Re: Island Greens
Interesting concept but one which "muddies the waters" (with complexities, etc.). The island greens that I've seen (so far) in disc golf have all been "circular" or "oval" with the basket at the center. To have a true island hole have "lots of 3's" (but rewards a great shot with a 2 and punishes a bad shot", I believe all you have to do is make the green in the shape of a triangle (or fat teardrop) and place the basket "in the corner". This way, if you want to deuce, you "go for it" (miss and retee). If you want to "play safe", throw into the fat section. This then poses 2 scenarios...either then lay up and drop in for a 3 or THEN "go for" it (the 2), knowing if you "blow by" you'll have an easy 4. The key here is to make the island big enough - especially the fat part of the teardrop. This concept / shape also has the "benefit" of dictating (or sort of) the shape shot into the green; i.e., if you want it RHBH-friendly, you make the "point" at 4:30 and widen it toward 10:30 (allowing all RHBH's an ace run...the high over the basket'ers have a long putt coming back, the low over the basket'ers have a deuce try), etc.