Chuck Kennedy wrote:Worlds would be more credible if I didn't only make $80 more than someone 23 spots behind me!!!!!!!!
First, why is it necessary for Worlds to be credible strictly in financial terms if the compeition is fair? Second, how does the amount of money difference between places make a difference in its credibility?
BECAUSE MONEY RULES THE WORLD!!!!!!! I wouldn't watch poker on TV if 1st was only getting 5k but many do because of the large purses that they are playing for. Credibility is lacking when the largest purse ever was in 2000 when we had 1/2 as many members and courses in the ground.
Also when 52nd-57th all get $150 that takes away some credibility and when someone in 34th only makes $230 when the entry was $215 it makes the competitors question the event and I think if the PDGA would have a Poll at next year's worlds they would be surprised to see how many are dissatisfied with the payout.
It is pretty sad when the vast majority of MPO players at worlds wonder where all the money goes yet the PDGA brushes the off as an "Angry Mob" who must be organized by some outside source.
God forbid the PDGA tries to fund a premier event which can possibly be used to gain more PR for our sport other than The DOOZ who IMO should no longer have his job and at the very least should be given an evaluation before any more of my membership dollars go to him.
The PDGA spends money on many things I feel are unneeded yet continue to do so and whenever someone brings up something they have an issue with the higher ups in the org seem to turn the other cheek.
Sad thing is Chuck is that you are looked upon as one of the BEST higher ups but many of the others are not liked to much by your touring pros. I was actually surprised to hear people badmouthing BG WAY more than I ever have, the DOOZ more than I have, and Gentry WAY more than I ever have. Just be lucky you are #2 behind Addie and most people still trust you,