Originally Posted by GrummyBear
I'd like some clarification on the rules for hole 2 during the tourney.
PDGA Rules relating to your question:
B. A player whose disc is considered out-of-bounds shall receive one penalty throw. The player may elect to play the next shot from:
(1) The previous lie as evidenced by the marker disc or, if the marker disc has been moved from an approximate lie, as agreed to by the majority of the group or an official; or (2) A lie that is up to one meter away from and perpendicular to the point where the disc last crossed into out-of-bounds, as determined by a majority of the group or an official. This holds true even if the direction takes the lie closer to the hole; or (3) Within the designated Drop Zone, if provided.
These options may be limited by the tournament director as a special condition (see 804.01).
B. The drop zone may be utilized in special conditions. The director must announce prior to the tournament how it is to be used and if a penalty throw is to be assessed. If no penalty is announced prior to the tournament, none will be assessed for use of the drop zone in special conditions.
We haven't made our final decision on the requirements for this hole yet. We will probably designate a drop zone with will be mandatory for any throw that lands out of bounds on this hole (as we will do on hole 12 also). However, if we chose to make the drop zone at the tee or any place else on the course we could, AND we could choose to assess a penalty stroke for the OB shot or not.
I would like to see an option for OB shots on hole two. Players could choose to take their second shot from the tee with NO penalty assessed or they could proceed to a drop zone located closer to the hole with a one stroke penalty. This would allow a player to tin-cup it till their bag is empty, however, for those that feel they might NEVER get a disc onto the green they could proceed to the drop zone after throwing one shot and adding the penalty stroke. However, that might be too confusing for some to handle so we may just go with the drop zone option for all missed shots.
Stay tuned and watch for us to publish the player's guide next week.