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  • #46
    But Jub, you make money off people, do you show your books to all your customers? Even if they ask?

    Breaking news people ... people make money off of other people and institutions! This reporter learned that people trade personal time, blood, sweat and tears for, get this ... MONEY. Further investigation shows that this type of exchange has been occuring for quite some time. A deeper study shows that some people make money doing things they love, and they do those types of things for other people who love the service provided. Although, in stark contrast, the same study found that there is a very small faction that seem resentful of people who profess to love the service they provide and make money providing that service. But, you heard it here first folks, it seems people make money off other people, love it or hate it, it seems it's been going on for some time.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by JMan View Post
      Wait Jub ... "profess the love and make money?" What's the problem making money doing something you love. In fact I encourage kids to find a way to make money doing something they love everyday, doing what I love, teaching, and I do make money doing it. Not a lot mind you, but I'm making my house payment on time. Do you hate your job Jub? Then what we have here is a perfect opportunity for you to move down to Oregon and create and run an Oregon Series of tournaments, so you can make money doing something you love. If your main argument hinges solely on being upset because some folks have found a way to make a little bank doing something they love, and you haven't figured it out, well that sounds like jealousy. Dude, that's not healthy.

      Hey folks maybe we have read Jub wrong on transparency; maybe Jub wants to see the books so he can figure out how to make money and love doing it. Then he can move to Oregon and guide us into the Disc Golfing future. If this indeed the case I say let him see the books, learn the ways of the Force and get Oregon DG back on track.

      Unfortunately disc golfers are a lot like bucket crabs. The local promoter is the first crab, and the players are the other crabs in the bucket. Most bucket crabs don't know or even care what is going on. But there's that one super sleuth crab that has appointed himself as the local watch crab. He's on the job keeping anyone from "getting rich" or gaining freedom, and if there is the hint of progress or something appears slightly out of line he will be on the scene. But not really, he will be out there somewhere talking really loud, but never taking the time to do all of the home work. Preaching in his outside voice about the perceived injustice but never really doing a complete investigation on the situation. Gathering all the facts "I need" as proof, and then pushing through the conviction without a trial and moving straight to the punishment


      • #48
        I only see one person,and a few ball courses doing it right
        it seems strange to me or i must look at it real differently
        the park in my back yard isn't mine
        the baskets aren't mine
        why should i profit off them
        why should i profit at all i already have a job
        you want a business buy some land and some baskets
        there are only a few who rely on dg to feed their families that i respect
        everyone else comes for compitition and friendship on land that we all own a part of
        the local club or a local charity should be the recipiant of any profit
        and yes for the love of the sport
        just being thanked and seeing people glad to be there and leaving knowing the had a good time is what i do it for
        some people just don't want to volunteer and that still o.k. but they should do it on there own land not one i own a part of


        • #49
          No... I disagree with this.

          It's not the land or the baskets you are making money off of. It is your TIME that you would be compensated for. If you don't feel that your time is worth being compensated for, that is your decision. If you would rather put that money back into the tournament to cover expenses or fatten the payouts, that is your decision. If you decided that you wanted this money to go to your local club or some charity that you pick, again, that is your decision. If you wanted to pocket an extra buck or two from each player, I don't think that anyone should have anything to say about that as long it was clear from the start that you were doing this.

          What bothers me is when a TD decides to do this - well within their right - and then catch flak for it. It is clear that we all have different ideas about right and wrong when it comes to this issue. I think it might be time for us to draw a line similar to the one that was drawn with the 2 meter rule. Some TDs like this rule and employ it. Some TDs don't like this rule and don't use it. No matter which decision the TD makes there are ALWAYS people who grumble about it. Neither is right or wrong at this point as the PDGA has made it clear that this is the TD's decision. I think it should be the same with compensation.
          ďI believe I can hit 18 greens, hit every fairway, you know ó Vision 54, which means you birdie every hole, thatís in the back of my mind. I want to putt better, chip better. That day when I hit 18 greens and one putt, Iíll know Iím a complete golfer. Will that ever happen? Iím not sure, but itís possible. The 54 vision is always in the back of my mind.Ē
          ~Annika SŲrenstam


          • #50
            I have kind of stayed away from this... If a TD decides to take a buck or two from each player, more power to them!! It is well within their right to do so, PDGA 2009 Tour Standards:

            TD/Host Club Event Fee: Provided an event meets or exceeds tier payout requirements,
            TDs/clubs are allowed to retain 10% of the net entry fees as an event organization and
            management fee up to the following maximums: NT $750, A $400, B $200, C $100. TDs/clubs
            may choose to donate this fee back to the event as part of their sponsorship.
            Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

            Albert Einstein


            • #51
              7 feet

              The two meter rule stinks...............
              IMO it should be 7 feet.
              If you play in any SOWS, SOSS, WBDS, Tossin' @ Lawson gigs it WILL be 7 feet.
              On another note:
              We may start charging "Fees for OB's"

              What cracks me up with this gig making money thing is how it's evolved.
              Back in the 90's a lot of TD's were accused of this by other TD's who now support it.
              I've changed my mindset over the years and feel it's OK to profit (a bit) from all the blood, sweat and tears that goes into a gig.
              Example would be last years WBDS.
              I wanted to give the ace pot money back to the gig, so I asked all the players what we should do with it and most agreed to stick it in the club.
              We did and then we used it to help buy another basket.
              Thanks again by the way to all of last years WBDS peeps.
              He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
              - Anonymous


