Why Do We Celebrate Golf This Weekend?
If you consider yourself an avid golfer then every day is "Golfer's Day" but it's officially celebrated on April 10th. Saturday looks like a great day to honor this great day with sunshine and temperatures around 70 in the Southern Tier.
Why Is Golfer's Day Celebrated on April 10th
So why is "Golfer's Day" celebrated on April 10th? It was 105 years ago on April 10th, 1916 that the first PGA Championship was held in Bronxville, New York. It's believed to be the first professional golf tournament in the US.
Jim Barnes was the winner and won $500. When Dustin Johnson won the 2020 Masters, he pocketed over 2 million dollars. I love that Golfer's Day (which is also referred to as "Golf Day" happens at the same time as the Masters.
Dustin Johnson looks to defend his title but struggled on Thursday and finished the round at 2 over par, 9 strokes behind Justin Rose. It's the fourth time that Rose was the first-round leader at the Masters.
Justin Rose Ties A Jack Nicklaus Master's Record
That ties him with the great Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus for most times with the first-round lead at Augusta. Justin has never won the green jacket and he hopes to turn it around this year.
As I mentioned, Saturday will be a very good day to hit the links and there are so many great golf courses in our area to enjoy. If you are looking for a unique place to play, you could take a little scenic drive to Hardwood Hills in Masonville.
Local Golf Course Honoring Front Line Workers All Season
Hardwood Hills is saying "thank you" to all front-line workers by giving them one free round of golf this season. I"ll be talking about them more next week. I love golfing with my Dad and my brother-in-law Johnny V.
Whenever I tee it up with Johnny V, I write "LOSER" on my golf ball, and here's why. Before we start our round, we ask each other what ball we are going to use that day. I show him my ball and say "I'm playing a LOSER today."
Golfing Words of Wisdom From Bob Hope
Remember on Golfer's Day or any day, regardless of the score, you know that a bad day on the green is still better than a good day at work. Finally, I leave you this golfing nugget of knowledge from Bob Hope: If you think that golf is relaxing then you're not playing it right.