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View Poll Results: To throw or not to
Never tee off until the previous players have holed out. 31 36.90%
Hell yeah throw on those inconsiderate mofos. 6 7.14%
Tee off when they are out of reach, maybe they'll notice and let you play through. 47 55.95%
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:07 AM
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the problem with trying to get ahead of these groups is they are very hard to get in front of since they dont have the respect to wait for their group to finish putting before they tee off so not only do you have to skip that hole your on but then because they have already thrown you have to skip the next hole just to get ahead of them .( do you guys mind if i cut in front im trying to play fast as im by myself not in a group of 8 ,sure i dont mind f***ing up my round by skipping these holes as i also didnt mind waiting at the last three holes which took 30 minutes which is usally how long it takes to play this 9 hole course but you know what while im skipping these holes i think im gonna just walk to my car and leave as i dont have time to finish my round but good luck , oh wait you dont need good luck because your not even keeping score have a good day im a stupid doormat feel free to wipe your shoes off before i leave).
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:27 AM
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The groups of 6 or more...I call'em Festival Groups... definitely slow play for everyone else out on a course. But it seems that asking these groups to pay attention to their surroundings....like...open hole in front of them and 2 groups on the tee behind them....is well...asking too much. Its kinda funny to watch these groups hyzering discs willy nilly, playing catch while walking up the fairway, tossing discs at the basket from all directions at the same time, finishing a hole while a playing partner is still out in the schule looking for a disc, entire group then returns to assist partner in finding disc, that guy finishes the hole, Festival saunters to next tee and starts all over. When they bring out the hacky sacs, I know the Circus has come to town.

I know my range and I'll tee off if the group ahead is clear and my shot isn't gonna land remotely ( 75' or so) close.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:07 AM
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We have run into large groups a couple times locally and they have always been very nice and very considerate. Last week we played Roswell Park and a group of 6 or so had just finished 1 when we came up on it. We caught up to them on 3 where they were all waiting for us so we could play through.

We told them someone else was coming up too and they let him play through as well.

He caught up to us on the next hole and we let him play through at 5 where we witnessed his skip ace.

We know we are slower than an average 2 person group but are faster than a 4 person group so it is nice to see that others have the courtesy that we have.

We always let singles play through and really anyone else that catches us. I don't think that people should have to skip holes because of other players.

I also do not like driving while others are still out on course...especially since my drives are wildly varying right now and can be from 150-400' you never know when you could hit someone. I also do not like feeling rushed so I would not want to do that to someone else either.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:26 AM
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I know that I cannot throw over 300-325' so if the next group is 400' away I have no problem going ahead and throwing. In fact, I think it helps to save time. For example, I played a tourney this weekend with 105 people on an 18 hole course, so on the long holes we would go ahead and throw once the next group was far enough down- better than having a 5 hour round. It just comes down to common sense- if you have no chance of hitting them, why not throw.

And in the case of the people that take too long and don't let you play through, whether it is a festival or only a couple of them, I will go ahead and throw one close so they get the hint.

I'm surprised no one has talked about the opposite situation- how often do people throw when you are clearly not out of the way? It hasn't happened yet, but if I get hit by a disc of some impatient a-hole I'm keeping it and not telling him so he wastes an hour looking for it. The course I typically play on only has one hole longer than 300 and about half under 200, so noone should be teeing off before the group in front has holed.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:54 AM
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I grew up from a very young age playing ball golf.
In golf, as long as the group in front is out of reach, you may shoot.
I don't see it as any different on a disc golf course. Besides, in my experience, it's a reminder that you're back there and would like to play through. I've never had any problem. If I did hit someone, the player is part of the course and I'd throw it where it landed.
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I'm surprised no one has talked about the opposite situation- how often do people throw when you are clearly not out of the way? It hasn't happened yet, but if I get hit by a disc of some impatient a-hole I'm keeping it and not telling him so he wastes an hour looking for it.
I play with a guy sometimes, if that happens to him, he just kicks pine needles over the a-holes disc. Pretty funny actually.
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"do unto others as you would have them do to you"
thats what I follow when dealing with these types of situations. I personally will only throw off if there is no way I would ever reach the people on a hole ... I usually just wait. If Im alone I will either skip a hole or two or ask if I can play through. When I play with a group we let the people who throw shortest throw first since they wont reach the people holing out at the other end of the hole.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:30 PM
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the problem with trying to get ahead of these groups is they are very hard to get in front of since they dont have the respect to wait for their group to finish putting before they tee off so not only do you have to skip that hole your on but then because they have already thrown you have to skip the next hole just to get ahead of them .( do you guys mind if i cut in front im trying to play fast as im by myself not in a group of 8 ,sure i dont mind f***ing up my round by skipping these holes as i also didnt mind waiting at the last three holes which took 30 minutes which is usally how long it takes to play this 9 hole course but you know what while im skipping these holes i think im gonna just walk to my car and leave as i dont have time to finish my round but good luck , oh wait you dont need good luck because your not even keeping score have a good day im a stupid doormat feel free to wipe your shoes off before i leave).
We sometimes play in large groups, we've a group of 10 will split into two cards, 5 per card. I remember last week we were playing doubles with 6 deams all on one hole.

No one should have to stand on a tee box to wait for a large group to finish each hole. Sometimes we've had 4-5 groups play through, do you not think it gets very annoying and takes even longer for us to finish? Yes, but it's the right thing to do. Offer to let them play through. If a group is moving faster than you are then they need to stay in front.

Just because you are in a hurry and are not enjoying your game don't ruin it for everyone on the course trying to learn the game.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:56 PM
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I remember last week we were playing doubles with 6 deams all on one hole.
I ran into "that" group of five teams of doubles all together at Alex Clark Memorial DGC last month when I was playing solo. They were cool though, when I caught up to them they let me tee off with them and then play out. Actually, I played through three groups on that course and they were all cool about it.
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If they are out of range, and you are certain that you are not going to get close, I say go for it. If it is questionable at all, I won't throw.
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