Old 07-02-2022, 06:45 PM
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It's called the Nikko rule. Players got tired of waiting for Nikko to putt so a rule was made to make it 30 seconds. Unfortunately it did nothing to speed up Nikko.
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Old 07-03-2022, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Cgkdisc View Post
Click on Article V regarding Field Events and scroll to section 603.02C on the time allotted for making your five throws in 2 1/2 minutes during the Distance competition in Overalls. That's an average of 30 seconds allowed per throw. I suspect that the same average timing was used for disc golf rules. The primary reason for the time limit has more to do with not delaying your throw, waiting too long for favorable wind, not the amount of time it should take to think about and make your throw. We know players can throw faster with only 10 seconds for Ultimate and 7 minutes to make 28 throws in Accuracy including the time to move from station to station and get your discs returned from the player retrieving them for you.

According to the old timers I know, the bolded is the reason why disc golf has this rule. Apparently there was a top player back then that would wait for a favorable wind to throw, no matter how long it took.

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Old 07-08-2022, 12:39 AM
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I've heard that, as an old hippie sport, it's related to "never trust anyone over 30."

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