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What other sports do amateurs receive cash? The fact amateurs receive large merch prizes in our sport is uncommon in most sports where ams primarily just win trophies or certificates.
da "kingpin", yes you did miss something....i didnt start this thread.
whoa, comparing minor league or major league baseball to discgolf???, When they win, they get a trophy or a ring or a pennant, not cash. There are no payouts for them. They are paid to play but not paid for winning. And bass fisherman, not really a sport but more of a hobby. Lets not include that one.
kingpin with your comments i do not think you are properly trained in payouts or dont see the big picture.
Yes it is the Professional PDGA. I am not a PRO so i understand what you are saying!!
I imagine these comments seem in conflict, but i wouldn't want to seem to be bashing the PDGA! LOL!
First, let me point out that I suck. I would like to think that my TD rating is much higher than my 862 player rating. So, this is coming from an "AM" player.
If you think that the AMs are getting the short end of the stick I think that you are SORELY wrong. AMs get it pretty good. 50% of the field usually walks away with close to what they paid to get into the tournament in retail. That is pretty great since it is a sporting competition & not a "5th grade make everyone feel warm & fuzzy on the inside" event. If a club or TD chooses to take the profit from the mark up on the discs and add it to the pro purse that is their choice. Another valid choice is to throw it in the club coffers. Nowhere is it written that it must be given back to the Am players. Why are they more deserving than the open players? They are not! Everyone is equal in my mind. Whatever the club chooses to do with ITS money, it can and should. It is not for anyone else to decide what the club has done with its profits because that is what they are. If the club is inclined to add it to the pro purse, baskets, huge club party, etc so be it. The money is theirs, they earned it.
They are going to tell you that you have to wear shirt with a collar to a NT or Major as a reason why. Plus, all of those rules of play. THE HORROR!!!