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Old 05-29-2019, 01:28 PM
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Thats insane.
Not really, USADGC is like $125 in your neck of the woods.

Its about the quality of the courses, event, payout, players pack, TD's organization, extras, location, and other things like getting points for worlds. There are big A-Tiers out there that take advantage of players or lapse in course upkeep but get tons of players to bite because they get points for worlds all in 1 event. There are also A-tiers out there like USDGC that really take care of their players and have a professional feel, and they can demand more $. Its all about demand.
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:04 PM
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Not really, USADGC is like $125 in your neck of the woods.

Its about the quality of the courses, event, payout, players pack, TD's organization, extras, location, and other things like getting points for worlds. There are big A-Tiers out there that take advantage of players or lapse in course upkeep but get tons of players to bite because they get points for worlds all in 1 event. There are also A-tiers out there like USDGC that really take care of their players and have a professional feel, and they can demand more $. Its all about demand.
Yeah yeah. Its still insane to pay $100 to go throw frisbees in the woods.
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:07 PM
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Yeah yeah. Its still insane to pay $100 to go throw frisbees in the woods.
Still cheaper than most ball golf outings.
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:04 PM
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Still cheaper than most ball golf outings.
Around here you can play 18 with a cart for under $50 on the weekend. Thats at a very decent city course. In fact, all of the public courses around here are under $100.

But seriously, I don't care what anyone else wants to spend their money on. To me personally, playing tournaments are not worth an entry fee of $100.

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Old 05-29-2019, 08:43 PM
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I wouldnt pay over 60 for AMs. I dont care if there was a hooker in the Party Pack.

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Old 05-29-2019, 09:19 PM
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Around here you can play 18 with a cart for under $50 on the weekend. Thats at a very decent city course. In fact, all of the public courses around here are under $100.

But seriously, I don't care what anyone else wants to spend their money on. To me personally, playing tournaments are not worth an entry fee of $100.
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I wouldnt pay over 60 for AMs. I dont care if there was a hooker in the Party Pack.
I get it. But, spending our individual entertainment budget is a pretty varied and personal decision. I spend far more on a couple tickets to a Wings game with dinner, pre-bar and a beer or two at the game. (Spoiler......far more).

If a hundred bucks get me camping, two or three rounds on a nice course, a player party with a few beers thrown my way, the chance to toss down a lawn chair and catch up with some friends and a player's pack of stuff I don't really need.....I am in.

But, not all $100 tournaments are all that.

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Old 05-30-2019, 05:55 AM
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I wouldnt pay over 60 for AMs. I dont care if there was a hooker in the Party Pack.
BS...I'm calling you out on that one.
(And I don't even know you!)

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Old 05-30-2019, 08:00 AM
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BS...I'm calling you out on that one.
(And I don't even know you!)
Maybe if it was a big event I would pay up to 70. I'd rather pay less and not get a players pack though.

Also a hooker that cheap eep lol
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:36 AM
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As somebody who:

a) is price sensitive
b) believes in playing by the rules

I have no reason to play in PDGA tournaments. People in each and every division cheat willfully and out of ignorance. So for me it's not the am payouts that are stifling prow growth, but the behavior of other pros. Not sure how to address that

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Old 05-30-2019, 12:04 PM
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$100 entry fees for A-tiers aren't why I'm not playing tournaments. As a non-current member, I am not eligible to play in them anyway.

It's the $45-60 B-tiers, plus an add on $10 fee, not to mention all the ancillary expenses associated with tournaments, that is keeping me away, not to mention the fact that even many of our unsanctioned events are now charging the same entries, since the market shows that they can.

It's a discretionary expenditure. Supply and demand. I can assure you I'm not missed. Someone willing to pay the entry fee and then some have easily filled in my absence. Why would any sane TD lower his entry fees with that going on?

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