Today’s article is a bit of a public service announcement, a bit funny (at least I think), and a bit of tip for beginner golfers. I understand that this is a bit of long shot, yet I think after you read my article you will see that I hit the mark. First, let me offer the suggestion that around the golf course there are many amenities that many golfers either do not understand what they are for or just don’t use them…..properly. I am not trying to point fingers at anyone, but during my last round I witnessed something that made me laugh and shake my head at the same time.
My story all starts with this picture on the left. I was getting ready for my round and was standing near my golf cart. I was mentally preparing for my stroke play match (which I won) and relaxing. As I was standing in front of the club house waiting for Fernando show up, a gentlemen used the spike cleaner at the door.
Now, for those beginners who do not know what the contraption on the left is, well it is a spike cleaner. It is used to remove the grass and mud from the soles of your shoes. The very interesting aspect of a spike cleaner is that you are supposed use the device before you enter into the club house.
The reason we use the spike cleaner before going into the clubhouse is that keeps the excess grass from inside the clubhouse. Also, when the soles of shoes are full of grass and stuff the floors are very slippery and potentially dangerous. Thus, it is customary to clean our shoes with the odd looking device before entering the building.
I figure you know where this is going. The gentlemen I saw using the spike cleaner, stated to his friends after coming out of the clubhouse that he was not ready for the back nine.
He cleaned his shoes after coming out of the clubhouse! Yup, I may be the only person who thinks that this a funny / crazy, in my mind the spike cleaner is supposed to used before you enter the clubhouse. Safety and cleanliness are my reasons and I stand by them! This whole situation tickled my funny bone.
As you can see, I hit my mark about this article being a public service announcement, a bit funny, and a bit of tip for beginner golfers. That is my story for today, but I have to ask when (if) you use the spike cleaner?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!