On September 27th 2005 I did my first post about Golf Dash. Today I was saddened to hear from my friend Douglas at Golf Dash. They’re shutting it down after three years of working it hard and putting their hearts and pocket books into trying to make it fly. This quote hit me hard:
There was just not enough interest in a custom golf directory nor a sustainable business model.
Golf Dash was a very cool golf site and probably the best directory around. I get emails weekly from people who are building a “golf directory” and I wish them luck. If GD didn’t make it with their great design, ideas and passion, I don’t know who could.
I wish Douglas well and I’ll mention his new site called Golf Dash Blog at http://golfdashblog.com.
I guess my business model is different and allows me to keep HOG going. That model? Don’t try to make money, just keep blogging about golf and try to get the thing to pay its own expenses.