In other sports entry large fees are paid without any thought of “Cashing”. Why are disc golfers so spoiled? As tournament directors are we responsible for the idea that amateur tournament players receive cash payouts, whether in league play or tournament play. Why should amateurs receive cash at all?
My wife as a runner pays $25-$50 per race. She receives a Tee-Shirt and if she places in the top three places she gets a medal for the achievement.
But, disc golfers expect to receive $2 for every $1 they spend on entry fees just in player’s packs? Then the expectation is a cash payout for the top 50% of finishers.
Amateurs get script or just a trophy.
Pros get cash! If you as a player want a cash payout, move up to the Open Division.
This is even more frustrating to me in the case of Fundraiser events.
Maybe the time has come to rethink our expectations?
"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."