Originally Posted by Yardbird
How about keeping the current 10 meter rule (possible increase to 15 meters) and change the wording in regards to the release of a disc.
For example, "The disc must be released prior to contacting any playing surface in front the player's lie."
Does it really matter if the disc was released two feet closer to the basket from a lie 45 feet away?
I think that the wording would definitely cause more of an issue. For example, would tall grass be considered a playing surface? Because there are tons of courses that would have that issue. Or doing it out of a bush? Even though you are not moving anything in front of your lie, you are touching things to the sides of your lie.
The only way I see to eliminate it is to eliminate the ability to jump/step putt entirely. Perhaps put posts up at 20 meters and say that's the follow through limit. Anything inside that should be a stand and deliver for either approach or putt.
And yes, two feet on a 45 foot putt can make a huge difference. It can be the difference between an obstacle in your way and a clear shot.