As we welcome in a new year, one full of optimism and hope. Looking out of the window at nature catching up with its rainfall. One can not help reflect on warmer times, when we have everything cut and well presented.

I have been very fortunate over the years. I have worked at some of the best golf courses in the world, during my 19 major experiences. However, i know even these courses suffer from what mother nature throws at them. Everything from having the majority of their trees removed by hurricanes, to being frozen under two feet of snow for months, to course (costal) erosion.

Nature is something we in this industry, have to embrace and work with, even when sometimes, it feels like we are fighting it. Therefore, the heavy rain and strong winds of recent days has to be put into perspective and take it in our stride.