not starting that argument there cooper......
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Can one really improve upon basket design?
Personally, I signed up for Rec because it had both of my favorite Emporia courses - Peter Pan and Country Club.
It's "ours" too.
Course Schedule *Subject to change
....I just want to say that I think its ALL of our responsibility to grow the sport for EVERY group that might want to play, right? Not just women's responsibility to get women playing. We should be encouraging each other and others to be ambassadors and players, in my opinion.
"Established fact" rings of maintaining the institutionalized "status quo" of the sport instead of growing the sport and reaching for other demographics....... Wouldn't ... to expand the sport look at opening up more spots for women, say 10% (90 players, still minimal) as a way to encourage women to sign up for the PDGA and play more competitively?
These comparisons are embarrassingly poor excuses for the reason things are a certain way. Saying things like, "well because my division was full or didn't make I had to play elsewhere." This doesn't inherently make it right for you or the other divisions. Statements like "This isn't gender bias that is being insinuated, this is a fact of the sport" show comfort with the current status of the sport instead of trying to push for growth in other demographic areas. I'm certainly not trying to be confrontational, just stating that these statements are what perpetuate status quo.
...... You mention that for women disc golf to grow that more women need to sign up for the PDGA and get more to play competitively? Couldn't the reverse argument be made that for women to sign up for the PDGA and play more competitively that opportunities need to be presented for them that exceed the current percentage of the sport?.....
One last thing, I have stirred the pot a little about the GBO not having enough slots for women, which Crispian referred to. To one thing she said, there are actually 68 spots reserved for women out of 900 slots. 20 Open, 24 advanced women, 24 intermediate women. The intermediate women pool is full.
After further investigation, looking at the field from last year, there weren't that many women that played--the numbers reserved for women basically reflect a doubling of the women that played last year. That's great, since the field itself is set to almost double. See? I told you that i jump the gun sometimes. That said, 24 spots for intermediate/rec women is a pretty small number when there are 360 spots available for rec and intermediate men (in two divisions).
Ugh... the GBO has an embarrassingly small amount of space for women. I think Liz was talking about wanting to sign up for intermediate women, but the division was already full. There are no KC women, whose names I recognized, that were signed up for the GBO. In particular the Intermediate Women group is already full with zero players from Missouri. This means that for an expected (read full) registration of 900 players that only 7.5% (68 - 20 open, 24 advanced, 24 intermediate) of their cap space is devoted to women players.