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Old 04-15-2013, 12:33 PM
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Just a little rant

While registering for a tourney this weekend I was told by the TD himself that if you've been playing for more than six months you couldn't play rec. So not wanting to be called a bagger I opted to bump up to intermediate. I had 2 good rounds and finished 3rd overall. I was very well pleased with my performance especially from the long tee's since I've never played them.

Here's where things get stupid. I end my second round and walk up to some of the guys I know, who are legit novice guys and they say they have a few guys in their division that have been playing for more than 3 years and one at 7 years. Now this is a bit backwards don't you think? I was pretty upset, not so much that I could have placed 1st or 2nd in rec, but that the TD was a blatant hypocrite and lied. Needless to say I will never play for that organization again after those events occurred. I thought about saying something to him as I left about it but figured it was best just to leave it be.

What would y'all have done in this situation?
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:35 PM
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Was the tourney PDGA sanctioned?
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:35 PM
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The PDGA says you can play your rating.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:38 PM
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You need to play where your skill level lies. There are some people that have been playing for years and years and years that are just Rec level players, just like there are some people that have been playing for 6 months that are advanced level players. You need to be confident in which division you belong. If you select a division too low and DOMINATE because you have not played any tournaments, just bump it up the next time. In my experience, in many areas the "Intermediate" players have ratings that match up with the PDGA Rec and many of the "Pros" have PDGA ratings that would match up with the Advanced division. The only time this becomes less prevalent is when there are a number of touring class pros in the area also.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:39 PM
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If it was a PDGA event, the TD should be reported because he blatantly lied to you. If it was unsanctioned, then there's not much you can do but vote with your feet and stop attending his events.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:40 PM
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Agreed. You could be playing for years and play Rec if you're a rec player or new to the tourney scene all together. The TD was in the wrong there.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:44 PM
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Its all about your rating, not how long you've played. Any TD who says otherwise should be banished for life from being a TD.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:45 PM
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If it was a PDGA event, the TD should be reported because he blatantly lied to you. If it was unsanctioned, then there's not much you can do but vote with your feet and stop attending his events.
^This
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:47 PM
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The tourney was not PDGA sanctioned.

They talked about growing the tourney and such, but if you're going to tell one person one thing and someone else another how can you grow a tourney with being known as a liar? Like I said earlier I'm not upset that I had to play up because I feel like playing with the better guys made me better, but more so that I and few of my friends were done dirty.

Heck I could go on and on about it, but I figure I'd just leave it be and not give them my $40 next year.
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:50 PM
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If it was a PDGA event, the TD should be reported because he blatantly lied to you. If it was unsanctioned, then there's not much you can do but vote with your feet and stop attending his events.
This should happen.....

Then vote with your money.

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