The idea for this
site has been kicking around in the back of my mind for more than a year, since
before I left The Philadelphia Inquirer in September 2008. I had
hoped to launch it early in the golf season, in March or April; so much for my
timing. To do it the way I wanted – to do it right – took
longer than I expected.
The key was finding
the right business partner, who I found in Craig Ammerman,
golf man, former newspaper editor, entrepreneur, CEO. (For more on Craig,
click on "About Us" on the Home
page menu bar.) Next, we had to come up with designers who could bring to life
the website I saw in my head.
Now, we’re up and
running, but I hope you’ll bear with us in the early going. I’m still learning
how to fly this state-of-the-art baby. Every time I open the back end,
I’m as awed as a rookie pilot sliding into the cockpit of an F-14 Tomcat.
Our goal for MyPhillyGolf is simple in concept, difficult in
execution. Here, in one of the great golf cities and regions in the country,
we want to become the single most dominant source of golf news, views,
information, conversation, debate, course and equipment reviews and tips from
pros. We want to come as close as we can to one-stop shopping, regardless
of whether you’re a daily fee golfer or a member of a private club.
We obviously have our
own ideas about what myphillygolf.com should be, as you can see. We’re
born but not yet fully developed. Some features are still to come; more on
those as we implement them. No doubt there are also good ideas that haven’t
occurred to us. If you’ve got a suggestion, please let me hear it at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Craig at email@example.com.
In the meantime, we
can surely use your help in spreading the word. Please bookmark MyPhillyGolf.com,
add it to your list of favorites, then check in every day to see what’s
new. And help us spread the word throughout the golf community.
good to be back.