I’m off to Carlsbad, Calif., on Monday for a visit to Callaway’s head office and as much as this trip is about business and I’ll be reporting back, I must admit that I will get in a couple of rounds while I’m there, adding to the enjoyment of the excursion.
The only other trip on the agenda at this point is January’s annual visit to Orlando for the PGA Merchandise Show, which usually provides a nice break from winter, even when the temperature is a bit chilly by the standards of those who reside there.
The warm weather is something to bask in for Canadians, especially those in the golf industry who look forward to pulling out the clubs and actually playing the game for fun, instead of treating it as their chosen profession. It’s become an annual rite of winter.
With the season concluding and many of us into planning for next year, the annual trip down south is on the minds of many who had a busy summer working in golf. A winter getaway sounds delightful, but what are your plans this year?
Is the economy and talk about another possible recession influencing your plans this year or are you looking for a high end resort with all the amenities, including spas and golf among others? Has the economic climate changed your plans at all?
That’s the subject of this week’s GNN Poll. What are your plans this winter?
Have you decided not to go away? If you are going away, are you cutting back on expenses and seeking affordability, or do you feel you’ve worked hard all year for this vacation and deserve to splurge?
What are your plans for a golf holiday this winter?
- I can’t afford to go away. (41%)
- I’m going away and spending as much as I usually do. (38%)
- I’m going away, but cutting back on expenses compared to other trips. (14%)
- I’m spending more than usual this year. (7%)
As always, we welcome your thoughts in the Comments section below, as well.