Originally Posted by ericedge
My personal policy for events that I run is almost always to give a 100% refund (- online reg fee). One exception to that policy is when a player no-shows and leaves an open spot on a card, especially when someone could have been added from the wait list!
Some of my reasoning for such a generous policy...
1. I figure players want to participate so if they have to bail it's probably for a legit reason. Along as I have time to adjust the payout it's no big deal to me.
2. I want to give players every incentive possible to pre-register as early as possible. If the threat of losing all or part of your entry fee is hanging over you then why sign up ahead of time?
3. I consider the Disc Golf community as a big group of friends. I figure if I go out of my way to make the whole process of being a part of an event a positive experience then that karma will come around full circle in the long run. So far that's largely been the case!
Every TD has different feelings about this issue of course. As long as PDGA guidelines are being met (at a minimum) then it comes down to how the player feels they were treated and whether or not they want to play another event run by that TD. The Golden Rule applies here from both sides.
It should go without saying that communication is king. Players, please let the TD know if you can't make it to the event, no matter what the reason is, it really does help!
I AGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT COMPLETELY!! This is $100 entry BTW. It doesn't matter if it were a female or a male. Just happened to be the case which I should not have even stated. ASS, Magilla, in this case, is what I would call the proper pronoun. All those who would keep the money must think that money grows on tree's or they must have plenty of it. This person has not been able to work full time because of this injury.But hey, it's just family. The TD has even told this person that she reminds him so much of her own Grand daughter... sheesh