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Old 09-21-2020, 08:48 AM
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More gimmicks! That's not something you hear very often. And rightfully so. Gimmicks on a disc golf course can reward players for lucky shots, while you want tournament winners to earn their victories with skill. Personally, I'm not a fan of gimmicks on any regular course, including those raised baskets that I see everywhere.

But on a disc golf putt-putt course, it's a different story. When we built the putt-putt course at the Flying Armadillo we used every gimmick we could find.
Flying Armadillo is a little different from regular courses in it's appeal. It's kinda like if John Waters designed a disc golf course. I mean that as a compliment.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:04 AM
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I wouldn't necessarily call Showmen's a gimmick course (although it leans in that direction). It's located on property owned by a carnival museum, so it's cool that they made carnivals the theme on their course too. It's a fun course too be sure, but the folks that run it are no joke and take their disc golf seriously.

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Old 09-21-2020, 09:08 AM
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I don't think anyone's advocating gimmicking up most courses to where it becomes the norm for disc golf.

But a course like this (with gimmicks galore) is a fun compliment when there's already a solid course on the premises. I say trick it out.

As long as gimmicks are used as a supplement for a good course, rather than a substitute for a good course, I'm more than fine with them.

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Old 09-21-2020, 09:13 AM
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:16 AM
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Flying Armadillo Gold and Shomens, are the only two courses I've ever played where I appreciated the gimmicks.
I had a blast playing Flying Armadillo. Fun course, great vibe, cool art, lots of imagination. And the course is what it is, so if someone dislikes gimmicks they know to stay away.

I had Showmen's on the agenda for our baseball spring training / disc golf vacation this year, but 2020.

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Old 09-21-2020, 12:24 PM
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I had Showmen's on the agenda for our baseball spring training / disc golf vacation this year, but 2020.
the vibe and atmosphere at showmen's is outstanding. The eclectic nature of the course really got to me. i think most players will really enjoy the course. although its listed as an 18er, it's only 9 fairways. and for a 9 fairway course, its in my personal top 5 out of +150 courses.

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Old 09-21-2020, 04:53 PM
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More gimmicks!....But on a disc golf putt-putt course, it's a different story. When we built the putt-putt course at the Flying Armadillo we used every gimmick we could find.
I've heard of this course (for a long time) but have never seen any photos until now. Is the photo indicative of the entire course construction quality or is this just a hole meant to bring on a reaction?
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:11 PM
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I've heard of this course (for a long time) but have never seen any photos until now. Is the photo indicative of the entire course construction quality or is this just a hole meant to bring on a reaction?
Lots of pics and videos on the DGCR Flying Armadillo - Gold media page

Hey, you are already in Texas. How far away could it be?

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I've heard of this course (for a long time) but have never seen any photos until now. Is the photo indicative of the entire course construction quality or is this just a hole meant to bring on a reaction?
I don't want to speak for Mr Lambert, but I will say that from my point of view, the pride, craftsmanship and artistry developed into the flying armadillo property, is phenomenal and first class.

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Old 09-21-2020, 05:23 PM
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If I was building a course, with unlimited resources, would put in a quadruple mando. For sure:

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