Cimarrone Golf Club
May 20, 2018
This week we headed back to the Cimarrone Golf Club for the “
Cimarrone Challenge”. It was a testy day for sure with rain all around, but luckily the thunderstorms stayed away allowing us to get the event in.
As I told many who called to find out if we were going to cancel the event or not. we typically would not just cancel an event just for rain, unless the rain made the golf course unplayable.
As ALWAYS our main concern is player and spectator safety and the tournament committees evaluation was that we go ahead with the event because of the small possibility of T-storms and heavy rains. It turns out it was a good decision. This season, due to severe weather we’ve already had to cancel or postpone three events. We’ve been lucky over the past five years to only have to cancel one event due to weather conditions.
This week there was also a lot going on in junior golf. USkids Golf was happening at Hidden Hills Golf Club, JAGA had the Match Play Qualifier with many of our junior players in the field (two via NFJGTOUR exemptions) and St. Johns County had there Middle School Golf Program Championships, so our field was shortened to just 41 players. None the less, our players hit the links with the feel of a normal day in East Lothian, Scotland. As Steve Sirbaugh pointed out this would have been a great day in Scotland. I recall last July while in Scotland being the HAPPIEST I’ve ever been on the golf course playing in the rain, 60 degree weather and the winds blowing 30 mph. We’ve certainly got it made here in Florida. A little rain certainly can’t hurt, although it can be frustrating if not prepared properly.