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I started discing with some old friends of mine and we got near the basket they asked me..."Do you play metals or does it have to go in the basket?" I was like what kind of shit is that?!?!? I was wondering if there were any other people that play the same way.



Hope not..

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Nope why would you ever want to develop such a bad habit.
I have played in an Ace Race where there was a point system alloted for hitting certain portions of the basket, but never during a regular round.
Yes.  Metals here are basically Basket and above. It's 1 dollar. Ace or Hole-In-One is 5 dollars.

We play am ace race point game at the short practice course in town


You throw 2 or 3 shots depending on group consensus.

Each throw is scored as follows:

Metal on drive = 1 point

Chains on drive = 2 points

Ace = 3 points

Putt made for birdie on all lies = 1/2 point each

Pole on under basket = -1 point


So in a two throw per situation, if you missed all metal or aces you could get a point by making both putts in for birdies. It is a fun game. most point after 18 holes wins

There is also the side bet game of "dots", which refers to dots put on the scorecard.   You get one dot for hitting basket and above for a non-sucessful birdie, and two dots for a non-succesful ace.   Whoever gets the most dots during the round wins the side bet.

Sher wood be fun. How often do you play there?

I miss Upper Park...

I played with some guys once and they told me that was their winter rules.  They said winter you only have to hit bottom of the basket and up and it counts.  I don't like those rules.  Normally I feel real confident in my putting abilities so I wouldn't want someone else to have an advantage when I have put in lots of time practicing my putting.


I also agree with Mark, I wouldn't want to develope any bad habbits.

Playing points games actually improves your game. You can even play a disc golf version of Stableford format (ball golf) by playing the points game I described and scoring zero point for pars, and -1 for a bogie and -3 for doubles or worse....
Yeah dude. Makes for really fast rounds. The first time I saw it was about six years ago at Kensington Tunnel Course (R.I.P). Some kids came zooming up behind us on hole seven or eight and were like can we play through. We let them play and five of them finished the hole in less than 60 seconds. Blew my mind. That was when I learned what "playing metals" means. Also known to some as "Market Street Rules" developed 10 years ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan by the Hedstrom brothers.
Most dots should pay the others, that would be more fun.
It sounds like something fun to do every once and a while but I wouldn't want to play by these rules alot
if your playing with real baskets its a no brainer put your putt in the basket ! now if your playing tone poles or windchimes you can play metal

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