Frequently Asked Questions - Practice Throw
QA-PRA-1: After marking my lie I lobbed my putter about 3 meters toward my bag. It hit my bag, kicked up, and rolled about 10 meters down a hill. Was that a practice throw?
No. A throw of less than five meters (in the air) to return a disc is not a practice throw.
QA-PRA-2: My friend left an unused disc near the tee. I picked it up and saw them on the next hole, so I threw it to them. They were about 30 meters away. Was that a practice throw?
Yes. It traveled more than five meters in the air, so it was a practice throw, regardless of the purpose of the throw.
QA-PRA-3: A player in my group was angry after having missed a short putt. After completing the hole, they putted hard into the chains from about two meters away. Was that a practice throw?
Yes. The throw was not made as a competitive throw, nor was it made to set aside an unused disc or to return a disc to a player. That makes it a practice throw.