Golf on the Tundra
A Minnesotan – Donald Constable – just qualified to play on the PGA Tour in 2013. The next morning, the guys on the Golf Channel were making the usual hilarious jokes about having to shovel off the driving range, etc.
Yes, we play golf up here. This is not the movie FARGO. Years ago, when I was a sales-rep, I went to a sales meeting in New York City. When I walked in wearing a suit, some people were shocked. One of the staff actually said that she thought I would look like and dress like a lumberjack.
She probably would have been amazed to learn we have golf courses. In fact, Minnesota has more golfers per capita than any other state. I think we might also have the most boaters per capita. When it gets warm – we get outside.
But, the tundra might be one of the main reasons we have so many good golfers – we have a lot of hockey players. If you’ve spent your winters with a hockey stick in your hands, the golf club feels pretty natural.
Another Tundra-native, Tim Herron played well at the end of the year to finish in the Tour’s top 125 – so he’s fully exempt for 2013.
With the struggles of Minnesota sports teams… it’ll be fun to root for some local boys on the PGA Tour next year.
GM and Head Golf Professional