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Old 10-15-2019, 05:19 PM
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MTL dubbed it unofficially the "Lloyd Weema" rule.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:19 PM
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Considering that Lloyd Weema seems to think that any publicity is a good thing, inspiring a rule named for him and inspired by him is probably okay with him.

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Old 10-15-2019, 05:20 PM
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There were other competitors rated under 900 who competed this year.

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I don't really mind the rule, as 900 is a pretty low bar to clear, but I do have a problem with someone on a PDGA governing body singling out one specific player as a problem. The guy has literally spent thousands of dollars these past couple years supporting the tour. He's an easy target for sure, but I would expect board members to have a bit more class.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:23 PM
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There were other competitors rated under 900 who competed this year.
Yet none of their names are associated with this new rule of futility.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:25 PM
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This needed to be done. The sport thanks you.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:26 PM
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You still have to qualify to play in the U.S. Open in ball golf. That is certainly a restriction.

https://www.usopen.com/qualifying/sectional.html
US Open also has a handicap standard for AMs trying to qualify...


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Any professional golfer is eligible to enter.

And any amateur golfer who has USGA men's handicap index of 1.4 or lower can enter U.S. Open qualifying.

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Old 10-15-2019, 05:27 PM
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How long before Lloyd Weema gets a sex change?

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Old 10-15-2019, 05:28 PM
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How different would this be than if they said, "You need to have finished top 50% at a B-tier or above in the past 2 years." Would that make people feel better?
Well, that way MPO wouldn't become a ratings-protected division. So it's a step in the right direction.

How about, "You can play MPO if you beat a 1027 rated player at a B-tier or above in the past 2 years."

Because that way, Lloyd Weema could still qualify. He beat JohnE McCray at the Southwest Florida Open this year.

Lloyd also has a win in the MP40 division, although that was a C-tier.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:32 PM
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This needed to be done. The sport thanks you.
Why?

Still waiting for a valid answer to that question. Why is it needed? Or more so, why is it needed now?

It's not a pace of play thing because, as proponents are saying, it's not a significant number of people who are now barred from these events. Cutting out one or two players per event isn't going to speed things up noticeably.

It's not a supply/demand issue, as none of these events are turning away more skilled players because these under-skilled players are signing up.

It's not a professionalism/image thing because if it were, why hasn't a similar floor been imposed on FPO? Why is MPO's image of "professionalism" more important than FPO?


I'm not against this because I'm an advocate of Lloyd Weema or any other sub-900 rated player. I fully believe that someday we're going to get to a point in the game's growth where restricting the highest level events will be necessary. I just don't think we're anywhere close to that point yet, and like I keep saying, doing it now is putting the cart before the horse.

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Lloyd also has a win in the MP40 division, although that was a C-tier.
Wasn't he the only one in his division?..
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