Originally Posted by Todd Andrews
It would be pretty simple really. Certified officials are tracked just like current PDGA membership. So, just like the requirement to be a current member at certain tournaments you would be required to be a certified official in order to play pro at certain tournaments. We will be moving toward making the official's tests available on-line soon so it should not be an issue with becoming an official at the last minute.
I like the idea of this wicket for professional competition (at what, A-tiers and above? B-tiers?) but at the same time I think it risks cheapening the title PDGA Official. What if there was a separate 'rules knowledge' test that pros had to pass? Even if it was the same exact test with a different title, it would still create a distinct difference between competitor and event marshal. This could be beneficial down the road, when Wiggins Jr. and Spencer are battling for a cool million in cash, to have actual, differently certified Event Marshals on the course instead of just some Pro that has nothing better to do.