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Old 02-15-2009, 05:26 PM
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that's a good point i love to be confronted with a hole that has more than 1 option this way it helps me trust my self more if it pays off....and if it doesn't........mulligan
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:19 PM
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All holes have options, some are just more apparent than others. Having said that, I (to the detriment of my score more often than not) will usually opt for the narrow thread shot, because when it's good, it's damn pretty.
Just like everyone else, I think in course terms, and variety is key.
And a word on mandos... I think sometimes the mando is what allows a certain piece of land to function as a hole. Otherwise it's just one big arm hyzer to the pin after another. There is a park near me where hole 2 is like 150' away from the pin as the disc flies with a bare smattering of trees between. But the mando in place at the edge of those trees forces a straight throw to the right of the trees, then left to the pin, which adds another 110+ feet to the hole, making it a legitimate and somewhat challenging hole. They just needed to use the space efficiently. So... mandos that are thought out? Good.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:02 PM
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I, personally, think that forced throws are good for beginners. If they learn how to throw when they can only throw a hyzer, anhyzer, etc, then they could be prepared for other courses. Having past experience being forced to throw a particular shot will help their decision making.

For a course in general, I think it's better to have more option holes than forced ones.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:18 PM
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Multi shots are cool because each person has there own way to attack the basket..... if your making a hole for the general public that is what I'd do......
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Old 02-16-2009, 04:24 AM
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I like options for the same reasons already posted.
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All holes have options, some are just more apparent than others. Having said that, I (to the detriment of my score more often than not) will usually opt for the narrow thread shot, because when it's good, it's damn pretty.
Just like everyone else, I think in course terms, and variety is key.
And a word on mandos... I think sometimes the mando is what allows a certain piece of land to function as a hole. Otherwise it's just one big arm hyzer to the pin after another. There is a park near me where hole 2 is like 150' away from the pin as the disc flies with a bare smattering of trees between. But the mando in place at the edge of those trees forces a straight throw to the right of the trees, then left to the pin, which adds another 110+ feet to the hole, making it a legitimate and somewhat challenging hole. They just needed to use the space efficiently. So... mandos that are thought out? Good.

Agreed, Mandos can turn a simple hole into quite the challenge.
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I think it depends on the hole. Sometimes a great hole lays itself out with just one real throwing option. In general options are good but don't let that idea get in the way of a great hole.
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