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Old 01-07-2019, 02:45 PM
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That's easy to figure out why. They're trying to lessen the so called "baggers,' by lowering the threshold entry fee for open (trying to attract more) and making it higher in Rec and intermediate (trying to discourage more). Those divisions are where most of the complaints come from.
Thank you for your reply, but unfortunately the ams I play with at weekly minis would not agree with that.

On a different note:

Local player Emerson Keith has become the 3rd highest rated player in Texas! Only 8 points behind Bradley Williams.

https://www.pdga.com/player/47472
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:08 PM
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Thank you for your reply, but unfortunately the ams I play with at weekly minis would not agree with that.
Didn't say they were being successful. I said they were "trying".
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:45 PM
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GK Productions covered the final round of the 2019 Winter Warm Up featuring some of DFW's finest. This a very nice production so make sure you subscribe to their channel.


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Old 02-21-2019, 01:06 PM
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The Flower Mound Heritage course is set for a soft opening on Saturday 23Feb19.

https://www.flower-mound.com/1787/Disc-Golf-Course

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Old 02-22-2019, 09:37 AM
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WOOP WOOP! "offers dramatic elevation changes"... in north Texas???!?!??

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Old 02-22-2019, 01:51 PM
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As the new year is upon us, I would like to take this time to thank everyone involved with the DFW disc golf community. For those who may not know, DFW is one of the most active disc golf areas in the county. Almost every day of the week there is a casual/pro mini and the weekends usually bring us either more minis or official PDGA tournaments. If you are on Facebook and have not joined the DFW Disc Golf Mini List, you should take the time to join. It can be reached here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DFWDGminis/

I setup this account here to simply provide an outlet for posting information about the DFW disc golf scene. While playing in over 200 local DFW PDGA events, I've witnessed some interesting developments, trends, in recent years regarding PDGA tournaments that the DFW community may or may not be familiar with, especially how these compare with events in other parts of the country.

If you don't know about the 2019 Tour Standards set up by the PDGA, I would highly suggest taking the time to view this document. I will be using the information provided in this document from time to time to highlight various details in regards to PDGA tournaments in the DFW area.

https://www.pdga.com/files/2019_pdga...tandards_0.pdf

As you will know from reading the 2019 PDGA Tour Standards document, there is a pricing structure setup by the PDGA that TDs are encouraged to use. While there is no official mandate on the pricing structure, as written in the document: "TDs are strongly urged not to exceed the values listed in this table in determining their PDGA net entry fees."

I will not interject personal opinion into the facts I post here. I will leave that up to anyone reading it and they can decide what they would like to do with the information provided.

There is a trend in the DFW area to lower PDGA entry fees for pros while raising the fees for ams.

(Verified on 1/3/2019)
Hyzerbomb: 2019 Polar Open 1/12/2019
MPO division $10.00 lower than the suggested pricing structure while Immediate is $20.00 HIGHER than the PDGA suggested pricing, Rec & Junior is both $15.00 higher.

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Dynamic Discs: Straddle the Brazos 1/13/2019
MPO division $15.00 lower than the suggested pricing structure while Immediate is $25.00 HIGHER than the PDGA suggested pricing, Rec is $15.00 higher & Junior is $10.00 higher.
I've noticed this trend of inflating AM prices and it bothers me a little. My wife plays Women's Int, but to her it's hard to justify dropping $45-50 to play with a field of maybe 2 or 3 women (or even 0 on a bad day).

On the men's side of things, I wish we could stick closer to the recommended $25 as well. I got a $90 merch payout last year at one tournament and it's fun to blow that credit on some new discs, but I would have been totally content with a smaller entry fee and $50 of credit.

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Old 02-22-2019, 03:14 PM
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I've noticed this trend of inflating AM prices and it bothers me a little. My wife plays Women's Int, but to her it's hard to justify dropping $45-50 to play with a field of maybe 2 or 3 women (or even 0 on a bad day).

On the men's side of things, I wish we could stick closer to the recommended $25 as well. I got a $90 merch payout last year at one tournament and it's fun to blow that credit on some new discs, but I would have been totally content with a smaller entry fee and $50 of credit.
Just dropped $210 (A Tier) for entry in to the Nick Hyde for my son (junior) and myself (Int). I honestly don't mind it though, the payouts Matt Siri (TD) put together are always great, and the player pack is always great as well (I mostly sell everything from it and get my entry fee back).

For B and C tiers though I agree, really wish they'd lower the entry fees.

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I'll keep playing in my group of friends. It's more fun, competition is great, it doesn't take all day and it costs less. The DFW tourney structure discourages AM players. So be it.

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I'll keep playing in my group of friends. It's more fun, competition is great, it doesn't take all day and it costs less. The DFW tourney structure discourages AM players. So be it.
Me too eegor .......me too.

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Old 02-23-2019, 09:59 PM
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So Heritage Park in Flower Mound is really nice. It's gonna be a great course for years to come. IMO, it's easily a top 10 course in the metroplex. its pretty muddy out there right now so bring a few towels with ya!

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