Greetings Golfers,

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably survived Black Friday. I just read an article saying that since 2006, 11 people have died and more than 100 have been injured while shopping on Black Friday. The biggest cause of injury has been a Stampede … closely followed by Pepper Spray … Shooting comes in 3rd but leads in cause of death. Brawl and Stabbing are also big categories. The video shown as part of the article is pretty horrific (and “humorous” in a sick way) … it looks like those statistics were from that video alone.

From what I read, it doesn’t appear that shopping at golf stores is very dangerous … the culprits seem to be big box stores … and just after the doors open.

I like Thanksgiving – hopefully you enjoyed it yesterday. Maybe the craziness of Black Friday is a result of people not having a good Thanksgiving, so they take out their frustration the next day while shopping. Maybe a family member hogged all of the dressing … or mixed something gross into the cranberries. Who knows? Maybe somebody brought up politics at the table!

Well, hopefully you’re just relaxing. Whether that means savoring an enjoyable Thanksgiving … or relieved that you survived a sometimes stressful event.

I’m definitely relaxing and resting. In fact, I’m taking it easy to get ready for the big game tomorrow between the Gophers and the Badgers. Our home will be anxiously watching the game with rabid supporters of both the Maroon & Gold and the Red & White.

Hopefully, it won’t turn into the violence that I read about Black Friday!


Tom Abts
GM/Head PGA Professional

Deer Run Golf Club
8661 Deer Run Drive
Victoria, MN 55386
(952) 443-2351