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More than 105,000 visitors check out Ontgolf.ca in August — more in store for G4G

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The overlord of this site, or the “Great Creator” as I refer to him, sent me a note not long ago noting Ontgolf.ca had more than 105,000 unique visitors in August, according to Comscore Media Metrix. Just to put that in perspective, the RCGA’s site only had 98,000 visitors during the same period, and Scoregolf.com had 56,000 visitors. G4G had 21,082 during that time, meaning that during the week almost 1,000 readers stopped by to check out reviews and content. Over the course of the summer, the blogs portion of this site regularly had more than 20,000 readers per month, which is way more than I ever considered reaching when I initially launched Going for the Green almost two years ago.

With the Canadian golf scene winding down, I just wanted to take the time to thank Jeff Lancaster, who created Ontgolf.ca and enticed me to bring my blog over to the site. I also want to thank every one of my regular and irregular readers, and everyone who took the time to post a remark, whether you agreed with me or not. It has been — and will continue to be — a lot of fun.

Over the next few months, expect to see the blog updated three or four times a month, as the silly season begins and the golf season closes. I’m hoping to get out to play at least one more time and have upcoming reviews of Whirlpool, Copper Creek and a couple of others still to be posted.

Jeff, along with my friend Steve Waxman, and myself will also be considering ways to alter and improve this site and the blogs. Our aim is to get some local pros involved on a regular basis, maybe entice another blogger or two and add some other features, like a posting board. Let us know what you’d like to see and we’ll try to figure a way to incorporate it.

All the same, the main content of G4G won’t be changing. I’m still not going to pull any punches, though my strong opinions seem to irk some, and I plan on continuing to review more Canadian courses throughout the course of next year, especially since my new book project will probably get me out of the province of Ontario a little more regularly.

Thanks again for reading and remember — swing hard.

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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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  • Rob,
    I’m really looking forward to your Reviews of Whirlpool and Copper Creek. I’ve played both and I’m anxious to read your opinion of them.

  • Thanks Rob – you have been a wonderful addition to the site.

    We look forward to bringing readers an even more robust online golf experience in 2007, as you said, feedback on what you’d like to see is very much appreciated.

    Regards,

    Jeff Lancaster
    Publisher

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