort of taller stalk or small bushy growth that can be used. That's generally where I start if it's tall enough grass that the disc may have buried itself.

If it's very short/mown grass, then I do use the walk in a line method.
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:27 PM
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Key is to not throw alone. A lot easier to triangulate a disc with a second person watching.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:04 PM
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Key is to not throw alone. A lot easier to triangulate a disc with a second person watching.

Even easier to triangulate with a threesome.


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Old 11-22-2020, 12:12 AM
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The best way to not lose a disc in an open field is to put your bag or some other object at both ends to use as a target. The visual markers really help to give you a sense of distance/depth. It's mentally easier to say "I am 15 feet from the target" than to say "I landed somewhere in that 1,000 square foot grass landing zone".
Absolutely this.

Quad chairs are really handy in the trunk and I has used them many times as a target / reference point and as a bag holder. Low mass enough discs don’t take damage at distance.
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