Originally Posted by tarazarr
I didn't play at kingwood, so this is just an outside opinion
If you have 19 rec players - and you take from their entry fees to pay a few pros to show up - you'll quickly end up with allot less rec players signing up to play.
Just my opinion - but if you only have 4 "pros" show for a tournament, then make their entry fee 50.00 each, winner takes all so at least they have a reason to show up (200.00) hey your a "pro" you should be able to handle the higher entry fee and the pressure
If you have 19 rec players, let them play for "their" pots as you normally set them up, they should not be paying "pros" to show up - you'll get more people showing up if their entry fees stay in their divisions.
just my opinion...now you can beat me up for it
We "pros" already pay $50 to enter and I just finished paring $250 for worlds. You obviously haven't played many tournaments due to the lack of insight on this issue and where do you get the concept that we are taking all the money from the AMs?
I was just saying maybe it would be a good idea to take in "less" money from the AMs and let them play for trophies so that we don't have to hand over as much money to the city who does nothing.
Maybe there is a reason no Pros have been showing up to these events....
Did anyone else notice that the Rec guys shot better than the "Pros" at Kingwood? Must be a course that let's the best rise to the top.
Basically what I am saying is if you take in $30 per entry for Am the city will want $15 so why not just make the entry $10-$15 and play for trophies like every other amatuer sport around? Also this prevents Ams from paying high prices on discs after the event.
So low entries for Ams= higher % of sponsorship added and less monery into the cities pocket.
If you do this you can actually add cash to the Pro division but even if you don't it is better than having the city take half the entries when they are $50 Vs $15.