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New BBC program

Post by rhatton1 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:29 pm

Hi all,

just received this from BBC:

Dear Sirs,
Apologies for emailing out of the blue, but I am working on a brand new Saturday night entertainment programme for BBC1. We are looking for contestants to take part in the show who have interesting and unusual talents and wondered if any of your members at the British Disc Golf Association might be interested.
The style of the show shares similarities with You Bet where we aim to display and celebrate people's unusual talents and skills. We are particularly looking for people who have the ability to demonstrate their skills under the remit of a 'challenge'.
We are looking for individuals or groups who are able to perform an incredible physical feat, who have a bonkers invention or have a really bizarre skill, for example, being able to distinguish different types of lawnmower by sound alone, or pouring a cup of tea with a JCB.
If you think that you could help I can send more information including a flyer which perhaps you could circulate to anyone who you think may be interested or maybe put up on your website or forum? It would be great if you could help us out in anyway. Please do not hestitate to contact me if you have any questions.
If anyone is interested they can email uniquetalent@bbc.co.uk for an application form and more information.
Many thanks for your time.
Yours sincerely,

Sarah Timbury
020 8576 8745
uniquetalent@bbc.co.uk


Would anyone be interested? I think to make it interesting for tv it would need to be something like DIsc Golf on Wii Sports Resort, - throw through this target in the air 50 meters away and then land it on a 10 meter circle 100 meters away, or something similar. it could be individual or a team effort (this might be slightlyless pressure on the individual!)

I have asked for a leaflet and more info.
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Re: New BBC program

Post by Mark.A.D » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:29 pm

Well I'll admit disc golf is different to the common sports but is it really in contention with something like pouring tea with a JCB? That said, it could certainly make for some interesting challenges
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Post by Mr.Scary » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:47 pm

You'd be amazed at how many people can't believe it when you throw an easy drive say 300-320' and get it within 15 feet of where you said you could. I did it for a newspaper reporter once and guys on my softball team once and they looked at me like I pulled a white dove out of my back pocket, waved my hands over it and made it's feathers turn blue.

Seriously, most if of not all people who haven't seen or heard of disc golf would be stunned with one of us throwing an 80 metre shot accurately.

There aren't a ton of people on this planet that could just go up to Del's shack, pick a disc and throw it more than 50 metres, let alone throw it that far accurately. I don't think there's any need for a hoop.

Good luck.


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Post by Mark.A.D » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:11 pm

Good point, throwing short accurate shots is something most players should be capable of and it can be seen as quite a skill for showing off, I say we go for it, go from basket to basket or long putt challenges obviously
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Post by MampiSwift » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:23 am

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Post by TheGroover » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:04 am

Mr.Scary wrote:You'd be amazed at how many people can't believe it when you throw an easy drive say 300-320' and get it within 15 feet of where you said you could.
.. wish I could do that :?
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Post by Jester » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:23 am

Mampi Swift wrote:Im in Hatton!!
Glad I'm not able to do this. :wink: :roll:

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Re: New BBC program

Post by gommog » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:40 am

rhatton1 wrote:Hi all,

We are looking for individuals or groups who are able to perform an incredible physical feat, who have a bonkers invention or have a really bizarre skill, for example, being able to distinguish different types of lawnmower by sound alone, or pouring a cup of tea with a JCB.
I have asked for a leaflet and more info.
[Mod edit - Could we keep this forum a little cleaner that that please, this is one of the BDGA's public faces], gimme a look at that leaflet when you get it, i'd be only too happy to help :D
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Post by rhatton1 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:46 am

gommog wrote:
[Mod edit - Could we keep this forum a little cleaner that that please, this is one of the BDGA's public faces], gimme a look at that leaflet when you get it, i'd be only too happy to help :D
genuinely? :D

And Jester don't pretend you haven't wanted to be in me before now.

I can;t post the flyer here, might do it to facebook and link to there instead.
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Post by rhatton1 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:53 am

Mr.Scary wrote:You'd be amazed at how many people can't believe it when you throw an easy drive say 300-320' and get it within 15 feet of where you said you could. I did it for a newspaper reporter once and guys on my softball team once and they looked at me like I pulled a white dove out of my back pocket, waved my hands over it and made it's feathers turn blue.

