Beware the bad question on the Official's test!
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May 23rd, 2011, 01:12 PM
January 9th, 2009
I meant to comment on this same question when I took the test a couple months ago. At least one person at pdga is aware of and agrees this is a poorly written question. I sent this to the pdga in mid-March:
"To whom it may concern-
I feel that question #22 (Lost disc found after time expires) was very poorly written). The question indicates that
player in the group (implying just one player) declared that "time had started." According to the rule (803.11) "2 players or an official must note when the timing begins."
And I got this response from Todd Breiner:
"I have reviewed the question phrasing and related rule (803.11), and
agree with your feedback regarding the phrasing of the question. I
have forwarded your feedback to the PDGA Tour Manager along with my
notes for review.
The word 'declaration' generally implies a positive, explicit, or
formal statement [meant to be heard by others]. The question does not
specifically acknowledge that another group member seconded the
Apparently they havent fixed this question yet assuming you took the test more recently.
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