Now you guys have done it. I have read enough of this to feel I need to say something.
To be honest, you’re both right on many points. Due to the way the Ace race works preregistration is a must. All we can do is our best to get the word out there. The preorder is a nightmare. You have to try to guess exactly how many people will come. Then if it rains and no one shows you’re stuck with a pile of merch and a deficit. Letting a player borrow then tying up the loose strings later is too hard. I still have umbrellas for a couple people that I just cannot seem to connect with. Doing a follow up order is risky considering you must order 10 player packs at a time. What if you only go over by 1 person. Then you’re stuck ordering 10 with 9 left over to try to move. We should have been bringing up the Ace Race and the deadline details at all monthlies, leagues, or whatever. It is true.. of all the disc golfers I talk to about 25% have no interest in getting online. Jim Wilson who thankfully took over running the doubles league for me at Moraine, should have known this. The TD of the Ace Race should have given him that info to announce along with anyone else that runs leagues, tourneys, etc. Yes we did do a good job of getting the word out but we can always do more. This forum is no place for personal attacks. It creates a bad image for our club, so cut it out. Private message or email it. In Jerry’s defense; when I first showed up on the disc golf scene by myself at Knob Hill Doubles (the league that brings in many new players also) knowing nobody there. Jerry was the first person to come talk to me while I was trying to practice my putt. Oddly enough he ended up with me as a partner and I had only played about 2 rounds of disc golf at that point. I was horrible and he was encouraging. Over the past couple years I have played many rounds with Jerry, out at moraine he talks and promotes the club and sport to everyone he sees there. To the point that it annoys me since I just want to get on with the hole. You both do the club and sport a great service and are a tremendous asset. My point... Let it be, nothing is perfect.... Except the stuff I do