Originally Posted by ringerguy
I think the biggest reason a lower rated person may play up a division is dissatisfaction with playing the short tees at a specific course.
I know plenty of 910 ish rated players that can throw 400+ ft. They like bombing the disc on open courses. So, they opt for am1 just to play the long tees.
This is a good point. I know if i were competing to win at BG AMs, i would play Int. But i want to play the courses the Adv are playing, so I'm playing Adv. My rating would allow for Int though. (i've also never played an Int event in my life, but something big like that I might)
This past weekend, if i would have known the 2nd round adv were playing short tees, i would have played open. I don't enjoy throwing only mids and fairway, when from the longs i could air out my drivers on a couple holes. I don't mind courses that are only mid/fairway/putter, but dislike playing tees that cause that, when the course can actually be longer.