To add more fun to your favorite hobby of golfing, consider joining a golf social network. Golf social networking is popular among the sport’s enthusiasts because it brings people with similar interests together to talk in a virtual environment about their favorite pastime. Golf social networking sites can also help you organize golf outings and other types of social golf events more easily than taking the time to pick up the telephone and call everyone or send written invitation through the postal service.
A golf social network is a little like a combination of the popular social networking site called Facebook as well as an Internet browser with features such as group creation. Golf social networking sites allow you to sign up for free use of the golf social network. After you sign up on the golf social network, you can send out invites so that others can become your friends, and other golfers can send you friend invites, which you are free to accept or reject at your discretion.
You can also create groups through golf social networking. What this means is that you can plan the best tee times among your golfing friends quickly and easily using this special feature of social golf. You can also meet new golfers in your area and join a golf-related group through golf social networking sites. In this way, you need never golf alone again if that is your desire.
Social golf sites also offer a free way to advertise golf events. You can send invitations to your friends or open up your invitation to the golf social network at large, and you can give all of the pertinent information about the day and time of the event. You can also get a head count of how many will be attending if you set up your event invitation on the golf social networking website to accept RSVPs. If you are planning the event, this helps you tremendously so you know how much you will need in the way of supplies as well as assistants for the day of the event. If you are just looking to attend a great event, this is also an easy way to find out what is happening in your local area in regards to golfing events.
Other features, such as fantasy golf events, as well as funny golfing videos, are also typically available for your use at these networking sites. The best part of this is that it is all available for free online, so that you can enjoy it whenever it best fits into your schedule, and you do not even have to budget for it.
In this article Wayne Hemrick writes about golf social networking sites
- STAR IN THE GAME WITH FRIENDS!
- SHARE PHOTOS!
- POWERFUL BOOSTERS!
- CHALLENGING PUZZLES!
- DOZENS OF NEW FOODS!
Maybe it’s just the Fat Tire (beer) and orange slice talking here… or the sleep depravation that has become a necessary evil for image processing. Regardless, I have been thinking. Why not make some resolutions? Nothing that will improve my physical health or put any money back in my pocket…. but the kind that will shake up the imagery a bit and force me to be a better photographer. It’s just too easy to settle for the usual methods.
1. No more small pictures. By popular demand! I have been getting a lot of crap about this. Truthfully I have not been trying to keep the images small. I just couldn’t make them big for everyone on Flickr. It’s Flickr voodoo or something. Anyway, I am exporting images at size and for most of the images that means F’n huge. I am not sure what the rhyme or reason is behind who gets to see "all sizes" in Flickr, but I am going to work on that too.
2. Shoot more. Simple idea, but when your stupid creative mind comes up with more non-photographic projects than you have time for it’s hard to get the shoots in. F That. I am going to get trigger happy with that new camera of mine.
3. Make more mistakes… the kind that can only be made when you are trying new and daring things that may not work at all.
4. Give away all my secrets. Awww hell I do that anyway. I am just going to start doing it in a more formal fashion. I am still open to critiquing and talk shop for those who send me stuff… but I am thinking a newsletter/email thingy. Newsletter thingy here: eepurl.com/f4DV
Update: this too dollen.tumblr.com/ask
and there is this now.. daftphoto.com/
5. More Video. I know there are a lot of Flickr types out there that think video is evil! It might be but it’s a new challenge and I have some pretty cool ideas for it.
6. Don’t be "too cool for school." That is to say don’t be afraid to learn from others and have mentors. Hell, seek out mentors and learn from them. As much as I have been fighting it.. I think Chase Jarvis has become a "silent mentor." Google him.
7. Diversify the social network. It seems silly to post those words on Flickr but if there is one thing I learned this year it’s that Flickr can and will pull the plug on you for whatever reason they want. So I am going to branch out and try to "share smarter." You know.. FB, MS, blogs… that stuff.
7a. Use "fewer quotes." Chances are I am not using them right anyway.
8. Subscribe to W magazine again. Oober inspiration and study material.
8a. Updated. I use W mag as a way to breakdown images, roast and toast them… and do a fair bit of scribbling and sketching on the image. If you are brave enough to give me an image to roast up (usually in a nice way) then I dare you to post it to yet another of my groups.. The Flickr Roast Be sure to check the example on the blurb for the group and know what you are getting yourself into.
By dollen on 2007-08-26 18:11:10