Originally Posted by Flatroc
As this sport is still growing at warp speed, most of us realize that we must adapt in all sorts of different ways.
As a 23 year member I have seen the PDGA experience and address most of the growing pains issues in a most professional way and have gotten good results.
One issue, unfortunately is when we break the rules and how it is to be dealt with.
I don't feel I'm alone when I say I think the way the DC/BOD handle the lawbreakers could use some clarity in regards as to where the 'line' is.
Specifically the "behavior that is inconsistent with the well being of the PDGA".
The "desired" behavior and the consequences are spelled out rather clearly in the rules AND Code of Conduct.
As "things" come up that the DC has not previously had to deal with, there is MUCH discussion amoung DC members as to how to deal with it. The DC then makes a recommendation to the Board and a punishment is decided on and finalized by the board.
As with just about ANY Professional Sport, if a player does ANYTHING that makes that sport look bad, they are dealt with a some manner.
If this sport that we so love is going to grow into the mainstream someday, then our top players, especially, are going to be held to a high standard of behavior, both on and off the course.
Sure there is MUCH debate on this subject and Im sure there will be much more to come.
#6930 (member of the DC)