n.— «Disc golf holes may also have “mandatories”—commonly called “mandos” by those in the know. These are obstacles that a disc must pass in a certain way. For example, a tree may be marked as a “right mandatory,” meaning a disc must pass that tree on the right side. Failure to hit a mandatory is a one-stroke penalty, and the thrower must play from his previous lie or a drop zone if provided. Mandos are usually put in place to force a player to play down a fairway instead of down another fairway to help with safety.» —“Disc golf finding niche in Carlsbad” by Lance Crenshaw Current-Argus (Carlsbad, New Mexico) July 5, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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