Furthur wrote:Tim_the_Enchanter wrote:I feel similarly. There's a course here that has several OB "ponds" on it that are basically just rock circles put in place to make the hole play harder. Actually, I think they were originally declared OB because plants had been planted and they wanted to protect them. Now either the plants have disappeared or they've grown up to be hardy enough for normal traffic. The "ponds" are still in play, and they don't really serve any purpose other than to make some of the holes play harder. My stance on OBs is the same as on mandos. They should only be applied where safety is a concern or you're trying to protect some area. Adding OBs just for the sake of making a hole harder just seems...chintzy.
#1 at Swope is a great example of this. Both a mando (which is good, it keeps people out of #2's fairway while forcing you down a tunnel) and OB (dumb, because it's just there to make the hole harder).
See, I disagree with this. You gotta do something to make the hole a challenge. Under this logic, might as well just go out in a large field and just put baskets everywhere.
What is the point if you can just lock and load, shoot and throw where ever you want? Get your birdie and throw on the next no challenge hole...
OB's and OB Traps are designed to make you plan a route, course manage, hole manage and learn how to skillfully throw the hole.
As for throwing out of water, it's a lot easier in Disc Golf then Ball golf, that's why you are forced to take the drop stroke. Have you ever tried to hit that ball out of a pond? It's a bitch. I'm also a ball golfer and I hit out of water once and I'll never do that again, I'll take the drop.
You gotta remember, throwing a disc is a lot different then hitting a golf ball.
The basic principles and rules of ball golf work with disc golf, but not all ball golf rules can be translated into disc golf. some of the penalties we face as disc golfers are logical because in like I mentioned it's a HUGE difference throwing a disc from water versus hitting a ball out of water.