maybe cooler, but we make so little money at these things Tom that it makes sense that it is a gamble and the (pardon the pun) "House" wins....
There are a few of them out there, at the Mighty MO someone hit it at Cliff Drive, so I would not be surprised if it gets hit. In the past I have usually done a 50/50 split CTP at the end of the round, but I think that people will be tired, and honestly we have MAJOR $$$$ that are going to be continuing as we add Blue Valley, Cliff Drive, Shawnee Mission Park, Heritage Park, Hidden Valley Park over teh next 3 yrs. If we get it, at most it will be an additional $180 to the club, seems pretty ok for the countless hours of work that a few of us have done to contiinue to bring this level of golf here, and at a rental rate of $600-$700 for the bobcat last weekend, $$$ vanishes quickly!!
Of course there are those that feel that I am (or the club) a bunch of scamming players weak payout beotches, and I can live with that, because I know the reality!
Reality is thart I typically donate, time money and energy for us to play, as do a FEW others, but our courses are great, and I don't complain too much about it.