Originally Posted by PDGADirector
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.
I'm not arguing the benefits Brian, only the practicality as a TD.
When you have 40+ people standing in line onsite to register for a tourney you're running all by yourself there's already too much to keep up with. Not just every TD has a laptop with cellular broadband onsite either. Printing out the member list isn't very practical, as the one I was sent for Alabama would have been cumbersome to say the least at 84
8.5x11 pages of paper to immediately recycle. It's also really hard to talk people into filling out a form or having to explain exactly what PDGA-current means when you have so much other stuff going on while trying to get everyone registered in an hour or less. There has to be a simpler method.
In any regard, more should be done to explain to Supporting Members that they aren't PDGA-current. A pre-printed perforated notecard with an explanation on one half and the form to fill out on the other half which TDs can hand out to new players comes to mind.