Edited by Lincoln_Arcadia, 24 October 2017 - 08:28 AM.
How was GOLFWRX Created? (Answer on bottom of pg 1)
Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:51 PM
There is no single golf agenda associated, and the mantra seems to be inclusive of many different ideas without bully tactics employed by at least one other site.
I'd have to agree
Posted 15 March 2018 - 11:40 PM
But here is a timely story only in the sense that I was playing some golf today with an old friend and the topic of BSG came up. It was good for some laughs, but no laugh bigger than a story probably none of you know.
There was a time when the "holy grail" of tour issue drivers were being sold at escalating prices each generation. There was the $1,000 driver, then $1,500, then $2,000 probably about the time the TM R9s were yet to hit the market. This was the height of BSG when BH was selling the so called ultra rare drivers. The early listings with the special lime green Oziks were listed for $2,000. But BH made a big mistake. He freely allowed BST listings to favored members and a certain member we shall call DM destroyed his market in a day. When BH listed one driver at a time at $2K, out of nowhere DM posts a BST listing and sells the same driver for $1200 completely undercutting BH. The ad would go up at $1200 for one driver, a few minutes would go by, then a post saying it is sold, the next day DM lists two drivers at $1200 and immediately posts as sold. And then as the death blow, three more drivers listed at $900 and immediately sold. It all happened so fast, BH could not stop it. Two days, six drivers, and the market price established under $1,000. DM knew this was below BH's cost and wanted to hit him where it hurt. Mission accomplished.
But where did DM get those tour issue drivers that were so rare? How did he get six so fast and ahead of BH when the connections to get them were very narrow? BH did everything he could to be first. Well...to hear DM tell it, he never had the drivers, and the sales were not real. But his rep was established enough in tour issue kit that everyone believed the BST listing and sale. BH believed it and of course banned him, but it was too late. It was not long after GolfWRX got its momentum and the mass exodus put the last nail in the coffin.
Richard and Ryan have done very well by golf. It's not much of a stretch to say they belong in the Golf Hall of Fame as Internet pioneers for golfers. They can have Langer's spot....haha!
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