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Old 12-24-2018, 01:21 PM
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"Best" courses is subjective.

Also, the most important disc golf events are played where the support needed to run them is present. It takes more than a great course to put on a big event.
I'm aware of all of that. It is just a sad fact and I get it. I just wish there was more support around better courses.

Related, just as sad of a fact that there were only two bids for worlds.
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Old 12-24-2018, 01:54 PM
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I'm not as sad, as I recall times when there were zero bids to host Pro Worlds.

Take off the table the places that have held them in the past decade, or held other majors, and don't want to do it again anytime soon, and that's what you're left with. Thankfully, the USDGC has a permanent home so we don't have to find hosts for that every year, too.
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Old 12-24-2018, 10:44 PM
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How many of the people voting down Mulligans have ever been to a major PGA tournament? All of those are held on wide open courses. You need wide open for spectators. The Masters looks all woodsy on tv, but it's not. Let alone the British Open, which is held on courses with fewer trees than the Emporia Country Club.

I understand that the hazards in ball golf are on the ground and not in the air like disc golf, but still. If you want people to watch in person, you can't be buried in the woods. Everyone prefers seclusion for playing, but that doesn't work for spectating.
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Old 12-25-2018, 03:17 AM
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How many of the people voting down Mulligans have ever been to a major PGA tournament? All of those are held on wide open courses. You need wide open for spectators. The Masters looks all woodsy on tv, but it's not. Let alone the British Open, which is held on courses with fewer trees than the Emporia Country Club.

I understand that the hazards in ball golf are on the ground and not in the air like disc golf, but still. If you want people to watch in person, you can't be buried in the woods. Everyone prefers seclusion for playing, but that doesn't work for spectating.

Are there wooded courses in ball golf?

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Old 12-25-2018, 08:16 AM
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Are there wooded courses in ball golf?
Not by our definition of wooded.

But that illustrates the primary difference between the sports (aside from the equipment, obviously). The big challenge in ball golf is the landing surfaces and playing the ball off of them. The challenge in disc golf is negotiating obstacles in the flight path. Generally speaking, the only time you really have an obstacle in the flight path of a golf ball is if you're off the fairway in the first place. Definitely not the case in disc golf.
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Old 12-25-2018, 10:41 AM
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Are there wooded courses in ball golf?
There are courses where players on one hole can't see the players on another hole. The best example is Pine Valley. One of the best courses in the country, but never hosts pro tournaments because they refuse to cut down trees.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine...at_Pine_Valley
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:03 PM
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Are there wooded courses in ball golf?
Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, WA is noted for its huge trees. There was a Senior US Open there in 2010. The players seemed to really enjoy it.

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Old 12-25-2018, 04:57 PM
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Thanks for the response... I was out of cell coverage the last few days.
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Third, Pro Worlds isn't the must lucrative Worlds for someone to host.
Assuming you meant most lucrative, are Junior, Amateur, and/or Masters more lucrative? Why?

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