I’ll admit that I’m not a fan of golf sites whose only attraction for members/readers is giving away free golf gear. We know who they are. I haven’t done many contests over the the last 8+ years because I believe that great content will win over readers and I stand behind that. I’ve turned down many offers to give away stuff. Apparel company Energy Athletic approached me with an offer of giving away some of their cool golf polos and I initially said no. But they were persistent. We discussed ways of doing a contest which would be fun and different than those other sites. I like the point which came up in our talks which was, “why not reward HOG fans for being HOG fans?”
Facebook Photo Contest
I’m going to award FOUR Energy Athletic shirts to the four best photos submitted to the Hooked On Golf Blog Facebook page. You’ll have to “like” the page of course, then you can post an image to the HOG timeline. We are looking for “energetic” golf photos, to go with the Energy Athletic theme. I’m anxious to see what kind of fun pics we see, and hope that we get a good number of submissions. Post a photo and have a great shot at a free shirt, which is charged with negative ions by the way. See the review link below.
The four winners will be determined by the photos which have the most “likes,” so tell your friends to give your submission a like and you might get yourself a free shirt.
I want to mention that this is not a paid endorsement. EA is not paying HOG for this placement. They are simply providing prizes which will be shipped directly from them. Let’s see how this experiment works. If I get a good, positive response, maybe I’ll work on some other similar programs to say thank you, rewarding HOG readers and social networking fans.