Here’s the 411 on who we are, why we do what we do and what’s ahead — among other frequently asked questions.
GottaGoGolf believes golf should be fun for everyone, no matter their gender, race or income. Yet the industry has a history of discrimination and exclusion. This website is designed to acclimate women in particular (but men too) who feel excluded or intimidated by the culture of golf. We hope we make you smile.
How does GottaGoGolf make money?
GottaGoGolf is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
We also accept advertising and assist small businesses targeting women golfers, and we place articles in other publications.
How large is the GottaGoGolf community?
About 5,000 opted-in subscribers receive the email newsletter, more than 2,000 belong to the Facebook community and the fast-growing website draws anywhere from 300 to 1,500 visitors in a day. We estimate that at least 95 percent of these are women interested in golf; we don’t pursue numbers for the sake of numbers but have a very targeted demographic.
Why do you call GottaGoGolf a magazine?
GottaGoGolf launched in October 2009 as a digital magazine. It’s our favorite format, but expensive to do and not yet widely accepted among our readers. In 2011 we replaced the digital magazine with a website and distributed a monthly email newsletter. In 2015, partnering with the Women’s Golf Alliance, we produced four issues of the digital magazine but could not make that profitable. This new website emerged in the fall of 2015 and we think it’s as close to a magazine as we can get for now.
Will GottaGoGolf ever be a print magazine?
We would love to talk to potential sponsors or regional associations about that.
Is GottaGoGolf just for women?
No way! That would render us just as exclusionist as the golf snobs! Men are welcome here, unless they’re wearing metal spikes that could damage our turf.
Who can write for GottaGoGolf?
We welcome submissions from new writers who are looking to expand their profiles online, or for experienced writers who love to write just for the heck of it. On the downside, we do not pay for content. On the upside, we do not claim exclusive rights to anyone’s work.
What is the guest post policy of GottaGoGolf?
We welcome guest posts and especially reciprocal guest post arrangements. Just email the editor at susan at gottagogolf dot com with your idea. If you’re marketing with content, expect to pay $500 for a guest post that is labeled as a paid post and will remain on the site as long as it exists.
What is the comment policy of GottaGoGolf?
We welcome all comments even when they disagree with us! But we do moderate comments for spam, profanity and advertising-disguised-as-comment. We also edit for spelling and grammar.
Why didn’t my comment show up on GottaGoGolf?
We review all comments before releasing them to the site. See above question for reasons why we might not release your comment.
How can I get my product/service/event featured on GottaGoGolf.com?
At the moment, we have two advertising programs: the email newsletter, and a blog post. It costs $250 to sponsor our email newsletter (including an article ad for your product), $200 just to have an article ad in the newsletter, and $500 for a blog post related to your product. We have not yet established rates for ads appearing on the sidebars of articles and are open to offers for those.
What is the reprint policy of GottaGoGolf? My club/group/blog would like to republish an article and would like to know if that’s OK.
Absolutely and thank you for the compliment! We just ask that you credit GottaGoGolf.com and link to us if you’re digital. If the post was written by one of our guest writers, please credit her/him too.
Have a question we didn’t list here? Please use the contact form below and let us know. Thanks!