"There are so many great reasons for golfing. I really enjoy spending a couple of hours away from my everyday life, a time to get away from the demands, the pressures, and daily grind. I enjoy the fresh air, the landscape.
And golf as a game, there is nothing quite like the challenge it provides. Analyzing a hole, picking the right club, making a good swing. There are few things as sweet as making a perfect swing and knowing the ball is going where you wanted it to go. The game is great because where else can you just relax, enjoy the outdoors, and whack a ball around.
Of course, there is tournament golf. It adds an extra dimension to the game. The pressure and challenges tournamnet golf offers makes it so much different from a everyday round. I really enjoy the challlenge that comes with tournment golf. I like challenging myself, seeing how and if I can meet the challenges. Can I play a round to my handicap or better? How well do I score against the field? Maybe win a little something?
And match play – now we are talking some serious fun. The adrenaline pumping and the pressure to perform one shot, one chip, or one putt is just fun. And having a partner in match play, relying on me to help, adds a little something extra to the mix. Not that I always rise to the challenge – hey I can choke like the best of them – but it’s great to hit the shot you need to when you need to.
Finally, and arguably most important is who I spend those hours on the golf course with. What makes a round truly enjoyable, regardless how I play, is who I joins me for the golfing adventure. How often do I get to spend four hours or so with three friends to talk, to joke, and to share the good and the bad of whatever the round has in store for all of us. It is even better when I am part of a group, mixing and matching with anyone from the group and having a drink to celebrate the round at the 19th hole.
Now that makes the round more than just a round! And this is exactly what the National Capital Golf Tour provides me. It is the opportunity, to get together with gang of golfers, who like the challenges of golf and tournaments, golfers willing to share the good, the bad, and the ugly with each other, developping friendships and having a good time along the way.
That is why I joined the National Capital Golf Tour and why I keep coming back. Memories are made each time I tee it up because I teed it up with many friends and the day is not just any day. IT IS AN EVENT!"
- Guy Bourgon