No, there's no confusion on my end. Perhaps on yours.
Your reply, to summarize, was that the reactions you're reading here are just typical Internet knee-jerk reactions to say "no, no, no" to any new idea.
And my response says "that's not what's happening here."
People have given you very real reasons.
Because it would fail.
There are not enough of you, and you would hate it after the first iteration when all the cheaters won.
Again, no. You can't just re-state the same thing and ask if it's "fair." People aren't posting here just because they "resist change." Hell, there is no change being talked about here - just an idea.
Yeah, maybe that was true 30 years ago. It's not all that accurate these days. You're basing a lot of what you seem to believe on massive, hard-wired assumptions.
I couldn't care less. If it was real, it'd still be a business, with costs, so it wouldn't even be zero sum game. Every dollar the organizers made would be a dollar that someone else gave them, and even if it was a zero sum game, a bunch of people would still be losing money.
I don't "throw up all over my wedges" because someone wins the lottery every week somewhere. Couldn't care less.
See, here, once again you're (badly) attempting to put my opinion in a certain bucket, but… you're wrong.
I have a solution for you.
I'll bet you $50,000, straight up. I'll be an… 18 handicap. I'm the administrator of my GHIN eClub, so you can trust me on that one. Please let me know what score will shoot to get me disqualified, though, and I'll be sure to shoot one higher than that. You name the date and the course, and please bring your cash and leave it with my Italian friend, "Knuckles" for safe keeping while we play.
Have you ever heard of Kickstarter? (Before you take that far too seriously, I get that it's not exactly the same.)
So you're doing… what? The opposite?
Ding ding ding ding.
That is one of the better very short summaries.