How is Flogton different from the game my customers already play?
It's quite different from the game the PGA and LPGA Tour pros play. But not all that different from the game your daily customers play -- after all, they're using mulligans and gimmes and adapting the rules to keep a reasonable pace of play. We're just formalizing golf for the rest of us, adding a few twists and asking people, what would you do to golf to make it more playable and fun.
Won't Flogton play disrupt and alienate my existing customers?
Only if they object to seeing and hearing players have fun. Seriously, Flogton players should get around the course faster than golfers, because they're playing a shorter course, making fewer strokes and not observing many conventions that slow the game. One rules twist even penalizes players for taking more than one practice swing! So golfers in other groups shouldn't be at all bothered.
Suppose players start hitting 400-yard drives with Flogton sanctioned equipment?
The players who can hit drives that long will be playing elsewhere. Trust us! The technology isn't going to make "the rest of us" that good. However, it's worth considering making your golf course design Flogton-friendly and consulting with your architect on how to go about that.
How can I make room for Flogton on my course?
Create Flogton Fun Hours geared toward those who want to try alternative games. Advise all golfers that your course welcomes Flogton. Ask everyone to get along. There's really no reason not to pair golfers with Flogton players, but come up with your own policies and procedures and let us know what works.
How will Flogton affect my bottom line?
You could sell more rounds and attract new customers, just as the ski resorts have done since snowboarding came on the scene. Eventually there will be new merchandise, specifically for Flogton, to sell in the shop. You'll also be able to sell all-in-one packages including a round and gear.
What can I do to promote Flogton at my course?
Suggest Flogton variations to tournament groups and also to your regular clubs, especially those with seniors and women. Try it out with junior groups and newcomers. Create late-afternoon promotions and events featuring Flogton games. And get the word out through your website, reservation system and advertising program.
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