While that's an interesting idea (as well as gives people like me a chance of cashing on more than a blue moon basis), there's no way the Masters players in this town would go with that.
Since when did local masters start making the rules....if they don't go for it, then, in Jacks words, "Either you want to play for cash or you don't"
Goes back to making divisions by Age & Sex....other topics we may talk about would call this prejudice.
Just like senoir citizen discounts....why?? Aren't these the people that don't have to work anymore and are getting food paid for by retirement funds, social security and such? Why should they get discounts? They are not working, it's the people serving them that are doing the work but for less money now? I understand student discounts because everybody is broke in college and if you weren't then you either worked your butt off or mommy and daddy paid for you to have a free ride.
Still waiting on a valid reason for non-ratings based league play......
Most people like it the way it is. Pretty darn valid as far as I'm concerned. I've got no real wish to change to pure ratings-based play.
Masters didn't make the current rules, they just have adapted to them over the years. Right now in our town, there's more Masters age players that would play pro in leagues than non-Masters aged players, and the stats bear that out. Add to the fact that many folks play Masters purely for the social aspects (it is league, after-all, not a real serious competition, more like competition lite), and Chris is right, most local Masters probably wouldn't want to play Pro 2. But you never know until you present the option.
A couple of things on Tracy's post:
There should be no minimum ratings on any of the divisions. Anyone who wants to play "up" should be able to do so. (and I know it's just a sample...we're brainstorming here).
I tend to agree with Tracy on the age-protection thing (at least at the Pro level). Adv. Masters seems to work well at PDGA events.
Someone should try the Pro2 concept and run with it one night. It would only work well at a larger league (I mean, it won't work at Cliff Drive league, but probably will everywhere else), so perhaps we'll try it one night at Rosey.