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#1 VanSwagger83

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:32 PM

What are some of your favorite golf social media accounts - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, even Tumblr or Snapchat to follow?


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#2 Matchplay10033

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 06:22 PM

I never evolved past the year 2000.  This site and email is about as tech savy as I get.

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:11 PM

I find it all entertaining, and the main reason kids today are lazy as can be........Nobody has energy, especially my kids, to get out and do something......My kid could play D1 baseball at a big school, if he'd forget about trying to hack into other peoples computers....lol

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:46 PM

I don't do social media. No twitter, facebook, instagram, snapchat, or what have you.
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:49 PM

I follow a few players on Instaface, but that's about it.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 09:08 PM

I'm 27. Deleted my twitter last year.

It's just noise after a while. If I want to know something, I can look it up.
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Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:27 AM

My favorites are GolfGuru (Mark Crossfield), Peter Finch Golf, and absolute favorite is Rick Shiels.

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 12:31 PM

Twitter and Instagram, I follow some pros.

Facebook is for friends and family only.

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 06:51 AM

View PostSean2, on 22 August 2016 - 07:46 PM, said:

I don't do social media. No twitter, facebook, instagram, snapchat, or what have you.

This^ I just don't find people I don't know that interesting.
Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 06:53 AM

does porn hub count?

View PostSean2, on 22 August 2016 - 07:46 PM, said:

I don't do social media. No twitter, facebook, instagram, snapchat, or what have you.

aughhhh this forum is social media.... so yes you do

Edited by hammy83, 24 August 2016 - 06:54 AM.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 07:30 AM

 lawsonman, on 24 August 2016 - 06:51 AM, said:

 Sean2, on 22 August 2016 - 07:46 PM, said:

I don't do social media. No twitter, facebook, instagram, snapchat, or what have you.

This^ I just don't find people I don't know that interesting.
But what about the people you do know? ;)

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 10:46 AM

Nolayingup and the individual guys, big fan of tron, WrongFairway, Fried Egg is really good if your into the course or architecture at all.
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Posted 26 August 2016 - 05:51 AM

Facebook and Twitter. Twitter has become mostly noise but I use Facebook  for keeping in touch with actual friends and family who live far away - I love it for that.

Reddit is my goto site for staying in touch with what's going on in the world with pop culture. Being a teacher it's a benefit to keep up to date with pop culture to a certain extent. You don't want to be that old guy who is totally out of touch.

I'm friends with a bunch of ex-students on FB and it is pretty cool seeing pictures of weddings, kids, etc. In the old days you just never knew what ever happened to them, now it's pretty cool seeing my kids all grown up, starting careers, families, etc.

I've never understood the disdain for social media by us older folks. It really is an efficient way to stay connected to people who would otherwise fade away from memory.

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:26 AM

i use FB and instagram. instagram for following golf and mildly famous ppl.

i dont get reddit. im not really sure how to use it

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 07:21 AM

 rawdog, on 22 August 2016 - 09:08 PM, said:

I'm 27. Deleted my twitter last year.

It's just noise after a while. If I want to know something, I can look it up.


Bingo.  This Place is as much drama as I can get away with.  I'd be a raving lunatic on book of faces or instachat if I had to read and reply to some of these fringe political propaganda spewers.  ( both fringes ).   Not to mention how much darker my outlook on humanity would be if I actually read their thoughts.  I'd be stock piling nato rounds not golf balls.  So it's better for my mindset that I don't.  

And calling this place social media is like calling my kids big wheel a motorcycle.  It's really not the same thing.

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 10:41 AM

Twitter:  I use it for the sports alerts on various pages but I don't "tweet"

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 04:46 PM

Couple of accounts - Twitter - @SecretTourPro, @ClickonGolf, and of course @GolfWRX
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Posted 27 August 2016 - 05:13 PM

Don't use any social media, except Golfwrx.  Don't intend to use any.  I wouldn't have a cell phone, had I not found out the hard way, that pay phones don't exist.  (I locked myself out of the house four years ago.)  I keep a Tracphone in the car, for an emergency, BUT, keep it shut off.

