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A glow stick or LED light may be attached/taped to any PDGA Approved disc for use in sanctioned events where play occurs after sunset in that time zone.

In addition, these lights, ribbons, or chalk dust may be used with PDGA Approved discs for use during sanctioned play in daylight, specifically when there is sufficient snow cover on the course where the lights, ribbons, or chalk might make discs easier to locate. Non-PDGA Approved discs such as those with built-in LED lights cannot be used at any time during sanctioned play.

To become a PDGA Certified Rules Official, take the online exam at www.pdga.com/rules/exam

On the top menu bar click on "PDGA Tour". There will be a drop-down option stating "Tournament Directors"; click on this and look on the far right-hand column to find "TD Payment".

QUICK LINK:
http://www.pdga.com/tdpayment

Under the top menu bar you will see "EVENTS". There will be a drop down menu; click on "Tournament Directors". The forms will be listed in the column on the right-hand side of the page listed as "Documents and Resources". QUICK LINK: http://www.pdga.com/tdinfo/resources

Yes and No. You may still compete in amateur divisions at A, B, and C Tier events if your player rating falls within the PROS PLAYING AM guidelines here: https://www.pdga.com/pdga-documents/tour-documents/divisions-ratings-and-points-factors. However, you are now classified as a Professional with the PDGA and are ineligible to compete in Amateur Majors such as the US Amateur Disc Golf Championship and Am Worlds.

Please contact the PDGA Memberships Manager with your request for reclassification. Pro class players may reclassify to Amateur class provided they meet the following criteria:

  1. The player has not accepted cash while competing in a Professional division within the past year.
  2. The player has not previously been reclassified from Pro to Amateur within the past five years.
  3. The player's rating is...
    1. less than 970 for males under 40 years of age throughout the calendar year
    2. less than 935 for males of ages 40-49 throughout the calendar year
    3. less than 900 for males of ages 50-59 throughout the calendar year
    4. less than 850 for males of ages 60-69 throughout the calendar year
    5. less than 800 for males of age 70 or older throughout the calendar year
    6. less than 875 for females under 40 years of age throughout the calendar year
    7. less than 825 for females of ages 40-49 throughout the calendar year
    8. less than 775 for females of ages 50-59 throughout the calendar year
    9. less than 725 for females of ages 60-69 throughout the calendar year
    10. less than 700 for females of age 70 or older throughout the calendar year

A player whose player rating does not meet criterion #3 above may request a medical exemption reclassification from the PDGA Tour Manager, but only due to a permanent injury or condition that will prevent them from ever playing at their former level. The player must submit a request in writing with detailed reasons and supporting documentation from a medical professional.  Such requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and the player’s round ratings must clearly display that they are playing below the requirement in criterion #3 before such a medical exemption will be considered.  A medical exemption will NOT be considered for temporary injuries or conditions.

Effective 1/1/2018