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REALLY??? 10 th Place in Rec @ the Labor Day Luau shooting 58/53 (par57)

First pdga event. Would have placed top 5 but the sandbaggers like to play the wrong division to discourage true am players from starting or competing, shooting a consistent 10- each for the top 2 or 3 spots...LAME. Bet ya won't whoop the divisions up the line like that (and forget long pad play)!
I shot an honest 1+ on the first round and 4- on the second (my best round ever in tournament play).
And a heart felt thanks to Sunking and All players and friends at the LDL.

Guy's Thanks to All the responses and interest in this case and topic in general (D sandbaggers). I noobed it and posted it as a blog not a discussion.

Blog= I write you listen

Discussion= dialog with replies and responses

...the latter of which was my original intent to open up a discussion on the topic. When I find the right place to start it I will post it and All of this there instead. I hope eventually this can be addressed and fixed in hopes to get more new players competing/playing.

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Comment by MitchB on September 15, 2010 at 2:22pm
This has chapped my hide sufficiently enough to complain to the PDGA.
I'll post the response when I get it.
Comment by MitchB on September 15, 2010 at 1:58pm
That's F'd up man.
Those guys should never have been allowed to play rec.
The ratings allowance for rec is BELOW 900.
It's my understanding that the reason for rating players is to put all players on a level playing field by age and ability and to prevent bagging.
I guess it's different with C tier events.
If TD's aren't going to follow the rules then where's the incentive to want to play another tournament?
If those guys were my friends I'd be all over them calling them baggers every chance I got.
Comment by Longneck on September 14, 2010 at 8:04am

top 3 should be int. I just played my 2nd to last rec tourney. I had rounds of 921, 960, 895. I finished 2nd. The thing about disc golf is you can have hot rounds. even first place was only 925 rated or something
Comment by Super Dave Elliott on September 11, 2010 at 4:26pm
Back in the early 90s I was an AM playing tourneys all around Florida. An AM was someone who usually shot upper 50s. ADV was consistent par and even a couple under. PRO was always 4 or more under. This was pretty consistent at all the courses I played and the handicaps. Bagging was not a real problem. The regular tourney players were a tight group. There were only a handful of TDs and peer pressure ensured guys entered where they should.

I don't know what changed but I noticed the same thing you did in the last couple tourneys I've entered. In one, the ADV winner's scores would have placed 2nd in PRO. And a guy that's shooting consistent 4 or 5 under at Barnett entered the AM division.

I wonder if this is a consequence of the growth in the sport where we have more tourneys and TDs and a larger player base that stays local?
Comment by Dane Pickens on September 10, 2010 at 9:38am
Refuse to play on the card with those types. Get others to follow suit and boycot baggers.
Comment by Tony on September 9, 2010 at 8:47pm
look at the round ratings
Comment by TheBfunky1 on September 9, 2010 at 4:09pm
@ Steve Belliveau - YES fun and that all 3 in the car placed.. my 10th mens rec, Marys 1st womens rec, and guydros 3rd advanced mens... meant no one had to walk home to Orlando. Reds are good for people starting out or lacking D. Baggers in all divisions I am sure... just not as blatant and hardcore. As to fixing it, as a relative new commer... I think it hinders the growth of the sport and the interest in getting into entry level tournament play for many. It didn't and won't stop me from trying to improve my playing ability, entering in more events, and playing to the very best of my ability. I may however have to learn to handle the longs, man-up and play above the baggers. I mean seriously how much fun can you have when you're not honest about playing.
Comment by Gabriel -=24 CHA!NS=- on September 9, 2010 at 3:30pm
Comment by Steve Belliveau on September 9, 2010 at 12:02pm
I've never played the shorts(reds),was it fun?
Comment by Steve Belliveau on September 9, 2010 at 12:01pm
What division wasn't"bag-tastic"? Thats how it is on the fla.tour. How do we fix this?

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