Originally Posted by Chuck Kennedy
Only if the player is not a current PDGA member
When dealing with NON-members the TD has the right to have people play where they think they "should" be playing.
Typically the TD "KNOWS" the local players AND their skill level....
MOST non-members at a venue ARE locals..this keeps that REAL good AM tha only plays at home from BAGGING in Int or Rec when they should be in Adv. etc..
Some TD's do this, others dont.....
The other scenario as you show it....would be that long time Pro, who hasnt been a member for many yrs (too many, IMO
) then signs up as an AM.
Unfortunately...unless that person used the PDGA "Amnesty" a few yrs ago to get AM Staus back they are STILL a PRO, as long as they HAD excepted cash in the past.
There IS the "Pros playing AM" rule that could be applied here, I suppose.
But then that "should" apply to MEMBERS that have "up to date" ratings.
Again a TD's choice...
sub 970 can play Adv
sub 935 can play Int OR Adv Masters
sub 900 can play Rec
sub 850 can play Adv
sub 800 can play Int
sub 750 can play Rec.