It’s snowing! Yes, it is January. Yes, it is New England. So what is the big deal? Well, this is the first time it really feels like winter this year. I’m not complaining because I have enjoyed the mild winter but it is nice to have a quiet winter day.
I think my most important golf memory of 2011 will be playing golf in December. Normally by late fall I am cleaning my clubs and telling myself that I should think about a winter golf vacation somewhere warm. But this year, on December 6, I was playing golf while a warm breeze blew leaves across the fairway. For someone who is always cold, it was unbelievable to not only be playing golf in December, but also to be wearing only a golf sweater and long pants. It is wonderful, that in the middle of a snow storm, I have this memory to make me smile.
Today’s storm is the kind I love because the snow is falling softly. It is the light fluffy snow that does not cause any damage to trees. There is a peaceful quiet in the neighborhood except for the occasional sound of the snow plows going down the street. On this wintry day I feel I have the perfect excuse to hunker down on the couch,with a hot cup of tea, and watch golf on TV.
The Humana Challenge is on the Golf Channel and to my surprise there is a weather delay. The picture on the screen shows a beautiful sunny day. What is going on? Then the announcer explains that a high wind has come into the desert and due to the danger of blowing debris play has been suspended. As he speaks, the screen flashes an image of a score board in the water with letters and numbers floating all around.
The saying goes “Life is what happens when you are making other plans” but I think it should be weather is what happens to make you change your plans.