If you’re in possession of the bag, please read:
- Once you receive the bag, please post here saying you have it so fellow Refugees have an idea of where it is/who has it
- If you have the bag, please check the spreadsheet below to see if and when you need to mail it to the next person, if someone has it reserved for a trip right after you. If so, please contact them for their mailing address
- If no trips are scheduled within a week or two from when you receive it, please do your best to meet up with a fellow Refugee to pass it off in person
- If you can’t meet up with anyone in person within a week or two and no one has it reserved after you, please post here seeing if anyone would like it and mail it to them
- If you mail it, please cover shipping
- If something breaks, please fix it. If you can’t sew or repair it, find a girlfriend/wife/uncle/brother/grandma/JoAnn Fabric’s store who can
- Please take a ridiculous amount of pictures and post them here anytime you have it out and in play
- The bag SHOULD NOT be given to anyone that’s not a Refugee
- The goodies bag has a Tile in it…please don’t press the button on the Tile. It will make my phone ring. I’m not sure if they need to be in close proximity or not for that to happen, but I’d rather we didn’t test it
- If there’s something in the goodies bag, please feel free to take it, but only if you replace it with another similar item (e.g., don’t take a nice ball marker and replace it with a wooden tee, etc.)
- A few must do’s: sign the NLU flag with your real name and Refuge name, fill out in the notebook the date of your round, your name & Refuge name, course you played, your score (if you want), and any other nice sentiments you’d like to pass along.
- There is a Callaway scorecard holder in the top pouch for anyone to use as well, and I’d like it to stay with the bag for #branding purposes
- The bag balances best with 11 or less clubs in it, and balls or a water bottle in the large bottom pocket. Any more than 11 clubs and it rides a little too horizontal for easy carrying.
Although the materials are still on their way and I haven’t used a sewing machine since 8th grade home ec class, I decided to start a thread now to brainstorm (and stop hijacking the silk road).
Here’s the plan:
I’m going to build a minimalist “Seamus-esque” sunday bag for Refugees to pass around, with a notebook included to document the courses played and any other info you think is pertinent
I understand the draw of what Sugarloaf is doing with their bag being won via matches, however, I feel like our reach here is so huge that a very small percentage of people would ever get to use the bag if done this way. I’d like as many people as possible to get a chance to hit the course with this,
I’m envisioning starting off with one bag for the second half of 2019, with a sign up sheet. First come first serve for a 2 week period of use, which at the end of you just need to contact the next person on the list for their shipping address and send on its way.
We can use this thread to document it’s travels, but I also like the idea of taking photos/videos and dumping them in a google drive so I can make a short video about it at the end of the year.
I also really like the idea that at the end of the year, we auction the bag off on the Silk Road, complete with notebook, scorecards, pencils, and whatever else it’s accumulated by the end of the year, with proceeds going to some charity/charities of the Refuge’s choosing.
For 2020 I would like to make 2 bags to get as many people in on it as possible…maybe an East and a West bag to cut down on shipping time and get it in play more often? Or maybe one traveling bag you sign up for, and one to be won via matches and passed around at gatherings?
With the integrated Tile tracker I could easily post updates and follow along with everywhere it’s been in a year.
These are just my initial thoughts of how I’d like to run things…but I’m open to suggestions if anyone has them!
Edit: Here’s the spreadsheet to reserve the bag for a trip…