rehder wrote:Tbh, I DO think we need bunkers in discgolf, but in bunkers you DO NOT get penalty strokes. So saying the the 2m rule is like a bunker is silly.
Most players I have met on the euro scene, afaik think the 2m rule is silly. Usually you get penalized by hitting a tree, by losing distance compared to if you didnt hit the tree. This can often be a difference of stroke. Plus the difference between getting stuck above 2m or not, is not in your control. Basically its a matter if you happen to be lucky to fall out or not. Putting luck in charge of scores is imo not a good thing
Not really, because the bunker makes a hard shot. You can't really have a bunker in disc golf because it wouldn't hurt your chances at a good shot.
Also it is in your control on getting stuck or not in a tree. Throw a better shot. In an extreme case 50mph winds yeah there is the chance it's not your fault, but then again, play smarter and play the low risk shot instead of playing the balls to the wall if you will shot.
I've been stuck in a tree two times in my entire career and that's because I decided to risk the shot and throw a thumber up an over the pines. I could have gone down the gut, but decided if I could hit that hole with a thumber I would end up in a better position. I got stuck and got penalized for it, as I should have been.
Luck has nothing to do with it. Staying out of the trees takes skill and course management. Plan your shots.