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Old 02-18-2016, 11:24 AM
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Trickle down economics doesn't work. You mention Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus but you forgot to mention their rivals such as Ben Hogan and Gary Player. They also did not win every tournament and their competitors could expect to make a solid paycheck if they made the cut. This is not the case in disc golf. If you finish 20th in a PGA tournament you can expect to make a couple hundred grand. If you finish 20th in a PDGA tournament you will probably not break even. This means that a lot of touring pros don't tour as much because it is not financially worth it. It also means most European players don't come over to the US which reduces potential viewers in countries where the sport is broadcast on national tv.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:25 AM
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Perhaps the PDGA can take 90% of McBeth's winnings and endorsements and redistribute them to the other pros.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:27 AM
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It also means most European players don't come over to the US which reduces potential viewers in countries where the sport is broadcast on national tv.
If the fanbase is stronger in Europe, doesn't it make more sense for top American players to go over there rather than trying to get European players to come here?
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:28 AM
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Trickle down economics doesn't work. You mention Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus but you forgot to mention their rivals such as Ben Hogan and Gary Player. They also did not win every tournament and their competitors could expect to make a solid paycheck if they made the cut. This is not the case in disc golf. If you finish 20th in a PGA tournament you can expect to make a couple hundred grand. If you finish 20th in a PDGA tournament you will probably not break even. This means that a lot of touring pros don't tour as much because it is not financially worth it. It also means most European players don't come over to the US which reduces potential viewers in countries where the sport is broadcast on national tv.
That's the point. IF PM can get sponsorship $ and it shows to work out for his sponsors, MAYBE it will prompt more sponsors to put more $ into the game. In this case, the "trickle down" MAY work.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:33 AM
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Perhaps the PDGA can take 90% of McBeth's winnings and endorsements and redistribute them to the other pros.
What a ridiculous straw man argument. I'm not saying the PDGA should take 90% of his winnings. I'm saying they should make payouts deeper so more pros will travel more. This will increase more viewers which will hopefully bring more sponsors.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:38 AM
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If the fanbase is stronger in Europe, doesn't it make more sense for top American players to go over there rather than trying to get European players to come here?
Well a lot of the top American pros did go over to Europe last year. A lot of them are not going to all of the top tournaments in Europe this year because the payouts are not deep and the tournaments are in different months so this makes it hard for them to play all of the events.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:39 AM
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What a ridiculous straw man argument. I'm not saying the PDGA should take 90% of his winnings. I'm saying they should make payouts deeper so more pros will travel more. This will increase more viewers which will hopefully bring more sponsors.
The problem isn't how deep the payouts go, it's the size of the payout pool of cash being distributed that is the real issue. Deeper pools would only dilute the opportunity of the guys consistently in the top 10 from having any semblance of a career. Let's be honest, any of these guy making less than $1K a week on tour are scraping by (once you account for how much travel actually costs).
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:44 AM
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What a ridiculous straw man argument. I'm not saying the PDGA should take 90% of his winnings. I'm saying they should make payouts deeper so more pros will travel more. This will increase more viewers which will hopefully bring more sponsors.
You are wrong.
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:29 PM
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Yeah... that Pasadena tournament isn't "free" as stated either.
We'll be filming that "free" tourney this weekend. We'll even have drone footage for hole previews. Gonna try to get up a next day vid of Saturday's action.
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Shutting up the idiots who thought the greatest player in the sport was just getting free shoes...
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Pretty sure it is referencing his deal with Innova, not Adidas.

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