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Title: IGANZ China Event
Post by: aliengolfrep on November 12, 2018, 05:51:37 PM
Does anybody know how large the field is for the China event? That’s a pretty promising purse! What are the odds....

https://iganz.co.nz/events/global-infinity-series/
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: beasty on November 13, 2018, 05:39:36 AM
HOPE EVERYONE HITS IT WAY WONG
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: toddo77 on November 14, 2018, 09:27:10 AM
From what I'm seeing and being told as of YESTERDAY Nov 13 2018 they still had not secured Mission Hills as a site/facility and were still working on that...   
event is only a week away and you still don't know where the grid will be or whats needed for logistics to set up event... 
 SCARY if your one who's already booked flights, hotel , travel visa , rental car and made plans...   
 such unknowns should not be still in the air a week before event is set to be held...   
why cant anyone get these questions answered by someone from IGANZ or WLDA if they are still staying affiliated with this group...

Toddo


>> From: <bradr@iganz.com.au>
>> Date: November 13, 2018 at 6:16:29 AM EST
>> To:

>> Cc: "'Jason Atkins'" <longdriver@live.com.au>, "'Olna Ford - IGANZ'" <olna@iganz.co.nz>
>> Subject: Global Infinity Series
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>> Hello all,
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>> Please find attached the hitting format for China.
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>> As you are aware, the lead up to this historical event has been everything but smooth in recent weeks.  Despite what people may be hearing I ask that we let Olna continue to deal directly with the heads of Mission Hills.
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>> One thing that has not changed is that the prize pool sticks no matter what.  It is late afternoon in China at present and Olna is pushing very hard to secure Mission Hills as the venue at an executive level despite the previous misfortunes.  We have English speaking people in Haikou that have secured a plan B venue if Mission Hills and Olna cannot comes to terms.
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>> This has been a very testing couple of weeks and the blood, sweat and tears put in by the team and especially Olna has been nothing short of exhausting.  I understand there has been frustration amongst the playing group in regards to players information and we understand, however we have had to prioritise other important matters.
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>> We thank you for your patience so far and we respectfully ask that at this time to fully focus on your training so everyone is rip ready for the tee box.  This event is very important to Iganz and will go ahead.
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>> We will let you know the minute we find out in regards to the venue.
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>> Kind regards
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>> Brad Russell
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>> Australia
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>> IGANZ
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>> +61 457 516 573
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>> www.iganz.com.au
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Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on November 14, 2018, 02:12:47 PM
From what I'm seeing and being told as of YESTERDAY Nov 13 2018 they still had not secured Mission Hills as a site/facility and were still working on that...   
event is only a week away and you still don't know where the grid will be or whats needed for logistics to set up event... 
 SCARY if your one who's already booked flights, hotel , travel visa , rental car and made plans...   
 such unknowns should not be still in the air a week before event is set to be held...   
why cant anyone get these questions answered by someone from IGANZ or WLDA if they are still staying affiliated with this group...

Toddo


>> From: <bradr@iganz.com.au>
>> Date: November 13, 2018 at 6:16:29 AM EST
>> To:

