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Old 09-03-2020, 10:25 AM
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There is a stark difference between cutting a few trees for a "fair"way versus nearly none at all too. I see the nearly none at all more often. Again a fairway doesn't have to be wide, 6 feet is enough. That's not much. Not all courses are like this but many are, or have some bad holes. I think the Houck courses are great, along with Ironhill. Maybe a tree or two could be out of place but not much. Others not so good.
We are in agreement there. However, I was just pointing out that, a lot of times, the landowner didn't hire the designer.
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Old 09-03-2020, 01:05 PM
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Closed minded? You are the ones who comes and give all the various poor reasons this can't and shouldn't happen.

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I have the land

I have the money

Just trying to actually decide if i like the game and fellow competitors enough to actually go forward with it. If my only experience was chatting with the folks here it would be a definite NO. Even people i thought were ok, have turned themselves into jerks on this thread. That is the real problem with disc golf to tell you the truth.

"Yeah guys, I'm building a course where I will test my theories and prove that they're true, but none of you will be welcome to play it."

The DGCR version of taking your ball home.

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Old 09-03-2020, 01:56 PM
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"Yeah guys, I'm building a course where I will test my theories and prove that they're true, but none of you will be welcome to play it."

The DGCR version of taking your ball home.
This makes me chuckle. Is he going to interview all the people who want to play his course to see if they have been on here? Guy doesn't know me from Adam. I'm going to pick up Dave on my way thru too lol. Nobody would ever know....

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Old 09-03-2020, 02:02 PM
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This makes me chuckle. Is he going to interview all the people who want to play his course to see if they have been on here? Guy doesn't know me from Adam. I'm going to pick up Dave on my way thru too lol. Nobody would ever know....
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Old 09-03-2020, 04:57 PM
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That's per course. 5-6 guys should be able to get it done in an hour. If you have 10 courses to do, you should have quite a few people around to help and the means to raise that money pretty easily.
O. M. G!!!!!! This had me laughing soo hard, I peed a little. I'm not involved in my local club (I should be, though) but even I know that this statement is the epitome of ignorance. Have you ever tried to organize a fundraiser? Ever try to convince 60 people to give up their free-time for FREE?!!

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Old 09-03-2020, 05:27 PM
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I like to think, can you drive a small car along the path to the basket, it's a fairway. If you get stopped by a tree in the middle, it's not.
First, I'm a 619 rated player...not very good....but PLEASE don't make fairways all big enough to drive a small car along! That would be boring, even I could hit that fairway 100% (or close to it).

I play some tough courses with trees/bushes in the way...you just have to go around them.

I've hit lots of trees, but it isn't due to bad design. It's just due to my bad form.

The nice thing about disc golf courses....there are all kinds of different layouts. If you don't like a tree course, find a course that is more open. If you don't like throwing over water, there's most likely a course that doesn't have ponds/rivers/lakes.

We can each find and play courses that work for us.

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Old 09-03-2020, 05:38 PM
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That's per course. 5-6 guys should be able to get it done in an hour. If you have 10 courses to do, you should have quite a few people around to help and the means to raise that money pretty easily.
Do you mean 5-6 people and an hour to put in an entire disc golf course (tee pads, baskets, signs)-or did I misunderstand what you are talking about doing?

If I'm right and you meant putting in a full disc golf course....read on....

The club I am part of HAS put in disc golf courses....in fact, we just finished a new one. 18 holes, wood framed tee pads with mats, and baskets (set into the ground). 10 people took all day - 5:30 AM to 5 PM (okay, not all day, but longer than one hour). And that didn't complete everything....signage hasn't been done and a couple of tee pads were done another day.

If you are talking about putting in a temporary course, just dropping mats for tee pads, movable baskets....then okay, it's close, but we do that at one of our courses where the tee pads already exist. Just carrying the baskets to their location takes about an hour - and that is with more than 5-6 people.
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Old 09-03-2020, 07:25 PM
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First, I'm a 619 rated player...not very good....but PLEASE don't make fairways all big enough to drive a small car along! That would be boring, even I could hit that fairway 100% (or close to it).

I play some tough courses with trees/bushes in the way...you just have to go around them.

I've hit lots of trees, but it isn't due to bad design. It's just due to my bad form.

The nice thing about disc golf courses....there are all kinds of different layouts. If you don't like a tree course, find a course that is more open. If you don't like throwing over water, there's most likely a course that doesn't have ponds/rivers/lakes.

We can each find and play courses that work for us.
Do you know how wide 6 feet is? Yet you say you can hit the fairway? Sorry dude, I'll say you can't. I play with guys who are 920 rated and can't half the time. Cmon man quit the nonsense.
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Do you know how wide 6 feet is? Yet you say you can hit the fairway? Sorry dude, I'll say you can't. I play with guys who are 920 rated and can't half the time. Cmon man quit the nonsense.
Here is what happened on a tunnel 12 feet wide.

http://www.stevewestdiscgolf.com/CorridorAccuracy.pdf
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If it were a single gap, then we need to know how far from the tee the gap is.

A 6 foot gap 100 feet from the tee requires the throw to be within 1.7 degrees of center. Hitting that angle is 97.1% luck for 1000-rated players.

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