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Default 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
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:37 PM
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IMHO one should factor the target size (hole vs pole) for a more accurate conversion.

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Old 12-06-2018, 03:38 PM
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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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Old 12-06-2018, 03:48 PM
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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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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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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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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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Golf.

Please just call it golf.

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

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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.
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