Just want to let you know that I will not be renewing my membership. I am 44 yrs old and I will never be the greatest, nor do I want to be. Disc golf is a very fun and enjoyable sport that many are taking up. By raising your cost for tournaments for non members, you have done nothing but hurt our sport. My kids are grown and gone so I can throw away the money to help grow the sport, but many of my friends cant afford the membership and they have paid the $5.00 extra before but now since you have raised the price they will not be playing in tournaments at all. I hope I am not the only one that has decided to stop supporting you, that is the only way that I know to show you that this is not a cooperate event, but a game.
Yes, I understand that it takes money to grow the sport, but what better way to chase people off than to do what you have done. Now instead of someone paying to play in a tournament and then pay more because they are a nonmember, they may decide to do something else. There goes your cooperate PDGA..............
I hope you change your mind next year, I will be back then. But until then, Good luck
Thank you for your email and I’m sorry to hear you will not be renewing.
The reason you state for not renewing has a bit more insight than you may be aware of so I thought I would add more information.
The $5 nonmember fee hasn’t increased in 20 years yet the membership fees have. This has been a major complaint of our members. Playing in a sanctioned PDGA event is a member benefit. When paying the $5 nonmember fee previously, you would get nothing. This year nonmembers will receive a rulebook, stickers and a $10 coupon towards their membership to join at a later date if they wish.
I understand your concern but hope you will reconsider after hearing the specifics.
Thanks again for sharing your thoughts.
Does this change your opinion any Gary?
The $5 nonmember fee hasn’t increased in 20 years
, I am speaking for myself when I say this, I would rather pay more the the membership than charge the nonmember more. That is the price I would pay if I wanted to be in the PDGA. If it was to high for me, then I wouldn't be a member and if the PDGA puts money in on the payouts, then that would be my lost if I wasn't a member.yet the membership fees have
Playing in a sanctioned PDGA event is a member benefit
Whoppy F---, Look at me, ma, I got this neat book (only cost 26 cents to print) and wow, a PDGA sticker too..... I'm going to sleep good tonight.When paying the $5 nonmember fee previously, you would get nothing. This year nonmembers will receive a rulebook, stickers
Gary, you guys should go to Doug's tournament (Legion of Doom) in May especially since he's not sanctioning the int/rec fields. It's one of the best events in Iowa. I guarantee you'll enjoy it. You can hold me to that[quote]OK, this I liked (see ma, mikeee does like it)
This I do know, since we built are course, we have seen a lot of kids enjoying it. three of them went and played a tournament last year because they were really getting into it. Now lets raise the price so they can go ask there parents for some more money. Now let see ma and pa say, no, to much mikeee, why don't you just go skateboarding (a new skateboard is cheaper than playing in a tournament. Now, what about a couple of my friends that have kids or that just don't have the time to play multi tournaments, they only want to play one or two a year to see how they mesure up with others and to get some idles by watching the pros play. Hell no, enough is enough.
Is it the money, not in my eyes. I throw away $5.00 every pack of smokes I buy. I'm a principle person, I fight for whats right and fight against what is wrong.
This is my opinion, and like I said, still thinking about the whole scope. that's what I like about this web page, lots of other option to read and think about, will I change my mind, I might, but not yet.
PDGA wrote:Playing in a sanctioned PDGA event is a member benefit
mtldetect1 wrote:Ok, then don't let non members play at all. if they want to play in a sanctioned event, they can become a member. Now the problem I see with this is they like the money they get from nonmembers, and they spend it also. So do they want to go to these measures, I'm guessing no.
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