Originally Posted by twoputtok
Martin, I think you are off a little on the concept. Both events have a place. And Pauls is right, its a two headed monster. You can't have one without the other. New players become Ams, Ams become pros. No different than any other sport.
I tend to think the PDGA needs to become just what their name says. Move the ams to a new org, where they can be true Ams. Use the PDGA to market the pros like they should be. Make it a true Professional Org. I'm not saying do away with the Ams, just give them their own organization, sanctioning and division.
I agree that the PDGA needs to concentrate on the Professional Disc Golf and as with ball golf that has the USGA for the rest of the golfers the sport of Disc Golf needs to turn the attention of the USDGC toward that Armature side.
The point that every one is missing is not my favoring the AMs over the Pro players
it is the Money requirements for the PDGA to run these events! while most clubs can arrange $500 added for "B" tiers the added cash for "A" and "NT" events gets a little out of hand at this time. When Professional Disc Golfers attain the marketability that encourages outside dollars to feed events then and only then will Disc Golf become like Ball Golf has become.
I love Pro disc golfers and wish I could be one or play like one
this is not a Pros VS Joes deal this is all about the money, how to get it, how to spend it when to spend it
How you approach is everything in life and Disc Golf.
Disc Golf: a Sport, a recreation, a state of mind.