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Old 03-26-2019, 06:19 PM
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Just found out that local guy Bob Wegner is an avid disc golfer. He’s 7’8”, which I’m guessing makes him the tallest regular player in the world.

All you tall guys (and Nova) out there talk about ape index, whip, reach back, and benefits of being tall, but at what point would it become a detriment?

Anyone know Bob (I once saw him far off in a crowd, but don’t know him personally)? Is he on DGCR?

Tall stories, anyone?
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:23 PM
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All you tall guys (and Nova) out there talk about ape index, whip, reach back, and benefits of being tall, but at what point would it become a detriment?
When it causes you to be slower. Or perhaps gripping the disc like it's a mini, like Shaq grips a basketball like it's a tennis ball to most mortals.
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:28 PM
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Just found out that local guy Bob Wegner is an avid disc golfer. He’s 7’8”, which I’m guessing makes him the tallest regular player in the world. All you tall guys (and Nova) out there talk about ape index, whip, reach back, and benefits of being tall, but at what point would it become a detriment? Tall stories, anyone?
Might get more 2m penalties in California.

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Old 03-26-2019, 06:55 PM
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A course with a bunch of low ceiling shots comes to mind...
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:00 PM
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Any normal teepad is probably too short.

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Old 03-26-2019, 07:03 PM
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We talked my Jamaican friend who’s 6’6” or 6’7” into getting into it and he’s just getting the hang of golf discs. The first time we showed him how to throw a tomahawk it went about a million feet. It’s disgusting to watch him throw over the moon and be like “is that good?” Lol.

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Old 03-26-2019, 07:10 PM
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A course with a bunch of low ceiling shots comes to mind...
tall guy here..nothing irritates me more than low branches above the tee pad or if the intended route off the tee is limited because my height.

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Is 5ft11 tall? then I guess I am tall, but I have long arms too.
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:57 PM
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Is 5ft11 tall? then I guess I am tall, but I have long arms too.
I vote Yes, cuz then I get to be tall too! But I feel like 6' is the cutoff for "tall". But, like par, it's just an arbitrary number.....
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:06 PM
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Is 5ft11 tall? then I guess I am tall, but I have long arms too.
I think 5'9" used to be the US average. That might actually be lower now. I'm almost 6'2" and it's kind of a pain having to bend over and pick up discs/bags so much. I couldn't imagine being over 7' tall.

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