Congratulations to the winner of the men’s 2020 Bent Tree Golf Club Championship this weekend. This was the 14th time he has won…amazing! I think 1984 was the first year he took home the trophy.
This hawk swooped down from a tree on Hole 9, trying to catch a squirrel. It came up empty-taloned.
Click here to link to the National Golf Foundation’s July 29th Covid-19 Impact article. At the mid-point of the year, data is pointing to a possible 20% increase in the number of junior golfers (ages 6-17) this year. Quoting from the article, “It makes sense, with golf celebrated as a safe and healthy outdoor activity for all ages as the coronavirus rages on. With many youth sports on hold or slowly coming back, and families seeking activities they can do together, especially as schools were out, golf has emerged as a terrific alternative.“
This shot was taken Sunday afternoon as we headed out to play nine holes. The course looks beautiful.
The Bent Tree Men’s Golf Association has a tournament today and they are dedicating it to Andy. Andy wrote MGA articles for the Echo newsletter for years and years, complete with accompanying photographs. The articles were informative, thoughtful, and always included a touch of humor. The main part of the articles gave entertaining recaps of MGA news. But, it was always the last section of his articles that I most looked forward to reading…the “My Commentary” part.
Andy and his wife sold their mountain cabin in March of last year and moved to Florida. Early this year I was happy to learn that they bought another home in Bent Tree, and moved back. Many of us looked forward to seeing that big smile again around the clubhouse. Unfortunately, Andy passed away in April.
So, guys…I hope you hit ‘em straight out there today, have fun, celebrate Andy, and keep his wife in your thoughts. But, if you can’t hit ‘em straight, here’s a quote from one of Andy’s commentaries that might help: “When we play golf we should be taking the time to ‘smell the roses’ as we plod along our merry way. There are many pleasant visual experiences to be had on our golf course, and they shouldn’t be missed while tracking down our errant shots or making our way to the green or tee boxes…”.