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Mar 05

Golf Season is Really Almost Here

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North Coast Golf Show 2015

 

I am sitting here at my desk taking a break from shoveling snow here in northwest New Jersey wondering when golf season will actually start by me.  It has, sort of.  Yes I know the PGA Tour is in gear and we are in the Florida swing already with Doral on television soon.  I have to admit the first few months of the PGA Tour Season has been less than captivating.  Yes we saw Tiger for a brief moment, Dustin Johnson is back playing and Phil has shown off his new physique.  I am talking about the winners.  I bet you still couldn’t pick Brooks Koepka or James Hahn out of a lineup of tour players.  Don’t get me wrong they both are very talented and off to a great start in and will be at The Masters.  Wins by Brandt Snedeker, Billy Haas, Jimmy Walker and Patrick Reed may not have move the needle to much outside the  golfing world.  The Honda Classic was a great show with plenty of drama, guys hitting shots into the water and a terrific Monday finish that even I recorded on my DVR.  Now that a WGC event is here and Bay Hill is right around the corner Spring is really coming.

What got my juices really flowing to start the golf season was the North Coast Golf Show that I attended this weekend.  I  volunteer  some teaching time for the New Jersey Golf Foundation at the show and always find it fascinating to see all the eager people wanting to swing clubs and get your thoughts on what they can do with their swing.  Now we just got another eight inches of snow and we probably won’t see the grass for a few more weeks but golfers are the eternal optimists when it comes to conditions.  When I hear things about our game’s participation rate being flat, I go back to enthusiasm I witnessed at the golf show to thwart that theory.  People of all kinds, sizes and shapes were grilling me for what they can do advance the ball the way they want to.  It was a terrific experience to see the interest from all ages and types of players.  You know what else?  We will see the grass soon enough.

 

 

North Coast Golf Show 2015

North Coast Golf Show

 

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