Originally Posted by Bullseye
It was obvious to us that this would be a very popular event and I can definitely understand why people might be bummed the event filled quickly, but I think what we have planned for this event is perfectly fair. Not only that, but we posted our exact plan for this Blue Lake event way back on November 1st. You can check it out HERE
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Not only has this entire series been run by Stumptown volunteers for years, but those same members also played a big part in getting Blue Lake installed. Are we not allowed to show our thanks to the very people who helped make this happen without you dragging us across the coals? I honestly can't see why you would have a problem with our giving our members this small reward for their support over the years... particularly since it is a club run event... run by club volunteers... at a course the club helped install in the first place.
You talk about setting a precedent, but these circumstances are considerably different than most tournaments. As Flash pointed out we've never charged non-members extra to play the events we run, and we have always tried to be a very welcoming club. I think its pretty damned disappointing that when we do try to do something for our members we get called out as the bad guys. What are we allowed to do for our members?
I think you all need to defer to my post that I wouldn't have been playing this event anyway, I just don't like the way this PDGA Sanctioned Event is being played out with the entry system into the tourney, nothing to do with me at all. And I don't see how, other than BSF, that this tourney is different from any other. Who has run the series for years or volunteered is arbitrary to the conversation. Your "Club" people are welcome to come to Central Oregon at any time to play the courses that some of you covet, that we install...we don't want pats on the back. I'm being attacked and defending my opinion over your tourney and your course. Keep both if this is the way your guys attack people over a question which is how this started...a simple polite question. You are not a whipping boy, don't act like it. You know I respect you more than that.