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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by seamus » Tue May 10, 2016 4:27 pm

All your opinions are noted and respected.
Any type of line can lead to interpretation so I've chosen not to have one, this affects all players equally. I can only bestow upon you the wise words of the Pdga Rules committee when I approached them about the bridge being OB last week and subsequently asked about the stakes.
"Stakes work fine as OB markers, enjoy the tournament."
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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by Jester » Tue May 10, 2016 8:17 pm

seamus wrote:I can only bestow upon you the wise words of the Pdga Rules committee when I approached them about the bridge being OB last week and subsequently asked about the stakes. "Stakes work fine as OB markers, enjoy the tournament."
Cool. You missed the bit where they also say "and don't use rope". :wink: Jussi, and organisers of the USDGC, European Tours and World Tour events will be delighted about this decision given the amount of rope their courses used to have to use.
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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by seamus » Tue May 10, 2016 9:00 pm

Jester wrote:Cool. You missed the bit where they also say "and don't use rope". :wink: Jussi, and organisers of the USDGC, European Tours and World Tour events will be delighted about this decision given the amount of rope their courses used to have to use.
Build a course host a Euro Tour and show me how its done. ;)
Look forward to seeing you Friday.
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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by Del » Wed May 11, 2016 10:49 am

I'm looking to book accommodation, just thought I'd put a quick shout out and see if anybody has a spare bed, before I make my own arrangements.
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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by Jester » Wed May 11, 2016 12:25 pm

seamus wrote:
Jester wrote:Cool. You missed the bit where they also say "and don't use rope". :wink: Jussi, and organisers of the USDGC, European Tours and World Tour events will be delighted about this decision given the amount of rope their courses used to have to use.
Build a course host a Euro Tour and show me how its done. ;)
Look forward to seeing you Friday.
I'll settle for being a Director of Competitions that spent years dragging Tour event standards up by their collective bootstraps, and helping run numerous Tour and European events during and since. Looking forward to seeing you too. :D
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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by BOF » Wed May 11, 2016 4:46 pm

Anyone want to buy some non-PDGA-approved string?

I've just got a shipment in specially for this tournament and now I discover I don't need it.

Doh!

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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by Jester » Wed May 11, 2016 6:10 pm

Bring it with you, BoF. As per Trev's video, we'll still need it. :)
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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by seamus » Wed May 11, 2016 7:47 pm

Sorry Ladies and Gents I've been really dragging my heels with information including hole assignments, I'll publish the entire list when I can but here is what I have so far.

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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by Jester » Wed May 11, 2016 8:43 pm

Ya beauty. Gonna land one right between the stakes.
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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by BOF » Thu May 12, 2016 6:31 pm

Lovely northerly wind and a high of 6 Celsius on Saturday - nice.
Get your sunhat and flip flops out for Sunday, might get as hot as 9 Celsius.
(Accuweather)

On other weather websites...

Mainly dry and bright with some sunshine at times, and just the odd light shower. Cooler than recently, with frost possible Saturday morning, then temperatures recovering, feeling pleasant in sunshine. Max 10 to 12 Celsius.
(BBC Weather)

Next week, on the other hand, looks lovely - if you're planning on skipping work and claiming a sporting-related injury. Back to highs of 16 to 17 Celsius.

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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by BOF » Fri May 13, 2016 4:39 pm

Still no offer of a lift from anyone.

If you see me wandering towards Foxlake early on Saturday morning, please stop and give me a lift.

Many thanks

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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by seamus » Mon May 16, 2016 7:23 am

Thank You for attending. I hope you all enjoyed the course, the fine Scottish weather as well as the company of other golfers.
See you all soon.

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Post by Del » Tue May 17, 2016 10:23 pm

Thanks Seamus! Great tournament. The course was at its picturesque best, with fresh green leaves and bluebells bathed in brilliant dappled sunlight. All ran very smoothly as far as I could see. Take a look at the British Disc Golf photography page on facebook or https://renewestenberg.smugmug.com/Fris ... bell-Woods for some nice pics.
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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by seamus » Wed May 18, 2016 10:48 am

How many of you were able to par holes 3,4,12,15, 16 & 18
They would all be considered Par 4 on a Blue Course.
How about deuces?
Hole 13? 14?

