yes & yes
much enjoyed the mega meets and i'd attend future ones under the conditions that i don't need a visa to enter UK and the meeting spans over a couple of days and rounds
I’m in. When do you need a deposit?
my fingers were so cold i couldnt move my putter properly
I’ve enjoyed H4H the last few years and would be keen to organise a meet in future, perhaps around my home course North Wales and Conwy over the bay..
i would certainly be in for a H4H up there - lovely area and some great courses that i haven't played!
Stayed in Conwy just after first covid - well over the estuary anyway and had a walk around the perimeter of Conwy and it looks a great track. Some nice pubs etc in the town - bring it on!!
On that trip we drove the Wales coast, at least until Laugharne. It is an amazingly stunning journey and one you could plan over a few days around golf
I don't post all that much but wouldn't have stuck around on here early on without the meets because of the opportunity to play great courses. I was therefore sometimes careful about posting something semi-controversial or too opinionated because thats not what golf is about, and my primary purpose for being on here was to play golf.
I think that has shifted over the years, many new posters clearly have no intention of ever playing in a meet, and therefore aren't really bothered what they say. That in my opinion has caused some divide and created a shift in the 'culture' on the forum.
From memory, I've had the pleasure of playing the below. And I would play again with everyone I have met and played with.
It's easy to see why those people who organise give up after a few. So many late dropouts, people not paying on time etc. If people have built up a network of reliable people they trust to pay up and turn up, then its obvious they will do that off here - even if that is a shame.
- My now club for the first time 6 years ago, with a guy on here who then helped me get in and has become a good friend
- Sunningdale x2
- Multiple H4Hs - Liphook, Hankley x2, Bearwood, Hayling
I was at that one, think I played with you @Wabinez didn't I?
That original KoK that @virtuocity set up was wonderful, if you want to try and do that again Phil I'd be very tempted. I played Mentmore (@fundy) , Burnham & Berrow (@pokerjoke), Ealing (jimbob.someroo) and I think a Midlands qualifier the location of which I can't recall (most likely Fish). The key thing is that all of them were great little local meets with 12-20 people. Plus the Hillside final (not as a qualifying contestant!), and a round the day before with Rick, Fish and Val at Wallasey.
In general, I used to go to a lot of meets but my ability to take 7 or 8 days a year off work for golf days went away. Plus I moved clubs and found a good crowd of friends to do away days with. Then had a lengthy hiatus from this forum, still only dip in occasionally. I'd consider a mega-meet again, Aberdeen was great, but more likely to attend local stuff.
Some wonderful times though over those years at meets small and large. My first ever meet was one that Fish did at Tadmarton Heath (the winter one where the greens were impersonating skating rinks), I walked in very new to the forum and knowing no-one but there were no cliques, just a bunch of friendly hackers willing to have a knock together.
I played the "Kent links forum meet" and we had the "beast from the east" . On the first day it was so cold my right eye got bloodshot and then the blood froze in the eye with the bitter cold. I managed to drive home and overnight it defrosted and managed to play the next day.