THe course designer and the P&R decide this option, it isn't a group of elected officials to the KCFDC that has no monetary involvement in the decisions. The BoD isn't making the course decisions, the people designing the courses and the P&R are the decision makers.
As for 10% from Innova or DGA, since the club isn't buying the baskets it has nothing really to do with the question at hand. Now you are changing the topic to fit a description of how should courses be designed by committee and how do I (Cooper) get to have everyone see that Innova is better in my mind topic over the issue of what is your favorite basket.
You are attempting to insert a type of policy that isn't needed, shouldn't be decided, and isn't germane to the question at hand. You are now changing the topic you started to fit a decision that hasn't been so you are wanting to create a policy on a BoD that you are not a member of nor have served as a member of in its history.
The bottom line is this. We are USING park lands for our sport, we give thousands of hours of sweat, blood, and love equity in the courses. There are individuals that work more closely with P&R than others, and there are designers that nudge those officials in charge towards what they feel is best. These facts have nothing to do with what is your favorite basket. Itself a very subjective topic, but rather your insistence now on calling for something from a stance of no involvement to date towards any meetings of development or progress towards the sport.
I am curious how you feel that you are entitled to ask for something to change that has never been a policy, or why you feel that it should be the BoD of decision to make that claim. For that matter along those same lines, why would the club only purchase discs from Innova or Discraft, or Gateway, or Prodigy, DD, etc..... There are many options and many factions that the BoD must decide, they are not however the course design team for any project to date. At times members of the EC/BoD have been involved in design work, but those decisions about hardware, installation (SMP didn't want to go with the "Cashen Sleeves" for example) are left to the designer and the P&R, not the BoD.
The delays that could be involved about choosing a basket are silly to think about, the notion of which basket is your favorite is topic for debate, the idea the club executives (an all volunteer organization I might add)to tell a P&R what to buy specifically is just plain lousy towards that partnership that is older than you are in most cases. It is about as silly as saying that I told P&R to buy the DGA Mach III, I gave a suggestion and recommendation. Being a certified disc golf designer and having designed now over 10 courses I have a preference, and chose to give them my input. They make the decision though, not even as the course designer is that decision left to me. Do I have impact on the decision absolutely, and again for my own reasons that I feel comfortable with, I like the DGA product, so I tout them as the preferred choice.
My thought process is like this, the people that are out there making things happen are the people that get a say in the decision process on how things work. Those that type in a chat room looking for answers aren't doing a service other than to add fuel to arguments. So hence my stance on DGA is this simple. They last, they are consistent in quality control, and they support and cooperate with the communities that they have been in for close to 40 years now. Their product may not be what "you" like, but their product is true to the sport, and their determination to continue to see the sport succeed is never questioned. Though the same can be made of most disc golf related companies this person (meaning myself) that has written and received grants to build courses goes with DGA because I can. I am comfortable with them and their product, and this is why I choose to support them in all my presentations for courses. I will alter my focus though where applicable, and part of that may be the case in the new Cliff Drive Course, where I worked with Innova as part of the option to help raise funds for a course during the Wide Open. Again goes to show what is involved, and those making it happen have to weigh the decisions, not those in a chat room, and not those that aren't part of the planning and design.