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What is your opinion of Mandatories and Drop Zones?

 
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What is your opinion of Mandatories and Drop Zones?
They are an integral part of disc golf! (6)
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I like Drop Zones but not Mandatories (5)
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I like Mandatories but not Drop Zones (4)
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I put up with them. (3)
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I don't like them and wish they didn't exist. (2)
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Um...what? What are you talking about? Mandawhat? (1)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:11 am    Post subject: What is your opinion of Mandatories and Drop Zones? Reply with quote

I have been thinking a lot about disc golf course design, and I had this question pop up. Please let me know what YOU think.

Thanks
John J.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We all know that not every course is going to be available for the perfect 18 holes. Sometimes we have to squeeze in holes or make a mando to make it challenging. Along those lines, how many have played the double mando at Creekside or Provo and have just prayed that you would make it through. It makes it very interesting, especially in a tournament.
Consider Hole #7 at Ross Park. What if it was mandatory to drive on the left side of the pine trees? It makes a 200 foot hole alot more challenging. It eliminates the right handed backhand drive.

Along those lines, if you have a mando, you must have a drop zone according to the rules. So, if you like mandos, you are forced to like drop zones. The only time I promote drop zones when there isn't a mandatory is when going out-of-bounds is actually an advantage.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject: undecided Reply with quote

I don't think that mandatories are necessary on a well designed course. but as has been stated not every park or area lends itself well to a course and in the interest of making things interesting mandos are necessary. provo is a good example. if the top few hole had no mandatories it would be like throwing the same open hole 5 times. On the bottom I thinkk the two mandatories are totally unnecessary. the make an already strong BH course even more so.

Ross didin't need a mandatory until some retard with a saw made every line open again. Now??????

Eagle Island has no mandatories but for the TV cup they put a double in on #3. It was stupid. it was the only way to get to the hole anyway. is you missed you were already punished enough IMO. Even the TD called it cheesy.

Lance
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