Let's say you're hosting, or even just attending, a tournament (one day, "C-tier" style). What do you think would be better? Sanctioned, or Non-Sanctioned? Maybe Non-Sanctioned the first time around to build a name, and then come back WITH Sanctioning next time around?
Non-Sanctioned would eliminate the $10 on-member fee, and draw more non-members to turn out. And you could drink all you want (as I like to do) and do all your other wacky stuff.
But wouldn't a Sanctioned event draw more pro players, since the scores will go to points, and ratings on the PDGA side of things? And the non-members who don't show up (because of the $10 fee), wouldn't be bagging and take all the am payout.
I'm just tossing this around trying to get ideas for something I would like to do next year. Thinking of maybe trying to start a little tour of some sort, here in my region of the world. It probably won't happen due to lack of funds, but I have someone interested and asking me to get it all figured out on the technical side of things. And make him the pitch.