I just bought a course from DGA and we got the mach V with the number plate upgrade ($20). I wanted the Mach III but we were trying to get as much basket for the money as we could for the City here. The difference was Mach III a 9 hole course or Mach V an 18 hole course. They catch great, they won't rust and the players have had nothing but compliments for them. The biggest plus is no UGLY yellow metal band and cheap chains that rust and baskets that wobble.
If you have the budget for the Mach III and have them powdercoated, then GO FOR IT!
Either way, you will end up with some great baskets.
try the discking kingpins, i bought one and its awsome. i think they r better than the mach's. they catch great and they say they can do any color, i got mine in blue and white. i think they are cheaper too?
If courses keep installing poorly designed baskets we will keep getting bounce outs and blow throughs on apparently perfect putts. Don't put up with this continued fraud on the sanctity of our game. Demand better or you will get the nonsense which currently passes for professional equipment.
If your discs failed to fly the way you threw them would you buy more of the same thing? If the brakes on your car stopped working sometimes would you be fine with that? If your toilets refused to flush occasionally, would you care? If your breakfast cereal poisoned you every week, would you let it slide?
we have a local golfer here in olympia that makes really nice baskets. but the only baskets that are better are the mach 5s! other than that I would go to my buddy mike moss. his baskets are pdga approved and catch better than everything other than a mach 5. we have both on our course in olympia (yauger park) and have had no complaints.