Make Golf Fun!

Mark Oswald
General Manager
The Highlands at Dove Mountain in Marana, AZ.
Marana, AZ

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First I want to thank Nancy Howard the Editor and Publisher for allowing me to write for the Arizona Golfer for the past 20 years. It is hard to believe how fast the time has gone by and the many changes in the golf industry that have occurred during this time period. Thank you Nancy!!

This month I was fortunate enough to attend The Masters, check that off of my bucket list. I was in awe of just how beautiful the golf course and entire property was. The immaculate landscape, rolling hills, lush fairways, fast greens, huge expanse of Pine Trees, beautiful azaleas and perfect playing conditions were just amazing. I was in a state of euphoria from the time I walked in the gate. Augusta National and The Masters Golf Tournament reminded me of what a great game golf is, from its rich history and traditions to the thrill of competition. In sports, it doesn’t get any better than the back nine, Sunday afternoon of The Masters!

We golfers are blessed to enjoy the great outdoors and get to play golf on some of the most fantastic pieces of landscape found on the planet. The next time you tee it up, make it a point to enjoy and take in the beautiful signs of nature experienced around the golf course.

Every round of golf is also an opportunity for competition. A chance to test yourself whether you’re competing against yourself and your set of goals for the round or against your playing comrades. Don’t allow the competition to take away the fun but instead, use the competition to expand on the fun of playing and challenging yourself for improvement. Golf is a very challenging game and can be very difficult, filled with highs and lows. Keep a positive outlook and don’t miss out on where you are, out in nature surrounded by green grass and beautiful trees, you could be back in the office.

Thanks for all of your support and positive feedback from the articles. I hope I have been able to add a little more enjoyment and challenge to your game!

Make golf fun!   

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