« on: June 29, 2015, 09:13:10 am »
If my agenda is growing the sport of disc golf, guilty as charged.
As an old fart Am GM that started playing two years ago, I am more than happy to compete in the Am division and against Am players in general. I registered for the Am division for the Matchboxx 64. And, I am contemplating playing in Advanced at P-Hill instead of Am GM just for the fun of it. And no, it's not like I play in Am GM and beat people and so would be "moving up." It's just fun for me to play in different divisions at different times. I've never played in an "Advanced" division--just rec, intermediate, and AGM. (technically leagues are advanced--i am talking about tournaments.) I suppose I don't think us old farts are the future of the sport and frankly the old farts can hold their own with the youngsters. But no need to repeat what Nova has already pointed out.
I agree with everything you said. That is exactly my point. If you or I show up we will be glad to be compete in any division. If we get beat so what, we meet new people and have fun. But, any woman that shows up has to have their own division. How many league sheets are turned in with one women in their division. How many are turned in with one grandmaster. So any women that shows up gets to play and gets their money back, and any guy gets put in a different division. So you and Nova are correct, a double standard exists and you both embrace it.