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Here is the response I just got from USDGC.
The USDGC will definately return in 2011. It will be a handicap-based event open to a much broader group of people. Same course, Same experience. Lower entry fee.
Qualifying will also be handicap-based. The Piney Woods event will run as it normally would, then qualifiers will be determined based on their performance relative to their handicap or skill level. The handicaps will be based on PDGA ratings and enable all divisions, not just the pros, a fair chance to earn a spot.
It's confusing, I know. We are working on getting the information out there.