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perklc 10-15-2019 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by ballgolfconvert (Post 3508044)
Having spectators witness his play

Nobody is spectating his play.

I don't have an opinion either way on this rule, but I think it would be nice if Nate would give an explanation on why he felt it was necessary.

disctildeath 10-15-2019 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ballgolfconvert (Post 3508044)
The guy is on some unexplained ego trip. Should have been stopped long ago IMO. Having spectators witness his play in conjunction with the top pros, is a black mark on the sport and shows the governing body doesn't take competition seriously as long it gets it's money.

Yeah it's almost embarrassing as spectators watching some Discmania sponsored douche who everyone says is the future of the sport break his hand punching the ground at the USDGC.

Streets 10-15-2019 08:42 PM

Man some people take this whole frisbee throwing thing WAY too seriously.

Consult20 10-15-2019 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by JC17393 (Post 3508030)
Why?

Still waiting for a valid answer to that question. Why is it needed? Or more so, why is it needed now?

It's not a pace of play thing because, as proponents are saying, it's not a significant number of people who are now barred from these events. Cutting out one or two players per event isn't going to speed things up noticeably.

It's not a supply/demand issue, as none of these events are turning away more skilled players because these under-skilled players are signing up.

It's not a professionalism/image thing because if it were, why hasn't a similar floor been imposed on FPO? Why is MPO's image of "professionalism" more important than FPO?


I'm not against this because I'm an advocate of Lloyd Weema or any other sub-900 rated player. I fully believe that someday we're going to get to a point in the game's growth where restricting the highest level events will be necessary. I just don't think we're anywhere close to that point yet, and like I keep saying, doing it now is putting the cart before the horse.

How about this theory: The PDGA was worried that fan voting was going to get Weema on a 1st round filmed card in a "high profile" event.

:popcorn:

JohtoVillage 10-15-2019 08:59 PM

I am on a plane waiting to leave Augusta so I can try to explain more later. But I will say that there were several touring players in the room that spoke heavily in favor of this change. In addition the touring pros in the room literally applauded the vote as soon as the roll call was announced. This is a move to make things more professional for our touring players and this was supported by PDGA staff and the BOD. This:

-Avoids situations where touring players play with novice rated players who throw shots that slow down the group enough to cause touring pros to lose focus. Imagine a wooded course such as WR Jackson and an 850 rated player playing that course. The group would spend considerable time looking for discs in the woods.
-Avoids situations where lower rated players are playing courses simply not suitable for their talent level. For example, a sub 900 rated player most likely cannot carry the water on several shots at Eureka. The same could be said for Fountain Hills Hole #1.
-Makes sure that people who can compete to cash in these events are allowed to play. Let's not forget that several Elite events fill up every year (Ledgestone, Idlewild, BSF, Santa Cruz, GBO, etc)

The last point is probably the most important. Many top level events are now filling up and some of them fill up months in advance. Having sub 900 rated players take the spots of touring pros is not acceptable. Yes, there is tiered registration. Sometimes touring pros simply don't have the money to pay for the entry at that time. This gives a few more opportunities to avoid those situations.

ILUVSMGS18 10-15-2019 09:11 PM

I feel that a floor of 870 would be more appropriate as that is 100 points below the standard for Open.

Coincidentally I'm now 871 rated.

Halcón 10-15-2019 09:11 PM

^ All points are obvious. This decision was a no brainer.

GoobyPls 10-15-2019 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by brutalbrutus (Post 3508057)
Well... in that case, he can show up to most Ctiers around the country and play Rec for awhile.;)

Ouch :D

Orioles_Lefty 10-15-2019 09:30 PM

I just think this is evidence that the PDGA can’t decide if it represents all of its members or just the tip of the iceberg. I support players doing what they think is best for their Tour but is it “their” Tour? The desire for a bunch of (or maybe a few) people outside the players to make the sport more professional is an inevitable thing but does not interest me at all. I guess the thinking is that professional = more $$$$ to go around to those with a stake.

elmexdela 10-15-2019 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohtoVillage (Post 3508135)
I am on a plane waiting to leave Augusta so I can try to explain more later. But I will say that there were several touring players in the room that spoke heavily in favor of this change. In addition the touring pros in the room literally applauded the vote as soon as the roll call was announced. This is a move to make things more professional for our touring players and this was supported by PDGA staff and the BOD. This:

-Avoids situations where touring players play with novice rated players who throw shots that slow down the group enough to cause touring pros to lose focus. Imagine a wooded course such as WR Jackson and an 850 rated player playing that course. The group would spend considerable time looking for discs in the woods.
-Avoids situations where lower rated players are playing courses simply not suitable for their talent level. For example, a sub 900 rated player most likely cannot carry the water on several shots at Eureka. The same could be said for Fountain Hills Hole #1.
-Makes sure that people who can compete to cash in these events are allowed to play. Let's not forget that several Elite events fill up every year (Ledgestone, Idlewild, BSF, Santa Cruz, GBO, etc)

The last point is probably the most important. Many top level events are now filling up and some of them fill up months in advance. Having sub 900 rated players take the spots of touring pros is not acceptable. Yes, there is tiered registration. Sometimes touring pros simply don't have the money to pay for the entry at that time. This gives a few more opportunities to avoid those situations.

if players lose focus thats on them

lay up or take a penalty

also ive played with throwers who bomb 600 but cant hit a fairway to save their life

looking in the **** at 300 ish ft is much easier than at 600 ish ft

wait is this about power or rating or what is this really about again


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