Friday, January 15, 2010
Message Board Suggestions
After looking at my most recent poll about whether or not people would be interested in joining a Richie3Jack forum, the results tell me that it's worth doing.
I want to make a forum that has the similar purposes that this blog has...to discuss the game that so many of us enjoy and to get people playing better golf.
I would really like to get 'experts' in the industry as members and involved in the forum. Whether it be 'experts' in the swing, biomechanics, TGM, S&T, MORAD, equipment, scientists, etc. I have no problem allowing them to promote their work on the site and even the blog if they contribute to helping people out on the forum.
That's one of the things I'm most proud of about my blog...I have been able to expose many golfers to things like The Golfing Machine, Ted Fort, Lynn Blake, David Orr, Brian Manzella, Geoff Mangum, D-Plane, AimPoint Golf, Scratch Golf, John Erickson, Mike Maves, etc, etc, etc...which is something that so many people would not have exposure to if they lived their ordinary 'golf lives' just reading golf magazines and watching The Golf Channel. In a sense, I want to amplify that exposure even more if I can.
Usually I get the question 'do you get paid for this?'
My answer is emphatically NO!
It's not that I wouldn't be above it, but more importantly I know what it's like to try and figure out your game and why things work like they do and just coming more baffled from listening to popular golf instruction. Furthermore, I do believe that the costs of the game need to go DOWN because that is what is driving many people from playing the game and by providing a free service I think it helps promote my philosophy that if you can get people to enjoy the game more, even if it's free of charge, then the money will eventually follow.
I think that is very lost on today's industry.
Anyway, I was hoping to get suggestions on what you would like to see in a golf forum and what you don't want to see on a golf forum. Please post them in my comments section below or e-mail me at Richie3Jack@yahoo.com.