Saturday, January 16, 2010
The 3Jack Message Board is Up!
Like I wrote in my comments section about the message board, I will continue to make blog posts here. First, here's the URL for the message board.
I will also have a link to the message board on the right side of the blog.
Please note a few things:
1. I will also have the blog posts on the message board as well. I would GREATLY APPRECIATE it if you could post your comments on the message board. It just makes it easier for me to respond to all questions and comments there. I will not have old blog posts on the message board, but if you have comments/questions about old blog posts, feel free to post them there and just provide a link to the post so I know what you're talking about.
2. I WANT to promote people's golf related work. This blog gets thousands of readers each week and is a great vehicle to promote your work. The message board will allow that to happen and I will be more than happy for people to pimp their golf stuff. However, you must be a CONTRIBUTING member of the message board. A good example of this is the way blog reader Kevin Carter contributes to many golf message boards. If Kevin wants to promote his work or his club, he can feel free to do so on my message board.
If say Jeff Evans contributes to the forum like he does over at GolfWRX, I would GLADLY allow him to promote his work and products in the 'Promote Your Work' forum and promote it until the cows come home.
Without a shadow of a doubt I believe the legtimately good teachers are not afraid to 'give away some of their stuff' whereas the phonies keep everything secret until they are getting paid for their teachings/philosophies/theories. Furthermore, there is no doubt about it, if you're a teacher that gives away *some* of your stuff for free, it will actually generate more interest and more customers than those who demand getting paid first before they give anything away. The internet is a powerful vehicle for golf instructors. Giving away *some* of their teaching thoughts and philosophies has helped teachers like David Orr, SliceFixer, Brian Manzella, John Erickson, Lynn Blake, etc. get students that have come from all parts of the globe because they are sold on what they have had to say and the videos they have shown.
Like I said, this blog...which doesn't have a standard .com address gets thousands of different readers a week. Not to mention that word of mouth is the most valuable resource an instructor, clubfitter, trainer, etc. can have.
Contribute and you get FREE advertising.
It's as simple as that.
3. Once again, any type of swing method, system, philosophy, and theory is welcomed on the forum. I will encourage TACTFUL debate and will be strict with posts that resort to name-calling and condescending remarks and tone. Golf is a gentlemen's game, this will be a gentlemen's forum.
4. I am open to all suggestions, criticisms and help with the message board (and blog). You can either post them in the suggestions forum or e-mail at Richie3Jack@yahoo.com.