these are all opinions. They are just that. You folks that haven't gone to meetings (some have....I do realize that there are many in here and not in here that do work with their partners to the 100th level that I feel I do, so please note I realize this....)about these things don't understand what all is discussed. Yes colored baskets are not wanted by many a P&R, bullarky you say, start attending meetings.....there are plenty of statements that none of you have a frame of reference on to stand up with any true cynicism about this conversation.
As for your club, my club our club, it boils down to the person that is creating the course to make the selection on this matter, it isn't the KCFDC board buying the baskets, it is the P&R in conjunction with the designer of the land. The KCFDC MAINTAINS and IMPROVES parks, the KCFDC doesn't (hasn't to date, when it purchases it's 40 acres for the private course then the BoD can decide what it wants to do) buy baskets unless it is a special need to replace or show approval, and then they don't decide the baskets, the entity does.
Surveying the top 500 players...can we herd cats now? And whom are you going to believe for the top 100 players, let alone the top 500.
This is really all subjective arguments that unless you have scientific results can't be quantified.
Scrap metal made this game, scrap metal got you started on this game then cooper, and the notion of DGA baskets being that much worst, well all I can say is practice your putting on all basket types, it is the indian not the arrow, and many times things fall that they shouldn't. We could go back to object golf and the hole (box) in the ground design and just remove this altogether.