There were plenty of deuces on hole 1 Sunday with mostly 4's on Hole 18.
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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by Jester » Wed May 18, 2016 11:27 am

seamus wrote:How many of you were able to par holes 3,4,12,15, 16 & 18
They would all be considered Par 4 on a Blue Course.
How about deuces?
Hole 13? 14?

There were plenty of deuces on hole 1 Sunday with mostly 4's on Hole 18.
Hi Seamus

When you ask 'were able to par' I assume you mean take a 3 on those holes, given that's what was on the scorecard for the British Open. Here's how I did on the holes in question:

3: 4, 3, 3 +1 for the tournament
4: 4, 4, 4 +3
12: 4, 5, 3 +3
13: 4, 3, 3 +1
14: 3, 3, 2 -1
15: 4, 4, 3 +2
16: 3, 2, 3 -1
18: 3, 3, 3 E

4: I was disappointed not to be in a position to have a pop at a 3 on hole 4. I had 3 drop-in 4s because my tee shot was not in a position I could attack the second. Great hole design.
12: With so many great holes on the course this boring huck'n'hope stands out for the wrong reasons IMHO. My 5 was a 3 putt.
15: Really pleased to get one 3 here. Unlike hole 4 I was on one occasion able to get the drive right. Great hole design again.
18: Doesn't matter if it's called par 3 or 4, it wouldn't change the way I play it to target a 3. Would have been a lot tougher to get the 3 if the usual wind had been blowing.
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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by bruce » Wed May 18, 2016 1:28 pm

3: 3, 3, 4 +1
4: 5, 5, 4 +5 a tale of missed putts, I should have had 4, 5, 3
12: 4, 4, 3 +2 I disagree with Jester, I felt this hole really rewarded a big drive with a simpler up and down, but it required you to play a good controlled turnover shot if you were going long.
13: 2, 3, 4 E
14: 2, 2, 3 -2
15: 4, 4, 4 +3 frustrated not to get a 3 in round 2
16: 3, 3, 3 E had a lengthy putt for 2 one round
18: 3, 6, 3 +3 the 6 was laying up OB, going OB again attempting to save a 4, then draining a 12m putt for 6 :oops: I drove the green instead in round 3 and had a 15m putt for 2.

The only hole I wasn't keen on initially was 17, but once Caddy Ryan told me to throw a Pred on a forehand anny at it, I was fine with it :)
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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by seamus » Fri May 20, 2016 8:04 am

Cheers Rich, and Thank You for the hard work you do.
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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by LostMeow » Fri May 20, 2016 8:43 am

You'll need to contact Rich Wood, Director of Communications, who runs the newsletter - he may not happen to be reading this thread to see your request.

Edit - looks as if you did, because now my post is a complete non-sequitur.
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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by BOF » Fri May 20, 2016 6:21 pm

3,4,12,15, 16 & 18.

Let me think...

I got a 3 on 18 in the first round and a 3 on 15 in the second, maybe.

Course looked great. Minimal unruly undergrowth in woods and gorgeous scenery. Fantastic organisation and fine company.

Alas, the course didn't suit me (i.e. someone who is getting old, hasn't thrown a disc since last Autumn, can't throw it straight every time and likes to grumble!)

Too many holes with only a single option in terms of flight path (unless you got lucky through the trees) - all 12 in the woods, effectively. Once you were off the 'chosen path' it was scrambling to get home again.

Not that this detracted from my weekend experience - Foxfall ropes, Ringo rides, Birthday presents and Eurovision song contest made it a fantastic weekend with the family. Just annoyed with myself that I couldn't take on the challenge that this course demands.

Maybe next time...

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Re: Eurotour 2016

Post by seamus » Sat May 21, 2016 9:09 am

Nice shootin' BOF, Cheers

A couple of things I need to address in order to prepare for next year from the Foxlake perspective.
- No entry into Foxlake during business hours
- all dogs must be on a leash
- Stay clothed
Not sure what kind of nudist colony you all were running at the campground but the young ladies on the Foxlake staff noticed :)

I heard the grumblings at the event about the baskets and I'd like to say I can understand that it must have been frustrating playing with professional baskets that demand a good putt. There are some baskets on the market that catch everything thrown at them, these type baskets are good for Intermediate and recreational play. Just like a long booming hole benefits someone who can throw great distances or a narrow winding fairway benefits a finesse player these baskets have a smaller sweet spot and demand a better putt. Blaming the basket is a very easy thing to do and I would challenge you to learn to make the putt instead.
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