Seriously, most if of not all people who haven't seen or heard of disc golf would be stunned with one of us throwing an 80 metre shot accurately.

There aren't a ton of people on this planet that could just go up to Del's shack, pick a disc and throw it more than 50 metres, let alone throw it that far accurately. I don't think there's any need for a hoop.

Good luck.


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Watch it on television though and you don't begin to get the same wow factor as in real life. At the British Open a couple of years ago they got Ville Piippo to throw a thumber for the local news, he launched it casually from hole 18 at QP beyond the nipple thats about 90 meters uphill. On camera it really didn't look very impressive, you don't get the same sense of perspective on a 2d screen as you do in real life.

Anyway for ideas of a team challenge, what about attempting the same result with three or four different shots, one player throws backhand, one thumber one sidearm etc. One it would show off what you are capable of doing with a disc and two you could make it into a tricky challenge. so an 85 meter shot to a target (or whatever distance Tweedy feels comfortable with tthrowing his Banshee thumber :wink:)
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Re: New BBC program

Post by gommog » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:36 am

rhatton1 wrote:
gommog wrote:
[Mod edit - Could we keep this forum a little cleaner that that please, this is one of the BDGA's public faces], gimme a look at that leaflet when you get it, i'd be only too happy to help :D
genuinely? :D
Sorry i didn't think about that, but no not genuinely, i got to about 10 before the coins seperated then pinched down, i wouldn't recommend it to anyone :cry:
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Re: New BBC program

Post by MampiSwift » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:46 pm

Firstly Jester ...... shut up fool!!!!

Secondly Rich , could swap the Banshee for the epic and then could pick any distance you want!!!
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Post by Jester » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:52 pm

Mampi Swift wrote:Firstly Jester ...... shut up fool!!!!
I assume missing the two commas this time was entirely intentional and intended to be...ironic? :roll: :lol:
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Re: New BBC program

Post by Mr.Scary » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:13 pm

rhatton1 wrote:
Mr.Scary wrote:You'd be amazed at how many people can't believe it when you throw an easy drive say 300-320' and get it within 15 feet of where you said you could. I did it for a newspaper reporter once and guys on my softball team once and they looked at me like I pulled a white dove out of my back pocket, waved my hands over it and made it's feathers turn blue.

Seriously, most if of not all people who haven't seen or heard of disc golf would be stunned with one of us throwing an 80 metre shot accurately.

There aren't a ton of people on this planet that could just go up to Del's shack, pick a disc and throw it more than 50 metres, let alone throw it that far accurately. I don't think there's any need for a hoop.

Good luck.


:D
Watch it on television though and you don't begin to get the same wow factor as in real life. At the British Open a couple of years ago they got Ville Piippo to throw a thumber for the local news, he launched it casually from hole 18 at QP beyond the nipple thats about 90 meters uphill. On camera it really didn't look very impressive, you don't get the same sense of perspective on a 2d screen as you do in real life.

Anyway for ideas of a team challenge, what about attempting the same result with three or four different shots, one player throws backhand, one thumber one sidearm etc. One it would show off what you are capable of doing with a disc and two you could make it into a tricky challenge. so an 85 meter shot to a target (or whatever distance Tweedy feels comfortable with tthrowing his Banshee thumber :wink:)

Okay, then do this:

Two guys on each end of a football pitch, each has 10 discs. They each get 10 throws at the other's goal, most goals wins.
We used to do this all the time and it was a great way to not waste time going and getting your drives since the other guy would and then just throw them back at you. It's also a great way to improve your accuracy and work on different shots(anhyzer and hyzer, etc.).
I think this is also why 300' shots used to be sooo easy for me. :D

After a while though you learn to throw further and we'd go to the American high school's football field and throw through or under the goal posts which are at the back of each 10 yard endzone(total 360').

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Re: New BBC program

Post by West » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:23 pm

I can't believe no one has suggested throwing a disc with a JCB! ;-)

Sounds good though, I'll watch! :-)
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