This is what the payout is supposed to look like when you pay 1st place $1,800. When you bump it to $2,000 these numbers should rise.. http://www.pdga.com/tournament_results/77589
Not a big fan of the 1 guy walks away with all the money payout. Not really what the game is about. This tournament example is following PDGA guidelines on payout using the scale which obviously you are not doing. You are well below that scale. After skins the top guy could walk away with $3000 and the guy who finished 2 strokes back in third has $300... I have heard a bunch of people talk about this and not a lot of people are really stoked on the lets pay one dude a huge chunk of cash deal. We've all been paying into the pot all year and let's have a tourney at the end and give it to one dude.. Now there may be a completely different payout for the series payouts and all of this money is raised from the club which I've got mad props for. I really wish the payout was done properly. I feel like you could guarentee $1,400 for men and $700 for Women and still grab some serious attention. Put that $900 in the pot as well and bring the others up where they should be on PDGA payout guidelines and EVERYBODY would be stoked. Heck the guy who wins could win a bunch of skins and still walk away with more than $2,000. Even if not $1,400 is NOTHING to complain about where as getting beaten by 1 in a playoff and getting $1,600 less, probably only walking away with $200 after paying for your entire weekend including entry fee is understandable.
I have to say with all this being said I know the thankless job deal about being a TD and it's super cool to see someone step up and try and blow it up big.. While winning and getting $2,000 sounds really cool when you get 5th and walk away with $500 or more you really have people's attention.