(EDIT — Nov. 13 — Please read the poll question at the bottom. This is not asking you what your dream course if money were no object. It’s asking what your favorite course is of ones you’ve already played. Thanks).
This week’s poll is a bit different.
There are no choices with this one — it’s going to be based fully on your comments on this post.
Let me not get too far ahead of myself, however.
Before we get into this week’s poll, however, let’s go back and check out last week’s results.
We asked you if you could only play one brand for the rest of time, what would it be? The results didn’t shock me as I figured the big two would be at the top and they were.
With 179 people letting us know what they would do, Innova was the runaway winner with 79 votes — 44 percent. Discraft was second with 47 votes (26 percent). It dropped off even more after that as Latitude 64 (25 votes/14 percent), Discmania (10 votes/6 percent) and Vibram (7 votes/4 percent) followed.
Other (4 votes/2 percent), MVP (3 votes/2 percent), Millennium (2 votes/1 percent), Lightning (1 vote/1 percent), DGA (1 vote/1 percent) and Gateway (0 votes) filled out the rest of the choices.
Let’s check in to see what some others said:
Rob P. said:
I’ve always thrown Innova. I’ve tried a few Disccraft but never connected with them. Using only one brand is great for finding new discs though since I can just look at the new disc ratings and have a great idea how it will throw for me. This saves me money, which is always a good thing.
That’s a good point to note — knowing the plastic and such makes it easier to adapt to new discs etc.
Kevin King said:
I carry 4 brands in my bag now, but Innova seems to have the best disc rating system out of all the brands. It’s the most comprehensive, and very easy to understand. Because of that, I’d stick with Innova if I was forced to play with only one brand.
And being one of the big dogs in the industry, it makes sense that Innova’s flight chart is one people can use easily.
Nawanda 37 says:
I throw Innova, Discraft, and Gateway, in nearly even numbers. It would be miserable to give up my Wizards, but it’s got to be Discraft for two reasons:
1) the Buzzz is unparalleled.
2) my 150g Flick is the most versatile utility disc, period. I mystify people with what it can do.
I think a lot of people would base their decision on things like this, too — that disc or two that you just couldn’t live without.
Paul Schueller said:
I voted for Discmania, but this was a tough decision. I have ‘historically’ played almost all Discraft discs. Give me an XL, a buzz, and a challenger and I am good to go. But this year I discovered Discmania and love them. My bag is almost all Discmania, except for an XL. My only hesitation was because I have only one year of experience with Discmania versus over ten years with Discraft. Also, I think that there are some gaps in the Discmania lineup, like a more stable fairway driver, but they are a young company and I am confident that they will fill these gaps.
I definitely figured a few people would go along the route of the newer companies and this shows how these companies are making big strides in the market.
Thomas Branham said:
I voted Discraft because I do not think I could play without at least 1 Buzzz, but I love having multiple brands in my bad. My ION putter almost caused me to vote for MVP, and maybe after I throw the Volt my vote would change…
The Buzzz is always in my bag as well and it seems to be a disc that many people would not want to get rid of!
Now let’s get back to this week’s poll.
As noted before, you’ll have to answer in the comments section. Because we usually get way more voters than people commenting, this is more of a test run of this sort of poll — to see if it works or not! Hopefully, it does.
In talking with many disc golfers, it’s amazing what they classify as their favorite course. It may be famous — such as a Maple Hill, DeLaveaga, or Flip City. Or, it may be a local course that is decently known. Beyond that, maybe it’s a hidden gem that the locals know about and only people who stumble upon the course will know about.
But we want to know what your favorite disc golf course is and why? Is it the layout? The amenities? The baskets? The people?
Not everybody likes big-arm courses. Maybe your favorite is a small and compact wooded course that tests a golfer with not only his or her ability but with the mental aspect.
Or maybe you have a course that is a perfect mix of woods and open holes, testing your arm as well as your finesse.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve only played three or four courses or 1,000 — let us know that one favorite of yours.
Drop a comment below and share these courses — and maybe help some people who want to find new great courses have a destination in mind when they plan a disc golf road trip!
(Note that the poll system I use requires at least two poll options — hence why it’s set up the way it is).