Originally Posted by Flatroc
If you won your division at a non PDGA sanctioned event called the OREGON STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS would you not feel like you were the best in your field within the whole state?
People already win their division in a non-PDGA sanctioned event called the OREGON STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS and are largely not
regarded as the best in their field in the whole state nor as the state champions.
I don't think it is solely based on whether the event is PDGA sanctioned or not, but I do think it is largely based on the overall perception of the "legitimacy" of the tournament itself. In this case, a one day tournament at Timber park doesn't feel like the legitimate way to crown the state champion.
What do I think a legitimate state championship tourney looks like?
- 2 days
- played on 1 or more of the state's premier courses (could rotate every year)
- PDGA sanctioned, since that is the sport's governing body