Dale Jordal wrote: Single L wrote:
Discgo wrote:If the tree was between the disc and the basket how would it prevent the stance? Just stand behind the disc and throw around the tree.
The question was how do you mark it if leaning up against the tree ........ in that scenario its marked immediately behind the obstacle (tree) on the line of play.
(this all stems from the point that the disc must be flat on the playing surface, if not it must be marked with a mini)
I took it to mean the disc was on the front side ( basket side ) of the tree. if you mark it and there is no room for you foot.... you then take a line thru the tree and mark it on the back side, and then you obviously would be throwing around the tree in that case (even though you landed infront of the tree).
Whether its leaning on the front or back side, the rule doesn't care, If a large solid obstacle prevents a player from taking a legal stance within 30 centimeters directly behind the marker disc, the player shall take his or her stance immediately behind that obstacle on the line of play
....... which would be behind the tree.
The rule doesn't care if your legal lie is tougher or more difficult than where your disc landed. The only thing it cares about is that you are no closer to the hole in relation to where your'e disc came to rest while taking a legal stance. Sometimes you get hosed; however if you were to take it in front of the tree with enough room to throw from, more times than not in this scenario, you would be closer to the hole than your original lie ...... which is not legal.
"I'm not impressed with aces of any kind. 95% of the time, they're just bad shots that got lucky and happened to hit the chains. Otherwise, they'd have sailed 50' past the hole." ~ Cydisc