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Old 04-07-2016, 07:59 AM
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Default Would you play a PDGA event where the TD does not follow PDGA rules?

Simple question.

would you play a PDGA tournament or league if the TD was not following PDGA rules?

What would you do if the TD had rules published that violated PDGA rules?

What would you do if the TD made no effort to fix those rules even if they were aware before the event that they violate PDGA rules?
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:12 AM
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Report the TD to the PDGA?
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Depends on the rules. They can request waivers for rule variances. Like ribbons at a pdga sanctioned ice bowl with snow. Your post is too vague.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:33 AM
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Rules that did not get special approval to be the used.
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If the unapproved rule is something like "proceed directly to the drop zone if you go OB off the tee on hole #4" then sure, I would play.

If the unapproved rule is "all putts need to be made blindfolded with your off hand" then no, I would not.
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How about this one:

You show up to an event without ever having played the courses, with no time to get in practice rounds (for whatever reason). You bring along your laser rangefinder to help range distances, but the TD mistakenly still believes rangefinders are illegal and says you can't use it.

What do you do?
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Leave my rangefinder in the car, throw some frisbees and try to have a good time.
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Or:

The TD pays out all divisions in cash...
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I feel this question is too vague to be answered thoroughly because the actions I take are proportionate to how much bull**** is caused by flouting the rules.

As for the rangefinder example? I think buzzzchief covered it nicely, except I would bring it anyway and still have fun. I would likely try to talk to the td afterward and work it out so moving forward there wouldn't be any issues. If the td continues to be stubborn, I likely wouldn't attend their events moving forward. I might even report them.
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Originally Posted by chris deitzel View Post
Simple question.

would you play a PDGA tournament or league if the TD was not following PDGA rules?

What would you do if the TD had rules published that violated PDGA rules?

What would you do if the TD made no effort to fix those rules even if they were aware before the event that they violate PDGA rules?
BTW, was there a specific event that this happened, or are you just throwing it out there?...
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