my favorite (well, least favorite in a way, too) story from the week--the guy who lost his putter while I was spotting, Tuesday afternoon Rosie 15. This was Pro Masters. The drive hits a tree, comes down near the edge of the schule just past the bridge. His second, with his putter it turns out, goes long right and into the weeds/down the hill.
I was spotting from the 16 side of the fairway, since there's at least 2 zones of disc losing possibility there. CD even suggested that I move to the hill to get out of the view of the pad (sorry, if a person standing 200' away, not moving, off to the side, is a distraction, you need to learn concentration skills). I DID go to the hill for most upshots and putts, except when they were short like this particular one. If I'd been in the woods for drives, I couldn't see anything, not the player on the pad, not the disc unless it went past me or hit me. That was my logical plan.
Anyway, the putter went in pretty slow, I saw WHERE it went in but didn't see it go down the hill or anything. I really thought it stopped at the top. Rather than hold up play while I went looking for it further, I waited till they'd all thrown. Does that seem logical? It did to me.
Well, we can't find the thing. He plays on, goes back after the round and I guess he found it 20 feet down the hill.
He then posts on the PDGA discussion that "the spotter was watching the wide open fairway instead of the hillside, and 'thought' he knew where my disc went in." And complains that he had to play without a putter the rest of the round.
So, it's MY fault that he threw a crappy shot, then threw his second into the crap. And that he didn't have a second putter.
He complained about muddy flypads at Thornfield too. I don't feel bad at all, but had to get it off my chest.