How are the distances between PDGA events measured?

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How are the distances between PDGA events measured?

Postby Dale Jordal » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:49 am

The PDGA has a chart with the distances but I can not find how those distances are measured. For example the distance between an A and B tier event is listed to be no closer than 200 miles, but is that in a direct line measurement (as the crow flies) or by actual miles driven along major roads (Interstate and US highways). It can make a 50 mile or more difference in how one measures as well as a difference of being withn or over the limit.
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Postby Hamer » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:03 am

Here is a link Dale.

Table five shows the required distances between tournaments based on the tier level.

http://www.pdga.com/files/documents/201 ... rds_v2.pdf .
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Postby claring » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:29 pm

Hamer wrote:Here is a link Dale.

Table five shows the required distances between tournaments based on the tier level.

http://www.pdga.com/files/documents/201 ... rds_v2.pdf .


I think he knows the distances, he wants to know how they measure them
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Postby Hamer » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:07 pm

claring wrote:
Hamer wrote:Here is a link Dale.

Table five shows the required distances between tournaments based on the tier level.

http://www.pdga.com/files/documents/201 ... rds_v2.pdf .


I think he knows the distances, he wants to know how they measure them



They use an abacus. :)
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Postby Clue » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:58 pm

The answer is that it doesn't matter. It's a guideline, not a rule.
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Postby Dale Jordal » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:12 am

Clue wrote:The answer is that it doesn't matter. It's a guideline, not a rule.


Good... Thank you! I did not understand it was a guideline.

"Required Minimum Distances Between PDGA Tour Events " read kind of like a mandatory requirement.

Thank you again, that solves one issue, the bigger obstacle is probably competing against an A-tier event that is already established. We will keep trying to improve our tournament and see what happens.
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Postby cgkdisc » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:16 am

The mileages are requirements if State Coordinators wish to use them that way to restrict events too close. However, the affected TDs and State Coordinator(s) can agree to allow events that are closer.
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Postby Clue » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:33 am

cgkdisc wrote:The mileages are requirements if State Coordinators wish to use them that way to restrict events too close. However, the affected TDs and State Coordinator(s) can agree to allow events that are closer.

*If* the pdga chooses to respect the judgement of said coordinator. I've never once been asked if I've approved an event date.
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Postby cgkdisc » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:12 am

You would only be asked if there was a conflict. If you haven't heard from the PDGA, the assumption is that you are on top of the schedule in your state and have resolved any conflicts before they got to the Tour Director. Good job!
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Postby Clue » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:14 pm

cgkdisc wrote:You would only be asked if there was a conflict. If you haven't heard from the PDGA, the assumption is that you are on top of the schedule in your state and have resolved any conflicts before they got to the Tour Director. Good job!

How would they know til after the fact?
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Postby GDL17921 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:53 pm

Clue wrote:
cgkdisc wrote:You would only be asked if there was a conflict. If you haven't heard from the PDGA, the assumption is that you are on top of the schedule in your state and have resolved any conflicts before they got to the Tour Director. Good job!

How would they know til after the fact?


probably after somebody bitches about it, then they let you be the bad guy :lol:
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Postby Dale Jordal » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:20 pm

Thus I asked the question ....
If I know the rules I can follow them, if there is gray area I would like to resolve it before it has chance to become an issue.

Judging from what I've seen in the past, my guess is, the distance is measured by miles traveled by road -vs- direct line

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distance may have been settled by State Coordinator(s). - based on DGK post above
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Postby Cydisc » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:48 pm

Dale Jordal wrote:Thus I asked the question ....
If I know the rules I can follow them, if there is gray area I would like to resolve it before it has chance to become an issue.

Judging from what I've seen in the past, my guess is, the distance is measured by miles traveled by road -vs- direct line

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distance may have been settled by State Coordinator(s). - based on DGK post above


It's done by pacing it off. Much like the 10 meter circle.

Actually, I believe it's an actual, as the crow-flies, radius.
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Postby shane » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:01 am

Dale, the best thing to do would be get a hold of the td from the other tourney and ask their thoughts that would be a great place to start.
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Postby Dale Jordal » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:05 am

shane wrote:Dale, the best thing to do would be get a hold of the td from the other tourney and ask their thoughts that would be a great place to start.


At this point it is a non-issue, if it becomes one I would probably contact them out of courtesy. At this time, I am still looking for a major sponsor.

However the only point of this thread was to find out: “ How the distances between PGGA events are measured ”.
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