View Full Version : Special: Get Goughy To The Champs

20th July 2011, 10:16 PM
I don't really know how to word this so bear with me.

I read this from Goughy yesterday;
No point beating around the bush. There's just no way I can see me affording this this year. As much as it pains me it's better I just pull the pin and hope someone else wants my spot. Really sorry guys and pissed about it but there's no point kidding myself.

It saddens me to read it. By all accounts Goughy enjoys the Champs weekend immensely and it wouldn't be right if he wasn't there. Goughy is the main reason we're all here, having started up and maintained the best golf forum south of the arctic circle. He also rarely makes 'short' jokes.

I'd like to suggest a facility whereby members can make a donation to help him get to the Champs this year. Hopefully AndyP can set up a similar thingo to the forum donation thingo.

Goughy, please accept this without any fuss. We all experience tough times and at these times a golf weekend is usually the first thing that bites the dust. You deserve to be there.

20th July 2011, 10:38 PM
I'll chuck in 20.

20th July 2011, 10:49 PM
Yeah I'd say most will. I don't think there's a need for anyone to say whether they will or not, or the amount for that matter. It's just to get the idea into everyone's head.

Having never been to the champs I've got no idea what the weekend would cost so I don't even know if there's a target.

20th July 2011, 10:50 PM
Oh. Whoops.

I won't chuck in 20 then. ;)

20th July 2011, 10:52 PM
haha! Not having a dig. I save that stuff for Rowey.

Moe Norman
20th July 2011, 10:56 PM
20c and then an extra $5 for every beer he drinks when there

PS: I've been avoiding the champs thread, do we need to have paid something?

20th July 2011, 11:14 PM
Your name was deleted weeks ago.

21st July 2011, 08:33 AM
It doesn't seem right that goughy isn't coming.

If anyone wants to help him get there, you can use the donation facility of the forum and leave a payment reference of 'goughy' or similar.
Let's hope he hasn't already made plans for that weekend now.

21st July 2011, 10:35 AM
It's nothing to do with plans, it's financial. Has been like this for all the years I've missed, and the years I've made it has been borderline! I really appreciate it guys, but I couldn't accept it. others I'm sure have missed out for the same reason and I'm no different from them.

But thanks muchly for the offer.

21st July 2011, 10:37 AM
You are different, because you started the forums and without that this event wouldn't exist.

21st July 2011, 10:41 AM
What Andy is trying to say is you're special.

21st July 2011, 10:44 AM
Don't feel too special being in this situation year after year. 11 years now living right on the edge has pretty much exhausted me.

Johnny Canuck
21st July 2011, 10:49 AM
You deserve to go, mate. With the endless hours of entertainment his forum has brought myself and others, it is only a small way that we can repay you.

While you don't want to accept the generosity, which is natural, I think it would upset more people if you didn't.

We're not talking sheepstations, we are talking a token gesture to say thanks and in my case, sorry for antagonizing Zig once or twice and giving you headaches.

21st July 2011, 10:51 AM
I think you'll get railroaded on this one Goughy.

21st July 2011, 01:24 PM
I dont know him, but would donate - as a gesture of thanks for this forum

21st July 2011, 02:30 PM
You are different, because you started the forums and without that this event wouldn't exist.

Amen to that. Goughy, you are Oz Golf mate, you are coming end of story :)

21st July 2011, 03:41 PM
Amen to that. Goughy, you are Oz Golf mate, you are coming end of story :)

Right on. I can't make it but i'll definitely be chipping something in.

21st July 2011, 04:56 PM
Jarro started the forum too, and we tried this on him a few years ago, i think the thread may have even be deleted because i think it was embarrasing (my words not his)
If goughy is that broke he cant play golf we should be buying him food.

21st July 2011, 05:07 PM
Jarro started the forum tooHe did?

21st July 2011, 05:09 PM
He did?

Leon did let me know that he wanted to start a new forum, and he asked what i thought of the idea.

He and Goughy were the originators though...... thanks once again guys :)

21st July 2011, 05:56 PM
Jarro was a moderator since day 1, That counts as 'starting' the forum for my point and makes him as equal an Ozgolf VIP as anyone.
and he moderates as effectively now as he ever did...

