I will begin with when I began here at WGT . After the PC TW games slowed up . I found WGT . I thought WOW ! This is the sht .
I immediately started playing my ass off . I played WGT unlimited play stroke play , multiplayer stroke play with the FIND A GAME and CREATE A GAME features . And a lot of matchplay .
The players I met at first were veterans from 2007 , 2008 , 2009 . They were incredible . They were from all over the world . Some had 15,000 to 20,000 match play rounds in and 5000 stroke play . Stroke play was only a few years old in 2012 .
They were cool , friendly , personable , generous , and knowledgeable . There was probably 100 of them on my almost 700 at one point friends list .
A couple years later after starting a CC . I eventually had to remove all of them to reduce the list to 255 . So I could message my CC members .
So I lost all those names . And eventually even forgot their names .
But I didn't forget how they welcomed me to WGT .
That was the basis for the " WGT KICK ASS TRAILBLAZERS " award . When I ran across SidersBest Is this WGT's oldest active player? thread . He inspired me to pay tribute to those pre 2010 veterans .
But then I found that so many were not active any longer . Then I noticed that there was a good many that had stopped within the last year . And even more so that had stopped since the start of PCEA . Interesting but true .
I also saw that there were ahellalot of truly GR8 players with 2010 , 2011 , 2012 start dates and all the way up to the present . Lol probably millions I don't know .
So I had to draw the line somewhere . The criteria was a start date of pre 2010 . And active within the last 2 months or so , give or take a month .
That has been my latest project . Seeking out the players with pre 2010 start dates that are mostly still active . Not an easy task . I have looked at over 4000 profiles . And found about 462 players that fit the criteria . So far . I don't know how far or how many I will end up finding . I hope to reach 500 . But this will be my last major task here . . As of 10/6/2020 I have stopped looking .
Here are some of those .
This is the final updated list of the mini trophys for the 462 " TRAILBLAZERS "
Here are the 462 " TRAILBLAZERS " . I have found so far . As of 9/30/2020 .
Now 500 2/10/2023 .
As has been the case with many of the awards I have made . And many
of the accolades that many WGTers deserve . No one else is recognizing
them . Especially WGT .Some are lucky enough to have been receiving
awards and trophies all along in their CC . Some have not .
So I do some of it . From the reactions I have received over the
years . That has been my reward . Some are humble . Some are excited .
Some probably don't care . That is plenty . Just from the thanks I have
But I know I could not begin to thank everyone for all the GR8
contributions that easily thousands of GR8 WGTers have provided over the
years . That's why these little bits I do mean so much to me .
Thank you to anyone I am not able to make a trophy for or thank in person .
Here is the full list of " TRAILBLAZERS "
- claremoreblue ,
- garyk49 .
Even though I can't remember all those names from so long ago . I could list hundreds of others I could thank .
I want to thank all my ex CC mates from The Valley of the SUN Casual Club CC . About 600 members/players .
Also incloded of course are some of the GR8 MP mates I have had the pleasure of meeting . Random players , members from dozens of CC's , and the other incredible CC owners I have had the priviledge and honor of meeting , playing and friending
OOPs. It turns out that list grew to way over 600 ,
For allowing me to be a part of the GR8est group I have ever been associated with .
Included on that list are a GR8 many standouts for me
and a whole lot more . That I will and have thanked for the good times .
Now back to WGT . There are so many generous , thoughtful , GR8 human beings on this site .
Here is a small list of some that I have taken note of their contributions .
I call them the " WGT KICK ASS STEP UP PLAYERS " award . Some have received trophies over the years .In no particular order . Except for Wayne must be at the top .
Eagle Club Golf Association (ECGA)
Lobsters Lair Country Club (LLCC)
Morningside Hills Country Club
Aussie Aussie Aussie!
WGT Alien Ambassadors Country Club
And of course
And the Amazing
And many more .
Here are some of the random KICK ASS WGT GR8's awards through the years .WGT outstanding standouts . Various fun and incredible contributions to the WGT Universe .
WGT KICK ASS 1st POSTER awards. This to encourage and welcome new Forum posters . As it was at times a somewhat negative experience . I am happy to say that it seemed to work quite well .
All of these to show my appreciation .
to be continued
Here is a small index to view various other lists .
" TRAILBLAZER " The full list of full size " TRAILBLAZER " trophys is on page 3. In SidersBest Is this WGT's oldest active player?
The full list of " TRAILBLAZER " is on page 2 . In this thread . TRIBUTES : TO TRAILBLAZERS & ORIGINALS WHERE TO BEGIN
The full list of " TRAILBLAZER " avatars is on page 6 . Of this thread .
The above page links can now be found on one page .
" TRAILBLAZER " pic and trophy page .
A couple large lists of the GR8 CC from which many of the " TRAILBLAZER " were found in . Page 3 . of the thread . THANX TO THE GR8 CC's.
Another list is is the 7 years of wall posts I saved in my website . Not all but most are there . The list of WGTers that posted various comments and conversations is found in
I BUILT THE WALL . Along with a link to the wall .
The next list is a thank you post to all the friends i golfed with . GOLF WITH FRIENDS
This list I tried to capture the avatars and profile pics of just about everyone I encountered along the way . NOT FROM THE SHORT LIST.
On page 42 . In the thread MIA - Where are they?. I pay tribute to many that had disappeared , passed . got lost and came back , but was missed , etc , etc . By putting faces , avatars and profile pics to their names .
In my CC Corner thread .VALLEY of the SUN C C ( a look back at VOTSCC & WGT)
on page 35 . There is a list of 167 Main Forum Posts , Threads , Links , Videos . Of all sorts . That may or may not interest you at all .
All of this is for enjoyment , memories , appreciation , tributes , recognition , entertainment , etc , etc . And gratitude for my fond memories .
I wish the GR8 WGT Universe all the best in the future .
this is not my last post but my days are numbered