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#1 EastPhillyReppin

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:33 PM

I came across this "Club" the other day and was blown away when I found out that there was not a catch to it.
Thousand Greens is a provate, confidential and FREE community  of golfers who belong to highly regarded and top rated private clubs, enjoy meeting other passionate golfers, and would like to play other private clubs as accompanied guests.
Thousand Greens has members from several world top 100 courses in the US, UK, Australia and Europe.

www.thousandgreens.com

Go and Check it out. If you have any questions contact Manish Goel at mgoel64@thousandgreens.com

Hope to see you guys on the Links!!


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#2 FairwayFred

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:44 PM

I recently heard about this too.  Looks really interesting.  It's nice that the guy is doing it without really trying to make money.  Most similar services charge you a fee (Outpost, Boxgroove etc)

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#3 EastPhillyReppin

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:45 PM

Thats the best part fairwayfred!!! It is hard to find someone who has the peoples best interest in mind anymore!!

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:31 PM

I appreciate the effort(s) of these sites, but it's not clear to me how they solve the asymmetry of desirability. If you're a member at Cypress Point, you get deluged with requests to play...but if you're a member of TPC Wherever, nobody's ever asking you to play.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:38 PM

Cypress is not listed on the site. It is structured with different tiers so that you can access clubs on a similar level. The members at the top tier will not be harassed.  I can not speak for the other clubs but that is how this one works

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:54 PM

Membership is growing quickly!! Get in soon before it fills up!!

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:32 PM

recently joined. the tier system is great. think they should rename the tiers instead off of tree types to something a bit more clear but not as brazen as bronze/silver/gold/platinum. only drawback is that, it seems you can't go as an unaccompanied guest which limits time opportunities to play, though i may soon find out that's not true. with boxgroove, albeit lower quality courses, you could "buy" times right out of a private pro shop and play unaccompanied which is nice

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:14 AM

View Postbnr204, on 15 May 2018 - 11:32 PM, said:

recently joined. the tier system is great. think they should rename the tiers instead off of tree types to something a bit more clear but not as brazen as bronze/silver/gold/platinum. only drawback is that, it seems you can't go as an unaccompanied guest which limits time opportunities to play, though i may soon find out that's not true. with boxgroove, albeit lower quality courses, you could "buy" times right out of a private pro shop and play unaccompanied which is nice

Agree on the tiers. The way they named them (I assume intentionally) makes it hard to understand where the tier stands - is moss better than sage?

I don’t think there’s anything holding you back from playing unaccompanied, if the club allows it (which many don’t). I agree that one of the challenges in the model is scheduling - I’ll get requests for like, next Wednesday at 1:00. I might be busy, the course might be busy, etc. i think over time people will adapt to make their requests less specific.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:43 AM

I signed up, and have already corresponded with several others on the site. I'll leave more feedback once I actually host someone, or take advantage of an offer to be hosted. I think this has potential, as long as they don't attempt to monetize the transaction or be perceived as "selling" access, which may violate Club policies. The emails and posts from the administrators are genuine and show an appreciation for reciprocity and collegiality. I am not prone to optimism, but the positive attitude of the founders gives me hope that this could work.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:22 AM

View Postbrownm, on 17 May 2018 - 05:43 AM, said:

I signed up, and have already corresponded with several others on the site. I'll leave more feedback once I actually host someone, or take advantage of an offer to be hosted. I think this has potential, as long as they don't attempt to monetize the transaction or be perceived as "selling" access, which may violate Club policies. The emails and posts from the administrators are genuine and show an appreciation for reciprocity and collegiality. I am not prone to optimism, but the positive attitude of the founders gives me hope that this could work.

how would you define "selling access?" to me that would mean letting total strangers come to your club unaccompanied, having them sign the rounds back to your account, and them then reimbursing you for the round either at cost or at you making a profit. beyond that, I don't believe a club can investigate who your guests are and how you know them, unless they violate club rules. do you disagree?


