Originally Posted by rocer180
Flash there has been a PDGA event at whistlers ran by southern Oregon golfers the last two years. They were both well ran events that everybody who wanted to get in had the same opportunity. It didn't matter if you spent your time shooting at coffie can tones in a cow pasture or on the beautiful fairways of milo shooting at innova disccatchers.
I'm not attacking anybody or there efforts. ? Is the OLE series and the GNO a part of the same series or just ran by the same people?
Flash to imply that people are sitting on their couches not doing anything and pointing out other disc golf communities in Oregon is a conceited thing to do! could alienate yourself from other golfers at future events.
Both OLE and GNO are run by the same person Tom Embree! And the reason the Great Northwest Open is written onto the hearts of Disc golfers is due to the efforts or Cris Bellinger, Teresa Trueba, Tom Embree and the Eugene Disc Golf Club.
Alienate myself from who? I pointed out the different areas of Oregon that have strong disc golf followings not that they need to get off the couch. These areas each can drive their own events at any course they want and have a strong response from any disc golfer in Oregon. Go back and reread my post. Although even in those areas I mentioned I bet 10 percent are doing 90% of the work of running events.
Its funny how you think that just because the OLE events happen in PDX, which really Trojan disc golf park is not neither is Timber that all Portland area disc golfers are getting a great chance at attending the GNO. There are many, many events, sanctioned and not-sanctioned in the Portland-Vancouver area that unless your life is only disc golf that you could not make them all. I am betting right now that only 1-2% of Portland Disc Golfers would even qualify for the 50 spot exemption.
How many people on this thread have run an event on their own? How many people on this thread even aspire to run an event on their own year after year. When you have run events as long as Teresa and Tom you kind of get to do what you want. Sure what you want may not be the most politically correct but it is what it is. They have their following of players and their event will fill. If you want to play be ready to sign up online when the bell dings!
I too would rather play Whistlers in warmer weather so I can float the river between rounds.