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Old 11-16-2015, 04:02 AM
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Consider this hole (hole 9, Oak Grove):



The basket position is 30 feet left of the power lines, 320' away. You are throwing LHBH. You have basic command of anhyzer and hyzer throws, but you have only enough power to throw a driver flat 270'. Sorry, these are just the rules.

You are diligently working on your form--don't worry, your distance will get better eventually. But for now, what the fck are you going to do about all these bushes and trees? The low point of the brush (center of pic) is 8 feet high, 30 feet away from the tee.

What shot and disc type do you use off the tee? I have been throwing drivers, but the high line required to clear the brush often results in a stall that puts me in the trees on the left, or way out right with a big tree blocking the 2nd shot. Should I work on a flex shot with a very understable disc? Maybe a glidey midrange?
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Old 11-16-2015, 04:20 AM
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Oops, I said flex shot but I meant hyzer flip--hyzer release on a US disc. Whatever--all input will be appreciated.
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Old 11-16-2015, 09:35 AM
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Can't help you with the problem, but ...... on holes like that I throw my oldest disc.
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Old 11-16-2015, 10:49 AM
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top down shot of the hole would be nice, there isn't anywhere you can layup and play a second shot?
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:03 AM
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A smart shot that leaves you an open 50ft run at the birdie. Not enough info in the pic to help much more.
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:04 AM
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For this hole I would work on my 50' putts. What is the next hole that I can't reach?

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Old 11-16-2015, 11:08 AM
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Given those restrictions, I'd probably look for a way to throw a midrange with a little hyzer to a place that has an open shot for a second shot. You may also want to try throwing a thumber (this breaks the rules, but is something you could pick up easily, I think)

If I were actually throwing that hole, I would suggest hyper flipping a really under stable disc with enough height to get over the bushes.
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:14 AM
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Oops, I said flex shot but I meant hyzer flip--hyzer release on a US disc. Whatever--all input will be appreciated.
Not that I have much of a knowledge base, but what does it look like past the close in brush? Is is pretty much that narrow dirt path from the tee to the basket? Is there spots to land where you won't be going on an easter egg hunt for the disc?

Flipping a US disc is looking for a straight shot right? The basket is LEFT of the power lines?
So why not try a flex shot? I would think a Teebird on just enough anny to get around the tree on the left and let it fade back to straight 30' left of the power lines. Give you a 50-70' second shot straight at the basket?
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:23 AM
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I know that hole well and about your only option is hyzer flipping something so US on a high line that it borders on flipping to a cut roll the entire way. I had a ultra beat star TL that would hit that line and get that distance if thrown properly with the stars aligned.
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:38 AM
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Is there a line to get out left of those trees that engulf the power lines? You could try to get outside those and fade back toward the basket.
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