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Hey guys and gals,

 

It's been a while since we've done any sort of contest stuff on here and thought I'd throw it out to the members to see if they had any cool ideas for one?

 

I've got a few ideas, but I'd like to hear from the people who are on here every day and use the forum.  

 

Anything you'd like to see us run?  Any types of prizes that would get you motivated?

 

Feel free to hit on any or all of these, but these are some of my goals with running something.

 

- Bring in new members

- Reward active members

- Have fun

- Open to everyone

- Keep the quality and sense of community we have here

 

 

 

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I wish there was some way to do a forum-wide tournament, with everyone using handicaps and taking into account the difficulty of their home course. But, I realize some people don't carry a handicap, and there would always be that one 15 hcp that just happened to shoot a 65. We could do something like fantasy golf for the Masters?

 

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How about placing bets for tournaments? Not sure if you'll have legal problems with that. But let's say people can bet real money to pick a winner and payout using Vegas odds.

 

The rest of the money can obviously be kept by MGS as "donations"


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As far as prizes go, for people like me and I'm sure a few others, they don't have to be brand new. Like say you had a used Callaway Big Bertha Fusion driver. I would love to win that and be more than happy. Just an idea. I'm sure the lab has a few old test clubs that could use a good home.

 

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I'll just keep updating this post as I come up with ideas so I don't bomb the thread. +1 to those suggesting MGS swag. I'd be proud to win any of that because it would symbolize a trophy.

 

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I think that multiple-prize lottery from the early days was pretty cool. A Super Bowl squares thing would be sweet as well.

 

As far as contests go, something that encourages posting would probably work. Of course, there would need to be rules that ensure "quality" posts but I think that part can be worked out. In a contest like this, finding a way to wrap in social media would be key.

 

As always, the prizes will drive new traffic. If you get good prizes (which MGS usually does), they will come.

 

 

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If enough units of Arccos or Shot Scope are available, a tournament amongst the members would be super bad a$$. You could do an 8-man playoff where 4 are playing Arccos and 4 are playing Shot Scope then the winners of each bracket face off in the championship.

 

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What about a speed golf challenge? You can have a carts division and an on-foot division. Add your time (in minutes) to your score then subtract away your handicap weighted to the course. An eliminator challenge would be good for that: bottom 2 of the pool are eliminated from each round until we get a final 2 and winner. 9 holes for each round would probably be enough.

 

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I would really like to see photo caption contests make a comeback. They're super funny and will really get the forum talking. You can just hold a poll to see who wins.

 

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I'd be down for some sort of rendition of the Cobra Connect challenge monthly. Obviously the winnings wouldn't need to be huge every week.

 

But I'm sure everyone would enjoy a MGS decal, tees, ball maker, bag tag...

 

Then quarterly if a sponsor would jump on it, something to “win” from them.

 

Instead of putting all of the burden on a staff member to run the smaller ones, tag an active trustworthy forum member to run the monthly ones.

That way you gentlemen could focus on the “big stuff” and then you'd have a list of potential Moderators if you need them again in the future.

 

Just my un-caffeinated morning jibberish.

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Hey guys and gals,

 

It's been a while since we've done any sort of contest stuff on here and thought I'd throw it out to the members to see if they had any cool ideas for one?

 

I've got a few ideas, but I'd like to hear from the people who are on here every day and use the forum.

 

Anything you'd like to see us run? Any types of prizes that would get you motivated?

 

Feel free to hit on any or all of these, but these are some of my goals with running something.

 

- Bring in new members

- Reward active members

- Have fun

- Open to everyone

- Keep the quality and sense of community we have here

I'd start with trying to understand the objective for MGS. Is the highest priority gaining new members? Getting people to contribute? Getting more participating in the topics (addressing the lurkers), etc. etc. once those priorities are set then it's easy to follow up on contests as they would be a direct reflection of the priorities.

 

As far as prizes - it's always fun to win something. Doesn't need to be new, or large (but if I win I'd like a new LH G 400 driver). MGS stuff would be nice as well.

 

 

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Membership drive and the spy than brings in the most new folks  wins a driver, putter, training aid, etc.  The kicker being the newbies brought in by current member must be somewhat active by making an occasional post or asking questions about equipment.  In other words not just a quick sign up name from bozo joe off the street. 

