Sounds like pretty good ideas, especially the money stuff.
As long as we're throwing ideas out I've been thinking about this for a while now. What do you think of a totally random draw with no divisions. The hitch being that each team HAS to take 9 drives from each player with a one stroke penalty for every time you don't. We would end up with some "unfair" pairings sometimes but I think that things would even out a little by doing it this way and it would introduce a lot of strategy into the round. An example would be, you're on hole 16 and you've taken 8 drives from the player A and 7 from player B. Player A parks it and player B leaves it 30 feet short. Now you want to take the parked drive for the guaranteed bird but player B has a lot of trouble with holes 17 and 18 and if you take the parked shot that means you have to take player B's drives on holes that they aren't confident on. So do you take the easy bird and cross your fingers hoping he does well on the last two holes or risk the thirty footer so you have a choice of drives on the last two? Sounds like it could be a lot of fun, to me at least.
It seems like this could solve the tee pad thing too or at least make it so that the beginner contributes.