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You want to change the following rule from 10 meters to 45 meters? Why? As I see it your proposed change would just hurt weaker players and further increase the advantage that strong arm players already have. Why not have the PDGA allow only overstable drivers?
803.04 Stance, Subsequent to Teeing Off
A. When the disc is released, a player must:
(1) Have at least one supporting point that is in contact with the playing surface on the line
of play and within 30 centimeters directly behind the marker disc (except as specified in
803.04 E); and,
(2) have no supporting point contact with the marker disc or any object closer to the hole than the rear edge of the marker disc; and,
(3) have all of his or her supporting points in-bounds.
B. Stepping past the marker disc is permitted after the disc is released, except when
putting within 10 meters.
C. Any throw from within 10 meters or less, as measured from the rear of the marker disc
to the base of the hole, is considered a putt. A follow-through after a putt that causes the
thrower to make any supporting point contact closer to the hole than the rear edge of the
marker disc constitutes a falling putt and is considered a stance violation . The player must demonstrate full
control of balance before advancing toward the hole.
Yes, this is some of the thinking I hoped to elicit with this post. I feel like it's a let down that you have to ask, "Am I on the green?"
I have seen some courses where they have used boulder or wooden tiers in order to create a separate putting level. You can throw in from outside of it, but it's significantly harder. You also can't slide up (or roll for that matter) to the pin. You have to pure an airshot onto the green. I really enjoyed those holes. That's a labor intensive option, but maybe we need less okay courses and more GREAT courses out there to make this sport take off.
Good call Sean.