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putting etiquette

Postby BIF13 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:37 am

What is the ruling of a putt being spit out when another putter is hung up/at rest in the chains? Is it required to clear the basket/chains before someone putts or is it a courtesy?
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Re: putting etiquette

Postby Fritz » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:41 am

BIF13 wrote:What is the ruling of a putt being spit out when another putter is hung up/at rest in the chains? Is it required to clear the basket/chains before someone putts or is it a courtesy?


Technically you have to ask the player to remove their disc. It's not against the rules to leave your disc in there, but it's common courtesy to remove it. I always run up to get my disc, because I hate seeing people have spit outs cause of a disc in the basket. I make it a point to not allow someone to get in putting mode while my disc is still in the basket.


The ruling is, you missed your putt.
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Re: putting etiquette

Postby Working Stiff » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:05 am

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BIF13 wrote:What is the ruling of a putt being spit out when another putter is hung up/at rest in the chains? Is it required to clear the basket/chains before someone putts or is it a courtesy?


Technically you have to ask the player to remove their disc. It's not against the rules to leave your disc in there, but it's common courtesy to remove it. I always run up to get my disc, because I hate seeing people have spit outs cause of a disc in the basket. I make it a point to not allow someone to get in putting mode while my disc is still in the basket.


The ruling is, you missed your putt.
Yup. If you didn't ask him to clear it, you accepted it as a condition of the course. Missed putt.
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Postby ChUcK » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:11 pm

My favorite is when homey gets pissy when you ask him to clear the disc from the basket.
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Postby Shaolintrained » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:25 pm

I've had people get mad at me for jogging to clear the basket, because it's "distracting".
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Postby Fritz » Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:31 pm

Shaolintrained wrote:I've had people get mad at me for jogging to clear the basket, because it's "distracting".


When I have people do that, I say to them, you know what's worse, missing a great or good putt because your disc bounces off my disc in the basket.
Think about that.

I never hear a peep from them again the entire round.
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Postby Shaolintrained » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:11 am

Fritz wrote:
Shaolintrained wrote:I've had people get mad at me for jogging to clear the basket, because it's "distracting".


When I have people do that, I say to them, you know what's worse, missing a great or good putt because your disc bounces off my disc in the basket.
Think about that.

I never hear a peep from them again the entire round.


And that I do, but this usually happens in local/weekly type tourneys where you get people who've never seen anyone do it before. I've seen way too many crazy things to even think about putting with a disc in the basket, unless it's a drop in.
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Postby Fritz » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:33 am

Shaolintrained wrote:
Fritz wrote:
Shaolintrained wrote:I've had people get mad at me for jogging to clear the basket, because it's "distracting".


When I have people do that, I say to them, you know what's worse, missing a great or good putt because your disc bounces off my disc in the basket.
Think about that.

I never hear a peep from them again the entire round.


And that I do, but this usually happens in local/weekly type tourneys where you get people who've never seen anyone do it before. I've seen way too many crazy things to even think about putting with a disc in the basket, unless it's a drop in.


Exactly. It's happened to me before.
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Postby rKp » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:04 pm

I've always considered the jog up to the basket after a long putt part of the reward, like rounding the bases after a home run. If you don't like it, tough sh!t. :D
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Postby Working Stiff » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:13 pm

Shaolintrained wrote:I've had people get mad at me for jogging to clear the basket, because it's "distracting".
If you are playing with dudes (and lets get real, this is disc golf so you are playing with dudes) I'd be concerned about what they found "distracting" about your jogging. Avoid tight pants that show off your ass and see if that makes a difference. :P

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Postby Shaolintrained » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:20 pm

Working Stiff wrote:
Shaolintrained wrote:I've had people get mad at me for jogging to clear the basket, because it's "distracting".
If you are playing with dudes (and lets get real, this is disc golf so you are playing with dudes) I'd be concerned about what they found "distracting" about your jogging. Avoid tight pants that show off your ass and see if that makes a difference. :P


Well after some of those nice long putts I do start "Playing Stiff", that could be it.
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Postby GorillaTactics » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:54 pm

Shaolintrained wrote:
Working Stiff wrote:
Shaolintrained wrote:I've had people get mad at me for jogging to clear the basket, because it's "distracting".
If you are playing with dudes (and lets get real, this is disc golf so you are playing with dudes) I'd be concerned about what they found "distracting" about your jogging. Avoid tight pants that show off your ass and see if that makes a difference. :P


Well after some of those nice long putts I do start "Playing Stiff", that could be it.


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Postby JohnnyB » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:58 pm

I've seen both sides. People complaining about me running in the way to clear the basket and I've seen putts thrown out after hitting a disc.
So I just ask "Do you want a clean basket?" after I putt.
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Postby Coldpunk » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:14 am

JohnnyB wrote:I've seen both sides. People complaining about me running in the way to clear the basket and I've seen putts thrown out after hitting a disc.
So I just ask "Do you want a clean basket?" after I putt.


Same Here, I don't mind clearing it for somone after I putt. However, I like to play quick. I walk up, take my stance pump fake once or twice(rarely more than that) and then its in. The only time I ever ask for/let someone clear it is if we're playing on a course with those old baskets that are about half as deep as the new ones. If you assume I want it cleared and are running up there to grab yours out of the bottom I'll just putt anyway. You aren't distracting me, I'm just impatient and see it as an excuse to throw a disc at you. :mrgreen:
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Postby matchu » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:53 am

Shaolintrained wrote:I've had people get mad at me for jogging to clear the basket, because it's "distracting".

this is the only jogging I do, and it is a great feeling to jog to get the putter out, instead of marking the next shot.
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