Originally Posted by HGI
I don't think you could set a price on it since it would very from field to field, some field owners are more greedy than others. Thought it shouldn't cost anything, you shouldn't have to pay to be told how to play a sport.
Hmm... what about, rock climbing, sky diving, scuba diving, auto racing, Motorcycle racing, Target shooting
all of these sports have mandatory regulated indoctrination courses before you can do it.
Have you ever wondered why?
Contrary to your perception its not a "cash grab" ( although there is money to be made conductng these courses) it is to ensure that the participants are properly prepared for the activity.
There is potential for injury and the venues conducting such activities would be NEGLIGENT to not provide basic prepatory instruction.
In addition such required courses weed out the mouthbreathers and boneheads that think they know it all already simply by virtue of wanting to do it. If it costs a bit of money as well .. it weeds out the people who would compromise your safety to save themselves a few dollars.
In short its a idiot filter... the mesh would not be small enough to screen out all the idiots .. but it would clear out some of them..