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White Haired Golfer’s Lifetime Dream

White Haired Golfer’s Lifetime Dream-Pebble Beach
-As a White Haired Golfer your dream may be to play all the great courses- the Augusta National, the Old white-haired GolfersCourse at St. Andrews, or Royal Troon, or Prestwick or Doral and the Blue Monster or Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina-  or Asheville's  golf course at Balsam Mountain, an Audubon Sanctuary course.

Interesting to note: Recent surveys indicate an interest in eco-friendly courses- “Going Green on the Greens.”  More than two thousand  (2,000) golf courses in thirty-six countries participate in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program which is all about education and then a certification program that promotes ecologically-sound land management and conservation of natural resources on golf courses.

 In fact, in an article in “Golf Course Management”  we read not long about the science  of "enriching the environment of golf,”  the importance of best management practices in the golf industry and environmental issues is a central theme. 

White Haired Golfer’s Lifetime Dream Fulfilled: As the Masters at Augusta approaches, I can't help but think of Dad's lifetime dream -playing Pebble Beach. Dad  had "un-retired" to Florida’s golf links and sunsets over the ocean but, like many of us who are now referred to as the Baby Boomer Generatin, back then, he simply do not retire...  As he said, “You may reach the 18th Hole...and then decide to play yet another round.

Dad and his brother, Jim, (seen in photo) loved God, Family, the “Neighborly Way of Doing Business,”  and Golf!  Their dream, fulfilled only after  they both had achieved white hair, was to play Pebble Beach the only  public course perennially ranked in the Top 10 in the USA.  “Arnie, Jack, Tiger, and Bobby Jones could have stood right there at the first tee,” Dad told us with a twinkle in his eye.

And right from that first tee, our white-haired Dad played the course as he has played his life...full-on and well!

 

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I have had the privilege to play the course several time.  The BEST!

Posted by Pamela Smith, Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand (Award Realty) over 7 years ago

Cute blog about "White Haired Golfers". I think most golfers do have that same dream about playing the well known courses. One thing is for sure, Golfers are a special Breed. However, that is a good thing.

Betty

Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) over 7 years ago

~Friends are priceless, nice proof of it shown here!  

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) over 7 years ago

Pam~~!!!! 


WOW...that is some accomplishment...was playing Pebble Beach a dream come true for you, too?

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 7 years ago

Betty~

I agree about Golfers being a "special breed"...Possibly something about the challenge, so personal, and the integrity required of the players, plus the difficulty of courses like Pebble Beach ?? I know many of my white-haired friends say this is true. . . .

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 7 years ago

Hi Jon~

Thanks for reading between the lines...you mademe smile this afternoon. When your hair turns snow-white, may you have the chance to play Pebble Beach!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 7 years ago

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