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Old 08-01-2019, 03:21 PM
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That may be the case. Or maybe our society punishes wrongthink so heavily that nobody would dare to voice opposition.

End of the day, there are a lot of unknown factors here. The only thing I know for certain is that there is a perfectly good division that everyone can play in, the mixed division. Why worry about any of the unknowns when there is an option available that is certain to please everyone?

When my daughter is old enough to compete I will encourage her to play mixed no matter what her gender identity or skill level. I just don't see the value in being the best of the lousiest. Approaching life as a challenge without stacking the odds in your own favor is a value I hope to pass to my children.
Who are you to decide what is wrongthink?
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Old 08-01-2019, 03:25 PM
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Who are you to decide what is wrongthink?
Um, nobody? Did I ever claim to be the wrongthink authority?
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Old 08-01-2019, 03:42 PM
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Here's my unwanted and uninformed opinion.

This situation is no different than if Serena Williams decided to start playing DG and smoked the field at worlds. She's genetically superior to pretty much 99.999999% of the field and more athletically gifted / talented, has better body control, stronger, more experienced with competition, etc.

People are way too hung up on which extra bits everyone else has.

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Old 08-01-2019, 03:53 PM
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Unlike 99.999999999% of people commenting with this approach, I actually SAW this group compete at the worlds. I was with them as a marshal for multiple holes.

There was move love and kindness than you see in MPO, FPO, etc. Literally hugging Laura, calling her "mama Laura" and etc.

Not a single one of the 2nd through 4th place women cared that they would have finished one spot higher without Laura competing.

So what's funny is why you think they were robbed, those that were actually effected in no way feel this way.
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Here's my unwanted and uninformed opinion.

This situation is no different than if Serena Williams decided to start playing DG and smoked the field at worlds. She's genetically superior to pretty much 99.999999% of the field and more athletically gifted / talented, has better body control, stronger, more experienced with competition, etc.

People are way too hung up on which extra bits everyone else has.
Both of these posts.

Hope some boys in here will grow up to be men one day. The rest of us are unamused with your ignorance.

Go Laura! I hope you find happiness and acceptance on and off the fairway. People fear what they can't understand, and willful ignorance prevents understanding.

As far as the PDGA, they're following IOC guidelines, which is good enough for me.

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Old 08-01-2019, 03:56 PM
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As far as the PDGA, they're following IOC guidelines, which is good enough for me.
This.

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Old 08-01-2019, 04:03 PM
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Nagtegaal competed exclusively in mixed divisions (also, no longer referred to as men's divisions by the PDGA) from the time they became a PDGA member in 2010 until 2019.
I'm pretty sure that there has never been a "men's division." Even locally, I know women that have played in "Men's" divisions for as long as I have been playing

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Old 08-01-2019, 04:05 PM
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People are way too hung up on which extra bits everyone else has.
True true. We should eliminate all female protected divisions.

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Old 08-01-2019, 04:10 PM
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I'm pretty sure that there has never been a "men's division." Even locally, I know women that have played in "Men's" divisions for as long as I have been playing
There has been, in fact the "M" in most divisions used to stand for "Men's"

It now officially stands for "Mixed" meaning any gender. Nothing changed with the rules, just the clarification.

"Divisions that have the letter M in their code are “Mixed” divisions where both males and females may play. Divisions that have the letter F in their code are “Female-only” divisions in which only females may play."

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https://www.pdga.com/divisions

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Old 08-01-2019, 04:13 PM
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Both of these posts.

Hope some boys in here will grow up to be men one day. The rest of us are unamused with your ignorance.

Go Laura! I hope you find happiness and acceptance on and off the fairway. People fear what they can't understand, and willful ignorance prevents understanding.

As far as the PDGA, they're following IOC guidelines, which is good enough for me.
Do IOC guidelines allow someone to qualify for the olympics before they have transitioned? I missed that if they do.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:15 PM
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So why are there Male(mixed) and female divisions if there is no difference between men and women

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