With all the negativity that has been going on in golf in recent years, GNN bloggers have been asked to discuss what they’re thankful for in the golf industry as Thanksgiving weekend approaches. It’s Tiffany Gordon’s turn below.
I’m thankful to have the opportunity to do what I do every day, the people around me, great staff and great support, which I want to give back to people such as Dale Miners, our head professional, and Tyler Patroch, our superintendent.
I’m thankful to work with Cottonwood owner Lyle Edwards and a membership that’s thriving, enjoys the game and appreciates the property and staff.
We’ve come a long way in just over two years. In June of 2013, we were devastated. The flood rocked out world, but 70 per cent of the people who were with us then are still with us now and they’re seeing the benefits of how hard we worked to bring Cottonwood back.
I’ve always appreciated what I have because of good, strong family values, but when you go through that turmoil and uncertainty, you wonder sometimes if life as you once knew it is ever going to be quite the same, but if you have people you work with and for who are strong and supportive and caring, it’s pretty easy to go to work every day.
I look at our membership. They fought back from the flood and we would have 60 to 70 per day out here that we had to coordinate in the clean-up and they were here every day and cared and took pride of ownership.
It’s pretty easy to get motivated to go and do that every day because it’s appreciated.
We’re so fortunate to go to work in this industry and do what we love to do. There are a lot of people who go to work and absolutely hate their jobs.
There are going to be good days and bad days in this industry, but in the end, we’re here because we love it and the relationships and camaradie of this industry are a big reason for that.
I can’t imagine another line of work in which I can be involved with such people.