diskey river wrote:he is talking about G&L Clothing Challenge where ace fund was included
that's what I figured, and why I responded.
diskey river wrote:Also, what is the actual problem with the amount of tournies? Just a reason to bitch, or is there a real problem that affects the average competitive golfer? I don't hear an TD's complaining about it not being worth their time.
There's not really a problem with the amount of tourneys. I don't think anybody is bitching, we're just talking about the state of affairs as it has changed significantly in the last 10 years or so - and not necessarily for the worse.
There's two sides to the arguement, and I get both of them. On the one hand, more events is great for some people like Matt Schlabach that play every week because they can, or like yourself - like you stated to get up to speed, so to speak. Lots of events also present opportunities (that we didn't have 10 years ago) for everyone to be able to play when they can, rather than have to revolve their other summer plans around one or two events each month.
On the other hand, we've seen some smaller field sizes, which in my opinion diminishes competition. Like I said in one of my comments on the facebook thread, I'm just a competition junkie, so I want there to be solid competition and a nice field in my division.
We can't really limit the number of tournaments. Just because people (like me) make the claim that there's too many, doesn't really mean we can't do anything about it. But as players/consumers, we can
take back control of which events we play with the sole intention of having a bigger, better, deeper paying field. It just has to be a group effort.