Club President, and STLO Tournament Director, Dave West asked that this message be posted:
"2012 STL Open Payouts:
We have heard some questions about the STL Open payouts - especially on the Am side - so I wanted to provide some details:
On the am side we spent 73% of the money received on players' packs (over $6,500). We wanted to provide all ams a great quality players pack and have everyone feel like it was worth participating. To do the payouts, of the $55 entry fee, the pdga fee was $4 and we charged $36 as our best estimate for the players packs (which is 65% of the $55 fee - so we actually overpaid the field). Trophies and merchandise vouchers for the ams totaled about $3,000. CTPs for the ams was $630. Bottom line - we paid the am field about 115% of their entry fee.
A little more info about the players packs - the retail value was $60 (see our website for what was in it)
, and then add on the Saturday night meal and event (our cost of this was $8 per person - retail about $15). So the players packs was fairly valued for ams at $75 (not bad for the $55 entry fee!)."
- Dave W.