October has arrived and with it the past chapter of my life has come to a close. No longer am I a golf professional building a golf course. Now I am a golf professional operating what I consider to be one of the greatest facilities I have ever been affiliated with. With a slight chill to the air the â€œGoodman for Senateâ€ golf outing teed off yesterday, announcing the official opening of John Dalyâ€™s Murder Rock Golf Club.
As we enter the next chapter in my golfing life, I propose a twist to this article. We have such a beautiful facility here from eighteen holes of breathtaking golf, to a driving range that boasts views of the Ozarks so amazing it becomes difficult to practice and a clubhouse that beckons one to enter and enjoy a beverage in the richly appointed lounge while overlooking not one, but two outstanding golf courses. Letâ€™s put this space to practical use and fix the problems you are having in your own golf game.
One quick scan of the channel guide in the evening will quickly lead on to the determination that there does not seem to be anything on television any longer that actually has actors in it. Everything is a â€œrealityâ€ show or a singing contest or some other form of â€œeveryday Joeâ€ makes it big. What if we put this same theory to use in this column? Maybe a â€œBransonâ€™s got talentâ€ or some form of Dear Abby for golferâ€™s column?
A golf column is only as good as the help it actually provides to its readers, a well written explanation of how to hit a high cut or how to best play through the winds of west Texas may be entertaining to read, but not all that useful to those who are reading the paper. Why not address the problems you actually have or the things you want to improve on?
Regardless of skill level, we all have ups and downs in our game. Some things we are good at and other areas where we need to improve. I invite all of my readers to submit questions they would like to see addressed in a coming article or even better come out and take a lesson and we can review your experience for other golfers in the area to learn from.
Questions or comments can be sent to me at my e-mail address [email protected] or a lesson can be arranged at 417-332-3259. Either way I believe getting the Branson golfing public involved will improve the quality of my articles and hopefully the level of your golf.
I am looking very forward to hearing from each of you in the coming weeks and hopefully having the chance to work with you on the range to sort out some of your problems. Regardless as to how you feel most comfortable in making contact with me; through your help I know that we can make this a better forum for Bransonâ€™s golfers to improve their golf game.
Good Golfing and get your questions ready!