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We should have a points championship like NASCAR.
have you heard of the disc golf pro tour?
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:11 AM
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We should have an end of the year tourney like NCAA basketball.
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Old 10-19-2019, 06:14 AM
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We should have a triple crown.
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Old 10-19-2019, 07:33 AM
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Anyone who thinks this would be a good idea obviously hasn't ran a tournament, or at least not one with multiple courses in play. The PDGA got away from this model for a reason.
They didn't necessarily get away from it because it's not a good idea. Just that they had a better one.

Obviously, it was good enough to do at least 4 times, perhaps more.

But it's true that the logistics of running such an event are overwhelming. I played Charlotte and saw it firsthand. One of the many advantages of splitting up Worlds is that, by using multiple locations, you greatly increase the manpower available.
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a future where we have 30 players show up at some random locale to determine the masters am woman champion just seems dumb to me.....maybe I am just weird
The slope's not that slippery.

But were it to happen, on great courses perfectly suited to your division instead of merely suitable, with the hosts can roll out the red carpet and really cater to the players instead of being spread thin over 34 divisions, it might seem special, too.

One of the drawbacks to massive worlds is that a city might have 15 courses suited for hosting, but only a handful of them are the city's signature courses, and only some divisions will get to play those courses, and then only once or twice.

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Old 10-21-2019, 10:18 AM
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I will counter with

Why Not?

Benefits: fun and festive atmosphere that players would enjoy being a part of as well as providing an actual economic imprint

sure there are drawbacks but why should we have a World Cup in Soccer....
Am Worlds for 95% of the players is a party and only about 10% of the field at Pro Worlds actually have a chance to win while several touring pros fleece their fanboys with merchandise for sale in the parking lot when they are not caddying for their girlfriends.

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Old 10-21-2019, 01:10 PM
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FWIW... A SUPERWORLDS probably wouldn't fly with the PDGA. I know there has been a few people that have tried to bid on a combined worlds in the past few years and have been told that it likely won't happen. Obviously things can change, but... not likely.

But, I always did love the combined worlds years.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:59 PM
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FWIW... A SUPERWORLDS probably wouldn't fly with the PDGA. I know there has been a few people that have tried to bid on a combined worlds in the past few years and have been told that it likely won't happen. Obviously things can change, but... not likely.

But, I always did love the combined worlds years.

That's interesting, both that people have bid to do a combined worlds (seems like a big pain in the neck!) and that the PDGA turned them down. I mean, if it's a well-established TD and supporting club that have run successful tournaments in the past, why not let them have a crack at it?

Financially the combined worlds makes a lot of sense, because the pro divisions are a known cash drain whereas am divisions have the potential to be the opposite. So that works out on paper. The logistics of so many players/courses/divisions are still daunting, but again, if you have a bidder willing to take on that mantle...why not?

Just spitballing here, but the greater Denver area strikes me as a prime location for a "SUPERWORLDS." Lots of great courses there, and plenty of hotels and other infrastructure to accommodate 1000+ players. It's centrally located in the US, and has a large hub airport, so travel-wise it's about as close to optimal as you can ask for. Not to mention there are certain...uh...regulatory anomalies that may be attractive to many disc golfers, and also make that community more accepting of the disc golf crowd.

Yet despite all those factors, Colorado notably lacks a large/signature yearly Tour event. Why? Maybe the locals just don't have the appetite to host giant tournaments, and if that's the case I certainly wouldn't blame them. But if they DID want to throw a big one and showcase their disc golf scene, all the other groundwork appears to be in place.
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#growthesport

... oh no wait... we miss the small family feeling of our little niche sport...

#shrinkthesport ?

Combined worlds is just not feasible, not in most any sport. Size matters and at some point the logistics are not feasible, at least not without Olympic level donor money.
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