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Old 07-10-2013, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by DavidSauls View Post
Note that this is not exactly right.

The $10 non-member fee is actually a temporary membership fee.

The tournament has insurance, to protect the TD and property owner.

I'm not sure if there's a connection, or not. The insurance may require all participants to be PDGA members (temporary or full); if so, that would be the only connection.

Beyond that, the $10 fee is a compromise, and an encouragement for non-members to join. The PDGA could make events member-only, requiring a full membership and excluding everyone else. Or they could accept everyone for the same costs, members and non-members alike, diluting the value of membership. The $10 fee is somewhere between these extremes.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:57 PM
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The $50 optional fee for if the venue (course, park, etc) requires proof of insurance for the event. The fee covers adding the parks department or property owners to the insurance rider for the duration of the event. By default, the PDGA, the TD, and all members (which includes those paying the $10 temp membership fee) are covered. The property owners/caretakers are not.
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