You know that saying “April showers bring May flowers”? Well, I think for Minnesota it should be “May showers bring June flowers”. We’re about a month north of most of the country. But, a little rain shouldn’t stop your golf plans. Monday and Tuesday the report was for rain … it missed us and we were fine. But because of this phobia inspired by an over active media to heighten the threat of storms, people waste valuable beautiful Minnesota days.
So, every year I send the following:
Did you ever see the episode of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM when Larry accused the weatherman of manipulating the weather reports so he can have the golf course all to himself?
Did you also know that episode was based on fact and that all weathermen manipulate their weather reports to keep people off the golf courses?
Well, maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit … but not much.
Bad weather makes news. Bad weather keeps everyone tuned in. I get that weathermen have a responsibility and safety concerns. However, if it’s not life-threatening such as a tornado …make your tee times dependent on your schedule – not the weather reports. And, if it’s too nasty of weather – just cancel. In fact, we’d prefer if you don’t cancel. It doesn’t help us. You can decide at the last minute. Try it … if it’s not fun … get a raincheck, refund, etc.
We’re not trying to take advantage of you trying to play golf in bad weather. I’ve heard of golf courses that won’t give rain checks if you play one hole – that’s not us. We’re not like that. We’ll do whatever is fair. And, we’ll error on the side of getting you on the golf course. That’s what we do. We want people to play golf. We don’t do all of this work just so people can drive by and say “What a beautiful golf course.”
You’re under no risk making a reservation to play golf. And you’re under no risk trying to play if it looks like rain.
Remember those old Alka-Seltzer ads: “Try it – you’ll like it.”
Golf will fix any ailment better than Alka-Seltzer.
So … “Try it – you’ll like it!”
GM/Head PGA Professional