As Labor Day has come and gone, taking the best parts of summer with it into the rear-view mirror, I already find myself periodically daydreaming about, scheming, and planning next year’s Guys’ Golf Trip.
Yes, next year is still a long way off. I mean, sure, there’s an entire college football season, college basketball season, and half a hockey season between now then.
Nonetheless, I can’t help but look forward to spending a couple of days with my closest friends, on the golf course, far from the worries and responsibilities of home.
The Wife and I are expecting our first child this December, so I realize everything is going to change between now and next spring.
But with so much change on the horizon, there’s a comfort in knowing that on a certain date, at a certain golf course, I will be in the company of friends, and we’ll all be 25 again.
Unfortunately, our legs and backs won’t be 25 years old again. So, as much as I think we’d all enjoy playing 54 holes a day, reality dictates that we should probably come up with something else to do.
Which brings me to the subject of this week’s poll question. When you’re on a Golf Trip, what is your favorite non-golf activity to schedule into the down time?
I have some friends that swear by partnering a golf trip with the opportunity to do some hunting or fishing, be it in the mountains and lakes, or chartering a half-day fishing boat for the open water.
Some guys are foodies and have to include a fancy restaurant or two on a golf trip, while yet others are perfectly content to crawl the local pub scene after the Sun goes down.
So, Dear Readers, please take a second and let me know your favorite non-golf activity that you’ve made part of your buddies’ golf trip.