Coop, I gotta tell ya that I had two perfectly good putts last night at Legacy that didn't stick. DISCatchers. Two of those putts where you look down to pick up your mini and when you look back up you think someone picked your disc out of the basket and put it on the ground. One was dead center and came straight back out, the other went clean through the middle. Yes, I have witnesses. Yes, I understand that all baskets spit every now and again. And EVERYone has different experiences on different baskets.
Anyway, moral of the story is...from this thread alone, anytime I miss a putt on a DISCatcher, I'm gonna think of you. Haha, in fact, without even thinking twice, the first thing out of my mouth last night on that first missed putt was, "Gosh, where's Cooper when you need him?"
Hah. Of course you've figured out the response. Good putts are going to miss sometimes. But, that doesn't mean we can't do everything we can to decrease that phenomenon. Every basket will spit some good putts, but some will do it a little more frequently.
I've never said DISCatchers were perfect, I contend they're better. I've never said we needed to be perfect, I contend we should be better.
Doing things the same way they always have been because that is the way they've always been done is nonsensical. Hopefully we can stop being held captive by tradition.
I have thought of one argument in favor of the Mach III finally! (Well, maybe. I need some information.)
Jack, or anyone else that would know, what is the commission from DGA on ordering Mach IIIs? I know for Innova that 10% of the basket cost (excluding any custom paint) can go to the contact that gets a municipality to buy or to the club.
Since Mach IIIs are much more expensive per basket it could be purely a financial decision. Selecting a higher dollar basket (and assuming 1. DGA has something like this and 2. the percentage is similar) could net a higher gain for the club and allow us to pursue further upgrades to WW. I think the additional $126 (under previous assumptions) could be seductive and a good reason to go with Mach III.
I have sent an email to DGA to see if they have a program like this but haven't gotten a response yet. So, anybody know if they do?