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Default Hanging baskets at tournaments... Appropriate or not?

The effort by course designers to create interesting and challenging holes is always a good thing. Hanging baskets are an option that some choose to employ, but is it appropriate for a temporary hole at a PDGA event?

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Old 08-10-2015, 02:50 PM
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I think it's cool.
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Appropriate? Sure

Do I like it? Not really
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Appropriate? Sure

Do I like it? Not really
This... however, if there isn't much elevation change or woods, do what you gotta do.
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The effort by course designers to create interesting and challenging holes is always a good thing. Hanging baskets are an option that some choose to employ, but is it appropriate for a temporary hole at a PDGA event?

What say you?
Not sure if it is legal at a PDGA event...however I could be wrong. When we planned to have Worlds in Charlotte, we were going to use Brackets Bluff. They have a hanging basket. The PDGA said we would have to mount a pole underneath so that it was anchored for the tournament. Baskets couldnt swing freely, but they could be raised. Never knew if it was an actual rule, just knew we were asked to do this by the PDGA and so had it in the plans.
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:21 PM
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Baskets couldnt swing freely, but they could be raised. Never knew if it was an actual rule, just knew we were asked to do this by the PDGA and so had it in the plans.
Interesting. Is the TD required to communicate with the PDGA on course changes? Could the tournament have its sanctioning pulled?
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:11 PM
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Legal, fun, perfectly appropriate for tournaments. Except.....

At Majors and NTs, with a lot more on the line than your local C-tier, perhaps not such a good idea. (Though I played on one at Am Worlds once).
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Not sure if it is legal at a PDGA event...however I could be wrong. When we planned to have Worlds in Charlotte, we were going to use Brackets Bluff. They have a hanging basket. The PDGA said we would have to mount a pole underneath so that it was anchored for the tournament. Baskets couldnt swing freely, but they could be raised. Never knew if it was an actual rule, just knew we were asked to do this by the PDGA and so had it in the plans.
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Interesting. Is the TD required to communicate with the PDGA on course changes? Could the tournament have its sanctioning pulled?
That's the PDGA's review of Worlds courses. Doesn't affect the other 99% of tournaments.
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:14 PM
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Waiting for Mando to chime in. Sugaree has some weak looking baskets, but I've never had a bad bounce or shot I felt cheated on. Hang 'em all I say. Who needs concrete and all that crap!??
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Waiting for Mando to chime in. Sugaree has some weak looking baskets, but I've never had a bad bounce or shot I felt cheated on. Hang 'em all I say. Who needs concrete and all that crap!??
Would you rather (1) play a tournament at Sugaree on those hanging baskets or (2) not play a tournament there at all, because Rich likes them but some powers-that-be don't?

I'd play a tournament on them in a heartbeat.

I've played tournaments on at least 4 courses that had hanging baskets. I'd gladly replay tournaments on any of them.
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