It’s been 6 weeks since the Every Day People CC sadly closed its doors so unexpectedly, and its members found themselves without a club to call home.
Many have struggled to find a club that compares to the friendly camaraderie that existed at EDP. Indeed I know of more than a few who have tried several clubs in that short space of time and have found none that compare to the friendly, happy atmosphere that EDP exuded.
Our focus on becoming number 1 brought us all together; it was so easy to make friends, simple to get a game and hopefully you found the forum to be both informative …and entertaining.
Over the last couple of months I, and a couple of other directors from the old club (Redsmitty and PWoodhouse3), have been quietly building a new country club. We realised that members would quite rightly expect the basics of free shot & putter pal if they were to join. I decided that our new club would not actively seek members until we had these in place. But we’ve also been helped along the way by a couple more ex-EDP members, FSmith12987 and MrBillace, and I thank you all for the help in getting there.
Well, I’m pleased to say that we have finally reached Level 4, and now have those necessities free for all members. So, as of Sunday, 14th February, The One and homely country club is officially open for business, and we’d love it if you’daccept our invitation, and come back home.
By joining us now, you’ll be one of the founding members of The One and homely country club. Be a part of a little bit of WGT history as we march this club right up to the top; it really is inevitable. We got to 7th place in record time last time, this time we're going all the way. And we’re going to have a lot of fun along the way.
Our ethos will be pretty much the same as the old club, and we’re gonna try tokeep it all positive. However, there is one big difference between this club, and all the others who aim for the top spot on the leader board.
We recognise that you’re busy people, and that it’s not always possible to play 18 holes on your first game of the WGT day. It can take up 45 minutes of your day, quite often at the most inconvenient of times. And I know, for me personally at least, squeezing this in while I’m munching my porridge in the morning is not always easy or convenient (you should see the state of my keyboard when WGT throw me one of their delightful curve balls occasionally!!).
I believe it is much more reasonable to ask all members to play at least 9 holes on that first game of the day; in effect a coffee break sized commitment, not a lunch hour!! Of course we’d love it if you can do 18, but 9 holes will produce more than 50% of the ccxp from an 18 hole game, and will take 50% less of your time.
We’re looking at rewards at the moment, and I suspect we’ll likely focus on more substantial rewards rather than a multitude of weekly free ball tournaments, though there will likely be some (they won’t be pink ;-).
But let’s be honest, I don’t think we stayed at EDP for the free balls; we stayed there because it was fun …with a focus.
We’ll also be offering documents and hopefully videos aimed at helping you improve your game over the coming months. From putting and chipping, to handling the embarrassing problem of wind ;-) And while I’m sure none of you need them, to all ex-EDP members who join before the end of February, I’ll provide you with a free copy of my putting charts.
Redsmitty (Dan), PWoodhouse3 (Peter) and I (Roddy) would dearly love to have you come home …to The One and homely country club. To all those ex-members who are on my friends list, and the multitude of you that have kindly accepted my recent friend request, I’ll be sending you an invite over the course of the next day or few. Please click that accept button.
If you can’t wait until then, or you are not on my friends list, please visit our CC home page and request membership; it's going to be fun!!
To all the other enthusiastic, regular golfers out there in WGT land, please bear with us while our family settles down back home, we'll be in touch very shortly.
Love is in the air; it must be those Valentines balls ;-)
Onwards and upwards,