>> Cc: "'Jason Atkins'" <longdriver@live.com.au>, "'Olna Ford - IGANZ'" <olna@iganz.co.nz>
>> Subject: Global Infinity Series
>>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> 
>>
>> Please find attached the hitting format for China.
>>
>> 
>>
>> As you are aware, the lead up to this historical event has been everything but smooth in recent weeks.  Despite what people may be hearing I ask that we let Olna continue to deal directly with the heads of Mission Hills.
>>
>> 
>>
>> One thing that has not changed is that the prize pool sticks no matter what.  It is late afternoon in China at present and Olna is pushing very hard to secure Mission Hills as the venue at an executive level despite the previous misfortunes.  We have English speaking people in Haikou that have secured a plan B venue if Mission Hills and Olna cannot comes to terms.
>>
>> 
>>
>> This has been a very testing couple of weeks and the blood, sweat and tears put in by the team and especially Olna has been nothing short of exhausting.  I understand there has been frustration amongst the playing group in regards to players information and we understand, however we have had to prioritise other important matters.
>>
>> 
>>
>> We thank you for your patience so far and we respectfully ask that at this time to fully focus on your training so everyone is rip ready for the tee box.  This event is very important to Iganz and will go ahead.
>>
>> 
>>
>> We will let you know the minute we find out in regards to the venue.
>>
>> 
>>
>> 
>>
>> Kind regards
>>
>> 
>>
>>    
>>
>> Brad Russell
>>
>> Australia
>>
>> IGANZ
>>
>> m:
>>    
>>
>> +61 457 516 573
>>
>> w:
>>    
>>
>> www.iganz.com.au
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           Unreal......So whoever is reading this and planned on going, what are your thoughts. ?
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on November 15, 2018, 12:28:13 PM
So let's see..........400k event? Not a word on here about anybody going or knowing anything about it. As big as  Worlds. Lders here compete for 10k and the field is full. But where they are giving away 150k for first, nobody knows anything. 5 days away and the venue isnt locked up yet. Steenberg, Mo. You guys go to everything whats the deal here?
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: toddo77 on November 15, 2018, 12:35:10 PM
Bueller, Bueller, Bueller...

nope just crickets---unreal how the new crew (breed) are so afraid to speak up and BE REAL...  they just keep taking and don't worry about whats being taken from them along the way...   

how could anyone who's got genuine and actual interest in the sport and their own chances to compete be willing to just accept , but have nothing of substance to go on...

First the momentum was diminished with GCs new way and thinking and loss of premier long standing events...
their points system and difficulty for new blood to enter the fray and mix of events by not being point worthy at the start...
European Long Drive group folding now recently...

its unreal...


Toddo 
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: jfk on November 15, 2018, 02:28:54 PM
Guys should start posting numbers like the old days, let the golf channel and everyone else know there’s big bombers out there who ain’t ‘in the show’

It worked somewhat for the current world champion.

Just a thought...
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: The_Power on November 16, 2018, 03:19:01 AM
Wow a $400K purse for an event nobody really knows about ..... maybe there is some life left in this sport after all  :o
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: supajsn98 on November 16, 2018, 08:33:54 AM
Same for the ILDC in Mexico last week. Last year I guess there were 20 teams, this year only 8 due to most of the pros going to China for IGANZ yet I still have no idea how you even get involved in the Mexico team event. I have seen a lot of posts on FB and IG of guys getting ready for or traveling to China for this event and to be honest I haven't heard of half of them.

It's frustrating trying to compete, I know that I will never be able to earn enough points to move up in ranks so I am stuck going to one or two events a year to try and qualify for worlds.

Jason
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: The_Power on November 16, 2018, 05:18:36 PM
I feel for you Jason, this sport is now the polar opposite of the grass roots event it started out as  :P
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on November 17, 2018, 03:33:17 PM
Same for the ILDC in Mexico last week. Last year I guess there were 20 teams, this year only 8 due to most of the pros going to China for IGANZ yet I still have no idea how you even get involved in the Mexico team event. I have seen a lot of posts on FB and IG of guys getting ready for or traveling to China for this event and to be honest I haven't heard of half of them.

It's frustrating trying to compete, I know that I will never be able to earn enough points to move up in ranks so I am stuck going to one or two events a year to try and qualify for worlds.

Jason




And right here is the biggest problem with this sport. This guy can't go to events because he was not 1 of the chosen few
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on November 17, 2018, 03:35:01 PM
I feel for you Jason, this sport is now the polar opposite of the grass roots event it started out as  :P

   Phil, didn't see your comment to Jason. You are correct
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: supajsn98 on November 19, 2018, 09:02:01 AM
I think there have been a lot of positive changes recently, but it is still very much a "who you know" sport and everyone outside the top ~50ish hitters are all in the same boat. Just have to learn to make a name for yourself and self-promote when possible. Will make it that much sweeter when I make worlds this year haha.

