I'm looking for a friend.
Here's the deal. My work schedule changed and I'm going to be getting 2 weeks off.
I want to go somewhere warm and play golf over the holidays. I'm not into the Christmas
thing, and family lives in Ontario (cold, snow, no thank you).
The problem is, I work for a not-for-profit environmental organization, which I love, but despite
me working my ass off, I get paid about half of what I would doing the same work in the public or
private sector. Like I said, I love who I work for, it just makes it hard to try and pull off a trip like this.
I'm hoping I can put together an ' I'll scratch your back and you mine'. I live in a pretty special
area near the Vancouver area, called the Sunshine Coast. I commute by a scenic ferry ride, to work
in the city. My great employer allows me a flex schedule that sees me working 4 days a week
in the winter and only 3 days in the summer!
Here's the best part. On the Coast, I'm caretaker on a 29 acre piece of land that has everything
you want to see when you visit somewhere. It's an organic farm, has a lovely creek winding through
a mature forest with large trees. I can't really begin to describe the beauty of it, but I'll tell you this;
when friends visit from the city, they always call it the same thing, paradise.
And I know they're not just saying that cause they like to play on my golf course. I think some of them
genuinely like me and....... Did you just say golf course!?!
Yep it's the truth. Within an orchard of apples plums and cherry trees and in an area of about 2 acres,
I have constructed my own track. It is an organic short course that utilizes just two greens, and 18 different
tee boxes. It plays 1469 yards to a par 68. The longest tee shot is 127 yards. It has par 3's,4's and par 5's,
but that would require more 'splaing. Started 6 years ago the course has now hosted 1600 rounds and
I just wanted to get a carrot dangling.
So, who lives somewhere warm and sunny this time of year, that wants to golf in B.C. next summer?
I know the areas I'm hoping for are ovens in the summer, that'd be the ideal time for you to come to Canada.
I don't to what to expect from this, but I do know I'd love nothing better than to be strolling a fairway
with a cold beer. Heck I'm willing to throw in a FORE or two if I have to.
Long and straight,