Do people actually use creds on passes? I see like 2/3 clubs going nuts for the golden putter but the rest don't care too much because there's no prize incentive at all, just stay in the top 100 and you're done. I had never bothered with clashes but I thought the deer statues on this last one were cute.
Yes . For a good many years ( the first 100 Clashes ) . There would be between 4000 & 5000 CC's participating in each Clash .
It was a little different from the weekly tight nit fight for the top 100 .
In the Clashes though . The top 100 was insignificant in as you say there were no prizes .
Even the hard fought battle to place 3rd . Only offered a set of balls . I know a couple few CC owners that were shocked to find that out . Once they had achieved 3rd place . Suddenly realizing how not worth it all the passes , balls and rounds were .
The weekly and the bi monthly Clashes . Demanded extremely enormous , high pass purchases from each CC to maintain the high status . The more passes , the more rounds . The more rounds , the more balls . Resulting in excessively high points .