Excerpt PDGA August BOD Meeting Minutes:
2012 Worlds – Jenkins
Avery Jenkins expressed his dissatisfaction with the 2012 World Championships stating that he felt the preparation of the courses was lacking and the event was not up to the quality that should be expected. Graham, Decker and McCoy disagreed and while they noted some small problems, they felt that the hosts did a good job given the challenges of 14 courses and the record number of competitors in the event. Jenkins expressed that it was time for there to be an Open division only World Championships and that the PDGA should not attempt any more combined Pro/Am Worlds. Duffy expressed concern and felt the women had been disrespected because a Pro Women’s division with two finalists played their 9-hole final round with a senior division with two finalists. Graham stated that there were some staffing challenges as a result of the size and scope of the event and that he would not want to try to run another event of this magnitude for some time. He noted that there probably was not another community in the world with enough courses capable of hosting another event this size. Jenkins concluded by stating that rather than looking back, he wanted to be a visionary.