A situation with three consecutive storms and a lot of fallen trees on a disc golf course rose up in Tali, Helsinki, Finland regarding how long a disc golf should be. The storms still rage and i haven't been to Tali, but the results from the first storm were bad already and you couldn't drive to the parking lot. At worst 250000 households were without electricity and some without water and no phones for three days and train lines cuts. Some of these problems are ongoing for several days in some areas. The damages of the first storm equal the damages for a normal year.
With that background it is nice, that the local club may get some help in at least clearing the fallen trees eventually maybe. Think of a small club in the sticks and possibly without outside help with carnage from real storms like hurricanes. How is a small group of people gonna be able to maintain and rebuild a course after wreckage, if people get used to having most holes being 450'+ for a drive and a putt and some being two 450' shots and a putt for a birdie?
How long are those rounds gonna last and 36 holes in a day is out for many because say 12000'+ courses take so long to play. And how many people per day can such a course entertain vs one that has a higher throughput? It may not be viable for the sport to offer megacomplexes everywhere and make the players expect it everywhere with their forever sailing discs.
How long is it sane to make longer and longer discs? For earning money giving people what they want in longer discs is profitable in the short term, but are you gonna hurt the future of the sport and cut future growth or even sales in worst case scenario? That isn't likely but something to keep in mind.
Last edited by discgolfstaJR; Dec 28 2011 at 08:25 PM.