We do need beginners and new members. We shouldn't limit that. Would this stop them from coming and joining us? When I was a beginner I was attracted to the game by playing with the better players and learned the game by being around them.
Would it be unreasonable to accomodate both types of player - beginner/advanced , current member/new member? The low score prize of $20 represents only about 10 to 13% of the approximate average of last season's prize pool. It should motivate more our good players to come out to play on Sunday morning which would increase the overall prize pool, plastic sales and promote more mixing of the entry level player with the advanced . Giving some recognition to the best score, while still paying out the large majority to handicap play, would allow the club to serve both the quantity and quality of disc golf play.
Perhaps an end of season low average prize that, since I bring it up, I donate would be a preferable way to go to promote competitive play at the weekly.
At some point it would be cool to see a SFDGC team do battle against San Diego's team, Santa Cruz's, or any of the eight teams from California, Oregon, and Arizona that compete in the Southwestern Team Disc Golf Invitational each year (27th annual this year). These teams represent the core of competitive players at each of these clubs and do a lot to promote club pride, which can only help a club.
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on Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:05 am, edited 1 time in total.