The Parade of Goodwill
PEOPLE LOVING PEOPLE
One of the beautiful benefits to playing golf is the amazing way it brings people together for a good cause.
I love sitting in my office listening the greetings, laughter, and camaraderie as a group of people come together for a greater good.
The Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation (GAEF) is holding their tournament today. According to their website, “Established in 1997, the foundation encourages community involvement and investment in educational programs for the benefit of the Greencastle-Antrim community.”
Currently, they have decided “to focus more intentionally on building monies within the foundation endowments to help meet the needs of a ‘Children First’ type of education.”
Raising money for the benefit of the children of Greencastle-Antrim -- a very worthy cause.
I never know what I'm going to see on the golf course. With 212 acres of land, several forests, ponds, and wetlands, many animals have made their home at the Greencastle Golf Club. I always try to keep my eyes peeled for our does and their fawns, our flock of turkeys, our pheasants, ducks, and varied birds, our bunnies, our gophers, and our toads and frogs.
Bunnies hop across the cart paths and the fairways. Frogs and toads croak right beside the ponds. Ducks live in and near the ponds. The deer wander through the forests. The birds fly over the course and perch in the trees. I just never know what I'll see next. That's part of the fun of golfing.
One evening I received a text from my friend Kathy. She was out golfing with her husband, Jim. She was so excited because they'd seen a fox off to the side of Hole #4. But that was just the beginning.
A few nights later, Jim and Kathy were out golfing again. They had chipped onto the green of Hole #4 and removed the flag to putt their balls in. Suddenly, the fox appeared and wandered right onto the green with them. They backed away slowly and watched as the fox investigated the flag. They even took a video of this experience they'll never forget.
The Greencastle Golf Club really is the place where memories are made!