Mike D wrote:Sounds a lot like the "Southern National" events.
They take a dollar or two from each event and have a championship at the end of the year.
They break theirs out into Pro & Am divisions, because no Am in their right mind is going to pay to play against the Pros if they do not have a chance of winning.
Check out their website SNDG.ORG for some info.
Exactly! Looks like were on the same page. I checked with Brian Graham and it is okay for the GDGC to cover the costs for both Pros and Ams to participate in other tournaments. I would say the USDGC would be a slam dunk but I don't like that its every other year. We may instead send people to the new PDGA Championship in Augusta. No decison has been made and its certainly open for discussion. This tournament is to serve the GA Disc Golfers so what "they" want means everything. At the moment I think we will host all divisions including Juniours with the exception of Rec. As a predominantly Rec player, I don't think we should be included in GDGC, it will if nothing else motivate Rec players to move up to Intermediate. ( I'm sure there is an argument for including Rec and I'm open to it.) I think the focus should be on the Pro and upper Am divisions. My understanding has always been that Novice is for the "I'll try it out player", Rec is for the "learning the rules and how to correctly play in a tournament", Int is where the competition starts, and so on up the ladder. We will include Masters and Grand Masters divisions and even Legend if we have any but I haven't seen any so far. And with all that being said we also will want to include all the TD's of supporting tournaments. So there maybe a special tourney for them unless they qualify (which most will) to participate in another division. Were open for ideas...lets hear them.