Not surprisingly, it’s well below zero in Calgary as I do this blog, but I’ve still got a warm glow from a couple of recent trips, beginning with one to the Dominican Republic as part of a promotion with G&G Golf.
I was joined the Ryan Tofani, our head professional, and Joel Douglas, our associate as a thank you. They worked hard all year and I had never been to the Dominican before and Teeth of the Dog was never a course that was on my bucket list, but it should have been.
It’s the best course I’ve ever played, or should I say succumbed to as my wedge still in the Caribbean Sea will attest to, not to mention a few lost golf balls.
It was a week away with friends and industry partners and it gave the three of us a chance to hang out. We all looked forward to it, had some fun and played some golf. It was low key and G&G was great, saying we can do as much as we want or do as little as we want.
When I got back, a few of our members were having a little tournament down in Scottsdale, so I went down for a week and even caught some of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, but it was more of a holiday.
I’m usually a bit of a homebody. I like going away, but I sure like getting home too. Yet, the change of scenery was great in both cases. The opportunities presented themselves, so I took advantage.
The winter can fly by and all of a sudden, it’s March 15 and the season is on the horizon. Many of us are guilty of not recharging in the off-season and I know I’ve been guilty of it.
Our industry has become a lot more stressful in recent years and for me, I’ve felt rejuvenated since I got back. The older you get, the more important it is to recharge and take some time for yourself.