Just putting some feelers out for now, but after hearing where all the regionals will be held, the New Jersey, Eastern PA/Philly, and Delaware/Maryland area seemed to be left out. Closest one was the MerchCzar’s Flushing Meadow Pitch and Putt. Which is a hike for a vast majority of the area.
That being said, i think a good central location for us could be Atlantic City CC. It’s a nice track if you haven’t been there, and Tom Doak did a redesign a few years back. If we get enough people to agree to it, i think there’s a good chance we could get our NIT Regional here. @Tron already said they were thinking about the area being left out.
So… ROLL CALL!
Who wants a Regional over here? I do.
Craic on. Cheers!
EDIT: Doesn’t have to be for the NIT. Just think it would be fun for a bunch of us to converge on Atlantic City. Let’s have some fun.
If you set up a cool regional Refuge meetup (shoutout RACDG-Northeast subchapter Philly/NJ @Craigstands), then maybe it could garner enough interest to become an NIT qualifier. But… as @Tron said earlier…
Philly regional meetup! Hit your local RACDG group! If you don’t know what that is… hit the search bar!
Don’t plant this with the day 1 expectation that it’ll be connected to the NIT, plan an event because you want to hang out with other folks from the Refuge. Plan a successful event first, and if works out and turns into a big event then maybe it’ll happen, but the minute we start planning events for the sole purpose of the NIT is the minute that refuge events stop being really cool things and start being weirdly competitive.
Anyway, @christopher - we have this thing here called the Royal & Ancient Club of Degenerate Golfers (RACDG), it’s one of the underlying backbones behind this place. It has regional subchapters - GB&I, Pacific Northwest, US Northeast. Recently my chapter (I am captain of New England) split out of US Northeast, as did Metro NYC and Philly/NJ. I think @Craigstands is the captain of that chapter.
Point is, we have these local chapters who will be your target audience. Heck, these smaller groups meet up frequently! The Metro NYC group is often lively finding small foursomes or consecutive groups on the weekend, and my New England group had a 16-person meetup a few weeks ago in Providence!
Reaching out to them, coordinating with them is going to give you the boots on the ground you need to turn this event from speculative into a real thing (* still may not give NIT spots, but, that’s not the point.).
@christopher DM me your Details. I’m the captain and can get you involved in the Whats App as @Zocco has said we have looked into A.C.C.C before and I’ve talked to their people. We could get blocks of times or rent the place if we so choose for one of our RACDG meetups
ACCC sounds sweet and I’ve been wanting to play there. But if the goal is reaching as many “under-represented” folks as possible for a meet-up, wouldn’t South Philly/Wilmington make a lot of sense?
I don’t know the courses there and takes away the overnight destination vibe but it makes it much more accessible for a one-day round for a lot of people…Wilmington is 2 hours from DC (Baltimore obv. closer), Harrisburg and North-Central NJ.
If we get enough people they will rent the whole course out (except some very early times reserved for member) and they will run all operations for us food, scoring, beverages, etc. smaller field would be better to just get 4 tee times or so and run it ourselves