Originally Posted by Matt B.
This is such a non-issue. Stumptown built the course so for the first tourney there they decided to open it to members first as a thank you and benefit of membership. Announced months in advance. Great idea, I think. Made me become a member, which I should have done long ago.
Is someone stopping other groups or clubs from running a tournament at Blue Lake? Is this going to be the precedent for all Stumptown tourneys at Blue Lake or elsewhere? Is this really that big of a deal? Pretty sure the answer to all that is no.
Why do people feel like they should tell clubs how to run their events? Not just in this case, but seems like a chronic thing in disc golf. Nothing unfair about a club offering members a benefit. And everyone had plenty of time to put up $10 to join the club.
I agree, an non-issue, except that it's weird that I'm getting jabbed for a simple opinion asking for explaination. Like you said, there are a lot of people who joined Stumptown, including you, just to get exception into that tourney played at Blue Lake...which did cost $10. So, as I understand correctly (since Flash is bashing the Rebels event discount), this Slosh #4 PDGA Sanctioned Event does cost an extra $10 per person, via a Stumptown membership, to get in. AND, at what point did I tell anyone how to run any event? I voiced an opinion...last I checked that was legal? In Bend, OR, regarding disc golf...anyway.