The US Open
I haven’t seen any of the US Open – have you? I don’t mean golf – I mean tennis.
Slow down … I’m not knocking tennis – I love tennis … I just don’t play or watch it anymore. What happened? I’m not really sure, but I’m not the only one. Do you remember when tennis was really big in the 70’s and 80’s?
In fact, in the early 80’s my wife and I lived in a townhome development which featured outdoor tennis courts as the cool amenity. About 10 years ago I drove by and noticed that the tennis courts had been ripped out.
Why did I stop playing? Probably laziness. My doubles partners wouldn’t let me use a cart.
Why do I still play golf? Yeah – the cart is a major reason. I mostly play for social reasons, and riding in a cart with someone is fun and great for conversation. The cart is also helpful – it carries my bag, and is designed to carefully look after my food and drink.
Don’t laugh – I need that help. I still get tired playing golf – even riding a cart – and struggle to finish the last few holes.
Hey, my brother Dan used to be a tennis pro – he quit and just plays golf. And he usually takes a cart.
Really looking forward to playing golf this weekend. And really glad that we have cool, new carts.
GM and Head Golf Professional