Listened in through the entire raffle last week. Just a comment on the incongruity of your rightfully questioning the wisdom of golfers buying clubs online or off the rack without fitting and comparing it to buying a lottery ticket, with this straight forward raffle of equipment. No possibility of knowing that the lucky winner has any need for the piece of equipment at all, let alone whether it fits anywhere close to what would benefit them. Great that I won a driver with a stiff shaft, except I need regular flex. I’d guess that a lot, if not most, of the lucky winners turn around and sell what they won on eBay.
Probably not feasible since it would require a lot more upfront preparation: putting out the specs on each item ahead of time, and doing some variation of a “”chinese’’ raffle whereby participants identify and try for what they would actually want. Some strategizing there for participants: whether to go for something that’s likely to be very popular and therefore harder to win, versus a different item that’s likely to garner less interest, thereby increasing one’s chances of winning. And it beats winning a great item that I can’t use.