Originally Posted by Sam
Can you show me where it says that 935 is the cut-off for Advanced Masters? This is totally news to me.
I don't recall ever referring to it as a cut-off. I would say it is a guideline. Basically, it suggests that the brackets are:
Here is the link: http://www.pdga.com/files/documents/PlayerDivisionGridTable3.pdf
MM1 appears twice in the chart.
for Ams, it says "any" (rating)
for Pros, it says "<935"
this would suggest that the "cut-off" as it were, would be: 935.
My point to the PDGA is: if a Pro must be rated below 935 to play MM1, why should a 1,000,000-rated Am be allowed to play MM1?
Players seem to fall in two categories: those that maximize the spin of their interpretation of the non-rules to their own benefit, and those who interpret the essence of the guidelines' intent, to create divisions evenly divided ("protected") by skill level, as well as age, and gender. Believe me, if I were ever to somehow fight my to 935+, I would move right up (a promise I feel safe I will never have to keep, having never achieved it before, and certainly not getting any younger or better
By leaving the line blurry, the PDGA creates the perfect divide for a debate, for which this forum would seem the perfect venue.