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can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby phatbeater » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:58 pm

Hey guys I'm new to some of the discgolf lingo, can someone tell me what the word "tweener" means? Thanks guys.
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby BrotherDave » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:20 am

I'm guessing b/c I don't know what context you're taking it from that it's a disc that floats b/w two general categories. Like the Impact that is kind of mid-range and driver-ish.
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby phatbeater » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:21 am

that's cool and what is the other def. for a tweener?
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby Itchy » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:33 am

Here's 6 pages of definitions of a "tweener" for you.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Tweener&defid=676171
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby Mark Ellis » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:49 am

phatbeater wrote:Hey guys I'm new to some of the discgolf lingo, can someone tell me what the word "tweener" means? Thanks guys.


Disc Golf terminology varies from person to person and region to region so the easiest way to figure out what is meant by a term is to consider it in the context in which it is said.

Since "tweener" generally would be considered something between two points of reference, it likely has something to do with that. The place where "tweener" makes the most sense to me deals with the distance needed to make a shot. If the comfort range of my putter is up to a 150 feet and the comfort range of my midrange is 175 to 240 feet then a shot which is 160 feet away is a tweener shot, a little farther than a putter and a little shorter than a mid.

A tweener shot might also reference a distance where it is tough to decide which kind of grip to use (control or power).

Perhaps that would make a tweener beaner leaner shot pretty rare outside of Boston.
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:54 am

Tweener is typically a term used to indicate a hole with a length that falls between a par 3 and par 4 where the majority of players in a particular skill level score a 3 such that the hole provides little scoring separation in competition.
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby jubuttib » Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:00 am

I've only heard it when referencing discs that fall between categories, like putters that are almost as fast as mids and mids that are almost as fast as drivers.
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby chunk » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:48 am

Chuck Kennedy wrote:Tweener is typically a term used to indicate a hole with a length that falls between a par 3 and par 4 where the majority of players in a particular skill level score a 3 such that the hole provides little scoring separation in competition.

this is my understanding of the word as it pertains to dg. hard for a par 3 but not really a par 4.
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby Dookville » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:52 pm

Tweener beaner....thanks for that Mark.
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby biscgolf » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:59 pm

in a different context frank d is a tweener....
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby Frank Delicious » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:13 pm

awww yeah.
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby Dookville » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:58 pm

In Cali, that has a completely different meaning.
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby phatbeater » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:49 pm

Well indulge on the subject dookville
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby Dookville » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:47 pm

Yeah.....I'll pass.
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Re: can someone tell what a tweener is?

Postby JHern » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:38 pm

chunk wrote:
Chuck Kennedy wrote:Tweener is typically a term used to indicate a hole with a length that falls between a par 3 and par 4 where the majority of players in a particular skill level score a 3 such that the hole provides little scoring separation in competition.

this is my understanding of the word as it pertains to dg. hard for a par 3 but not really a par 4.


This is exactly the definition of a "tweener hole." It can apply to any par, but is always the case that birdies are a cakewalk for top pros.

I've heard many touring pros use this language to criticize course designs, which don't produce a lot of scoring separation in their division.
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