I should be doing this soon too, thanks. I been playing for a couple of years and I just recently got my PDGA (#56490) for Christmas and I've already read the rule book.
Congrats on getting your PDGA number!
I did it because I am running Handicap leagues in the Spring with Frank and I want to be as sure as I can be that I am doing the sanctioned leagues correctly. Plus, I have to answer questions and potentially make decisions on people's cards and such.
Some higher tier events require everyone to pass the exam. It really is just a rules proficiency test.
Open book test. Since you just took it: Has it been updated for the 2013 rules changes or is the test still based on the 2011 rules?
Not sure - I started playing in 2012 and I didn't read the rule book until yesterday, honestly. I actually read the whole rule book and the tournment book before I took the test, but it gave some good scenarios that I still had to go back and look in the book to make sure I was correct.
I'd like to join, but I'm new and typically shoot over par, sometimes hit par and the occasional birdie. Would I fit into a tournament like this?
For sure! This is not a "sanctioned" event. If you are a PDGA member, in sanctioned events, the results are sent to the PDGA and they are added to your personal rating, which determines your overall skill level and that skill level is what you would have to compete in. For example, I am a novice because my overall skill level is under a rating of 850.
Anyway, this birdie bash has nothing to do with PDGA and it is literally just for fun - and a chance to play with cool people that aren't worrying about their PDGA rating either. So in a long winded response, this would be perfect for you to attend.
If you you have any more questions about anything at all, feel free to post or send an instant message - or you can ask any disc golfer.
Well, I haven't heard this word apply to me, remission! I met with the radiologist yesterday, Jan. 11, & she uttered that word. The last two psa reading were 0.01 down from 13.82. It is awesome news!!! It can pop up again, but it's coming up to 3 years & everything is going in the right direction. Another step in this process is to have the hormone medication leave my system. I did not get a definite answer to that question, but in general a few months. Thanks for the support, it's huge!!!
I'm so happy and proud of you! Positive attitude and a winning spirit beats the odds brother! Great news - even though you told me at Channy - still had to say it again how happy I am for you!
This is the place we talked about on the phone the other day, right? Amazing group of people to offer these up! And as always, way to go Frank!
Yes, this is the place we talked about. I'm glad I made the effort. It really quite a park. I think what I'm going to do is have one raffle good for 5 tickets. That way, if the right person wins, they can treat their friends. I may go back to see if I can get two more passes for three drawing with four passes each. If you like paintball, that's the place!
I used to do paintball every weekend when I was in the military - haven't been in years and would be awesome to win this and get back out there! Great raffle prize!
Man...I should do that at my kids elementary school! What a great introduction! If you need help with yours, I'm in. I am going to talk to my kids and check the school activity calendar and see if I can get something going at their school.