President’s Blog March 2020
I know this is the month that makes everyone think of spring but realize it is still winter. The weather has started out very mild and it looks like we are going to miss the first March blizzard. A couple weeks of 50 degree temps and periodic rain showers will go a long way to giving us a peek at green grass.
This past weekend (Nancy, Tina, Sara Delaney and I) worked at the National Golf Expo held at the World Trade Center in Boston. It was our second year having a booth and talking LKCC golf with many golfers. We raffled off a stay and play package with The Lodge At Pleasant Point Inn. The raffle was a huge hit. We started with 300 tickets and had to make more tickets Saturday and Sunday afternoon. We had a large map showing where we are located in Lovell and many brochures, discount cards and rate cards for the masses. Next year we will have a bold heading on our map stating that we are a Donald Ross course. It was amazing to me how many golfers got very excited when I mentioned that our course was designed by Donald Ross in 1923.
I met the new Exec. Director of the MSGA this weekend, Brian Bickford. He was at the show promoting the Golf Maine website etc. (that the MSGA has just taken over). He is a great guy and is trying to promote Maine golf in any way he can. We also got a visit from our friends Bob and Carol Amadeo as well as past club champion, Nick Whitney.
Mike Lewis and I were on the practice green yesterday. I dug a hole with my straight claw hammer through about a foot of hard crusty snow. I found a thin layer of ice and then with a few taps with my hammer, there it was, some beautiful green blades of grass. My heart started pounding with anticipation of that first 20 foot putt that drops out of sight.
Yours in Golf,