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Yup that’s why I put the + in there. I’ve never seen an MPO division that cost less than $30 to play in, plus the non member fee, so I should’ve said “$40+”. My bad.

Guess we just don’t agree. I personally have found no reasons to join the PDGA over the last 4-5 years I’ve competed. A rule change like this would make me never compete in local C tiers ever again which would be sad for me.
IMHO, membership benefits should grant access to PDGA events.

I also would not support membership required for competition endowment events.
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Old 01-09-2020, 09:40 PM
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I would think a PDGA number would grant qualified members to apply to high end PDGA events.

For example, if I had a PDGA number I would not be granted to play USDGC based on the fact I had a number, I would also need to meet some point standard as well, correct?

Or at least I could apply to any event, but to be granted a position would be based on my ability to meet a minimum standard for NT type events. Lloyd comes to mind as a player who did not meet the standard but did play this past year in a number of high profile events. He's got stones that one.



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IMHO, membership benefits should grant access to PDGA events.

I also would not support membership required for competition endowment events.
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:15 AM
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I would think a PDGA number would grant qualified members to apply to high end PDGA events.
It currently does this. You have to be current to play A tiers or higher. I would like to see it be C tiers or higher and only allow non-members to play leagues.
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:06 AM
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It currently does this. You have to be current to play A tiers or higher. I would like to see it be C tiers or higher and only allow non-members to play leagues.
I used to think the PDGA should require membership for all events (leagues not counting as events- not sure I even believe they should sanction leagues). It would work fine in my area. Numbers don't really support it for everywhere though.

Spotsylvania County events 2019 had a total of 1178 players compete in PDGA events with 34 not being current members- just under 3%. Throw out the A Tier and the Major and the numbers are 870 and 34 which is just under 4%.

On the other hand the state of Mississippi had 1723 total players with 381 not being current which is 22%.

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Yup that’s why I put the + in there. I’ve never seen an MPO division that cost less than $30 to play in, plus the non member fee, so I should’ve said “$40+”. My bad.

Guess we just don’t agree. I personally have found no reasons to join the PDGA over the last 4-5 years I’ve competed. A rule change like this would make me never compete in local C tiers ever again which would be sad for me.
How many PDGA events a year do you play in? If you are playing 5 or more PDGA events a year the membership pays for itself by eliminating the 10.00 fee per event.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:16 PM
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On the other hand the state of Mississippi had 1723 total players with 381 not being current which is 22%.
I also think the first year for all memberships should be free or extremely cheap. When you have a number attached to you, you might feel part of something. It could help build long term membership numbers as hopefully some of those 22% would renew their membership.
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Old 01-10-2020, 12:39 PM
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How many PDGA events a year do you play in? If you are playing 5 or more PDGA events a year the membership pays for itself by eliminating the 10.00 fee per event.
it's been 5 or less than 5 since I started playing. I appreciate the flexibility of being able to decide whether or not to play based on weather forecasts and how that will impact my enjoyment of an event, not "I should play 5 to make my membership fee worth it". thanks though
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Isn't the point of the updates that it's the entire community's responsibility to administer discipline?
In that case:

Assume the position!
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Old 01-10-2020, 02:23 PM
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It currently does this. You have to be current to play A tiers or higher. I would like to see it be C tiers or higher and only allow non-members to play leagues.

Ah yes, great way to grow the competitive side of the sport for beginners.

Force them to be members!

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Old 01-10-2020, 02:29 PM
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Ah yes, great way to grow the competitive side of the sport for beginners.

Force them to be members!
Yep, that will turn more players away not create more PDGA members.
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