Greetings Golfers,

Yesterday, golf courses in Wisconsin got the green-light from their governor to open-up … according to safety regulations.

Obviously, we golf course operators in Minnesota hope the green-light flashes our way … soon. When the weather is nice, we have more people walking the course than we do on a normal day of golf. Putting a golf club in their hand wouldn’t hurt social distancing … it would probably spread them further apart!

Golf is such a great game. We can play it all of our life – no matter our physical condition. A few years ago, I helped give golf lessons to disabled military veterans at a course in South Carolina. These guys and gals were beyond amazing. You think you need the perfect swing to play golf? Hardly. These people had found ways to make it work that you couldn’t imagine – you’d have to see it to believe it.

And that’s true for most of us. Not as extreme … but most of us aren’t in perfect shape, really strong, super flexible, with flawless timing, and great feel. However, we can find a way to hit a golf ball with a golf club well enough to play the game.

I just heard that a course on the Wisconsin border filled their Saturday tee sheet in 45 minutes. Not exactly shocking.

If you are in a state that is playing golf – lucky you! And for those of us who aren’t … let’s not take it for granted when we can tee-it-up.

Remember this verse from that Joni Mitchell song:

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Better not start paving golf courses!

Take care,

Tom Abts
GM/Head PGA Professional

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