012 – The Friars Club (feat. Don Bostic)


The Friars Club

Featuring Don Bostic

In The Friars Golf Club, they take trips to great golf destinations with others who share a passion for golf and travel. They believe golf is mostly about with whom you play. With 550 members from 40 states and 11 countries, their members ages range from 17 to 85, have scratch and not-so-scratch abilities, and are comprised of members from private clubs and members who play at public courses – they all share one thing in common which happens to be the club’s only rule . . .

Show Notes

Guest: Don Bostic

Key Take-Away’s From This Episode:

  1. Founded in 1994, there is only one rule that goes with the Friars Club – You’ll have to listen to find out! But, everyone is welcome with a common love for the game of golf.
  2. Many of the members of the Friars Club share the experience of their own private clubs with the broader membership through day events and informal hosting
  3. The Friar’s membership is very welcoming to all skill levels and strives to make each trip as streamlined as possible to maximize the full experience of the destination

Key Resources Mentioned:

  • Most trips are over three days with an opening dinner on Thursday night and a closing dinner following the last round on Saturday
  • Trips vary quite a bit from “golf only” at some resorts (Sand Valley, Bandon Dunes, Cabot Links, etc.) to taking in some of the local flavor and offerings while visiting destinations (Pinehurst, Turning Stone, etc)
  • The Friars membership fosters a sense of comaradery and an ability to network with like-minded people who enjoy the game of golf!

Guest Give-Away:

Mention The Golf Trip Authority Podcast and receive…

  • Don and The Friars Club has a VERY special discount off the initiation fee! Just mention the podcast when joining to redeem.

Guest Contact Information:

  • The Friars Club website: thefriars.com
  • Instagram: @friarsgolfclub
  • Executive Director Don Bostic: 910-639-2712 | Don@thefriars.com

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