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Old 10-30-2019, 01:12 PM
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I have no issue with them playing in MPO. Like most people say, it is honor to have a top name or 2 come out. Any negatives underwhelm the positives of them being there. That is, as long as they don't cut in front of other groups who are also playing the event /S.

That said, most developmental pro tours in ball golf (mini-tours), prohibit those who have played a certain number of PGA tour events or have a certain ranking, from competing in their events. Generally though, PGA tour pros are eligible for the Club Championships at the local clubs they belong to.

Maybe as the sport grows and we get these developmental leagues, such a rule may make sense.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:21 PM
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To each his own... but nope, not buying that argument, never have. Not for the higher rated guys, lower rated (rec) guys in it just for the social experience, sure.
Really. If I was 40 I would think hard about playing masters so that I dont have to play with the young kids. Not because they are better then me but because I find the younger generation a lot more annoying on a personal level. Im that angry old man that tells kids to stay off my lawn, except Im only 30.

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Old 10-30-2019, 01:23 PM
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I have no issue with them playing in MPO. Like most people say, it is honor to have a top name or 2 come out. Any negatives underwhelm the positives of them being there. That is, as long as they don't cut in front of other groups who are also playing the event /S.

That said, most developmental pro tours in ball golf (mini-tours), prohibit those who have played a certain number of PGA tour events or have a certain ranking, from competing in their events. Generally though, PGA tour pros are eligible for the Club Championships at the local clubs they belong to.

Maybe as the sport grows and we get these developmental leagues, such a rule may make sense.
This would make a little more sense if disc golf had the money that ball golf has.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:36 PM
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Why shouldn't they? If you have a problem with it then don't play the tournament.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:38 PM
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Well dang.

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Old 10-30-2019, 01:39 PM
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lol.. here in the DFW area we have a group of 940+ rated ma50 players that refuse to play in the advanced division. Merch - keeping am pros in business. lol..
If you are 940 rated, you have to play in an advanced division, or open. You have to play MA50 or MA1. I think I missed the point.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:40 PM
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To each his own... but nope, not buying that argument, never have. Not for the higher rated guys, lower rated (rec) guys in it just for the social experience, sure.
Funny no matter how many threads you are told that it’s possible to be older, and good, and want to play with others the same age your still don’t believe it and think it’s about the merch.

To each his own but your assumptions about other people’s motivations are wrong.

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Old 10-30-2019, 01:44 PM
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I also had this same thought...I generally try to be charitable in interpreting the motives of strangers on the internet, but it's really hard to read this OP's post as anything other than being butthurt about getting whomped by a better player in a recent tournament.
I could be more charitable. Perhaps he's confusing us with big-league sports, where there's a big gulf between top pros and local players.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:47 PM
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Nothing unethical about it.
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Sexton used to show up to our putt nights to collect lunch money and people gladly handed it over.
People pay money at some events to be on cards with these pros.
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