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PDGA Members no longer needed to vote for board members

Postby Discgo » Sat May 14, 2011 11:13 am

Just read an interesting post that I thought some people would be interested in.

http://www.discgolfreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=21823

http://www.pdga.com/announcements/notice-to-amend-bylaws
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Postby Abe Froman » Sat May 14, 2011 11:33 am

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Postby tufluk » Sat May 14, 2011 12:04 pm

After the "No smoking" ruling for the Worlds, I put nothing past these guys. Just an excuse for patronage jobs going to the well-connected. Paid, of course, w/ our $$$$. :evil:
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Postby Like_Water » Sat May 14, 2011 3:38 pm

The complaints against the PDGA are petty IMO.

They've done a lot of good for the sport. It will never be mainstream entertainment.
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Postby frogawitdafizzle » Sat May 14, 2011 3:58 pm

Discwrangler wrote:The complaints against the PDGA are petty IMO.

They've done a lot of good for the sport. It will never be mainstream entertainment.
When where you going to start campaigning for Mitt Romney?
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Postby Abe Froman » Sat May 14, 2011 4:06 pm

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Postby Like_Water » Sat May 14, 2011 4:20 pm

Abe Froman wrote:
Discwrangler wrote:The complaints against the PDGA are petty IMO.

They've done a lot of good for the sport. It will never be mainstream entertainment.

you're a touring pro, of course you say that

and their decisions to hoard the fees to funnel whatever they want is petty

they have done alot for the sport. doesnt mean they can just slack off and collect $ to go to some courses in georgia i will never see or play.

dont expect mainstream entertainment. just dont like people being taken for their $ while only a handful of others benefit. its stupid


quit drinking the kool-aid. it's getting to your head


I have no issues paying my dues. you do, you make your choice. But being small minded about their choice of an adult beverage vs a coke is insignificant.

The IDGC was built based on what the members at that time thought we needed.

I see this typical attitude of bitching while doing nothing, it's lame. If you really have a big problem with it, do something about it. This board will get you nowhere, trust me.
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Postby cgkdisc » Sat May 14, 2011 4:59 pm

Any talk about members paying for anything at the IDGC is nonsense. The citizens of Georgia paid for it thru sales taxes, manufacturer and heirs donated the equipment for the three courses, labor to design and build the courses was mostly donated, the monthly rental for the building is significantly less than equivalent commercial square footage and the pro shop sometimes brings in more per month than those rental fees.

PDGA members have essentially gotten a free national HQ facility with three courses that could be considered a profit center. Even if members never go there, they should thank those who followed thru with the creation of this complex.
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Postby Abe Froman » Sat May 14, 2011 5:05 pm

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Postby The Donator » Sat May 14, 2011 5:28 pm

frogawitdafizzle wrote:
Discwrangler wrote:The complaints against the PDGA are petty IMO.

They've done a lot of good for the sport. It will never be mainstream entertainment.
When where you going to start campaigning for Mitt Romney?

LMAO!!!
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Postby Like_Water » Sat May 14, 2011 5:48 pm

The Donator wrote:
frogawitdafizzle wrote:
Discwrangler wrote:The complaints against the PDGA are petty IMO.

They've done a lot of good for the sport. It will never be mainstream entertainment.
When where you going to start campaigning for Mitt Romney?

LMAO!!!


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Postby Detra319 » Sat May 14, 2011 7:07 pm

My biggest problem with the PDGA has been their lack of transparency, which mr froman addressed, and the fact tha they are so slownto respond and make necessary changes. This bringing in of minority board members is a good idea if you want to add a sample size from outside of disc golf. They have done several things well recently, like the live coverage of major events and EDGE, so wtf is 50 or 75 bones....ive spent that out in one night with my girl, and how many days a year do i play disc golf...?

Dunno, do what you want stiers, but your argument is not very effective at actually getting the system to change. The dude on the outside of the circle yelling in normally gets listened to last not first..
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Postby Abe Froman » Sat May 14, 2011 7:46 pm

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Postby cgkdisc » Sat May 14, 2011 8:36 pm

FYI: EDGE was Harold's concept but he wasn't sure how to develop it. When he saw the first ever skills challenge I ran after PW2001 World finals, a light bulb went off. He contacted me a few months later, and along with Lyksett who was involved with boy scouting, we developed the skills tests with bird based patches awarded for advancement. Then, Readings, Dunipace, Suzette Simons and a few others were brought onboard to develop parts of the curriculum where we didn't have expertise. They have become the shining face of EDGE as its traveling ambassadors and developed most of the onsite training procedures. A great team effort that continues to expand.

Pete May, Tom Monroe, Greenwell and I just got started working on a skills challenge concept for training and competition that's more suitable for college and adult disc golfers than EDGE. Probably have a prototype underway before the end of the year.
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Postby Detra319 » Sat May 14, 2011 8:55 pm

Stiers you need to chill mr... Dam. Talking shit about my game here for what reason? I didnt do shit to deserve that and you know it. I was trying to be constructive, but i guess thats why the internet sucks...
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