Animal, I hear I am right around the corner from you and frequent your old stomping grounds at John Price Park. I think we may have had a conversation at JPP years and years ago.

Jason
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on November 19, 2018, 03:28:28 PM
I will be at John Prince next week.
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Bama.drew on November 20, 2018, 10:47:25 PM
I as well would love to go to events
I wouldn’t  waste my money if I didn’t think I could win
But you gotta have points
You can be lucky enough to snag a play in event spot
If you have a fast internet connection
For a few events
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: supajsn98 on November 21, 2018, 09:05:39 AM
IGANZ event was over before you knew it started...
Congrats to Sandra Carlborg and Jeff Gavin (Masters) on taking home the W's. I hope they post the set #'s. Haven't seen much of anything on the open yet.
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: beasty on November 24, 2018, 06:11:22 AM
IGANZ event was over before you knew it started...
Congrats to Sandra Carlborg and Jeff Gavin (Masters) on taking home the W's. I hope they post the set #'s. Haven't seen much of anything on the open yet.

So there was a 400 grand event and tumbleweed?

Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on November 26, 2018, 06:25:29 AM
?
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: supajsn98 on November 26, 2018, 09:57:46 AM
Open Division Gavin took 2nd (after winning Masters) and Wes Patterson took 1st.
Nice list of top 10 balls but no details on bracket and sets yet. I appreciate the fact that they list driver... this was off a Krank IG post.

408 - Shook - Krank ($10k for longest ball)
402 - Gavin - Krank
402 - Chris Andrews - Krank
401 - Patterson - Callaway
399 - Martin Borgmeier  - Krank and Joe Miller - Callaway
397 - Tait - Krank, Patterson - Callaway and Fast Eddie - Callaway
396 Gavin - Krank
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on November 26, 2018, 03:20:58 PM
Wes Patterson and I are working at the same golf club in Florida next week. Nice win for Wes
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on December 04, 2018, 08:44:01 AM
     Nobody has been paid. 400k purse in middle of nowhere. Heard it was poorly run. Nobody knows who was sponsor. My red flag is up for what it's worth
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: The_Power on December 06, 2018, 03:57:58 AM
Is this another Cabo  :o
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: aliengolfrep on December 06, 2018, 07:35:39 AM
     Nobody has been paid.

Not true. The organizer was paid entry fees, the airlines were paid for flight tickets, the hotels, etc.
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: toddo77 on December 06, 2018, 01:35:32 PM
Bahhh haaa ha Alien
that's right they got their money before the first ball left a tee...

wonder if the winners have been paid or not -----I'm sure Gavin would like BOTH his checks if hes not yet been paid...    hopefully its already happened----but who knows this event was INTERESTING from the get-go!!!

TH
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Cmac on December 06, 2018, 03:33:58 PM
It looked like from what was posted they were getting fans from the crowd, to help call balls and work the grid family and friends  at a event were they payout 400K , I think if people didn't get paid someone would have spoken unless a waiver was signed. but that still is a big purse,,
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on December 07, 2018, 08:58:05 PM
It looked like from what was posted they were getting fans from the crowd, to help call balls and work the grid family and friends  at a event were they payout 400K , I think if people didn't get paid someone would have spoken unless a waiver was signed. but that still is a big purse,,
They HAVE NOT been paid. I know 2 people who went and won money, one guy a TON of money. In contact with both of them. You used the word "if" . No ifs here
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: toddo77 on December 10, 2018, 08:08:49 AM
Yes George
Ive heard the same thing ... NOTHING YET been paid from the promised and promoted $400,000 purse!!!!
They had been told they would be getting their $ on or before by the 8th of Dec---that's now past and the excuses have begun...


pass the corona's sounds like Cabos...