 

Donor drawing for all spies who donate.  Once a month put all the donors in a hat and draw for a cool MGS prize. 

 

Best thread prize where you award the winner with a MGS bag tag or something similar.

 

Spy of the Year award going to the person who gives back to MGS the most whether it be quality reviews, recruiting quality members, quality threads, and active participation on blogs etc.  The winner would automatically be included on  future OEM trips.  Last year two staffers and two members had an awesome time at Wilson Golf . 

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I'm liking all of these ideas! It would be cool to maybe have some sort of contests during the majors. Maybe have everyone put in their top three picks to win and those who chose correctly get put into a drawing. I'm not sure how difficult that would be, I'm just spitballing.

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I'm liking all of these ideas! It would be cool to maybe have some sort of contests during the majors. Maybe have everyone put in their top three picks to win and those who chose correctly get put into a drawing. I'm not sure how difficult that would be, I'm just spitballing.

You could also do the 3 picks along with the winning score as a tie-breaker, then if still tied have the drawing.

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I would really like to see photo caption contests make a comeback. They're super funny and will really get the forum talking. You can just hold a poll to see who wins.

 

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These are always fun, could post the pic on Social Media and make the rules the caption needs to be posted on the forum.

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Definitely some kind of Masters pick 'em is always good

 

Maybe start a 'post of the month' or 'review of the month' type prize

 

Looks like MGS is obtaining new swag, i think those make great prizes (and good advertising when the winner is wearing/using those items.)   Especially some of the headcovers I've seen on social media in the past, but they haven't been for sale

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The more I think about the Major prediction, maybe just choose the winner. Picking the top 3 might be a little tough haha.

 

I do like the photo caption contests, those are always a lot of fun! There could potentially be contests revolved around the Most Wanted testing as well. Have people pick which brands took the podium spots.

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The more I think about the Major prediction, maybe just choose the winner. Picking the top 3 might be a little tough haha.

 

I do like the photo caption contests, those are always a lot of fun! There could potentially be contests revolved around the Most Wanted testing as well. Have people pick which brands took the podium spots.

It wouldnt have to be the top three, it could be the total score of the three chosen.  Total lowest score wins!


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It wouldnt have to be the top three, it could be the total score of the three chosen. Total lowest score wins!

Ahhh, yeah never thought of it that way! I like that.

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I remember we had a Member of the Month in the forum, but i know that tales a lot of extra work and tracking by the Mods. If that were resurrected, Mods or forum could nominate 3 members per month or quarter that you notice have a lot of contribution and then do a forum vote on the winner. MGS swag would always be awesome, i'm waiting for those new head covers to debut in the shop. 

Also doing a pick 'em for the Majors would be awesome. 

 

I love the idea of a caption contest

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Someone above suggested a MGS Tournament. I tried to suggest this a few times and even submitted some basic guidelines. It ain't going to happen. But was fun thinking about it.

I'm not much of a contest guy really. Unless it's a golf playing contest. In that case count me in.

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Someone above suggested a MGS Tournament. I tried to suggest this a few times and even submitted some basic guidelines. It ain't going to happen. But was fun thinking about it.

I'm not much of a contest guy really. Unless it's a golf playing contest. In that case count me in.

Just because it hasn't happened before, that doesn't mean it can't happen in the future. With the current state of the forum, I think we've got more than enough willing and able bodies for a tournament. Bracket style vs field.

 

 

It would be almost totally based on honor scoring since we're spread out but that's what golf is built on anyway.

 

 

It's not even that much of a stretch to require players to take a fellow MGS member along for the round as an attest. Can't hook up with any MGS members? Make your regular playing buddies sign up

 

 

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The contest ideals so far are great.  

 

I really like a monthly "participation" award of some sort.  Put the top 20 in post count and number of likes for the month into a drawing for some sort of swag.  If a new member wants to jump in and post it does not take that long to qualify for the drawing.  

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Majors only fantasy golf pick-ems. For every major the people that enter choose 3 players, but instead of points it's the total earnings of the players. Ex for the masters I chooses golfers 1,2,3 and when the masters ends my total is $500,000. Person with most money after all four majors wins a prize and there could be like second and third place prizes too. Entry could be like $10 to fund prizes 🤷🏼‍♂️

 

 

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