Yeah, I wrote that note as a part of the larger message I sent out about the Lakewood monthly acepot to the email list I have for Lakewood related events. Anyone that's interested in joining that list is welcome to go to the Lakewood website
and shoot me an email requesting inclusion. I included that info since I figured that most of the folks on that list would have an interest in the Seattle Club Championship too. I didn't do any further promotion of event since 1) I wasn't running it. 2) I wasn't asked to. 3) I figured I probably wasn't playing in it, and 4) There were only 45 spots available. I did have someone ask me about what they should do if they wanted to be sure to have a spot and I told them they should probably call Lowell and work it out directly with him. It's fairly obvious that Lowell is, at best, quite reluctant to join the wonderful world of the internet so trying to contact him through the web is bound to be fruitless and frustrating. And, no, it wasn't a pdga sanctioned event. Regarding his words at the beginning of WA States at Steilly... I don't doubt his sincerity but I think the disc golf scene has changed a lot since the days he was referring to and I don't think he's particularly sensitive to or in sync with those changes. Simply put, there are a lot more playing disc golf in a lot of different ways.
One thing that I have come to realize is that different events have different levels of promotion required. For the last eight years I've run a largish sanctioned event with the goal of providing the most quality, value and fun to the most disc golfers. Getting the word out about the events has always been a priority too so when I'd see someone running an event without that in mind I used to see that as a shortcoming. It took a while but it finally dawned on me that I can't make other TDs prioritize attendance at there events. If they just want it to be a local event without a lot of hoopla then it should be no surprise that there's going to be a minimum outreach. You (or I) may find that frustrating but it is what it is. On the positive side there's the fact that there are more events of all different types going on at more and more local courses so we do have more choices of events to choose from now.
Similarly, I love to see tourney results and I'd love to know who the latest Seattle Club Champion is, and if anyone hit the $600 ace today. Hmmm, guess I'll have to make a phone call or two to find out. Cheers, EE