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Old 03-07-2018, 02:45 PM
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Default Non-matching Practice Basket

I want to install a practice basket at my local 9 hole course. The only problem and hold-back is that I cannot get a matching basket to those on the course. The course has locally built Arachnid baskets, but the builder is no longer building baskets. I've attached a photo of one of the baskets on the course. What basket should I go with to purchase as a practice basket? Is it going to be a CON to have a mis-matching practice basket?
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:49 PM
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I want to install a practice basket at my local 9 hole course. The only problem and hold-back is that I cannot get a matching basket to those on the course. The course has locally built Arachnid baskets, but the builder is no longer building baskets. I've attached a photo of one of the baskets on the course. What basket should I go with to purchase as a practice basket? Is it going to be a CON to have a mis-matching practice basket?
It has the three tier chains like the new Chainstar Pro:
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:17 PM
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No matter what you do, some will complain.

If you cannot find a matching basket, go with your best judgment on getting something similar.

Trying to make everyone happy is like grasping water.

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Old 03-07-2018, 03:18 PM
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Lucky to have a practice basket at all. I suppose each has their own interpretation as to what a con is, but any practice basket is a pro in my book.

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Old 03-07-2018, 03:20 PM
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The first time Hawk Hollow was in the Top 10 on this site there were 6 different types of baskets on the course (no longer the case). If someone wants to pick nits over the type of practice basket you have that is no problem of yours.

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Old 03-07-2018, 03:36 PM
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Funny I have been debating this myself. We have two local public courses. The older one has Chainstars while the newer one has Mach V. I thinking of approaching the club members about putting a practice basket in at the older course with Chainstars but would rather start converting over to Mach V at that course if a basket got stolen or needed replacing for whatever reason.
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No matter what you do, some will complain.

If you cannot find a matching basket, go with your best judgment on getting something similar.

Trying to make everyone happy is like grasping water.
That's an easy complaint to manage.

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Practice basket no look like rest of baskets. Me no like.
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Ok, fair enough now go online and find me a matching one and we will buy it
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duuuuuuhhhhhhh
Sadly though, not everyone will be happy

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Any no band basket will do. Honestly it is a 9 hole course, so that really is just a practice course anyways. I think you are ok. At some point you need to be immune to unrealistic complaints.

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I am leaning on purchasing something without a band. Thanks for the input all.
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Here's a cheap option. Get a Mach II ($240), alter the inner set, and add one more tier to match the spacing of the Arachnid basket's three layers of chains. DGA sells a number plate to fit the Mach II to complete the look.

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