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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer:
Multiple tee pads with one basket location 43 29.86%
Multiple basket locations with one tee pad 26 18.06%
Multiple tee pads and multiple basket locations 75 52.08%
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:25 AM
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I like both. Sure it's annoying to have to look to see which pin the basket it in sometimes, but I think the benefit of being able to change each hole and even the feel of the course outweights the annoyance.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:39 AM
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Steady Ed Headricks was sued over a course designed with multiple pin placements. it cost him over a million dollars to settle the lawsuit. after that he strongly advocated multiple tee pads over multiple pin placements. so the liability alone should be enough to deter multiple pin placements.
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:27 AM
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Steady Ed Headricks was sued over a course designed with multiple pin placements. it cost him over a million dollars to settle the lawsuit.
What was the allegation?
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:46 AM
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i believe someone was hurt sledding down a hill where there was an emply sleeve for an alternate pin placement.
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This is a huge issue that I have always scratched my head over. How hard is it to have a bright yellow or orange domed cover that locks into a pin placement not in use to cover the sleeve? It helps avoid accidents by people who can't see the sleeve and it protects the sleeve from damage. How many non-useable pin placements are our there that got mangled by a lawn mower or run over with a truck? I can think of a half-dozen in St. Louis alone. It makes no sense to me to leave a little piece of grey pipe sticking out of the ground in a park with no marking and think that is OK. Alternate placements should have a cover, and they should AUTOMATICALLY come from the manufacturer that way. You should not be able to buy a sleeve without a basket that does not have a cover.
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Multiple basket locations with one tee pad
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Multiple basket locations with one tee pad
Any particular reason?
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:07 PM
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I prefer multiple pin locations. To have multiple pads that usually only increase the distance is not that much of a tool to improve your game. My home course (Freeman Lake Park) uses multiple pin placements on the majority of the holes and there are a couple holes that have 2 tee pads.
Our course is regularly rotated with excellent signage. All of the holes that have multiple placements are visble from the tee pad. You should know where the basket is prior to teeing off.
Our pins usually are rotated with the idea of keeping the length of the course the same. If 1 is in the short, 2 will be long. On league nights, we may play 1 long pad and 1 short pad.
You take self desipline out of the question when someone else is moving the basket. You have to learn those shots, whereas if there are multiple pads, you can just play the ones you like.
I agree with the previous poster out having caps for the inactive pin postions.
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Old 11-12-2008, 03:39 PM
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The problem seems to be be, we want to please the local players by having multiple pads/baskets but still keeping the course FTF. It's awfully hard to correctly sign the course and have multiple pads/baskets. Most of us seem to favor concrete tee pads so having multiple pads is expensive and doesn't always pleases park officials and other park patrons because having 36 or even 54 concrete tee pads in a park would be considered unsightly by many non-disc golfer types. Another problem is these multiple pads/baskets are usually added later on and not indicated on the orginal signs making the course confusing and not at all FTF.

So I think I'll cast my vote for multiple basket locations with the signage system used at Cedar Hill in Nashville, TN. The tee signs each show multiple basket locations, A, B, C, D,.. On the posts below the sign are screws labeled A, B, C, D... When the basket is in the C position a nice bright red, plastic washer is screwed under C screw on the post. Once you figure out what these funny little, screws and washers are, you've figured out the basket placement for that day. It's the best, clearest system that I've come across. Keeps the course new and interesting for the locals and it's FTF for the visitors.

What this sytem does is throw par out the window because a hole could be 225' in the A position and 650' in the D position. I guess a par could be indicated for the A, B, C, D screws on the posts.
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What this sytem does is throw par out the window because a hole could be 225' in the A position and 650' in the D position. I guess a par could be indicated for the A, B, C, D screws on the posts.
The par values for each pin placement could easily be noted on the tee sign right beside the distance for each basket....
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