Protecting Your Golf Course

The weather this spring is extremely hard on the my home golf Course of Osprey Links. The maintenance team is working extremely hard to elevate our course into awesome playing condition. As they work diligently to fix the extensive damage, I believe that it is every golfers responsibility to care for the course and help protect it from further damage. There are many ways to help and as a habit, we should adopt all of them!

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Cart Path Only Please

This article is a little late coming, but it is relevant for those players still hitting the links. I am strong defender of my golf course. I replace divots (my own and others), fix multiple ball marks on the green, pick up garbage and rake sand traps. If I want Osprey Links Golf Course to be ready for when I break par, it needs a little care to keep it pristine. Unfortunately, there is one rule many players do not follow and it is keeping to the cart path when instructed to do so by the course management! Continue reading

The Cost of Golf Just Doubled!

Yup, you heard me right; the cost of golf just doubled! It is the strangest thing and no matter where you are in the world, this phenomenon happens all the time! It is the strangest thing, you walk into the club house to pay your green fees and you have to dig deeper and deeper to find the correct amount of coin to be allowed on the links. It is absolutely crazy, but no one seems to notice! Continue reading

Does Your Local Golf Course Meet Your Needs

Well, golf season is almost upon those of us in norther climes. It is not time to determine where we want to spend our hard cash to ensure we are receiving the most value for our buck. I have looked at my local courses and I believe I have chosen the one that best suits my needs. Have you? Continue reading

Lightning on the Golf Course

Not sure this is the best idea of a metal building in a field as a shelter from a lightning storm!

As a golfer, one of our biggest fears is being caught in a lightning storm. For some, it is not the fact that being hit is very bad or dangerous to our health, but the fact they cannot finish their round. When talking about lightning, most of us over the age of 35 are thinking of the famous scene of Bill Murray and the Padre playing golfing in hurricane like conditions. Well, fortunately, I have never played in such conditions and never plan too. How about you? Continue reading