Friday, December 12, 2008

Chat with neighbor...

Yesterday, coming back from walking the dogs, my neighbor came out his front door with his golf clubs and headed for his car. It was just starting to rain and I asked him if he thought he'd be able to get a game in before it really rained. He looked at the darkening clouds and said he thought so. I asked him where he plays. He said he just took up the game a couple of months ago. He likes to go to the Forest Hill (WPB) course, a course in Lantana and Okeeheelee.

Then I asked if he goes to the Lake Worth golf course. He said, emphatically, "No!" I asked why that was. He said it's too expensive, the greens are bad and it's not as nice as the others. He really likes the Lantana course. He said it's about $15 cheaper to play there and the course is in great shape.

Of course, this is just one person and his opinion, but how often is this played out amongst our own residents? Is this another instance where we are sending people outside the city limits - this time to meet their recreational needs?