Anyone needs to get in touch with me, can call the golf course.

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 05:42 PM

OP: "Hey guys, looking for some golf social media profiles to follow! Help me out?"

GolfWRX: [turns up nose] "Social media? Psh. Kids these days..."

Nice.

OP, here are my faves

Twitter: @z_blair (great course photos, architecture), @GCTigerTracker, just being hopeful....lol
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Posted 28 August 2016 - 12:10 PM

 drewtaylor21, on 27 August 2016 - 05:42 PM, said:

OP: "Hey guys, looking for some golf social media profiles to follow! Help me out?"

GolfWRX: [turns up nose] "Social media? Psh. Kids these days..."

Nice.

OP, here are my faves

Twitter: @z_blair (great course photos, architecture), @GCTigerTracker, just being hopeful....lol
Snapchat: @jlThomas34, @rickiefowler15 (both post a lot of cool behind the scenes stuff from Tour life)
Instagram: danadahlquist, ggswingtips, any of your favorite individual players
I forgot about Blair, he's awesome, TheBuckClub (his course project in Utah) is good too. Blair and the guy(s) from FriedEgg are doing a little collab which should be pretty cool.

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 12:56 PM

 knock it close, on 28 August 2016 - 12:10 PM, said:

 drewtaylor21, on 27 August 2016 - 05:42 PM, said:

OP: "Hey guys, looking for some golf social media profiles to follow! Help me out?"

GolfWRX: [turns up nose] "Social media? Psh. Kids these days..."

Nice.

OP, here are my faves

Twitter: @z_blair (great course photos, architecture), @GCTigerTracker, just being hopeful....lol
Snapchat: @jlThomas34, @rickiefowler15 (both post a lot of cool behind the scenes stuff from Tour life)
Instagram: danadahlquist, ggswingtips, any of your favorite individual players
I forgot about Blair, he's awesome, TheBuckClub (his course project in Utah) is good too. Blair and the guy(s) from FriedEgg are doing a little collab which should be pretty cool.

I really hope he gets The Buck Club off the ground! Looks like it'd be awesome
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 04:48 PM

 Wftrudell, on 23 August 2016 - 09:27 AM, said:

My favorites are GolfGuru (Mark Crossfield), Peter Finch Golf, and absolute favorite is Rick Shiels.

I agree with these
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Posted 06 September 2016 - 06:31 PM

Don't use Twitter
FB: Skratch TV
IG: ggswingtips, andreaskali, kenwaveygolf
Snap: Fowler and Thomas

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:30 AM

Some good ones on here so far. I'll add to those already mentioned with some of my favorites:

IG: radargolfpro (Jeff Smith), scottcowxcertified, andrewricegolf, jamesridyard, swashputting

Twitter: oraclerio (Ryan Chaney), kirkoguri, andrewricegolf, jamesridyard, swashputting
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Posted 10 October 2018 - 11:24 AM

Bringing this back to life - who are the best twitter follows these days? More interested in the PGA TOUR/LPGA/Course stuff...not so much on swing tips or product reviews.

No Laying Up guys do good work, same with The Fried Egg...Then there's your Shane Bacon, Jason Sobel, Kyle Porter, Sean Martin, Kevin Van Valkenberg. Anyone else?


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 11:57 AM

I just use FB for family (they're scattered and far away) and a few very close friends.  Anything golf related is YouTube and a couple of podcasts.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:20 AM

 hammy83, on 24 August 2016 - 06:53 AM, said:

does porn hub count?

 Sean2, on 22 August 2016 - 07:46 PM, said:

I don't do social media. No twitter, facebook, instagram, snapchat, or what have you.

aughhhh this forum is social media.... so yes you do
No. Itís a sport fan site.  

To classify this scocial media in todayís meaning is to say that a piper cub is a space shuttle.  Both fly. But both are not the same.
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Posted 22 October 2018 - 02:06 PM

 bladehunter, on 21 October 2018 - 08:20 AM, said:

 hammy83, on 24 August 2016 - 06:53 AM, said:

does porn hub count?

