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|Membership Drives||The B-Man at 5/30/03 12:02am|
|I got a question via email about courses that might be running a membership drive. This was my response. Feel free to add if you know of any.
Semi-private courses near me that offer memberships are The Divide (and its 4 sister courses of the Carolina Trail), Olde Sycamore, and Emerald Lake -- these are generally in the $130-$150 / mo range. Out of those, Olde Sycamore's the nicest (but closer to $200 / mo). Monroe Country Club offers affordable memberships -- around $100 / mo. I'm a member of 2 public sister courses, Charles T Myers and Renaissance Park ($100 / mo).
I rarely play private courses, so I wouldn't know of any membership drives for those.
|ebay auctions part 2||Russell at 3/2/03 8:52pm|
|I was the high bidder for a foursome at Charlotte Golf Links. It was very inexpensive ($39 total on a Sunday!)
The problem was the weather. Even thought half the course was underwater and it was foggy and 45 degrees it was open, so we had to play.
I noticed that they tend to auction each weekend tee time twice. Once around Tuesday and then again (if it did not sell on Tuesday) around Friday. Since the Charlotte weathermen are so bad it might be worth waiting until the later auction.
|LastMinuteGolfer now in Charlotte||Tim at 3/1/03 2:07pm|
|LastMinuteGolfer which started as Last Minute Tee Times in Atlanta in 1998 is now up and running in Charlotte. Membership is FREE and golfers enjoy "last minute" and "red flag" specials at great Charlotte golf courses like Verdict Ridge and Skybrook.
We've used this service / site in Atlanta and it is terrific. You can even track your stats and your unofficial index right on the site after you log in.
|eBay Auctions||Russell at 2/6/03 3:00pm|
|I used the ezlinks auction to buy greens fees and carts for The Tradition for two people for only $29. (less than $15 ea!) It was a very smooth transaction. I paid with Paypal and received an email from The Tradition later that day with my confirmation number on it.
Since I had never used this service before, I called the proshop the morning of my round and they confirmed my tee time. I brought a printed copy of my email with me to the course and they checked us in right away.
This is a great service. If someone wins an auction and needs to fill out a foursome, let me know!
|Update: eBay auctions||The B-Man at 1/20/03 10:31pm|
|Just tried EZLinks out today. I got an awesome deal. We got a foursome for $39 at Charlotte Golf Links. I was the only bidder and the transaction was smooth. I paid via Paypal and a few hours after the auction ended I had the confirmation email for the pro shop. No problems at all. This is a great way to get a huge discount when you have time to make advance plans.|
|Tee time auctions on eBay||The B-Man at 1/2/03 1:26pm|
|I just added this web site to the Links page: EZLinks Tee Times. This site is hosted on eBay and lets you bid for tee times at local courses, mostly the Carolina Trail quintet. The Buy-it-now prices are great by themselves, but you can also go the auction route to try and get a better deal. Each listing shows the exact date/time of the tee time you are bidding on. Each tee time is for a foursome. Try it out and let me know how it goes.|
|Welcome||The B-Man at 11/16/02 11:27pm|
|Welcome to the message board. This will be a good place to find news of local happenings and talk about golf in Charlotte.|