Hey guys! It was a great time finally making it back to Desert Storm last week, seeing old friends, and making new ones. It's really something special that FGI has been creating friendships for over 16 years now.
I heard that the old site is closing down. As some of you know, I tried for a few years to regain control of FGI once Active stopped investing time and money into it. I got close a few times but ultimately wasn't able to and eventually they sold the entire golf division (including FGI) to TGC. For both Active and TGC, the core business is tee times. So although unfortunate for all of us, I do understand why they allocate resources where they do.
I set up this site as a both a safety net in case anything went south and a thank you to all the great people that make this community what it is today. I have complete control over this place and - although I don't have a ton of time everyday - I can make sure that it works well and remains a place for all golfers to enjoy forever.
Some of you have asked about the other domain name. It doesn't expire until 2018 and it's likely they will just redirect it to another one of their websites anyway. So we are going to have let that go and settle into our new name. But other than that, we can make this place as great as FGI ever was.
So at this turning point and next chapter, I would like to do 2 things:
1) I will pledge to you guys that I will keep an eye on this place with the time that I have. We will be adding private messaging and moderators soon and will continue to upgrade over time. We will also design some new logos and swag and whatever else we need to reboot the community.
2) In exchange, I ask for your help spreading the word to all the great golf folks you know. Send invites to anyone you know and let them know we have a new home!
Let me know if any questions/comments and welcome to all Buzzers!