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:35 AM

View Postbnr204, on 17 May 2018 - 09:22 AM, said:

how would you define "selling access?" to me that would mean letting total strangers come to your club unaccompanied, having them sign the rounds back to your account, and them then reimbursing you for the round either at cost or at you making a profit. beyond that, I don't believe a club can investigate who your guests are and how you know them, unless they violate club rules. do you disagree?

Allowing anybody to the club (but especially total strangers) at a profit. Our club acknowledges that there are often times when you host people that you don't know (business guests, charity rounds, etc.) - but we have a separate set of tee times set aside for these rounds. You'd be in hot water if you hosted a stranger in a time reserved for friends/family.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:40 AM

I wasn't trying to be accusatory. I honestly think this is a great site and have every hope it will succeed.

I was thinking more of the "token" system they have implemented. I think it is a novel idea, meant to ensure that there is always a give and take between requesting access and offering to host. I would hope that it never becomes a matter of simply purchasing tokens to allow someone to request more than they host. I also understand that there will always be more popular clubs that will allow certain hosts to accumulate more tokens than others. I don't suggest that I have an answer, I was just thinking out loud.

I think having the ability to opt-in to unaccompanied guests was a smart choice by the site. I would imagine that the only way I would ever accept a request to host someone unaccompanied would be if I had played with them previously.

Like I said, I think this is a great idea. Please don't take what I wrote to be a criticism or a negative review.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:23 AM

Agree that I think TG has a lot of potential. The tier and token system are interesting mechanisms to manage the network, and I assume they’ll be adjusted over time as the thing evolves.

From my POV, I’d like to see (and it wouldn’t surprise me if they’re working towards it) an opportunity for lower tiered members to “move up” based on how much they host at their own club.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:10 AM

I do think Thousand Greens is interesting but I see some potential issues in how they've slotted clubs in the tiers.  I understand the desirability of various clubs in a few metro areas extremely well for a few reasons that I don't want to spend time on.  I'd say that they get about 90% right (SWAG) but there are some notable exceptions both high and low.  I haven't looked into it but I did immediately wonder about the process for change.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:25 AM

if i had to guess, some of their slotting is based upon accessibility. For example, there are about a half dozen very nice clubs around Boca / Palm Beach that they have slotted as olive when they could easily be moss. However, given the scarcity of snowbirds in that part of the country May through October, many private clubs in this area allow varying forms of public play. A perfect example is Bear Lakes CC, which you can get on May through October via the South Florida PGA Golf Pass. Just so happens that bear lakes is slotted as olive on thousand greens. i don't think its a stretch to say these two things are related.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:35 AM

View Postaz2au, on 17 May 2018 - 11:10 AM, said:

I do think Thousand Greens is interesting but I see some potential issues in how they've slotted clubs in the tiers.  I understand the desirability of various clubs in a few metro areas extremely well for a few reasons that I don't want to spend time on.  I'd say that they get about 90% right (SWAG) but there are some notable exceptions both high and low.  I haven't looked into it but I did immediately wonder about the process for change.

One of the things I like about Thousand Greens is that the tiers are not arbitrary - they work straight off the published lists. If you’re on a Top 100 in the World list, your tier is X, Top in State, your tier is Y. It’s as imperfect as the rankings themselves, but at least it doesn’t create hard feelings about who “should” be where.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:57 PM

View Postraynorfan1, on 17 May 2018 - 11:35 AM, said:

View Postaz2au, on 17 May 2018 - 11:10 AM, said:

I do think Thousand Greens is interesting but I see some potential issues in how they've slotted clubs in the tiers.  I understand the desirability of various clubs in a few metro areas extremely well for a few reasons that I don't want to spend time on.  I'd say that they get about 90% right (SWAG) but there are some notable exceptions both high and low.  I haven't looked into it but I did immediately wonder about the process for change.

One of the things I like about Thousand Greens is that the tiers are not arbitrary - they work straight off the published lists. If you’re on a Top 100 in the World list, your tier is X, Top in State, your tier is Y. It’s as imperfect as the rankings themselves, but at least it doesn’t create hard feelings about who “should” be where.
Thanks, I probably should have known that. That’s interesting. Ranking and desirability probably intersect at a rate like I estimated so it makes sense.

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