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Old 12-07-2019, 12:39 AM
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Default Boomerang Golf?

Yeah, I know. Sounds like a joke. But throwing one backhand can yield a very disc like flight, plus there are all kinds of interesting flight paths that can be achieved. Takes a lot of skill though.

So has anyone tried this? I want to try it.
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Old 12-07-2019, 03:55 AM
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Have you thrown a boomerang before? I have not. I always picture "sidearming" one though. I don't see why you wouldn't be able to backhand one too, but I don't know s*** about boomerangs either lol.
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Old 12-07-2019, 07:37 AM
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From an old boomerang thrower:

Boomerangs are thrown somewhere between 3/4 and full overhand. They are 1-sided (righthanded, or lefthanded), so if you hold them wrong---or, as jenb mentioned, throw them sidearm---they take a crazy erratic flight, but one that doesn't involve coming back to the thrower.

They also have an astounding ability to get stuck in trees.

But, it would be fun, and perhaps hilariously frustrating, to try to play disc golf with the reverse non-returning throws.

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Old 12-07-2019, 10:25 AM
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I think I'd be very leery to be on a course with a bunch of boomerang throwers. It sounds like fun in a small group though.

I've tried the tri-spoke types before, but never a traditional boomerang.
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:43 AM
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Make it a Ript Revenge card. Play next hole with a boomerang.

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Old 12-07-2019, 12:01 PM
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Yeah, I know. Sounds like a joke. But throwing one backhand can yield a very disc like flight, plus there are all kinds of interesting flight paths that can be achieved. Takes a lot of skill though.

So has anyone tried this? I want to try it.
Paging Kelly "Flyboy" Legette...

As I recall, Kelly is into boomerangs, as well as DG. Seems he's got an interest in pretty much anything that spends time in the air.

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Old 12-07-2019, 12:21 PM
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I have had a couple of the returning type sport boomerang... that is a skill all on it's own to learn to throw those correctly.

There are also a type of boomerang that is made for distance that does not return. I have not thrown one of those though..

I could see having a 'bag' of
distance type for driving
Right and and left hand type for shot shaping
Nerf boomerang for putting.

If it's on private property where one does not have to worry about braining a spectator, I would love to play this...

Maybe only once, it might be super frustrating.
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:23 PM
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Ball golf course would be ideal for boomerang golf. Trees....not so much. lol...
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Ball golf course would be ideal for boomerang golf. Trees....not so much. lol...
Haha I think it's the opposite, you want to whack a tree so it doesn't return.

I've still got some boomerangs, I was real good with them as a kid. Haven't pulled em out for 5 years + now... Yeah if you have a wood one they do mass damage but they will hit a wide circle about 100' out, a plastic one is usually 40'- 50' and easier to throw... still hurts if you want to catch them got to grab in the center. Nerf tri wings about 30'

I used to toss the plastic one to annoy my old dog.. Goddamn he hated the "voodoo stick" he'd get mad if I just pulled it out haha.

For the same feel just play a whole round throwing Scooby's and Grenades.. Or a 5 gal bucket lid.

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Old 12-07-2019, 01:13 PM
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For the same feel just play a whole round throwing Scooby's and Grenades.
I've done this. Isn't much fun lol.

If we wanna throw randomly flying objects, could we randomly cut various golf discs in various pieces and hurl them. Could be interesting. Half a driver, 2/3rds of a driver, 1/4 of a mid.
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