Randy Michael Signor editorialized a smaller basket would move disc golf from a game to a sport. I suggest a standard size based on Gateway" s Bullseye basket. The basket height should mimic the strike zone from baseball for a 6 foot (2 yards) tall human. I also suggest a disc limit in tournaments. Elimination of the jump putt which is a cheater shot. Rarely is the disc released when the foot is behind the lie. The game disc golf jumped too quickly on the metric bandwagon disregarding the human factor. I stand 2 yards tall not 2 meters. I figure I'm average because I can never find jeans in my size because they are all purchased. My arm measures a yard from the center of my chest to tip of my fingers when arm is outstretched parallel to ground. My foot is a foot. One reason I always opposed the 2 meter rule. It doesn't fit the human scale. Course standards such as 72 par course not 54 pars. Equal number of right turn and left turn fairway holes. At least blue and white tees. Marketing! Currently PDGA has approximately 20,000 members. 20,000 folfers live in the area of Helena, MT a town of 35,000. I think PDGA should reassess their marketing strategy. Of course amateurs contributing to pro payouts is another factor keeping disc golf a game. The name disc golf suggests the game is the little brother of the sport golf. I welcome all civil debate on this issue.
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