If you guys want to do one Wednesday March 2nd, I can't run my league that week and could send some folks your way.
This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.
Is that for the ladies too or will that be at Diva Feeva? or something else?
Wednesday Night Glow is heading to Swope. Random Draw Doubles@6:15. $5 to play, $1 extra for ace fund.
Ace fund @ $45 after last week's sneaky ace.
All mandos and OB's in play, with some other surprises TBA. Hint: Bring a mini, a roller, and throw in a crap disc.
This article is lengthy and old...from 1997...but I've liked its idea for team golf. However, to my knowledge, no community has ever pulled it off. KC is one of the few towns where we have enough bodies to pull it off, or will in three years, when there will be at least two legend age guys in town.
Assuming women are in the competition, would they compete against one another, or would they be in the mix to be pitted against anyone?
From what Joe said if they go the 3 women to qualify route, then they would allow 1 women per team and 1 alternate women per team. Then he would do a Mix card. So each women would have a male partner. Then in singles you would go head to head against the other female.
I want to summarize some thoughts that have been shared this morning and start a discussion:
For a tournament that is designed to showcase KC's "best of the best," it's important that women earn a place (by defeating other women), and not get there by default." Having a qualifier/qualifiers is totally reasonable. But 3-5 women is a decent showing, even for a large local tournament, and that's from the metro as a whole. Setting a requirement of six women from each state feels like we're being set up to fail. From the most recent PDGA demographics report, the membership was 92% male, 8% female. Using the teams of 16 men as a starting point, that means that adding just one woman to each team, and a qualifying event of 2-3 women would be more likely to succeed, particularly in the shadow of last year's drama (that last fragment is completely my (Amy's) opinion).
Perhaps a better starting place would be 3-4 women minimum (per state) competing for 1-2 spots on each side, with 1 getting the alternate spot. This would convey a sincere interest in opening the event to women, and therefore are encouraging more women to try and qualify.
Lastly, I would remind anyone reading this that I said my intent is to "start a discussion," not to demand rule changes.