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Well today was one of those days that made me realize that some things are just plain stupid and have no place in league. Today that thing was 3 holes of worst shot in random doubles. And I'll tell you why...

I was feeling it today and so I was pretty in tune with my shot. I love doubles because you can be aggressive and go for it. Anyway I think that we might have bogeyed the first. We stepped up to hole #2 and my brain is trying to grasp this whole concept of dumbing down my game. I decided to not let that get to me until my second shot on #2. I had thrown a decent shot up the gut, but because of my partner we ended up on top of a plateau to the right which is actually #1s fairway and we were also close to the basket for #18. My partner stepped up and shanked into the trees. I stepped up, threw my Champion Banshee at the proper angle, went straight, banked left down the hill and dead center. Guess what? We are playing worst shot so that was just wasted. There was no point in me hitting that shot and in fact we bogeyed. This is random doubles and I'm being penalized for making a great shot. BS I say.

That is the last time I will play said format. I didn't pick my partner, but I am being penalized by randomly having him as a partner. His bad shot counts more than my good shot. He is a friend and I don't have any problem playing with him in doubles. But why was his shank worth more than my great shot. Doesn't make sense.

I thought about this and there is only one way to correct this problem. First I will say right now that I will not play another round of random doubles when worst shot is involved. It amplifies any inequalities greatly. Last time I had a guy that was so bad we went OB on every hole. I had no reason to even throw. Stop the insanity! The solution is to say that everything in the basket stays in the basket. You never take anything out so a made basket is a made basket and you are still rewarded for good play. The problem that I have with this whole thing is that it was not announced before money was taken. I was expecting regular doubles, nothing funny so that I may be aggressive. That was taken away from me and I had no say in it. I came to play random doubles.

You just can't take that shot away from me. It's mine and I'd like to see anyone do better.

Mad Dog signing out...

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IMO bring your own partner worst shot dubs is waaaaay different then random worst shot dubs.
Random dubs is suppose to be a nice enviorment for players to play with new faces and maybe learn something.
Worst shot does not promote friendships unless you have a small tight knit group. Even in best shot random, some players will get upset about having a not so great partner so worst shot I can only imagine.
It's different if you and your partner are of simillar skill but if there's a big difference then you mind as well caddy for them.
I wouldn't want to pay my $5 for a practice from the rough round, nor would I want to be the worst player of the group- talk about pressure. Now if everyone was of simillar skill it's a whole mother story and I can see alot of fun from it.
To those on the op's case, in this format when your partner tosses ob, how do you throw? Say he tosses his shot 200 feet, do you take out your favorite driver and bomb it to let it sit up there? At your next throw do you run up to grab your fav driver?
Exactly! Finally someone gets it. I don't mind if my partner is not that good in random doubles and I will be the first to offer them a little helpful advice or encourage them. But what do you do when your partner throws OB every hole. You are their caddy so to speak. After my partner shanked today the best I could do was as bad as his throw. No need to try. But instead I canned it. I'd put $50 on anybody who is dogging me out here making that shot and I would probably even give them 20 tries. It was one of those shots that just happens. I couldn't even see the basket. I just knew where it was. You can't take that shot away from me.

And you are right that bring your own partner worst shot dubs is way different.
o.k., worse shot usualy means farthest from the pin, so you should have played strategically and placed your throw in the open but further back then the "other throw". And no one says dumb down your game, but there is a reason its called "DOUBLES"
there is an exception for aces. if one aces, there is no need for the next throw since the hole has been "holed out". come on dude. Think!
wait, so all this whining isabout the fact that your shot didint count?? Not the outcome of the event, but one shot??? Man, I am glad I dont have to play the game with you around. You are going to give yourself a stroke wiht all that worry and crying over one shot.
one final note, we ply "Diablo doubles" (666). we draw (random) partners, and we draw for which holes, 1-6, 7-12, 13-18, get the best shot, worst shot and alternate thrower. SO even these get randomly mixed up so the game is never the same. You have to play, and become a totally strategic player. this will also improve your game by allowing you oppertunities to throw from your partners shitty lie and vice versa. If you get that mad over it, maybe you should play Pingo Pong or something else!
Actually our opponents were choosing the "worst shot".
Wasn't going to happen. Once again I was there to compete, not to caoach, teach, etc. It's "doubles" and you get the luck of the flip, but phoney rules that penalize make no sense. Why do you think that you don't see professional ball golf players ever playing worst shot. Because it makes no sense.
I "holed out" as well.
My point is that I have decided that I will no longer participate if worst shot gets called in random draw doubles. In fact I will probably go farther and run the league next week to see that it doesn't happen again. I ran league all of last year. I don't get the chance to compete that much but when I do I like to go for it. Sorry if you don't like my point of view but it is the point of view of someone who wants to compete and not be randomly penalized for making a good (great) shot. I used to play all of the real tourneys, but now with having my son on weekends and my current state of unemployment I don't have the time or money to do so. I can make league and when I show up I want to play, not coach, caddy, etc. I could have spent my time better elsewhere if that is the case. I ran league all of last year and I never called anything stupid like that. If you or anyone else is happy having to dumb down your game then go for it. What's the point? My point is that if I'm not there to make that shot then why am I there. I love disc golf as much as the next guy, but part of that love is making those shots. That's the rush. Take that away from me and you are taking away part of my love for the game. Maybe other people are happy with carrying a piece of plastic around a course, but not me. I showed up to compete.
I did get better by throwing from my partners shitty lie. I made the shot only to have it taken out so to speak. How is laying up improving my game? As I said if it's in, then it should stay in. End of story.

As for getting mad, well sorry but I'm not going to say the politically correct thing just to make everybody happy. If you know me then you know that I always speak my mind. I'm not always right but I will let you know exactly how I feel. This isn't about the sport of disc golf. It's about stupidity and in this case calling worst shot on those holes was just that. I'm calling it like it is. I will see that it doesn't happen again.


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