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Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 12-01-2017, 10:35 AM
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It's a very fair counter argument to my point. ...

It's a very fair counter argument to my point.

It's impossible for a TD to control the uncontrollable. However, making attempts to is important.

They can't control a 72 person open field and...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 12-01-2017, 09:07 AM
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Posted By _MTL_
I could not disagree more. I believe...

I could not disagree more.

I believe strongly, as a TD on the competition stand point, that my job is do everything I can to protect the integrity of that competition. Sometimes, you have to do...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 12-01-2017, 08:12 AM
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Posted By _MTL_
The PDGA is our organization and they do listen....

The PDGA is our organization and they do listen. I hope people can see that in this example.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-25-2017, 10:48 AM
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Posted By _MTL_
Agreed. It's a fantastic option.

Agreed. It's a fantastic option.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-24-2017, 03:50 PM
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Posted By _MTL_
Fair points. Thanks for allowing me to clarify. ...

Fair points. Thanks for allowing me to clarify.

We lump a lot of things together. You win a C tier with 1 open player and it statistically counts in your win total like winning the worlds does....
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-24-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 281
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Posted By _MTL_
We basically already do limit it based on the...

We basically already do limit it based on the "Touring Pros" designation. I earned that one year and as a player, it was my greatest accomplishment. But except for a few random spots held at NT's, it...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-24-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 281
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Posted By _MTL_
There has been an evolution of the solutions for...

There has been an evolution of the solutions for this issue.

It started with Pro 2. Pro 2 was a division where any amateur could compete and any pro under 955 (I think?) could play. Anyone could...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-24-2017, 02:34 PM
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Posted By _MTL_
I'm not in anyway arguing - I'm trying my best to...

I'm not in anyway arguing - I'm trying my best to avoid conversations that get like that.

But to your first point, the issue is our definition of a professional. The fact that Ricky is classified...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-24-2017, 02:02 PM
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Posted By _MTL_
Sure, they can appeal, but they are rarely...

Sure, they can appeal, but they are rarely approved.

I actually had mine approved about 5 years back. I had a significant neck injury and had medical records and a medical opinion that stated my...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-24-2017, 01:23 PM
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Posted By _MTL_
Exactly. I've seen 930 players move up because at...

Exactly. I've seen 930 players move up because at the time, the advanced fields were very weak. And then within a year, they realize it was a bad mistake. Sure, they got last cash at a one day C tier...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-24-2017, 01:21 PM
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Posted By _MTL_
This is because in our sport the definition of...

This is because in our sport the definition of professional is weak.

I'm a pretty good player, especially compared to the average player, but I get waxed week in and week out by 1000+ rated...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-24-2017, 12:25 PM
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Posted By _MTL_
pro.

pro.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-24-2017, 12:01 PM
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Posted By _MTL_
I won a 4 round B Tier in open this year and I'm...

I won a 4 round B Tier in open this year and I'm sub 970.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-24-2017, 11:07 AM
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Posted By _MTL_
Retention rates. Retention rates of ams will...

Retention rates.

Retention rates of ams will always be all over the place. Some people get really into the sport and then lose interest. That's with any product / hobby. But if you are playing...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-20-2017, 09:42 AM
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Posted By _MTL_
Amateur player complaints (and a BOD request)...

Amateur player complaints (and a BOD request) concerning a player winning an Amateur Worlds title despite previously accepting cash in a Professional division, in a PDGA-sanctioned event, prior to...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-19-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 20,618
Posted By _MTL_
The rules says "If a TD uses merchandise vouchers...

The rules says "If a TD uses merchandise vouchers for Amateur payout, they must be
redeemable at the event OR afterwards via online fulfillment.

In this example, if was provided, I would argue...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-19-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 20,618
Posted By _MTL_
I Think it's just another step towards events and...

I Think it's just another step towards events and TD's being told no.

The sport on the competition side is in a shift from quantity to quality. And ensuring that things are done correctly is part...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-19-2017, 10:18 AM
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Views: 20,618
Posted By _MTL_
If someone plays the Masters as am and makes the...

If someone plays the Masters as am and makes the cut, they don't leave with 40K in golf balls.

Saying that, I was actually a fan of this rule - this effect will be felt at very small events and...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-19-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 20,618
Posted By _MTL_
From what I was told... PDGA feels pros...

From what I was told...

PDGA feels pros should be current (Agreed). So when I asked "why just dont you require someone playing pro to be current" the answer I got was "if you want to test the...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-19-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 20,618
Posted By _MTL_
Good points, as usual!

Good points, as usual!
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-19-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 20,618
Posted By _MTL_
There have been instances where a TD says "ooops,...

There have been instances where a TD says "ooops, shipment delayed, sorry don't have payout at the event" and then the players leave town and never get it. I think it's just clarifying if you don't...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-19-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 20,618
Posted By _MTL_
I get that it's not being shady or anything from...

I get that it's not being shady or anything from the event perspective, but if a B&M store is doing the payout and making that revenue, I don't think it's too hard to bring a pop up tent and a few...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-19-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 20,618
Posted By _MTL_
Most of the updates aren't changes, rather...

Most of the updates aren't changes, rather clarifications.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-19-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 20,618
Posted By _MTL_
I just read through the Comp Manual in full. ...

I just read through the Comp Manual in full.

A few interesting things I found (beyond what's already been noted)

- C-Tier events have the option to randomly mix divisions for groupings (first...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 10-19-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 20,618
Posted By _MTL_
The reason TD's aren't complaining is any good TD...

The reason TD's aren't complaining is any good TD read that and thought the same thing I did - "Why would I not have payout available at the end of the event?!?"
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