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Old 05-07-2019, 09:31 PM
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And don’t get me started on turbo putts.
I think they're alright if you throw a "Turboputt" for your turbo putts.
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:09 PM
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I'm all for Triple tees... if they're done right.
Sure, I'm all for disc golf courses if they are done right.

Again, my home course, it is nice because it happens to have 3 concrete tee pads on each hole, and the course plays completely different from each set of pads. The Red course is different from the white, which is different from the blue. The angles change slightly, the distance of course, etc.

We also happen to play Red, White and Blue rounds quite often. (Hole 1 from red, 2 from white, 3 from blue, etc.) I'm actually running a tournament in a couple of weeks were we are playing 2 different R,W,B rounds.

The player gets to choose the difficulty of the course, unlike course that have 1 basket, 1 tee and multiple locations.

For what it is worth, last year I had a tournament where we played Red to Shorts in the first round. I happened to shoot even par 54, and it was 923 rated.

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Old 05-07-2019, 11:56 PM
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There are dual teepaids---blue and white. He docked it because there aren't a third (red) set.
So he's mad about the tee color?

Because looking at the hole distances, there is a "red" set of tees. The short pads are under 5000' and all but two holes are under 300'. Unless these holes are uphill 50+° grades or hallway width wooded corridors, that is easily recreational level. The course designer just decided to color them white.

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Old 05-08-2019, 06:45 AM
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So he's mad about the tee color?

Because looking at the hole distances, there is a "red" set of tees. The short pads are under 5000' and all but two holes are under 300'. Unless these holes are uphill 50+° grades or hallway width wooded corridors, that is easily recreational level. The course designer just decided to color them white.
I think white is right. They have enough difficulty factors---obstacles, elevation, OB, low ceilings, etc.---to be better geared towards white-level players. But a course can suit a range of players, and these should be suitable for red-level players as well.

I'm not sure if the reviewer thinks every course should be geared for every skill level, or just for him (and other recreational players, I guess). Either way, I'm fine with it---reviews and ratings should reflect the opinions of reviewers, and if 2% of reviewers feel that way, the course's overall rating can be dinged by that slight amount. After all, it's an average. And it's not like he gave it an 0.5 out of spite.

Of my favorite courses, most have (or had) a single set of tees. They are designed or optimized for a particularly skill level, and playable by a wide range. Oddly enough, Ashe County (the subject here) is one of the exceptions, and one where the shorter tees are not just shorter, but a refreshingly different course.

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In the meantime, I'm guessing the reviewer never played the blue tees; if he had, he'd have played one of the most overhand-favoring holes I've seen (#11) as a trade-off for the net on #16.

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Old 05-08-2019, 07:05 AM
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Wow. Guess I'll have to be on top of my review game from now on, jeesh.

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Old 05-08-2019, 08:45 AM
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As for someone who has fully mastered the thumber throw, and can unleash it's magic for all aspects of the game, there really is no reason to net a teepad or ban them in tournaments. An overhead net at a tee pad also negates rollers, spike hyzers, tomahawks, etc.

People who live close to courses will get balls or discs in their yards... get over it !!

As far as Mandos go, I'd like to see them put in a few stretched out across the ground for those 1000 foot holes the pros roll halfway through. Talk about a cheap shot !!!


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Old 05-08-2019, 09:47 AM
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At the risk if being "that guy," I think we're paying too much attention to one review(er) that:

1) Really doesn't describe how the course plays.

2) Has a course rating that's 1.5 or so different from the average for the course.

Reviewer stated their rationale for the rating (however jacked up the rest of us think it is), and if you add in the 1.0 disc they deducted, their rating falls within 0.5 of the average of the other 56 ratings.

If you think a review is useful/not useful, vote that way. If something in the review moves you that much, PM the reviewer...there's even a button at the bottom of a review that makes it easy to do PM the reviewer.

I've PM'd many a review, with something along the lines of, "How about putting some meat on the bones and actually describing how the course plays?"

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Old 05-08-2019, 10:20 AM
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I just thought it was funny, myself. Particularly in light of the fact that he made such a big deal over the net, which isn't (as I understand it) an anti-overhand net so much as a necessity for that one particular hole.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:47 PM
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Yeah, I hear ya Dave. Docking a rating by a full 1.0 on a scale of 1-5, for the reasons given, seems irrationally excessive.

The beauty of DGCR is also one of it's biggest shortcomings: anyone can post a review (even idiots like me) ...and they all count the same toward ratings.





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Old 05-08-2019, 02:59 PM
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Yeah, I hear ya Dave. Docking a rating by a full 1.0 on a scale of 1-5, for the reasons given, seems irrationally excessive.

The beauty of DGCR is also one of it's biggest shortcomings: anyone can post a review (even idiots like me) ...and they all count the same toward ratings.





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