Let's get down to specifics.
Ok, this all sounds great, but what do I get by being a member of the Club?
The primary purpose of the Club is to connect other likeminded golfers to help all of us grow our network both from a personal, business, and golf perspective.
Here are some of the specific benefits of membership:
- Access to our active online forum, where we talk about all things golf related.
- Curated weekly newsletter - This highlights interesting things happening in the world of golf, and updates you on the most interesting threads and happenings in the community.
- Potential for easier access to private clubs around the country. We don’t guarantee access anywhere, but since every person in The Eighty Club holds a private membership, we do what we can to make introductions and help people link up.
- Live events - Our goal is to host 4-6 events a year at architecturally significant golf clubs so that we can meet in person and build the camaraderie of the club.
- Much more as we grow. We are a brand new community, but as we grow I’m looking to expand member content, grow opportunities for partnerships with golf brands that fit our ethos, and create more partnerships with clubs and courses across the country and world.
Do I have to be a member of a private club?
Yes, you do. We have some ideas in the future for people who aren't members of private clubs, but you've gotta start somewhere!
I'm a Member of a Semi-Private Club, can I join?
Right now, we're only accepting people at fully private clubs. However this is something we're discussing as a group and may look at options for this in the future.
How much does it cost?
Our dues are $500/year. This helps us limit growth and be able to provide a high level of personal support to all of our members. We're going for quality not quantity in our community.
What Type of Clubs are People Members at?
We have people from all over the world, and most of our members belong at clubs that are architecturally significant. Meaning, if you’re in a city and looking to play golf, these are courses that are worth taking the time to check out - and in many cases are worth taking a trip just for the courses alone.
Can you provide a list of member clubs?
No. If your primary interest for joining is to get access to other clubs, then this isn’t the community for you. We’re about the people first and foremost.
How Many Members Do You Have?
Right now we have around 120 members. We’re not looking to scale far and fast. This is a matter of finding the right people and growing in a way that is best for our community.
Why is there an application and how does the process work?
The only way this Club works is if we have extremely high quality people. Because of this I personally review every application and talk to every potential member. I want to make sure we bring in people who give more than they take, are passionate about the sport, and will generally make the Club a more valuable and enjoyable place to be.
After you apply, I'll review and email you back - possibly with some follow up questions. If it feels like a good fit for us both, I'll send you the link to pay and sign up.
I don't travel much, is this still a good fit for me?
Absolutely. The crux of our entire community is our online forum. We have a very active forum where we talk about all things golf. This becomes a place most members check in on multiple times a day, so even if you rarely travel, being able to have a place to geek out about golf with other passionate lovers of the game is a huge benefit.
Not to mention, many of our members do travel, so will be plenty of opportunities to connect in your home town.
I'd like to try it out, but I'm not 100% sure it's a fit
I totally get it. Sometimes the only way to know if something is truly right is to experience it for yourself.
If you join, and find it wasn't what you expected it to be, or you don't see yourself getting value out of it, just email me within the first few months and I'll send you your money back - no hard feelings, whatsoever.
Who are you?
My name is Sean Ogle, and I'm the founder of Breaking Eighty. I used to be a financial analyst, but left my job seven years ago and now help people build small businesses that allow them to work from anywhere on Earth. I'm on a quest to meet as many likeminded golfers as possible, and play as many unique courses as I can in the process.
You can learn more about me here.
Still have more questions?
Great, I have attempted answers. Email me anytime at Sean (@) breakingeighty.com.
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