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If people are that strapped for cash, they most likely aren't paying the PDGA for a membership to then go pay more money to play tournaments.

If they are tight on cash and they choose to spend money on non essential things anyway, that's a risk they take and they are liable for it.
idk i can see it being one of the few luxuries that dg community people spend their moneys on

im willing to be wrong im just going off the samples of dg communities ive seen
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Old 03-27-2020, 10:37 AM
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just curious what is your annual personal income

what about net income for entire household

im not expecting you to disclose that information but point being dg players arent exactly known for their wealth you seem to be better off than most on here and that may impact your stance on this issue

for some people the $50 is like $5000 to them
Perhaps. I think we all have the same responsibility to how we spend our discretionary income and budget our entertainment dollars.

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Old 03-27-2020, 10:43 AM
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Perhaps. I think we all have the same responsibility to how we spend our discretionary income and budget our entertainment dollars.
agreed

roi isnt guaranteed

parks pass or pdga membership or even an rei membership

its all a gamble and any of them could close their doors/gates at any time

whether its 50 or 5000
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:12 AM
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idk i can see it being one of the few luxuries that dg community people spend their moneys on

im willing to be wrong im just going off the samples of dg communities ive seen
You make a valid point in that there's a big difference in how we feel costs relative to income.
The same cost will have a very different impact on people earning $25K; $50K; $75K...
For the most part, the lower your household income, the less discretionary spending you can absorb.

Regardless of income, we all need some sort of outlet(s). I was pretty strapped for cash when my income was slashed back in 2008-09, and still had to pay child support for two kids.

I still played disc golf, but I sure as hell wasn't pissing away money on PDGA memberships and tourney fees. I tried to be more responsible with my money.

That said, how much of a refund could anyone possibly hope to get from the PDGA? $30? I doubt anyone reading this would realistically even feel the impact from a one-time $30 rebate.

If $30 is that significant in your life (and I'm well aware that it is for some families) that person should be spending $50 for membership, or entering tournaments for $30+ a pop for tournament. Those are your poor decisions. No one else should be expected to reimburse you for them.

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Old 03-27-2020, 12:16 PM
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just curious what is your annual personal income

what about net income for entire household

im not expecting you to disclose that information but point being dg players arent exactly known for their wealth you seem to be better off than most on here and that may impact your stance on this issue

for some people the $50 is like $5000 to them
Thinking about this a bit more, it makes me wonder what the average income/household income of a PDGA member is. I would be willing to say it is higher than you might think. The average income/household income of the average disc golfer......perhaps more along the lines of the thinking above.

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Old 03-27-2020, 12:24 PM
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Assuming the disc golf world is back operating, why would there be any difference in renewal/registering in, say, August, for the last 5 months of the year, this year, as opposed to any other year?
Drat. You caught the self-interest in the plan. Nope, no difference. I typically like leaving my $50 in my bank account until the last moment possible.

But maybe the PDGA should seize the opportunity, say give a "COVID-special" to tempt me and the 20 other people that are waiting to register for the year?
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Old 03-27-2020, 03:42 PM
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Thinking about this a bit more, it makes me wonder what the average income/household income of a PDGA member is. I would be willing to say it is higher than you might think. The average income/household income of the average disc golfer......perhaps more along the lines of the thinking above.
Per 2018 PDGA survey...

< 20000 = 6%
< 35000 = 12%
< 50000 = 14%
< 75000 = 21 %
< 100000 = 16%
< 150000 = 16%
< 200000 = 5%
> 200000 = 3%

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