Originally Posted by cgkdisc
That is one of several "special" situations that arise on occasion, not rarely. The policy for B-tiers should be written so the contingencies are built-in if possible.
Then get it in writing that $500 is required - and if there is a special circumstance like dire weather, etc. you are required to contact the PDGA **AHEAD OF TIME** and you need to contact the pre-registered players and alter advertising **AHEAD OF TIME** - You can't allow a loophole to exist for every underhanded tournament director to pocket money saying "Well there was added cash value here, here, here, and here." pointing to his gas costs, purchase of some signage, etc.
So what you're saying is I could have looked at this tournament field:
Saw that I was only getting six pros (my name is in there, but I paid in trophy-only money and just golfed the two rounds at the course I was the official at)... and told them "Well hey guys, you're actually only getting $150 added cash. Sorry, only six golfers. I can't go blowing all my money on your field. But I did spend money reserving space for our players party, transporting everything to the location of the awards/party, set up at both courses, this was spent on leg work... and so on.
If I do that to the players, do I wind up with:
Your answer, in a word: NO. Not a chance! Word is going to get out that there might not even be $500 in cash added. And if you lose those guys, you lose the guys they convince to travel with them. Which means smaller preregistered am field, which discourages other players. Trickle down effect and suddenly the second Stateline looks just like the first.
On another note: I lived in Georgia. CLEARLY people know better than to run events during hurricane season, I experienced the lack of sanctioned events in southeast GA throughout the season. If you're dumb enough to run an event near the coast during hurricane season, that is your fault.