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Old 09-18-2019, 09:27 PM
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You mean the LEDGESTONE OPEN.

Great Lakes Open is in Michigan and played on the Tobaggan (home of the USADGC and used for Worlds in 2000). Totally different style of course compared to Eureka Lake (or Winthrop Gold).
There's no point. Casey will continue to post misinformation over and over again. Nobody does anything. I usually don't advocate putting someone on ignore but good grief, it's basically spam at this point.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:35 PM
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Well, I'm glad that I invited several comments...

And call me wrong for saying it...

But when I spend my money to spectate a tournament, I want a gorgeous (or mainly asthetically pleasing course (not just a spectator friendly or course that just tests skills)...that is my preference...

Vermont has this...Pittsburgh has this...and other places have this...but not USDGC...

Tradition is great and I understand the appeal...but I believe that USDGC isnt really worthy of a major (despite the great tounament logistics and crowd)...i believe that Smuggs would be a better site for a major than USDGC...and I've been to both...forgetting history, does anyone disagree that it is an equal or better test with a much more appealing set of courses?
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:58 PM
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The Masters in ball golf is worthy of being the annual major set in one place...it is gorgeous and memorable...

I think the major set in the same place annually should be the same in disc golf...and for a non-player (other then being a bad rec player) who loves the game...I don't see USDGC as being the right choice...though flying in to spectate all 4 rounds last year was fun...
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:26 PM
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Innova has made a number stupid moves this past year. They let the best player in the world get away and he schooled all the new talent they signed this year on what a winner should perform like.

Innova apparently likes using all the second best talent...................



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Jomez is good but I'm willing to bet Innova had a good reason to go a different direction.

People defending Jomez like they are the only good production company have blinders on, to put it mildly. The field is catching up quickly (or already doing as well or better, thanks CCDG)

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Old 09-18-2019, 11:33 PM
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Innova has made a number stupid moves this past year. They let the best player in the world get away and he schooled all the new talent they signed this year on what a winner should perform like.

Innova apparently likes using all the second best talent...................
Innova likes selling discs. They've done pretty well at it and will likely continue to do so.

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Old 09-18-2019, 11:40 PM
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I find the Winthrop Gold course to be plenty scenic. Most of it, anyway. Somewhere on the scale between a park course and a golf course, with groomed and undulating grassy fairways, landscaping, the lake, and the clubhouse building. It's not a natural setting, but it's pretty nice.

If someone wants an annual showplace event on a gorgeous natural course......let them build it. The USDGC is where it is because Innova put phenomenal resources and efforts, and a good bit of vision, into making it so. The ingredients for a top-level event are more than just the course.

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Old 09-18-2019, 11:50 PM
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Innova likes selling discs. They've done pretty well at it and will likely continue to do so.
To add to this. Innova's biggest spokesperson are the discs themselves. How many times have a competitors disc have been described as aviar like, roc like, teebird like or destroyer like? Numerous times. Players come and go but molds stick around.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:17 AM
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When I spectate a disc golf tournament...I'm usually there to watch good disc golf, not pretty scenery. If I want scenery, I will go on a hike or something.

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Old 09-19-2019, 07:29 AM
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Judging from crowd sizes, there are more yous than scenery-watchers. USDCG draws bigger crowds than any other disc golf event. For a variety of factors---but not the cast, since the same star-studded line-up is at a dozen other events, including ones in even more scenic settings.

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Old 09-19-2019, 07:47 AM
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I've been going to USDGC for 10+ years.
Like Streets and DavidSauls, I go to watch disc golf, not the scenery.
In that regard, Winthrop Gold has actually served very well.
Most throws can be seen from beginning to end and hyzers are not always allowed.
Most holes are designed for score separation and strategy is required.
Always a good show, from my perspective.

Personally, I have no complaints.

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