« on: November 20, 2014, 12:33:17 PM »
smart ass. I said I would have something on Friday, but here is the gist of it for right now.
I would like to see us run a series of events for the Ice Bowl leading up to the Ice Bowl so people can play locally and then just show up to play 9 holes on Sunday so we have possibly "more people" but actually "less people".
One way to help increase participation would be to also look at possibly having the course that has the most "players" would then be used for the club championships in October/November whenever it is.
I don't want to announce any dates or locations though until I have enough people to help facilitate it.
I would like to make some commemorative discs for the weekends as well to distribute only at those courses that decide they want it. Something that would be added to the existing disc just signifying the weekend event though as well, so it would be the same only slightly different.
So the goal was really just helping by having someone out there to run a "flex start" type, or an actual shot gun start type of event. Same ice bowl rules apply, buy mulligans, etc, course short, etc.... Even possibly using "temp" pads to make the course shorter is something that I would be ok with as well. So having multiple people help should prevent anyone from not being able to play at their course. Of course the people that run the event may decide that their course will host a "shotgun" start instead. I would leave that up to the volunteers that are looking to do it their way. This is really just an attempt to increase our participation and raise more money for the charities is the thought process for now. Also this should then enable Rosedale on Sunday to not be as "busy" of a course.
I am also looking at a plan in place to set up a "temporary course" at Rosedale up top, so we could have 54 holes there, but that is TBD right now. The hope is quite simply that this increases the "fun aspect" and keeps people from waiting on 10-somes. Please limit your grouping to 3-6 for ease of flow.
So this is the nuts and bolts of it for right now that I am thinking.