What's the point of reducing amateur spots in an amateur comp for professionals to play?
I agree with you in that but unfortunately the decision has been made and people are playing them.
All you can do is get everyone opposed to hound GV to change it back to its original form.
The other week in Div 3 there were over 60 people going up the last few holes watching the professionals come in, I don't think you would get that with all amateurs in round 1.
Second- As someone who spends a lot of my weekends caddying in amateur events it gives me(and others) the chance to meet some professionals and get gigs at state and national events. Last year I thought I had a fair grasp of what I was doing but the professional i worked with at the Vic open was well above any level I had seen and honestly I could have done with spending a few weeks caddying for a lesser pro which now I have the chance to do.
While your at it maybe try and get them to impose sanctions on what amateurs can play as well. Seems a bit cheap that sandbelt clubs take all the junior talent from other clubs and won't play them weakening the actual home clubs squad creating a little inner circle of clubs which will live in division one and two forever.