Just Another Day On The Links

I would like to think that today was going to be just another day on the links. Unfortunately, my golf season has come to a screeching halt. Due to the rise in COVID cases, our province has made the tough decision to expand the stay at home order including closing all golf courses. Go figure, after shooting a 75 last time out, I will have to wait at least 30 days before the golf courses will be open in our area. I have admit that I am very disappointed, but understand the reason for the government’s decision. I guess the next question is now what?

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My First Round Went As Expected – Sort Of

My first round of golf for 2021 is in the books. On Monday past, Blair, Rick, Fernando and I teed up for the first of many rounds to come. We had three seasons of golf in one round starting with a cool fall breezy conditions, then warm sunny summer conditions, and finally cool spring rainy weather. It is a good thing I was prepared for all three. Not to worry, the weather was a non-factor for me because I was grateful to be golfing. For the most part, my round was great fun and I met most of my expectations.

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Are You Being A Grateful Golfer?

When you hit the links, are you being a grateful golfer? Some of you reading todays article have a tee time for later (lucky you). Some of us have to go into our cold garage, start a fire, wait for the temperature to rise, and hit balls into a net. While others, sit at home patiently waiting for the golf courses to open. Regardless of your situation, it is still possible to be a grateful golfer!

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Respect For Golf Course Superintendents

Care and maintenance of a golf course is an easy thing, right? Well, think about your yard and the amount of work (or not) you perform to keep it looking beautiful. Now, multiply those tasks by 1000%, then have all your neighbours come over everyday and critic your work. If you can envision this, then you are just dealing with the tip of the iceberg that golf superintendents deal with on a daily basis. Their love of their job has to outweigh the other “stuff they have to deal with” that most most golfers never see and should never see. A good superintendent is worth their weight in gold, great superintendents are priceless!

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365 Reasons To Talk Golf

After another stint of 365 straight articles, one would think that I would have a diminished interest to talk about golf. I am happy to say that this is not the case and with the New Year just around the corner, I usually gear up of another run towards the start of my golf season. Yup, it is time to focus on the important aspect of my golf training and writing about golf keeps the fires of my golf desire stoked. Having said all that, what does it really mean?

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