Originally Posted by Chuck Kennedy
The PDGA does not require any payout if announced in advance in the case of low entry fees. Also, player packs and CTPs count in the payout so nothing could be awarded based on final scores, again if announced in advance that this is how payout would be distributed.
I think this about sums it up. It is about expectations. If you announce payout ahead of time then people can make informed decisions easily.
This year at the Fall Fling I charged $25. Players got a Star or Blizzard Plastic Disc and a bunch of other little stuff.
Payout was top 3 trophy in every division and $50 total for top 3 in Open.
(In other Words, not a "good" payout at all)
We had 82 players enter even after knowing the "value" they would be getting, and I imagine we will have that large of a turnout next year as well.
In most sports, this sort of rate of return or "payout" is pretty standard. Disc Golf is truly a unique animal, therefore I sort of agree with Rooster that some DiscGolfers are a little spoiled meaning "They don't know how good they have it."
Just my .02