The city owned courses of Houston (most importantly Memorial Park) open on June 1st. Limited tee times. There were already 1200-1500 people per day trying to get tee times before COVID. It was extremely hard to grab tee time. I figure less tee times will make it even harder, though one could argue less people might be trying to golf....but at the other public tracks in the area that doesn't appear to be true!
I have a handful:
- Play twice a week. It's been years since I played golf regularly. After some great conversations with my wife (and her best friend's husband also wanting to) we just joined the local country club. Fantastic course, 7 minutes from home. I have no more excuses.
- Get my HC to 8 or better. 5 years ago, the last time I was playing a lot, I was a 6. 8 is pretty realistic for me, as long as......
- Stay pain free. I have problems with Tennis elbow when I play a lot. I love the range, but I'm going to have to manage this if I want to reach my other goals.
- Really teach my 10 year old son the game. He got into it last year, and can hack it around the course. Funny thing about hockey players, golf seems to come easy. This year, at a more prestigious club than the goat track we played last year, I want to focus on rules, etiquette, and respect for the game. He can work on his swing at golf camp!
Can’t do that, though, because it’s unrealistic that he’d continue putting up the numbers late in his career. What if Mike Bossy didn’t get hurt? Peter Forsberg? Umm Mario Lemieux? 😃
I mean you can look at the guys who did have longevity (Gretzky, Jagr, Messier) to see that the last third of their careers is not the same as the first two-thirds.