It's slim pickins at GCM headquarters today in Lawrence. This week between Christmas and New Year's is always a black hole of sorts with many of us out on vacation, visiting family and friends, traveling to go see the 'Hawks play Minnesota in the Insight Bowl tonight in Tempe, Ariz., or, sadly staying home trying to recuperate from some good ol' holiday virus-sharing.
But those of us who came in to work on the last day of 2008 (and those who didn't, for that matter) know that once we return to the office in 2009, things will start to get crazy pretty fast as we'll be gearing up for the Golf Industry Show in a little over one month and putting together the February issue.
Next month also is the inauguration of our 44th president. Regardless of your personal feelings toward Obama, he has an undeniable mass appeal and the man plays golf. In fact, a New York Times article quoted him as being an "avid" golfer. How will his style as a golfer translate to his presidency? Terry Link, an Illinois state senator who once played golf with Obama, was quoted as saying: "His frustration at not being able to compete with me did not lead him to quit or throw his clubs in the water. I admire that and I will admire that in his presidency." He also never cursed on the course and counted every stroke, the article added.
Not cursing is a good sign, I suppose, but how many smokes did he light up that round, I wonder? Anyway, it sounds as though he could potentially bring some positive attention to the game. We'll find out soon. Happy New Year!