Spring forward…into the future

I could golf 365! I would golf everyday.  Why then don’t courses make that next step to all-weather surfaces?  If being prepared to go outside this past mid-March could be more common, are we then ready to deal with the winter damage?  I know this is a rhetorical question, but I wonder what it would take.

For purists, I understand grass is: green – so is artificial; modified to different heights and thicknesses – so is artificial; “feels” better – so can artificial.  If future stability and growth is paramount to the industry, perhaps we have to make “fake”  a reality.

We push the envelope in the fall – why not in the spring.  You can purchase winter gear – gloves, suits, shirts, portable golf cart heaters, but must store this equipment when the conditions are deemed unplayable…at least, for next year.

Global warming might be extending the northern golf season, but I won’t rest until it’s available 247!  I hope you’re with me…in(door) the long run.

 

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7 thoughts on “Spring forward…into the future

  1. Hey Adrian…love your blog…just one comment…if you move to Vancouver you CAN
    play 365days a year..or close to it
    Cheers John

  2. A good example of excellent research to provide these thought-provoking and challenging debate issues. Well done, and I will certainly remember them should this summer prove to d ‘drought-provoking’ one for us amateurs!

  3. I am in! I loved the movie Biosphere with Pauly Shore, so of course I think playing golf in a “faux-vironment’ (just made up that word) is a no brainer. Get to work sir, I will help and interview beer cart girls…It goes without saying that your blog is in the running with that Neil Diamond forever in Blue Jeans one!

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