When I first hurried past this . I knew I needed to come back .
Definitely one of the hardest thing a CC owner does . Also one of the most critical .I'll get back to that .
Bob's experience moving from owner to director . And finding the new owner not open to advice or constructive criticism is a likely scenario . And maybe that doesn't happen .
The hard part first is to find a CC member that is willing to accept the position to resume ownership of the CC . If you suddenly were to disappear . Or found you could no longer continue as owner .
Communication for some of the long time original CC's . Is a given . Some have even been connecting with their cell phones . By text or call for years now .
This is not the norm here in WGT . After the inception of CC's here . And every ready willing and able good CC member filled these historic CC's
For reasons unknown to the universe . The next couple of generations of WGTers . Did not share the same knowledge of the importance of communication .
Thousands upon thousands flocked into new CC's with blind abandon . Not about to answer to anyone . Not going to read any information . Not going to pay attention . or take any advice . No matter what .
The results are now appalling . With literally thousands of these CC's now . With abandoned owners . Filled with 100 to 200 clueless players with recruit status . Thinking this is what a WGT CC is about . Stuck like Chuck . With no guidance , assistance , leadership , , information . Or anyway to find out or know any better .
I am not exaggerating . There are those . And just as many if not more . CC's with owners with no communication whatsoever in the CC at all .
It is easy to blame the owners . But that would be so wrong .
In the case of the abandon CC's . Many of those owners . Did not just disappear and quit on them . They attempted everything they could to try and connect with their players . Many that had patience . But could take no more of the obstinate ignoring going on .
The owners that are still here in the CC's with no communication . Will attest to that .
For the most part .
Of course there are some CC's that do not want to communicate . from the owner on down . Stagnate but fully functional CC's .
WGT provides a CC forum with every CC . To be used to relay every kind of pertinent information a player needs to know to have a successful and full and informed journey here in WGT . That is what it is for first and foremost .
That means that not only does there need to be GR8 efforts made by the owners and directors to provide all that information to the CC forum . It is a must that all members keep abreast of current and important information .
Here is an example of a CC with fairly good communication .
A CC tourney is made . Requiring the entrants use starter equipment and balls . The tournament name is " STARTERS ONLY " . There are a couple threads in the CC forum describing the details . About 3 days into the event . All of a sudden . 2 not 1 but 2 players enter the event and one finishes 9 strokes below the field . The other finishes 13 strokes under the previous lowest score .
Obviously these guys don't pay attention to anything . They just played the tournament with their regular equipment . And ruined the tournament .
I mean can you imagine how the other players feel ? Especially since it takes over a week to even get a response out of either of them ?
It sucks because they are good guys that didn't have a clue . So they apologize . All good . Problem solved . Right ?
Run the tournament again . This time someone else enters and turns in a score 12 shots under the leader . This time it takes only 3 days to inform him that he ruined the tournament . he apologizes . problem solved . Right ?
Wrong . It happens a third time . This is when you realize that your well informed active CC is not as well informed as you thought .
So you post a couple long winded messages to explain that all you need is for them to keep up so that these things do not occur .
Eventually after 3 failed attempts at the low purse premium format .
It takes 3 more free ones until you complete a successful tourney .
You probably give up on that format after that .
That was all hypothetical . But could happen . And many other spoilers from the lack of informed .
So the guy says . i don't like social media . I ain't going to that CC forum .
The owner says . Lol I don't like social media either . I'm not about that . i just need you to be informed and our CC forum is how you do it .
Yeah okay boss . You got it man . Hey nice talk . i'll see ya on the links . later .
That is if you can even manage to get an actual one on one with a member .
So now I come back to making the arrangements for an interested member to voluntarily put himself in the position to replace you . If not right now before you lose it . But if at some point you become incapacitated . And cannot return to the CC . Or even communicate in any way .
Some people think that if you provide your log in information to a member . That takes care of it .
NOT . That is not the protocol . And only works until WGT finds out and disables both accounts . Yours and the members . And will not change or re enable it for anything . If you don't believe me . Try it .
No there is a proper way to relinquish ownership in WGT . That is by a fully written out agreement by the owner and his successor email . previously approved officially by WGT .
That's not so hard . Right . That's what has to happen . Responsible CC's will have that in place .
Believe it or not . It is easier said than done . That has always been a problem for many . Not finding one member that will voluntarily agree to step up now or ever .
Other owners have confirmed to me that this isn't easy .
I know this first hand . As easy as it is to join and have fun in my CC . I started out with 90 players that signed in in 2 weeks . In the last 4 years we have been through some 513 members . Enough to run two 250 member non active non communicating CC's .
We have 50 members . Good members . But as many times as i have posted and asked for these things to be in place . I have received 2 phone numbers . And many no thank yous . Not one member will agree to replace me . Maybe they are too smart ?
If I knew I had to exit . And could no longer fulfill my ownership position . I would have to advertise here in the main forums to try and find a willing replacement . And I probably wouldn't find one here .
So my hats off to Bob . Who finally did find a replacement . That treated him like crap, afterwards . But he found one .
There is much more i could say on this subject . But this has made my first point .