Originally Posted by cgkdisc
Been thru this several times. The amount of money the PDGA pays for services specific to pros is about equal to the $75K difference in collected member fees between ams and pro members. The Board went thru this and published the items back when Shive was on the Board. Marshal program, Tour guide, NT bonuses, Pro Worlds underwriting including the DVD were some of the items on that list of little or no benefit for Ams.
We don't want marshals................who cares about a Tour guide?.......NT bonuses are meh......and Pro Worlds gets 10K from the PDGA which seems to be the only sponsorship to the event in the form of cash yet the PDGA takes 1/2 of the profits from the AM side which I would assume negates the 10k in "sponsorship" and is really just a short-term investment.
DVD????????? I don't know why this is only charged to us.....the footage is horrible and I find better things on Youtube (The swedes make a GREAT vid) and marshal Street has the current PDGA films beat hands down........the footage has been the same boring stuff for 10 years......yet we keep the current company whenever a new video is to be made.
75k in entry fees and the purse was only 83k even with the 10,000 from the PDGA which means no other cash sponsorships to the purse....
How many AMs are used for the banner pics and other advertising the PDGA uses to bring in new members? If anything the Pro players help increase the number of members for the org.