In observance of the Memorial Day holiday in a few days, we'd like to first start out by giving thanks and remembrance to those that have lost their lives in the line of duty to our country. Words can never fully express our gratitude to these men & women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
As a country, in order to remember these members of our country's armed forces, and recognize their bravery and selflessness, we celebrate Memorial Day. In addition to paying respects to fallen service members, Memorial Day typically also marks the official start of summer. For those of us here in WNY where summer can be long in coming, the arrival of Memorial Day is never taken for granted. Even if the weather is (still) not cooperating, the mere thought that summer is on it's way is enough to bring on celebrations, cook-outs, and for us, golf.
The 3-day weekend over Memorial Day gives golfers plenty of opportunities to get in a round, or two, or three. Meaning for us and them, a crowded course. We know for certain that golfers fare better here, where there are 27-holes to spread out the traffic, as opposed to standard 18-hole courses. However, we'd still like to offer a few pointers to keep in mind for a more enjoyable paced round this busy Memorial Day Weekend:
In partnership with the PGA, we've introduced the TeeitForward program to our tee boxes. Look for the orange tees, which allow you to move your ball up, hit easier clubs, play faster, and have more fun!
2. Playing faster doesn't mean rushing
No one wants to be rushed, so simply being ready to play when it's your turn can go a long way!
3. Continuous Putting
Keep putting until the ball is holed, as long as you are able to do so without interrupting someone's line, or taking too much time to read the line yourself.
4. Take Your Clubs
Take 2, or 3, clubs with you around the green. You may need to play a different shot than anticipated.
5. Avoid "Caravan" Golf
There is no need for all 4 golfers to gather to watch one player hit their shot.
6. Drop your Partner
Drop your partner off at their ball, then proceed to yours and prepare to hit. If you hit the shorter ball, let your partner take the cart after getting your clubs.
If your mind wasn't just made to book a tee time this holiday weekend, here's an extra little nudge....
Book your tee time after 12pm all weekend, and pay only $30 for 18 Holes w/ Cart! The nice part about Memorial Day Weekend not quite falling in the summer season is that summer rates have not yet begun. Which is great news for you- some of the best course conditions of the year, with some of the best prices of the year! Remember to book your tee time as soon as possible.
Hope to see you on the course this weekend. But if not, enjoy your Memorial Day!