We can go pretty much through the winter where I teach at the Northview Golf Academy in Surrey, B.C., where we have a couple of rooms and heated stalls for the diehards and I hope there are a few out there this winter.
If they want to take lessons, I’m there. I’ve got lots of warm clothes.
This is my first winter at Northview and I know a bunch of my students have talked about lessons, so hopefully, they’ll stick to that.
When I was at Point Roberts, I worked all year and it was all inside, getting ready for the following year. When I was a full-time teacher before that, the winters were pretty dull because, at that point, the facility I worked for didn’t have a very good winter range.
We would pretty much shut down for the season in early November and come back in March. I’d go to Palm Springs for two to three weeks and enjoy myself, but now, with a family, things are completely different.
This winter will be a learning experience, but from what I understand, Matt Palsenbarg, who I work with, has been pretty busy in the past, so that’s good to know because it wasn’t a banner year.
The spring was late in coming and when summer finally did hit, more people wanted to play as much golf as they could rather than taking lessons because the season was so short.
As a result, I’ll be more than willing to slug it out in the cold and rain and be there as much as possible if it means more to get through the winter.