Last night I got into a debate that started innocently on Twitter. It stayed clean and was among friends sharing opinions on the state of the golf industry. The participants were Jason Giesbrecht (Head Professional at Royal Colwood in Victoria, B.C.), The Golf Canada (formally the RCGA and Canada’s governing golf body) and Ashley Chinner (Director of Golf at Signature Risk, formally one of Canada’s premier Golf Tour Professionals and a great friend) and myself CKGolfSolutions. The debate centred around the golf industry and started with the challenges we face, who is responsible and ideas to correct it. Below is the Twitter conversation:
@JasonGiesbrecht @TheGolfCanada@AshleyChinner @PGAofBC No growth, but losing far less rounds from my discussions.#9holes #growthegame
@JasonGiesbrecht @TheGolfCanada@AshleyChinner @PGAofBC Great discussion tonight! I’m feel a blog post coming on for the AM. Stay tuned 🙂
@CKGolfSolutions you’re in the trenches talking to many operators. Would you say that high-end tracks or mom & pop operations are hurt more?
@CKGolfSolutions interestingly a few golfers commenting on our facebook page seemed to disagree with the 12 hole model
- Invite someone you know doesn’t play golf to a driving range to hit a bucket.
- Play golf with someone you haven’t played with in the past two years.
- Organize a weekly meet-up or Tweet-up event for golfers.
- Provide a free clinic to non-golfers/clients.
- Tweet and Facebook the statement “Play Golf” regularly!