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That is a TOUR not an organization...
Hate is a strong word.
Areas that should be improved:
1 Required knowledge by touring players
2 Updated periodically (not just when the supply of old books runs out)
3 Newly found Q&A, are they suggestions or part of the rules?
1 Low membership/growth potential area candidates, almost impossible to get elected to BoD
2 High membership area candidates get elected
3 "Us vs. Them" tribal attitudes widens this gap
1 Still difficult to get a idea of how the money is spent
2 If there is nothing to hide, why the secrecy?
Yes there is a pDGA document request form, give it a try and see what happens.
pDGA staff is spread too thin
1 Too many different directions/tasks
2 Outside contractors perform many tasks, what are the tasks and what is the cost?
1 Split the org into accountable divisions with separate budgets and missions
a Pro tour/worlds
c sport development (ams, education, course design,..)
2 Complete update/rewrite of the rules.
Example: Player uses a disc that is not pDGA approved.
ChuKey34 will recite you the merry-go-round of "When is a disc illegal."
Should be a simple enough issue, nope!
3 Develop a method to get Regional Representation
4 Eliminate/Greatly Reduce the $10 "privilege to play" fee
5 Include the strong regional orgs. (NEFA, Southern Nationals,...)
They have devoted volunteers, they are growing the sport and they know their regions.
This may sound like a BoD candidate's platform, not really.
I have run for the BoD the past 2 years, TD'ed one of the two
PDGA events held in LA last year, played in the ONLY pDGA MS
event last year and still not sure how many of the 43 LA members
voted for me.