So one of our favorite golf related websites, Revolution Golf was just acquired by Golf Channel! We highly respect this widely popular site and "subscription" based business model created by its founder Justin Tupper. From mailing golf instruction DVDs in 2009 to offering live streaming videos to members, Revolution Golf started a bit of a, well revolution...
They say "content is King", and when it comes to the millions of struggling amateur golfers, nothing could be more compelling than the content Revolution Golf offers. Not to say that the PGA or USGA ignored the evidence that golf was in trouble, what with their attempts to lure more golfers to "Tee it forward", as well as the "While we're young", marketing campaign. But the fact remains that regardless of the economy, the cost or the time it may take to play the game, what if something else was to blame?
See as one of those 20-30 million that play for "fun", or the occasional skins game for $5, I've tried them all since 1991. All meaning the methods promoted by the "gurus" of the game. I've actually seen opposing opinions between golf instructors or "proponents" come close to blows regarding near religious beliefs as to how the club was to to swung...
Hats off to Revolution Golf for providing visitors and members alike the opportunity to view various ways to "skin a cat", as one great golf pro told me years ago. Regardless of the debates, the contradictions and confusion, we all strive to care for and grow the game. I love Golf Channel, and only wish the constant narrative from one analyst to the other would at least provide some consistency. Opinion is one thing, but fact and science is yet another.
Lets all try and grow the game, as the "rising tide lifts all ships", and many golfers need a life jacket just to get through the round!
Congrats to Justin and his online golf portal for such success! We at Reactionary golf hope to follow the trail he blazed!