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View Poll Results: How do you feel about the direction of DG?
Drastic changes are needed like smaller or chainless baskets 5 4.35%
Current growth indicates we are on the right path 110 95.65%
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Old 09-24-2020, 11:57 AM
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The fact that the PDGA has to appease both ams and pros will always lead to a conclusion that benefits one group over the other and is the primary reason we have disagreements about basket size, course design, yada..yada...yada. The skill gap between local ams and touring pros is huge and growing, I don't see how you can put both groups in the same discussion (anymore) when talking about growth of the sport, course design, basket size, etc, etc. Both groups have entirely different needs and expectations.
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Old 09-24-2020, 11:58 AM
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I don't really care. This is intewebz fodder only. I spend a lot of time, impacting my disc golf community locally. Providing new and better places to play. Providing a well organized, safe opportunity for local golfers to sate their competitive drive. Give a place for new player to come and learn and play our game. Another oldman thread is not accomplishing anything.

If folks want to wax poetic about the big picture, why not do so in the smaller basket/no chains or "artificial" OB/raised basket threads?

Sorry JuanA.....I guess I am tired of the same topic.
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:09 PM
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I guess the exact size and weight does matter. Regardless, I promise I would beat you every time with those 30 lb tungsten minis if I gave you a 1 oz paper Ultrastar to throw!
Paging Ian. A new CCDG Challenge?
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:25 PM
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Depends on what your goal is. Personally for my goals we are on a fine trajectory.

Three years ago there were 4 public courses within 30 miles of me and now there are 9.

My goals are to have fun playing new courses and playing/placing well in tournaments. So having more courses and tournaments available makes it good for me.

I also have no stake in making any profit off the game and seek to preserve more land from dense development when disc golf helps do.

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Old 09-24-2020, 12:27 PM
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What if we had raised baskets, but the baskets were smaller?

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Old 09-24-2020, 12:28 PM
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Paging Ian. A new CCDG Challenge?
Thinking this through, I believe I would be competative on hole #1, and then be unable to finish the round. Horking a 30lb weight around the course will probably wear me out in a hurry. A discus is only 4.5 lbs! If you let me go down to a discus we have a bet.
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Leave those chains alone! Last night was my third round with my almost 7-year old Grandson, and he loves the sound of those chains. After our first round together we shook the chains together on No. 18, its our tradition.
He leaped for joy last night when he dropped a bogey on a 243 foot hole, it was the sound of the chains that excited him. I had to explain the term bogey to him. The bogey didn't mean much to him.

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Old 09-24-2020, 12:42 PM
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Thinking this through, I believe I would be competative on hole #1, and then be unable to finish the round. Horking a 30lb weight around the course will probably wear me out in a hurry. A discus is only 4.5 lbs! If you let me go down to a discus we have a bet.
I'll lend you my son's stroller. It allows me to lug around 30lbs around the course easy enough. And, just plan on throwing rollers. Underhand, granny style. You'll be fine!

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Stop thinking disc golf is more than what it is. It's a fringe sport and a great activity. Stop concentrating so much on the pro tour and keep the focus on the casual players.
Totally agree! This goes for the local scene as well.

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Disc golf is doing just fine in my opinion. No changes needed.

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