I'm sure I'm pretty late for this feedback, but I am curious about a finalized design.
wrightmustangman wrote:1.) Would you like to have a driving range for Disc Golf?
2.) Have you ever heard Top Golf?
3.) Would you benefit to practice in a more technology advanced driving range similar Top Golf?
4.) Would you pay a small fee to practice at such a facility?
5.) Would down time be an issue during the game for retrieval?
6.) Would you rather pay by hour or pay per game?
7.) Would you like different difficulties?
1.) Not sure about this. It would have to depend on the bells and whistles of said range and cost. However, I would not mind having a place to test new discs several times without having to purchase them.
2.) Yes, there's one in Houston.
3.) I agree with zj1002 in that I'm not sure how much more benefit you would get at a range as opposed to going to a open field (form practice) or on the course (obstacles). It would be nice to have a place that can track your distance/accuracy and retrieve your discs but I wouldn't want to pay $5 for that function -- perhaps $1. I think there would be more benefit from a training facility that captured your driving form where your form could be broken down and analyzed.
4.) It would have to be a very small fee, except I would not mind paying $10-15 to try several new discs.
5.) Yes, the novelty of a driving range is not having to go and retrieve. I also agree with discmonkey that unlike ball golf, part of practicing is being familiar with your discs.
6.) Not sure.
7.) Of course.
I think one of the things I would like to have is a place to "test drive" a wide selection of discs. I'm not sure how DN does their testing range, but I would love to be able to get a stack of say 5 of every disc I was curious about and be able to rip 'em down the range quite a few times to get a good feel of how they fly and compare them. I'm not sure about the sustainability of such a place would be though.
punch wrote:Sounds interesting, I am also an engineer. I think your main hurdle will be getting people to pay.
I'm not sure if perhaps a Disc Putt-Putt venture has been tossed around. It would be like miniature golf but just with disc baskets -- say 18 holes with varying short distances and obstacles.
- You wouldn't need as much land to create (or perhaps even in a warehouse?)
- Family fun --> to help promote the sport. (My wife who does not play disc golf and cannot throw farther than 50 feet would be more inclined to doing this.)
- Provide a place to practice putting (with your own or facility provided putters)
- Trying out different putters for the gajillion disc golfers still searching for the one
- The place could sell sell putters, drinks, and what not.
Just a thought.