We all love the game, which is why we play. I don't think anyone on this thread is "only in it for the money." We play "for fun" all the time. But, if everyone played just for fun all the time, there would be no need for the PDGA, RCF or even bag tags. However, since some people enjoy healthy competition, we have tags, clubs, leagues, tournaments, etc.
I agree that more people should help out more, but it is a thankless position that is usually met with more resistance than appreciation. That said, I've seen a lot of people that you seem to be addressing in this thread helping out on the course or at events, so know that before you talk trash.
Disc golf is a fun game, and we all like to play, but if I'm going pay $30/day to play and spend all weekend playing and I beat a majority of the field then shouldn't I be compensated for playing better than everyone else? Again, if you want to play for fun some day give me a call and we can meet anywhere and play for free. However, in this thread, we are talking specifically about a PDGA sanctioned event, not everyday rounds.
The winning pros (usually) pay a higher entry fee and beat 95+% of the field but don't get paid out nearly as much as the people that win the AM divisions because there aren't as many competitors. Is that fair? I don't think so. They are the best and should be paid the most in my opinion. Unfortunately, when tournaments are geared towards AMs, you draw in more AMs and fewer pros show up. Again, this is the chicken or the egg philosophy that I've mentioned before. That is why I'm asking the club to put on a "Pro" event that only offers Pro divisions.
If you're someone that just like to play for fun and the love of the game, why do you join the PDGA, play tournaments or paid leagues, or even join the club. Why not just show up at the course at throw discs? I'm assuming its because you want to support the game you love so much. All I'm saying, at the end of the day, for all the money we're asked to donate we should have an opportunity to earn some of it back by winning tournaments. No one is asking for Albet Pujols money, just to be paid for sacrificing their weekend, paying an entry fee and beating everyone else.
Time to get serious about having fun