Originally Posted by Hayduke
Flash is absolutely right. Support the TDs in their efforts and be thankful for all they do. I am.
That being said, I think the issue here, dude, is that the GNO is an event written onto the hearts of so many Oregon disc golfers that the idea of it being proprietary to anybody but the whole does not sit well with many.
I believe that all disc golfers should have an equal chance of getting into this event which, in the past, has been no easy feat even with all spots up for grabs.
Tom and Teresa are showing preference in this respect to PDX golfers who support their local series. If the series is a fundraiser then yes, fine, but if not I think the idea is unfair to all who love the GNO.
Bottom line is the TD gets to decide what they want to do with their tournament. It doesn't matter how many years you've played it or how many people love it - it's the TD's tournament, especially if the TD is not running it for a club.
Hasn't there been a few PDGA summer gigs at Whistler's the last few years, put on by the crew down there? Nothing stopping anyone from continuing to do that, make them bigger, better, etc. Personally, I'd rather play a big tournament there during warm weather anyway - the early date this year, combined with the back to back weekends with 3PO are a change from years past.
Things change, TD's can do what they want, and we all love Whistler's!