One of the main complaints that I hear about golf in Florida is that the courses tend to be too flat and usually have too much water surrounding the fairways and greens.
The idea of joining a private club is to enjoy your time not just on the course but at social events, dinners, and more. Many private clubs are struggling these days as the golfers who desired a club membership and all the amenities that go along with it walk off into the sunset.
In 2016, Brevard County threw in the towel and decided to get out of the golf business. The County's three courses, Spessard Holland in Melbourne Beach, The Habitat at Valkaria and Savannahs at Sykes Creek in Merritt Island were losing money and saw their future as golf courses very much in doubt.
There was a time, many years ago when I lived in Palm Bay, that I played Melbourne Municipal Golf Course on New Haven Avenue about once or twice a month. At least that's what it was called back then. Now it is Crane Creek Reserve Golf Club, and I happen to like the name change.
You can learn a lot from watching the pros play our game. During the recently completed, FedEx Cup Playoffs, I was fortunate to spent some time watching the best golfers on the planet ply their trade. To my shock and dismay, I spotted more than just consistent swings that separate them from …
Here I sit at my computer. It's the end of the day on Wednesday, September 11th. Today marked the 18th anniversary of 9-11. Like so many others, I found myself thinking back to that day. I remember the pain, the feeling of hopelessness, the anger, and then the pride in my fellow man.