Over the past several months our team (Rich, Justin and Michael) at Cabin Bluff has been hard at work preparing and improving the golf course for spring play. With fine tuning complete, it was time to let the big dog eat…
The course did not disappoint, it was in top condition and ready for some great golf. Red, yellow and blue flag sticks sporting the new dog logos stood tall and marked pin placement. Views of the ponds and tidal marsh were opened up inviting any stray shot to become lost in the water.
During the first couple holes my mind focused on mechanics of my game; stance, a smooth swing and steady putting stroke, everything needed to make this a great afternoon. After two-putting on number three, I surveyed the lush green putting surface and began to notice how quiet everything was. I had not heard another manmade sound in quite some time. An osprey sat high in the pine tree to my right and I wondered what his day had in store. Is he close to home? Was a fish dinner on the menu tonight?
Pace of play became irrelevant and shots secondary to the enjoyment of just being outside in the sunshine observing the day. My game improved not by mechanics, but by getting my head out of the way and enjoying the course for what it truly is, a natural paradise.
Yes the course was perfect, greens and fairways that compete with even the best in our area. It was however the “distractions” of nature that made it the perfect afternoon and produced one happy golfer.