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View Poll Results: How do you feel about the direction of DG?
Drastic changes are needed like smaller or chainless baskets 5 4.35%
Current growth indicates we are on the right path 110 95.65%
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Old 09-24-2020, 08:45 PM
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They put the basketball court over the ice.

...but aren't they changing golf courses to adapt it to disc golf. I played golf a long time and never encountered a disc golf basket on one.
The University of Louisville, back when it played basketball in Freedom Hall as did a minor league hockey team, had a game terminated due to the ice melting under the court resulting in condensation on the court. First, the refs decided they would not call traveling if the violation was due to floor condensation before ultimately deciding their was a real injury risk. Multi-sport arenas gone wrong!
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Old 09-24-2020, 09:00 PM
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Stop thinking disc golf is more than what it is. It's a fringe sport and a great activity. Stop concentrating so much on the pro tour and keep the focus on the casual players.
Every sport was a fringe sport at one time.

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Old 09-24-2020, 09:13 PM
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i would like to see moar quality courses instead of quantity of courses
While it’s not the OP question the crux of the question is what makes a quality course. It seems that one key component is variety. It can’t be 18 wooded tunnel shots or 18 600+ ft bombers.

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Old 09-24-2020, 09:20 PM
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The only thing I really don't like about the way things are moving as far as the growth of DG is the trend of moving onto ball golf courses. I know this is a personal opinion and a lot of people like this trend, but I will take a disc golf fairway over a ball golf fairway 98 out of 100 times. What other sport uses another sport's field to play their game on? I do realize we need to put courses where and when we have the opportunity. If they would just design DG holes on the BG course (I'm sure it can be done) I would be more on board with it. I'm talking about trees/natural obstacles.

Our local club has two 18-hole courses on a ball golf course. They're beautiful courses, but it's 1-4 wide open throws depending on length, then putt. Bores me beyond tears. I have 2 free passes and club members get one free day per month, but I never bother to play there. I just don't find it much fun. The only real challenge is distance. End/BG course rant.
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:26 AM
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The votes are so close I think we should give this poll a few more days.

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What if we had raised baskets, but the baskets were smaller?
If all the baskets are the same height, it doesn't matter how high they are. They just need to be standardized.
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Old 09-25-2020, 01:46 PM
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Courses are growing faster than education of the designers, park departments to maintain them and local club volunteers. If those dont catch up, you will have a boom then a sharp drop off. Covid brought many to the sport...many were introduced to disc golf by way of poor and unsafe designs, overgrown fairways and trash. For every player we gained...we lost a percentage that will never play again because of where they were introduced to the sport.
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If all the baskets are the same height, it doesn't matter how high they are. They just need to be standardized.
Why? Ball golf greens are not standardized. Perhaps only our basket tray size needs to be standardized. Beyond that, we should allow creativity to produce all kinds of deflection devices and vary height. Too much standardization is boring for players and spectators. Standardization only develops a limited skill, not a diversity of skills and judgment. Diversity of golfing experience is the calling card of disc golf. It needs to be embraced even more than it has been already.

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x-posting here but smaller baskets? C'mon. Every hole is the same size in bolf.


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Old 09-25-2020, 02:09 PM
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Not sure if any PDGA insiders monitor threads like this on DGCR. But unless Covid has delayed plans, I believe the PDGA is or will be working on their next 5-year plan on where the PDGA and the sport will be heading.

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