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How many different styles of baskets do you encounter in your regular course regiment?

What are your favorites?

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I think I have seen a lot of variety. In our area, we havea very large amount of, and even a tournament series dedicated to the "homemade courses" called the HomGrown Tour. It amazing the baskets people come up with. My favorite would still be the disc catchers though.
Reed Canal...we have Chainstars. These are my favorites. I can putt aggressively into these without too much worry. They also seem to be the among the best as far as durability and longevity...time will tell though.


Barnett Park ...they have Mach 3's...also a great basket...will stand the test of time. Chainstars catch better, IMO.

Tuscawilla (the home course) ....The older Discatchers (first run) with added 2nd set of chains. These guys have the shallow basket with the angled bottom. Here putting is toned enough to account for not being to high..(the hat will deny)....Low off center putts will likely Knievel out the back of the basket. While being somewhat visible...so is the rust. Powder Coating sucks!!!! They really should '$#it can' that idea. Now we did have to replace a couple over the years...the newer ones have deeper baskets...the newest one, the basket is galvanized...they almost caught on!



Debary ....newer Discatchers...deep Basket...higher visibilty. Still not a fan of powder coating..these do look like a little more care was taking in the process...time will tell ;)


Turkey Lake original ....These are the old Mach 2's, I think. A very phinicky basket. One dimensional aggressive putting styles suffer here. I can adjust the speed and force of my putt so I can deal with them. These baskets should offer cheese to go with all the whine....no really they should be upgraded..lol!


Our newest course...still in construction, is getting Discatchers....why? is beyond me! The course plays around salt water. The City was giving information about three different baskets, they decided on the visibilty factor I guess.


On a side note and related to the Discatcher rusting thread. It still appears QC is not important...when I put together our first 9 of Tuscawilla discatchers (our memebers of our club purchased the first 9...Daytona picked up the rest) The holes for the Top assembly were not always in the same place...creating a difference in the height of the target area. ...and did I mention they rust.

Innova should dump the whole painted look and stick with basic hot dipped galvanized construction. They can achieve they same visibility with vinyl...and perhaps expand the color selection.
on my (at) home course (hawk hollow) in the full 27 hole set-up there are:
5 types of homemades- 11 baskets total
5- mach 3's
3- discatchers
1- mach 5
1- lightning db
5- modified mach 1's with inner chains
1- discatcher sport

i have one homemade that i considered the best catching basket i had ever putted on but the cattle have bent it up pretty badly.

the discatchers are best catching now. imo all catch fine with the exception of a couple of the mach 1's which have had to have the bottoms wired up to keep discs in where welds have failed. those baskets have served time on 5 different courses (bluemont, kinder, seneca, whipping post, HH) though so don't really owe me anything.
biscgolf said:
on my (at) home course (hawk hollow) in the full 27 hole set-up there are:
5 types of homemades- 11 baskets total
5- mach 3's
3- discatchers
1- mach 5
1- lightning db
5- modified mach 1's with inner chains
1- discatcher sport

i have one homemade that i considered the best catching basket i had ever putted on but the cattle have bent it up pretty badly.

the discatchers are best catching now. imo all catch fine with the exception of a couple of the mach 1's which have had to have the bottoms wired up to keep discs in where welds have failed. those baskets have served time on 5 different courses (bluemont, kinder, seneca, whipping post, HH) though so don't really owe me anything.


The now gone course down in Rockledge had the 1's....That did suck watching your putt fall out the bottom. I can handle spit outs and cut thru's ...those are part of the game... but falling out the bottom...no good. most were repaired to prevent that but a few slipped thru the cracks....HA!
Of the 4 courses that I play most regularly, three of them have Discraft Chainstars and the other has Innova DISCatchers. I definitely prefer the Chainstars. I also have one in my backyard.

We only have two, both discatchers, but the ones at Earlewood are really old, but calssic and awesome.
The rounded domes are sick and cause a lot of roll aways when you miss high. All the elevation change on the course makes that even worse. You can go from just missing a 30 ft. bird to shooting for par from 100-180' back down the hill on 7 holes.
i LOVE the dome tops at earlewood, every basket should have one!
biscgolf said:
i LOVE the dome tops at earlewood, every basket should have one!

Wouldn't have them any other way!
Jamie, any info on the original old "Dome Tops" mounted in sand filled Oil Drums that Tuscawilla had before the Discatchers replaced them? They looked like the one in atrain's picture. Why didn't they have baskets? Just chain assembly and poles.
J.Mac said:
Jamie, any info on the original old "Dome Tops" mounted in sand filled Oil Drums that Tuscawilla had before the Discatchers replaced them? They looked like the one in atrain's picture. Why didn't they have baskets? Just chain assembly and poles.

There isn't anymore around that I know off....maybe cloud still has one???? Those were 55 gallon barrels filled 3/4's of the way with sand/dirt..topped off with concrete. 1 inch pole to support either the barrel lid or a piece of round cut plywood with chains attached. No two were exactly the same. Front nine painted blue, back nine red.

They worked that's for sure....it was definitely easy to change up the course...simply roll the barrel.
The Pole Holes Rockledge had were moved to F. Burton Park in Cocoa. They are the Original Mach 1's, with the official DGA after-market conversion kits. Yup, DGA made the conversion kits with bolt-on chains to compensate for pass-throughs as golf discs evolved from Midnight Flyers to Eagles and Aeros. Soon after, DGA made the Original Mach II's. Same as the converted Mach I's, but without the bolts. Today's small diameter putters can pass through those baskets pretty easily, especially if the smaller guage baskets are bent at all. All of these baskets are over 25 years old now. They are historic antiques. I have to use a special wussy putt on these baskets.
funny story about those barrels...I may have told this before on here.

The Ace that never was..or was then wasn't.

In the early days of Tuscawilla Lloyd, me and one of the port orange gang (Bob) were playing. Hole 3 B pad. Bob throw a nice hyzer that went in clean...no chains. He was jumping up and down...we were celelibrating...all that. at least 15 to 20 seconds. Meanwhile the disc was rolling around inside of the barrel walls...spinning around and around till out it popped...you wanna talk about a real bubble burster.


As time went by we seen a lot of putts that would go in below the chains roll around and pop back out...sort of like an automatic disc return.

I had a few that did that..one I remember. I was 20 feet, I fired one in hard...missed chains, hit the back of the can...was watching it spin around and around as I walked up....to pop out at my feet as I got next to it. Should've caught it.

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