Once the PDGA pays to ensure that its top players make enough money to warrant an existence, I would not have an issue with how they control player behavior as much.
We currently play for the money from each others pocket, and the work that the local community and volunteers did to bring the disc golf event to the area.
The PDGA in my mind does very little to support the events, and although they have a hand in the Majors, without the sweat, equity and dedication of the local devoted staff, their events would fail.
Once they come to that realization, maybe then in my mind they would be able to enforce rules that are not against the local laws of the land, which in essence is what they are doing.
I wonder what individual rights and freedoms you really give up to play for the people's money that are on your card, and what legal ramifications there are from this.
It is yet again an example in my mind of the PDGA not following the laws of the land, nay, ignoring them, and instead giving directives that are clearly agains the law.
Although they do discuss the rulings on the tobacco from smoking, chewing, electric light up, nicotine patches are not discussed, so why the ruling? Is it only a perception component? How contradictive.
Its one of the silliest examples of the PDGA law being above that of societies.
Is the PDGA a better society than the majority of America, and the world, and if so, how is it so big that it won't afford a staff to be paid in its "major events"? You do this, you do this for free, and you do it our way, or you fail as a person to give your community that chance.
Wow......its really tough to support a group that is thinking along these lines.
Rememer please, I am a non-smoker, I used to smoke (up to 3-5 packs a day) and I don't let people smoke in my house.......I used to throw away cigarettes from friends in order to force the to quit.
I would never infringe on another person's right to light up by something so American in a public place where it isn't outlawed. I think this is a boundary that is horrible.
It stinks more than a cigarette does, and its a horrible message to a group of people that realistically are good, and make decisions appropriately.