Anyone else think this performance flight is a joke? The concept is awesome.....and I would probably play in it even though I think its a joke, just to be on winthrop while the top pros are.
But to my real point....how stupid is it to have someone crush the field the whole way and there never be any drama in it? he didnt even really shoot that much better than anyone else, he just happened to be rated properly for the system to give him lots of hanicap love. I know there is a minimum rounds rating, but there needs to be a recency issue as well. You can play a couple tournies at the beginning of the year, establish enough rounds to get yourself qualified, and then just not play PDGA the rest of the year until USDGC and then crush everyone, because most people get better as the year goes along and they play more and more.
Its very frustrating to want to follow this event, want to get involved and watch the local guys shoot, but its very pointless to watch something like this with no drama.
And...the no OB penalty is ridiculous. Dont even get me started on a no OB penalty on a course with miles and miles of yellow rope. What a ridiculous concept. I know you want aggressive play, but then why have it at a course like Winthrop if you want aggressive play?
Seeing the same holes over and over for the top event is another issue. The US open isnt played at the same place every year. No tournament is. This is the same place and the holes barely change. Its supposed to be the premier event in disc golf, but they cant even take time to vary the course more than they do? You have enough money to buy land and put in an entire course, but you can make alternate layouts? I can make alternate layouts with some flags at the local course, its not hard....
Anyways, I'm very dissappointed in the direction that PDGA has went with this event. I know the intentions were good, but it appears that none of the execution was.
The finial... Even with no clouds!