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Guys.

As I have been planning and organizing the NorthWest golf outing for MGS, I have been thinking why do we not have a get together in a central location for anyone interested.

Now it is a little late to plan and organize for 2019, but what is your thought for a 2020 MGS golf outing in a central American location for anyone interested. 

 What are your thoughts.

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I would love to do something like this.  I just got to figure out how to work it so my wife thinks it was her idea to take a vacation to wherever it is held at the correct time!

4 minutes ago, hckymeyer said:

Pick The LInks at Northfork in Ramsey, MN and I'll be there 🙂

This might be close enough for me to drive to.

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So, I remember CG2 putting something like this into an idea thread a while back and it garnered a lot of ideas. However Har, the one thing I'd say is if you're putting together a MGS tournament or get together revolving around golf it should be around Yorktown, Virginia

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This topic/idea arrives each year. I have tried in the past to suggest and or help organize a MGS  nationwide tournament series with zero results. So good luck. I'd also say that I'm very interested as long as it's in my home town and doesn't cost anything. That's what you'll encounter. I "hosted" a Texas event a few years ago and what started out promising with 21 players signing up (Texas only) ended up being a 5-some on a Saturday. Nobody wanted to travel past their own backyard and nobody wanted to put up any money for a payout or  even a trophy, etc. Except 5 of us. I personally bought 3 little medals to pass out to our first through 3rd place finishers and we had a token cash award. It was fun and I met 4 members who I enjoyed playing with. Ethan was there and he's the only guy I still see in the forum. The others have vanished as best I can tell.

Best wishes on your tournament. Unless the MGS Headquarters gets behind an endeavor such as you're suggesting it ain't going to happen and certainly not on a national scale. Organizing and running a golf tournament for forum members isn't part of their business model I'd wager.

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13 hours ago, Waazzupppp said:

I'd be happy to meet up with everyone if it works with my crazy schedule. I'm in Monroe, WA if there's any Snohomish area golfers that even want to play a weekend round sometime.
 

@Har in the Hat is coordinating a trip tp the Spokane area on July 12-14.  If you are interested, I can add you to the PM on the topic.

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I think a nationwide outing would be awesome, but committing to such an event would be difficult without plenty of advance notice. I honestly like driving places to play golf, but would likely limit myself to within a 10-12 hour drive, which encircles a pretty huge area for me.

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I don't have a lot to add here, but just want everyone to know the current thought on a national tournament.   

It is very much something Adam and the rest of the staff wants to do, but like most things that MGS does, we want to do it right and make it something special,.  From the course, to the format and to the activities surrounding the  outing.   We don't want it to end up being 4 to 7 guys all from the same area showing up.  That is more of a local/regional thing which I try to get at least one of those a year together here in the DC/MD area. And I highly encourage others like HarintheHat is doing, that Plaid did in Texas,  and that Matt/Max/Mr. Theo did last year for Ohio. 

But this idea is still high on the "must do" list that we have, whether it ends up being this spring/summer or fall, and where that's all TBD.  But we will keep you updated if and when anything definite starts taking place. 

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10 hours ago, Kenny B said:

@Har in the Hat is coordinating a trip tp the Spokane area on July 12-14.  If you are interested, I can add you to the PM on the topic.

Seriously! That's the worst timing for me. We will be at Disneyland that weekend. Maybe I can catch the next one!

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13 minutes ago, Waazzupppp said:

Seriously! That's the worst timing for me. We will be at Disneyland that weekend. Maybe I can catch the next one!

No worries!  I'm confident that we can do another one.  Several of the guys expressing interest in the outing are from the Seattle area.  When the weather gets better, I'm open to a trip over the pass.

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On 1/10/2019 at 11:07 PM, tchat07 said:

Hey while you're at it why not try to do an east coast one also emoji16.png!!!!

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Where are you on the east coast?  If you're in the DMV area, check out our thread.  There's usually a regional get-together every so often.

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19 hours ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

But this idea is still high on the "must do" list that we have, whether it ends up being this spring/summer or fall, and where that's all TBD.  But we will keep you updated if and when anything definite starts taking place.

I'm surprised to hear this. IMHO it would take a full year to plan before a launch. MGS and perhaps some vendors would have to underwrite this and it wouldn't be cheap. I believe for a national scale event it would require dividing up the US into regions and have qualifiers throughout the year with those winners or placeholders advancing to the National Championship in the fall. It'd be a big deal all around. Would I play in such an event? Maybe. Show me the plan.

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36 minutes ago, PlaidJacket said:

I'm surprised to hear this. IMHO it would take a full year to plan before a launch. MGS and perhaps some vendors would have to underwrite this and it wouldn't be cheap. I believe for a national scale event it would require dividing up the US into regions and have qualifiers throughout the year with those winners or placeholders advancing to the National Championship in the fall. It'd be a big deal all around. Would I play in such an event? Maybe. Show me the plan.

Iirc GC2 organizes events for a living and he along with Tony and Adam have contacts throughout the industry and would be able to do what’s necessary to organize and it wouldn’t take a whole year not to mention the various OEMs at used to organizing events. With that level of expertise it wouldn’t be that hard. It’s an undertaking for sure but can be done.  

As for regional qualifiers those have been tried and the usual outcome is more failure than success.

As gc2 mentioned when doing something like this the key is to make it special. Lots of reputations are on the line and if it doesn’t go right it makes a lot of people look bad. I have faith in gc2 and the rest of the staff that if they do something it will be done right and if it can’t be it won’t get done

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This topic/idea arrives each year. I have tried in the past to suggest and or help organize a MGS  nationwide tournament series with zero results. So good luck. I'd also say that I'm very interested as long as it's in my home town and doesn't cost anything. That's what you'll encounter. I "hosted" a Texas event a few years ago and what started out promising with 21 players signing up (Texas only) ended up being a 5-some on a Saturday. Nobody wanted to travel past their own backyard and nobody wanted to put up any money for a payout or  even a trophy, etc. Except 5 of us. I personally bought 3 little medals to pass out to our first through 3rd place finishers and we had a token cash award. It was fun and I met 4 members who I enjoyed playing with. Ethan was there and he's the only guy I still see in the forum. The others have vanished as best I can tell.
Best wishes on your tournament. Unless the MGS Headquarters gets behind an endeavor such as you're suggesting it ain't going to happen and certainly not on a national scale. Organizing and running a golf tournament for forum members isn't part of their business model I'd wager.

This sounds like most of the guys who I sometimes golf with here in Tallahassee. I’ll try and organize a foursome for a Saturday morning far in advance and everyone has something better to do. However when I call them up and say I have a free round somewhere all of a sudden everyone’s schedule magically opens up.

Moral of the story. Talk is cheap. And yeah, I stopped trying to organize any golf group anywhere. It’s just impossible to get anyone to commit to anything, unless it’s free to them and you do all the work for them.


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9 hours ago, PlaidJacket said:

I'm surprised to hear this. IMHO it would take a full year to plan before a launch. MGS and perhaps some vendors would have to underwrite this and it wouldn't be cheap. I believe for a national scale event it would require dividing up the US into regions and have qualifiers throughout the year with those winners or placeholders advancing to the National Championship in the fall. It'd be a big deal all around. Would I play in such an event? Maybe. Show me the plan.

I think there is some confusion.  The first post and what Rob is discussing is an outing.  However, the title and your response is abouta a tournament.    I think it would be more likely that we could get a weekend type outing coordinated and not a true tournament. 

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