Running A Match Play Event At The Mattawa Golf and Ski Resort

As in years past, I am running a fun, members only, stroke match play event at the Mattawa Golf and Ski Resort starting 9 August. This year’s event is free and the prize is bragging rights. Because I am new to the Mattawa course, I am a bit late getting things off the ground. We are only running a stroke event because it is no way to confirm the players handicaps. Regardless, it should be a fun time and the draw will be determined at random once I have gather all the names.

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Honoured To Play In A Two Day Golf Event

On Tuesday and Wednesday last, I was invited to join an fantastic group of golfers who have connections to my new home town of Mattawa, Ontario, Canada. I met the organizer, Paul, a year before I moved to Mattawa and he invited me to join this annual trip to Pembroke, Ontario. This year 64 friends congregated at the Oaks of Cobden Golf Course and Pembroke Golf Course to share stories, remember the good ole days, have a few libations, and play golf. As this was my first year, I marveled at the camaraderie that in some cases goes back 60 years! It was a fantastic way to start off my golf season and I am already looking forward to next year’s event!

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Opening A Can Of Whoop…..

Golf is gentlemen’s game where strict (usually) adherence to etiquette. We always try our best to score low and close out match play rounds to the best of our abilities. There are times when we are the receiving end of a beat down, but there are a few instances where we are the players leading the pack. I often wonder in golf if there is ever a time where our play is so demoralizing to our opponents that they just throw in the towel early. In other words, we have opened a can of whoop…. and might seem disingenuous.

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My Golf Season Is Quickly Coming To An End

I realize that it is only the first of September, but around here the weather quickly changes. Thus, my play takes a dramatic turn to the left and I play less and less. Additionally, the temperatures can very between the middle of the night and morning, that we will be playing on golf course that is constantly wet with dew. Of course, we may get second summer, but that will not change the fact that it is time for me to start shifting my focus from playing golf to preparing for winter. Can you see my sad face as I write this last line. 😦

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Owning Your Golf Shot

Owning our golf shot is one of the most difficult aspects of playing. We keep score and because of this do not always take ownership of our score. Golfers will forever blame as many outside influences to their poor luck as possible. I have done this in the past, but rarely do I do now; I generally react to a poor result with some frustration, but do not blame anyone but myself. Of course, I do not mind pointing fingers at my playing partners from time to time, but that is for fun than anything else. 🙂

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