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Old 01-11-2017, 05:16 PM
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Getting your number for life is worth joining the organization and then if you play several tournaments each year your rating over time is calculated, listed by round and even graphed over time. It's all there for you to see on the Pdga site.
But on a somewhat related note I think Discgolfer magazine should be an optional buy when joining/renewing. I personally don't care for it because all of the tournament coverage is dated by the time it comes out. The Winter 2017 issue leads with USDGC coverage and no one is even talking about that anymore. And the mag can't go an issue or two without rehashing some form of the same article, which is a look back at our history and historical pros. Same thing over and over. I think they do it to fill space in the pages. I've been a member since 2002 and will continue to be but I haven't opened the plastic on those mags in several years.
Not to discount your opinion, honestly. I really enjoy the mag, cool pics, occasional interesting articles. They have been running some "wayback machine" type pieces that ring pretty true for an old guy like me. Works well to fill some bathroom time. The decision is really...to each his own.....or her. (given the recent threads around here)
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:58 PM
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No one can answer this question for anyone else.

If the measure is, What's in it for me?, then you have to weigh how much the various benefits are worth to you. Unless you're playing more than 5 tournaments a year, in which case it's pretty simple.

If you want to be part of the major international organization in the sport, all you have to weigh is whether there's something about the PDGA you don't like, severely enough to offset being a part.

For myself, when I found out there was an organization to join, I joined. Some years I haven't been able to play a tournament. But I just received a legacy tag for 20 years of membership.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:38 PM
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Good to lock up as low a number as you can...
Just curious, why is a lower PDGA number considered better?
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:55 PM
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:56 PM
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Just curious, why is a lower PDGA number considered better?
Because it's shameful to look like a noob.

The PDGA also sends out weekly email updates! Talk about value added!
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:57 PM
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^was wondering that too. besides going first in tie situations, can't think of anything else. I don't think going first is all that great anyway. Also, if you're not playing enough tournaments, it isn't worth it at all. I think you need to join to play A tiers, but you're not going to b/c you are new. As far as supporting or growing the sport, I would rather give the money to a local club.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:00 PM
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Just curious, why is a lower PDGA number considered better?
Because: Hipsters. Being part of the change instead of the pre-existing failure is apparently less admirable.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:32 PM
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Just curious, why is a lower PDGA number considered better?
It will be cooler in 5-10 years from now when all the new discers come around and you can brag on your low PDGA number...

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If anyone wants a 5 digit number, they probably should join this year.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:42 PM
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If anyone wants a 5 digit number, they probably should join this year.
I blew off joining for a few years and they went from 4 digits to 5 by the time I got around to it. I'm waaayyy less cool than I would be if I had the 4 digit number.
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