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Happy Birthday FJ Community!

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    I feel slightly embarrassed to be slow and off my game by three days on this huge occasion. Its what happens when the "job thingy" gets in the way.

    That said, a huge Happy Birthday to all of us, everyone. To FJ, for really building the engine and enabling us, and trusting us, to engage on a daily basis. And to the Community at large, for continuing to engage in positive and fun dialogs. It has truly been an epic journey.

    Over a morning cup of coffee out here in SoCal, watching the sun rise over the Saddleback Mountains, I have taken about 45 minutes to reminisce over the 5 pages of previous birthday wishes. I read through the thoughts, observations, and comments made by the various assembled community members. I have reflected a great deal, as I am wont to do. I also read Chris' recount of the community from 5 years ago. I remember vividly talking to folks about how crazy good this place was, and wondering aloud how long it would last. And here we are, a full five years later, growing and thriving, just like our benefactors at Foot Joy.

    In the past 5 years, FJ has moved through a sale from their previous ownership, and thrived in ways that don't always happen in an economy as we've had. The ongoing product development has been inspiring, with new shoe offerings coming year on year. And the fashions! It has been only a little over 3 years since FJ dove into their Collections lines, and anyone who has been here has seen the tremendous innovation here over and over! The shirts, sweaters, pullovers, socks, and...... everything just keeps getting better and better. Each and every product line. Each and every season. Each and every year.

    Like any meaningful birthday or anniversary, I have reflected on where the collective "we" were, and where we are today. Certainly a ton has changed for me in my family and personal/professional life, the least of which is moving to the left coast. Never would have seen that in a million years. Over the past 5 years I've also bee fortunate to meet and befriend well over 25 people that I would never have known were it not for this place, this community. Folks from coast to coast and around the world, all joined because of the FJC.

    And on that point.... Beyond what happens in the written community, where we passionately share our love of all things FJ, there is an even deeper bond that many of us has developed. I've been so fortunate to develop very deep ad meaningful friendships with a great many FJA's over the years. Again, were it not for this place, there is no way I would have had that good fortune.

    I look forward to reading this musings again each year, and enjoying the next 5 years with as much enthusiasm as these past 1,825 days. Onward!

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    It's been an awesome year for me and thanks to FJ and everyone in the community......just a few words from the Fab Four.....which is my favorite birthday song ever.....FJ rocks.....................

    They say it's your birthday

    We're gonna have a good time

    I'm glad it's your birthday

    Happy birthday to you.

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    Amazing to think it has been 5 years already! Work has kept me off the site a little more than I would like these past few months, but it is a daily treat for me to view the topics and comments being made, many times by people I truely call great friends. Thank you always to FJ and team for starting this amazing site, but real thanks go to the people who post everyday for keeping it alive and growing the members. To many more years!

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    Happy Birthday FJC ! Whether recognized on the exact day or not the Energy of the FJC  is amazing and continues to pulsate the  'Mark of A Player'… Delighted to be a part of this distinguished Group and look forward to another enlivening mile stone...

    So to honor this 5 year mark go out and pick up the traditional gift  - a new ‘Wood’ in celebration !

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    As we approach our 6th birthday, I wanted to bring this post back to the top so the members that have joined us in the last year can see where this craziness all started.

    We have grown again over the past year. We have added a few new Ambassadors and quite a few new residents. The contributions continue to be informative and positive. It is such a pleasure that we do not have the typical negative vibe of some other sites out there. The amount of mutual respect that our residents have for each other is unparalleled!

    The growth of the Community is a joint venture; the members providing insightful and polite  thoughts and opinions while our host enables us to have the forum to voice our comments, questions and concerns.

    Again, I want to thank our friends at FootJoy for hosting all of us. The direct line of communication that they have provided us is not heard of in any other industry. they offer us some interesting glimpses at the future of the products and are very open with answers to our questions.

    It is really nice to see that quite a few of us, both members and FJ Staff, that were here at the beginning are still here and involved.

    Thank You and Happy Birthday!

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    19hole
    As we approach our 6th birthday, I wanted to bring this post back to the top so the members that have joined us in the last year can see where this craziness all started.

    We have grown again over the past year. We have added a few new Ambassadors and quite a few new residents. The contributions continue to be informative and positive. It is such a pleasure that we do not have the typical negative vibe of some other sites out there. The amount of mutual respect that our residents have for each other is unparalleled!

    The growth of the Community is a joint venture; the members providing insightful and polite  thoughts and opinions while our host enables us to have the forum to voice our comments, questions and concerns.

    Again, I want to thank our friends at FootJoy for hosting all of us. The direct line of communication that they have provided us is not heard of in any other industry. they offer us some interesting glimpses at the future of the products and are very open with answers to our questions.

    It is really nice to see that quite a few of us, both members and FJ Staff, that were here at the beginning are still here and involved.

    Thank You and Happy Birthday!

    Have to second your thoughts above, have not been as active over the last few months with life getting in the way, but still love coming to this site and catching up with old friends. Best interactive place to talk about all things golf on the web, period. FJ has done a fantastic job, as have all of the people who make this site what it is.

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    I agree this is a great community. I go to other sites and look at the comments and it gets so bad that I don't even bother.

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    What a great sentiment!  It's always great to come across the old posts and see how things were and see the personalities who haven't changed at all in six years!

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    THE BARD STRIKES AGAIN.

    SO VERY WELL STATED RANDY.

    THIS GROUP MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO ME AND FOOTJOY IS OWED A HUGE THANK YOU FROM ME.

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ALL,,,,,,,,,,,,,,AND MANY MORE.

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    Wow, 6 years. Glad to have all of you as a part of my life!

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    6 years for the FJC, five years here for me.  Still enjoy visiting the site, reading everyone's comments, and pushing the love for everything FJ.  Unmatched in the golf community, in every way.

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    Good times have pasted after another year.  Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.  Thanks to everyone for helping spend my time wisely.  Kudos to all and FJ.  

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    6 years, time flies by. I have been a little busy this past year and have not posted much, but I do check occassionally to see what's going on. Thanks FJ.

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    Happy Birthday FJ Community forum!!  Great to see so many familiar faces on the early pages of this post and the products/members keep getting better with age!!

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    I've only been here for 2 of the 6 years, and it has been a great ride.  Better late than never!  I have really enjoyed the interaction with everybody and thanks to FootJoy for making this possible for all of us.