PDGA’s Justin Menickelli beef with Paige Pierce & Brodie Smith


Justin Menickelli PDGA's President of the Board of Directors meme

HOT TAKE OF THE YEAR!

The President of the Board of Directors for the PDGA Justin Menickelli should be FIRED on the spot! His “outbursts” are a disgrace to the sport.

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Justin Menickelli on the Worlds 2021 driving range situation:
I thought it was kind of a jerk move, honestly on behalf of Brodie.
PDGA Board of Directors Pesident Justin Menickelli also said:
People were not publicly roasting (Paige Pierce), but behind the scenes she got roasted pretty hard and I think she deserved it …

WHAT IS GOING ON?

The Paige Pierce saga:

The President of the Board of Directors for the PDGA Justin Menickelli said: “People were not publicly roasting (Paige Pierce), but behind the scenes she got roasted pretty hard and I think she deserved it”
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Reddit user u/spushing: “I transcribed the comments from the Frolfcenter YouTube video (linked to timestamp) as best I could. This is in response to a question about Paige’s comments about the Women’s Global Event.”

Justin: “I thought Paige got roasted.”

Host: “Oh, so I didn’t see a lot of roasting, I saw a lot of positive…”

Justin: “Well, I didn’t see a lot of roasting, but I heard a lot of roasting. People were not publicly roasting her, but behind the scenes she got roasted pretty hard and I think she deserved it, honestly, because I think she was being disingenuous. I think her behavior was disingenuous and self-serving.

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She acted as though she didn’t know ahead of time that there were 3 courses. Like she watched the video and she’s like (*imitating tone*) “Oh my gosh we’re playing 3 courses how am I supposed to prepare for 3 courses”, it’s like, did you just find that out today? That there were 3 courses? It’s been longer than that since she knew that there were 3 courses.

And by the way the OTB Open, that was like, what, 30 minutes away? Like, you’re right there, like. The Hawaii thing, it’s like whatever, you wanna go to Hawaii I don’t care, that didn’t.. and there were some.. well good on you, I’d like to go to Hawaii too.

(…)

This total self-serving behavior of hers, in my opinion, I thought it was totally self-serving. Do you know who picked the spot? Do you know who picked the venue? Do you know who picked California? It was not the board of directors, the women’s committee picked that spot, so like to say like, Paige acts like she speaks for all women, and you know some other women piled on, like (*imitating tone*) “how dare you”, it’s like look man, the board of directors and the majors committee recommended that the US women’s actually be somewhere else. But the women’s committee were like, hey, we want to have it in California, and here are the reasons why. And they were totally valid reasons why. The OTB is right next door, it’d be great for California, we haven’t had it in California, we rotate those events.. like the US Women’s rotate around.

(…)

I’m not on the majors committee and I’m rotating off the board, so I’m going to let my opinions fly.”

Sources:

Reddit topic – https://www.reddit.com/r/discgolf/comments/o7u6f9/people_were_not_publicly_roasting_paige_pierce/

Justin Menickelli’s saying it point blank on Frolfcenter: 

The Brodie Smith saga:

The President of the Board of Directors for the PDGA on the driving range situation “I thought it was kind of a jerk move, honestly on behalf of Brodie.”
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Brodie smith PDGA beef

How can WE as players take action?

Taking action is very simple, PDGA’s BOD Justin Menickelli was elected to the position, so next time the PDGA elections start, just do NOT vote for him … Simple as that.
For your information, annual PDGA elections take place each year from July 1 to July 31, with the elected candidates assuming office on September 1.

More information on the PDGA Elections page – https://www.pdga.com/elections

So next time the PDGA sends you a voting ballot, do a little research about the candidates and cast your VOTE!

Looking for more detailed information about the Worlds 2021 criticism?

I highly recommend reading Ultiworld’s article on the topic of  “A Closer Look at Worlds Criticism: OB Lines, Driving Range, & The Future of PDGA Pro Events”.

Click here to read all about it.

A Closer Look at Worlds Criticism: OB Lines, Driving Range, & The Future of PDGA Pro Events

What are your thoughts on this topic?

Was this a correct behaviour for an elected President of the Board of Directors for the PDGA or should Justin Menickelli step down from the position and apoligize publicly?

Leave your comments and thoughts in the comment section below!

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Tõnis

Hi there! I am Tõnis from Estonia and I've been playing disc golf for over 4 years. I am a true disc golf fanatic. I hope you enjoy my disc golf blog.

5 thoughts on “PDGA’s Justin Menickelli beef with Paige Pierce & Brodie Smith

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