#1  
Old 08-12-2013, 10:08 AM
MrGlass01's Avatar
MrGlass01 MrGlass01 is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Glarus, WI
Posts: 3,849
Is there room for a new organization?

The PDGA seems to be having growing pains. Too much old school thought and good ol' boys watching out for their best interests instead of the sports best interest.

Can another organization come onto the scene?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-12-2013, 10:11 AM
turbosteve's Avatar
turbosteve turbosteve is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Rock Hill/Columbia SC
Years Playing: 3.5
Courses Played: 59
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 697
Well I see the organizations developing similar to tennis. The WFDF will be like the ITF as the IOC recognized international governing body. The PDGA will be like the ATP and WTA in governing the international pro tour and I think an am organization will develop similar to the USTA. I definitely believe there is room for an am organization.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-12-2013, 10:17 AM
Kenny53691's Avatar
Kenny53691 Kenny53691 is offline
Noodle Arm
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: West of Dayton, OH
Years Playing: 4.6
Courses Played: 64
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,760
Quote:
Originally Posted by turbosteve View Post
I definitely believe there is room for an am organization.
That's something that I've never thought about, but it does make sense.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-12-2013, 10:20 AM
bradharris's Avatar
bradharris bradharris is offline
Banned From the Trilogy
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Merrimack, NH
Years Playing: 11.5
Courses Played: 74
Posts: 4,349
There are plenty of regional organizations that operate mostly outside of the PDGA already.

I'm not sure there's "room" for another large scale worldwide org. If a new org was created, it would likely do things differently than the PDGA (otherwise what's the point of having a new org). So sanctioning would be an either/or choice for tournaments. There aren't enough events out there to support two large organizations. And there aren't enough touring pros to have two pro tours.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-12-2013, 10:24 AM
tbird888's Avatar
tbird888 tbird888 is offline
Salient Disc Test Team
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cincinnati
Years Playing: 9.6
Courses Played: 102
Throwing Style: LHFH
Posts: 10,054
The PDGA is the organization for ams.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-12-2013, 10:26 AM
turbosteve's Avatar
turbosteve turbosteve is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Rock Hill/Columbia SC
Years Playing: 3.5
Courses Played: 59
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 697
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbird888 View Post
The PDGA is the organization for ams.
How is the PDGA the organization for ams?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-12-2013, 10:46 AM
tbird888's Avatar
tbird888 tbird888 is offline
Salient Disc Test Team
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cincinnati
Years Playing: 9.6
Courses Played: 102
Throwing Style: LHFH
Posts: 10,054
Quote:
Originally Posted by turbosteve View Post
How is the PDGA the organization for ams?
How much do they do to make sure that there's a pro tour that can feasibly support pros not only in the present but also in the future?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-12-2013, 10:47 AM
turbosteve's Avatar
turbosteve turbosteve is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Rock Hill/Columbia SC
Years Playing: 3.5
Courses Played: 59
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 697
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbird888 View Post
How much do they do to make sure that there's a pro tour that can feasibly support pros not only in the present but also in the future?
The PDGA is the main reason other than a couple of manufacturers that there is even a pro tour. I guarantee most of the added cash at Worlds was from the PDGA.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-12-2013, 10:50 AM
ru4por's Avatar
ru4por ru4por is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dearborn Michigan
Years Playing: 31.4
Courses Played: 185
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,331
I am a non competing AM. What could any organization do for me?
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 08-12-2013, 10:53 AM
tbird888's Avatar
tbird888 tbird888 is offline
Salient Disc Test Team
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cincinnati
Years Playing: 9.6
Courses Played: 102
Throwing Style: LHFH
Posts: 10,054
That's only one event, and it's not going to keep more than a few people on the road. Who sponsors the National Tour?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ru4por View Post
I am a non competing AM. What could any organization do for me?
They can standardize equipment standards and develop standards for course design to evolve with the ever-changing level of play.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.