 Sean2, on 22 August 2016 - 07:46 PM, said:

I don't do social media. No twitter, facebook, instagram, snapchat, or what have you.

aughhhh this forum is social media.... so yes you do
No. It's a sport fan site.  

To classify this scocial media in today's meaning is to say that a piper cub is a space shuttle.  Both fly. But both are not the same.

Not to pick a fight and BH I typically feel like I agree with you, but the definition below from Merriam Webster sounds an awful lot like this site. And like it or not social media is how tons of information, news and communication takes place in today's society. It has definitely weathered the "it's a fad" stage of existence - being blanket anti-social media is like saying I would rather wait for the paper tomorrow morning to see scores - no need to learn how to use that new fangled internet...

Also, I have never understood answering "Who knows any good social media follows?"  With "I don't have social media". I am genuinely curious what the mindset is behind those posts. As if a random internet stranger cares whether you post food pics to instagram or pictures of your kid on facebook.

Anyways...the Merriam Webster definition of social media:
Forms of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content

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#29 bladehunter

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 08:20 PM

 umassgolfer, on 22 October 2018 - 02:06 PM, said:

 bladehunter, on 21 October 2018 - 08:20 AM, said:

 hammy83, on 24 August 2016 - 06:53 AM, said:

does porn hub count?

 Sean2, on 22 August 2016 - 07:46 PM, said:

I don't do social media. No twitter, facebook, instagram, snapchat, or what have you.

aughhhh this forum is social media.... so yes you do
No. It's a sport fan site.  

To classify this scocial media in today's meaning is to say that a piper cub is a space shuttle.  Both fly. But both are not the same.

Not to pick a fight and BH I typically feel like I agree with you, but the definition below from Merriam Webster sounds an awful lot like this site. And like it or not social media is how tons of information, news and communication takes place in today's society. It has definitely weathered the "it's a fad" stage of existence - being blanket anti-social media is like saying I would rather wait for the paper tomorrow morning to see scores - no need to learn how to use that new fangled internet...

Also, I have never understood answering "Who knows any good social media follows?"  With "I don't have social media". I am genuinely curious what the mindset is behind those posts. As if a random internet stranger cares whether you post food pics to instagram or pictures of your kid on facebook.

Anyways...the Merriam Webster definition of social media:
Forms of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content


lol...yep ..  dont want to really "argue" either..but my bolded above was meant to suggest that the actual definition and todays use isnt same same....

agree to disagree

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 11:07 AM

 CELTIC, on 26 August 2016 - 05:51 AM, said:

Facebook and Twitter. Twitter has become mostly noise but I use Facebook  for keeping in touch with actual friends and family who live far away - I love it for that.

Reddit is my goto site for staying in touch with what's going on in the world with pop culture. Being a teacher it's a benefit to keep up to date with pop culture to a certain extent. You don't want to be that old guy who is totally out of touch.

I'm friends with a bunch of ex-students on FB and it is pretty cool seeing pictures of weddings, kids, etc. In the old days you just never knew what ever happened to them, now it's pretty cool seeing my kids all grown up, starting careers, families, etc.

I've never understood the disdain for social media by us older folks. It really is an efficient way to stay connected to people who would otherwise fade away from memory.

But what is it you're really getting from it?  Sure it's neat I suppose once in a while to see a picture of an old student, but when you say connected, are you really connected?  Do you really ever go and ask them a specific question about how they are doing?  Or is it simply, "Joe posted this today"?  because if it's the latter, it's not really a connection, it's simply someone talking about themselves and you were among those allowed to read it.  There's no connection there.  Just a news item in a different form.

but now thanks to that people think you want a Christmas card that reads the same way.  And how many of the "friends" you have would really do anything more than type "thoughts and prayers"(which is simply another way of them saying "don't forget about me") if you were to say you were sick or someone in your family is on your deathbed?  How many would actually step up and try to do something for you.

The disdain comes from the fact that what a lot of people now think is friendship is nothing more than somewhere between being acquaintances, and "we let the other tell us stuff unsolicited."  I'd rather have 5 good friends than any number of Facebook friends.


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