Originally Posted by sschumacher
Well just so all you non-TDSA members out there know, starting in September the TDSA will run an payout experiment at their minis for one month based on a Dave Wise suggestion.
Should you cash you will get 20% percent less than a current TDSA member. This includes non-member women and juniors.
Welcome to Dave Wise's Disc Golf America.
Who's your Obama now?
If you're a non-TDSA member he wants you to be a member even though he not willing to throw in contributions from his cow pasture himself. I asked him if he is going to follow this policy at his course and got no-comment.
Personally I would prefer all of you to become TDSA members as well but would hope that you join because you want to be a part of the club and make a difference and not because you're getting screwed out of 20%.
I can only imagine that Mr. Wise's next suggestion will be that we charge you non-members $2 for the hot dogs at the TDSA picnic as well.
Just so you all know, Furdog would have voted for this had he attended the meeting.
Deducting 20% will mean this, if there are ten people in your division and you win 1st place, a TDSA member would receive $19.00. A non-member would receive $15.00. The $4.00 from the non-member will go to course maintenance and or course additions.
We pay out 3 spots, so if you win 3rd as a non member, you will receive $7.00 instead of $8.00. Only cost you $1.00 to play a TDSA mini as a winning non-member
So, that player has paid $4.00 towards the cause of maintaining and upgrading our courses. The member, has already paid $20.00 towards the same thing. And, the member received a Pro Boss, TDSA Tag, mini and has all the priveliges of voting, running for office etc.
This isn't a screw job to non-members. It is a way to reward membership and get non-members, who play just as much or more as members, to contribute towards the courses they use on an ongoing basis.
We are trying this for one month, the last real month of minis. Over the winter we will take your comments, results etc into account and make what we feel is the best decision for all disc golfers in our area.
By the way, think about it, this is actually costing the TD's as well since they will not be paying out the $4.00 in plastic in my example.
Be patient. We are testing this and we are open to any ideas as to how to make our club and this scene better.