Toddo
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on December 11, 2018, 07:53:21 AM
    The "promise" to be paid date, has been changed for the 2nd time
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: toddo77 on December 11, 2018, 08:55:39 AM
Funny, I am certain it doesn't work that way when trying to get into an event...    Pay to play or don't show up!!!   But they can promise outrageous purses and then not pay the winners or even meet the PROMISED dates to pay TWICE!!!   WTF!!!This is so LD lately ----Pass the KOOLAID!!

Toddo
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on December 13, 2018, 02:55:49 AM
     The "new" date to get "paid" is this Fri. I have my opinion what took place in China but won't give it until next Mon, assuming another "pay date promise" will be coming



Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: beasty on December 13, 2018, 03:54:26 AM
     The "new" date to get "paid" is this Fri. I have my opinion what took place in China but won't give it until next Mon, assuming another "pay date promise" will be coming

Will be back Monday.. 8)
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: toddo77 on December 14, 2018, 09:51:17 AM
Well its now almost 10Am in Canada ----so just about 11pm in China Fri eve--------------anyone have moneys owed transferred into their accts as promised from the IGANZ group again...


TH
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on December 14, 2018, 05:00:24 PM
Well its now almost 10Am in Canada ----so just about 11pm in China Fri eve--------------anyone have moneys owed transferred into their accts as promised from the IGANZ group again...


TH
   


        3rd date change now, tomm is the day.
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: A-ROB on December 16, 2018, 08:13:30 AM
WOW! Hopefully you all had a great trip to China? Maybe they did it for the exposure? Lol
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on December 16, 2018, 08:28:28 AM
       3rd "promise" date has come and gone
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: A-ROB on December 16, 2018, 08:01:40 PM
You think you’d see something on social media about not being paid. Advertising that much $$$ and not paying is prison time worthy! Is anyone barking up iganz social media pages? Or?  I see on iganz Facebook page has all these events and pics but no China event? Interesting?
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Bassgolf on December 16, 2018, 10:27:09 PM
 OK guys I can tell you this  The only flag that is up is as red as the China flag itself !
I have quite a few friends that went over there spent in excess of $4500 on Thanksgiving for a half assed ran event //XXX//ty no dimple range balls  and having people from the crowd call balls ??
 Wow that sounds like a $400,000 event to me !!  And they used 80 compression balls that an 80-year-old man would be using !! Ha!  I just don’t understand people’s motives taking advantage of good people who just want to go compete and want paid when they win money. Any organization that makes people fly across the world and  then gives them a bunch of BS stories and jerks everyone around  needs to be called out period!!  I will tell you this anytime anybody changes The  pay date there’s no good reason it’s because the cash is  not there end of story don’t care what any situation is
 We still haven’t learned from the others that have hosed everyone and never have come through
It’s really sad because you have guys like Bart Hartsell that ran in my opinion one of the best events in long drive history when we were his event we got a check at the end of the event  and everyone was treated very very well..  I will tell you this I hope every single player from this event in China gets paid 100% everything that they’re owed!!!!  But I’ll be honest I think you got a better chance of flying the space shuttle!!
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on December 17, 2018, 09:12:12 AM
    At gym, so I don't have time to respond. Agree with comment above and Bart H. Event
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: A-ROB on December 17, 2018, 11:03:28 AM
So nobody got paid anything?
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: blasian on December 17, 2018, 05:37:37 PM
If it sounds  too good to be true it usually is. Blown away that some of the people went there and spent that time and money without investigating a little bit.
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: blasian on December 17, 2018, 05:45:15 PM
On a side note, I hope they get paid every penny
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Bama.drew on December 17, 2018, 11:15:28 PM
So what’s the latest
Tuesday now 1014 central standard time
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: beasty on December 18, 2018, 04:10:41 AM
16TH AND 17TH dec they were running another event.. so busy busy
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on December 18, 2018, 02:54:30 PM
"Promise" date now after Jan 1
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: beasty on December 19, 2018, 07:09:38 AM
"Promise" date now after Jan 1


