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Amenities?
-- Not sure what this means but we did get a free background check and pass to get into fort gordon for playing!
Flymart?
-- It was moved the day before the flymart to the IDGC, caused a giant mess of parking, and was unbelievably hot. Also, I barely saw anyone at the flymart.
Players packs?
-- We got coupons, a mini, and a cup.
Entertainment?
-- Not sure what this means but we did get a free BBQ dinner!


I didn't choose to grade anything based on live coverage, I was just asking whether your statement was based in any fact whatsoever or just baseless claims.


The problem with worlds is twofold:

1. We don't have the monetary support to have pro events exist without donators playing. Without donators, everyone is playing for their entry fee plus added cash. Pros don't like this because it makes it really hard to cash and make a living.

2. Reducing the number of rounds and making worlds less of a fun experience decreases the odds that a donator will travel to play. This worlds did not come close to filling up. The cash line was at 66 players and you had to get 52nd to get your money back. These are legitimate problems with worlds that shed light on its ability to sustain itself in the future.


Let me introduce a new topic:

Since the PDGA has determined that there should be quantitative standards for worlds (Ie 4 rounds, 2 courses, tee times, 4 days, ect), should the PDGA also have qualitative standards for worlds (meaning, should PDGA be allowed to use courses that have never been used in tournament play and that were put in shortly before worlds?)
-So you were a competitor? I could not tell from your post. I wouldn't think live coverage would be a priority.

-Sounds like it sucked all around then.

-My claims were baseless, but from someone who appreciates the effort taken to put on an event as big as Worlds.

1. That is a problem with the entire sport, but Worlds has always been more about the title and experience than the money.

2. Hard to tell. Some may appreciate the opportunity to play a Worlds without having to commit as much time as past years.

The Fort Gordon course did seem too new for a Worlds (based on the gnats alone). It also seemed distracting because of the crowds on the back nine R4.

My apologies for the earlier comment. My Worlds experiences were always great mostly because of the off the course events, glad I skipped this one.
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"Johnny Disc Golf" has really stepped into his own as an announcer. He can do both color and play-by-play, and his inflection seems to have no particular regional influence, except maybe his 'totally' in response to Ian's insight which is really nothing.

Perhaps a 3-man booth with Brother Dave to give an idiot's perspective?
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Sexton's commentary would be better suited for a 2-man operation I think. His color commentary is really insightful but I also think based on his strong CvC work that he could lead a broadcast as well.
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Sexton's commentary would be better suited for a 2-man operation I think. His color commentary is really insightful but I also think based on his strong CvC work that he could lead a broadcast as well.
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I like it! Sexton plays the straight man and BroDave gives it that Japenese game-show element
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Worlds didn't come close to filling? I thought those were the pre-determined caps (less any no-shows, perhaps). I feel bad knowing I could have taken one of the vacant spots and played.
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Let me introduce a new topic:

Since the PDGA has determined that there should be quantitative standards for worlds (Ie 4 rounds, 2 courses, tee times, 4 days, ect), should the PDGA also have qualitative standards for worlds (meaning, should PDGA be allowed to use courses that have never been used in tournament play and that were put in shortly before worlds?)
They should, do, and will....but "no new courses" might not fit their definition of quality.
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