Just because you have the "right" to do something does not make it the "right" thing to do.
Please refer to: http://www.pdga.com/files/documents/...GridTable3.pdf
How can it be appropriate for a 950+rated player to play in the LOWEST skill division there is for 40+year olds?
How can it be appropriate for a 950+rated Am to play in division where Pros above 935 are not allowed to play? How does that make sense? Ratings are ratings, and skill is skill, regardless of division.
Why did the PDGA do away with MM2? If 950+rated players are going to be playing in MM1, then where do us 40+year olds rated in the 800s play? if you say MA2, I ask, then what's the point of age-protection?
There are only 2 age-protected divisions for 40+year old men, MM1 and MP1. Do you really feel that 950+rated men should play in the LOWER of those 2 skill divisions?
You said: "check the rating." I say: what does that matter? No one is stopping ANYONE from bagging MM1, except "pros" over 935, and even they can petition to drop down and bag MM1. You statement of "check the rating" makes no sense, when there ARE no rating limits on MM1, a serious mistake by the PDGA in my opinion, rendering the division almost useless, except for baggers to take the cash of lower-skilled players.
It's really a question of honor. Is there more honor in coasting to an easy win, or in taking your lumps? And once there is more than one bagger, they cry "Look, I didn't win by very many strokes." Well, yeah, you barely beat another bagger. You BOTH should have been in another division.
Want to continue this conversation? I do! But it's not relevant to this thread. So we can continue it elsewhere.
I am not about to let this go, until someone can convince me otherwise, or until the PDGA starts enforcing rating protection on MM1 the way they do in other Am divisions.
And when will TDs finally start holding events with ratings-based divisions? (NOT a slight on the BSF!)