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Tee Pads 45 52.33%
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Old 12-30-2020, 03:49 PM
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I don’t mind worn-out or home-made baskets too much.
Never injured myself on an ugly old basket.

But bad tee pads can be dangerous.
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Old 12-30-2020, 03:50 PM
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As usual, the correct answer is "all of the above". I'd rather have a few holes - all with signs, fairways, tees, and baskets - than a bunch of only baskets, signs, fairways, or tee pads.

But, before any of those, a parking lot and bathrooms.

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Old 12-30-2020, 04:28 PM
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I say pads. I agree with some others, crappy baskets are not dangerous. I can putt on anything. I am old and don't need to risk injury on the pad.

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Old 12-30-2020, 04:58 PM
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I value baskets more than tees. Without baskets, we're still playing object Frisbee golf. Yeah, I enjoyed that a lot as a kid, but the basket catching our Discs from any direction is truly a special factor in our game.

Yeah, I really want nice tees too, now that I think about it. I guess I see a good tee as icing on the cake, but the basket makes the cake. But! Discs make the cake too. As does good hole design. Our cake is incomplete if missing any of these. Cake is wonderful with icing.

I hereby change my vote to cake.

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Old 12-30-2020, 05:21 PM
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I'll take Maryanne over Gin...oh, sorry, wrong poll.

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Old 12-30-2020, 05:35 PM
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never has a basket reached up and tried to kill me. a tee or two on the other hand............

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Old 12-30-2020, 05:53 PM
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One bad teepad can end careers while bad basket may cause temporary annoyance.

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Old 12-30-2020, 06:25 PM
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I've played plenty of enjoyable courses with no tee pads at all. The most essential aspect of the tees, in my opinion, is that the tee area is marked. I'd rather have a decent size concrete or turf tee pad to match the hole's distance, but I can adjust easily if there's no teepad at all. Poor baskets, on the other hand, affect the golf experience more significantly. I vote basket.
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Old 12-30-2020, 09:08 PM
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I prefer good baskets.
If a course's tees are bad you don't really have to use them. If a course's baskets are bad you are stuck with them.
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Old 12-30-2020, 11:24 PM
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I'll put it like this:

The difference between the worst backers and the best basket isn't as big as the difference between the worst tees and the best tees.

If the tees pads are merely, decent, improving the baskets makes sense. But if the tees pads aren't level, or just suck, don't worry about the baskets at all... fix the freakin' tees.

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