Thanksgiving holiday is a wonderful time to reflect. In 2021, our vacation can be special in many ways. Many of us may have skipped getting together in 2020. There is no doubt that each of us with family and friends will have a lot to talk about on Thursday. I bet one of the points on the tongue of many travelers to Turkey will be telling loved ones about their introduction or reintroduction to the game of golf.
What was a sudden surge has certainly continued beyond 2020. After two years of the greatest number of laps in golf, Thursday offers a unique opportunity to continue celebrating the game with our closest relatives and friends. Football is an American pastime on Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all enjoy a bit of golf on the menu as well. Here are a few ways PGA coaches and their families can appreciate the game this holiday weekend!
From coast to coast, players will be serving in a Turkey tournament on one of the days of the long weekend. If you have family members in town, ask them if they’d like to play. Most institutions choose an entertaining format for these events. Whether it’s a scramble or a cross-country affair, get out and serve up. There is no better way to express our gratitude for golf than to play it.
Buyers beware. We all know that Friday is the biggest Christmas shopping day of the year. At the Thanksgiving table, ask everyone what they want for the holiday season. Maybe you have a few new golfers at the table. You can make them happy this Christmas season with a unique gift from your local golf shop.
Seating arrangements can be a very stressful process in such cases. Make up for it and compete in a putting competition to determine which chairs should be used. The first to putt chooses his place, then the second and so on. If you’re scared of sitting next to the same people every year, this is a great way to spice up the seating arrangement while hosting a small golf competition.
Don’t let your company get bored at the table. Ask all golfers about their best memories of the year. Many of the stories will include others from the table. Maybe your aunt had a hole-in-one or grandpa was over 18 holes. Everyone loves to tell their best golf story. Follow the great stories in the course with some trivia between classes. Look up a few questions today. Don’t let dinner sit, add a little golf to the menu and keep it moving.
You came to PGA.com because you care about the game. Invite others to enjoy it as much as you do. The Thanksgiving holiday is a wonderful opportunity to share with loved ones. This year, share your gratitude for our game of golf with those you care about. Or let’s face it, if you have a chipping contest after dinner, you might not be able to help with the washing up.