Summer went by quickly. It’s already brisk here in the morning, You get out there at 7-7:30 in the morning, it’s a little chilly, but it does warm up later in the day.
September, historically, has been one of our better weather months on the Lower Mainland. It’s corporate events month, which keeps a lot of operators happy.
At Northview Golf and Country Club, where I teach, there’s only about four days in September when there isn’t a corporate event being held. It’s steady throughout the year, but in September, it just gets rocked with corporate events.
A lot of golf operators look forward to September because they know they’re going to have some good numbers, especially with the corporate events, but it can be a Catch-22.
September is a month in which golf operations lose staff members who are going back to school, yet it’s one of the busiest months, so it’s good, but it can be rough. Few will complain, though.
When I worked at Point Roberts down in Washington, September was a busy month even though we didn’t do a lot of corporate stuff.
I don’t know if it’s because the kids going back to school left the parents with more time, but even our early mornings and mid-day times through the week were always good in September.
It might be just because people know the rain is coming and it won’t stop for six months, so they’re getting their last kick at the can and trying to pack in as much golf as possible in September.