Happy New Year! I believe this is the last week you can really get away with saying that as life is back to normal now for most people and the festive season feels like an age ago. January is such a struggle and obviously this dismal weather doesn't help. Ok, I'm not going to continue to moan because life is for living and that means playing golf.
I haven't stepped out on the golf course or a practice ground just yet, in fact my last round was the week before Christmas. But it will happen very soon, probably sooner than I expected following a meeting this week with Naga Munchetty and instructor Daniel Grieve. We have an exciting challenge planned, so watch this space...
As far as today's female golfers are concerned, it appears that we're in our own golf bubble - those that don't play, still don't get it. Sadly, in a recent poll, golf came out on top as the most boring sport, with 78% of women believing this to be the case. These same women must think we're barmy!
The golf industry is making a conscious effort to try and promote the game to both sexes including family golf - not easy because of UK traditions, but don't get me started! It's probably the golf widows, male or female, that turn their nose up. You would find it boring if you were the one sitting at home on your own, or having to look after the kids while your golf-mad partner is out for four to five hours and then when they come home they want to watch Sky Sports Golf!
Let's hope that this year more people try golf, enjoy the health benefits and appreciate the social side, then they might want to become part of our gang!