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The real question that isn't being asked in order to address the thread title: Real life distance or internet distance?
I'm not interested in fantasy.
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Old 05-09-2020, 03:21 PM
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Old 05-10-2020, 04:51 AM
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The real question that isn't being asked in order to address the thread title: Real life distance or internet distance?
I was thinking the same thing.... I do not consider myself a long distance thrower by any means. I have a pretty solid game. I can putt very well, have seemed to find around 5 disc I really love and understand, and on a good day maybe... hit 325ft with a tailwind. Online, I have noticed this number is fairly low. In real-life, I have played around 50 to 75 strangers in the last 11 years. I have lost to 2 of them. The odd part, none of them were out throwing me in distance. Now, I was in Charleston South Carolina for 9 of those years, meaning very flat courses compared to the upstate courses that can get a little hilly. Don't get me wrong, I know that there are alot of players who can absolutely crush the disc off a tee. However, Internet distance is most definently a thing! The other major misconception is a 325ft throw on flat ground versus a 325ft downhill shot. I played Earlewood, South Carolina around a year ago, and on one of the 400+ foot downhill holes.... off the tee, I passed the basket by around 25ft. My Friend said "dang, you can throw 450ft". I DID NOT CORRECT HIM! My ego was filled that day!

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I rambled so much in the above comment, I did not give my input to your question. I have trained around 30 people from scratch and the 3 Woman I helped, threw around 100ft to 200ft. Most of the Men could hit around 175 to 225 the first round.
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Old 05-10-2020, 06:20 AM
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In real-life, I have played around 50 to 75 strangers in the last 11 years. I have lost to 2 of them. The odd part, none of them were out throwing me in distance.
I'm guessing you don't play PDGA events, because you could beat that 11 year record in one day. I didn't realize my distance was lacking until I started playing competitively. It was amazing to see these guys young or old, throwing much further than I could. Not gonna lie, I've had several fun rounds of "you gonna let an old guy beat ya?" only to see that same buck a year or so later snicker at me as they drive 100ft past me. lol..

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I was thinking the same thing.... I do not consider myself a long distance thrower by any means. I have a pretty solid game. I can putt very well, have seemed to find around 5 disc I really love and understand, and on a good day maybe... hit 325ft with a tailwind. Online, I have noticed this number is fairly low. In real-life, I have played around 50 to 75 strangers in the last 11 years. I have lost to 2 of them. The odd part, none of them were out throwing me in distance. Now, I was in Charleston South Carolina for 9 of those years, meaning very flat courses compared to the upstate courses that can get a little hilly. Don't get me wrong, I know that there are alot of players who can absolutely crush the disc off a tee. However, Internet distance is most definently a thing! The other major misconception is a 325ft throw on flat ground versus a 325ft downhill shot. I played Earlewood, South Carolina around a year ago, and on one of the 400+ foot downhill holes.... off the tee, I passed the basket by around 25ft. My Friend said "dang, you can throw 450ft". I DID NOT CORRECT HIM! My ego was filled that day!
I'm not a big arm either but on 18 at Earlewood, I've had a few putts from circle 1, just because it's all downhill.

I'd love to throw that that far on level ground.

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Old 05-10-2020, 08:39 AM
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I rambled so much in the above comment, I did not give my input to your question. I have trained around 30 people from scratch and the 3 Woman I helped, threw around 100ft to 200ft. Most of the Men could hit around 175 to 225 the first round.
Were any of the men accustomed to physical work?
How far did you throw your first time?
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Old 05-10-2020, 10:30 PM
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[QUOTE=DiscFifty;3584893]I'm guessing you don't play PDGA events, because you could beat that 11 year record in one day. I didn't realize my distance was lacking until I started playing competitively. It was amazing to see these guys young or old, throwing much further than I could. Not gonna lie, I've had several fun rounds of "you gonna let an old guy beat ya?" only to see that same buck a year or so later snicker at me as they drive 100ft past me. lol..[/QUOTE

I have only played one PDGA event. I won 1st in that and it was very fun. Shortly after I moved from Charleston to Hartsville where the disc golf scene is pretty much dead. I have planned on attending more events, then life and health have seem to disagree with me. Now I have been healthy and the COVID19 has stopped events. It is safe to say I have bad luck.
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Were any of the men accustomed to physical work?
How far did you throw your first time?
90% of the men did pretty physical jobs, and worked like myself at the time roughly 70 to 90 hours a week. I was the Manager of a Mattress Warehouse when I started disc golf and maybe threw 180ft forward and 280ft straight up in the air. LOL. I also did not know anything about disc selection, and was throwing a 175g Innova Viking as my first disc. After only a few days with a 150g Innova Leopard I was placing them around 250 with ease. As far as control, I had very little starting off.
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