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Whoa, didn't see that coming.

FYI, this is the BILLIONAIRE Todd Rainwater. Holy smokes. Disc golf's been asking for a big time investor. Well, this is pretty big folks. Google him. It's that Todd Rainwater, son of Richard Rainwater.
This is gonna be interesting. I wonder how much he is willing to invest.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:43 PM
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Jomez back in the picture for DGPT (or I assume so based on their reaction)!

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Old 08-27-2019, 12:54 PM
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Whoa, didn't see that coming.

FYI, this is the BILLIONAIRE Todd Rainwater. Holy smokes. Disc golf's been asking for a big time investor. Well, this is pretty big folks. Google him. It's that Todd Rainwater, son of Richard Rainwater.
I know its semantics when you are talking the levels of money this family has. But is Todd actually a billionaire? Richard I saw was estimated to be worth 2 billion and donated a lot of his estate to charity and research. But I see little mention of the kids - unless I overlooked something. Im sure hes not hurting by any means and has a huge backing behind him. Excited to see what this added investment brings to the sport!
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:59 PM
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Whoa, didn't see that coming.

FYI, this is the BILLIONAIRE Todd Rainwater. Holy smokes. Disc golf's been asking for a big time investor. Well, this is pretty big folks. Google him. It's that Todd Rainwater, son of Richard Rainwater.
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:03 PM
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Given how transparent Dodge has been about the DGPT trying to get to that break even point I'm glad someone with a bank roll (assuming that's true) is involved. Risk!

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Augusta National member Darla Moore's stepson?
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:04 PM
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I know its semantics when you are talking the levels of money this family has. But is Todd actually a billionaire? Richard I saw was estimated to be worth 2 billion and donated a lot of his estate to charity and research. But I see little mention of the kids - unless I overlooked something. Im sure hes not hurting by any means and has a huge backing behind him. Excited to see what this added investment brings to the sport!
I dont know if he is a billionaire but his brother listed his net worth as $30 million in a divorce filing from 2003

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Old 08-27-2019, 01:11 PM
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I think this is a good move overall for the DGPT going forward. I don't think Dodge was well equipped to run and develop a tour effectively in this era.
Details may not be his strong point, like staying current.

I was following my buddy at the DGPT Jonesboro Open and another player on the card didnt make an OB ditch carry. The player asked the group about taking a lie further back than 1 meter in line with the basket, as per the new rule.

As it happened, Steve was riding by in a golf cart and a player asked him about the lie. In his defense, Steves first words were I am not the tournament director but you get 1 meter from where it went out. Sorry wrong but Steve appeared very convincing and the player chose to pitch out instead of looking up the rule or playing a provisional to go over the top of the OB ditch trees.

It seems to me Steve has helped more than hes hurt, cest la vie except if it messes with my internet friends like Ian, Cmon man dont be dumb.
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I knew this was inevitable. Dodge had the vision but just not enough business savvy to pull it off. Does anyone knew the financial status/worth of Nantucket Disc Golf? It's probably a good thing to have the tour sold to someone already in the biz, but if it's back to square one in regards to financial backing, not sure how that pans out. "As The Disc Golf World Turns......."
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:29 PM
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I knew this was inevitable. Dodge had the vision but just not enough business savvy to pull it off. Does anyone knew the financial status/worth of Nantucket Disc Golf? It's probably a good thing to have the tour sold to someone already in the biz, but if it's back to square one in regards to financial backing, not sure how that pans out. "As The Disc Golf World Turns......."
Todd Rainwater has deep pockets. He also has connections which I hope he can tap into.

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