Cartpath.com is a social networking site for golfers
[AUTHOR’S NOTE: There had been some earlier reports that clicking on the Cartpath.com link triggered a warning about possible malware, in response to which, I had removed the original posting of this blog. I just received word from John Mitchell of Cartpath.com that the warning, originating with Google, has been removed. Security is fine, and Cartpath.com is a legit site.]
I’ve recently become rather enamored of Facebook. Once the almost exclusive domain of teens, the world’s most successful social networking site now boasts a rapidly growing number of older, er, more experienced members such as myself.
Despite my initial skepticism about Facebook, I’ve found it an easy and satisfying way to keep in touch with old friends from high school and college, long-lost pals from Italy to Japan, and present-day colleagues.
The concept of “social networking” online has also spawned in me a curiosity about other social networking sites, and led me to the discovery of one devoted specifically to golfers: Cartpath.com.
The site provides a place for golfers to post information about themselves, organize local groups, fill out a foursome, or solicit opinions about various courses.
The content is far from professional, and therefore doesn’t rival the completeness of our own WorldGolf.com universe of publications. And with only 406 members so far, it is still miniscule in scope compared to Facebook’s hundreds of millions of users.
Nevertheless, if it catches on, it will allow golfers from all over the word—and from right next door—to connect with one another and forge friendships that might develop into a league or club, or just a new group of playing partners.
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