As we come to the end of our 2021 season we hope we have come to the end of the disruptions we have faced for the past two years. We have survived business and school closures, stay-at-home orders, face masks curfews, social distancing, and remote work. We were very grateful for the support from the golf courses it allowed us some sense of normalcy and helped us keep our sanity. Now we can look forward to 2022 with excitement as we plan to get back to a more normal environment. Some of the golf courses have already replaced the rakes back in the bunkers, I was just getting used to not having to rake my tracks, darn. I will also miss the different touchless ball retriever systems, they were really great and leaving the flag in does speed up play.
As we start to plan for 2022 we are deciding where we will hit balls in the winter months: where will the Mystery Bus Trip be; where to go for that special play and stay? it is so good to be thinking of all these things that we used to take for granted.
Looking back over this past season we have more MOBs, moments of brilliance and a few Mulligans too. How do you think Shawnna felt after having a great drive, and an even better second shot that went right into the hole, an eagle!!! or not….. as it bounced out and went into a ditch. We almost witnessed a hole in one at Muirfield Lakes as Doreen almost got a second one almost a year after her first in 2020. However Karen Hawkes did get a hole in one at Lynx Ridge hole #17, congratulations. Cheryl Worthy chipped in for a par on Heritage #4 a par 5 at Highwood and Paula Albers birdied #12 at Bearspaw, we got to have birdie juice too, yum yum. and I got an honest 8 on that huge long hole at Bearspaw, sure thought I would get at least a 10, probably more and then I pared the next hole. Celia got an eagle at Lil Devil, good for you.
Start up this season in Red Deer was great we had 16 gals who joined and learned that girls just want to have fun. Peggy, a member that has been away from golf for a number of years, got her first par, way to go. She really enjoyed her lessons at Lakewood with Jordon, she had never had lessons before. We did try to meet everyone at their last game but unfortunately the much needed rain changed the plans. Theodora did a great job and plans to be back next season. Thanks Theo for a job well done. Thanks also to Scott Bergdahl for helping get Red Deer Golfaround off the ground.
“Take me into the future ‘cause I know it’s goin’ to be better”. Bring on 2022.