NY/NJ/CT golfers (and anyone else in the northeast who doesn’t want to be associated with Boston or Philly… look we get it), welcome to one of the (RACDG) Original 6!
Some quick background, RACDG stands for the Royal and Ancient Company of Dishonorable Golfers. A golfing community created in these here halls (use that search to find out more). The NY chapter has been established for about 2 years now and just about a year ago we got ourselves very organized. We’re now an incorporated non-profit, we have a website and even have a deal with H&B for merch!
With that organization comes a small price. Starting last year we decided to create an official membership and charged dues to be involved. The dues this year will be $35 but please be aware that ALL dues go back into the club. We use them mainly for trophies and cash prizes at all of our events. So instead of paying a premium for an event you will pay the rack rate because all other costs will come from our coffers, we even look to subsidize some things like food and beverage. I promise you, you’ll get your monies worth!
Now for 2022:
We are going to have an official announcement of all our plans by the middle of January. We already have an outline of all our events and hopefully will have a few locked in by the time of the announcement. In addition to events, maybe the most enjoyable part of our club is the year long matchplay which you automatically get entered into as part of the membership. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!! We will be rolling out something new this year that I have high hopes for and the winners will qualify for the Roost Regional with a chance to represent us in the Roost Championship later this year. This plan is super Top Secret at the moment but we will have more detail when we announce next month.
Some other points:
We have a well established Whats App chat where most of the chatter happens. Warning in advance, it’s very active. I will post that in here after the holidays. You DO NOT have to join the chat to be part of this. We can have chatter in here and I will make sure to post all important items in here
We have our own GHIN! If you don’t have one already you can sign up through us here
All signups will happen through the site once we launch. Keep an eye out here for announcements.
I am open to alternate logos that represent the Roost aspect more. The Lady Liberty Sheep is a mainstay but alternate logos are always welcome for anyone creative enough to make one.
Please DM me if you have any questions. I’m sure I missed things and will try to update this post when needed.
Welcome to THE Roost. @MerchCzar’s not wrong, we got an attitude and we’re about to show everyone who’s boss.
Some things to get you excited…
Our Matchplay Championship belt, posted by @TomCoyne at our Bethpage event last year:
The Grazing Trophy:
And last but not least, the most sought after prize, The Sheep: