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Old 06-29-2014, 10:36 PM
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So who had the bright idea to limit the fields at Pro Worlds? Perhaps the PRO OPEN field should hold their own tournament while the Masters, Grandmasters, Legends, etc. go down the road and hold their own so all who want to play can do so?

A field of 8 for Masters Women? What idiot came up with that idea? Is this what they mean by "growing the sport?"
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:05 AM
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The BSF is a very popular tournament with well respected courses, so this was gonna fill up quick. Add in that it attracts alot more of the west coast locals who might not travel to a midwest/east const tourney.

I kind of like the idea of having an open championship for worlds and then do the age protected divs elsewhere for the reason you've stated plus it cuts down on explaining to people why there's an 74 year old shoting 60 over par competing for a world title. The random spectators are there to see the best in the world play, not necessarily the past greats.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:21 AM
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Masters Men: ...72
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This is a huge insult. Given the spineless demeanor of the PDGA as of late I doubt anything will be done about this. I guess we are going to chalk this up as another one of those, "...still no idea how to do this" moments in our sport.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:25 AM
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I kind of like the idea of having an open championship for worlds and then do the age protected divs elsewhere for the reason you've stated plus it cuts down on explaining to people why there's an 74 year old shoting 60 over par competing for a world title. The random spectators are there to see the best in the world play, not necessarily the past greats.
I agree. Nobody is sticking around to watch Joe Blow play OK to poor golf. It's boring.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:27 AM
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If everyone thinks the age protected divisions should play elsewhere, someone should propose it to the board.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:28 AM
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Is there a demand for that many Masters Women?

If they manage to fill those 8 spots... godbless.

Seems like a bunch of unnecessary rage and salt from the OP.
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There IS a demand for the Masters AND Grandmasters Women's division. Doesn't seem to matter to the TD or the PDGA.

And all rage is necessary. A lack of rage allows mediocrity and banality to reign. Hence a division of 8 at a World Championship.
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i think you should have to accumulate a certain amount of points in open to play in an event as big as worlds. it's kind of a joke that MJ is on the wait list while some 920 guy can be playing.

this is another place where should take a page from golf. average golfers aren't playing in the us open. to get there you had to do well on tour or go through insane qualifying.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:41 AM
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Hence a division of 8 at a World Championship.
But its a division of 8 in a division that, frankly, nobody really cares that much about.

MJ on the waiting list is much more of an issue with this tournament than the few Master's women that get left out.

Sorry for the 'real talk.' But it is what it is.
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^^^ I 100% agree with you on this point. I emailed the PDGA last year about at least making a window where only PDGA registered pros were allowed to sign up for popular events. Very frustrating to pay the $75 annually and get shut out because somebody wanted to "play up". It seems to be happening more and more. You really have to be quick on the draw for some events, AM1 sells out fast and then they flood the pro side.

I was responding to New013.
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