Where were you yesterday, May 16, 2018, when lightning flashed, thunder rolled, and a common spring shower turned into a deluge and then into hail? My guess is that you were not on the golf course. But your Northern California course rating team composed of usually practical and intelligent men and women headed out from the Bing Maloney clubhouse to do their scheduled rating of the course. Apparently, like the Postal Service, neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow will keep us from our appointed rounds. You will appreciate this work ethic when we come to rate your course. Let’s just hope all the fireworks in the sky didn’t distract us from an accurate rating.
On a more troubling note, we read in yesterday’s newspaper that William Land Golf Course, one of Sacramento’s most venerable courses, is facing an uncertain future. First Tee of Sacramento operates the course and needs some budgeting help from the city to keep the facility up and running. We golfers need to let the city know how valuable a nine-hole course within the city limits is, not only to golfers but to people who appreciate the Land Park history and ambiance. Please see our blog “Play Nine” at Land Park from September 26 of last year to see just what we thought about our experience there. (Use the search key to find “Land Park” among the blog articles.) And go play this wonderful, little course.
Finally, we remember Dorothy Trevethick who died in March at the age of 98. She gave so much back to the game through her many hours of volunteering at golf events and her work with the Sacramento Golf Council and the USGA. We will miss seeing her on the course; we all benefited from her knowledge of any and all things golf.