Every year, I make a pledge to play more golf. It is not so much a New Year’s Resolution as an acknowledgment that I should spend more time in a pursuit that I find both personally challenging and very relaxing.
And every year, I fail miserably in my pledge. In fact, I am pretty sure my number of rounds played has decreased in each of the last five years, despite my best intentions.
Take this year, for example. As I write this blog, I am staring at my wall calendar which shows we are solidly in the month of July and I have played exactly one round of golf. And that was a scramble outing, no less.
How can this be? How did I allow this to happen?
As I am sure it is true with most people, a little thing called life oftentimes disrupts our best-laid plans. Family, work and other life pursuits often take precedence over spending a few hours of blissful down time on a peaceful, pristine golf course.
An annual highlight of my golf season is playing in the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber’s golf outing, scheduled this year for Monday, Aug. 15 at the prestigious Birmingham Country Club. The Club does a fantastic job as our host, and the staff always makes our guests feel like they truly are members for a day during the outing. The course always is in immaculate condition, the food is terrific and the camaraderie at the event can’t be beat.
The Chamber currently is taking reservations and sponsor opportunities for this year’s golf outing, which always is a sell-out. Go to www.bbcc.com to reserve your spot, and I will plan to see you on the links come Aug. 15.