|Sent on:||Thursday, October 4, 2012 10:44 PM|
Dear Bay Area Beginner Golf Meetup members,
A couple of you will be leaving this group after I send this email, but as I write this, we have 501 members, or 143 new members since I joined on July 5th of this year. All of you who've golfed with me or attended meetups I've scheduled know how I feel about no-shows and last-minute cancellations; however, with so many new members, I'd like to reiterate this:
No-showing is a no-no. Of the 31 past meetups I scheduled, there has only been one time I didn't email the new attendees my cell #. In my emails prior to an event, I always tell the attendees to call or text me if they're running late or need to cancel at the last minute, rather than simply changing their RSVP to "no."
Because I'm like a broken record, we've only had 4 no-shows, 2 of whom are no longer members.
I like to schedule events waaaaaay in advance so that you guys can pencil the golf outings on your calendar. I prefer you do not RSVP to future events unless you are 100% sure you can make it. I'd rather you RSVP at the last-minute or get on a Waiting List than reply early then cancel a day or two before (or the morning of) the event.
When it comes to last-minute cancellations, I'm lenient with our "regulars" (or even those who've only golfed one time with us recently) because of their attendance records and habits. With the first-timers, I am rather strict.
I see that many of you have already RSVPed for our October 28th meetups. That's gazillion years from now . . . Are you sure you can make it? If you're not positive, I suggest you change your reply immediately, thanks.
Our Founder and Co-Organizer Eric Zou and I welcome all the new members and look forward to many, many great golf events with all of you. See you out on the course!