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Old 02-21-2020, 02:23 AM
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What would everyone think about allowing family members take on a PDGA number from them?

I don't know of any other sport that has something like PDGA numbers where it is a point of pride. Kind of a cool thing we (may) have to ourselves. At this point some of the lower numbers are occupied by folks that are nearing their twilight and at best may not be playing disc golf much longer.

What if we allowed a moderate donation to the PDGA for the number to be passed on? The player profile could list the original holder, and many years down the road you could have a really cool lineage of disc golfers going back through generations. The player profile could list the wins continuously, because only one person is using the number in a given stretch after the original holder "retires".

Obviously we would need some sort of controls to prevent a PDGA # side market, but maybe we wouldn't?? What does everyone think?
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Old 02-21-2020, 03:11 AM
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Hey not a bad idea.
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Old 02-21-2020, 03:20 AM
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If it is strictly family members yes it could work but they have to be immediate family, otherwise it could get ugly with a family that has more then relative who plays say uncles, aunts, and cousins in Tournaments and wants that PDGA number. Otherwise it would be odd to see masses of players eyeing for a low number or number like 6969.

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Old 02-21-2020, 03:33 AM
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Interesting idea. I think that would actually be pretty cool. I agree with you for once
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Old 02-21-2020, 07:08 AM
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Open up the market and sell off #s at a big price. New numbers are free, if they're going to pay for the database development work and grow the sport then charge a significant price for this vanity project.
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Old 02-21-2020, 07:22 AM
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I don't want anyone using my number after I'm gone. It's special and unique to me and should NOT be available to anyone for any price.

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Old 02-21-2020, 08:03 AM
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10285=me. It is like a social security # Nontransferable.

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Old 02-21-2020, 08:42 AM
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First thing that occurs to me on reading your suggestion is the assignment of ham radio call signs. Upon death I think the FCC holds them for a while for close family members to claim. They also allow call sign holders to transfer to a club station to hold "in memorium."

Ham radio is different though because the default is for call signs to get recycled, unlike the PDGA.

Recycling PDGA numbers is some tougher because of the stats that go along with it -- who would come up when you enter a number?

FWIW, when I registered my son & I we got consecutive numbers -- I got him the lower number since I thought he would get a kick out of having a lower number than his old man. So he would refuse my number.

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First thing that occurs to me on reading your suggestion is the assignment of ham radio call signs. Upon death I think the FCC holds them for a while for close family members to claim. They also allow call sign holders to transfer to a club station to hold "in memorium."

Ham radio is different though because the default is for call signs to get recycled, unlike the PDGA.

Recycling PDGA numbers is some tougher because of the stats that go along with it -- who would come up when you enter a number?

FWIW, when I registered my son & I we got consecutive numbers -- I got him the lower number since I thought he would get a kick out of having a lower number than his old man. So he would refuse my number.
Nice. thrembo 10285. mrs thrembo 10284.

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Old 02-21-2020, 09:14 AM
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Nice. thrembo 10285. mrs thrembo 10284.
oops. I lied wife informed me she is actually 10286, lol. She is of course absolutely right (I checked to make sure).

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