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Sorry, but you, oldmandiscer and many elite pros are likely Georges in this discussion. Let's hear analysis from the opposite thinkers for a change, just to see where it goes.
We need three basket sizes- a small Pro basket, the current medium sized basket, and a jumbo rec basket. Then everyone will be happy.
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Old 11-09-2020, 06:40 PM
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We need three basket sizes- a small Pro basket, the current medium sized basket, and a jumbo rec basket. Then everyone will be happy.
First BirdieMachine, with his psychotic fantasies, has us replacing every basket in the world for some, yet undisclosed mystery basket (smaller), now you want me to generate the funds and man power to install two more on every course? Oh the work to be done.

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Old 11-09-2020, 06:52 PM
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Just remove the whole basket assembly and just leave the pole. Tone pole style. With just poles you could have so many more options for different positions and fractions of the cost of a full on basket. I'd play
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Old 11-09-2020, 06:59 PM
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“So you want to make the basket smaller for Pros?” in 100 words or less...
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Old 11-09-2020, 07:14 PM
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Wow... you have missed it all. Those next few hundred posts really came alive with innovation, growth and the positivity of the human spirit...
Point taken. I'll check back when it approaches 2,500 replies.

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Old 11-09-2020, 09:34 PM
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First BirdieMachine, with his psychotic fantasies, has us replacing every basket in the world for some, yet undisclosed mystery basket (smaller), now you want me to generate the funds and man power to install two more on every course? Oh the work to be done.
No. The basket would be based on the overall difficulty of the course. An open short course aimed at families and new players gets the jumbo baskets. Mid level difficulty course would get the regular baskets. Pro caliber courses would get the small baskets. If a course already has baskets they can just keep what they have unless they want to be a Pro caliber course for Majors and NTs.

Now if you wanted to have overlapping courses that could accommodate many different skill levels then you could have multiple basket sizes on each course. Multiple basket sizes plus long and short tees could really increase the amount of different skills that could play and enjoy a course. Beginners could play short-to-jumbo, high skill players could play long-to-small, and intermediate players could have an array of options, long-to-jumbo, short-to-small, short-to-medium, long-to-medium. Overall it would be a good way to let players dial in the difficulty they want to play.



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Old 11-09-2020, 11:00 PM
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We HAD small baskets. It was a quarter century ago. Yes, the average Joe in 1995 wouldn't notice. I'm talking about today after the explosion in growth we've enjoyed lately.

All these people snapping up starter packs from big box stores in 2020 would hate having the equivalent of Mach 2's switched with their modern baskets. Follow the money. I'm guessing Jim Kenner and Dave Dunipace are quite happy with today's cashflow.

All this discussion so the top 200 players out of millions will miss one extra putt in a tournament but everybody else will miss a lot more than they already do, plus it will make the sport look dorky. It's absurd.


So, it's as if you could say, the idea doesn't hold up to scrutiny?

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Old 11-09-2020, 11:11 PM
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We need three basket sizes- a small Pro basket, the current medium sized basket, and a jumbo rec basket. Then everyone will be happy.
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First BirdieMachine, with his psychotic fantasies, has us replacing every basket in the world for some, yet undisclosed mystery basket (smaller), now you want me to generate the funds and man power to install two more on every course? Oh the work to be done.


This is why the hole-in-the-ground is the future.

One size hole with two inserts to make it smaller if necessary based on skill.

-Big hole, with no insert for beginners
-Medium sized insert for advanced
-Small sized insert for pros

You could make the inserts out of cheap, readily available materials.

Lightweight too, so that the DGPT can travel with them.
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Old 11-09-2020, 11:17 PM
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This is why the hole-in-the-ground is the future.

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Lightweight too, so that the DGPT can travel with them.
True, holes hardly weigh anything at all. I might not want 18 of them in my truck.

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Old 11-09-2020, 11:30 PM
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This is why the hole-in-the-ground is the future.

One size hole with two inserts to make it smaller if necessary based on skill.

-Big hole, with no insert for beginners
-Medium sized insert for advanced
-Small sized insert for pros

You could make the inserts out of cheap, readily available materials.

Lightweight too, so that the DGPT can travel with them.
Couldn't you just have one hole with two tubes inside it, think skee-ball. Beginners can land in any of the rings. Advanced players would have to land in the center ring or the second ring. Pros would have to land in the center ring.

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