During a recent business golf event held at Sevillano Links in Northern California, I learned from the Course Superintendent that his staff spends ten minutes on every green fixing ball marks. If they don't fix them first, they'll shave the grass off with the mower and cause a scar on the green. That's three hours spent on doing something that each of us as courteous golfers should be fixing ourselves.
The course maintenance crew is probably the most overlooked, but the most important to our golfing experience. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, next time you see the staff on the course, at least say hi, if not thanks for their efforts.
Monday, November 17, 2008
We all have our favorite club, our "Go-To-Club." There is a new product on the market that men can actually use as their "need-to-go" club. Rather than sauntering into the woods, or to be less obvious, hitting into the woods, to relieve themselves. Men can use the UroClub right in the middle of the fairway.
It's a faux 7-iron, with a wider opening to hold up to half a liter of liquid, and most importantly, a tight-fitting seal. For privacy, a towel attaches to his belt and he can have hands-free relief.
The obvious advantages for men are he saves strokes if he used to hit intentionally into the woods and he can drink more while playing.
Honestly...I think I'd rather have him just go into the woods.