Originally Posted by iacas
I don't understand this type of stuff. Or better worded, I don't understand why people are so worried about how much is paid out.....
Why should anything close to 100% of the money be paid back out? That's not a tournament - that's just people throwing money in a pot and divvying it up amongst themselves.
It was said in another thread (or maybe this one) that people seem to place $0 of value on playing in "a tournament" in and of itself.
And the newcomer that has been involved with disc golf for only a few months sees that the king is not wearing any clothes
and asks the big question.
Most disc golf events really are just organized gambling disguised as a competition and no one wants to acknowledge the king's dong is hanging out. Unfortunately, this is how tournaments originated and today's players seem unwilling to give up the gambling (chance at a cut of the entire entry pot) for true competition.
Tournaments for amateurs should be a celebration of who shot the lowest score, not how much return a player can get for the entry fees.