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The mandatory rule not only has a new rule number for 2013, but it's also had some changes. This is an updated 2013 version of the original Rules School story on Mandatories. First, a refresher on why or how mandos can be used in course designs. Some feel mandatories are a design crutch and should never be used. When a course designer has full control to develop a layout and unlimited budget, mandatories can usually be avoided. But how often do designers have that luxury? In some cases, mandatories were never part of the original course design.

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Writing the rules to define foot faults and making rulings in the field have to be some of the toughest rules challenges in disc golf. Even our most experienced members of the Rules Committee were initially split whether some of the following video clips were foot faults or not per stance rule 803.04C 802.04 Throwing from a Stance.

Before discussing the Mandatory (mando) rule, let's take a look at why or how mandos should be used in course designs. Some feel mandatories are a design crutch and should never be used. When a course designer has full control to develop a layout and unlimited budget, mandatories can usually be avoided. But how often do designers have that luxury? In some cases, mandatories are not part of the original course design. However, storm damage or structural changes in the park require hole designs or locations to change where a mando or two might be appropriate.