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I agree. Watching the preserve, for example, was awful. I like watching a 600' drive here and there, but yeah. #keepdiscsgolfinthewoods
I will say, I played AGA not long ago and it's way harder than they made it look. 90% of posters on this site would be humbled by it at least somewhat.

I agree woods golf is best golf.
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Old 09-09-2020, 01:31 PM
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This is all still new to me. I like to watch. Without being overly analytical:

I don’t enjoy wide open courses near as much. I appreciate a mixture.

GMC was enjoyable.

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Old 09-09-2020, 01:58 PM
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Of course the 99.9999% player base here would rather watch tree golf. Ask the same question to the non player and I'm guessing most would prefer to follow that 500ft drive off the tee on an open course. We're in the #growthespectator phase of our sport, which means more open course tournaments.

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I will say, I played AGA not long ago and it's way harder than they made it look. 90% of posters on this site would be humbled by it at least somewhat.

I agree woods golf is best golf.
Pretty sure they're talking about the Airborn Preserve from the DGPT. But I agree with you. Braud has done a terrific job with making AGA the crown jewel of eastern PA now that Nocki is out of commission
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Pretty sure they're talking about the Airborn Preserve from the DGPT. But I agree with you. Braud has done a terrific job with making AGA the crown jewel of eastern PA now that Nocki is out of commission
Gotcha. Yeah it's a great course...but damn do I miss my old pal Nockamixon. Thought it was referring to "The Preserve at AGA" - I'm behind on my tourney watching. Was supposed to play Steel Club a couple months ago but the plans failed...hopefully some time in September!
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Of course the 99.9999% player base here would rather watch tree golf. Ask the same question to the non player and I'm guessing most would prefer to follow that 500ft drive off the tee on an open course. We're in the #growthespectator phase of our sport, which means more open course tournaments.
Open courses are much better for TV, Streaming, etc. for drawing new fans.

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Old 09-12-2020, 11:07 PM
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I get that open courses are better for filming. Maybe I’m biased against them since I’m stuck at sub-350 and 60 yrs old so 600+ holes are out of my reach in 3.

I was wondering if using open courses to grow the sport will tend to make DG shift to mostly open courses.
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Old 09-12-2020, 11:34 PM
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Disc Golf needs the courses to be more tree laden but open as if the course has trees but is not bare of obstacles and/or hill stuff or you will not keep the new fans you get if every hole is the big wide open flat bomber on the NT and PT. Right now the courses seem to be a good mix unless playing on golf only golf courses as those temp courses end up odd for PT and NT. Also PT keep allowing the post production for rounds as I do not want to sit for 4-6 hours to watch a round of 18 hole disc golf.

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DGPT featured some open courses, like Fountains, The Preserve, and Emporia CC.
It also had Idlewild, and Maple Hill, (and while I didn't watch coverage of Waco, my understanding is that it's quite wooded). And there's Toboggan, which requires well placed bombs.

Ledgestone had Northwood + Lake Eureka.
GMC had Brewster Ridge + Fox Run.

Several events on open courses.
Several events on placement/wooded courses.
A couple 4 day events featuring 2 rounds on tight woods + 2 rounds on more open courses.

This choice of venues across these events, gives players with different strengths, the opportunity to do their thing.

Seems pretty well balanced to me.


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I'm losing interest in watching top tier professional tournaments. It seems that the trend is to open combo golf/DG courses with hole after hole of 500-1000+ ft bombers with artificial out of bounds lines. I understand that these types of courses are much easier to film but I find this type of DG boring.

Am I not watching enough tournaments to see the full gamut, or is DG tournaments truly moving from the tight technical courses that are predominant in the east to open field bombing?

Does everyone else likes this trend?
I just started watching the pro tournaments, and no I don't like the trend. The overuse of artificial OB, even in wooded courses seems overly punitive and is something I just don't understand.

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