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Old 07-11-2011, 04:10 PM
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I'm pretty sure there are some courses out there that can be accessible to people who use wheelchairs, and at least some of the holes should be playable.

But are there any rule variants established for wheelchair disc golf?

For example, I imagine if I play with my friend, we could treat all areas to which he could not navigate and take a stance as OB for both of us. And if his disc lands there, I could retrieve it for him.

Fair? Doable? I bet he can throw a wicked flick!
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:13 PM
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forehand rollers would probably produce some good D
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:15 PM
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Rather than an OB penalty, how about allowing the old casual relief where the player marks at an accessible spot no closer to the hole? But you would have to play from there.

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Just make up your own rules when you guys play to make it a equal playing field!
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:21 PM
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Par is 3 maybe everything is a par 4 for him. If its not on the fairway its OB.
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A temp course set up in an abondened parking lot.
A co-worker of mine is exploring this option for a program for children w/ disabilities (read, in wheelchairs).
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:26 PM
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If I were playing from a wheelchair, I would probably go with a flick for all shots other than maybe putts. For putting, maybe the turbo-putt, or the way the guy putts in this video:



There would certainly be courses that are wheelchair accessible, though how accessible may depend on how strong and agile your friend is in chair.
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Rather than an OB penalty, how about allowing the old casual relief where the player marks at an accessible spot no closer to the hole? But you would have to play from there.
I like this rule for casual play, as long as I don't get to throw from spots that aren't accessible to him. For competition, I guess a tournament could be done under the rules using a bunch of island holes.

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Par is 3 maybe everything is a par 4 for him.
I don't think that's necessary. I've seen an adult little person (under 4 feet) with muscular arms throw a stand still flick 375 like he wasn't even trying. I doubt my friend would have any trouble. He's a competitive athelete in other sports.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:38 PM
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There's a course in Mississippi that was designed to be handicap accessible. There are paths to all tees and pins, and most of the holes have nice short grass and gentle slopes so you could navigate them pretty well on wheels. They also have bells on top of each pin to ring for deaf people.
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thats awesome
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