Golf column: Let it go: Golf and Minnesota weather

It has been a difficult start to the season in regards to weather. I wanted to share some quotes that may make you feel better about the difficult weather and this crazy game we love so much. I will lead with a famous quote from the movie “Frozen” by Princess Elsa: “The cold never bothered me anyway.”

Judging by the golfer comments over the past six weeks, I can report that most do not share Elsa’s interest in the cold. I would assume it would be easier to take if we hung out with a talking, hilarious snowman.

Tim Anderson, Bunker Hills Golf Course

Tim Anderson,
Bunker Hills Golf Course

“The reason most people play golf is to wear clothes they would not be caught dead in otherwise,” said Roger Simon, columnist for Politico.

I take a bit of offense to this one.

Just the other day as I was leaving the house in light blue pants and a bright pink sweater vest, I thought: “This matches, right?”

Simon Gibson, a columnist for Cambridge News (United Kingdom) wrote in a 2012 column:

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!”

Golf is filled with fun clothing and the cold weather allows us to create layers of colorful ensembles that challenge the bounds of the color spectrum.

I couldn’t agree more that if you have enough warm clothes on, golf can be enjoyed at any cold temperature.

“When the goose honk high, fair weather; when the goose honks low, foul weather, ” Proverb.

As we all know, geese have been known to seek refuge on golf courses at times. This quote may provide you with a daily forecast as long as you speak goose.

“I don’t think the heavy stuff is gonna come down for quite a while,” said Carl Spackler, groundskeeper at Bushwood Country Club.

These words uttered by Bill Murray in Caddyshack are repeated every time in rains at a golf course.

If your shoes begin to fill up with water, it may be time to stop using this phrase.

“Bad weather always looks worse through a window.” – Tom Lehrer

Our Minnesota outdoor golf season is certainly not as long as we would like. I would encourage everyone to let it go, bundle up and find your golf happy place. It won’t be long before someone says: “It’s way too hot out here to golf.”

Tim Anderson is the Director of Golf Operations at Bunker Hills Golf Club

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