It’s that time of year again when the snow is almost gone and the golf courses across Ontario are gearing up for the upcoming season. Over the past 5 months, some of you may have been fortunate enough to head south and escape from the cold weather and possibly even get a few rounds of golf in. But most of us haven’t picked up our clubs since October or so. From time to time I will watch a little golf on TV, but I never really get too excited about things until the Masters Weekend.
The Masters is definitely a special tournament and it is probably the one I enjoy watching the most. It’s the first Major tournament of the year and probably the toughest tournament for players to get into so you’ll always see the best in the world competing for the famous Green Jacket. Augusta National in Georgia is the site of the Masters and one of the most pristine and picturesque golf courses in the world. As a Golf Professional I’ve always wondered what it would be like to play at Augusta National. It would be an opportunity of lifetime and something I would never forget. I wonder what I would shoot at a course that is renowned for being so challenging. I probably wouldn’t be too concerned about my score, because the experience alone would be all that would matter.
The Ridge at Manitou is an unforgettable golf experience. It is such a unique place and to a certain extent can be compared to Augusta National. Anyone who has ever played The Ridge will tell you that the course and the experience is remarkable and similar to how unforgettable it likely feels to play at August National. The quality and condition of The Ridge places it in a class of its own in Ontario—we are certainly lucky to have such an amazing course to play anytime we want to. It may not be Augusta National but it may be the closest most of us will come to playing a course of that level.
If you have a special Masters moment you would like to share please feel free to comment here or tell me about it the next time you’re at The Ridge. I wish we could have a Masters party at the club but things are still pretty quiet around the area this time of year. If you get an invite to a Master’s party this year I hope you consider going because it really helps get us all excited about the upcoming golf season.
Enjoy your Master’s weekend.
Head Golf Professional