Well there is quite a lot to unpack from the talk. I am going to say that you need to really love to play golf and to be ready to do some heavy reporting for the privilege. I will give them that the fact they take the time to do the seminars is a great addition to this industry and something that most companies should really try to do when expecting us to pull quite a bit of weight. It has been discussed multiple times here about an MSC like Coyle. They kind expect you to read their mind when it comes to doing reports the way they want. So, the fact you get a real explanation is a great thing here.
This company is going at their user base a little different. They do not pay any fees and from the conversation I had, it does not seem like the business model will ever change for this. You are strictly working to play golf at some potentially expensive courses. When I say work, it really sounds like work to me. Reports can be expected to have close to 100 photos involved with also needing to write in many sections. Think of maintenance pictures you usually have to take in a hotel shop. Well, this is what will be expected of you on a small number of the holes on the course down to the detail of taking pictures of how the grass lines up with the bunkers ect...
They do allow you to bring up to 3 other people to golf with and they reimburse two meals as well as some drinks from the cart. Hotels will be reimbursed when required to stay there in order to golf at the location. Again, not the worst deal if you ultimately have time and a passion for this.
With all of that being said my personal two biggest issues that I thought might not be necessary, or might hurt them in the future to keep potential shoppers are:
1.) You have to submit a practice round at the course of your choice at your own expense. I don't know how long the practice submission would take but it will gauge if you will be a right fit to take on other shops. I guess this is not bad if you are an avid golfer anyway.
2.) You get charged a $10 admin fee for each guest you bring (and yourself possibly) for what, I am not really sure? That means you get potentially up to $40 taken out of your reimbursement. It is just kind of mind boggling to me once you see the work that is involved.
On a personal note I also don't agree with taking too much free work but I understand there are a lot of mixed opinions on this board about that, so I could still see people following through. I hope whoever decides to do it that you have a great time and I do wish the company well anyway.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2022 02:57AM by jrj76.