Well there you have it, a new league(not really), I can’t wait and hope it is successful. However, when I take the long view, here are my findings about Pros –
St. Louis Open –
AMS – 75%
PROS – 25%
AMS – 90%
PROS – 10%
Bluebird Statewide Championships
AMS – 90%
PROS – 10%
Basically Pro Attendance was very low
So as I see it:
My promise to the membership was to make more tourneys that were competitive, we went above and beyond what it took to produce these events, and guess what, No Pros showed!
My conclusion is there are only two pros left in St. Louis – Bryan Johnson and Jerry Barklage.
If I am getting this right, the reason PROS don’t play anymore is because of the club personnel operating the system.
I get all this information processed I am scratching my more-head (an endearing term the membership has used to describe the excessively large forehead.) thinking and kinda feeling sorry for Jeff who is thinking the Pros are gonna come out for his league when I can’t get them to come out for the last 10 competitively designed tournaments.
Good Luck Pal
And to make things perhaps clearer for Jeff:
The last tourney of the season, a B-Tier with 500 dollars added, a 500 dollar ace pool and a Endicott course that is set as about as easy and challenging as it can be, and still very few pros. So my position is simple good luck with your league, I hope that slice of life fills your disc golf void the club has cratered you into.
The tourneys we have been holding have averaged 50-60 players.
And our payouts are just as good, better if you get merchandise.
If you have not noticed, our inventory is extremely deep.
So however you want to cut it, our club is strong; we have catered to the Pros, and will continue to cater to the Pros. If they do not want to come to an RCF event, I certainly cannot make them.
There is no extra charge for the ACE Pool it has always been in the price of the event for members.
Eventually the Pros will come and play RCF events some day, probably before Christ returns to earth!
I will promote anything approved by Andy in the Park Friendly Format for this league.