Originally Posted by Jebb
Good idea, but incredibly confusing. We now have people who have their new PDGA number but no actual membership showing up at tournies claiming to be PDGA current and avoiding the $10 fee before we realize whats up.
Seems it would make sense to name it "Pending Member"
The new supporting members are treated the same as non-current PDGA members, who also have PDGA numbers. The "Supporting Member" name was necessitated because that level of membership is already defined in our current by-laws and creating a new membership level would require a change to the by-laws, which is a long and drawn out process. The easiest and most efficient way to determine if anyone is current or not is to pre-load your tournament player list into the PDGA's online scoring program and it will give you their status. Of course, we will still be providing TD's with a current members list from their region just as we always have.
The benefits of assigning numbers to all participants in PDGA events are numerous.