November 30th, 2011
Something I enjoy almost as much as golf is gambling. So I am always up for combining the two activities. Unfortunately that has a way of increasing my overall golf expense. I don’t golf well under pressure and my game is sketchy in the first place. Of course these facts do nothing to deter me; I’ve been called ATM for a reason.
I am just about always the underdog. Unless of course someone joins the group that has never golfed before, then my odds improve slightly. I think the reason I like betting on my golf game is the satisfaction of occasionally taking money off people that hate losing. A lot of people take golf way too seriously. I can never understand how anyone can be in a bad mood on a golf course. Ok sure it can be frustrating to hack up a course, but it still beats work. Chances are it’s a nice day, the sun is shining, birds are chirping and you probably even have a cold beer.
So when I win a few bucks off someone that considers themselves a better golfer or just takes the game too seriously, it makes my day even better. More likely I will be giving away money, but in the end I still got to spend a few hours during the day to do two things I love, golfing and gambling. Make that three… and drinking beer.
November 24th, 2011
The golf season has been over in most of Canada for a little less than 2 months and I bet most of us are already thinking about next season.
My best golf is always planned for the next season. I expect all my bad habits from the previous season to fade away. I imagine how all the countless hours watching golf through the winter will surely improve my game. How I know for a fact the practice swings I take with my imaginary club will guarantee an extra 30 yards to my drives. The next season always has such great potential. It’s the expectation my game will improve that keeps me coming back for more.
In reality, I will probably lose as many balls as the previous year and keep about the same handicap. I can always start planning my break through year next fall.
September 23rd, 2011
I love golf. I have been playing for about 23 years and still suck, like most. For some reason though I just can’t stop going back no matter how badly I play. I would like to think it could be called perseverance, but I think addiction would be a better description.
It seems the golf business is just as difficult and addicting. Our company has had a difficult year bringing a great product to market. Even with all the hurdles we faced this season, we are still 100% committed to the Stay Prime Golf product. It is exciting to think ahead at the possibilities of how our system and business model can revolutionize the cart management and cart GPS unit industry. Imaging golfing at all the courses that run our system could also be on my mind.
Right from the start, I was told I could expect to golf less once working in the golf industry. That could be true, certainly was this year. I have never spent so much time on a course without golfing….or drinking beer. Even though the time spent at the courses was exhausting, it still felt good to see the course move from empty, misty fairways in the morning to a beehive of activity by 8am and imagining joining any one of the foursomes heading out.
The year may not have gone as planned, but we made progress and learned more than we would have if the year did go as planned. We are excited to continue improving and fine tuning the Stay Prime Golf system through the winter working with the international partner, Stay Prime, as they install the system on their courses overseas.
Caddy Marketing Inc is extremely fortunate to be working with a motivated and dedicated group of people. We are all tired from the effort this year, but will continue moving ahead. I am still convinced I will love working in the golf industry as much as I love the game of golf.
August 9th, 2011
Welcome to the Caddy Marketing Golf Blog!
Next week we will begin blogging in earnest, as this week we are busy installing the Stay Prime Golf Cart Mounted GPS units at The Innisfail Golf Club, MaGrath Golf Club and Dakota Dunes.
Enjoy your rounds!