This week marks the beginning of the annual PGA Tour sweep through Florida …including stops at PGA National, Doral, Innisbrook, Lake Nona, and Bay Hill - all tune-ups for the April bloom date in Georgia. So let’s say hello again to palm trees, white sand, grainy bermudagrass greens and lots of liquid trouble.
I confess that I am less intrigued these days by watching the PGA Tour on TV than in previous years. Aside from the Open Championship and being serenaded on my sofa by the guitar music of the Masters (is there a better afternoon nap, interrupted occasionally by chirping birds or gallery roars?), I tend to take a pass on most tournament coverage these days, much the same as I do the NBA.
I have to ask all of you golf enthusiasts…. How many of you are also keen to wet a line? In all of my travels and years in the golf industry, perhaps one of the most surprising facts I have noticed are the masses who seem to have a mutual spirited admiration for both sports. What’s more is the amazing connection that those in the golf industry seem to share with fishing.
Long has been the debate over the perceived push for longer courses or the accommodation thereof in the game. Frankly, this turns into a much broader topic than should be attempted in one post, but let’s take a shot and see where this goes.