Nope! Everyone can enter at the best prices for the best prizes.
SwingThought is leading the way in providing more access to more golfers to compete and develop by removing the barrier of membership in order to gain access to the best prizes and ROE for all golfers.
You can find mini tours average less than 69% of their non-member entry fee goes towards prizes.
ST delivers 80% with FIRE and 70% with ELITE!
Mini tours with membership tied to “entry discounts” don’t reach an 80% return until a player has played 8 to 10 events! Don’t be fooled by a deceptive high prize % “based on member entry” marketing. Add that membership cost evenly to your event entry fees and see the true payout %.
ST does offer a membership that focuses on providing additional benefits to its members through support and convenience, not discounted entry fees. Find our membership details and learn how we can enhance your journey.
What kind of competition experience can I expect? Joy Johnson2021-10-29T00:11:00-04:00
FIRE is SwingThought’s top Choice Entry option. With 80% of the $1,000 entry fee going towards your prizes, ST provides you the best ROE and access to prizes to any non-member mini tour entry, by a significant margin.
FIRE entries also compete against ELITE entries each event, on the same leaderboard. FIRE entries can earn slightly larger prizes than ELITE entries, even though they are in the same competition. ELITE prizes allocate 70% of their entry to their prizes, which is above the average mini tour amount for non-members!
With more opportunities for all levels of competitors available in one Live Event, Choice Entry provides potential for larger fields, more prizes, and more competition for better competitive rounds.
What is Choice Entry?Joy Johnson2021-10-29T00:31:19-04:00
When you compete on SwingThought, you have the advantage. Using Choice Entry, you choose what prizes YOU want to play for, without hoping everyone else does too.
When you register for an ST tournament, you are competing against all FIRE and ELITE golfers on one leaderboard, or REPS golfers on another leaderboard.
Your Choice Entry determines which prize you earn when you make the cut.
When a player registers, it may help the player to assume all other competitors are registering at the same Choice Entry as they are. This assumption can help a player correlate their entry and prizes just like any developmental tour event.
ST has published every prize example for every field size for each Choice Entry for your convenience and confidence.
What does ROE stand for and mean?Tyler Dunn2021-10-29T00:41:20-04:00
ROE = Return on Entry & Experience. ROE explains the relationship between your entry fee (risk) and your prize return (reward).
Return on Entry is the best correlation between a prize earned vs the entry paid to earn that prize. $10,000 from an $1,000 entry is a better return (ROE of 10x) than $10,000 from a $1,100 entry (ROE of 9.09).
Overall, the % amount of one’s entry that gets distributed to the total prize pool is the simplest mean of comparison of all competitors ROE. This is simply determined by the total prizes paid or to be paid divided by the combined entry fees of all competitors, assumed the same entry fee as your own.
Don’t get caught believing “Prize % based on member entry fee pricing.” Members had to pay a hefty fee upfront for access to those discounted entries, and they wont see “Prize %” anywhere close to 80% until they’ve spent nearly $10,000 in those “member discounted entry fees.”
With SwingThought, anyone can have access to 80% ROE in their very first event.