For those of you who have been thinking of taking up the game of golf or those of you who want to improve your golf skills, now is a great time. With less people on the golf course playing & taking lessons, fall provides a wonderful opportunity to learn or expand your skill set without the pressure of having a lot of people around. Instead of taking the traditional driving range lesson, ask your local LPGA/PGA Professional to take you on the golf course and learn not only how to swing the club but how to play the game.
Avid golfers are well aware of the fact that the fall foliage is breath taking. The courses of northwestern Pennsylvania have tree lined fairways that turn bright colors of yellow, orange and red. The cooler temperatures allow the sun-burnt grasses of the fairways from the blazing summer sun to return to a deep lush green. If you have a few vacation days left, now is the time to take them and enjoy the amazing scenery of fall golf in our region.
The crisp air of fall wrapped in the warmth of the sun brings our senses alive. There is a solitude that allows us to really focus on the flight of the golf ball, experiencing the elusive “zone” that we all strive to achieve. We are no longer bombarded with the crowds all seeking the same tee time and we become one with the golf course. Fall golfers understand that there is more to this game than meets the eye; it is a feeling like no other when it is just you and the golf course. We become fully absorbed in the moment, and for that moment time stands still, no pressure, no worries, just you and the golf course.
For those of us who share the passion of playing the great game of golf we know that a third of the golf season is still upon us. Before the snow flies we will tee off and walk along the awesome autumn fairways. We will celebrate our birdies and commiserate our near misses with golfing buddies of fall. There are many great golf shots to make this year forever etching in our minds the memories that will carry us through a long blustery winter. So before you put away the clubs to make room for that snow shovel remember there is still plenty of golf to be enjoyed during this most beautiful time of the year.