Spring Brings New Beginnings for Golfers: A New Lake George Golf Organization Created
Around Lake George it seems to come just a little bit slower. It comes after Easter, after the Masters Golf Championship, just as we start to hear the happy voices of kids’ laughter outside, finally…to practice and play their spring sports. Yes, the long winter is finally over and hope does bound anew.
And for local golfers who are finally taking off their winter mittens and putting on new white golf gloves, a new morning has begun, with a great new way to enjoy Lake George golf while helping local charities.
A new golf organization in the North County has been launched. The Lake George Golf Association will host three golf events benefiting the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne.
The founder of the Lake George Golf Association and tournament director is Curt Hier. Hier had a couple reasons for starting the organization. “There are a lot of fundraising events, but most are scrambles. I think we can raise money for a great cause and cater to the more competitive golfer,” said Hier, a former Vermont Mid-Amateur champion who frequently plays Lake George and Saratoga area courses.
There will be three events this summer leading to the prestigious Lake George Cup. The Spring Two Ball, will be at Top of the World Resort on May 17 and Kingswood Golf Club on May 18, followed by the Got2Golf Invitational at McGregor Links on Aug 11-14. The Lake George Cup will be contested at the Top-of The World Golf Resort Sept 13-14. For additional details, see lakegeorgegolf.org or call Curt Hier at 802 265-3887, or check their Facebook page.
When the grays of spring finally give way to the greens of summer, Lake George golfers will have a chance to compete in traditional golf formats with golfers from Glens falls, Rutland, Saratoga and Albany, while helping a great cause, the Double H Ranch, and having a great time.
Golfers always have high goals for April, but we tend to overestimate April and what it will bring. Much like the way we overestimate our golf games early in the season. But spring is finally here, no more bulging bellies and bald heads. A golf hat and new jacket will fix that. Our hopes, dreams, and new goals are refreshed… we feel like kids again. Or realistically, maybe we are just happy to finally be warm.
The Mirror hopes to take a look at local golf this summer, including a closer look at our nearby courses, players and the changing golf industry. If you have thoughts and ideas about golf you that would like to see, let us know.
Bill Giering is an award winning national golf writer who loves Adirondack golf. He has played golf world wide, covered all fore majors and still can’t putt.