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Old 10-14-2012, 11:14 PM
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Free PDGA Membership to Rec Winners

I'd like to propose that the PDGA enable, or even require, TDs to apply any non-member rec winner's payout (or portion thereof) to purchase a PDGA membership for the player, and make sure the rounds are credited in determining the bagger's, I mean non-member rec winner's, rating. Who's with me?
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:16 PM
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:18 PM
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What part of requiring part of a payout to be forced to pay for a membership is a 'free' membership?
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:19 PM
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I would purposely bag a tourney to get my PDGA paid for.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:22 PM
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good idea in theory, but it seems human nature to try to exploit **** like that... id do exactly what prerube said
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:18 AM
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Card leader may miss a few putts to ensure 2nd place to get more winnings. In my opinion, it's not a good idea to draft anyone into the PDGA.

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:45 AM
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In addition to what others have said: TDs are volunteers. They also know their local scene better than us or the PDGA, and [hopefully] are doing what is best for the sport in their area. I think they should be forced to do as little as possible.

That being said, I wouldn't be opposed to incentives (like a discount) being offered. In fact, I might like that.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:58 AM
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Most MA3 players I've seen rarely play outside of their home area, and in many cases don't have enough tournaments available to make this worthwhile. They would probably rather have something that they can use every day like some discs or a bag anyways.

Its been said already in the other thread about sandbagging. The PDGA is keeping records on these people, and your local TD's see these reports. They have the discretion to not let those folks play there.

To me, a better suggestion to keep 'sandbaggers' (however much we believe they actually exist) out of MA3, is to give them no incentive to be there and make it trophy only. Anyone worried about how they can fairly compete for prizes in the third skill based level of amateur play has the same wrongheaded notion about being an amateur that an actual sandbagger does.
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Most MA3 players I've seen rarely play outside of their home area, and in many cases don't have enough tournaments available to make this worthwhile. They would probably rather have something that they can use every day like some discs or a bag anyways.
This is exactly why I am not a PDGA member, I don't play enough tourneys to justify the spending. Discs are always going to be better, because I can resell them if I don't like thrm and get some cash. I don't want my winnings to be decided for me.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:30 AM
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One problem with handing out a PDGA membership to any winners it that it is a lot more expensive to the TD/club. There is no wholesale pricing for PDGA memberships.
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