the cost to join or renew with the pdga is so cheep if you take into consideration what a round on a good ball golf course costs. when we go play ball golf here in richmond, va your looking at $40 greens fees and thats walking the course. $50 for a year is nothing its less then 10 cents a day. toss a dime in a jar once a day and your covered. this sport needs to open itself up more with clinics to show the sport to younger kids, my highschool had the EDGE program and me and one other kid were the only ones who had thrown plastic before that class. And we have one of the best courses in ny state right down the road (Parma Disc Golf Course Hilton, NY) if you live near there really hit it up changed from 9 holes to 18 in 2006ish and it is amazing now. actually heard rumors that 2011 amatuer worlds is going to be played in rochester.