QUESTIONS ABOUT 365 DAYS OF GOLF
How come you don’t show you whole route already?
The reason I can’t show my whole road trip because it is not fixed. I will try to make the route in a way that we continuously stay in good weather conditions. This is of course nice for us, but also better for the quality of the video productions. People like (to show) shiny films and pictures and this is hard to make when it rains of is cloudy.
Thereby I would like to make an income out of video productions we make for the courses we visit, the B&B’s we discover, or the excursions we do on the side. This will take more than one day, so there will be ‘a delay’ in the trip. This is also the reason that I write: a minimum of 365 days of golf, because if my ideas work out the way I would like, we will be on ‘the road’ for more than 365 days, to visit the minimum of 365 golf courses.
Where do you plan to stay during the night?
Our idea is to sleep in our campervan. On the other side we hope to find a lot of people who would like to host us at their place for the night. You can think about couchsurfing hosts or B&B’s that we contact and which we ask to be filmed and be in a video production. We also hope for invitations from golf course members, pro’s, etc. Simply written; it would be marvellous if we are sleeping in our camper as less as possible. Then our ideas of hospitality and friendship work out.
How do you pay all this?
Keywords here are: sponsor ships, crowdfunding, donations, earnings out of video productions and free green fees.
As we make this a huge event on the web. We believe that companies and persons would like to join us in our adventure. So in exchange for videos, banners, reviews, social media help, or even work at the place itself we receive products, services and money so we can continue our tour infinitive.
What is your goal?
I have a creative, a commercial and a personal goal.
The creative one is reached if I have a known platform (10.000 unique visits a month) where you can find information (video and text) about the golf courses we visited. On the side I will fill this Wicked website with additional information with tips, tricks and info about the pro’s on the biggest golf events. This platform is a combination between our (my girlfriend Irene who will produce a yoga program) website TourTravellers.TV and our tourtravellerstv YOUTUBE channel. Its an informative video registrations platform about a diversity of products in the range of golf, accommodations, places to visit and cultural aspects that we encounter. My personal website www.arjanvera.nl links to all my profiles on the different social media, as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
The world turns around money and only sunrise is for free. I would like to show that this is not completely true. Exchange projects, living on hospitality, and showing life without materialism are a few of the pillars I would like to promote. If the above creative goal is succeeded I am pretty sure that my finances are ok and that I can continue with this lifestyle as long as I desire. Personally I aspect there to be a niche market for video productions for golf courses. Becoming and being a specialist in this, will bring me a good way of living.
All this started in the winter of 2011 when I did a (skype) coaching project with Charlotte to find out what job fits best with my needs… outdoor, among people, sportive, teaching skills, tourism. I figured out that being Golf Teaching Professional would be the perfect job for me. To become this I had and have to learn to play golf at a professional level. For that you have to train and play a lot. And that is what I am going to do.
Every day for a minimum of 365 Days!