Last year, in an effort to improve the capability of our forums, we switched to new software. We expected tremendous scalability and rapid customization that would significantly improve each Member's experience across multiple devices and integrate flawlessly with social media platforms.

Unfortunately, after a significant capital expense, we have decided that the length of time and the additional cost to reach our goals make this enterprise untenable.

Thus, we have made the difficult decision to transition the forums to our original software platform. We’re excited that, in the nearly two years since we began the process of our most recent switch, our original platform has been upgraded significantly, and we are confident that the reversion will not only provide the stability that we desperately needed prior to our last move but will also return to the Membership the high level of customization that made our online community so great. We have also added technical resources to the GolfWRX staff that will allow us to build custom modules and modifications that we are confident will take the forums to the next level.

We remain the world's largest online golf community, and we still hold true to our core values and mission statement as written in 2005. Bearing both of those elements in mind, being the best and offering our Members a platform that is world-class are both requirements, not options, and it is that spirit that has motivated this decision.

So, please pardon our mess over the next five days or so while we transition the forums.

A few important notes: Current content will be accessible during that time, but the forums will be READ ONLY, and you will not be able to start new threads or reply to posts. Personal Messaging is enabled but PMs sent/received from the time the board was frozen will not carry over. We know this is inconvenient, and we apologize, and we greatly appreciate GolfWRXers bearing with us through the transition.

We are very excited about starting this next chapter for GolfWRX and getting back to the high-quality Member experience we all expect as soon as possible.

Private clubs and COVID Tee Sheet Access



  • raynorfan1raynorfan1 Members  3876WRX Points: 401Posts: 3,876 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #62

    I fully understand that the no-tee-time model doesn't work everywhere. Ironically, I think it especially doesn't work well at the kinds of clubs that golfwrxer's dream about - clubs that are no-frills, all golf, have members who love golf and play competitive rounds. That's a recipe for half the club wanting to tee off at 8:00am on Saturday.

    Clubs have different cultures, and that's OK.

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  • Bonneville85308Bonneville85308 Members  1911WRX Points: 278Posts: 1,911 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited Aug 1, 2020 11:58pm #63

    I agree. I think the kinds of clubs where it works well are the very affluent ones where you have about 75 members who play about 90% of the rounds, and the other 225 members only show up a dozen or less times per year. If you had 300 avid golfers who play every weekend, it's going to be a mess without tee times. Personally, I want to know when I am going to be teeing off ahead of time, and not have to sit around the clubhouse twiddling my thumbs for an hour because a crowd showed up 10 minutes before me.

  • alphabits12alphabits12 Members  48WRX Points: 10Posts: 48 Bunkers
    Joined:  #64

    We had restrictions during weekdays during COVID. You could only get 1 tee time per day and only play 18 holes. Junior members were not allowed to get tee times before noon. We have an online tee time reservation system that works pretty well


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