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#1
12-06-2018, 03:33 PM
 VLaForce2002 Par Member Join Date: Jun 2017 Posts: 145 Niced 80 Times in 45 Posts
The DG Equivalent of a 10 foot bolf putt is...

56 feet!!!

A golf ball diameter is 1.68 inches approx.

A disc's diameter is 9.44 inches approx. (that's a max size)

120 inches / 1.68 inches = 71.42 ratio

(9.44 inches * 71.42)/12 = 56 feet

We are not enslaved to imitate bolf, but, zowie! Talk about rethinking Circle 1 and Circle 2!

Also, a request of commentators: Let's fully commit to eliminating "on the green" or anything "green" and call it what it is circle 1
#2
12-06-2018, 03:37 PM
 TheAudioGuy Newbie Join Date: Mar 2010 Location: Weatherford, TX Years Playing: 9.5 Courses Played: 18 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 4 Niced 6 Times in 3 Posts

IMHO one should factor the target size (hole vs pole) for a more accurate conversion.

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#3
12-06-2018, 03:38 PM
 JC17393 * Ace Member * Join Date: Aug 2012 Years Playing: 21.1 Courses Played: 144 Throwing Style: LHBH Posts: 6,842 Niced 2,219 Times in 942 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by VLaForce2002 56 feet!!! A golf ball diameter is 1.68 inches approx. A disc's diameter is 9.44 inches approx. (that's a max size) 120 inches / 1.68 inches = 71.42 ratio (9.44 inches * 71.42)/12 = 56 feet We are not enslaved to imitate bolf, but, zowie! Talk about rethinking Circle 1 and Circle 2! Also, a request of commentators: Let's fully commit to eliminating "on the green" or anything "green" and call it what it is circle 1
That's only half the equation, no? Shouldn't the ratio of the size of a golf hole versus the catching area of a basket be factored in when scaling a ball putt to a disc putt?

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#4
12-06-2018, 03:48 PM
 pjhayes7 Double Eagle Member Join Date: Feb 2014 Location: Marietta, Ga Years Playing: 5.5 Courses Played: 18 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 1,546 Niced 491 Times in 281 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by VLaForce2002 56 feet!!! A golf ball diameter is 1.68 inches approx. A disc's diameter is 9.44 inches approx. (that's a max size) 120 inches / 1.68 inches = 71.42 ratio (9.44 inches * 71.42)/12 = 56 feet We are not enslaved to imitate bolf, but, zowie! Talk about rethinking Circle 1 and Circle 2! Also, a request of commentators: Let's fully commit to eliminating "on the green" or anything "green" and call it what it is circle 1
Not really a complete comparison, although I like where this line of thinking could lead. When putting a golf ball, you do not have to contend with height up or down or give too much consideration to wind. Also, most all golf balls roll the same, but disc putters do not fly the same, so increase difficulty for disc golf.

On the other hand, disc golf also does not have to deal with undulation in the flight surface like a golf ball (although in some ways, the wind causes the disc to rise or fall like undulations in the green). Reading a green is far harder than reading a putt, even though you won't ever have limbs or anything in the way on a putting green (short of pieces of stuff you can pick up and move).

I also think you should compare the size of a golf ball to the hole vs a disc to the basket, as the other two posters mentioned.

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12-06-2018, 04:01 PM
 thecandydan Newbie Join Date: Nov 2016 Courses Played: 37 Posts: 13 Niced 26 Times in 7 Posts

What percentage do PGA pros make from 10'?

At what distance do PDGA pros make the same percentage? That is your answer.

I could make a much higher percentage of ball golf putts from 10' than I could disc golf putts at 56'.

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#6
12-06-2018, 04:28 PM
 Cgkdisc .:Hall of Fame Member:. Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Twin Cities Years Playing: 29.8 Courses Played: 669 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 11,790 Niced 990 Times in 499 Posts

Best putter on PGA tour was around 40% from 12 feet. Best on UDisc stats around 35% from 45 feet. Looks like around 4 to 1 distance equivalency.

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#7
12-06-2018, 04:35 PM
 F. Howl Double Eagle Member Join Date: Mar 2013 Location: Los Angeles Years Playing: 9.7 Courses Played: 31 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 1,551 Niced 767 Times in 435 Posts

Calculating the difference in target size and disc/ball is useless information. Putting percentage should be used to make a comparison. Inside circle one is our 3 foot tap in (Ball golf pros make that 99% of the time, and UDiscs numbers for Circle 1 putting is close to that.) I'd wager that putts from circle's edge (not an actual UDisc stat) is more like ball golf's 6 foot average of 70%.

At any rate, ball golf putting is so tedious. Players take forever lining their shots up. Several of our pros have spoken up about a certain player that takes forever putting. Not fun to watch or play with. If you're in the "smaller baskets camp", I wouldn't want more of that.

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12-06-2018, 04:35 PM
 Brodysseus * Ace Member * Join Date: Sep 2012 Location: IL Years Playing: 6.7 Courses Played: 13 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 2,376 Niced 80 Times in 41 Posts

Golf.

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#9
12-06-2018, 04:39 PM
 Tripper Eagle Member Join Date: Aug 2012 Location: Raleigh NC Years Playing: 16.7 Courses Played: 155 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 849 Niced 363 Times in 158 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by TheAudioGuy IMHO one should factor the target size (hole vs pole) for a more accurate conversion. Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
You have the wrong thread for a hole vs pole target discussion.

#10
12-06-2018, 04:48 PM
 armiller * Ace Member * Join Date: Jun 2015 Location: West Virginia Years Playing: 3.7 Courses Played: 166 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 2,752 Niced 500 Times in 347 Posts

I agree it might be circle 2, but 30-35' is more likely. A pro golfer can miss a 10' putt, but is disappointed to have done so. Just outside the circle sounds about right for disc golf. Maybe up to 40'? I don't know golf putts well enough.

I'm interested in the comparison of dimensions and have toyed with them myself, but they're only half the story when comparing the two sports. And yes, the target size is important to consider.