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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:38 AM

Good luck!
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 12:22 PM

All the best with it mate.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:13 PM

Inspiring, many of us dream, you are doing it. Best of luck!
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:22 PM

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:21 PM

Good questions Toph.

Great replies.

Can I suggest that along with your golf practice and playing plan(s) you also develop a marketing plan. The key to getting funding, sponsorship will be a point of difference. What's yours? How can people relate?

Maybe? Some of the back story is the key?

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Chase the dream. No sense being old and wonder, 44 is young!

Funding is an absolute priority.  I've had a long held belief that there are many guys out there with more talent, better work ethic and games good enough to succeed at the highest level that haven't made it for the simple reason of finances.  Finances prevent them playing in events they need to and finances also hampers performance.  How much difficult is a 4 foot putt at 18 for the guy who knows he needs to make it to be able to afford to play next week as compared to the guy who has secure funding for his schedule?

 

Some of my funding strategy is via trying to build up an online presence, hence the importance of the YouTube channel.  Right now attracting sponsors is a very very difficult task in the traditional sense.  What sponsor is going to want to take on a 44yo dreamer who the mainstream would view as a longshot to make any impact in the same way as a Shetland pony would be in the Melbourne Cup!!  My view is if I can document my journey via social media and word of mouth, hopefully when the time is right, sponsors will find something attractive in that.

 

Again, happy to hear everyone's thoughts on this and if there are any sponsors out there reading this, happy to be propositioned!! ;)


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 08:55 AM

Funding is an absolute priority. I've had a long held belief that there are many guys out there with more talent, better work ethic and games good enough to succeed at the highest level that haven't made it for the simple reason of finances. Finances prevent them playing in events they need to and finances also hampers performance. How much difficult is a 4 foot putt at 18 for the guy who knows he needs to make it to be able to afford to play next week as compared to the guy who has secure funding for his schedule?

Some of my funding strategy is via trying to build up an online presence, hence the importance of the YouTube channel. Right now attracting sponsors is a very very difficult task in the traditional sense. What sponsor is going to want to take on a 44yo dreamer who the mainstream would view as a longshot to make any impact in the same way as a Shetland pony would be in the Melbourne Cup!! My view is if I can document my journey via social media and word of mouth, hopefully when the time is right, sponsors will find something attractive in that.

Again, happy to hear everyone's thoughts on this and if there are any sponsors out there reading this, happy to be propositioned!! ;)


My $0.02 worth... You need a point of difference, a uniqueness, that fits with your target sponsors audience. Start with sponsors to target, assess their audience, and work your brand and marketing message into that space...

As corny as it sounds, look up the "start with why?" stuff on the interwebs. Might challenge you to understand your real reasons for doing it too..

The YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter stuff is just to distribute your message and engage the audience. You need a clear goal.as to your unique difference and why the audience wants to follow you. It's the numbers from that sponsors want to tap into... You may find alignment with a cause, charity, brand or company helps to define your audience.

Obviously competitive success helps, and with it sponsors come, but, in these early days you need the financial help. Don't turn your back on those who help you, make it a commitment to long term association with those who help in the early days.

A key here for all this could be the vulnerability, downside, stress, angst... The not so great stuff. Maybe? Sharing that is a key to being different and letting the audience and sponsors see your tenacity, persistence and how you work through it could establish you as a very different product, brand in the golfing space.

Hopefully a few others on here will chime in with ideas for you.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:21 AM

My $0.02 worth... You need a point of difference, a uniqueness, that fits with your target sponsors audience. Start with sponsors to target, assess their audience, and work your brand and marketing message into that space...

As corny as it sounds, look up the "start with why?" stuff on the interwebs. Might challenge you to understand your real reasons for doing it too..

The YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter stuff is just to distribute your message and engage the audience. You need a clear goal.as to your unique difference and why the audience wants to follow you. It's the numbers from that sponsors want to tap into... You may find alignment with a cause, charity, brand or company helps to define your audience.

Obviously competitive success helps, and with it sponsors come, but, in these early days you need the financial help. Don't turn your back on those who help you, make it a commitment to long term association with those who help in the early days.

A key here for all this could be the vulnerability, downside, stress, angst... The not so great stuff. Maybe? Sharing that is a key to being different and letting the audience and sponsors see your tenacity, persistence and how you work through it could establish you as a very different product, brand in the golfing space.

Hopefully a few others on here will chime in with ideas for you.

I certainly like the vulnerability bit - my intention is to share all the bad times and the good times.  My view is for this to be a warts and all adventure.  I'm sure most people will identify with that more so than what they would the up times!


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 03:47 PM

wow....all the best mate....you are officially in my list of IDOLS!!!!!


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:20 PM

Good luck bro 
keep it under par 
 


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:54 AM

UPDATE

 

Hi All,

 

Thought you'd like to know I'm playing in qualifying for the Open Championship on Monday 25th.

 

I've been allocated to play at Frilford Heath and managed to complete a practice round there over the weekend.  We've done some recording and will publish a few videos of the practice round over the next few days.  I hadn't played there previously and glad that I did as there are some very tricky holes and lots of tricky greens.  The wind blew pretty hard when I was there, hopefully it is a little calmer when I play.

 

I'm planning on doing a bit of live YouTube on the day of the qualifier, a little before I tee off and then a live wrap of the round straight after.  If you are in Australia, we intend to be live from about 9:00pm on Monday and then again probably around 3am.  I'm pretty sure the live videos will be up to watch later as well.  If you subscribe to the channel then you will get notified when we are going live.

 

Cheers for now

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 09:02 AM

Good luck

What are your expectations for the event? Are you feeling a realistic chance to advance or is this more about experience and getting a sense of your current form?
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Posted 20 June 2018 - 05:21 PM

What do you have to do to qualify? Top how many out of how many?
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Posted 20 June 2018 - 05:35 PM

Good luck
What are your expectations for the event? Are you feeling a realistic chance to advance or is this more about experience and getting a sense of your current form?


Hey Weetbix,

I have no expectations and deliberately so. I’m keen not to be burdened by expectations when I play. If I play well enough I’ll advance if I don’t then it’s a great learning experience. Strategy is to go to the first tee, hit it, find it, hit it again and when I walk off the 18th count them up and see what happens.

Not sure if that’s the type of answer that most people want to hear but that’s really the approach I’ve got to take if I am to be successful.

Thanks for the best wishes.
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Posted 20 June 2018 - 05:37 PM

What do you have to do to qualify? Top how many out of how many?


I think there is about 130 odd in the field at my venue. They tell you on the day how many will advance, it has to do with a pro rata amongst all venues and equal proportions of fields to progress. As with previous reply though it’s not something to be too concerned about for me as I just need to go out there and do the best I can.

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 05:42 PM

Strategy is to go to the first tee, hit it, find it, hit it again and when I walk off the 18th count them up and see what happens.
 

 

Great attitude. It's the approach I like take. I just have problems with the "find it" bit :(

 

All the best for 25th. Look fwd to seeing the vids.


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