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How long do you wait?

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Re: How long do you wait?
November 17, 2009 11:49AM
The place I am talking about has walking tracks that are not on the course and they have plenty of space for other s to just walk around.

And have 6-7 fields that are not used for anything that people can walk around in and like I said we were not the only ones out there playing so they knew what we were doing.
Re: How long do you wait?
November 17, 2009 04:29PM
What about people who are playing in your group who repeatedly walk in front of you, even though they know it is bad etiquette to walk ahead? Is it okay to hit them? I have to say "look out" before almost every throw b/c they are walking ahead, not paying attention again. I keep thinking, maybe I should just hit them once and they will stop it. I don't really want to hit him, but if I thought that would stop them from walking ahead anymore, I would.

And yes, I have brought it up to them on multiple occasions that they don't need to walk ahead. This person is also pretty good too, and better than me (although I would never admit that to him).
Re: How long do you wait?
November 17, 2009 08:31PM
I haven't checked the rule book, but I'm pretty sure you're supposed to stay behind the player who is out. It could be a courtesy violation, but who's going to call it, especially in casual play. I think in your situation, you should toss and if you hit them, too bad. They're disc golfers and know EXACTLY what's going on. If they choose to ignore the rules of common disc golf courtesy, they deserve what they get.

just sayin'

rWc3523
Re: How long do you wait?
November 17, 2009 09:00PM
NO!!!!! don't ever throw when someone is in front of your throw PERIOD!!!!! no exceptions even if there butt holes.
Re: How long do you wait?
November 17, 2009 09:50PM
Even if it's me Mike? ;)

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Re: How long do you wait?
November 18, 2009 08:46AM
thanks gilly your right; even if it's me.
Re: How long do you wait?
November 18, 2009 09:25AM
noahat Wrote:
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> What about people who are playing in your group
> who repeatedly walk in front of you, even though
> they know it is bad etiquette to walk ahead? Is
> it okay to hit them? I have to say "look out"
> before almost every throw b/c they are walking
> ahead, not paying attention again. I keep
> thinking, maybe I should just hit them once and
> they will stop it. I don't really want to hit
> him, but if I thought that would stop them from
> walking ahead anymore, I would.
>
> And yes, I have brought it up to them on multiple
> occasions that they don't need to walk ahead.
> This person is also pretty good too, and better
> than me (although I would never admit that to
> him).

Just say "Dude, hold up. Trying to throw back here."

Next time one of your buddies doesn't go more than 10ft. off the box walk by his disc and say "Someone drop a disc?" and keep walking. LOL.
Re: How long do you wait?
November 18, 2009 09:26AM
mike sidebottom Wrote:
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> NO!!!!! don't ever throw when someone is in front
> of your throw PERIOD!!!!! no exceptions even if
> there butt holes.


So what do you do in a case like that? I see it all the time with large groups of new players. They don't know better and don't care. I wouldn't do it or suggest it in a tournament situation and I don't do it purposely in casual play, at least not when someone's between me and the basket. Sounds like a local group thing to me. Try to teach them the rules, but again, some folks could care less about the rules.

rWc3523
Re: How long do you wait?
November 18, 2009 09:49AM
I've highlighted below some points from the PDGA rule book about No-Ahat's situation. Your friend is in violation of courtesy. If you were to fire away at him, you would also be in violation.

I know casual play is much different than tournament play, so it's hard to say what to do. Section G below talks about what you can do according to the rules.

I would tell your pal in casual play that he's in violation of courtesy rules and if this were a tournament, you'd stroke him on the next violation. Then get in a tournament with him and talk to the TD about getting on his card in Round 1. Then be a stickler for all the courtesy rules.

This should solve two things:
1. Perhaps getting stroked will permanently break your buddy's bad habit.
2. Since he's better than you, you will have a better chance of placing higher than him in the tourney. :)


801.01 Courtesy

A. Players should not throw until they are certain that the
thrown disc will not distract another player or potentially injure
anyone present.
Players should watch the other members of their group
throw in order to aid in locating errant throws and to ensure
compliance with the rules.

B. Players should take care not to produce any distracting
noises or any potential visual distractions for other players who are
throwing. Examples of discourteous actions are: shouting, cursing,
freestyling, slapping course equipment, throwing out of turn, throwing
or kicking golf bags, throwing minis, and advancing on the fairway
beyond the away player.
Shouting at an appropriate time to warn someone
in danger of being struck by a disc is not a violation of courtesy.


G. A player violating a courtesy rule may be warned by any
affected player, even if from another group, or by an official, with
all players of the group advised of the warning. The player shall be
stroked one penalty throw for each subsequent courtesy violation of
any type in the same round. Repeated violations of courtesy rules may
result in disqualification in accordance with section 804.05.
Re: How long do you wait?
November 18, 2009 01:34PM
manglin Wrote:
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> I've highlighted below some points from the PDGA
> rule book about No-Ahat's situation. Your friend
> is in violation of courtesy. If you were to fire
> away at him, you would also be in violation.
>
> I know casual play is much different than
> tournament play, so it's hard to say what to do.
> Section G below talks about what you can do
> according to the rules.
>
> I would tell your pal in casual play that he's in
> violation of courtesy rules and if this were a
> tournament, you'd stroke him on the next
> violation. Then get in a tournament with him and
> talk to the TD about getting on his card in Round
> 1. Then be a stickler for all the courtesy rules.
>
> This should solve two things:
> 1. Perhaps getting stroked will permanently break
> your buddy's bad habit.
> 2. Since he's better than you, you will have a
> better chance of placing higher than him in the
> tourney. :)
>
>
> 801.01 Courtesy
>
> A. Players should not throw until they are certain
> that the
> thrown disc will not distract another player or
> potentially injure
> anyone present. Players should watch the other
> members of their group
> throw in order to aid in locating errant throws
> and to ensure
> compliance with the rules.
>
> B. Players should take care not to produce any
> distracting
> noises or any potential visual distractions for
> other players who are
> throwing. Examples of discourteous actions are:
> shouting, cursing,
> freestyling, slapping course equipment, throwing
> out of turn, throwing
> or kicking golf bags, throwing minis, and
> advancing on the fairway
> beyond the away player. Shouting at an appropriate
> time to warn someone
> in danger of being struck by a disc is not a
> violation of courtesy.
>
>
> G. A player violating a courtesy rule may be
> warned by any
> affected player, even if from another group, or by
> an official, with
> all players of the group advised of the warning.
> The player shall be
> stroked one penalty throw for each subsequent
> courtesy violation of
> any type in the same round. Repeated violations of
> courtesy rules may
> result in disqualification in accordance with
> section 804.05.

agreed completely.
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