snow-covered-courseIn the 23 days from January 24th to February 15th 2015 ninety inches of snow fell on us here in New England, it set a record that may never be broken. Putting this is prospective that much snow would be six inches higher than the average flagstick on a green. At that point it may have seemed like we would not be playing golf until June here in New England. Just the same it’s April and almost all the snow is gone with the exception of Northern New England, which still has 10-24 inches of snow cover. For those of you that have not gone south this winter to play golf, it for sure has been a long winter.

The traditional beginning of golf each year arrives with the first major, The Masters. Easter Sunday will kick off the Drive Chip & Putt competition, which is now celebrating its second year at Augusta National during Masters week. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday practice rounds will be held and on Wednesday night the Champions Dinner will be held. Thursday morning, Arnold Palmer will kick off the opening round as the honorary starter once again this year for the 9th consecutive year. The early favorites are Rory Mcllroy, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day with Patrick Reed close behind. There is no mention of Tiger Woods as a favorite on any poll for the first time in almost 20 years. If he plays this would be Tiger Woods 20 appearance in the Masters. Tiger will need to find the competitive eye in his game or should I say his mind to contend.

With the immense growth of indoor golf facilities in New England over the last few years there are now plenty of facilities for us all to enjoy and utilize. If you have never played golf on a simulator then your missing out on some of the greatest innovation in the game today. Today simulators offer very realistic environments to enjoy the game and train in any weather. The new rage is indoor golf are weekly leagues which are available at all levels of the game. Playing golf on a simulator provides vast amounts of game information for improvement and progress.

Lets play golf!