President’s Blog June 2023
“Count your blessing”
The course has been open for almost a month. The weather has been a little suspect (7 inches of rain, flooding, 5 frost delays in May and 90 degree heat the next 2 days). The black flies and mosquitos have finally hatched out, but we rained on their parade this morning. With all these events affecting our course, one would assume that we would be off to a slower start than normal. That could not be any farther from the truth. It has been a great start to our 100th year in business. We are certainly blessed to have such a substantial and loyal membership base.
We will be applying bentgrass sod to the 2 new tee boxes next week. The forward tee on #5 and the white tee on #18 will receive a beautiful green covering. It will take a couple weeks for the sod to root in, but I suspect by the end of June they will be ready to use. Mike has repaired the irrigation to the 18th tee box. This has never worked automatically in the last 20 years. The grass is growing, and the course is looking better and better each week. We are truly blessed to have such a professional and hardworking staff at LKCC.
I looked up the meaning of the word “bless”. There are like 6 meanings. “To speak well of or approve. To confer prosperity or happiness and lastly endowed/favored” i.e., “he/she is blessed with athletic ability” etc. We use the word bless a lot. I find it quite amusing how much people use this word. My wife and I were walking on the beach last weekend, and she cut loose her patented giant sneeze. There was an older man walking about 50 yards away and he hollered over “bless you!” There was a very cordial exchange and then we all went on our way. I found it all quite humorous.
When I was knee high to a grasshopper, I spent many hours visiting and learning from my grandparents. I was truly blessed to have 2 sets of grandparents that were always willing to have us kids over and teach us lifelong lessons. My grandparents in Stow lived next to a farm and I remember vividly that they told my brother and I “don’t pee on the electric fence!” Good advice for many reasons. Every time someone would talk about what antics any of us Littlefield children had got into, my grandmother would always say the same thing, “Bless his soul or bless her soul”. It seemed like a broken record to us, but I have come to realize that it was spoken with meaning and intent. Thanks, Gram.
We live in a wonderful part of the country. We help each other out whenever someone is in need. We have beautiful mountains, lakes and streams. We have vast agricultural land where we grow potatoes, corn etc. We have schools to educate our children and recreation departments to keep them healthy, busy and learn teamwork. So, the next time you are feeling “down in the dumps” make a list of all the great amenities that we can enjoy in our community. It is never a waste of time to “count your blessings”!
See you at The Hadlock Tournament on June 18th. Five varieties of meat prizes this year! Come hungry. Bring a cooler.
Yours in golf,