#1  
Old 09-28-2017, 01:05 PM
DiscFifty DiscFifty is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Years Playing: 8.8
Courses Played: 19
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 3,493
Niced 1,056 Times in 619 Posts
Default New Age-Based Competition Divisions Starting in 2018

https://www.pdga.com/new-age-based-c...-starting-2018
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-28-2017, 01:15 PM
PMantle's Avatar
PMantle PMantle is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alexandria, La.
Years Playing: 7.5
Courses Played: 48
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 5,098
Niced 866 Times in 585 Posts
Default

Terrible. There's too many divisions already, and sometimes us old guys have to play down in age just to get more than two on a card around here.

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-28-2017, 01:44 PM
ru4por's Avatar
ru4por ru4por is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dearborn Michigan
Years Playing: 36.7
Courses Played: 248
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 4,043
Niced 1,806 Times in 783 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PMantle View Post
Terrible. There's too many divisions already, and sometimes us old guys have to play down in age just to get more than two on a card around here.
Agree, this is awful. In a quest for points for World's, it is already a challenge to find a field in the larger, combined GM division, to pick up more than a handful of points. This essentially will require coordination among the age protected division participants or just forcing me to play in the non age protected brackets. I suppose I will begin to encourage TD's to simply not offer the top age division within each of the old division set up. Only offer 50-55, 60-65, and not offer the 55-59 and 65-69. Outside of large events, NT, Bowling Green.....this effectively will kill off the age protected divisions in most of my regional tournaments.

The only positive I can state, is surprisingly, the PDGA did not announce and institute this half way through the tournament season.

Damn, why does the PDGA continue to make playing within their system, so difficult?

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-28-2017, 01:50 PM
GMcAtee GMcAtee is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntsville, AL
Years Playing: 10.8
Courses Played: 534
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 323
Niced 159 Times in 76 Posts
Default

I agree. Not a productive move.

However, the tournaments the advanced age groups attend in large numbers are usually the best tournaments.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-28-2017, 01:54 PM
bnbanbury bnbanbury is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: richmond,va/ north east, md
Courses Played: 80
Posts: 827
Niced 267 Times in 102 Posts
Default

I honestly thought this was some sort of joke article poking light fun at how many divisions we have already. I can't fathom the basis for this decision. Are people finding huge wait-lists for age protected divisions? Is anyone actually asking for this?

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-28-2017, 01:58 PM
Vonbeezy1 Vonbeezy1 is offline
Finders Keepers Anonymous Pond Diver
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Gullah Gullah Island
Courses Played: 8
Posts: 763
Niced 31 Times in 26 Posts
Default

I'll join the almost unanimous decision and agree that there are way too many divisions already. What a joke it is to add even more divisions
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-28-2017, 01:59 PM
Monocacy's Avatar
Monocacy Monocacy is online now
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Maryland
Years Playing: 19.7
Courses Played: 167
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,637
Niced 516 Times in 237 Posts
Default

Haven't played tourneys for a couple of years, so I do not have much of a stake in this. However:

Positive: MA50 makes a lot more sense than "Advanced Grand Exalted Senior Master" or whatever, which always sounded like a title from the KKK.

Negative: When I did play tournaments, I usually played with the youngsters in Intermediate or Advanced Masters. I think I played one Advanced Grandmaster tournament, and it was the same 3 guys every round. Not much different from a casual round with my buddies, but slower. Soooo much slower.

Maybe the smaller age ranges make more sense for regional or national level tournaments, but it is hard to see them being useful for local tourneys.

As far as the medical rationale for the change, I have continued to improve from my 40s through 50s. Hmm, maybe I'm just an especially slow learner.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-28-2017, 02:03 PM
GMcAtee GMcAtee is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntsville, AL
Years Playing: 10.8
Courses Played: 534
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 323
Niced 159 Times in 76 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bnbanbury View Post
I honestly thought this was some sort of joke article poking light fun at how many divisions we have already. I can't fathom the basis for this decision. Are people finding huge wait-lists for age protected divisions? Is anyone actually asking for this?
In my 8 years experience, I've encountered one person that complained about competing at 49 years old against a 40 year old.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-28-2017, 02:04 PM
DiscFifty DiscFifty is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Years Playing: 8.8
Courses Played: 19
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 3,493
Niced 1,056 Times in 619 Posts
Default

Maybe.....maybe.....good for large events where some age separation could work, but for smaller events just more division shuffling for tds come tournament morning.

Niced: (2)
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 09-28-2017, 02:08 PM
ru4por's Avatar
ru4por ru4por is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dearborn Michigan
Years Playing: 36.7
Courses Played: 248
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 4,043
Niced 1,806 Times in 783 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DiscFifty View Post
Maybe.....maybe.....good for large events where some age separation could work, but for smaller events just more division shuffling for tds come tournament morning.
Maybe..................but, I am not sure how my tournament experience at Bowling Green, Worlds or any large national event is made better by competing against less golfers.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2018 Competition Rules Changes krupicka Rules Questions & Discussion 281 12-06-2017 08:01 PM
Ledgestone Analysis: Why do people not play proper divisions based player rating? BlazedOrangeHat General Disc Golf Chat 98 02-22-2016 04:35 PM
Age Restricted Divisions Captain Bad General Disc Golf Chat 98 01-16-2016 12:45 AM
Age-protected divisions - should they be Advanced? JamesM General Disc Golf Chat 37 09-02-2014 12:17 AM
Phone Based Maps HyzerUniBomber General Disc Golf Chat 25 12-04-2013 09:55 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.