Even if you have not yet joined the Twitter revolution, you would have to be hiding under a rock to not have heard about it - or the number of people and businesses using it. Sunday River has a Twitter account (sundayriver), as does Chris DiMarco (ChrisDiMarco), John Daly (PGA_John Daly), Davis Love III (Love 3D), Parker McLachlin (ParkerMcLachlin), Ian Poulter (IanJamesPoulter), Stuart Appleby (StuartAppleby), Tadd Fujikawa (Tadd_Fujikawa), Boo Weekley (BooWeekley), Pat Perez (PatPerezGolf), J.J. Henry (JJHenryGolf), Peter Jacobsen (JakeTrout) and Spencer Levin (Spencer_Levin) (source www.golfdigest.com).
Are all of these fellow "Tweeters" talking to just their fellow golfing friends? Maybe. However, more and more people are "tweaching" out to people they'd like to be friends with and businesses they'd like to be associated with. Thus, it's become not so much who you know as who you'd like to know. Speaking on behalf of Sunday River, we use Twitter to post press releases, new vacation and lodging deals, event information and sometimes just fun nonsense we've come across that we want to share with the masses. For the Sunday River Golf Club, we post course news, clinics offered and sometimes just fun facts like, "hey - there is a new Golf Blog posted by Darcy up!" (Shameless plug, but hey don't blame me, blame the little birdie who told me to do it.)
In a recent article posted by Thomas Bonk on Golf Digest Digital, "Sore Thumbs," Bonk illustrates that the use of Twitter amidst the golfing world is only going to grow.
"There is no telling just where this is all going to end up, but you can probably assume there are going to be some sore thumbs if it continues to take off. And all signs indicate that it's just getting bigger," writes Bonk. "Want to know how we know? Dan Jenkins, the venerable writer-at-large for Golf Digest, is going to tweet at the U.S. Open. For many who know Jenkins, this is startling news, if only for the fact that Jenkins sometimes needs help turning his computer on."
So for those of us golfers concentrating on birdies, it might also benefit us to concentrate on "tweets" as well.