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View Poll Results: For what reasons to you not play tournaments?
Slow pace of play 106 30.64%
Time commitments prevent (family, work, etc.) 162 46.82%
Cost is preventative 62 17.92%
I'm not good enough 56 16.18%
Temperament of tournament players (take it too seriously, complaining, etc) 78 22.54%
Stuck on course all day (would rather use time for other things) 74 21.39%
May not enjoy the company of people on my card 57 16.47%
Don't like have to commit to playing in advance 23 6.65%
Don't want to pay the PDGA fee to play 43 12.43%
Tournaments start too early in the day 26 7.51%
Other (list in post) 26 7.51%
Even though some of these may apply to me, I still like to play tournaments 101 29.19%
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:35 PM
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Default Biggest reason people don't play tournaments

I have been a fairly avid tournament player in the past. Not a big fan anymore. Just curious what everyone else thought. Plus I love polls and data.

I pilfered some common answers from this thread: http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...tournaments%3F
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:05 PM
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:10 PM
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I enjoy playing tournements. Tournement burnout is very real tho, so I try to confine myself to the events I know I'll enjoy and shut it down before it turns into too much of a slog
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:16 PM
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:21 PM
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I like tournaments, but here you can literally play Monday - Sunday leagues within 45min drive at the local courses. So if I'm being active in leagues as is... then tourneys on top of that can be a drag or vice versa.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:38 PM
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I think I would like to play in some, it was a phenomenal learning tool the other times I have done it (played with some great players while I was a complete n00b).

But...I have so much more fun playing rounds with friends.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:39 PM
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I live in the middle of nowhere. So travel is the toughest part for me.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:42 PM
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My "other" is injuries. I am ever-increasingly injured, in an ever-increasing variety of ways. I have a long sad history of having to withdraw from tournaments in the final week, because some body part refused to join in. I just withdrew from the tournament on my own course.

But, mostly, other commitments.

Every year I think, I plan to play in 15-20 events. One year I made 12, but most years I end up with about 6.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:43 PM
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I am ADHD to the max. Nothing aggravates me more than stagnation. I hate waiting two minutes for some clown to line up a 30 foot putt only to miss. I also hate waiting ten minutes to take my next tee shot. I get "iced" when I have to wait to throw, and it negatively affects the quality of my game, and before I know it, I am not having any fun anymore. And fun is the main reason why I play this game. Fun and friends.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:55 PM
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Among other issues, committing to playing in advance has kept me out of a few tournaments. Local tournaments often fill before I know whether I'll be available that weekend.

I also dislike the idea of spending a weekend in the woods without taking my dog along.
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