I promise to buy everyone a spaceship just after they pay out
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Allen on December 25, 2018, 10:39:00 PM
It always amazes me how organizers can screw over guys that are average 6’4 250 pounds. Eventually one is going to get pissed being used year end year out.  Or maybe it is time a few do
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: SMT on December 26, 2018, 03:54:32 PM
It always amazes me how organizers can screw over guys that are average 6’4 250 pounds. Eventually one is going to get pissed being used year end year out.

Really? Or, collectively, the ones who have been screwed or have repeatedly seen AND heard of these screwings could use whatever grey matter they might have been granted by the Wizard at the end of the Yellow Brick Road and actually no longer continue to participate in such "too good to be true" deals.


Or maybe it is time a few do


Again, Really "tough guy"?

So, jail time, either in a Stateside Institution or better yet, in this instance a Chinese prison is a viable option when pissing away $3,000 and not getting your $375 - 8th place check and sleeve of orange Volvik balls..... Great advice.




Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Allen on December 26, 2018, 08:45:31 PM
Lol......Blow me!
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: A-ROB on December 27, 2018, 11:21:13 PM
I see no problems on iganz Facebook page! All good for them. Still putting on events! I wonder if these other events are being paid out?
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Bassgolf on December 31, 2018, 04:16:55 PM
Well the deadline has come and gone again.  I believe that’s why the event was held where it was held because filing a lawsuit would be very difficult and if there was any money at all they would’ve disbursed it already I feel really bad for the guys that went over there .
Awful
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: beasty on January 01, 2019, 02:33:24 AM
This Morning on LInkedin

Congratulate Olna Ford as Director at Iganz Luxury, loads of congrats and great enjoy the new job
*Thought she was the CEO of the event that was due to pay out?

Seems like that is preparing to say, DO NOT WORK THERE now..

Maybe I am wrong
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on January 02, 2019, 12:21:26 PM
Next deadline has come and gone
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Bama.drew on January 02, 2019, 05:24:51 PM
If the guys never get paid it’s gotta be the biggest screwing in the history of LD
 How much is owed ?? 2,3,4 hundred grand
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Animal on January 02, 2019, 08:30:23 PM
If the guys never get paid it’s gotta be the biggest screwing in the history of LD
 How much is owed ?? 2,3,4 hundred grand
       


Let's start with entry fees, and expenses. I know a guy who is out 5k, just for that.
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: A-ROB on January 04, 2019, 08:12:50 AM
The us government got wind of what happened at Iganz  China. So a travel advisory was put in place to stay out of China!  Lol
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: toddo77 on January 19, 2019, 09:34:50 PM
Why is everyone so afraid to be real and speak up. JJ has posted some great points(on his Twitter acct) ,as well then almost magically they up and disappeared...??  What’s up and why the silent treatment by guys who have usually spoke their mind and backed what they say...  who’s got everyone so panicked to speak suddenly and why...?

Noones been paid yet from IGANZ event in China!   What’s happening with the one they had been planning for Mexico ?

Anyone care to speak up...

Toddo
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Allen on January 20, 2019, 01:46:54 PM
Toddo,

This has become a sport for just the few.  Obviously they got fleeced. Sucks for them. We got fleeced in 09 by John Mamoudis.  No one wanted to say anything since we were hoping we would get paid and the continued changing of payout dates.  Unfortunately these organizers are self absorbed douches.  My guess is this has happened many times in this sport

One modification:  Players have gone behind other players back representing the whole so it’s hard to feel sorry for anyone. They made their bed
Title: Re: IGANZ China Event
Post by: Bama.drew on February 01, 2019, 09:51:03 AM
Remember the hurricane hitters event
A few years ago