Old 05-16-2019, 11:57 PM
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Default Putting Practice Area Help

I'm going to try to convince my township to install a disc golf putting practice area in a local park. There is plenty of room (not quite enough room for a short course) to set one up. However, before I walk in with an idea I came up with in my head, I was hoping to get some ideas from you guys and gals. Anyone have any design ideas / suggestions / schematics for a single-basket, putting practice area? My original thought was a single basket with concrete pads arrayed expanding outward in a circle. Additionally, I would like to add bushes and trees to the area to provide more difficult putting options.

Any suggestions or guidance will be appreciated.
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Old 05-17-2019, 10:56 AM
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Old 05-28-2019, 11:08 PM
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You can make a neat spiral with two tape measures.

One measures the distance to the target, the other measures the distance from the previous marker.

If you put markers at 10, 12, 14...40 feet from the target and for each marker move around the target until the next marker is 8' 7.25" away, you'll get a marker at every angle.

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Old 10-17-2019, 04:58 PM
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Flying Disc Magazine had a game called Perfect Putt 360 which is referenced in some older DGCR posts. The distances were marked in a straight line and a second set in a spiral around a pin. Circa 2008.

Someone has created (copied) in an app of the same name and oddly exactly the same scoring which can be obtained with a simple internet search.
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Could probably bypass the concrete pads to keep costs down and just sink some brinks into the ground so they can be mowed over. Think doing a bunch of pads might be a tough sell, but all you need is some permanent markers in the ground.

The 1020 putting game has an app for it to keep track of scoring. Basically mark three lines extending from the basket out to 35 feet (think mercedes logo with basket in the middle). Mark 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 feet on each line.

Have a buddy who made up his own putting game and have adopted of a lot of it to my own winter putting course. One basket and mark out 18 spots. Each hole has a shot listed, some may say OPEN which is basically any putt style you want. Others will have specific putts, Straddle, Forehand, Turbo, Patent pending, etc... Even one with Heckle on it so everyone else can heckle you while you putt. Use 2 putters, make both (birdie), make one (par) and miss both (bogey) is how the scoring is done. Just work your way around the course in order with both putters.

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Old 10-19-2019, 09:47 PM
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I wouldn't put too much into the design. Put bricks in the ground, like Future Primitive suggested, at least to mark distances.

My experience is that everyone practices putting in their own way, so anything other than the basket may be wasted effort.

Or use that money to provide 3 baskets, and varying distances from each other. It better accommodates multiple people, and makes practice more efficient as you putt from basket to basket, instead of retrieving your discs and then retreating back out to where you want to putt from.

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Old 10-19-2019, 10:30 PM
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2 baskets is ideal as you can putt at one basket and then retrieve and putt back at the other. I agree just a few distance markers should suffice.....in that region there are a few 3 and 4 hole courses that essentially are practice areas...def not enough room for a brief little course? What is the name of the park?
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:38 AM
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Look at a 9 hole putt-putt, or tiki design as an option instead of a practice area. If you don't have space for that, at least put two baskets about 10 meters apart for putting games.

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Old 11-15-2019, 12:25 AM
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I have seen some older Lighting DB-5 baskets at KOA near Kansas City MO with the bottom round stand into the square of concrete as practice baskets for a 3 hole practice course, was not really a true course but using the baskets from the furthest away next to grass parking I was able to have a 3 hole course. I did play from one basket to the next as well later for more fun, then as it was getting too dark to play long throws I did practice putting on the most open basket for 15-20 min until too dark to see. The people who owned the KOA put the baskets in and used some chain for an extra inner set on 2 of the 3 baskets. The chain a lighter weight material then standard stuff used for most baskets but still the standard shape with S hooks closed at the top and at the bottom to go into the ring there already with enough chain length to have original set fit the way it was made and not be too long for the inner length.
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