I respect what Tom did 3 years ago when he created the Winter Monday Night Glow league. Nothing goes to the club, he has his own Ace Fund, and it is full payout.
Is the club broke? Out of money?
No but having leagues without paying the club it will be broke. This decade the entire disc golf scene has gone from 4 locations to over 14 to play. That is a direct reflectino of what the club and the volunteers have done. Without leagues funding our outreach efforts, we wouldn't have these courses, we wouldn't have the worlds, we wouldn't have this forum.
So is the club broke, the answer is always, are we out of money, the answer is no, but the reality is that we have no money that is of real value. If we did we could buy our own land, create our own course, pay people to maintain it, and not be at the beck and call of the city's that we have worked painstakingly to be partners with over the years.
complaining about $.50 is absolutely foolish. That does not make it or break it for league. You can alwasy add more money, do the Swope deal, where $2 is added to the pro purse. That solves your issue, make it work, don't look for ways to take from the very existence that has infact afforded this entire town to play disc golf for close to 20 years. Makes no sense to bite the hands that fed it for years before you started playing. This is a legacy folks, it is not just about us, it is about the future.