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Old 03-09-2013, 06:38 PM
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That pretty well sums up this thread.

Some of us only need the opportunity to compete, and perhaps win, against an opponent, to consider it a competition.
Sounds like you also think there needs to be a chance to win for it to be a competition?

In any event, I've said my piece. I'll move on.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:14 PM
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That pretty well sums up this thread.

Some of us only need the opportunity to compete, and perhaps win, against an opponent, to consider it a competition.
Thanks, I was looking for the words to say that and you said it better than I was going to. If I'm playing a competitive round with nothing on the line, it's just as rewarding competition-wise as potentially winning a bunch of merch. I compete for the competition, not for the prizes. If you can't get your competitive juices up, talk your card mates into side bets.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:01 PM
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Sounds like you also think there needs to be a chance to win for it to be a competition?

In any event, I've said my piece. I'll move on.
Yes, but note that it's a chance to win against an opponent.

It's not necessary that I have a reasonable chance of winning the division I'm competing in, for it to be a competition. It could be a dogfight to not finish last. It often is.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:07 PM
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i played last year without thought of even having a chance to hit the cash line, i would play this year except i cant however i will be in the twin cities in 2014 and will not have any expectation to cash nor do i really care if i do, the worlds experience is worth way more then hitting cash, wouldnt trade that for all the middle of the pack plastic in the world, besides, it seems to me the DD model would be better for someone who doesnt expect to cash....
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:05 AM
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no rating non pdga you need to play open

problem solved
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:10 AM
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I fail to see how having a prize is what validates something as a competition.

I don't play tournaments, even small local ones, because I want to win merchandise or other prizes. I play tournaments because I enjoy playing against other people and competing to be the best in my division.

I think that's what separates people who compete and people who are actually competitive. Competitive people do sports and things to be the best, to be better than everyone else there

Do you think Kobe Bryant plays Basketball ferociously because he wants to earn a big contract extension? He plays because he wants to be the best player on the planet.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:10 AM
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I fail to see how having a prize is what validates something as a competition.

I don't play tournaments, even small local ones, because I want to win merchandise or other prizes. I play tournaments because I enjoy playing against other people and competing to be the best in my division.
I think that's what separates people who compete and people who are actually competitive. Competitive people do sports and things to be the best, to be better than everyone else there
Do you think Kobe Bryant plays Basketball ferociously because he wants to earn a big contract extension? He plays because he wants to be the best player on the planet.
I still cannot wrap my head around some of you people. You are paying into a tournament. Tournament! Why would you ever be happy just to donate your money for "fun", "oppertunity to compete" You can do that for free at your home course! There is no way your going to get the best of the best out there without something in it for them. This is not a fundraiser! Kobe Bryant gets paid to play his best. Gesh some people?
SteezeOG: I hope all goes well and that happy friendly attitude shines. Just a bit of advice when people are rude dont feed into it doesnt bode well on you.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:18 AM
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I still cannot wrap my head around some of you people. You are paying into a tournament. Tournament! Why would you ever be happy just to donate your money for "fun", "oppertunity to compete" You can do that for free at your home course! There is no way your going to get the best of the best out there without something in it for them. This is not a fundraiser! Kobe Bryant gets paid to play his best. Gesh some people?
SteezeOG: I hope all goes well and that happy friendly attitude shines. Just a bit of advice when people are rude dont feed into it doesnt bode well on you.
A trophy to commemorate a win isn't enough of a reward? Some people indeed.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:30 AM
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I saw a thread over at DGR where someone was calling me "entitled." I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean. Maybe it's a recognition that the PDGA website right now says I'm the 6th highest rated advanced masters woman in the world. Yeah, I know, that only includes current members, and a lot of members haven't renewed yet, but I was in the top 20 at the end of 2012. Yet, the women's fields suffer from such a ratings spread, that I have no hope of competing against the 3 or 5 highest rated women likely to play my division this year. Best I could hope for was to be in contention to cash. But now that's gone. I just think that, because the women's field suffers from a much larger ratings spread than the men's, eliminating the cash line impacts the ladies a lot more. I hope I'm wrong, but I expect that the women's fields will be much smaller this year due to this turn of events. As someone whose competitive experience is basically eliminated by this policy, I guess I feel entitled to complain.
Hey JenB I agree this womens field is totally on a sliding scale of wrong. I have found the ratings and play is not so close in the womens division. Here is my take. Pdga Rating 650 or under novoice, 651-779 recreation, 780-850 intermediate, 851-910 Adv. 911-above pro. Once your in the 850 890 range your competition is not even close. Yet your stuck in the division or have no option but to play pro.Once you move up to pro its a lot more money and less competition, your better off playing against int guys and we know how much they love losing to girls. But for most of us ladies we peak out around that 870-890 range.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:46 AM
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Kobe Bryant gets paid to play his best. Gesh some people?
You are very much so correct and you think you should get paid to play your best then go to crown point not emporia
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