The gender, women, is the
at 51% (W) vs 49% (M). But in context of the disc golf community, JoeT is correct. At 8% of PDGA members, women are a special interest group. I personally hope that percentage continues to climb, because it is sadly low. Just curious Jack, what are the club membership numbers for women?
In January, when the 2016 event came onto our radar, Jack reached out to me for my opinion about adding women back into the mix. The crux of my statement to him, Joe H and Zeke was that I don't think any particular group should be entitled
to spots on the teams. I continued that if the captains and TD felt there are enough women truly interested, in the event, that each side would have several players battling for spots, then and only then should they consider adding women back to the fold. I believe Joe's proposal that spots must be earned by qualifying against others, that those spots are not just handed out to fill a roster requirement, reflects that opinion.
Do I think masters or older men will stop playing disc golf because they are not guaranteed spots on a team? No.
Do I think the population growth of women's disc golf in the area will cease if they are not guaranteed spots in the KCTC? No.
Do I think including women in the KCTC is the right thing to do under the right circumstances? Yes.
That all said, Nova, it's club members like you, that put in many hours of their own time to help with club activities. Those that make the club and its events the successes they are, in my opinion, are the only ones deserving of special consideration for spots in the KCTC. (another KevMo exception reference.)