First my apologies for the lack of posts, things moving along at a hectic pace and sometimes hard to keep control of.
Golf Balls….We are very active and have been throughout, have been visiting new territories checking out golf courses and fields adjacent to areas of interest we have covered more than 300 miles but the rewards have been far better than expected, we have been retrieving on average around 40/60 per day just along the fence lines of courses, our visits to the fields and walkways which i add are all legal thorough fares are returning huge results with one days pickings from 1 field resulted in over 140 balls in less than 40 minutes, and what a great range of balls were returned…Nike i am pleased to say have popped up overall winners in the week returning a great 72% strike rate,was really happy to find so many Nike balls, it is also pleasing to find so many logo balls back in the mix, have some very interesting ones making appearance, my good friend in America will be delighted as he collects all balls associated with Banks and Finance Companies…these should make him happy.
Vending Machines…Very pleased that the machines are being used at the locations we have, we have also launched the 1st machine with garage forecourts and will be responsible for servicing and maintaining stock levels throughout the year.
Hopefully more business will generate through to Garages in time, we also have other good interest from a franchise outlet to follow through and then there is the good old fashioned english pub that attracts so many golfers through regulars or passing trade. We have to build on this slowly and do things properly.
Very Interesting….A call from a guy enquiring about golf balls…here is part of the conversation….Hello is that Tilly-Miss…Yes can i help you….. my friend brought some golf balls before xmas…ok…you sold him some in a can with a picture of your dog….oh yes i can remember…well i want to order 100 golf balls but only if they are in a can with a picture of the dog otherwise i do not want them ok…..ok can i ask why you want them in a can….well my children have fallen head over heels in love with your tilly-miss and now they have taken the can to school and all the children want to start collecting the pictures….So a deal was struck and the balls are in the post…amazing what grips the imagination of children and adults…the simple things in life….(PS…My lawyer is watching…Tilly-Miss is a “Registered Trademark”)
Tilly-Miss has been working great today alone within 15 minutes 8 great golf balls were retrieved from some very prickly areas i could not reach, she is getting good walks daily despite the terrible weather and the wife shouting because her feet are dirty after a walk….but she realises that i am heading away to europe tonight and has seen my bag packed…so at the moment she is sulking…i have to go and do some work which has been kindly offered to me, it will be sad to go and i will miss tilly but i also need to get some space away on my own…but not long away and will be back shortly.
So that is how things have been….hectic and very busy…so take care and will be back soon until then goodbye…tilly xx