Last Thursday, I had to run out for awhile, hoping to get a few things done and get back in time to watch the opening round of the Open Championship from Royal Birkdale.
Just as I was about to leave, I noticed it getting darker outside and just a few seconds later, a clap of thunder boomed, the first of many, but this one was accompanied by a torrential downpour that caused brutal gridlock once I got on the highway.
Not again, I thought, which is a common sentiment in Southern Ontario these days, not to mention other parts of Eastern Canada, where several golf courses have been flooded since the season began.
The same holds true in Kelowna, B.C., but the main focus now is something completely different. On Wednesday, the day before my rainy journey, I had spent a good chunk of the day getting an update on the fires happening in the interior of B.C.
To my knowledge, the flames hadn’t got to any golf course and hopefully, it stays that way, even though the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club had been closed when that community was evacuated. As a result of these fires, smoke was traveling as far away as Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Add to these events the fact that governments at various levels seem to be piling on small businesses with various taxes and additional expenses.
It’s been an interesting year to say the least, which brings us to this week’s GNN Poll. How does the 2017 season compare to all the rest since you got into the golf industry?
You can vote below or on the GNN home page and, as always, feel free to voice your thoughts in the Comments section below.
How would you rate the 2017 Canadian golf season compared to all others since you got into the industry?
- Below average (43%)
- The worst (31%)
- Par for the course (24%)
- Above average (2%)