Disc Golf Course Review A Inexpensive Way to Measure Distance
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#21
06-13-2010, 07:05 AM
 Olorin * Ace Member * Join Date: Jun 2007 Location: Scottsville, VA Years Playing: 40.9 Courses Played: 437 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 2,146 Niced 153 Times in 76 Posts

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 Originally Posted by ZBoazMobster I'm pretty confident that my 9 steps is just about exactly 24 ft.
Wow, my pace is exactly the same. I'm 6'1" and I've paced 300 ft football fields many times. But I find it much simpler to use
3 paces = 8 ft.

So I divide the paces by 3 and multiply by 8. I've done it on over 150 courses so that's a couple thousand holes. I can quickly make these calculations in my head now.

ex- 75 paces / 3 = 25 x 8 = 200 ft.

Oh yeah, and it's free.
#22
06-13-2010, 08:36 AM
 Disc Golf Cowboy Birdie Member Join Date: Feb 2009 Years Playing: 16.7 Courses Played: 41 Posts: 448 Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts

I use a wheel for work, I have had a small one like that before. It works well on smooth surfaces but when you get out on the bumpy ground you will find it is hard to keep in contact. The price was right! Good luck.
#23
06-13-2010, 08:57 AM
 dahig Par Member Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: centralia,il. Years Playing: 31.9 Courses Played: 92 Posts: 170 Niced 1 Time in 1 Post

put in a driving range at our course about 2 months ago.
100' out to 500' with 50' increments.
humbled several players who thought they were chuckin' a whole lot farther than they were.

Last edited by dahig; 06-13-2010 at 08:57 AM. Reason: afterthought
#24
06-13-2010, 09:09 AM
 Marv Vega Birdie Member Join Date: Sep 2007 Location: Clearwater, FL Years Playing: 16.9 Courses Played: 35 Posts: 369 Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts

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 Originally Posted by Disc Golf Cowboy I use a wheel for work, I have had a small one like that before. It works well on smooth surfaces but when you get out on the bumpy ground you will find it is hard to keep in contact. The price was right! Good luck.
I bought one of the small ones at home depot for measuring distance in the field and brought it back after using it a couple times, it just didn't work good on bumpy services and I always worried about the little wheels getting jammed up. I bought one of the big ones shortly thereafter and it works great! The price is definitely right for the small one though.
#25
06-13-2010, 09:29 AM
 racer93 Eagle Member Join Date: Mar 2010 Location: The wilds of KY Years Playing: 19.9 Courses Played: 24 Posts: 973 Niced 87 Times in 58 Posts

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 Originally Posted by Olorin Wow, my pace is exactly the same. I'm 6'1" and I've paced 300 ft football fields many times. But I find it much simpler to use 3 paces = 8 ft. So I divide the paces by 3 and multiply by 8. I've done it on over 150 courses so that's a couple thousand holes. I can quickly make these calculations in my head now. ex- 75 paces / 3 = 25 x 8 = 200 ft. Oh yeah, and it's free.
You must have a decently short inseam (leg length). I'm 6' and my pace is between 34" and 36" (inseam 34"). My paces match up exactly with Google Earth (with a one notable exception) and regulation football fields. Cheap again and you don't have to worry too much about math!
#26
06-13-2010, 11:25 AM
 John Rock Double Eagle Member Join Date: Nov 2007 Location: The Rock Yard - Amarillo, TX Years Playing: 36.1 Courses Played: 77 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 1,147 Niced 64 Times in 23 Posts

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 Originally Posted by REDARMY is that why all of harbor freight's stuff is so inexpensive? it's cheap crap?
It's not so much that it's cheap crap, you just get the quality you pay for. They're not selling top quality stuff, but for the not-so-serious DIY'er it's decent stuff. Most of their hand tools won't last me long at work, but some times you'll find something that does OK. And you won't be paying the price of Mac or Snap-On tools.

The measuring wheels work all right if you've got a smooth, clear area. It will get you pretty close to an accurate measurement. The smaller the wheel, the less accurate. And if you're not walking a very straight line, you'll be adding a little extra to your throws before you even turn on a computer.
#27
06-13-2010, 12:42 PM
 NothinButChing * Ace Member * Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: Salt Lake City Years Playing: 10.9 Courses Played: 39 Posts: 2,044 Niced 1 Time in 1 Post

I like to throw a stone and count how many times I threrw it as distance

#28
06-13-2010, 01:23 PM
 tstack10 * Ace Member * Join Date: Jun 2009 Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Years Playing: 17.6 Courses Played: 23 Posts: 2,017 Niced 1 Time in 1 Post

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 Originally Posted by NothinButChing I like to throw a stone and count how many times I threrw it as distance I usually drive about 10 stone throws away from pad
Hahahaha classic
#29
06-13-2010, 03:11 PM
 chopz33 Eagle Member Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: the colony, tx Years Playing: 11.4 Courses Played: 75 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 826 Niced 1 Time in 1 Post

i spent more time looking at the toolbar than i did the pics

#30
06-13-2010, 03:41 PM
 Jukeshoe <------ [YOUR AD HERE] Join Date: Dec 2009 Location: The Ethersphere Years Playing: 10.6 Courses Played: 220 Posts: 7,580 Niced 196 Times in 103 Posts

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 Originally Posted by chopz33 i spent more time looking at the toolbar than i did the pics
It was pretty bedazzling, in a horrible, scary way.