I figure that Chuck will probably see this and respond. However I am pretty sure that others may know the answer to this rule.
Is there a minimum weight restriction on discs? Also what if the disc has no posted weight? and what if someone thinks they know a rule and takes it upon themselves to call a rule during a PDGA sanctioned tournament without being an Official? Can this person be DQed or stroked for a courtesy violation?
Now let me explain............
I recently obtained a Gateway Wizard from a gentleman who shops at the Gateway store in St. Louis. It is a very light disc(most likely less than 150g). However it does not have a weight on the bottom of the disc. So I gave the disc to a friend of mines son who is 12 years old. During a tournament this past weekend one of the locals whom we play with quite frequently decided to play "know it all" and make his own judgment that anything under 150g is not legal and that because there is no posted weight it is not a legal disc. All of this coming from a guy who has only played in 2 tournaments and they were both in the past month. Since this guy is in his 50's and he was telling this to a 12 year old the 12 year old decided to respect his elders and played the remainder of a 54 hole without a putter. All of this after the first 5 holes! Here lies the biggest of the problems I did not find out about this until after the tournament.Otherwise I would have sought out the help of the TD and had this guys rear! This is also the same guy who was refusing to let the other players on his scorecard to review their scores before turning them in.That was until I walked up and one of the guys playing knew that I was an Official and called him on it. When I got the scorecard away from him I found out that the moron had tallied the final scores by putting +1, -1 , and so on in the score box! So had they not found me and called him on this they all would have taken 2 strokes a piece for turning in their scorecards wrong. The 12 year old has played in roughly 20 tournaments and is going to play in the Worlds this year. He was scammed by a "know it all" and did not want to speak up and say butt out because of the age difference even though he knew it was a wrong call. What exactly should I and his father do about this and how should we approach this if it ever comes up again? This is a new one on me?
Personally I am going to throw a rule book at this guy and tell him to learn it before he signs up for any other tournaments.