It is time for the Texas States Championships (a title held by the Houston Flying Disc Society and challenged by other venues in the state). A question that is frequently raised about this and other large events in Texas is "why do these major events have low Pro turnout relative to the Pro turnout in other states?"
K Mack commented on the PDGA MB that he felt the difference in course structure between other states and Texas is probably a major contribution. His comment is based on what he sees in Georgia vs. Oklahoma (where he used to reside). Essentially, the courses in Georgia are tighter with more pine trees. His argument is that this limits the Pros from just airing it out and gives "Pros" with less of an arm more of a chance. The game there comes more down to the short game.
In Texas, most of the top courses are big, open, and flat. A player with a big arm and good accuracy has "an advantage." Kevin argues that this keeps Ams from stepping up to the Pro rank in Texas.
I'd like to see how others feel about this issue and what their experience is in other states say NC, Michigan and California, and other Disc Golf hotbeds in the country.