A news item from last week reminded me of a difference in philosophy that was illustrated earlier this year in blogs that appeared on GNN.
It started with regular GNN blogger Kevin Thistle saying that the economy is getting better, but it might be wise to see how the summer went before committing to any major expenditures.
His thought was that it may be better to save any big announcements for August, assuming everything went alright through the spring and early summer, and get his members jacked about the improvements for next year. You can read that blog here.
Former Ontario PGA president Chris Miranda, the director of golf/owner of the Cambridge Golf Club in Cambridge, Ont., countered and said the time for major investments and course upgrades is now. Full steam ahead, Miranda said in a guest blog that you can read here.
Both gentlemen are clearly optimistic about the economy going forward. The difference is how they’re approaching this transitional year from the doom and gloom of 2009 to what is, hopefully, a bright future for the overall economy.
There seems to be a few golf courses that go along with Miranda’s way of thinking. ClubLink Corporation, for example, has announced a $1.5-million renovation to what was the Championship Course at Rolling Hills in Gormley, Ont., and will introduce the new Bethesda Grange Golf Course for its members and daily fee golf.
You can read that story here.
So, ClubLink apparently agrees with Miranda, but just as likely are many people who prefer to hedge their bets until they’re sure the economy is back on the rails, as Thistle mentioned.
Where do you fall in? That’s the topic of this week’s GNN Poll, now up on the home page.
Are you confident enough in the economy to make a commitment to a major expenditure right now?
Be sure to cast your vote on the home page and, as always, your comments are welcome in the box below.