I am playing golf at Seguin Valley Golf Club on Tuesday. I have never played this track, but it comes highly recommended by some of the players I met during the Senior Men’s Ryder Cup matches last week. I am going down on Monday to stay overnight in one of the cabins to enjoy the entire Seguin Valley experience.
I was a way for work the past few days, but I did have the opportunity to play a round of golf at the old stomping grounds the Roundel Glen Golf Course. When I first walked into the pro shop I met with a couple familiar faces that made me feel right at home. I chatted with Kim and Mike, the faces of Roundel Glen, and caught up with all the happenings. Unfortunately, I did not see the course superintendent, Jeremy Sizer, to tell him that the course looked great.
The Grateful Golfer – 2016 Year in Review is not as positive as I had hoped. I looked back at my early articles and found that I did not set any hard goals to achieve. After a bit of introspection, I remember thinking that 2016 was a transition year in my life. So, I consciously decided not to add any additional pressure to my life and to enjoy my golfing year.
As in past years, I have one main golf of being a scratch golfer in mind! That has never changed and won’t for the foreseeable future. As I continue to work on my game, my intent is to change only those things that add benefit for reaching my main goal.
Customer service separates just playing golf from a great golfing experience! Most golfers remembers a golf course, but the real treasure is when they remember the golfing experience at a golf course.
You know what I mean. From the moment you drive on to the property until the time you leave, you are treated with respect and a feeling of welcome. Many large resorts bend over backwards to have everything at your fingertips. They have a large operating budget and you also pay for this type of quality service. However, the golfing experience I am referring too follows this same business model, yet on a smaller scale!
Recently, I retired from 32+ years of active full-time service in the Royal Canadian Air Force. My career was exciting and, looking back, went by very quickly. On that note, my wife and I have decided to move to North Bay to be near family and to embark on a new journey. With this in mind, on Wednesday past, I played my last official round as a member at Roundel Glen Golf Course.
After 3 years of great golf, I was invited to play my final round with my friend Mac. With time on my hands, we teed it up in the middle of the morning (because I had time). As we approached the first tee, we were joined by the Club Pro, Jay Masters, and a single named Gord. After shaking hands and quick intros, it was time to play some golf!