B. Quality of Course(s) (Difficulty, Amenities, Coolness...)
I. Date (how it fits in your life)
G. Sanctioned / Nonsanctioned
A. Distance to travel = D. Travel Costs
H. Tier = E. Player Package / Added Cash = C. Entry Fees
I - Should be at the top of everyones list. If it doesn't fit in it won't go (unless you force it).
It's not number one because if it meets B then I'll make it work into my Schedule ..... See: LOD
I realized that Non-Sanctioned is pretty high on my list, which surprised me, but when I look at the tournaments I've played in the past it makes sense. Most non-sanctioned events are pretty small time so I don't hunt them out. However if they meet B. then I'll make them a must i.e. Ice Bowls, Held on a Golf Course, BSD, etc.
"I'm not impressed with aces of any kind. 95% of the time, they're just bad shots that got lucky and happened to hit the chains. Otherwise, they'd have sailed 50' past the hole." ~ Cydisc