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Old 02-21-2015, 05:24 PM
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How do you think the National Tour would work best?

Is it fine the way it is?
How could it be improved upon?
Qualifiers for entry?
More dates?
Better Venues?
Better Courses?
Tour Location Standards?
After Party.....events etc?
Better Flow from event to event?

Its all up to your realistic imagination...I am curious if there are realistic opinions on how the NT could be run

As of now it seems to be a patchwork of events that are seen as destination events rather than an actual tour

For the record I am not complaining just curious whats feasible and ideas people may have
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:41 PM
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I really like that none of them are close enough to annoy me firsthand.
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:47 PM
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I rather wish there was a tour "season"---2 or 3 months of events, in a logical geographic order, where top players could actually commit to going on tour for a limited amount of time. The rest of the year, they could play local and regional tournaments, maybe travel to a few A-tiers, perhaps get a job.

Perhaps two shorter tours, a Western and an Eastern.

I know it doesn't square the realities of local communities hosting events, based on their own timetables, and otherwise isn't practical. But I wish it were.
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:50 PM
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Make sure the touring pros get in.
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:53 PM
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I rather wish there was a tour "season"---2 or 3 months of events, in a logical geographic order, where top players could actually commit to going on tour for a limited amount of time. The rest of the year, they could play local and regional tournaments, maybe travel to a few A-tiers, perhaps get a job.

Perhaps two shorter tours, a Western and an Eastern.

I know it doesn't square the realities of local communities hosting events, based on their own timetables, and otherwise isn't practical. But I wish it were.
THIS.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:08 PM
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Make sure the touring pros get in.
And maybe make a real living?
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:43 PM
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I rather wish there was a tour "season"---2 or 3 months of events, in a logical geographic order, where top players could actually commit to going on tour for a limited amount of time. The rest of the year, they could play local and regional tournaments, maybe travel to a few A-tiers, perhaps get a job.

Perhaps two shorter tours, a Western and an Eastern.

I know it doesn't square the realities of local communities hosting events, based on their own timetables, and otherwise isn't practical. But I wish it were.
Why is this not possible
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:44 PM
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And maybe make a real living?
Reading the Ledgestone thread made me realize that this will never happen. Not unless disc golf is shaken to its core, and the entire system is overhauled. Or outside sponsors start throwing big money at us.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:55 PM
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And maybe make a real living?
The day that there is real money to be made playing disc golf, is not a day to look forward to. The players who tour now would not be able to compete with collegiate level athletes who devoted any amount of time to it. While it would make being a fanboy more exciting, it would make the courses more crowded, the discs more expensive, and any chances of regular joes being competitive, impossible.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:32 PM
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Used to be a NT around here, DGLO. I thought the event itself was outstanding. The courses, the parties...of course, I am a homer. Event organizers are amazing, and the job of running, staffing...of these events is huge. All of that is a given. Seems like the NT tours should be built from the Majors out. With tour stops supporting and geographically located in conjunction with those Majors. The Majors need to be looked at in terms of when they occur. I am not sure the current PDGA structure could assist with such a change, and not sure the logistics in changing dates around would work with the totally volunteer system, depended upon for each event. David has the right idea, how feasible it is, could be the question. Who could initiate, implement, organize and problem solve for sure an endevour? PDGA?
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