Adios Mi Amigos
By Kickntrue on 9/23/11
The past five years have been the best of my life, personally and professionally. I've been blessed with health, a wonderful wife, and beautiful and energetic son (plus twins on the way!). While many twenty-somethings struggle with finding work that makes them happy (and in some cases even having a job), I've had the amazing experience of waking up each morning excited for what I get to do. Whether it's create a new product or feature, or writing about the day's odd and interesting golf news, I've never been disappointed with what I can do. It has never felt like a job.
As many of you know, oobgolf was sold two years ago to SkyGolf, makers of SkyCaddie. SkyGolf has been nothing short of great, and has allowed me to continue my passion of creating the best golf tracking experience available on the web, all while working hand in hand with their teams and getting to contribute ideas to the #1 Rangefinder In Golf. Sure, it's a marketing line- but I absolutely believe that statement with all of my heart, and the experiences and lessons I've learned while working at SkyGolf have been invaluable. I'm also really happy for you guys- because the transition to SkyGolf means the site is no longer reliant on two cousins working out of home offices. oobgolf is in good hands and will continue to operate, with Nathan Trifone at the helm.
I'll soon be be moving to Orlando, Florida. My wife and I have family there, and another amazing adventure awaits.
The beauty of oobgolf is it's social and while I don't know many of you by name and face, I certainly feel like I know who you are. I may have to give up my admin rights to the site- but I still get to be "Kickntrue." While I won't be writing the stories or thinking up new features, I'll certainly be around to rip the grammar and give my feedback. Heck- I may even send in an article or two for the "oobers rock" columns and see if I'm any good at this stuff.
Thank you guys so much! You made oobgolf matter, and will continue to be what makes it great. The encouragement we received, especially early on in the project is what gave use the energy and motivation to take the site from a pet project you get bored with in a year, to being the largest golf social network on the web. You guys truly rock and while I'm thrilled about what lies ahead, there is a large part of me that will always be at oobgolf.
Always an oober,
Andrew Brown, aka Kickntrue
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We all know you'll still be around buddy. :) maybe you can play a few rounds with Player since you're moving out there right? take care!
I was initially drawn to Oob by your interesting take on the world of golf and steady hand on Oob's tiller. Best of luck in your new endeavors and keep contributing. Hope to meet you someday at the WAHC!
Vaya con Dios, amigo.
Best of luck in your new endeavors... Offer still stands, look me up if you're ever in Guadalajara, Mexico and are in the mood for a round of golf (or two).
Good luck Andrew, I love the site you built and hope sky golf keeps it going or merges it data and all into their offering at the same price. Have fun in Orlando, Year round golf ftw.
I've only been here less than a week, but I really appreciate the effort you put into making this site what it is. I've looked for something similar off and on for years and just never liked anything that was out there until I found oobgolf. Good luck!
Andrew, I too was drawn to oob because of you. Thank you for all you did and best of luck to you and your family. My Son lives in Lake Mary so you may get an email about me coming to Florida and teeing it up!!! God Bless You...
Hope to meet up with you some day, good luck.
I've been a happy user for years so thanks for everything you've done! Best of luck with your next adventure.
Man you'll be missed, it is the down to earth feel of this site that makes it rock. I hope skygolf doesn't ruin that. So what new adventures are you about to begin, if you can share?
Happy Trails.....!....Best Wishes to you and your family.
This site has personality, and I hope that remains! Good luck and be proud that you created something special...
I love this site. I'm a PGA pro's son. We own our own shop. I really don't follow the golfing world very closely. This site has helped me. This site makes the news fun. Always enjoy reading the stories. Y'all make if fun. Good luck Andrew. Gonna miss you man.
This site is your legacy -- for the first time, players had easy access to actual, valuable, MEANINGFUL data regarding their game and the courses they play, without relying on some archaic, central "USGA Official Handicap" system. And it's damn fun, too. Thank you for creating that! Good luck with your next adventure.
best of luck! appreciate all your efforts and will continue to support oob.
and sorry to be the grammar police: it should be "MIS" amigos ;)
Matt F says:
Andrew, what you guy's have accomplished with this site, is what all of this type should aspire to be. Friendly, helpful, not full of your own importance and a good level of camaraderie.
Good luck with your new adventure, whatever it involves. And thank you.
You Rock! oobgolf is awesome! you will be missed. Good Luck!
Bernie Duffer says:
All the best! I truly appreciate what you have done with oobgolf.
Nate is in charge now??? Anyways, good luck Mr Brown.
Bryan K says:
I don't know what to say. Nathan's hole in one with your clubs couldn't have been THAT bad. Yeah....this site is your legacy. It was a truly revolutionary idea. I hope you were rewarded well for your efforts here because I'll be honest. When I found this site, I was looking at trying to make one just like it. But when I found yours, I realized I didn't have a prayer. I've never looked back.
vaya con golf
Kurt the Knife says:
adventures await. good fortunes to you.
Thank you and best of luck in your new adventure.
Thanks for everything Andrew. Good luck! Nathan in charge, yikes!
Best of luck to you and yours.
Bryan K says:
Oh....and BTW....since you're the grammar nazi, the correct way to title this post would be "adios mis amigos".
Thanks for all your hard work and good luck.
Best of luck, thanks for everything! You may receive a message when some of us head to Orlando for the yearly golf trip, just a heads up.
Good Luck Muchacho! Find some of Tiger's old holes and post some picks! HA
I started on Oob a few years back, same as many was drawn to the 'net' conversation on articles and postings, well still here and plan on being here for as long as Oob is around.
In short - Oob is a great success and if your next venture is anything like this one, you'll be too busy being a country club snob to even worry about us... ;)
Thanks for all the hard work on making this an amazing site!
I don't even remember why I started on this site, but since I've been here, I've really enjoyed it. That's for your efforts and Good Luck.
Thanks guys. I greatly appreciate all of the kind words. In honor of bad grammar I'm not going to fix the title.
I'm always late to the show. Didn't realize you were leaving. Good luck to you. Oob is a great site and is one of my start up tabs whenever I launch my browser. Hopefully you're new job will let you enjoy both programming and golf...
Good luck to you!
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