Originally Posted by jconnell
I think anyone who found the Worlds courses inadequate only found them lacking in enough of the shots that they themselves are most comfortable with, because the diversity was certainly there.
Furthermore, in their opinion, there basically just wasn't enough completely open tee shots for the golfers who can throw the farthest to utilize that advantage. The number of wooded holes negated that advantage.
In conversations with a few of these elite players, and from observing them, they want to be able to throw as far as they can and use that advantage off as many tees as possible. Now, they are smart enough to realize on tightly wooded holes that throwing a midrange off the tee for fairway placement is the preferred play, but nothing bothers them more then to have to do that on a large number of holes. And that's exactly what they saw at this year's Worlds courses.
Eric knew what he was getting into, but the real interesting point is how this all became such a big "surprise" to many other competitors. Disc golfers knew about Charlotte courses and how they played for years. The selection of which courses were played by which divisions was known for almost all of 2012 leading up to the event, and everyone had every opportunity to practice them. Yet nothing was said about these courses until competitors started struggling on them during the actual competition itself. It's either really interesting timing, or a little sour grapes from those a little bitter with their performances.