Stop “Rolling the Dice” on Your Golf Life
By: Craig Better – Golf Vacation Insider
Today I want to tip you off about one of the smartest and most useful golf services I’ve ever found.
(And how you can try it for free instead of paying $750 — more on that below.)
It’s called Golf Life Navigators.
You’ll understand the name when I explain what they do:
It starts with the fact that, every single day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old…
And a million or so each year consider moving to a golf community to soak up the fruits of their lifetime of labor.
Thousands more — of any age — are simply looking for a second or vacation home.
But Here’s the (Scary) Problem…
Most of us start too late (ideal timing is 3-4 years out)…
And research has shown most of us have no real rhyme or reason for choosing which club to join or golf community to live in.
We either base our decision on little information, unreliable information…or we don’t even know what information to ask about.
We might base the decision on things we think are important…but they often have little or nothing to do with what really makes us happy.
This means you’re trusting a major life decision to… a roll of the dice.
The answer, of course, is to ask the right questions and find the perfect match based on priceless, local knowledge you can rely on.
How Do You Get Priceless, “Local Knowledge” When You Don’t Live Locally?
That’s exactly the problem Golf Life Navigators is solving.
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The research I mentioned above started as a graduate research project by company co-founder Jason Becker.
As a PGA Professional with experience at several Florida golf communities, he wanted to learn the process by which people decide where to live.
“It turns out, there was no process,” he told me when I flew down to meet him at his Naples, Fla., office.
Instead, people loosely “ask around” or work with a realtor who might 1) have little knowledge of golf…
And/or 2) steer you toward a property that earns them the biggest commission instead of the best lifestyle fit for you.
Discover What Realtors and Sales Brochures Won’t Tell You
On the other hand, Golf Life Navigators’ approach is to be your candid, unbiased advisor.
To help you “navigate” this complicated process with hundreds of options…even if you live thousands of miles away.
They take the time to consult with you — one on one — to truly get a sense of where you’ll be happiest.
Sure, they cover the basics such as…
What climate are you looking for?
What kind of golf courses do you like?
Do you like to walk or ride?
But they dig deeper, asking things like…
How social do you like to be?
What kind of people do you like to be around?
What activities besides golf do you enjoy?
How important is proximity to an airport?
(And dozens more questions like these.)
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Equally important to asking the right questions, is having the right answers.
Becker and his team of fellow PGA professionals (not to mention their extended network of pros) know the golf courses and communities inside and out.
They should — they’ve either worked, or know people who work, at all of them.
So, what might take you weeks or months to find out, they already know or can find out in minutes.
And it’s the real story you won’t always find in the sales brochures.
Remember, this Wasn’t Supposed to Become a Business…
It started as a research project.
But when word spread how Becker was saving people countless hours of research — not to mention the time and money of making haphazard visits — the requests came pouring in.
Now, Golf Life Navigators has a team of PGA golf professionals and real estate experts to help match you up with the perfect golf club and community based on your specific lifestyle and preferences.
If it sounds like a dating service, there’s good reason: the approach is the same:
Learn what really matters to you, and find the golf community that is the best fit.