Hickory Sticks Put the Fun Back in Golf
Both of you who occasionally read this column will already have established that it is many decades since I first put club to ball and started my journey down the long road of this wonderful game of golf. It has been a wondrous ride; one of exploration, of new places, of untold pleasures, and most importantly, of friendships made that have lasted a lifetime.
There have been many highlights and countless wonderful memories and hopefully there will be many more still to come but, sadly, ever more present in the air these days I detect a whiff of discontent inside a game that many fear is approaching a crisis with falling participating numbers, golf course closures, rising green fees, and never-ending rounds.
Fortunately, the great thing about golf is that when it skies darken it rarely fails to emit a shaft of light that brights the gathering gloom and restores an enthusiasm under threat.
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