This weekend marks another very special weekend for most Canadians. It’s Thanksgiving and time to slow down for a few days, get together with family and loved ones. Since there will be no golf on television, many of us will “be forced” to sit around the fire, watch football and hockey, play some games and finally relax after a busy summer.
Thanksgiving means a number of things to me. First it means appreciating what we have, rather than worrying about what we don’t have. Thanksgiving means not taking people and material things for granted.
Thanksgiving means being with family and friends. It’s time to stop rushing around, if only for a few days and to enjoy all that we have and have worked so hard for this year. Yes it is time to “crowd into the kitchen”, pitch in and help to make the traditional turkey dinner even though we might have some issues with other members of the “kitchen staff”.
Finally, Thanksgiving is that one time of the year to give thanks to those people that have helped us and our families over the course of the year.
This season, I have taken on dual roles as both the Head Professional at Cranberry Golf resort and Teaching Professional for The Georgian Bay Golf Academy. I must say it has been quite a challenge. I could not have done it with out the support of all of the staff at all three clubs that I worked at this season.
Thanks to Larry Law for giving me the opportunity to manage the golf course this season. It has been both a challenging and rewarding experience. I look forward to the 2014 season.
I would also like to thank Debbie and Norm Sampson at Duntroon Highlands for all their hard work both on and off the golf course. Thanks also to Janet and all of the Pro shop staff for fielding all of my phone calls and helping me to run our various programs this season. John Marshall and his staff did an amazing job keeping the course green and lush, during a very wet and busy summer.
Thank you also to Mary & Ivan Alderdice at the Meaford Golf Club. Your staff are excellent, and your members are always supportive of the many instructional programs and charitable events that we run every year.
Thanks also to Ian Adams and the staff at the Enterprise Bulletin. Again we survived another busy summer and I managed to meet every deadline for the past 26 weeks.
Last and not certainly least, I would like to thank all of my clients this season for participating in all of the various instructional programs at the Georgian Bay Golf Academy. I can only hope that everyone enjoyed working on their games as much as I enjoyed working on your games with you!
Finally, I would like to thank my wife Lisa, my daughter Lauren and son Kyle for their patience this year and promise that this fall and winter I will be home more often for dinner and will be able to spend more time with each of them.
To everyone, have a great Thanksgiving weekend and a wonderful winter season.
Keep healthy, keep active and remember to stay in shape this winter. The 2014 season will be here before you know it!
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Cameron Burechails (Head Golf Professional)
Cranberry Golf Resort
(Teaching Professional) The Georgian Bay Golf Academy
(705) 441-0865 firstname.lastname@example.org