I mean, in fairness, the Mashie went corporate in 2021 when we started doing shit like playing on greens stimping 14 and driving Dodge Rams on alternative entrance roads.
Lol. Commercial? Tom D’s inference the Mashie has gone “commercial” is a Doak 2. We are a guerrilla operation. We hustle and scramble for Mashie sites in a market where clubs have waitlists and public tracks have sold out tee times. All to find architecturally interesting places for our golf achie geek pals to play in between NGLA and Cypress Point.
Shit, we cold call folks we know and don’t know. Let’s be clear, we hunt for opportunities and if we find them, we try to secure a Mashie Site. We took a risk and asked Will for a Landmand Mashie before they even knew how the grass was going to grow-in at Landmand.
We had the Loop and a couple months out, the Loop rightfully got cold feet about us overnighting during COVID, George literally picked up the phone and reserved a 36 hole single day of emergency tee times at Lawsonia and the week before we were to arrive, Craig Haltom helped us get them back after the computer deleted them sometime after they were made.
We grind, work with courses and folks we know, pitch folks we don’t, all in an attempt to find interesting sites between the coasts for the Mashie. Commercial nor profitable we are not. No sponsors. Just grinders.