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Old 11-05-2018, 04:06 AM
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A buddy of mine played his first PDGA sanctioned tournament over the weekend. His first round was rated 1007. Has anyone ever heard of or experienced anything like this before?

The 2nd round was at a different course (much more challenging and one that he had never played before) and he struggled, shooting a more human-like 884. He ended up tied for 3rd in intermediate.

For me, that first round would be a lifetime achievement type of thing. He's not a PDGA member and is not likely to join anytime soon (med student on a budget with a baby on the way), so there's a chance he won't ever have it on his "official PDGA transcript". Should I buy him a membership so that this can be counted and stick him with a 950 rating right from the get go, just for posterity?
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:57 AM
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Pretty much the same thing for me. Took me 4 rounds to shoot 1000 but I won my first two tournaments I ever played and in my second tournament if I would have been in the Pro division I would have taken 2nd in a big B tier. I was just playing at a decently high level from the get go. But there are a good handful of people ever year that are 1000 rated after their first tournament ever because of how well they shoot. Its not common but it does happen.
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:11 AM
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Should I buy him a membership so that this can be counted and stick him with a 950 rating right from the get go, just for posterity?
Wait...can you do that? I'd love to surprise a few known baggers at their next tournament.

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Old 11-05-2018, 08:52 AM
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Looks like almost everyone in Intermediate played way above their rating that first round. I'd wait until the official ratings are set to be astounded.

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Old 11-05-2018, 01:08 PM
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I've met folks who have played for 10-15 years and could easily shoot 1000+ on their home course, but never play tournaments so they don't have ratings.

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Old 11-05-2018, 03:34 PM
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Wait...can you do that? I'd love to surprise a few known baggers at their next tournament.
Why wouldn't you be able to? It's your money. Spend it how you want.

The PDGA membership page has two links each for joining or renewing...one for buying a membership for yourself and one for buying membership for others.

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Old 11-05-2018, 03:41 PM
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Why wouldn't you be able to? It's your money. Spend it how you want.
I think that the question might be "Can you force a PDGA membership onto someone who, for whatever reason (DiscFifty mentions known baggers), prefers not to have one?"

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Old 11-05-2018, 04:18 PM
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I think that the question might be "Can you force a PDGA membership onto someone who, for whatever reason (DiscFifty mentions known baggers), prefers not to have one?"
And my response, again, is why wouldn't you be able to? The PDGA isn't going to turn down your money because you're buying for an unwilling recipient. In fact, they encourage TDs to award memberships as prizes to non-members at tournaments. How is DiscFifty (or anyone) buying a membership for a non-member any different than that? I'd argue that the circumstances DiscFifty references is one of the biggest reasons the PDGA encourages awarding memberships.

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Old 11-05-2018, 04:23 PM
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don't think it's that unusual but i don't have access to the data to prove it.

i played for 5+ years before playing my first tourney and only have played locally. pretty consistently at 990ish but i don't consider it accurate/realistic.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:02 AM
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There was a guy 2-3 years ago that made his official "debut" around 1030 after his first couple events, then dropped back. Anyone remember his name? Shook up the top 5 for an update or two.
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