I'll be honest, all this talk about what might be the "legal" thing to do, what might be the "polite" thing to do and all these moral questions made me think to my new found sport of Ultimate. (don't worry dg's still my favorite) Despite the fact that the sport is quite large, and the level of play at the national level is extreme, they continue to consciously choose not to use referees; now there are plenty of rules, often times rules that are just as, or even more obscure than disc golf, but when it comes down to it, the emphasis is on the spirit of the game, so much so that it's explicitly mentioned in their rule book. If you feel that the hit you received was a foul, you call it, if you think the opponent traveled, you call it. While I'm all for upholding the rules and I believe they should be followed, it just makes me think about what the purpose of those rules are, and whether they will always be the same and if they are all perfect and infallible. In my personal opinion, if a pro is literally under the basket, and the disc requires absolutely no flight whatsoever, I don't think picking it up would bother me whatsoever, (a 5 footer in a tournament would) I would always ask first before ever doing it, but the spirit of it doesn't bother me. Especially having watched a fair amount of match play ball golf, where conceding others shots is part of the rules and common courtesy, even very serious golfers like Tiger will concede those incredibly short putts. An interesting topic of discussion no doubt.
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