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Old 06-06-2013, 11:26 AM
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Is the course wooded at all? If so, the discatchers are my top choice, they make it so much easier to see the pin from the tee.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:45 AM
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I may keep that in mind, thank you. I know that the Innova DISCatcher Sport basket for $199, but I'm not sure about it because it looks like it may come apart too easy, and I don't want to make vandalism easy in case it does happen.
I'm under the impression that the Sport only comes as a portable. Though I'm too lazy to check.

You have to be concerned with durability, not just vandalism. How well it weathers over the years, how it will hold up if a tree falls on it or someone bumps it with a vehicle. Sports are great but I'm not sure I'd consider them for a permanent installation, and I'd question these factors on any basket significantly cheaper than Discatchers.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:49 AM
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Might want to check Disc King: http://discking1.com/
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:09 PM
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I'd have to check with the club treasurer and look at the expense report.
You don't have to go through all of that, but I appreciate the offer.

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Old 06-06-2013, 12:25 PM
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Is the course wooded at all? If so, the discatchers are my top choice, they make it so much easier to see the pin from the tee.
I would say about half of it will be wooded, but nothing too heavy. The yellow ban would still be nice and easy to see though.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:29 PM
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You have to be concerned with durability, not just vandalism. How well it weathers over the years, how it will hold up if a tree falls on it or someone bumps it with a vehicle. Sports are great but I'm not sure I'd consider them for a permanent installation, and I'd question these factors on any basket significantly cheaper than Discatchers.
By my understanding, the Sport is make to be portable, that was my concern as well. There shouldn't be any way that a car would hit them, but vandalism would be my concern. kids will be kids, and I want this course to be around for a while with the least amount of cost so I can stay caught up with the upkeep.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:34 PM
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Might want to check Disc King: http://discking1.com/
Thanks for the post, I sent them and email for pircing and I'm just waiting to hear back. They look like decent baskets, but they are not much cheaper than the DISCatcher. I'll have to wait until I hear back from them first.
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:54 PM
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I recently played a heavily wood course in Colorado that didn't use the DIScatchers specifically because of the yellow band at the top. The course is in a park and the park officials wanted the baskets to be as unobtrusive as possible. So, no yellow bands.

I understood their concern, but it certainly made it difficult to see the baskets on the heavily shaded course.

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Old 06-06-2013, 01:10 PM
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2012 473 courses, 190 DISCatcher (40.2% of all new courses)
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I recently played a heavily wood course in Colorado that didn't use the DIScatchers specifically because of the yellow band at the top. The course is in a park and the park officials wanted the baskets to be as unobtrusive as possible. So, no yellow bands.

I understood their concern, but it certainly made it difficult to see the baskets on the heavily shaded course.

Mark
I've never heard of something like that before. but it does make sense. I'd rather have the yellow to catch people's attention so they may become interested in playing as well.
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