I am writing this blog as I sit on the plane heading back from Sage Valley Golf Club in South Carolina. It was an amazing trip and my thanks go out to Steve Walsh from Duke Equipment LTD and Barry Larson of Jacobsen Equipment for inviting me to take part on this trip. It was an amazing facility and an excellent experience from start to finish.
We landed in Charlotte N.C. On Wednesday afternoon and headed by car to Sage Valley Golf Club located in Graniteville South Carolina which was about another 2hrs by car. When we arrived at Sage Valley Golf Club we were met by very friendly and professional staff and they treated us to an amazing dinner.
Thursday we were up early to play a round of golf on the course. It was in fantastic condition and with the help of my caddie, Bruce, I managed to get around the course without embarrassing myself. We had an hour or so to kill before we headed over to the shooting range so Barry and I picked up some fishing rods that they had in the Proshop and headed out to the pond on #17 to do some bass fishing. Barry hauled one in right off the bat but I got skunked.
We then headed over to the Shooting Range after that for an afternoon of skeet shooting with the group. It was a lot of fun and we actually managed to hit some clays in the process. After a full day of playing we headed back to our cottage for a southern home-style meal. I would like to say that we then partied hard but we were all wiped out and I think we were all in bed by 9:30pm.
Friday we were able to tour the turf maintenance shop for Sage Valley and talk to the Superintendent, Chuck Green. It was great to see his operation up close. From there we headed back to Charlotte to tour the Jacobsen manufacturing plant and see up close where and how all the equipment is made.
It was a great experience all around Thanks again Barry and Steve.