Public courses that have contracts with the KCFDC though must go through channels with the KCFDC to use the courses.
The KCFDC has maintained the courses over the years and the relationships with the parks. Most of the parks you play on were built and maintained with members of the KCFDC in the name of the club and the promotion of the sport. Just as the KCFDC has the working ability to "close" a course to public play during times agreed upon by the P&R and the club, the club also has a right in most of our courses to ensure that the work and efforts of thousands of hours of volunteer work over many decades at this point is secured.
Think about the courses you play the next time. Though the city may have initially funded the baskets, chances are that the alternate placement you are playing is due to donations by the KCFDC. The baskets Down Under were given to the WyCo because of the efforts of the KCFDC to host a world championships, in this case the course could theoretically be yanked by the club because the baskets there are not the county P&R, but rather the club's. Now tihs isn't going to happen, but its something that should organizations choose to use the courses without following guidelines in place for all organizations and businesses could happen. (it wont, just making a point)
The reality of it all is that this is a new disc golf related business asking/using a forum that is maintained by the club but didn't ask the club. I am sure that things will be discussed to ensure that everything can work out. I mean really how many people are going to attend an event at 9 on a Tuesday morning, and how much would it affect the other local players.
The goal of the club is to promote the sport and encouraging the growth and participation of our sport. Another business working in the area that is new, may not be aware of the protocols needed and as such conversations will happen. Ultimately it brings a continuity of the groups wanting to help the sport grow which should encourage more participation at all levels.
As for the $1/club fee I think that is for charitable events (generally refunded to the event in the name of the club), leagues, and then C-Tiers are now $2, B-Tiers $3, A-Tiers-$4, and NT's-$5 (non sanctioned I believe is $2/person per tournament). I know that it was discussed I am uncertain if it was codified. Yes there was a nominal fee of $50 for "closing" a course or the fees associated with the aforementioned pricing which ever is greater.
This stems from a long ago issue with some vendors coming to town and holding "Events" on club courses while they were traveling through town and it isn't fair to the club to lose that potential income stream for the work needed to maintain and orchestrate the things that the club does in many of our parks. So it isn't something new, its just something that as former member of the BoD (Tank) rightfully is aware of now and wasn't afraid to ask.
It can all work and the goals are the same to make it good for everyone, so I am confident that everyone will be on the same page in regards to ensuring that events happen on the courses by multiple vendors/organizations. This year alone, DGW, DD, LSDiscs, Corporate Challenge, etc.....have all hosted events following the procedures and that will continue to happen