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Seems ass backwards to me to not have a viable alternative yet expect that the PDGA willingly and happily (with their blessing) cede power and control to this non-existent entity. Wanting that suggests that the PDGA is doing such a poor job that anyone could do better. Yet the professional game has never been at a higher peak than it is right now, on a steady growth track that doesn't seem to be plateauing or declining. Why exactly should the PDGA get out of professional disc golf?
I'm talking...in the future...not "right now". I am saying it's no secret the PDGA has done a not so great job of growing the pro side of the sport (over the past decades). If you research the subject you'll find most people agree the PDGA should just continue to cater to the ams. And alot of people here have voiced their concerns in a negative way about ANY AM membership funds going towards promoting the pro side of the sport.

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The PDGA does not need to be pouring any more membership money (on a percentage basis) into the pro tour than they already are. And they won't be anytime soon. You think that the amateur members of the org would be into that, and I think history suggests that is not the case. The idea of the PDGA investing more of its resources into a bigger pro tour has been floating around for 20+ years. There's a reason they haven't done more in that time...there really isn't the support for it among the majority of the membership.
Some interesting comments on a thread titled: "PDGATOUR - Would you support this?"

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...d.php?t=133942

Personally I wouldn't mind if DGPT ran the pro side, I was just saying I'd be fine if someone else took it over too. Right now "pdgatour.com" redirects to the PDGA events page. What's wrong with the PDGA handling the am side and another organization handling the pro side?
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:23 AM
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I'm talking...in the future...not "right now". I am saying it's no secret the PDGA has done a not so great job of growing the pro side of the sport (over the past decades). If you research the subject you'll find most people agree the PDGA should just continue to cater to the ams. And alot of people here have voiced their concerns in a negative way about ANY AM membership funds going towards promoting the pro side of the sport.
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What "most people"?

The mostly-Am PDGA membership keeps voting for directors who follow the current path---or acquiescing by not voting.

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Old 11-20-2019, 09:33 AM
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What "most people"?
I think that's like when you hear a news talking head refer to the "American people" when at most they are talking about slightly less than whatever half of the country that news person is speaking for...

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Old 11-20-2019, 09:36 AM
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I am saying it's no secret the PDGA has done a not so great job of growing the pro side of the sport (over the past decades).
How so? What specifically should have been done differently and how would you have gone about it?
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:34 AM
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If one of the arguments for the PDGA to shut down the National Tour is an over crowed schedule, maybe the DGPT should limit their events to 5-6 also. If the DGPT can show grow and a willingness to combine the two in 2022 that would be a great idea.

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Old 11-20-2019, 10:47 AM
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PDGA = Professional Disc Golf Assoc.
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:55 AM
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What's wrong with the PDGA handling the am side and another organization handling the pro side?
In the abstract, nothing...IF the organization handling the pro side is a known quantity that we can trust to do the job. As long as that organization remains a hypothetical fantasy, it's useless and needless to talk about splitting the management of the competitive side of the sport when what we have is working and growing.

I won't deny that, eventually, there will need to be a separation of the "tour" and the PDGA from a management standpoint, not unlike the separation between the PGA and the USGA and the PGA TOUR. We're not there yet, and I don't think we're going to be in the immediate future. But we're certainly moving in the direction of that eventuality, slowly and steadily.

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Old 11-20-2019, 11:04 AM
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I won't deny that, eventually, there will need to be a separation of the "tour" and the PDGA from a management standpoint, not unlike the separation between the PGA and the USGA and the PGA TOUR. We're not there yet, and I don't think we're going to be in the immediate future. But we're certainly moving in the direction of that eventuality, slowly and steadily.
We agree on that point and with that, no need to continue. Thank you for your replies.
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:07 AM
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PDGA = Professional Disc Golf Assoc.
lol.. I tried that argument before and was shut down. I was told it was a professional association focused on amateurs.
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:13 AM
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How so? What specifically should have been done differently and how would you have gone about it?
I've replied to that subject countless times. It starts with a proper media presence and builds from there. Point being..decades..and very slow growth on the pro side. At the least, you would think a stable pro media presence would have been developed by now. The domain "pdgatour.com" was registered back in 2002 and like I said, simply redirects to the events page on pdga.com.

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