22nd July 2011, 09:05 AM
The donations have started. Too late now, goughy. :p

24th July 2011, 10:10 AM
Couldn't we get Goughy this instead...

Golf Hotness (http://www.caddyforacure.com/auctions.php)

25th July 2011, 09:46 AM
That's one round paid for so far. Second round and a half share of accommodation to go.

25th July 2011, 12:05 PM
Count me in for $20 as soon as I get out of this place.

25th July 2011, 12:23 PM
I really really don't know what to say guys! No words....

26th July 2011, 02:16 PM
We have $90, plus another $20 pledged. The cost of golf plus 2 nights staying there will be about $280.

We have also had two other very generous offers.
One is to donate whatever the gap is to make sure that goughy will be there. They are prepared to pay up now, but I've told them to hold off until more donations come in.
The second is the offer of the third bed in one of the two bedroom suites.

In summary, goughy is going to the Champs.

We will still accept donations. This money will help take some of the load off the generous donators that I've mentioned above.

26th July 2011, 02:45 PM
Yayy !!

26th July 2011, 04:26 PM
Once Julia pays up my tax I'll send you a PM Andy.

26th July 2011, 04:35 PM
Can the condition be that he rooms with the NAGA?

26th July 2011, 04:37 PM
No need for PMs if you want to donate. Just use the OZgolf donation facility, and leave an appropriate reference.

26th July 2011, 05:52 PM
No need for PMs if you want to donate. Just use the OZgolf donation facility, and leave an appropriate reference.

Righto will do.

26th July 2011, 06:07 PM
Any donations from Shep?

27th July 2011, 07:16 AM
It will be great to see you there Goughy :)

27th July 2011, 07:22 AM
Donation just made, see you there Goughy. 8)

27th July 2011, 09:06 AM
The cost of golf plus 2 nights staying there will be about $280.
$300 raised. That should cover a couple of buckets of range balls and a couple of drinks too.

Well done people.

27th July 2011, 09:07 AM

Johnny Canuck
27th July 2011, 09:12 AM
We'll get a few more drinks on tonight.

27th July 2011, 09:13 AM

27th July 2011, 09:18 AM
Kudos to Mike for getting this going.

27th July 2011, 09:51 AM
Sheesh, it looks like my donation was a little late. Put it towards the "Blake Out" pool.

27th July 2011, 10:16 AM
Damn .. I was late as well ... put it to drinks .. or to the Forum costs

27th July 2011, 05:44 PM
Awesome stuff people :smt038
I was already to donate again, but it looks like it is sorted 8-)

27th July 2011, 05:49 PM
I haven't donated yet but happy to front up with some cash at the Champs...

28th July 2011, 08:23 AM
I'll buy you a few drinks at champs Dean!!!

28th July 2011, 09:33 AM
Geeze guys, it was killing me to think I couldn't go this year. I've mised a few for this reason. Really owe you guys muchly. thanks to mike and bruce (who pmed me with the offer to get this going too, and I responded with much thanks but that you guys shouldn't be doing this just for me!!) Who got this going.

dc, couple of drinks will have me stoned all weekend. Means an absolute tonne to me guys!

28th July 2011, 09:39 AM
This is what this place is all about Goughy, helping out your mates in need :)

28th July 2011, 09:56 AM
You have missed too many of these Goughy. Enjoy! Just make sure they don't room you with Solarman.

28th July 2011, 10:20 AM
I'm driving up from Sydney, and can pick up Goughy on the way through.

28th July 2011, 11:03 AM
I'll be driving from Toowoomba thanks Dotty. Will be able to get there no probs. Even better than last year when I had to take our only car - Rob's parents gave us there old car a few months ago so we don't have just my work van.

28th July 2011, 11:23 AM
Are you coming, goughy? Your name isn't on the playing or the accommodation list? Do you need petrol money?

28th July 2011, 11:42 AM
Yes. Most definitely coming. Haven't added myself to those lists yet. Forgot. Will do right now.