Part of the reason amateurs in other sports don't get much payout but sometimes get donated items in player packs is the fees mostly go toward paying site rental and admin/officials. We have been fortunate that we've been able to run our events with very little "official" support required so most of the entry fees can be paid back.
With Ams being 80% of the PDGA and a member organization, it would be suicide to force a "no payout" am structure to perhaps make the 20% pros happier. It would fail miserably since TDs want people to play their events and they would simply not sanction. Bye-bye PDGA. Selective events like the Memorial have gotten away with having most of the entry fee go into hefty player packs with no payout. But players are still getting what they see is a good enough value for their entry fee.
Rater of the tossed arc.