Why isn't the same fee applied at all tournaments then in all divisions?
Masters and Advanced are generally less all the time, very seldom are they all priced at the same point.
Advanced-Dick, how you forget your years of playing advanced, you were not playing for fun, you were playing to win, I still do, you still do when we don't play in open. Spencer's argument wins hands down.
Glover and Tracy-you really think that we are not going to have enough old men to hold a division? Have you seen the demographics on our league players? You'll have plenty of competition to play in your age protected division, ratehr you want it to be for cash or for KC Cash. This will only make you decide if you want to pony up $2 extra on the Open side. Some will, some won't. I think that the EC made a fine choice making it isolated to one division. Masters players can still play the same dang golf that they have been doing for close to 10 years now (age 35 masters that got hit with having to be 40 remember this argument), and the open players now have a chance to pay for gas back to Lawrence (cooper's argument makes sense here as well!)
Overall, I think that its fine time to make this change. I personally think that a $10 fee might have been a tad drastic, but at $7 ($8-non KCFDC Ace fund) its still cheaper than a pack of smokes in Chicago from 3 years ago........And you have a much better chance of having a better return if you do play well. If you want to win in Masters, you can do that as well, just have less cash on hand.
Its not a forced entry, its a decision that you have chosen to view as a force, it ultimately boils down to your decision, the club is merely finally putting options in front of you to make a decision.