As summer draws to a close and the
upcoming school season looms, between Labor Day parties and family barbecues,
you may find you don’t have enough time to play on the green before it’s back
to the grind.
In this post, we’ve compiled a brief list of tips to keep in mind for the holiday weekend. With any luck,
you’ll be able to sneak in a few swings, despite the holiday weekend madness…
Prepare for “Carmaggedon”
One surefire way to escape the wrath of Carmageddon is, as
Robert Frost once advised, “take the road not traveled.” Take backroads,
shortcuts, detours — you name it — because you won’t like what’s waiting for
you on the highways. Just make sure you don’t get lost. Plan out your route
well in advance.
Paradise of Amateurs
Playing golf is a leisure sport — we get that it takes time —
but it is also true that a common courtesy on the green is to play through
quickly. Given that everybody but their mother’s uncle has the day off, there
is a good chance that new players (read: amateurs) may clog up the course by
taking forever to swing or putt. Be prepared for those frustrations. Take a
deep breath and be sure to yell “FORE!” Otherwise, you may incur the wrath of
Karma-geddon. Get it?
Know the Way Out
There is an idiom in the hiking community that’s especially
applicable here, “Climbing up the mountain is only half the journey; the other
half is going down it.” The idiom refers to the importance of having an exit
strategy. What this means for you is that anyone can be a good student and
arrive to class early, but when that bell rings, everyone tries to leave at the
same time. Being just as careful planning your route home is just as important
as the route you took to leave in the first place.
We’re certain you don’t want to be stranded like Swiss Family
Robinson by the return trip of Carmageddon.
After you’ve spent your time on the green for the weekend, it
might be a good idea to take advantage of some Labor Day sales on golf items,
such as tees and Titleists.