It’s not clear of the origins of golf and is still being debated and researched. Still it’s a general acceptance that modern day golf began in Scotland around the Middle Ages. The game remained popularity only in Scotland until around the 19th century. It then started to gain notoriety as it began to spread throughout the rest of the United Kingdom. From there it spread in the United States of America.
The game has developed from there into a science to include a set of stringent rules and a landscape filled with pit falls at every turn. Sand traps or silica sand bunker, ponds, hills, even level turf, and of course the rough, all design to exhilarate the senses.
Golf has become synonymous with high profile players such as High ranking military personal, politicians, business persons, and a variety of super star entertainers. However golf has long been opening itself up to the general public where profession and beginners alike can enjoy the game.
In summary, it’s a great outdoor sport that’s easy going, a non-contact sport that can be played by any age group, if it’s your cup of tea.
So you live in a neighborhood with fairly nice homes, each having a nicely manicured lawn and landscape. You, too, have a great lawn that is your pride and joy. Or so it has been for many years. However, it has just gotten to be too difficult to maintain. The constant mowing, fertilizing and watering.
Speaking of watering the lawn, the expense is outrageous and you just can’t bear to open one more water bill. Then the idea hits: why not just get rid of the grass completely and replace it with golden gravel? Genius!
No more unaffordable water bills. No more expense of fertilizing. And no more moving the lawn. Simply put a little weed kill down a couple times of year and the lawn is taken care of. Besides, you could be starting a neighborhood trend on you block, if they don’t run you out of town.
When I first started my business, I was worried that I would not find enough people to keep it going. I started a consulting company. don’t get me wrong, I acquired a lot of customers through my online postings. People were contacting me through email daily. However, it was the finding people locally part that I was worried about.
I started printing out flyers and leaving them in places where I knew a lot of people would come and go such as doctor’s offices, libraries, post office, grocery & corner stores and even the laundry rooms. It was working, but I realized that I was spending too much money trying to advertise.
One day someone called me because they had saw my flyer. After working with them on a project, the informed me that using business cards would be the cheapest way to go and that I could get plenty of them for a low price. This person and I have now went into business together.