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Posted on March 4th, 2013


Hello Everyone!!

I’m going to be out of town on a non-golf (THE HORROR!!!) trip this week, so this will be my only post until next Monday March 11. The weekend of March 15th I’ll be hitting the road again for a bona fide golf trip so you can expect to see some more course profiles posted here by mid to late March. I hope everyone has enjoyed and been able to make use of the Travel Planner posts that I have been putting up in the off season. I’ve had a lot of fun putting them together.

So this is not my quarterly “state of the quest” newsletter, but I wanted to take a minute to talk specifically about this website itself and some of the changes that I have in store. For my readers who have been following along for the last 5+ years it’s no secret that things here have evolved tremendously from the Blogspot days. For those who haven’t been around quite as long or may not remember, this site has had four different design layouts and three different URLs since it started in 2007 . . . that’s A LOT of “evolution”. Please bear with me folks because I’m going to change things up one more time, but I’m planning for THIS time to be the last.

Sometime in early April the URL TheItinerantGolfer.com will become GolfTripster.com. I have always loved the name Itinerant Golfer but unfortunately it’s just too dang hard to spell. This is something I am reminded of every time I look at the search terms in my Google Analytics. Although the website name will change, I will be keeping the Itinerant Golfer name alive on the new site by posting everything I write under that moniker. I guess you could say that after nearly 6 years it’s a little difficult to put it out to pasture. NOTE: I will be implementing auto-redirects so there is really no need to change any links or bookmarks that you have previously set up.

Once the switch has been made to GolfTripster.com the current website design will continue to exist for the next 30-60 days. At some point in May (hopefully!) I will be launching a whole new website that will be more modern, include more golf travel content, and be easier to navigate . . . basically I want to make it more enjoyable for you to waste time at work.

I want to stress to everyone that even with all the changes that are coming it will still be just me, The Itinerant Golfer or Steven as my mother calls me, running this website. Please do not assume that because the website looks so good and runs so smoothly that I have sold it to Donald Trump and that he is going to use it for evil. That will NOT be the case. GolfTripster.com is still just going to be a guy who is trying to play the Top 100 Golf Courses in the U.S. and sharing his experiences along the way. The spirit and focus will continue to be on traveling to play this great game of golf that we all love.

As always, thank you all for your continued support and I’ll look forward to seeing and hearing from you at GolfTripster.com!!

Steve

14 Comments
  1. Keep up the good work! Love the site and look forward to the new version!

  2. Congratulations on the new website as well as everything else going on this week. Using THE HORROR!!! to describe your current trip may not be the best choice of wording. I look forward to the new content and website. Keep it on the short grass……

    • Good point about the choice of wording Barry. :) As always thanks for the support and I look forward to the next phase for this website!

  3. I just found this site when I was looking for information about Merion. I think it is great. Keep up the good work.

  4. A great site and the reviews are very well done. Looking forward to the new format and good luck with everything.

  5. i have enjoyed your site tremendously and think you should reconsider the re-branding of golftripster.com.

    Yes, “itinerant” is hard to spell but playing the top 100 isn’t easy either. “itinerant” is intelligent, memorable and descriptive…like your site. “Tripster” is the guy you don’t want showing up at the first tee.

    Your quest is more important than page hits. Keep the partner who has gotten you this far.

    • John, thanks for sharing your thoughts. It was a tough decision to change the name of the site, but as my Top 100 quest winds down over the next 18 months I’m going to transition to something that will keep the website relevant and fun for people who love to travel and play golf. I hope you’ll give the new site a chance because I plan to continue to deliver the same type of content but with more of a focus on public and resort golf travel. It’s a transition that I think will ultimately make the site useful and informative for a larger portion of golfers.

  6. Keep up the great work Steve! Looking forward to the new content!

    Best wishes,
    Matt

  7. Itinerant Golfer is way more elegant and charming, but as you like it, I will keep on following! ;)

  8. Plan on being in Philly 1st week on sept (5,6 & 7) any suggestions for possible golf courses?

    • The only public golf course I’ve played in Philly is Downingtown Country Club and that was over 15 years ago. I have heard that the Golf Course at Glen Mills is very good and may be worth checking out.

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