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SURE-PUTT TM
Flying Disc “Hot Shot” Challenge Game

"Sure-Putt"..."It's a form of disc golf in 90 seconds".

"Most Points Wins"


Designed & Created By:

Bill Ashton

(Copyright)

Sure-Putt is a unique game which encompasses one disc golf basket and 12 throwing stations. The 12 throwing stations are actually square baseball rubber mat style bases that surround the disc golf basket from three separate distances.

Sure-Putt is an individual event which combines three aspects of disc play (Accuracy, Disc Golf style Putting and it has a Discathon style feel of running with a disc). Each player will have 90 seconds to play and score as many points as possible. A player may start from any throwing station. The idea and concept is a fast paced putting type of “hot shot” competition. A 90 second time limit is set for each person. Only one person plays at a time. Each player must have at least one foot on each throwing station when attempting a throw.

The object of the game is to score as many points as possible by throwing, running and retrieving your disc.
A player must throw from a marked designated throwing station. The idea is to run-throw-make putt-retrieve disc, run to another marked station to throw again to score as many points as possible within a 90 second time limit.

Players may choose to run from any station in any order to determine their score. A player may throw from one throwing station repeatedly or attempt all of the throwing stations. If a player makes one putt from each throwing station within the 90 second time limit, they will be awarded a 36 point bonus which equals the 12 throwing stations total point value. Each player is required to remember which throwing stations are left to play for the bonus if they missed a putt along the way. Once a player throws their disc, they are required to run and retrieve it from the basket or from wherever it landed and run to the next throwing station to continue throwing putts from marked areas until time permits. If a player successfully makes a putt from each throwing station and still has time on the clock, they can continue to throw and run to score additional points as time permits. If a player decides to only throw from the X3 or X5 throwing areas without trying to putt from all the throwing areas, no bonus is awarded.


SURE-PUTT GAME KEY:

T = Disc Golf Basket
X = Throwing Stations
X1= Four Throwing Stations 15 feet from basket worth one point each
X3= Four Throwing Stations 20 feet from Basket worth three points each
X5= Four Throwing Stations 25 feet from basket worth five points each


EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

Disc Golf Basket, 12 Throwing Stations, Flying Disc, StopWatch



FOR: SURE-PUTT FLYING DISC "HOT SHOT" CHALLENGE GAME PACKAGES

CONTACT:

Bill Ashton
theashtons@usfamily.net
952-217-7266


HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE IN THE DISC COMMUNITY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT SURE-PUTT:



From: Keith Murray
To: theashtons@usfamily.net
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: SURE-PUTT Flying Disc "Hot Shot" Challenge Game

Hey Bill,
That sounds like a lot of fun! On a good day an Am could certainly compete with a Pro in that format.
Best Regards,

Keith Murray
General Manager Sales
Discraft, Inc.
248-624-2250 x41
www.sportdiscs.com



From: Harold Duvall
To: theashtons@usfamily.net
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 5:08 PM
Subject: RE: SURE-PUTT Flying Disc Hot Shot Challenge

Hey Bill,
I forwarded this on to Jon Lyksett who oversees the EDGE curriculum and program.
Take care,
Harold


From: "Gary Duke" a href="mailto:gnduke@lsdga.com">gnduke@lsdga.com>
To: a href="mailto:DGCD@yahoogroups.com">DGCD@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2006 7:19 AM
Subject: [DGCD] Re: SURE-PUTT FLYING DISC "HOT SHOT" CHALLENGE GAME

My only suggestion is that the method of marking the throwing stations not be specified. I would think that concrete markers would be used in a permanent installation outside. Maybe a size limitation for the throwing stations, but not a material limitation.

From: Jon Lyksett, EdS, EDGE
To: theashtons@usfamily.net
Cc: hduvall@innovadiscgolf.com
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2006 9:41 AM
Subject: RE: SURE-PUTT Flying Disc "Hot Shot" Challenge

Bill,

This looks like a fun game that will test the player's ability to set and execute putts quickly.
Thanks for sharing this with me!!!

Jon Lyksett, EdS
Executive Director
Educational Disc Golf Experience, Inc.
Main Office: 2850 Commerce Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730 -- 866-391-EDGE
Western Office: 1129 South Shilling, Blackfoot, ID 83221 -- 208-785-3766
Discimus per vita. We learn for life.




From: Daniel Roddick
To: theashtons@usfamily.net
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2006 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: SURE-PUTT FLYING DISC HOT SHOT CHALLENGE GAME

Hey Bill,

Long time...
It looks like a fun game. I've always been a fan of the basketball version and as usual, disc trumps ball.
Hope you're doing well.

Stork
Happy Easter!



From: Alan J. Hansen Begg
To: theashtons@usfamily.net
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 10:24 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: SURE-PUTT FLYING DISC HOT SHOT CHALLENGE GAME (REVISED)

Nice work Bill! I think we should play Sure-Putt on Saturday night at the Carver County Campout...

Alan



From: j2thag@netzero.net
To: theashtons@usfamily.net
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 10:39 PM
Subject: Sure Putt

Hey Bill,
After reading your first message regarding Sure Putt, you had my attention! I spoke with my daughter's ( 3rd grade) phy ed. teacher regarding the game. She seemed enthusiastic about the game and informed me that the other school she helps out at has portable baskets at the children's disposal to use during recess. She said that they don't get "rented" out too much, but maybe if they had a game to play during school time that maybe it would increase kid's interest... I'm all about increasing the interest of the youngins' to Disc Golf, bring on the future golfers! Anyways... I guess I was wondering if I could forward your rules onto the teacher so she could use it in her routine. Let me know if that's okay.

Good Luck with your "Quest",
Justin


From: "Joe Wander" a href="mailto:requests@discgolflive.com">requests@discgolflive.com>To: a href="mailto:theashtons@usfamily.net">theashtons@usfamily.net
Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 7:29 AMSubject:
Re: Fw: SURE-PUTT FLYING DISC HOT SHOT CHALLENGE GAME (REVISED)

Hi, Bill,
Nice to hear from you. Great stuff! For my next show (coming to you soon). I've got the first in a series called "games people play" and I think this skill development idea would make a nice segment.
Happy spring!

Joe

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