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Age cutoff

Posted by Mac 
Mac
Age cutoff
October 15, 2002 04:59AM
A question about the grandfather rule for the Masters and Grandmasters Division. What is the last day that a person can turn 40 0r 50 and play in these Divisions now? If a person does not make the cut off date, are we as tournament directors suppose to let people play in these divisions because they played there in the last tournament they played?
oldfart
Re: Age cutoff
October 15, 2002 08:20AM
In all other aspects of the rules the SN uses the PDGA rulebook except for the age criteria.

(every other sport on this planet classifies masters as 40 and gmasters as 50)

It should be determined by the year of the event-- in comparision to the date of birth of the old guy in question...

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CLASSIFICATION OF PLAYERS 804.08
( [pdga.com] )

(2) Master: A professional division available to players at least 40 years of age in the year the tournament begins.

(3) Grand Master: A professional division available to players at least 50 years of age in the year the tournament begins.
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As far as your question "are TD's suppose to let people play in these divisions because they played there in the last tournament they played?" ....

Perhpas Jimo can better answer that for you.
Re: Age cutoff
October 15, 2002 09:39PM
As I understand it, one of the biggest problems comes about when tournaments are both SN and PDGA tourneys, where some individuals are going for Pdga points and others SN points. Why should a SN masters player be punished by not being able to play in his rightful division? Yet if he beats a PDGA master, the PDGA member would still be awarded the points over the non PDGA member

After the next year, the problem will have dissapeared, because the grandfather clause will have run out. The SNDG tour decided not to punish the players that had already been eligable and playing masters for some time. The problem has been basically solved, but Jim can prob. help you with any other questions you may still have.
Later,
Will T
mac
Re: Age cutoff
October 16, 2002 05:03AM
Hey Will, So if a player does not turn 40 or 50 in 2003, he or she is not eligable to play Masters or Grandmasters now in S.N? I had heard it was for 2004. Who knows for sure? Mac
Re: Age cutoff
October 16, 2002 10:38PM
Jim O had explained it to me once, and it made perfect since at the time, but I can't put it back into the right words to explain how it works. Help us Jim O.
vl
Re: Age cutoff
October 17, 2002 09:10AM
Will brings up a good point about how it is not fair to almost old guy SN golfers at an event that is both SN & PDGA....

Another valid point is a PDGA certified official is obligated to enforce PDGA rules "over" local rules. In other words the PDGA rules are supposed to take precedence over local rules according to the PDGA sanctioning agreement that a TD must sign to run a PDGA event...

It is an akward situation for a TD to be in, that is for sure...

The good news is this contradiction in rules will "be going away" as USDGCWillyT mentions...
jim
Re: Age cutoff
October 21, 2002 07:50PM
what ever your age is going to be during a calender year , that is what you can play , exp. dec. 30th 2003 you can play the whole year at that age. that means this next year will be the last year for grandfather in players , so go ace one , jim
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