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Old 06-09-2017, 09:33 AM
bnbanbury bnbanbury is offline
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I don't understand why there would be an expectation that smaller tournaments or even A tiers would be increasing in their payout and why this would be tied to the way the sport is perceived.

Tours like the disc golf pro tour, national tour, dg world tour are the way that the sport gains more professional exposure and pros get better payout. And its working. The media coverage of the big events is great - members of my family that have never seen me play email me disc golf clips they see on sports center. The payout model of the pro tour is helping more guys play this season and travel around.

But the idea that payouts would get better for local tournaments seems silly to me. Where would that money come from? I think that if the pro tour continues to be successful, people will see a greater divide between the touring pro and other players get bigger and bigger.

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