FATHER'S DAY & THE US OPEN - GOLF'S GREATEST WEEK
What’s your favorite time to play golf? Some like the temperate fall days when the course isn’t crowded. Others play only between Memorial Day and Labor Day, or starting right after the conclusion of April’s Masters Tournament. Others play sporadically, and maybe only when on vacation.
Throughout this week, we read, watch and listen about all the relevant US Open news and learn about the unique Erin Hills layout, the first time the Open has been played in Wisconsin, Phil Mickelson choosing to attend his daughter’s graduation and more. I probably spend more time watching golf on television this week than any other and certainly all the negative news from around the world can take a break. It’s a great week to become immersed in this great game, both watching the Open and playing in what is typically some of the best weather and best conditions in many parts of the country.
One of the great things about Open Week is that it culminates on Father’s Day. Like most dads, Father’s Day is special to me. Playing golf with my two sons is always near the top of my “to do” list. Not only do we typically participate in a father-son event at our club on Father’s Day (and several more throughout the year), but when she’s home, my daughter Ali (a non-golfer) sometimes agrees to some Daddy-Daughter golf :).