              • #52
                the pga throws multi million dollar tournaments all year long and the people running the tournaments never see any cash, they may get some perks and a tee shirt or something,
                they do it to be apart of something special,to be there ,if running a tournament makes you feel like you deserve money
                then it seems alot easier to play open and win or go get a part time job
                the hours i spend compared to what i could get in return doesn't add up to very good hourly wage,
                let's see the pdga said i could charge up to 100.00 no more than 15% or purse,
                hours put in,75
                1.34 per hour ,i'd look for a new job
                being a t.d. isn't a job that can be paid for it has to be volunteered for
                the club selling discs,espiecially at some of the prices you pay turning in your skript,money can be made there to offset tournament costs,
                i would not have a legal right to accept money for my services on public property
                the club has such a liecense through the state
                most cities and counties also reqiure a seperate liecense to conduct business on public land
                also my club is not set up to have employees,that opens up a whole nother can with the state, so i could not legally pay myself to t.d.


                • #53
                  Hey Terry, I really don't want to get into it any further because I have said my piece but several things were quite wrong in your post.

                  Being a TD is a job that can be paid.
                  You do have a legal right to accept money for your services on public property
                  Most clubs have not registered with the state, I am guessing, so would have no more legal right to do this than you would.

                  I could go on but I don't see the point. Maybe some time in person over a beer.
                  ďI believe I can hit 18 greens, hit every fairway, you know ó Vision 54, which means you birdie every hole, thatís in the back of my mind. I want to putt better, chip better. That day when I hit 18 greens and one putt, Iíll know Iím a complete golfer. Will that ever happen? Iím not sure, but itís possible. The 54 vision is always in the back of my mind.Ē
                  ~Annika SŲrenstam


                  • #54
                    a beer allways sounds good
                    and no i don't have a right without a liecense
                    being all legal i know these things


                    • #55
                      Totally depends on the nature of the services, when you collect the fees and how much the total dollar amount you make is. This issue is not as black and white as you make it out to be.
                      ďI believe I can hit 18 greens, hit every fairway, you know ó Vision 54, which means you birdie every hole, thatís in the back of my mind. I want to putt better, chip better. That day when I hit 18 greens and one putt, Iíll know Iím a complete golfer. Will that ever happen? Iím not sure, but itís possible. The 54 vision is always in the back of my mind.Ē
                      ~Annika SŲrenstam


                      • #56
                        the issue on a liecense is totally clear
                        being big enough to come after may be a different story
                        weather or not you have to report depends on how much money transpiered and profit being made
                        you legelly need a liecense to sell lemonaide on the street coner if your on public land


                        • #57
                          I gotcher TD right here, man:

                          On de up'n'up!
                          The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
                          ...but it plays one on TV.


                          • #58
                            Originally posted by RonTheWhip View Post
                            i loved the article, like where Sam's head is at, not so sure what Jub is trying to say, and am preparing to run a few more C tiers this year. For all of you out there, you can expect me to get paid for my time. I'm NOT volunteering, I'm offering a service, and all of you who want to take advantage of it, are going to pay for it. It will be a small price, but paid all the same. I'm sorry to see that legends of the game like Brian Mace are finding themselves empty and jaded. Mace dropped a lot of wisdom in that letter and Oregon would benefit greatly from heeding its message.

                            Well you know what Dion, you can go karate chop a chopstick, you are already entitled to take a fee according to the PDGA and now you are rubbing our noses in it like your trying to be all financially transparent or something. I guess everyone wants to get rich off of disc golf, so if your YouTube videos don't get the expected number of hits to attract advertisement money you turn to disc golf
                            PDGA #25296
                            Stumptown #34


                            • #59
                              Yesterday a friend and I were going through some old piles of papers in my office and came accross the original DGA booklet on DG, along with stacks of old IFA literature and it brought these thoughts, for what they're worth. Many like the old school idea of DG as a bastion of hippy mentality, do stuff because you love it and give it away, cause hey we're all cool right? Well even before DG hit the market, folks were running touraments, making and selling disc related products. They weren't giving any of it away free then so I find it funny that some think it should be given away free today. As soon as we old schoolers watched the formation of the pdga we marked it as the end of the hippy mentality when it came to DG, not that if ever exsited off the course anyway. It's about time you folks, who for some reason still try to deify a long dead social movement and super impose those long dead ideals on DG, and get used to the idea of trickle down economics and DG. The pdga sets the rules when it comes to events and the money and let those trickle down to the masses who are expected to comply and profit accordingly, provided the ruling organization gets its cut. And ultimately it really doesn't matter. Go play the game, enjoy yourself, but get real, when it comes to playing in, and running events, IT'S ALWAYS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE A BUSINESS MODEL. Quit whining, even hippies take advantage of economics, otherwise where do you think David Crosby got enough money to buy a liver? It wasn't from giving away records.

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                              • #60
                                Arfids (RFIDs) -- Borrowing New Technologies To Find Our Lost Discs

                                Thank you, John Stossel.

                                All right, all you deadbeat hippies, get out of here. Sergeant at Arms...!

                                Will our discs get their RFID chips before the disc golfers do? Actually, a law against chipping discs will serve the market, while chipping golfers will serve the Order.
                                The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
                                ...but it plays one on TV.


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