Any golfer will tell you that they watch the weather; if they say they do not, then I would suggest they are pulling your leg. Changes in the temperature have a direct impact on how we approach each round. In fact, where I live in Canada, the weather can change drastically in the course of a round. But, the shift from fall to winter signals a change in thinking where golf falls down my list of things to do. I know it sounds sad, but that is the reality of living in colder climes.
After the turtle paced change in weather, we were hit with a bit storm yesterday where we lost power for about 18 hours. This was the longest time the power has been out since we moved to our new home last fall, but it is something we plan for and so, our generator hums in the background as I write this post. Additionally, I woke up to this lovely sight this morning:
I bet your are wondering how my current weather trials affects my golf game since I have put the sticks away for the season. Well, that is a great question. The change in weather drives my thinking towards what chores I need to accomplish before I can set up my DYI driving net in the garage. Many of you would suggest I should have accomplish this task already, however preparing for the change in weather takes a fair bit of time and effort.
As I plan carve out the hitting area and prepare for a few months of hitting golf balls, the change in weather forces me to focus on more important chores like getting gas, putting things away, winterizing my house, etc. The cold weather identifies things that I have missed to day, so off I go. Hence the preparations for winter virtually stop all golf plans or ideas. The sudden change in weather happens every year around this time and I am prepared, but it does not dampen my dismay for having to put my golf plans on hold. Alas, such is life and I am still grateful for all my blessings.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!