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Old 05-14-2016, 02:54 PM
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Default Do you have a backyard practice area?

I'm finally taking the leap into home ownership, and I have a little under a half acre to enjoy. I'm looking forward to showing it some disc love, and I have a bunch of ideas. It got me to wondering what everyone else has done.


So let's see some pics!! Who's doing it right?

I would love to see all the back yard courses because I know there are a bunch of them out there, but I'm really more interested in the practice areas.
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Old 05-14-2016, 03:01 PM
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Good luck in making your yard a little disc golf slice of heaven.
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Old 05-14-2016, 03:13 PM
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I've got about 1/3 of an acre, but I like keeping the lawn nice so my basket lives in the third stall of my garage. I drag it out back now and then for practice putting, but I don't have enough room to throw or even approach really.
Congrats and show us what you come up with.
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Old 05-14-2016, 03:24 PM
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I've got a decent sized yard and a modified m14 basket (added 7 extra chains). I can practice up to 40 ft putts on flat level, and can move my basket to the front boulevard where I've got more like 60 ft to run at.

Home practice had definitely helped my short game.
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Old 05-14-2016, 03:33 PM
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I just bought a house on .9 acre and it only has a few trees and is flat! I purchased a MVP Black Hole basket about a month or so ago and love setting it up to take shots at. If I put the basket in the corner of the yard I have 180ish ft one way and 150ish the other. Plus I have only 1 neighbor, I'm in the middle of cornfields!
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1.5 acres, the top half is a hill, levels out for the bottom half. Lots of trees, great for working on upshots. I'll tuck my basket in a corner somewhere and find bushes, trees, buildings and other stuff to throw around and chuck a stack of 30 putters at it. I've improved quite a bit on touch upshots.

Dave Brackett and David Sauls have the best backyard courses I've seen
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For days when I'm too lazy to travel all the way to the course, I have this rusty old Sport, with a few extra chains, in my front yard. It gives me a flat unobstructed putting area, with a hilltop view, and usually, a lot of wind:

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On the other side of my house I have a rickety old tri-state with the chains replaced, but it's on a bit of a slope to add that factor.

My philosophy is that for practice, it doesn't matter how well the basket catches--just that you know you hit the target.

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I've played Stoney Hill but had to skip the Bluff because I had a pup with me. I would agree about David and Chris' course and would add Mando's (Sugaree) to the list. Just outstanding golf.

So what's keeping you guys from mounting your baskets permanently? Do you really move them around that much?
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Old 05-14-2016, 04:06 PM
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I also think the ideal for a backyard practice area is 3 baskets, at differing distances form each other, so you can throw from one to either of the others. It's great for putting practice, not to have to clear the putters out of the basket and carry them back to where you're putting from.
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I've played Stoney Hill but had to skip the Bluff because I had a pup with me. I would agree about David and Chris' course and would add Mando's (Sugaree) to the list. Just outstanding golf.

So what's keeping you guys from mounting your baskets permanently? Do you really move them around that much?
Does Mando live at Sugaree?

For Stoney Hill, the answer is, why not? The extra trouble to mount them permanently wouldn't really enhance things and, though we don't move them often, we have re-designed most of the holes at least once over time. Theft isn't a concern. And we can accidentally bump them with a tractor, while mowing, without destroying them.
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